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.
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.
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?
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.
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