Honda entered the subcompact crossover marketplace in 2016 with the HR-V. While it was the model’s first appearance in North America, Honda has been selling the HR-V in other markets since the turn of the millennium.
What’s New/Key Changes From Last Year
For 2023, the Canadian-market Honda HR-V enters its second generation with a comprehensive redesign that is larger, roomier, and more powerful than its predecessor.
Honda offers the 2023 HR-V in LX, Sport, and EX-L trim levels. In all configurations, power is from a 2.0L four-cylinder engine and a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT). All-wheel drive is optional in LX trim and standard in Sport and EX-L.
LX trim starts with 17-inch alloy wheels, a front wiper de-icer, heated side mirrors, LED headlights, a digital gauge display, A/C, passive keyless entry, heated front seats, four-speaker audio, and a 7.0-inch touchscreen.
Every HR-V gets a suite of driver assist technology comprising forward collision mitigation, lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, lane keeping assist, traffic jam assist, and automatic high beams.
Sport gets auto on/off headlights, a sunroof, dual-zone A/C, variable intermittent wipers, a heated steering wheel, and six-speaker audio.
EX-L adds leather upholstery, an eight-speaker stereo, a 9.0-inch touchscreen with navigation, and wireless phone charging.
Honda’s fuel consumption estimates start at 9.1/7.4 L/100 km (city/highway) for FWD models, and 9.4/7.8 L/100 km with AWD.
The subcompact crossover field has become one of the industry’s most competitive segments in which the HR-V faces off against the Nissan Qashqai, Hyundai Kona, Subaru Crosstrek, Mazda CX-30, Mitsubishi RVR, Kia Seltos, Chevrolet Trailblazer, Jeep Renegade, and Buick Encore GX.
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