Meet the 2023 Honda HR-V. Finally, there’s a crossover SUV that has it all. The versatile HR-V combines stylish good looks with go-anywhere performance, and it has all the latest in-vehicle technology to keep you connected regardless of your destination. If you’re in the market for a new SUV to handle your Cincinnati commute or the weekends at Caesar Creek State Park, the HR-V inspires confidence and delivers peace of mind.
The HR-V possesses a striking style. Signature LED headlights and daytime running lights frame the honeycomb grille, giving the HR-V an aggressive stare. Low-slung fog lamps illuminate the way, and available chrome trim on the front fascia brings elevated style.
Sharp lines, sporty side sills, and a wide stance give the HR-V its athletic profile. You have your choice of 18-inch alloy wheels in various patterns and colors to match your style. A rear roof-mounted spoiler provides a race-inspired touch, while LED taillights and brake lights deliver efficient visibility. You can add accessories such as roof rail crossbars and window visors for more style and function.
Honda offers the HR-V in four trim levels. The base model LX comes nicely equipped with a multi-angle rearview camera, silver-painted alloy wheels, and cloth upholstery. The second-row 60/40 split-fold Magic Seats fold down nearly flat with the cargo floor without having to remove the head restraints. You can purchase the LX at a surprisingly low $21,870 MSRP.
Moving up to the Sport trim, you find trim-exclusive sport wheels, elevated technology features, and paddle shifters mounted on the leather-wrapped steering wheel for a thrilling drive. The Sport model has a starting MSRP of $23,820.
The EX trim builds on the lower model LX by adding improved comfort and convenience features and driver-assist technologies. You get the one-touch power moonroof that opens up the cabin to all the light and air. In addition, drivers love the Smart Entry with Walk-Away Auto Lock system. At an MSRP of only $25,070, you get incredible value.
Honda’s top-tier EX-L adds sophisticated features to rival any vehicle in its class. Leather seats in various colors and patterns come with heating and ventilation. The heated leather-wrapped steering wheel delivers refined style. An upgraded infotainment system and six-speaker premium audio system make driving a pleasure. The starting MSRP of $26,670 puts luxury driving within easy reach.
Every HR-V comes with a robust 1.8-liter inline four-cylinder engine with 16 valves and a single overhead cam with i-VTEC and multi-port fuel injection technology. Honda pairs this engine with a continuously variable transmission. As a result, the HR-V combines power and efficiency to perfection. This powertrain delivers 141 horsepower and 121 pound-feet of torque. It also gets 28 mpg driving in the city and 34 mpg on the highway.
Honda uses a capable front-wheel-drive platform with impressive performance. However, you can opt for Honda’s Real Time AWD system for even more control. This system intelligently senses when you need more traction and sends power to the rear wheels, keeping you moving forward over various road conditions and weather. While you see a slight drop in efficiency with the AWD system, you’ll still achieve 27 mpg on surface roads and 31 mpg on freeways.
Other performance features include noise cancellation technology, Honda’s Eco Assist system, Hill Start Assist, and an electric parking brake with an automatic brake hold function.
Slipping into the HR-V cabin, you immediately notice the ergonomic comfort. All your controls sit within easy reach for intuitive operation. Available leather seats with heating and a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob add sophisticated style.
You have seating for up to five people and plenty of cargo space in the rear hold. Plus, the second-row Magic Seats fold flat for multiple cargo configurations and an expanded cargo area.
The base model LX comes with a four-speaker 160-watt audio system, and the Sport trim uses a 180-watt stereo. The EX and EX-L feature a six-speaker sound system. In-vehicle technology runs through the 7-inch touchscreen on the upper trims and a 5-inch touchscreen on the LX. HandsFreeLink and Streaming Audio capability from Bluetooth enables you to access and stream your favorite playlists using voice commands.
You also get Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration. Now, you can sync your smartphone with the high-resolution display audio system, make calls, send texts, access navigation, and be more hands-free. In addition, Honda includes an HD radio and a free trial subscription to SiriusXM satellite radio on the EX and EX-L trims.
Sport, EX, and EX-L models come with HondaLink standard and Pandora pre-loaded. HondaLink enables you to remotely operate your HR-V through a cellphone app, opening up more connectivity features to meet modern demands.
The EX and EX-L trims come standard with Honda Sensing, a suite of driver-assist technologies built to enhance your driving experience and keep you safe. The suite includes Forward Collision Warning, which uses radar and optical sensors to scan the road ahead for obstacles. This system sends visual and audio cues when it detects a possible collision, and it works with the Collision Mitigation Braking System to provide emergency brake support should you fail to respond to the alerts.
The Lane Departure Warning and Lane Keeping Assist Systems track your HR-V when you drive within marked lanes. These systems help keep you centered in your lane and avoid collisions when making lane-changing maneuvers by providing alerts and gentle steering correction. A Road Departure Mitigation System uses similar technology to help keep you from leaving the road altogether.
You also get Adaptive Cruise Control. This intelligent system helps you maintain a preset speed and distance while in traffic. The system automatically adjusts your speed as the traffic ebbs and flows, reducing driver fatigue and improving efficiency.
At Performance Honda, we know what SUV drivers want. That’s why we stock an expansive inventory of HR-Vs. If you’re interested in elevating your Fairfield commute with a sporty, capable SUV, we invite you to browse our inventory online. If you prefer a more personalized demonstration, you can visit our Dixie Highway dealership. One of our friendly, professional staff will happily show you the features and benefits of the HR-V.