The HR-V is a distinctive subcompact SUV that focuses on performance, utility and efficiency. Offered in four trims (LX-2WD, LX-AWD, Sport, and Touring) buyers find a variety models and options to choose from. The HR-V also rises to the challenge against tough competition in the subcompact segment. Here, we compare it to the 2020 Nissan Qashqai across several important categories. 

Beyond its unique styling, the exterior of the HR-V features carefully designed dimensions that influence performance and handling. The HR-V’s ground clearance of 170 mm provides a lower center of gravity than the Qashqai’s 220m. This assists with better handling and stability around tight turns. With a beginning curb weight of 1330 kg, the HR-V weighs up to 105 kg less than the Qashqai. This contributes to its competitive efficiency and other performance. 

The 2020 Honda HR-V has more impressive performance and AWD options

The HR-V and Qashqai both have four-cylinder engines that generate 141 horsepower. However, all HR-V trims receive a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT), whereas only the top two Qashqai trims receive one. This means you’ll have the opportunity to save more fuel across the HR-V line with the CVT. Two trims include paddle shifters, and three include AWD. Only two Qashqai trims feature AWD.  

The HR-V LX-2WD is the most efficient model out of both and features a fuel consumption rating of 8.4/7.0 L/100 km (city/highway). The Qashqai’s S trim is the least efficient model with a rating of 10.0/8.2 L/100 km. The HR-V is the right choice if you want an edge with efficiency and performance. 

The amount of cargo and passenger volume in the 2020 Honda HR-V is for all occasions

These small crossovers aren’t the largest vehicles on the road, but they can still offer a surprising amount of cargo and passenger volume. The HR-V checks both of these boxes. With the rear seat down, it features up to 1,665 L of space to transport plenty of gear for a weekend in the mountains, a day at the beach or a power shopping trip. The available volume is an increase of 91 to 165L over what the Qashqai offers. 

The 2020 Honda HR-V also includes a full suite of safety and other features. You can shop for your car online with us. Our representatives are waiting for your call and can answer all your questions.

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