Ever since its arrival to the US market, HR-V is one of the most favorite compact crossovers. However, SUV class is the most popular automotive segment, and its small sub-class is a leader among its bigger siblings. That is why companies find hard to maintain sales and popularity. Innovations are must for each new vehicle. The 2019 Honda HR-V will bring redesign. Recently, in Japan, we could find leaked photos of the facelifted vehicle. We expect more space in the cabin and slight lift of ground clearance. With it, this subcompact SUV will be ideal for small family trips.
2019 Honda HR-V redesign
With small dimensions, some enthusiasts could find the 2019 Honda HR-V as a hatchback. However, it is a subcompact crossover with excellent capabilities. Its size allows superb agility. This is one of the reasons why it is so popular among drivers. In 2019, the HR-V will get the same dimensions. But, revisit of the front and rear end will make it fresh. According to a picture of the front fascia, minor touches on grille and highlight are two most important changes.
2019 Honda HR-V specs
The sole solution for engine room is a 1.8-liter inline-four drivetrain. It is coming in pair with a 6-speed manual transmission. Engineers will place a CVT automatic gearbox as an alternative option. These transmissions are sending power to front wheels by default. Another option is all-wheel drive. The 2019 Honda HR-V can produce 140 hp and 130 lb-ft of torque. The great fuel economy goes up to 35 mpg on the highway with FWD setup. The Honda HR-V is not getting an electric battery and hybrid model for next season. Although its bigger brothers Pilot and CR-V will get a plug-in version, the subcompact SUV is not following that trend.
2019 Honda HR-V price
Another advantage of the subcompact crossover is its price. With the cost of just over $20,000, it will be more attractive to buyers with less money. Furthermore, the 2019 Honda HR-V is going to be a budget-saver with its superb fuel economy. Nevertheless, top of the lineup models will have the price around $28k.