2020 Honda HR-V

2020 MODEL
$20,820 - $28,890
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2020 Honda HR-V Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide

Updated on: July 10, 2020
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Honda doesn’t need any introduction when it comes to automobiles. The Japanese giant runs its business in three categories broadly, 4-wheelers, 2-wheelers, and power equipment. The cars from Honda are almost always stylish, performance-oriented and yet affordable. The brand also has a luxury performance vehicle division, Acura, which has given many legendary cars to the world. The HR-V is Honda's take on the subcompact crossover segment which is apparently getting crowded with too many options to choose.

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Pros

Roomy cabin

Comfortable seating

Exceptional outward visibility

Ample cargo space

Great fuel economy

Agile handling

Superior build quality

Cons

Underachieving engine

Palpable engine noise

Lethargic acceleration

Disconcerting infotainment UI

Many features reserved only for top trims

What's New?

The car does not feature any significant changes from the previous generation


2020 Honda HR-V Latest Update

Features

vehicle bio

base price

$20820

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

5

drivetrain

FWD

engine type

displacement

110 cu.in.

horsepower

141 hp @ 6500 rpm

torque

127 lbs.-ft. @ 4300 rpm

transmission

1-speed cvt

chassis

frame type

Unibody

suspension front

Independent front strut suspension

suspension rear

Semi-independent rear torsion beam suspension

brake rotors (f/r)

11.5/11.5

dimensions

wheelbase

102.8 in.

length

170.4 in.

width

69.8 in.

height

63.2 in.

curb weight

2906 lbs.

ground clearance

7.3 in.

capacity

passenger volume

100.1 cu ft.

cargo volume

58.8 cu ft.

towing capacity

2959 lbs.

payload capacity

1095 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

8.6 sec.

standing ¼-mile

16.5 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

27/31/29 mpg

highway range

409.2 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

corrosion warranty

5 yr. /unlimited

roadside assistance

3 yr. / 36000 mi.


Pictures & Videos

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Interior
Videos
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Styles

2020 Honda HR-V in Aegean Blue Metallic color 2020 Honda HR-V in Crystal Black Pearl color 2020 Honda HR-V in Lunar Silver Metallic color 2020 Honda HR-V in Midnight Amethyst Metallic color 2020 Honda HR-V in Orangeburst Metallic color
Aegean Blue Metallic

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Ratings

Features

8.1

Engine And Performance

7.1

Fuel Economy

8.1

Interior

9.1

Exterior

8.1

Safety

9.8

Competition

7.0

Final Verdict

8.0

7.9

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


2020 Honda HR-V LX

LX

power
141 hp @ 6500 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
29 combined

$20,820 - $22,320


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
LX 4dr SUV (1.8L 4cyl CVT) Starting at $20,820 MSRP (27/29/31) 141 hp @ 6500 rpm, 1.8 L, Inline 4, regular unleaded
1-speed cvt front wheel drive 5
LX 4dr SUV AWD (1.8L 4cyl CVT) Starting at $22,320 MSRP (27/29/31) 141 hp @ 6500 rpm, 1.8 L, Inline 4, regular unleaded
1-speed cvt all wheel drive 5

2020 Honda HR-V Sport

Sport

power
141 hp @ 6500 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
29 combined

$22,520 - $24,020


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Sport 4dr SUV (1.8L 4cyl CVT) Starting at $22,520 MSRP (27/29/31) 141 hp @ 6500 rpm, 1.8 L, Inline 4, regular unleaded
7-Speed CVT front wheel drive 5
Sport 4dr SUV AWD (1.8L 4cyl CVT) Starting at $24,020 MSRP (27/29/31) 141 hp @ 6500 rpm, 1.8 L, Inline 4, regular unleaded
7-Speed CVT all wheel drive 5

2020 Honda HR-V EX

EX

power
141 hp @ 6500 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
29 combined

$23,970 - $25,470


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
EX 4dr SUV (1.8L 4cyl CVT) Starting at $23,970 MSRP (27/29/31) 141 hp @ 6500 rpm, 1.8 L, Inline 4, regular unleaded
7-Speed CVT front wheel drive 5
EX 4dr SUV AWD (1.8L 4cyl CVT) Starting at $25,470 MSRP (27/29/31) 141 hp @ 6500 rpm, 1.8 L, Inline 4, regular unleaded
7-Speed CVT all wheel drive 5

2020 Honda HR-V EX-L

EX-L

power
141 hp @ 6500 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
29 combined

$25,570 - $27,070


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
EX-L 4dr SUV (1.8L 4cyl CVT) Starting at $25,570 MSRP (27/29/31) 141 hp @ 6500 rpm, 1.8 L, Inline 4, regular unleaded
7-Speed CVT front wheel drive 5
EX-L 4dr SUV AWD (1.8L 4cyl CVT) Starting at $27,070 MSRP (27/29/31) 141 hp @ 6500 rpm, 1.8 L, Inline 4, regular unleaded
7-Speed CVT all wheel drive 5

2020 Honda HR-V Touring

Touring

power
141 hp @ 6500 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
29 combined

$28,890


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Touring 4dr SUV AWD (1.8L 4cyl CVT) Starting at $28,890 MSRP (27/29/31) 141 hp @ 6500 rpm, 1.8 L, Inline 4, regular unleaded
7-Speed CVT all wheel drive 5

Expert Review

7.9

Overall Rating


For 2020, in the subcompact crossover segment, Honda will continue the HR-V that was launched in 2016. The HR-V was first unveiled in 1998 and until production ceased in 2006. It was then relaunched in 2016 as first-generation for people who want the comfort of an SUV at the price of a sedan.

Being the entry-level SUV from the brand, the car will lock horns with the South Korean sister brands Hyundai Kona, Kia Soul, and the Japanese Subaru Crosstrek. Does the Honda stand a fighting chance or is it out of its league? Let’s find out.

2020 Honda HR-V SUV Front View
2020 Honda HR-V SUV Rear View

8.1/10
Features

 

7.1/10
Engine and Performance

 

8.1/10
Fuel Economy

 

9.1/10
Interior

 

8.1/10
Exterior

 

9.8/10
Safety

 

7.0/10
Competition

 

8.0/10
Final Verdict

 

2020 Honda HR-V Features

8.1/10

The Honda HR-V is available in 5 trims depending on your budget and feature requirement. The base trim is raw bones with very minimal features and the Sport trim has some features which are as exclusive to that trim only. Broadly, the following are the key features in all the trims:

Model LX Sport EX EX-L Touring
MSRP (CVT) $20,820 $22,520 $23,970 $25,570 $28,890
Key Features 141-hp, 16-Valve SOHC i-VTEC Engine Features from the LX trim as standard and additional features Features from the Sport trim as standard and additional features Features from the EX Trim as standard and additional features Features from the EX-L trim as standard and additional features
  Available Real Time AWD with Intelligent Control System 7-Inch Display Audio Touch-Screen Standard Honda Sensing Safety Suite and Leather-Trimmed Seats Standard Real-Time AWD with Intelligent Control System
  5-Inch Color LCD Screen with Apple CarPlay and Honda LaneWatch Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel and Shift Knob Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System
  USB Audio Interface and Bluetooth Audio Streaming Android Auto 17-inch Unique Silver-Painted Alloy Wheels Automatic-Dimming Rearview Mirror Driver's Seat with 8-Way Power Adjustment
  17-Inch Silver-Painted Alloy Wheels Sport-Exclusive 18-Inch Alloy Wheels HondaLink Smart Entry with Walk Away Auto Lock 180-Watt Audio System with 6 Speakers and Chrome Speaker Rings HomeLink Remote System
  60/40 Split 2nd-Row Magic Seat Sport Mode with Dual-Mode Paddle Shifters and Sport Pedals (Exclusive to Sport Trim) One-Touch Power Moonroof with Tilt Feature   Body-Colored Underbody Spoilers
  Multi-Angle Rearview Camera with Guidelines Body-Colored Rear Roofline Spoiler with Heated Front Seats and Push Button Start   LED Headlights with Auto-On/Off and LED Fog Lights
  Halogen Projector-Beam Headlights with LED Taillights Gloss-Black Underbody Spoilers and      
    Roof Rails      
    Fog Lights      

All trims come with 17-inch wheels as standard with corresponding all-weather tires with it. The Sport trim is an exception with 18-inch wheels and performance tires for sport enthusiasts. While the Touring trim comes with AWD as standard, there is an option of upgrading to the all-wheel-drive for an extra $1,500. 

Our Recommendation

From the trims available, we would recommend the EX trim as it has most of the features that would be needed to make the car a worthy daily driver. You can also add the front and rear parking sensors to it so that the car will intuitively assist in parking and offer a complete value-for-money package. Opt for the AWD only if you absolutely need it, otherwise it will just add weight to it which might overwhelm the car.

2020 Honda HR-V Engine and Performance

7.1/10

Honda engines are built to last and offer peak performances under all circumstances to maximize the driving experience. The 2020 HR-V comes with a 1.8L inline-4 cylinder engine which generates a decent 141 hp @ 6500 rpm and 127 lb-ft of torque at 4300 rpm.

Models

Honda HR-V

Hyundai Kona

Kia Soul

Subaru Crosstrek

MSRP

$20,820

$20,100

$17,490

$22,145

Engine

1.8L Inline-4 

2.0L Inline-4 

2.0L Inline-4 

2.0L Inline-4 

Drivetrain FWD FWD FWD AWD

Transmission

CVT- Automatic

6-speed shiftable automatic

6-speed manual

6-speed manual

Power 

141hp@6,500rpm 

147hp@6,200rpm

147hp@6,200rpm

152hp@6,000rpm

Torque 

127lb-ft@4,300rpm

132lb-ft@4,500rpm

132lb-ft@4,500rpm

145lb-ft@4,000rpm

In the typical Honda fashion, the car offers the peak power at high revs and peak torque in the mid-rpm range. The Honda engine is undercut by the competition since its competitors have a better performing engine at the price bracket. Power figures are one-upped marginally, with the Crosstrek edging the rivals. Closely following the Subaru are the Soul and the Hyundai Kona.

How fast does it go?

The Honda HR-V and its competitors are not particularly made for racing. Being one of the budget crossovers and trying to live to the Honda tag, the engine seems to have taken quite the blow since it is quite unresponsive. Floor the pedal and instead of a refined growl, a noisy clatter will fill your ears.

2020 Honda HR-V SUV 0-60 MPH in just 8.6 sec

Models

Honda HR-V

Hyundai Kona

Kia Soul

Subaru Crosstrek

0-60 MPH

8.6 sec

6.6 sec 

6.3 sec 

10.3 sec 

Quarter Mile

N/A

14.9 sec

16.5 sec 

16.8 sec 

Top Speed 125 MPH 127 MPH 128 MPH N/A

Engine

1.8L Inline-4 

2.0L Inline-4 

2.0L Inline-4 

2.0L Inline-4 

The pickup of the car is sluggish and you might feel like it is getting pushed to its boundaries. Despite being a reliable brand, the H-RV engine is just uninspired. Even getting up a small climb seems like a daunting task as the torque is just about enough to pull the 2900 pound car. Adding the AWD only increases the weight and might get overwhelming for the engine to pull it at any inclination.

 What about the Stopping power?

All the trims of the 2020 Honda HR-V have 17-inch unique silver painted alloy wheels. These are married to 215/55R17 all-weather tires. The Sport trim features 18-inch wheels, which come with the high riding 225/50R18 all-weather tires. Considering it is one of the heaviest cars of its segment, Honda has done a marvelous job with the optimization of the brakes.

2020 Honda HR-V SUV Front Brake is 11.5 in.

Models

Honda HR-V

Hyundai Kona

Kia Soul

Subaru Crosstrek

Brake Rotors Front

11.5"

12"

11"

11.6"

Brake Rotrs Rear

11.1"

11.2"

10.3"

10.8"

Curb Weight

2906 lbs

2890 lbs

2802 lbs

3117 lbs

60-0 MPH

121 MPH

129 MPH 

143 MPH 

118 MPH 

Going by the figures, the car comes to a stop in a remarkable 121 feet which just falls short only to the Crosstrek. The car comes with ABS with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution and Brake Assist as standard across all trims. The Kia Soul stops way ahead of all its rivals despite being boasting the same chassis of the Kona.

The EX trim also offers an additional feature in the braking department. It is the Collision Mitigation Braking System which automatically brings the vehicle to a halt when it detects a pedestrian in its path.

 How well does it Handle?

Considering its a subcompact crossover, the HR-V has charismatic handling. The suspension setup in the Honda HR-V is a McPherson strut arrangement in the front and a torsion beam arrangement in the rear for the 2WD variant. A DeDion suspension setup for the rear is used if you opt for the AWD variant. The setup is well-tuned and covers ground over potholes without causing any discomfort to the passengers. On a curvy road, the HR-V will definitely put a smile on your face.

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Steering the 2900lbs car is not at all difficult as the car offers fairly responsive feedback to the driver. The car is very nippy in the city but tends to have some body-roll in cornering. Taking it up on hills or trying to get a sporty thrill out of the car might not be a great idea since the car does not offer any sporty or off-roading character and you will just end up getting disappointed. If 2WD is not something you’re enthusiastic about, you can always opt for the laid back AWD which will add additional weight but give you a more stable driving experience.

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2020 Honda HR-V Fuel Economy

8.1/10

Despite being regarded as an SUV, the HR-V offers the best in class fuel economy. Honda engines are one of the most efficient in the business and the HR-V is just another example of this methodology.

Models

Honda H-RV

Hyundai Kona

Kia Soul

Subaru Crosstrek

MPG (City)

28

27

25

22

MPG (Highway)

34

33

31

29

MPG (Combined)

30

30

27

25

Fuel Capacity 13.2 gallons 13.2 gallons 14.3 gallons 16.6 gallons
Range (City/Hwy/Combined) 370/449/396 miles 356/436/396 miles 358/443/386 miles

365/481/415 miles

Emission (Tons/yr. of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Great mileage is particularly where the 1.8L engine shines and becomes one of the USPs of this subcompact crossover contender. With a fuel tank capacity of 13.2L, the car offers a city range of 370 miles and a highway range of 449 miles which helps the car to come out as the segment leader.

2020 Honda HR-V Interior

9.1/10

The HR-V LX trim comes with a mono-tone interior while the upper trims feature the dual-tone color scheme. The interiors of the HR-V may not get your pulse spiked but will surely impress you with the finesse and elegance of the build quality.

2020 Honda HR-V SUV Front Seats

The three-spoke, multifunction steering wheel is standard and offers much-needed ease of access to the vehicle’s multimedia features. The LX trim features a 5-inch LCD screen with USB audio capability while the upper trims feature the 7-inch touch screen infotainment display with Bluetooth audio streaming.

Models

Honda HR-V

Hyundai Kona

Kia Soul

Subaru Crosstrek

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

5

Front Row (Head/ Shoulder/Leg) (in)

39.5/56.8/38.3

39.6/55.5/37.8

39.4/55.5/39.5

39.8/56.7/38

Rear Row (Head/ Shoulder/Leg) (in)

38.3/54.5/39.3

37.8/54.5/34.6

39.5/54.7/38.3

38/55.6/36.5

The car also features the Honda Magic seats, which help in altering the cargo space. The seats are very comfortable and offer a congenial ride to both the front and rear passengers. The thigh support could have been better but for the price its being offered at, the seats are still adequate enough. The driver may experience an occasional bump of the knee to the dashboard due to the expansive size of the dashboard.

Average people have ample legroom and headroom but taller guys might find a bit of a struggle. The sloping roofline adds to the struggle as the rear headroom takes a hit too.

The interior does a good job of shutting out most noises from the outside but it is certainly not the quietest. With Active Noise cancellation as standard in all trims except the base trim, sound damping could have been better and the engine does get noisy at times which can get irritating. The lower trims feature a knob set-up for the A/C controls while trims upwards of the EX feature the Honda touchscreen digipad.

Infotainment System

The Japanese carmaker has equipped the HR-V with an infotainment system in all trims. The LX trim features a 5-inch LCD screen with audio capability. Upper trims feature a 7-inch full touchscreen display. The following are the features that it comes equipped with:

2020 Honda HR-V SUV Has a 5-inch LCD Screen
  • Honda Satellite linked navigation system with Voice Recognition
  • 160 Watt audio system with 4 speakers (LX trim)
  • 180 Watt audio system with 4 speakers (Sport trim)
  • 180 Watt audio system with 6 speakers (upper trims)
  • Apple Car Play and Android Auto
  • Bluetooth Handsfree link
  • Bluetooth audio streaming
  • Radio Data system
  • Pandora compatibility
  • Honda Link
  • SMS Text Message function
  • Speed-sensing volume compensation
  • SiriusXM Satellite and HD Radio Connectivity

Though the infotainment system is pretty straightforward and easy, it can get a little confusing at times. Overall, there is no shortage of tricks in the Honda HR-V to keep you entertained.

What about Cargo Space?

Cargo space is the one department where Honda has proved its mettle with the Honda HR-V. The car proudly boasts of 24.3 cubic feet of storage space in the back which is the best in the segment. It can easily store 2 medium-sized suitcases and a few duffle bags with space for 2-3 baseball bats and the ball left over. The cargo section also features a cargo light which helps a lot in darker surroundings. The HR-V marginally beats the Kia Soul in terms of the cargo space on offer. The Subaru Crossstrek despite having a roomy interior has 3 cu-ft less space than the HR-V.

2020 Honda HR-V SUV Cargo Space is 24.3 cu ft.

Models

Honda HR-V

Hyundai Kona

Kia Soul

Subaru Crosstrek

Cargo Capacity 

24.3 cu.ft.

19.2 cu.ft.

24.2 cu.ft.

20.8 cu.ft.

If you feel you’re running out of space in the back, then be prepared to be amazed by the clever 60/40 folding Honda Magic Seats. The ingenuity of these seats can be seen when you fold them. The seats are designed to match the floor level of the cargo area, and essentially, the car offers a variable cargo space based on your requirement. With the seat down, the car will give you a total of 53.8 cubic feet of cargo space.

Additionally, there are door pockets that have a good amount of space to carry daily traveling supplies. There is a dual usage cup holder in front armrest along with a storage section, and cup holders with storage in the rear center armrest as well. The glove box is surprisingly roomy and features an internal light in the top trim.

Other features that the car comes loaded with are:

  • 5-inch Audio capable LCD screen or 7-inch Touchscreen infotainment system
  • Illuminated steering wheel controls
  • Honda Magic Seats
  • Adjustable center armrest for the front seat
  • Moonroof with power control
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Lane Keeping Assist System
  • Auto High Beam headlights
  • LED Daytime running lamps
  • Honda Link
  • Air conditioning with filtration system
  • Illuminated driver window and door lock controls
  • Driver side garment hook
  • Rear seat heater ducts
  • Dual usage cup holders
  • Cargo area light
  • Power adjusted driver seat (Touring trim only)
  • USB Charging ports in the front and rear
  • 60/40 Folding rear seat
2020 Honda HR-V SUV Dashboard
2020 Honda HR-V SUV Dashboard
2020 Honda HR-V SUV Infotainment Screen
2020 Honda HR-V SUV Infotainment Screen
2020 Honda HR-V SUV Front Seats
2020 Honda HR-V SUV Front Seats
2020 Honda HR-V SUV Rear Seats
2020 Honda HR-V SUV Rear Seats
2020 Honda HR-V SUV Sun Roof
2020 Honda HR-V SUV Sun Roof
2020 Honda HR-V SUV Front Seats
2020 Honda HR-V SUV Front Seats
2020 Honda HR-V SUV Rear Seats
2020 Honda HR-V SUV Rear Seats

2020 Honda HR-V Exterior

8.1/10

The HR-V underwent a mid-cycle refresh in 2019 and the 2020 model doesn’t deviate from that design. Giving it a quick glance, from the front, the trademark Honda style with the wide grille and aggressive headlamps makes its appearance. Evidently, the car can fool you with its subcompact look that can associate to a tall car.

2020 Honda HR-V SUV Three Quarter View

Models

Honda HR-V

Hyundai Kona

Kia Soul

Subaru Crosstrek

Curb Weight 

2906 lbs

2890 lbs

2802 lbs

3117 lbs

Length

170.4"

164"

165.2"

175.8"

Width

69.8"

70.9"

70.9"

71"

Height

63.2"

61"

63"

63.6"

Ground Clearance

7.3"

6.7"

6.7"

8.7"

Wheelbase

102.8"

102.4"

102.4"

104.9"

The design language is impressive but seems like a love child of the Honda Pilot and the Honda Accord with the high riding stance and sloping roofline. A body-colored roofline spoiler is also elegantly tucked in at the rear end of the car. It has a very clean look and you won’t be disappointed with the style quotient of the HR-V. The salient features of the crossover are:

  • Rain Sensing Variable speed intermittent windshield wipers (Sport and above)
  • Reverse Linked Intermittent rear window wiper
  • Projector Beam Halogen headlamps
  • Power side mirrors
  • One-touch moonroof with tilt (EX and above)
  • Rear Privacy Glass (EX and above)

In case you forget to lock your car and walk away, the car has smart entry with a walk-away auto-lock feature which will lock the car as soon as the key sensor is more than 10 feet away from the car.

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2020 Honda HR-V SUV Exterior
2020 Honda HR-V SUV Exterior
2020 Honda HR-V SUV Exterior
2020 Honda HR-V SUV Exterior
2020 Honda HR-V SUV Exterior
2020 Honda HR-V SUV Exterior

2020 Honda HR-V Safety

9.8/10

As in the previous model year, there are a lot of safety features that come as standard in the HR-V. Regrettably, to keep costs low, the lower trims lack some essential safety features. All trims above the Sport come with many safety features that can be very useful in the normal driving days and some features that become an absolute necessity on the highway.

Other features that make it stand out in its class are:

  • Collision Mitigation Braking system
  • Road Departure Mitigation System
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Lane Keeping Assist System
  • Forward Collision Warning
  • Multi-Angle rearview Camera
  • Vehicle Stability with Traction Control
  • Anti Lock Braking System with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring
  • Dual Stage SRS Airbags
  • Roll Over Sensor
  • 3-point safety belts with two way tensioner
  • LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children

With the ACE type body shell, the car shell has designated crumple zones and reinforced sections to make sure that passengers are safe in the event of a collision.

2020 Honda HR-V Competition

7.0/10

Honda HR-V vs Hyundai Kona

South Korean auto conglomerate, Hyundai’s Kona SUV is a well-equipped vehicle that certainly has the feel of a semi-premium car and the Kona holds its own with a refined engine, almost the same amount of space and comes in $700 lesser than the Honda. Though Honda HR-V is more fuel-efficient, the cars cannot be more evenly matched with Hyundai Kona taking the pole position by a very narrow margin.

2020 Hyundai Kona

Honda HR-V Vs Kia Soul

Sister brand of South Korean giant Hyundai, Kia’s Soul is battling it out for supremacy with the HR-V in the subcompact crossover segment. Often confused as a wagon or a hatchback due to its form factor, the car is based on the Kona platform. With more cargo space than the Kona, the Kia Soul continues to be a practical and thrilling vehicle. When equipped with the optional turbocharged engine, the Kia Soul becomes one of the fastest in its segment. The HR-V offers a better fuel economy, more cargo space, and better safety features to trump out the Soul and be a better buying choice at a slightly higher price.

2020 Kia Soul

Honda HR-V Vs Subaru Crosstrek

Subaru, the contender from Japan, known for its boxer engines and off-road capabilities, has the Crosstrek competing with the Honda HR-V. A practical car with AWD as a default across all trims along with the added capability for off-road, the Crosstrek is perfect match for adventurers. The Crosstrek is cheaper, has more safety features, gets best-in-class fuel economy, and segment-leading variable cargo space.

2020 Subaru Crosstrek

2020 Honda HR-V Final Verdict

8.0/10

While the lack of much-needed safety options in the lower trims and an underperforming engine does cost it the pole position, the subcompact crossover by Honda is a great vehicle. Honda Magic Seats and superb fuel economy help beat out the competition by a big margin. the Honda H-RV has been awarded the Top Safety Pick for 2019 by IIHS and overall 5-star rating by the NHTSA in 2020 and builds on the same premise of its predecessor and takes it forward. If you want something that can offer safety, practicality, and usage, give this car a serious consideration.

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2020 Honda HR-V Overall Reviews


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William J. Eye

2020 Honda HR-V

EX 4dr SUV (1.8L 4cyl CVT)

9

User Overall Rating

Posted On: August 10, 2020

Premium but not swanky

Pros - Cargo, apple carplay, gas average

Cons - No moonroof, rear door handles, flat black side mirrors

Overall Review

9 /10 Overall Rating

I've never really been able to notice the difference between how two cars drive. Same with my new HRV as well which has been a wonderful daily driver.

9/10
Features
10/10
Interior
8/10
Design
9/10
Safety
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Deal Value
10/10
Dealer Review

MS

Michael L. Stone

2020 Honda HR-V

EX-L 4dr SUV AWD (1.8L 4cyl CVT)

10

User Overall Rating

Posted On: August 10, 2020

HR-V is more inclined towards efficiency

Pros - CVT drivetrain, optional alloy wheel design, great on gas

Cons - Misses dual exhausts, rear windshield inhibits visibility, no rear center cupholders

Overall Review

10 /10 Overall Rating

Drives adroitly and efficiently in every condition. AWD for better traction in snow and 2WD for better gas economy. All this makes hrv best of both worlds. If there is anything it can improve on, that would be the rear windshield which inhibits visibility significantly.

10/10
Features
9/10
Interior
10/10
Design
10/10
Safety
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Deal Value
10/10
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Robert L. Hadley

2020 Honda HR-V

LX 4dr SUV (1.8L 4cyl CVT)

7

User Overall Rating

Posted On: August 10, 2020

Everything in here is optional

Pros - Wheels, parking sensors and remote start

Cons - CVT, basic equipment like spoiler also cones optional

Overall Review

7 /10 Overall Rating

Its just engine that comes standard in hrv, everything else has been kept optional it seems. In LX trim, one needs to pay separately for basic equipments like roof spoiler, parking sensors, alloy wheels and what not. What I would have appreciated in option rather would have been automatic transmission. Not everyone is a fan of CVTs.

9/10
Features
7/10
Interior
7/10
Design
8/10
Safety
7/10
Reliability
7/10
Deal Value
10/10
Dealer Review

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Top User Reviews

9

User Overall Rating

Premium but not swanky

I've never really been able to notice the difference between how two cars drive. Same with my new HRV as well which has been a wonderful daily driver.

by William J. Eye

10

User Overall Rating

HR-V is more inclined towards efficiency

Drives adroitly and efficiently in every condition. AWD for better traction in snow and 2WD for better gas economy. All this makes hrv best of both worlds. If there is anything it can improve on, that would be the rear windshield which inhibits visibility significantly.

by Michael L. Stone

7

User Overall Rating

Everything in here is optional

Its just engine that comes standard in hrv, everything else has been kept optional it seems. In LX trim, one needs to pay separately for basic equipments like roof spoiler, parking sensors, alloy wheels and what not. What I would have appreciated in option rather would have been automatic transmission. Not everyone is a fan of CVTs.

by Robert L. Hadley

10

User Overall Rating

Perfect for our family

Such a wonderfully priced compact suv that can do just about everything it is asked to. Literally everything. Takes us to places, keeps us safe, warm, entertained, and most of all, comfortable. Not many trips to gas stations is one more reason why we can't stop talking about it. Honda HRV is the best.

by Richard C. Zawacki

7

User Overall Rating

Sports trim of HRV doesn't actually sit well with the name

If comfort along with safety and precise handling are the questions, hrv should and will not fail. But as the name suggests sports, there should have been more to it. That "more" is called as performance in terms of power which this suv seems to be unaware of.

by Deborah R. Crum

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