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Winner of the Kelley Blue Book Resale Award for Best Subcompact Crossover, the 2019 Honda HR-V epitomizes the affordable family SUV. With ample room for passengers and cargo, a great array of built-in technology, and impressive fuel economy, the newly refreshed HR-V is essentially a large car in a small SUV’s body. And who can complain about that, especially considering it’s also one of the cheapest compact SUVs in America?

 

What’s New in the 2019 HR-V?

A slight carryover from last year, the 2019 Honda HR-V has gone through a minor facelift.

  • The new HR-V has freshened up its wardrobe a bit, offering a more elegant exterior design that features a bolder grille and slimmer headlights.
  • Sport and Touring trims join the LX, EX, and EX-L models.
  • Honda Sensing safety is now optional across all five HR-V trims.
  • Inside, the new HR-V’s dash looks like the outgoing model’s, although it no longer comes with an available manual. However, it does have a revamped touchscreen display with a volume knob and integrated Android Auto and Apple CarPlay technology.

In all, the additions and changes only make the ’19 HR-V a better crossover, and this model is just one reason why Honda was handed this year’s U.S. News & World Report Best SUV Brand Award.

See the 2019 Honda HR-V's Facelift

How Many MPGs Does the HR-V Get?

Depending on trim, EPA-estimated fuel economy for the 2019 HR-V equals 28 mpg (city) and 34 mpg (highway), for a combined 31 mpg. High-end fuel efficiency makes the HR-V a more practical SUV than rivals like the Crosstrek and Kona.

 

How Much Passenger Space is in the 2019 HR-V?

Passenger volume for the HR-V beats many competitors in the subcompact SUV segment, including the Nissan Kicks and Hyundai Kona. With seating for five, the new Honda HR-V comes with 100.1 cubic feet of passenger volume. That translates to the following front- and rear-seat measurements:

  • Headroom (Front/Rear) – 39.5 inches/38.3 inches
  • Legroom (Front/Rear) – 41.2 inches/39.3 inches
  • Shoulder Room (Front/Rear) – 56.8 inches/54.5 inches
  • Hip Room (Front/Rear) – 53.1 inches/47.4 inches

With specs like these, it’s no surprise the HR-V is quickly becoming one of the more popular Honda SUVs.

2019 Honda HR-V Cargo Volume

 

What’s the 2019 HR-V Cargo Volume?

The innovative 60/40-split 2nd-row Magic Seat allows you to accommodate just about everything. Pop the seat down to make room for up to 8-foot-long gear. Fold the rear passenger seat cushions up to fit tall, potted cacti. Flip the entire second row up to allow for 4 feet of vertical storage space.

All in all, maximum cargo space in the HR-V comes in at 58.8 cubic feet, which is greater than the Kicks, Kona, and even the Subaru Crosstrek.

 

What Features Come Standard in the HR-V?

In the base 2019 Honda HR-V LX, the following noteworthy features come standard:

  • Bluetooth® Streaming with HandsFreeLink®
  • Multi-Angle Rearview Camera with Guidelines
  • Remote Entry
  • USB Ports
  • Halogen Projector-Beam Daylight Running Lights
  • 2nd-Row Magic Seat
  • 5-inch Color LCD Screen

 Upgraded features available on the Sport, EX, EX-L, and Touring HR-V trims include:

  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Dual-Mode Paddle Shifters
  • Sport Pedals (Sport trim only)
  • Leather Steering Wheel
  • 7-inch Display Audio Touch-Screen
  • Fog Lights
  • Heated Front Seats
  • One-Touch Power Moonroof with Tilt
  • Smart Entry with Walk Away Auto Lock®
  • Push Button Start
  • HD Radio
  • Automatic-Dimming Rearview Mirror
  • Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation
  • 8-Way Power Driver’s Seat
  • Auto-On/Off LED Headlights
  • HomeLink® Remote System

 

Is the 2019 HR-V Safe?

Garnering a perfect 5-star NHTSA safety rating and an IIHS Top Safety Pick, the new Honda HR-V is absolutely one of the safest SUVs in the country.

Several safety improvements have been made for the HR-V this year, such as better headlights, SmartVent® airbags, and trim-wide availability of the Honda Sensing suite. Standard in the HR-V EX, Honda Sensing includes Collision Mitigation Braking, Road Departure Mitigation, Adaptive Cruise Control, and Forward Collision Warning.

Other driver-assistive technologies and safety features available on select HR-V trims include Real Time AWD with Intelligent Control System, LaneWatch, and Lane Keeping Assist.

 

How Much Does the New HR-V Cost?

With a starting price of just over $20,000, the latest 2019 HR-V is a more affordable family crossover than the Toyota C-HR and Subaru Crosstrek wagon. Better yet, as KBB’s choice for Best Resale Value in its class, the HR-V will net you an exceptional 60-month return of about 41% — better than the C-HR and Mazda CX-3.

 

Are There Good HR-V Lease Offers or Finance Specials in Arizona?

If you’re looking to finance or lease a small family SUV in Phoenix, the HR-V is a perfect choice. Browse our current Honda lease deals and HR-V financing specials to get started. For more details about the new HR-V, speak with your nearest Honda dealer in Arizona. We have numerous locations throughout Phoenix Valley.

 

 

Sources & Photos:

https://automobiles.honda.com/hr-v

https://www.kbb.com/new-cars/best-resale-value-awards/best-resale-subcompact-suv-crossover/

https://cars.usnews.com/cars-trucks/best-vehicle-brand-awards

https://www.iihs.org/iihs/news/desktopnews/honda-hr-v-earns-2019-top-safety-pick-award

https://www.nhtsa.gov/vehicle/2019/HONDA/HR-V/SUV/AWD