2021 Honda HR-V

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Honda HR-V highlights

Customer rating


  • Great for carrying cargo
  • Good fuel economy
  • Spacious interior


  • Weak engines
  • Average cabin materials
  • Uncomfortable ride even on slightly bumpy roads

Mileage (EPA estimate)

26 city, 31 highway, 28 combined

Pricing for current inventory

(no current inventory)

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Lots of cargo space in a small package.

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.

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What is new for the 2021 Honda HR-V?

  • HR-V trims have been upgraded with Blind Spot Monitor as standard equipment this year.

2021 Honda HR-V trims

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



  • 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 2021 Honda HR-V

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

2021 Honda HR-V Review: Dashboard | CarMax

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

2021 Honda HR-V Review: Exterior | CarMax

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

2021 Honda HR-V Review: Engine | CarMax

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.

5. Tons of tech integration

2021 Honda HR-V Review: Cell | CarMax

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.

Similar vehicles

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

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This is a real driver's car. You'll love being behind the wheel of the 2017–2019 Mazda CX-3 thanks to its responsive steering and capable 2.0L engine. The Sport trim is the base model, which says plenty about the handling of this fun crossover. If you want a little more tech for your next long drive, look at the 2017–2019 Mazda CX-3 Grand Touring, which features a Bose® sound system, paddle shifters, automatic climate control, and more.

The 2017–2019 Mazda CX-3 base trim Sport includes these features as standard:

  • Seven-inch color touchscreen

  • Cruise control

  • Rearview camera

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings


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

LX 2WD 4D Sport Utility

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • CD Audio
  • Cloth Seats
  • Cruise Control
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Side Airbags
  • Traction Control
  • Cloth Seats
  • Full Roof Rack
  • Tow Hitch

Drive Wheels

Front Wheel Drive (2WD)

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Torque (ft-lbs)


Engine type


Fuel capacity




Overall length






Leg room

F 41.2"/R 39.3"

Head room

F 39.5"/R 38.3"

Front tires


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2021 Honda HR-V FAQ

More about the 2021 Honda HR-V

Color options

Exterior colors:

  • Aegean Blue Metallic

  • Crystal Black Pearl

  • Milano Red

  • Modern Steel Metallic

  • Orange Burst Metallic

  • Platinum White Pearl

Interior details

  • 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

NHTSA Safety Ratings

The 2021 Honda HR-V received an overall 5/5 rating by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Find out more about this rating and how NHTSA’s 5-Star Safety Ratings program evaluates the crash protection and rollover safety of new vehicles.

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