2023 Honda HR-V Model Review with Prices, Photos, & Specs

Honda HR-V Model Overview at Honda East Cincinnati

Honda HR-V

Key Features

  • Starting at $24,895 MSRP*
  • Standard 2.0-liter DOHC i-VTEC® 4-cylinder engine (158 HP / 138 LB-FT TQ) and Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) with Sport Mode
  • Available Real Time AWD™ with Intelligent Control System™
  • Optional heated leather-trimmed front seats
  • 7-Inch Display Audio Touch-Screen or available 9-Inch Display Audio Touch-Screen featuring Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ compatibility
  • Honda Sensing® system of advanced driver-assist safety technologies
  • Available One-Touch Power Moonroof
  • Optional Adaptive Cruise Control w/Low-Speed Follow
Honda HR-V

About the Honda HR-V

Perfect for individuals living active urban lifestyles, the city-sized Honda HR-V offers drivers dynamic styling, comprehensive safety features, and even more innovative technology features to enhance your daily drive. Keeping in touch while on the go has never been easier thanks to a Display Audio system featuring Apple CarPlay™ & Android Auto™ smartphone integration and a physical volume knob. Navigate treacherous weather conditions effortlessly with the optional Real Time AWD™ system, optimized for greater performance in low-traction situations. Helping to prioritize your safety, the HR-V is comes standard with the Honda Sensing® active safety features that keep you safeguarded from the unexpected. Its ergonomic interior balances premium materials with everyday usability, making the Honda HR-V the perfect choice for those living active lifestyles.

What the Critics Say

“Aside from being larger, this platform also comes with a new multilink rear suspension Honda promises will increase both ride comfort and handling performance compared to the old torsion-beam setup. We think the new Civic handles great, so it bodes well for the HR-V.” — MotorTrend
“This new HR-V looks more mature, even a bit upscale. Gone are the odd high-mounted rear door handles. They’re replaced by traditional grips. The body is sculpted with smooth curves that move the look closer to that of the latest Honda SUVs and away from the crisp creases seen in Honda’s cars.” — Consumer Reports

What’s New for 2023

The Honda HR-V has undergone a significant redesign for the 2023 model year. Now riding on the same platform that underpins the 11th generation Civic, the all-new HR-V boasts a longer wheelbase for a smoother ride, a more powerful 2.0-liter engine, and brand new exterior styling. You’ll find these same updates inside the all-new interior of the HR-V as well, highlighted by a minimalist horizontal dashboard layout along with cutting-edge tech and safety features. The thoroughly redesigned Honda HR-V is poised to make a splash in the subcompact SUV class.

Honda HR-V Features

Honda HR-V

Bold Exterior Styling

Stand out from the crowd behind the wheel of the stylish Honda HR-V. Slender LED headlights, a honeycomb front grille, and a slim rear roofline spoiler at the rear each help announce your arrival with confidence. Located in between the LX and EX-L models is the HR-V Sport, giving drivers an exciting way to reflect their style. Elements unique to the HR-V Sport are a chrome exhaust finisher, exclusive 18-inch alloy wheels, and a unique gloss black. Craving more luxury? Sitting atop the HR-V range is the EX-L trim level which delivers gloss black body accents and 17-inch machined alloy wheels for a look that exudes elegance.

Honda HR-V Performance

Performance & Capability

Helping you chase your next adventure, the Honda HR-V offers drivers outstanding performance, efficiency, and capability. Power comes from a standard 2.0-liter DOHC i-VTEC® 4-cylinder engine which produces 158 horsepower for the perfect blend of agility and fuel economy. Featuring revised shift mapping for improved acceleration and smoothness, every HR-V comes equipped with a Continuously Variable automatic Transmission (CVT). Available Real-Time All-Wheel Drive lets you stay ahead of nasty weather conditions and reach your destination on time. Thanks to speed-sensitive steering feedback and compact sizing, it’s nearly effortless to squeeze the HR-V into a tight parking space.

Honda HR-V Interior

Tech-Savvy Interior

Inside the Honda HR-V, drivers will find a refined cabin that’s big on versatility and more intuitive than ever before. Using the innovative 60/40 split-folding rear seat, you’ll have the ability to adjust the interior to suit your cargo and passenger-carrying requirements with ease. Offering up to 98.7 cubic feet of passenger room, both drivers and passengers can easily find their ideal comfort position. Equal parts supportive and comfortable, its standard Body Stabilizing Seats are specially engineered to reduce fatigue on longer trips.

No other subcompact SUV can match the premium technology features found inside the Honda HR-V. Making it simpler than ever to access your favorite music and media, its Display Audio system features Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ integration which allows you to bring the power of your compatible smartphone along for the trip. Innovative options also include a multi-angle rearview camera to help you drive safer.

Honda HR-V Safety

Advanced Safety

Found on all Honda HR-V models, the Honda Sensing® suite of active safety and driver-assistive features works intuitively to keep you protected from the unexpected. Included in this collection of technologies are Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™), Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS), and Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) incorporating Lane Departure Warning (LDW). The HR-V also rides on Honda’s next-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure, providing greater rigidity and strength in the unfortunate event of a collision.

Trims & Specs



  • Starting at $24,895 MSRP*
  • 2.0-liter DOHC i-VTEC® 4-cylinder engine (158 HP / 138 LB-FT TQ)
  • Honda Sensing® suite of active safety and driver-assistive features
  • 7-Inch Display Audio Touch-Screen
  • Automatic Climate Control
  • Cloth Seats

HR-V Sport


  • Starting at $26,895 MSRP*
  • Roofline Spoiler and Chrome Exhaust Finisher
  • 6-Speaker, 180-Watt Audio System
  • 18-Inch Alloy Wheels
  • Smart Entry w/Walk Away Auto Lock®
  • Remote Engine Start and Push Button Start



  • Starting at $28,695 MSRP*
  • Leather-Trimmed Seats with Heated Front Seats
  • One-Touch Power Moonroof
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ Compatibility
  • 9-Inch Color Touch-Screen
  • Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control

**MSRP includes $1,245.00 destination charge, but excludes tax, license, registration and options. Dealer prices may vary.

7† 26 city/32 highway/38 combined mpg rating for 2WD trims. 25 city/30 highway/27 combined mpg rating for AWD trims. Based on 2023 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.