2021 Honda HR-V

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$21,220

starting MSRP

Key specs

Base trim shown

SUV

Body style

Gasoline

Fuel type

30

Combined MPG

5

Seating capacity

170.9” x 63.2”

Dimensions

Front-wheel drive

Drivetrain

Overview

The good:

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

The bad:

  • Underwhelming acceleration
  • Higher trims' reliance on touch-sensitive controls
  • Limited standard features

5 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

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Notable features

  • Five-seat subcompact SUV
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • Versatile second-row Magic Seat
  • Apple CarPlay, Android Auto available
  • Honda Sensing active safety system available

2021 Honda HR-V review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2021 Honda HR-V?

The Honda HR-V is a five-seat subcompact SUV that competes with the Chevrolet TraxJeep RenegadeMazda CX-3 and Nissan Kicks. It’s powered by a 141-horsepower, 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine that works with a continuously variable automatic transmission. Front- and all-wheel-drive versions are available. 

What’s New on the 2021 Honda HR-V?

The Sport trim level adds privacy glass, but there are no other significant changes. 

What Features in the 2021 Honda HR-V Are Most Important?

Standard features include:

  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • 5-inch multimedia screen
  • Bluetooth streaming audio
  • USB port
  • Cruise control
  • 60/40-split second-row Magic Seat

Available features include:

  • Power moonroof
  • 7-inch touchscreen multimedia system
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity
  • Heated front seats
  • Leather-trimmed seats
  • Automatic climate control
  • Push-button start
  • Honda Sensing suite of active safety features

Should I Buy the 2021 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 the HR-V’s biggest drawback.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.6
  • Interior 4.5
  • Performance 4.5
  • Value 4.6
  • Exterior 4.6
  • Reliability 4.7

Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

I love my hr-v and use it for work. It works well.

I have had my 2021 HR-V for a little over two years and not had one problem until recently. I was driving and had a SRS warning light come on. Found out it is in the passenger side frame. I purchased an extended warranty so I’m hoping that it is covered.I’m just wondering if this is a problem with other HR-Vs. Could you please check. Thanks

1.0

The biggest mistake of my life was purchasing a 20

All my life I never owned a new car until 2021 when I finally got to purchase one I got the 2021 Honda HRV right off the showroom floor. 3 months later it was in the shop for 3 days because it would not start. I got it back and It was never the same sense. I called the dealership many times and they tell me that they fix the problem but they didn't because I can't even charge my phone in the car. I never thought I would be so disgusted by owning a new car.

4.0

My Review about the 2021 Honda H-RV

We had Bought our 2021 Honda H-RV brand new and it has been a Great Vehicle over all, There are a couple few things that I would of liked a little differently, like for instance the power windows it has "auto" for the drivers side only, I personally would of liked it on both drivers and passangers side (But definitely not a big deal) and the compartment space's there Isn't Any other than the small glove box and a small one between the driver and passanger seat's" I personally like extra compartments " (but again not a big deal) And as far as anything that I would say that I do not like as for the car it's self is that when I roll down a window or open the sun roof there is some odd kind of Whistling noise "that drives my in sane" And it has been doing that every sense the day we bought it!!!🤪🤨🤔🥺🤯!! We have had our H-RV of course now for 2 years and the only Issues We have noticed was... In the past week there is two lights that came on in my information panel one say's "Emissions problem" and the other one says "Electric break system problem" and tells me to see my dealer.

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Safety

Based on the 2021 Honda HR-V base trim.
Combined side rating front seat
5
Combined side rating rear seat
5
Frontal barrier crash rating driver
4
Frontal barrier crash rating passenger
4
Overall frontal barrier crash rating
4
Overall rating
5
Overall side crash rating
5
Risk of rollover
15.3%
Rollover rating
4
Side barrier rating
5
Side barrier rating driver
5
Side barrier rating passenger rear seat
5
Side pole rating driver front seat
5

Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Honda True Certified+
New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
36 months/36,000 miles
Corrosion
60 months/unlimited distance
Powertrain
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
Powertrain
7 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
182-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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