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2019 Honda HR-V

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

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

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 SUV's Sport trim level, which is new for the 2019 model year, doesn't appreciably elevate the driving experience.

Related: 2019 Honda HR-V Drops Stick, Raises Prices and Adds New Models

Sport models get gloss-black body trim and mirror caps, a honeycomb-style grille, larger wheels and a chrome exhaust finisher. The cabin, meanwhile, gets a black headliner, contrast seat stitching, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear selector, and metal pedals. (See the 2019 HR-V's trims compared here.)

Those changes aside, the HR-V Sport still uses the same 141-horsepower, 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine and continuously variable automatic transmission (the manual transmission has been dropped for 2019) as all the other trims. The drivetrain provides decent acceleration off the line, but it strains when you want to accelerate quickly — and that was without any luggage or other people onboard. Passing power is modest, too, as the engine delivers more noise than acceleration. The CVT's Sport mode, however, delivers quicker acceleration from a standstill and keeps engine rpm higher.

Honda has launched some new turbo four-cylinder engines since the HR-V's debut, and I kept wondering what the SUV would have been like had Honda put its 174-hp, turbo 1.5-liter four-cylinder from the Civic under the HR-V's hood. Perhaps th... Read More

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

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Exterior Styling
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Interior Design
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Comfort
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Reliability
(5.0)
Value For The Money
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(5.0)

I love this

by Jmp707 from Santa Rosa, CA on November 2, 2018

This car is amazing. I love it and can?t imagine what I did without it. It?s a pleasure to drive, easy and super cute. It is great! Read full review

(5.0)

This is my eighth Honda

by VaraGuestHouse.com from Garden City, TX on October 3, 2018

We LOVE this manufacturer. Their cars are extremely dependable and fuel economical. I couldn?t imagine driving any other car or truck line (we currently own a C-RV, a Ridgeline and now, a 2019 Burnt ... Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2019 Honda HR-V currently has 0 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2019 Honda HR-V has not been tested.

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

Latest 2019 HR-V Stories

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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.

See also the latest CPO incentives by automaker