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Lots of cargo space in a small package.

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If you're looking for a compact SUV with lots of storage space and towing capability, the 2021 Honda HR-V is an excellent choice. Even with its large cargo hold, the HR-V is small enough to make city driving — and parking — a breeze. The fact that the Honda HR-V is available with optional all-wheel drive only adds to its appeal.

While we currently do not have many 2021 Honda HR-Vs on our lots, we look forward to selling more in the future. If you love the 2021 model, you should also consider prior model years of the Honda HR-V with similar features.

Here's what you'll learn in this 2021 Honda HR-V review:

Key Specs and Features

MPG:

  • The 2021 Honda HR-V with front-wheel drive and a four-cylinder, 1.8L engine gets an EPA-estimated 30 mpg combined.1
  • The 2021 Honda HR-V with all-wheel drive and a four-cylinder, 1.8L engine gets an EPA-estimated 28 mpg combined.1

Cargo Space:

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  • The 2021 Honda HR-V with front-wheel drive has 24.3 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seat, increasing to 58.8 cubic feet when the seats are folded flat.
  • The 2021 Honda HR-V with all-wheel drive has 23.2 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seat, and 57.6 or 55.9 cubic feet with the seats folded flat, depending on the trim.

Towing Capacity:

  • The 2021 Honda HR-V can tow an estimated 1,500 lbs. with the 1.8L engine, when properly equipped.2

Seating Capacity:

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  • The 2021 Honda HR-V has seating for five.
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Engine Options:

  • The 2021 Honda HR-V comes standard with a 141-hp, 1.8L four-cylinder engine.
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Tech Features:

  • Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto connectivity
  • Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® connectivity
  • Lane departure and forward collision warning
  • Blind-spot monitoring (Sport and Touring trims)

Rankings

The Honda HR-V has a strong sales history at CarMax. It has been featured in these ranking lists:

5 Reasons to Buy

1. Lots of Cargo Capability

The 2021 Honda HR-V offers lots of cargo space, making it ideal for campers, sports enthusiasts, and families. The base-level HR-V comes with 24.3 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats (23.2 cubic feet on the all-wheel drive model). The Honda Magic Seat® provides even more flexibility, allowing you to configure the back bench four different ways to make the most of the available space.

2. Standard Driver-Assistance Features

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The 2021 Honda HR-V comes standard with Honda Sensing™ technologies, a suite of driver-assistance features designed to help you feel more comfortable on the road. Honda Sensing includes forward collision warning and braking, lane departure warning and lane-keep assist, and adaptive cruise control. Blind-spot monitoring is standard on the Sport and Touring trims.

3. Upscale Features

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If you're looking for an upscale crossover SUV, the 2021 Honda HR-V is a great choice. The Sport trim — the middle of the HR-V's three trim levels — offers a standard panoramic moonroof, while the Touring trim introduces leather seats and a leather steering wheel. Even at the base-level LX, you'll find plenty of luxury in the HR-V, including heated front seats.

4. Plenty of Versatility

The 2021 Honda HR-V offers lots of versatility for active drivers. The crossover is available with all-wheel drive, which is ideal if you live in a snowy climate or you enjoy camping off the beaten path. In addition, the HR-V can tow an estimated 1,500 lbs. with the 1.8L engine, when properly equipped — great for towing your favorite toys.2

5. Tons of Tech Integration

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The 2021 Honda HR-V comes standard with a five-inch touchscreen display; a seven-inch display is available on the higher trim levels. The vehicle makes it easy to stay connected while on the road, boasting Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Bluetooth capability. If you speak Spanish, you'll love that the voice recognition and Bluetooth are bilingual.


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What You Need to Know

Available Trims

  • LX: Includes cloth seats, four speakers, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability, remote entry, Honda Sensing driver-assistance features, and more.
  • Sport: Adds active noise cancellation, moonroof, blind-spot display, leather-wrapped steering wheel, roof rails, and more.
  • Touring: Adds leather seats and leather-wrapped steering wheel, HD Radio, and SiriusXM®.

Available Colors

  • Aegean Blue Metallic
  • Crystal Black Pearl
  • Milano Red
  • Modern Steel Metallic
  • Orange Burst Metallic
  • Platinum White Pearl

Interior

  • Seating for five, with Magic Seat back bench to improve flexibility
  • 24.3 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seat; 58.8 cubic feet when the seats are folded flat (front-wheel drive model)
  • 12V outlets
  • Heated seats
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability

Average CarMax Prices

The 2021 Honda HR-V is a newer model year and we currently have a limited number in our inventory. See below for average CarMax prices for previous model years of the Honda HR-V.

  • 2016 - Average prices less than $16,5003
  • 2017 - Average prices less than $18,5003
  • 2018 - Average prices less than $19,5003
  • 2019 - Average prices less than $21,5003
  • 2020 - Average prices less than $22,0003

Similar Model Years

If you like the 2021 Honda HR-V, check out some previous model years of this vehicle with similar features.

Safety

The 2021 Honda HR-V received an overall 5/5 rating by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Click here to look up a specific vehicle.

Similar Vehicles

If you're interested in the 2021 Honda HR-V, you should also check out these similar vehicles from previous model years.

Mazda CX-3

The Mazda CX-3 is a crossover SUV with seating for five people and 12.4 cubic feet of cargo space (2017-2019 models). The CX-3 is available with all-wheel drive, so if you're seeking off-road capability, look for these AWD models. As of 2019, the CX-3 comes standard with blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert, features that complement the already-standard driver-assistance technology on 2017 and 2018 models, like emergency braking. You'll also find these features on the 2017-2019 Mazda CX-3:

  • Standard 146-hp engine (148-hp engine for 2019)
  • Available all-wheel drive
  • Standard seven-inch touchscreen and six-speaker audio system

Fiat 500X

The Fiat 500X is a subcompact SUV that debuted in the 2016 model year. It has seating for five and 12.2 cubic feet of cargo space. The Fiat 500X is available with all-wheel drive or front-wheel drive, and offers two engine options for model years 2018 and earlier: a 180-hp, 2.4L engine or a 160-hp, turbocharged 1.4L. In 2019, all-wheel drive became standard for the 500X, as did a 177-hp, 1.3L turbocharged four-cylinder engine. You'll find these other features on the 2017-2019 Fiat 500X:

  • Available all-wheel drive (standard for 2019)
  • Standard seven-inch touchscreen and six-speaker audio system
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability

Jeep Renegade

The Jeep Renegade is a small SUV known for being a great off-road vehicle. The Renegade comes standard with front-wheel drive but is available with four-wheel drive, depending on the trim. 2017 and 2018 models come standard with a 160-hp, turbocharged 1.4L four-cylinder engine; a 180-hp, 2.4L four-cylinder is available. In 2019, that 180-hp engine became standard, and a 177-hp, 1.3L turbocharged four-cylinder was introduced as an available option. Look for these features on the 2017-2019 Jeep Renegade:

  • Seating for five and 18.5 cubic feet of cargo space
  • Standard five-inch touchscreen and six-speaker audio system
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability

The Bottom Line

The 2021 Honda HR-V is a subcompact SUV that has plentiful storage, making it a great choice if you need lots of space. With available all-wheel drive and upscale options like a moonroof and leather seats on higher trim levels, the HR-V boasts practical as well as luxurious appeal.

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1EPA estimates for when vehicle sold as new. See fueleconomy.gov. Fuel economy may vary for reasons like driving conditions and vehicle history.
2Various factors may impact towing capacity, including weight of passengers, cargo, and options/accessories.
3Based on CarMax average prices from April 9, 2019 through September 10, 2020. Actual prices may vary based on your selected model year, features, and trim packages. Prices do not include tax, title, tags, and any applicable fees.
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