Vehicle Profile: 2023 Honda HR-V
Meet the next-generation Honda HR-V
For the 2023 model year, the Honda HR-V is all-new. Now in its second generation, the subcompact SUV rides on the same platform as the current-gen Civic as opposed to the Fit hatchback, as it did before. This and other changes have led to better ride quality, more tech, and a modern, upscale interior.
Design and comfort
Coming from the 2022 model to the 2023 model, the biggest change for the new Honda HR-V is the design. Honda used a technology called “laser brazing” to join the roof and side panels seamlessly, giving the next-gen HR-V a more sophisticated look. Inside, it features a minimalist, contemporary dashboard with tasteful honeycomb detailing, giving the whole cabin an upscale feel. And options like the one-touch power moonroof, dual-zone climate control, and heated leather-trimmed front seats go a long way toward providing a high level of comfort.
Passenger and cargo space
One thing that hasn’t changed about the Honda HR-V is its generous interior space for both passengers and cargo. Despite its compact exterior dimensions, the car offers nearly 42 inches of legroom and over 39 inches of headroom at the front, and only slightly below that at the rear. There’s also room for 24.4 cubic feet of stuff in the trunk, which grows to 55.1 cubic feet with the rear seats folded. All of these figures are near the top of the subcompact segment, and thanks to the simple-to-use 60/40 split-folding rear seat, getting just the right configuration for passengers and cargo is easy.
Performance and efficiency
Every 2023 Honda HR-V features a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine under the hood. It’s good for 158 horsepower and 138 lb-ft of torque and is connected to a continuously variable automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard, though Real Time AWD™ is offered as an option across the lineup for drivers seeking more traction in low-grip weather conditions. The engine’s small size and smooth CVT earns it good fuel economy numbers: it gets an EPA-estimated 26 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway.
Driver assistance technologies
One of the 2023 HR-V’s most notable features is Honda Sensing®, a suite of advanced driver assistance systems that comes as standard equipment on all models. It includes a Collision Mitigation Braking System™, which can automatically brake to avoid accidents with vehicles or pedestrians. It also has Road Departure Mitigation, a Lane Keeping Assist System, Traffic Sign Recognition System, and Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow. This last feature is especially convenient on long family road trips.
Infotainment and connectivity
Some of the biggest upgrades for the HR-V’s second generation have to do with infotainment and connectivity. The Honda subcompact SUV now comes with either a 7-inch or 9-inch touch-screen display with built-in Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ smartphone integration. At the top-level EX-L trim, this integration is wireless and comes with a wireless smartphone charging pad, making it easy to completely eliminate cable clutter. Other standard features include three USB ports, Bluetooth® connectivity, and a four-speaker sound system. A 180-watt, 8-speaker premium audio setup is standard on the EX-L.
Thanks to its spacious interior, high level of standard features, and eye-catching design, the 2023 Honda HR-V is a choice ride for any individual or small family looking to get from A to B in comfort, style, and safety.
 26 city/32 highway/28 combined mpg rating for 2WD trims. 25 city/30 highway/27 combined mpg rating for AWD trims. Based on 2023 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.
This article is presented by Avery Greene Honda.