Vehicle Details: 2021 Honda HR-V Technology
The HR-V is the smallest crossover in the Honda lineup, but still roomy enough for the whole family. Affordable and efficient, the 2021 Honda HR-V offers customers advanced technologies at a good value, including active safety systems and infotainment features.
Infotainment and connectivity technologies
All but the base Honda HR-V LX come standard with a 7-inch infotainment touch-screen display with all of the usual connectivity features found in other Honda vehicles. That includes Bluetooth® connectivity for hands-free calling and audio streaming as well as Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ smartphone integration, which enables users to control their smart devices directly from the touch screen.
The smartphone integration is particularly useful as it means you don’t need to learn how to use new apps or a new interface. You can simply continue using the smartphone apps you already know and love. It also makes it easy for you to use the navigational app of your choice if you didn’t opt for the Honda HR-V Touring, which has a built-in navigation system of its own.
Additionally, the 2021 Honda Sport, EX, and EX-L all boast standard HondaLink compatibility, which you can use to remotely check your vehicle’s current mileage, remaining fuel range, and oil life. If the HR-V has built-in navigation, you can also search for destinations on your smartphone and send them directly to the system before leaving.
For more tech, the EX adds dual-mode paddle shifters as well as keyless entry with Walk Away Auto Lock®, which is a nice feature for those prone to forget locking their car. And finally, the EX-L comes with a 180-watt, six-speaker audio system, up from four speakers on the lower trim levels, for that extra musical goodness.
Smart safety technologies
Like almost all modern Honda vehicles, the 2021 Honda HR-V is available with Honda Sensing®, a suite of advanced active and driver-assist technologies. Offered as an option on the base LX model and as standard equipment at the other trim levels, the suite includes four major features: Collision Mitigation Braking System™, Road Departure Mitigation System, Adaptive Cruise Control, and Lane Keeping Assist System.
The first of these features is the most notable. Using an advanced sensor array, CMBS™ can detect an impending frontal collision and warn you that you should hit the brakes. If it determines the collision to be unavoidable, the system can automatically apply brake pressure for you to mitigate the impact.
RDMS can provide steering assistance to help you return to your lane — useful if you happen to drowsily drift out of the lane — while LKAS subtly works to keep you centered in your lane — a nice convenience when driving on the freeway. Finally, ACC enhances regular cruise control by helping you maintain a set distance behind a detected vehicle on the highway. It can even bring the HR-V to a complete stop and, after a tap on the throttle, get back up to cruising speeds.
If you’re in the market for an affordable compact SUV with competitive features, make sure to get a closer look at the 2021 Honda HR-V.
This article is presented by Hardin County Honda.