The Honda HR-V is a great alternative to small cars. It offers spacious interiors and versatile features in a budget-friendly package. The little Honda is a charming little car with its similar fuel economy and all-wheel drive. In 2016, the HR-V was introduced. The 2019 model year saw a number of significant changes. It is still in its initial generation.
Overall, the Honda HR-V subcompact crossover is attractive and comfortable. The ride quality and handling are excellent. The HR-V is a great choice for this segment and offers all the Honda benefits.
Trims and Pricing
Honda offers the HR-V in five trim levels: LX (Sport), EX, EX-L and Touring.
Standard equipment includes an automatic halogen headlight, LED brake lights and a security system. There are also power-adjustable side and rear mirrors, power locks and power windows. Cruise control, tilt and telescoping steering wheels, two 12-volt power outlets and rear heat vents. Tie down anchors can be found in the cargo area. Air conditioning is available. The LX has a 60/40 split fold Magic Seat. Bluetooth connectivity, speed-sensitive volume control and a 5-inch LCD information screen with color are just a few of the technological equipment. There is also a sound system with four speakers.
The Sport model has a body-colored roofline spoiler and fog lights. It also comes with special 18-inch alloy wheels. It features a leather steering wheel, shifter, Sport Mode paddle shifters, unique pedals and a 7-inch touchscreen. There are also two USB ports.
The EX adds heated front seats and a power sliding moonroof. It also has proximity keyless entry, rear privacy glasses, a push-button ignition, and HondaLink. The EX trim has the complete Honda Sensing suite, which includes adaptive cruise control, collision mitigation braking, lane keep assistance, road departure mitigation, and lane keeping assist.
The EX-L includes everything in the EX and leather upholstery.
The Touring offers all the luxury features, including satellite-linked navigation and a power 8-way driver’s seat, auto LED headlights, foglights, HomeLink and body-colored underbody spoilers.
An HR-V LX has a MSRP of $22,220. The Sport starts at $22,220 The EX and EX-L are $23,720 and $253,320, respectively. All trims have front-wheel drive as standard. However, all-wheel drive can be purchased for an additional $1,500. Touring comes standard with all-wheel drive at $28,540
Performance and Engine
The HR-V is powered by a 1.8-liter four cylinder engine. The engine produces a maximum 141 horsepower and 127 pounds-feet of torque, which are sufficient for the subcompact crossover. The engine is coupled to a continuously variable transmission (CVT).
As we have already noted, the HR-V’s impressive commuter-car fuel economy is one of its selling points. The EPA estimates 28/34/30 mpg city/highway/combined. These numbers drop slightly when you have all-wheel drive. They are now 27/31/29 mpg.
The interior of the HR-V is black with a refined, clean look. The leather used in the EX and Touring models of the Honda is high quality and is consistent with other Hondas. The cloth in the base models of the Honda is comfortable and durable.
The interior layout is very similar to previous Honda models. It is easy to use the controls while driving because they are large and clearly labeled. It is easy to read and understand the gauge cluster in a glance.
Given its small exterior dimensions, the HR-V offers ample interior space. Given its small exterior dimensions, the HR-V’s front seats should comfortably fit most people. The rear seats offer good headroom and legroom. The rear cargo capacity is average for this category. However, there’s one important side-note. The Magic Seat can be folded in many different ways, just as in the Honda Fit. This clever design allows for the storage of large items making the HR-V an extremely useful vehicle.