In most cases, things with subcompact crossovers are pretty simple, you have to compromise in many ways. First of all, the cabin is tight, while the cargo area is small. Also, the overall interior quality is usually low, as there are many low-rent materials that are there because of a competitive price. The HR-V is a completely different story. It is better than other models in the class in almost every aspect. It is bigger, more spacious, more fuel-efficient etc. That’s the main reason why most car experts consider this model the best subcompact crossover around. Therefore, we have no reason to believe that the 2021 Honda HR-V will feature any particular changes.
We presume that the next-year model will carry on in the same way and that the current generation won’t be redesigned in the next couple of years, despite it’s present on the market since 2015. We count on the same design characteristics, though a couple of smaller updates are possible, particularly in terms of standard equipment. In any case, the new model should hit the market in a typical time of year and price changes are not expected.
2021 Honda HR-V Design
In terms of base design characteristics, the current generation is expected to remain in production for the next couple of years. We presume the 2021 Honda HR-V will keep the same styling as well, which is pretty much completely adapted to the brand’s current design language. We’ve seen a couple of minor tweaks in the past several years, but the overall exterior design is pretty much the same as in the model that debuted in 2015. The HR-V is a quite big crossover. With around 103 inches in wheelbase, it is one of the biggest models in the class, which definitely has a highly positive impact on the interior space and overall comfort.
On the inside, the 2021 Honda HR-V should also carry on in the same way. Unlike most subcompact crossovers that are full of cheap plastics, this one looks pretty upscale. Most materials are hi-grade and the overall impression is pretty good. The dashboard looks relatively simple, but attractive at the same time, thanks to the attractive shape and nice materials.
In terms of comfort, we have to say that this is one of the most spacious models in the class. Both rows are adult-friendly, while the front seats are also very supportive and really appropriate for longer trims. Also, the sound insulation is pretty good, so you won’t hear too much noise, even at highway speeds.
The cargo area is one of the biggest in the class. There are almost 25 cubic feet behind rear seats. Once you fold down rear seats, the capacity increases to 58 cubic feet, which sounds really impressive.
The HR-V is impressive in many ways, but also has a few weak points. The biggest complaint goes to the list of standard equipment. Base models come with a pretty basic 5-inch center display, Bluetooth and one USB port. Also, a rearview camera is the only standard feature. Fortunately, things are much better in higher trims.
All models except the base one come with a 7-inch touchscreen, which works pretty good and also comes with smartphone goodies like Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Also, there are additional USB ports, more speakers, satellite radio, navigation and many more things. Also, the list of available safety features is pretty long and includes things like Honda Sensing suite of advanced safety features. This package includes things like lane departure warning, lane keep assist, road departure mitigation, adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, and automatic emergency braking. Additionally, you can get parking sensors, blind-spot camera system and more.
2021 Honda HR-V Engines
Things are pretty simple under the hood of this crossover. The only engine in the offer is a familiar 1.8-liter four-cylinder, which features a max output of 141 horsepower. With such an amount of power, you can’t count on any spectacular performances. Also, most drivers are not fans of a CVT gearbox. Still, no one can deny that this transmission has a highly positive impact on fuel economy. After all, the HR-V is one of the most fuel-efficient models in the class. You can count on about 28 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway. Those are some of the highest ratings in the class. The 2021 Honda HR-V will continue in the same way.
2021 Honda HR-V Release Date and Price
The 2021 Honda HR-V is about to come without more important changes. Therefore, we don’t believe it will come before the last quarter of the next year. Also, the price should remain pretty much the same. The current model starts at around 21.000 dollars. Biggest rivals are models like Toyota C-HR, Nissan Kicks, Mazda CX-3 etc.