If you seeking for compact-car dimensions, good price, and fuel-efficient SUV, the 2019 Honda HR-V delivers all of that. The new model comes loaded with features and with two fresh trim levels. Moreover, the Honda HR-V offers more passenger volume than the competition.
This SUV has a better fuel economy than Jeep Renegade and Chevrolet Trax and available all-while drive, unlike the Toyota C-HR or Nissan Kicks. Awesome features like rear Magic Seat give more cargo-carrying capacity, while new driver-assist safety systems make this vehicle more appealing. Under the hood of the HR-V will be a 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine, paired with new CVT automatic transmission.
2019 Honda HR-V Redesign
For 2019, the Honda HR-V will get a seriously large amount of changes. The new styling, both for the exterior and the cabin is on the way, two new trims will be available and the addition of Honda Sensing on higher trims as well. The front end will get a major makeover and with it, the 2019 Honda HR-V now has a sportier look. With this exterior design, the new model is more in line with the Civic.
Also, the new Touring and Sport trim levels will expand the HR-V’s wheels and exterior treatment options. The sloping roof of the new model gives a coupe-like profile and the rear-window processing that slopes further. The rear-door handles sit right where the window form its arrow. The Sport trim level comes with 18-inch wheels, while the other roll on 17-inches. The higher trims include a power moonroof and roof rails.
2019 Honda HR-V Configurations
The new 2019 Honda HR-V will have five trim levels: the base LX, Sport, EX, EX-L, and Touring. The LX comes with eight exterior and four interior colors, full cloth headliner, cloth upholstery and fully galvanized steel body material. The Sport adds 18-inch alloy wheels, leather-wrapped steering wheel, steering-wheel paddle shifters, shift knob,
The EX-L brings metal-look front bumper insert, dark chrome grille, body-colored front bumper, rocker panel extensions, and the cargo net. The top-ranking Touring model comes with a leather interior with 8-way-power driver’s seat, navigation plus LED headlights and foglights. Furthermore, Honda’s Real-Time AWD all-wheel-drive system will be standard on the Touring trim and optional on the other models. Accessories also include front and rear chrome garnishes.
2019 Honda HR-V Interior
The upcoming 2019 Honda HR-V will get a gentle interior makeover. The 7-inch touch-screen infotainment system will get a volume knob and the Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility is included. The base model keeps a user-friendly climate-control system, while all of the others still handle with a touch-based setup. This setup can be very annoying to operate sometimes, especially while the vehicle is in motion. The brand-new Touring trim adds bolstered leather seatings, with a power-adjustable driver’s seat.
Moreover, the Sport trim will have a black headliner, sport pedals and gloss-black trim. In this class of vehicles, the new Honda offers more rear-seat legroom than the Mazda CX-3 or Jeep Renegade. The standard feature for the base model includes a rearview camera, Honda Bluetooth HandsFreeLink system, and the cruise control. The audio system consists of a 4-speaker/160-watt system with USB/auxiliary inputs and a 5-inch color display.
2019 Honda HR-V Specs
The 2019 Honda HR-V will us a 1.8-liter 4-cylinder powertrain that makes 141 hp and 127 lb-ft of torque. These figures are quite similar to the unit used in the Honda Civic. The engine is connected with a refined CVT automatic transmission, with stepped gear changing. At full throttle, this will make the operation much quieter. Front-wheel drive is the standard setup, with the all-wheel drive is available with all models.
Like most unibody car-based-crossovers, the new model isn’t exactly meant for off-road adventures. However, the AWD system can help to keep the traction on dusty roads or snowy mountains. The EPA city/highway fuel economy is 28/34 mpg for four-wheel drive system and 27/31 mpg for all-wheel drive. With this number, the HR-V is one of the most fuel-efficient SUVs on the market. Also, the HR-V is set to tow up to 3,000 pounds.
2019 Honda HR-V Release Date and Price
The forthcoming 2019 Honda HR-V wears an MSRP of $21,500 for a base LX FWD model. The Sport rises that price up to $23,300, while the EX starts at $24,700. The highest trim level, the Touring starts just under $30,000. With these set of prices, the 2019 Honda HR-V cost less than the Chevrolet Trax and Mitsubishi Outlander Sport. The HR-V has a similar price like the Mazda CX-3 but is more expensive than the starting price of a Nissan Kicks.
We expect that the new model will hold better resale values than the Jeep Renegade, Fiat 500X and Chevrolet Trax. With so many changes that will occur, the fans can’t wait to see the new HR-V. However, we still don’t have precise information about the release date. Rumors from the Japanese company says that the new model will hit the streets before the third quartal of 2019.