The Japanese carmaker has always been a master in making the excellent crossover and HR-V is definitely no exception. Introduce in 2015, the current generation of this entry-level SUV is still among the best models in the class. Spacious and upscale cabin in a combination with excellent fuel economy everything you need for a great crossover. Moreover, this model received a mid-cycle update last year, when we saw new exterior details, as well as interior novelties, including the new touchscreen and infotainment system with smartphone integration. All these novelties clearly indicate that the 2020 Honda HR-V is about to come without more important changes. A complete redesign shouldn’t happen in the next couple of years.
2020 Honda HR-V Redesign
Despite the update, the overall design is still the same as on the model that came four years ago. In terms of the size, this model is slightly bigger than an average subcompact crossover. With 102.8 inches in wheelbase, you can count on a pretty decent amount of interior space, even comparable with some compact models. In terms of the styling, the recent update has brought a couple of aesthetical novelties. There is a new front fascia, as well as tweaks to the bumper. Also, we saw new sets of wheels and color options in the offer. The 2020 Honda HR-V shouldn’t feature any important novelty in this aspect.
Honda’s reputation for great interior quality is evident even in this entry-level model. Hi-quality materials are all around the cabin, while there is just a couple of areas with low-rent materials and they are well hidden. Also, the dashboard looks pretty stylish. The recent update has brought a new touchscreen, as well as a new, more convenient volume knob. However, a new touchscreen is optional.
When it comes to the interior space, you won’t find many models in the class that can compete with Honda in terms of leg and headroom. However, seats are not the most comfortable in the class, as many reports suggest they are too firm and narrow.
On the other side, there is no doubt that the cargo area is very spacious. You can count on 24.3 cubic feet of room under the hatch and a maximum capacity of 58.8 cubic feet. These are some of the highest ratings in the class.
The HR-V is an amazing crossover, but that doesn’t mean there are no drawbacks. The biggest complaint goes to the amount of standard equipment in base models. They come with things like 5-inch audio display, Bluetooth, a USB port, and there aren’t many more standard features on the list. Fortunately, there is a lot of upgrades in higher trim levels, so you can get a new 7-inch touchscreen, automatic climate control, a moonroof, remote start, satellite radio, navigation and more.
2020 Honda HR-V Engine
We don’t expect changes under the hood. The 2020 Honda HR-V will continue with a familiar engine under the hood. It is a well-known 1.8-liter four-cylinder, which is good for 141 horsepower. You can’t expect any spectacular performances with such amount of power, especially if you consider that the engine comes paired with a CVT gearbox. Still, a great thing about this powertrain is amazing fuel economy. You can count on about 28 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway. These are some of the highest ratings in the class.
2020 Honda HR-V Release Date and Price
Since there are no bigger changes to come for the 2020 Honda HR-V, we expect to see it sometime late in the year. Base versions currently go around 20.500 dollars and we count on similar figures for the next year as well.
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