2018 Honda HR-V

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2018 Honda HR-V
2018 Honda HR-V

Key specs

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The good:

  • Refined ride
  • Interior materials quality
  • Passenger space
  • Cargo versatility
  • Visibility

The bad:

  • Modest power with CVT
  • Numb mid-corner steering feel
  • Uplevel trims' reliance on touch-sensitive controls
  • Active safety features not offered
  • Low-frequency engine rumble in Park
  • Power front seats not offered

3 trims

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Notable features

  • Subcompact SUV
  • Seats five
  • Multi-position second-row Magic Seat
  • Manual or automatic transmission
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • LaneWatch camera available

2018 Honda HR-V review: Our expert's take

What it is: The HR-V is Honda’s entry in the growing field of subcompact SUVs. The five-seat HR-V is related to the Honda Fit hatchback and is built in the same Mexican assembly plant. Power comes from a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine that works with a manual transmission or a continuously variable automatic. All trim levels can be had with front- or all-wheel drive. Competitors include the Buick Encore, Chevrolet Trax, Jeep Renegade and Mazda CX-3.

There are no changes save a new wheel design that’s available on EX and EX-L trim levels.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.7
  • Interior design 4.5
  • Performance 4.7
  • Value for the money 4.6
  • Exterior styling 4.8
  • Reliability 4.8

Most recent consumer reviews


My HR-V is just right for me and reliable & cute

It's a perfect fit great legroom and cargo space because I like to shop the seats fold down and it's just cute since I'm short I didn't need it to be any bigger!


Most comfortable car!

Originally went to buy a car to fit our growing family and we were pleasantly surprised with how big it was on the inside and how comfortable the drive is. Seriously the most comfortable car I’ve ever driven!


I am retired now and wanted a good AWD vehicle .

This vehicle has a good ride and not as noisy as some I have driven. Seats fold down flat in the back and has 17 inch tires . So far I'm very happy with this vehicle .

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Honda
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
HondaTrue Certified: More than 1 and less than 6 years/more than 12,000 miles HondaTrue Certified+: Less than 1 year/less than 12,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
HondaTrue Certified: 12 months/12,000 miles HondaTrue Certified+: 24 months/50,000 miles
7 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
182-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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