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Much like the thread I posted on the Vezel vs. Hyundai Tuscon, the same YouTube poster has just put up another video comparing the Vezel to the Fit, both of which are hybrid models, side by side. Again, I did not make or post this video on YouTube, I just happened to come across it, once again thank you to the original video maker!

You can skip to 3:40 to get to the side by side video sequence. Note, after the "outline" portion at 4:50, there's more side by side video at 5:50 with a Vezel model X, Z, and the Fit.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aExhXxCIIQY

What do you think? Nice video, not a fan of the music though. Sorry I don't know how to embed the video into the thread.
 

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Just remove the S from HTTPS Derm...

I actually can't believe how little difference there is in overall vehicle height!
 

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I was expecting the HRV to have a higher ride height. I'll have to see it in person, but I'm a little surprised that its the same height as the Fit.
 

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I was expecting the HRV to have a higher ride height. I'll have to see it in person, but I'm a little surprised that its the same height as the Fit.
The ride height in the Vezel is higher than the Fit by about 3 or 4 inches as I recall. The roofline of the Vezel is a bit higher and the interior of the Fit is a bit taller. But don't expect the ride height of say a CR-V.
 

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Red, thanks for the tip!

I found it interesting that when the Vezel was being compared to the Tuscon the Vezel seemed bigger to me than what I was expecting, but next to the Fit the Vezel looks smaller than I thought it would be.

Although they are pretty close in height, it does look like the Vezel has a higher seating position (so you might get an extra inch or two over the Fit), and the ground clearance is supposed to be in the normal small SUV range, again another inch or two higher than the Fit.
 

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Thanks Dermochelys for this very useful video.

Here are the dimensions I have found:
Ground clearance: Fit 135 mm (5.3") Vezel 185 mm (7.3") CR-V 170 mm (6.7")
Height: Fit 1524 mm (60") Vezel 1605 mm (63") CR-V 1650mm (65.1")
Width: Fit 1695 mm (66.7") Vezel 1770mm ( 69.7") CR-V 1820 mm (71.6")

I was surprised by the CR-V dimensions. Here is the reference:
http://automobiles.honda.com/cr-v/specifications.aspx

Note that the Subaru Crosstrek has a ground clearance of 8.7" and the Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk 8.8".

It is difficult to evaluate small dimension variations in a video, because there are optical distortions due to the angle of the camera.

The same author has published a video of the Vezel and the Huynday Tucson. They appear of similar size, while in fact there are significant differences.
 

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Concerning the HR-V ground clearance, all articles from the web stated that the HR-V ground clearance would be one inch lower than the CR-V. Therefore, there might be an error . But these details you found are very good in comparing these three vehicles.
 

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[FONT=&quot]I was surprised also. Here is my reference for the Vezel
https://www.google.ca/search?q=veze...Faction%3Dprintpage%3Btopic%3D35791.0;841;566

The CR-V specification are directly from Honda:
[/FONT][FONT=&quot]http://automobiles.honda.com/cr-v/specifications.aspx
another reference:http://www.planetsubaru.com/comparison-between-subaru-outback-and-honda-crv.htm

For comparison the Mazda CX-5, that is often compared to the CR-V, has 8.5" has ground clearance
http://www.mazdausa.com/MusaWeb/displayPage.action?pageParameter=modelsSpecs&vehicleCode=CX5

It seems that the CR-V has particularly low ground clearance. It was engineered for comfort not off-roading.
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[FONT=&quot]I was surprised also. Here is my reference for the Vezel
https://www.google.ca/search?q=veze...Faction%3Dprintpage%3Btopic%3D35791.0;841;566

The CR-V specification are directly from Honda:
[/FONT][FONT=&quot]http://automobiles.honda.com/cr-v/specifications.aspx
another reference:http://www.planetsubaru.com/comparison-between-subaru-outback-and-honda-crv.htm

For comparison the Mazda CX-5, that is often compared to the CR-V, has 8.5" has ground clearance
http://www.mazdausa.com/MusaWeb/displayPage.action?pageParameter=modelsSpecs&vehicleCode=CX5

It seems that the CR-V has particularly low ground clearance. It was engineered for comfort not off-roading.
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interesting, thanks for posting these.
 

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[FONT=&quot]I was surprised also. Here is my reference for the Vezel
https://www.google.ca/search?q=veze...Faction%3Dprintpage%3Btopic%3D35791.0;841;566

The CR-V specification are directly from Honda:
[/FONT][FONT=&quot]http://automobiles.honda.com/cr-v/specifications.aspx
another reference:http://www.planetsubaru.com/comparison-between-subaru-outback-and-honda-crv.htm

For comparison the Mazda CX-5, that is often compared to the CR-V, has 8.5" has ground clearance
http://www.mazdausa.com/MusaWeb/displayPage.action?pageParameter=modelsSpecs&vehicleCode=CX5

It seems that the CR-V has particularly low ground clearance. It was engineered for comfort not off-roading.
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with the below having numbers, i think it makes for a valuable reference point.
 

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Many thanks, Ganbare, for the excellent info you provided on both models. Those were the most hard details I"ve seen to date.

Unless my tired ole' eyes are playing tricks on me, it seems that the front seat areas (width, depth, head & leg room, etc.) of both models are IDENTICAL, with the added HRV volume being located primarily in the back seat area and then the remainder in only a modestly larger cargo space behind upright rear seats.

Being 6'2", 230 lbs and broad, I had hoped some of the extra HRV space would be allocated to the front. I guess I can just go sit in a 2015 Fit to see how tight the HRV will be to sit/function in. (Hopefully, the dealer won't need the "Jaws of Life" to extract me!)
 
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