2019 Honda HR-V

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Key specs

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Seating capacity

170.9” x 63.2”


Front-wheel drive



The good:

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

The bad:

  • Modest power
  • Uplevel trims' reliance on touch-sensitive controls

5 trims

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Notable features

  • 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

2019 Honda HR-V review: Our expert's take

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.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.6
  • Interior 4.6
  • Performance 4.4
  • Value 4.6
  • Exterior 4.8
  • Reliability 4.7
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Most recent consumer reviews


Don't buy a Honda.

When I purchased my 2019 Honda HRV it only had one previous owner and 15k miles on it. From day one the air conditioner didn't seem to perform as well as one would expect for a practically new vehicle. I had owned the same year CIVIC prior to the HRV and traded it in to step up to the next level and the Civic at nearly 50k miles was beginning to have some quite disturbing issues with the autonomous drive features or the braking system. I couldn't tell which. I just knew that more than one time when I had exited the freeway and had to come to a stop at the end of the ramp and was attempting to proceed with a right turn the Brake Hold feature self-engaged meaning the electronic emergency brake engaged on it's own. However the Brake Hold feature is designed to temporarily engage the Brake upon stopping but release as soon as the driver engages the gas pedal. The Brake at these instances did not release and should not have engaged unless I chose to manually press the Brake Hold button on the console which I had not since I was on the freeway and this feature is not designed for non-stop freeway driving. I was not able to move the car forward until I turned the ignition to to the "off" position and then restarted the car which basically had the effect of resetting all the electronics. But that was the Civic. So, with my HRV I didn't experience any of the problems I'd had with the autonomous drive on the Civic because to this day I have never been able to get any of the autonomous features to perform on the HRV at all. The only feature that did work temporarily was the Brake Hold feature but not for long. And the autonomous features such as Lane Assist have yet to ever engage. Now, back to the weak air conditioning. In the middle of the hottest day on record in the San Fernando Valley about 4 months into owning the HRV the air conditioning went completely out, literally putting my life in danger being more than 40 miles from home in temperatures of 120 degrees outdoors and inside the HRV with its all black interior there was no escaping the dangerously high temperatures. I ended up with painful sunburn on my face, chest, arms and hands and felt completely nauseous and this was during the pandemic when I didnt have the choice of just dropping into a restaurant or anyplace else to cool down for a few moments. That's my experience with my almost new and new vehicles from Honda.


Happy Consumers

We love our Honda HRV. This is our second Honda and we intend to stick to this product. It is good on gas, comfortable, has a great design and space to carry many articles.


Nice Ride For Those Who Simply Want To Drive.

If you want a hot rod and home office in your vehicle look elsewhere. If you want a reliable, fuel efficient, and comfortable ride this is your vehicle. Has just enough technology, but not so much where you are angry and frustrated with the technology. People complain about the acceleration, my question is: how fast do you need to go? I have the awd sport and enjoy the way the vehicle handles the road. Added bonus: ample room in the backseat and trunk. Lumbar support is awesome as well.

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Honda True Certified+
New car program benefits
36 months/36,000 miles
60 months/unlimited distance
60 months/60,000 miles
Roadside assistance
36 months/36,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
Less than 12 months or 12,000 miles from their original in-service date.
Basic warranty terms
4 years/48,000 if vehicle purchased within warranty period 1 year 12,000 miles if vehicle purchased after warranty period expired
7 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
182-point inspection
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