2018 5-Year Cost to Own Awards: Best Subcompact SUV/Crossover

2018 Honda HR-V

Best Subcompact SUV/Crossover: 2018 Honda HR-V

The Honda HR-V subcompact crossover has only been in existence for three years now, but every year of its young life has come with a 5-Year Cost to Own Award. Put simply, Honda's smallest SUV outsizes its growing list of competitors.

We mean that last part literally. The HR-V's greatest parlor trick is an interior that is bigger and more flexible than you'd believe given this small crossover's exterior dimensions. As we assess in our full review of the 2018 Honda HR-V: "With nearly 60 cubic feet inside, the 2018 Honda HR-V is one of the roomiest and most accommodating subcompact SUVs on the market. The Magic Seat rear-seat cushions flip up to create more cargo space behind the front seats, while the flat-folding front-passenger seat creates a longer cargo floor."

Yet the HR-V is hardly a one-trick pony. This Honda SUV returns up to 34 mpg while delivering nimble handling, is available with all-wheel drive, and can even be had with a manual transmission. We also like features such as the brake-hold assist and Honda's LaneWatch blind-spot system, though we are still awaiting the Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone integration and active driving and safety features that have already found their way into other Honda vehicles.

With prices ranging from under $21,000 for a base model to roughly $27,000 for a leather-lined loaded version, the Honda HR-V has an easily embraceable price upfront, and has proven time and time again to be a low-cost carryall for years to come.

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5-Year Cost to Own:

$32,874
as of December 31, 2017

2nd Place Finisher: 2018 Mazda CX-3

2018 Mazda CX-3
5-Year Cost to Own: $34,057
as of December 31, 2017

The athlete of the subcompact SUV set thanks to its zippy engine and dynamic handling, the Mazda CX-3 also boasts low ownership costs.


3rd Place Finisher: 2018 Toyota C-HR

2018 Toyota C-HR
5-Year Cost to Own: $36,147
as of December 31, 2017

The Toyota C-HR touts nonconformist styling and commendable standard safety features. This all-new crossover is also endowed with low predicted ownership costs.


Other Category Winners

See the previous Winners of these Awards: 2017 | 2016 | 2015
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