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2019 Honda HR-V

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$20,520 — $28,540 MSRP
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5 Seats
28-30 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?

The Good

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

The Bad

  • Modest power
  • Uplevel trims' reliance on touch-sensitive controls
2019 Honda HR-V exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2019 Honda HR-V
  • Updated styling
  • New Sport, Touring trim levels
  • Newly available Honda Sensing active safety system
  • Newly available Apple CarPlay, Android Auto
  • Five-seat subcompact SUV
  • Front- or all-wheel drive

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Our Take

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

What Is the 2019 Honda HR-V?

The Honda HR-V is a five-seat subcompact SUV that competes with the Chevrolet Trax, Jeep Renegade, Mazda CX-3, Nissan Kicks and others. It is related to the Honda Fit hatchback. The HR-V is powered by a 141-horsepower, 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine that teams with a continuously variable automatic transmission. Front- and all-wheel-drive versions are available.

What's New on the 2019 Honda HR-V?

A six-speed manual transmission is no longer offered, so all trim levels have a CVT. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity are included in an updated touchscreen multimedia system on all trims except the base LX. The Honda Sensing active safety system is now included on EX and higher trim levels; it includes forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist and other features. All trims receive front and rear styling updates, and new Sport and Touring trim levels join the lineup.

What Features in the 2019 Honda HR-V Are Most Important?

The addition of the Honda Sensing safety system on EX and higher trims is a welcome update, and the updated multimedia system fills another gap by including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. The multi-position second-row Magic Seat provides unmatched interior versatility in the subcompact SUV class. Features such as leather-trimmed seats, heated front seats, a power moonroof, automatic climate control, keyless access with push-button start and a navigation system are available.

Should I Buy the 2019 Honda HR-V?

The HR-V's roomy, versatile cabin and large cargo area are advantages over most subcompact SUVs, and its interior quality and estimated gas mileage — especially with front-wheel drive — are additional strengths. Modest acceleration is its biggest drawback.

2019 Honda HR-V First Drive

By Mike Hanley
First offered as a 2016 model, the Honda HR-V has been one of the most space-efficient subcompact SUVs you could buy. It still is, but the ... Read More

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

4.9
12 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(5.0)
Performance
(4.8)
Interior Design
(4.8)
Comfort
(4.9)
Reliability
(5.0)
Value For The Money
(4.9)

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(5.0)

Just bought it and very smooth driving. Love it

by Chilepaw from Toccoa, Ga on January 15, 2019

I love the way my Apple phone connects to the screen and allows me to listen to my music. Also love the feature that puts my maps/directions on the screen. Read full review

(5.0)

Smooth handling and great gas mileage

by AmandaOH from Crooksville ohio on January 12, 2019

This crossover is very roomy and comfortable. It also has great gas mileage. This fits a family of five perfect. This car rear seats fold down but also up which is one cool feature that is different ... Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2019 Honda HR-V currently has 1 recall


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2019 Honda HR-V LX

NHTSA rates vehicles using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.

Overall
5 Star
Overall Front
4 Star
Overall Side
5 Star
Overall Rollover Rating
4 Star
Driver's
4 Star
Passenger's
4 Star
Side Barrier
5 Star
Side Barrier Rating Driver
5 Star
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
5 Star
Side Pole
5 Star
Side Pole Barrier combined (Front)
5 Star
Side Pole Barrier combined (Rear)
5 Star
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation. NHTSA provides vehicle safety information such as front- and side-crash ratings and rollover ratings. Vehicles are rated using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by Honda

New Car Program Benefits

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    60 months / 60,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    36 months / 36,000 miles

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits

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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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