2019 Honda HR-V

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Honda HR-V highlights

Customer rating


  • Roomy passenger space for its size
  • Impressive cargo-carrying options
  • Above-average fuel economy


  • Relatively slow acceleration
  • Lots of noise and vibration from the engine
  • The Touchscreen interface is a bit clunky

Mileage (EPA estimate)

26 city, 31 highway, 28 combined

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The 2019 Honda HR-V gets more tech, driver aids

The 2019 Honda HR-V is an extra-small SUV with extra-large cargo-carrying capabilities. The flexible folding seats (including a fold-down front passenger seat) can carry the kind of bulky or long items that some large vehicles would struggle with. And available all-wheel drive means the HR-V can haul your gear year-round. The weakest point is the slow and noisy engine, but at least EPA-estimated fuel efficiency is better than average for the segment.

2019 saw some very important upgrades come to the HR-V. The EX, EX-L, and Touring trims all get standard forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking and adaptive cruise control. Those trims and the HR-V Sport get a new infotainment system with Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay®. The touchscreen interface isn’t the best to use, but smartphone integration makes it a solid plus.

All Honda HR-V years

What is new for the 2019 Honda HR-V?

  • The HR-V is available in a variety of new trims, including the Sport and Touring.
  • HR-V trims have been upgraded with Automated Cruise Control, Power Seat(s), Lane Departure Warning, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto as standard equipment this year.
  • The EX trim now comes with Satellite Radio Ready as standard equipment.

2019 Honda HR-V trims

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  • 141-hp, 127-lb-ft of torque 1.8L
  • Cloth Seats
  • Cruise Control
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Mirrors
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Side Airbags
  • Traction Control



  • Includes all features available on the Sport
  • Sunroofs
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Smart Key
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • View our Honda HR-V EX inventory



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5 reasons to buy the 2019 Honda HR-V

What We Like

Passenger room: Even with its small exterior, the HR-V is roomy enough inside to fit adults in both the front and back row. The driver’s seat is adjustable enough that most people should be able to find a comfortable position.

Cargo space: The HR-V gets top marks for practicality, with its flexible folding seats that allow for multiple cargo arrangements. The fold-down front seat can even help accommodate longer items than you’d expect.

Fuel economy: While this isn’t the most fuel-efficient subcompact SUV, compared to its direct competitors the 2019 HR-V offers an above-average EPA rating to go with its above-average space for people and cargo.

What Needs Improvement

The engine: The trade-off for the HR-V’s above-average fuel economy is a sluggish and loud engine. Under acceleration, there’s a lot of noise and vibration, and even when cruising the engine makes an audible drone.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

The 2019 Honda HR-V is a compact SUV that has a lot of space and great handling. Customers like the car because it is economical and has a lot of features. The car drives perfect, handles great, and customers are very happy with their purchase.

RepairPal gave the Honda HR-V an overall reliability rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Excellent. This rating ranks Honda HR-V 1st out of 8 among Subcompact SUVs.

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Honda HR-V features and specs

EX-L 2WD 4D Sport Utility

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Cruise Control
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Leather Seats
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Sunroof(s)
  • Traction Control
  • Full Roof Rack

Drive Wheels

Front Wheel Drive (2WD)

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Leg room

F 41.2"/R 39.3"

Head room

F 37.6"/R 38.3"

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