2019 Honda HR-V vs. 2019 Lexus UX Series

Detailed Review, Specifications & Comparison

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Both the HR-V and the UX Series have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front wheel drive, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, daytime running lights, rearview cameras, available all wheel drive, crash mitigating brakes and lane departure warning systems.


There are over 4 times as many Honda dealers as there are Lexus dealers, which makes it much easier should you ever need service under the HR-V’s warranty.


The engine in the HR-V has a single overhead cam for simplicity. The engines in the UX Series have dual overhead cams, which add to the number of moving parts and the complexity of the cylinder heads.

Fuel Economy and Range

The HR-V has 2.6 gallons more fuel capacity than the UX Series Hybrid’s standard fuel tank (13.2 vs. 10.6 gallons), for longer range between fill-ups.


The Honda HR-V may be more efficient, handle and accelerate better because it weighs about 400 to 450 pounds less than the Lexus UX Series.

The HR-V is 6.6 inches shorter than the UX Series, making the HR-V easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces.

The HR-V Sport/EX/EX-L/Touring uses computer-generated active noise cancellation to help remove annoying noise and vibration from the passenger compartment, especially at low frequencies. The UX Series doesn’t offer active noise cancellation.

Passenger Space

The HR-V has 9.7 cubic feet more passenger volume than the UX Series (100.1 vs. 90.4).

The HR-V has 2.3 inches more front headroom, 1.7 inches more front shoulder room, 2 inches more rear headroom, 6.2 inches more rear legroom and 1.6 inches more rear shoulder room than the UX Series.

Cargo Capacity

The HR-V has a much larger cargo area with its rear seat up than the UX Series (24.3 vs. 21.7 cubic feet).


Consumer Reports® recommends the Honda HR-V, based on reliability, safety and performance.

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