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2020 LX 4dr Front-Wheel Drive
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Price:   -  From $20,920
2020 LX 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $22,420
2020 Sport 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $22,620
2020 EX 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $24,070
2020 Sport 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $24,120
2020 EX 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $25,570
2020 EX-L 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $25,670
2020 EX-L 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $27,170
2020 Touring 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $28,990
Expert Rating
2.6 (Fair)

Our expert ratings are based on seven comprehensive criteria: quality, safety, comfort, performance, fuel economy, reliability history and value.

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: Very Good vehicle. Very good and close to being the best vehicle in its class.

: Good vehicle. Decent, but not quite the best. Often affordable, but lacking key features found in vehicles of the same class.

: Below average vehicle. Not recommended, and lacking attributes a car buyer would come to expect for the price.

: Poor vehicle. Simply does not deserve to be on the road.

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Overview

What's New

Following an extensive refresh last year, the 2020 Honda HR-V carries over with minimal changes. This means that the new Sport and Touring trims are still around, and that the Honda Sensing suite of active safety features is still standard on EX models and above.

Choosing Your Honda HR-V

The HR-V is available in five trims: LX, Sport, EX, EX-L, and Touring. Pricing starts at $21,915 including destination for the base LX and reaches $29,985 for the Touring.

Engine Choices

All Honda HR-V models are powered by a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine. Its 141 horsepower and 127 pound-feet of torque are fed through a continuously variable transmission.

Front-wheel drive is standard on all but the Touring, but all-wheel drive, which is what the range-topping trim comes standard with, is available for $1,500.

The HR-V earns an EPA-estimated 28 miles per gallon city, 34 mpg highway, and 30 combined with FWD, or 27/31/29 mpg (city/highway/combined) with AWD.

Passenger and Cargo Capacity

The five-seat HR-V has varying cargo capacity, depending on the model. Front-wheel-drive variants offer 24.3 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seat, or 58.8 with it folded down. These figures drop to 23.2/57.6 cubic feet on AWD LX and Sport models, or to 23.2/55.9 cubic feet on AWD EX, EX-L, and Touring models.

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Safety Features

Every Honda HR-V has a multi-angle rearview camera, but only the EX and above get standard active safety features. The top three trims come equipped with automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assist, lane departure warning, forward collision warning, and automatic high beams.

Despite this fact, it still carries a five-star overall safety rating from the NHTSA and a Top Safety Pick designation from the IIHS.

Connectivity

The standard HR-V infotainment system is only 5 inches with Bluetooth but without smartphone integration, but this is only the case on the base model, thankfully. The rest of the lineup features a 7-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Pandora compatibility.

EX and EX-L models further add satellite radio and HD radio, while only the Touring gets navigation with voice recognition and digital traffic reports.

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LX - From $21,915

There’s no getting away from the fact LX models are sparsely equipped. However, they do ride on 17-inch alloy wheels and have LED daytime running lights. There’s remote entry to the cabin, which contains air conditioning, cruise control, and power windows.

Sport - From $23,615

The extra $1,700 over LX trim is more than justified on Sport models, which are the first to receive the larger touchscreen. There’s leather on the steering wheel and shift knob, sport pedals, 18-inch alloy wheels, roof rails, fog lights, and gloss black detailing.

EX - From $25,065

EX models have a particularly impressive set of specifications compared to Sport trim, despite losing the leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob. The foremost of the upgrades is Honda Sensing, but that's far from all it adds.

The front seats are heated, there’s a one-touch power moonroof, full climate control, and a push-button start. Rear privacy glass joins smart entry with walk-away door locking on the standard feature list.

EX-L - From $26,665

The L in EX-L stands for leather, as this trim adds leather upholstery and a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob over the EX. An auto-dimming rearview mirror also comes standard.

Touring - From $29,985

The Touring is the only HR-V available exclusively as an AWD model, riding on machine-finished alloys with gloss gray inserts. There’s navigation with voice recognition, and eight-way power adjustment for the driver’s seat. The headlights and fog lights are now LED, as well.

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CarsDirect Tip

The absence of Honda Sensing on LX and Sport models means the 2020 Honda HR-V EX is the first trim that offers enough safety features to reassure buyers of a family crossover. The EX-L offers little beyond leather, and the Touring struggles to justify a premium of almost $5,000 over the EX.

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Expert Review

Pros
  • Plush ride
  • Good value
  • Roomy interior
Cons
  • Feeble engine
  • Spartan base trim
  • Average fuel economy
Expert Rating
2.6 (Fair)

Our expert ratings are based on seven comprehensive criteria: quality, safety, comfort, performance, fuel economy, reliability history and value.

You can interpret our ratings in the following way:

: Outstanding vehicle. Only the most exceptional vehicles achieve this rating.

: Very Good vehicle. Very good and close to being the best vehicle in its class.

: Good vehicle. Decent, but not quite the best. Often affordable, but lacking key features found in vehicles of the same class.

: Below average vehicle. Not recommended, and lacking attributes a car buyer would come to expect for the price.

: Poor vehicle. Simply does not deserve to be on the road.

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Just shy of fun. Compact crossovers continue to flood the market, offering zippy fun without compromising utility. The 2020 Honda HR-V follows through on at least half the promise.

The HR-V returns unchanged for the new model year, which isn’t a bad thing. But it’s not quite a good thing, either – its body has some unusual lines, but it doesn’t have the personality of competitors like the Hyundai Kona.

Neither is it as enjoyable to drive as standouts like the Mazda CX-3. A short wheelbase makes the HR-V quick to turn in, but you won’t find the zest that Honda sometimes brings to its smaller cars.

What you will find is comfort. The HR-V soaks up bumps and potholes like a larger car, even with the 18-inch wheels worn by some trims. If you like your crossover to be cruise-worthy, you’ll be right at home.

Putting the utility in sport utility vehicle... On the utility side of the equation, the HR-V excels. Passenger space is exceptional, with 38.3 inches of headroom and 39.3 inches of legroom in the second row. That’s one area where the HR-V exceeds both the Kona and the CX-3.

Cargo space is equally strong, with 24.3 cubic feet behind the seats and nearly 60 with them folded – a full 20 cubic feet more than the Toyota C-HR.

But the HR-V's best trick is its rear seat. Honda calls the system “Magic Seats,” and, in our opinion, it’s more than a gimmick. The seat bottoms flip up to sit flush with the seatbacks, creating a tall cargo area just behind the front seats. Combined with front and rear seats that can lay flat, it makes the HR-V one of the most versatile crossovers on the market.

Our only complaint about the HR-V's interior is the materials. This is an economy car, but others manage to elevate their interiors with thoughtful design or trim choice. The HR-V is pleasantly laid out, but its materials betray the price.


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...and subtracting the sport. Even if compact crossovers aren’t known for the grunt of larger SUVs, the HR-V feels anemic. The 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine produces only 141 horsepower, which is less than nearly every competitor.

As you might expect, that makes the HR-V an underdog in drag races. It also means that the engine has to labor on steep hills and highway maneuvers, although it’s fine around town.

The lack of power would be easier to forgive if the HR-V was exceptionally efficient, but it isn’t a standout. Even with the car’s continuously variable transmission, fuel economy is capped at 30 miles per gallon combined with front-wheel drive and 28 mpg with all-wheel drive, according to the EPA.

Some competitors do better, but so does Honda’s own CR-V – with AWD, the larger crossover gets up to 29 mpg combined.

Features take finding. We’re used to praising Honda for its feature inclusion, but the HR-V isn't as lovable in base trim. The base model lacks automatic emergency braking, which only comes standard on EX trims and above. The IIHS declared the HR-V a Top Safety Pick, but only with the LED headlights on the pricey Touring trim.

The base model also skips modern infotainment, settling for a 5-inch touchscreen without smartphone compatibility. The rest of the lineup gets a 7-inch screen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto baked in.

Some of these omissions come in the name of keeping starting cost low, but the Kona stuffs in automatic emergency braking and better infotainment at the same price. The HR-V hits its stride in the middle trims – our favorite is the EX. The upper trims are a decent value if you’re looking for luxury goodies, but prices start to push toward CR-V territory.

Final thoughts. The 2020 Honda HR-V has a few factors that separate it from a growing horde of competitors. Passenger space is excellent, the ride is comfortable, and versatility is exceptional.

But the HR-V lets us down in a few key areas. The engine is low on power and middling inefficiency, and the base trim skips features we like. That puts the HR-V somewhere in the middle – it has its strengths, but it fails to separate itself from the crowd.

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Specs & Features

Highlights
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
1.8L I-4 / 141 HP / 127 ft.lbs.
Transmission
2-spd CVT w/OD
Drive Type
Front-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
28 / 34 / 31 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
5
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
1.8L I-4 / 141 HP / 127 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Front-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
28 / 34 / 31 Mpg
Brakes
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Strut
Rear Suspension
Semi-independent Torsion Beam Beam
Spare Tire And Wheel
Compact Steel
Fuel Tank
13.2 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Regular Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
$50
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
58.8 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
100 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
170.4 "
Exterior Width
69.8 "
Exterior Height
63.2 "
Front Headroom
39.5 "
Rear Headroom
38.3 "
Front Legroom
41.2 "
Rear Legroom
39.3 "
Front Shoulder Room
56.8 "
Rear Shoulder Room
54.5 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
2,906 Lbs.
Wheel Base
103 "
Turning Radius
18.7 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
Wheels
17.0 " Silver Aluminum / 17.0 " Machined W/painted Accents Aluminum / 18.0 " Silver Aluminum / 18.0 " Machined W/painted Accents Aluminum
Paint
Clearcoat Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote
Bumpers
Front Body-colored / Front Body-colored With Chrome Insert / Front Body-colored With Metal-look Insert
Grille Moldings
Dark Chrome
Rear Spoiler
Lip
Exhaust
Stainless Steel
Interior Features
Seating
Passenger Capacity
5
Seat Trim
Cloth
Front Seat Type
Bucket
Heated Front Seats
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
6-way
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
4-way
Front Armrests
6-way
Rear Armrests
Rear Seats
60-40 Bench
Radio & Infotainment
Radio
Am/fm, Clock, Seek-scan
Speakers
4
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Telescopic Tilt
Climate Control
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Rearview Mirror
Day-night / Auto-dimming Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Driver
Tinted Windows
Light
Vanity Mirrors
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
2
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Smartvent Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Smartvent Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Front
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Blind Spot Sensor
Lane Departure Warning
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Rear
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Immobilizer
Warranty
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Major Components Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
Roadside Assistance Months
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Corrosion Perforation
60 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months
36 Months / 36,000 Miles

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