Honda has introduced a fully-redesigned HR-V for 2023. The subcompact SUV grows in size, gains a new engine, receives a more contemporary design, and arrives with more tech features. More importantly, the HR-V moves to share the same platform as the fully redesigned Civic. The full redesign makes the HR-V more competitive in the expanding class.
Choosing Your Honda HR-V
Honda offers the 2023 HR-V in three trims: LX, Sport, and EX-L. Pricing for the LX starts at $24,895 (with destination) and goes up to $28,695 for the EX-L.
Under the hood, the HR-V comes with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that’s borrowed from the Civic. The engine is rated at 158 horsepower and 138 pound-feet of torque. A continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) is standard. Front-wheel drive is standard and all-wheel drive is available for $1,500 throughout the lineup.
Official fuel economy figures for the 2023 HR-V aren’t available yet. Honda believes the subcompact SUV will be able to get up to 26 mpg in the city, 32 mpg on the highway, and 28 mpg combined with FWD. AWD models have an estimated combined fuel economy rating of 27 mpg.
Passenger and Cargo Capacity
While the HR-V still offers seating for up to five people, the SUV’s larger body results in more cargo area than before. With the rear seats in place, the HR-V offers up to 24.4 cubic feet of cargo space. Folding the rear seats down expands the total cargo capacity to 55.1 cubic feet of space.
Every HR-V now comes with Honda Sensing as standard equipment. Standard safety features include adaptive cruise control, traffic sign recognition, traffic jam assist, automatic emergency braking, forward collision warning, pedestrian detection lane departure warning, a driver attention monitor, and lane-keeping assist. Blind-spot monitoring is standard starting on the Sport trim.
On the tech front, the HR-V now comes standard with a 7-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. A 7-inch digital instrument cluster, Bluetooth, four-audio speakers, and two USB ports are also standard.
The Sport trim gets six audio speakers as standard. Moving up to the EX-L brings a 9-inch touchscreen with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, eight audio speakers, and a wireless charging pad.
2023 Honda HR-V LX – MSRP From $24,895
The LX comes more well-equipped than before with 17-inch wheels, LED taillights, heated exterior mirrors, and a spoiler. On the inside, the trim features cloth upholstery, automatic climate control, and a push-button start.
The HPD Package adds an HPD decal, an HPD emblem, and a more aggressive body kit. It costs $1,402. The available Rugged Package adds fender flares, a new grille trim, and lower door trim. The package costs $1,100.
2023 Honda HR-V Sport – MSRP From $26,895
The mid-level Sport adds 18-inch wheels, heated front seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and a remote engine start.
2023 Honda HR-V EX-L – MSRP From $28,695
The range-topping EX-L comes with leather upholstery, an eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, a moonroof, dual-zone automatic climate control, and parking sensors.
Compare HR-V Trims Side-By-Side
While the 2023 Honda HR-V’s EX-L trim comes with enough features to justify its high starting price, we think the Sport trim is the best choice for most consumers. It also looks the best with slightly more aggressive styling and standard 18-inch wheels, though most people will appreciate that the Sport trim comes with blind-spot monitoring and heated front seats.