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

Honda HR-V Review Ann Arbor Michigan

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™
  • Honda Sensing® system of advanced driver-assist safety technologies
  • 7-Inch Display Audio Touch-Screen or available 9-Inch Display Audio Touch-Screen featuring Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ compatibility
  • Optional heated leather-trimmed front seats
  • Available One-Touch Power Moonroof
  • Optional Adaptive Cruise Control w/Low-Speed Follow
Honda HR-V Exterior

About the Honda HR-V

After capturing the attention of subcompact SUV shoppers across the country, the Honda HR-V returns with enhanced styling, improved safety equipment, and cutting-edge tech features that improve every drive. More tech-savvy than ever before, the HR-V also features a Display Audio system which includes Apple CarPlay™ & Android Auto™ integration along with a tactile volume knob. Helping you conquer bad weather conditions, the optional Real Time All-Wheel Drive System has been improved for better performance in low-traction conditions such as snow. Now safer than ever before, drivers will enjoy greater confidence and peace of mind from available Honda Sensing® active safety features. Its streamlined interior balances creature comforts with everyday practicality, making the Honda HR-V the perfect companion 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

2023 is a major year for the Honda HR-V, marking the debut of its extensive redesign. With the outgoing model based on the discontinued Honda Fit, the all-new HR-V rides on the 11th generation Civic platform that results in a longer wheelbase, more powerful 2.0L engine, and reimagined exterior styling. This same refresh translates to the interior as well, featuring a streamlined dashboard, an array of new technology features, and updated driver-assist amenities. Inside and out, the 2023 HR-V is perfectly positioned to lead the subcompact SUV segment.

Honda HR-V Features

Honda HR-V

Bold Styling

Striking exterior styling elements that help the Honda HR-V stand out from the ordinary include slender LED headlights, honeycomb front grille, and a slim rear roofline spoiler at the rear. Helping you express your individual personality is the HR-V Sport trim level. Slotting in between the LX and EX-L, opting for the Sport means that you’ll receive a unique gloss black grille, exclusive 18-inch alloy wheels, and matte black bumper. Topping the HR-V lineup is the EX-L model. Exclusive elements found on EX-L trims include gloss black body accents and 17-inch machined alloy wheels for an upscale look.

Honda HR-V Performance

Performance & Capability

Ready to tackle whatever your day has in store, the Honda HR-V delivers plenty of performance, efficiency, and capability. Standard power comes in the form of a 2.0-liter DOHC i-VTEC® 4-cylinder engine producing 158 horsepower for an ideal balance of response and efficiency. All HR-V models now come standard with a Continuously Variable automatic Transmission (CVT) which features revised shift mapping for smoothness and improved acceleration. Optional Real Time All-Wheel Drive lets you drive with confidence even when Mother Nature isn’t cooperating with your plans. Speed-sensitive steering feedback lets you maneuver your HR-V into even the tightest spaces in the parking lot.

Honda HR-V Interior

Tech-Focused Interior

A key strength of the interior of the Honda HR-V is its unmatched versatility and generous capacity. Thanks to its 60/40 split-folding rear seat, you can reconfigure the interior to accommodate cargo and passengers with ease. With up to 98.7 cubic feet of passenger space, everyone will have plenty of room to stretch out and get comfortable. Its advanced Body Stabilizing Seats are specially designed to reduce fatigue on longer journeys.

When it comes to advanced technology features, few subcompact SUVs can match the Honda HR-V. Its Display Audio system with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ integration makes it easier than ever to enjoy your favorite media. Smart features like a multi-angle rearview camera help you drive safer.


Advanced Safety

Standard on all Honda HR-V trim levels, the Honda Sensing® suite of active safety and driver-assistive features provides a helpful assist to keep you out of harm’s way on the road. Technologies included in this collection are Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) incorporating Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), and a Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™). Thanks to Honda’s next-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure, the HR-V delivers superior crash protection.

Trims & Specs

Honda HR-V LX


  • 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

Honda 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

Honda HR-V EX-L


  • 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. Dealers set own prices.

**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.