2018 Honda HR-V

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Key Specs

of the 2018 Honda HR‑V. Base trim shown.

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

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

Notable Features of the 2018 Honda HR-V

  • 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 Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

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.

New for 2018

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


Latest 2018 HR-V Stories

What Drivers Are Saying

Exterior Styling
(4.8)
Performance
(4.8)
Interior Design
(4.6)
Comfort
(4.8)
Reliability
(4.9)
Value For The Money
(4.7)

Latest Reviews

(5.0)

Needed to Downsize!

by Taxi Grandma from Longmeadow, MA on July 19, 2018

I have owned my new HR-V for 2 days and it will take a while to get used to the size. So much easier to get in and out of, handles very nicely, more than enough room for me, love the color (purple) ... Read full review

(4.0)

The perfect vehicle for seniors.

by Grammar car from amherst on July 19, 2018

Like everything about it. Still has enough cargo space and seating space for passengers, but good economy. Seniors should consider the HR-V for everyday use. Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2018 Honda HR-V currently has 0 recalls

IIHS Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2018 Honda HR-V LX

IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor.

Child Seat Anchors (Latch)

Ease of Use
marginal

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
good
Overall Rear
good
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
good

Headlights

Overall Rating
poor

Moderate overlap front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Left Leg/Foot
good
Overall Front
good
Restraints
good
Right Leg/Foot
good
Structure/safety cage
good

Other

Roof Strength
good

Side

Driver Head Protection
good
Driver Head and Neck
good
Driver Pelvis/Leg
good
Driver Torso
good
Overall Side
good
Rear Passenger Head Protection
good
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
good
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
good
Rear Passenger Torso
good
Structure/safety cage
good

Small overlap front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Hip/thigh
good
Lower leg/foot
good
Restraints and dummy kinematics
acceptable
Small overlap front
acceptable
Structure and safety cage
acceptable
poor
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    60 months / 60,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    36 months / 36,000 miles

CPO Program & Warranty

Certified Pre-Owned by Honda

Program Benefits

Carfax vehicle history report

  • Limited Warranty

    7 years / 100,000 miles

    1-year/12,000-mile non-powertrain warranty begins after expiration of original warranty (3 years/36,000 miles) or on date sold as certified (no deductible); 7-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty begins from the original in-service date (no deductible)
  • Eligibility

    Under 6 years / 80,000 miles

    Vehicles receive a 182 point inspection and reconditioning.

    See inspection details.

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The HR-V received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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