2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid vs. 2020 Hyundai Nexo

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Safety

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Using vehicle speed sensors and seat sensors, smart airbags in the CR-V Hybrid deploy with different levels of force or don’t deploy at all to help better protect passengers of all sizes in different collisions. The CR-V Hybrid’s side airbags will shut off if a child is leaning against the door. The Nexo’s airbags don’t have smart features and will always deploy full force.

The CR-V Hybrid has all-wheel drive to maximize traction under poor conditions, especially in ice and snow. The Nexo doesn’t offer all-wheel drive.

Both the CR-V Hybrid and the Nexo have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, height adjustable front shoulder belts, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, crash mitigating brakes, daytime running lights, lane departure warning systems, rearview cameras, driver alert monitors, available blind spot warning systems, rear parking sensors and rear cross-path warning.

Warranty

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There are over 27 percent more Honda dealers than there are Hyundai dealers, which makes it easier should you ever need service under the CR-V Hybrid’s warranty.

Engine

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The CR-V Hybrid’s 2.0 DOHC 4-cylinder hybrid produces 51 more horsepower (212 vs. 161) than the Nexo’s electric motor.

Fuel Economy and Range

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The CR-V’s maximum range on a full tank is 560 miles, 47% further than the Nexo’s 380-mile range. After it exhausts its gas tank, the CR-V can then refuel in minutes at any of hundreds of thousands of gas pumps, while the Nexo has to fill up at a special hydrogen refueling station; fewer than 100 exist in the United States.

Tires and Wheels

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For better traction, the CR-V Hybrid has larger tires than the Nexo (235/60R18 vs. 225/60R17).

Chassis

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The Honda CR-V Hybrid may be more efficient, handle and accelerate better because it weighs about 350 pounds less than the Hyundai Nexo.

The front grille of the CR-V Hybrid uses electronically controlled shutters to close off airflow and reduce drag when less engine cooling is needed. This helps improve highway fuel economy. The Nexo doesn’t offer active grille shutters.

The CR-V Hybrid uses computer-generated active noise cancellation to help remove annoying noise and vibration from the passenger compartment, especially at low frequencies. The Nexo doesn’t offer active noise cancellation.

Passenger Space

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The CR-V Hybrid has 4.6 cubic feet more passenger volume than the Nexo (105.9 vs. 101.3).

The CR-V Hybrid has .7 inches more front headroom, 1.1 inches more front hip room, .7 inches more front shoulder room, 1.2 inches more rear headroom, 1.8 inches more rear legroom and .1 inches more rear shoulder room than the Nexo.

Cargo Capacity

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The CR-V Hybrid has a much larger cargo volume with its rear seat up than the Nexo with its rear seat up (33.2 vs. 29.6 cubic feet). The CR-V Hybrid has a much larger cargo volume with its rear seat folded than the Nexo with its rear seat folded (68.7 vs. 56.5 cubic feet).

A low lift-over cargo hatch design makes loading and unloading the CR-V Hybrid easier. The CR-V Hybrid’s cargo hatch lift-over height is 26 inches, while the Nexo’s liftover is 29.7 inches.

The CR-V Hybrid’s cargo area is larger than the Nexo’s in almost every dimension:

CR-V Hybrid

Nexo

Length to seat (2nd/1st)

37.5”/71”

39.5”/74”

Max Width

54”

53”

Min Width

41.5”

40.1”

Height

41”

29.8”

Pressing a switch automatically lowers the CR-V Hybrid’s rear seats, to make changing between passengers and cargo easier. The Nexo doesn’t offer automatic folding seats.

A standard locking glovebox (which can’t be accessed with the valet key) keeps your small valuables safer in the CR-V Hybrid. The Nexo doesn’t offer locking storage for small valuables.

Ergonomics

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When two different drivers share the CR-V Hybrid EX/EX-L/Touring, the memory seats make it convenient for both. Each setting activates different, customized memories for the driver’s seat position. The Nexo doesn’t offer memory seats.

The CR-V Hybrid EX-L/Touring’s standard easy entry system glides the driver’s seat back when the door is unlocked or the ignition is switched off, making it easier for the driver to get in and out. The Nexo doesn’t offer an easy entry system.

If the windows are left open on the CR-V Hybrid the driver can close them all at the outside door handle. On a hot day the driver can lower the windows at the outside door handle or from a distance using the keyless remote. The driver of the Nexo can only operate the windows from inside the vehicle, with the ignition on.

The CR-V Hybrid’s power window, power lock, power mirror and cruise control switches are lit from behind, making them plainly visible and easier to operate at night. The Nexo’s power mirror switches are unlit, making them difficult to find at night and operate safely.

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The Honda CR-V outsold the Hyundai Nexo by over 1355 to one during 2019.

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