2019 Honda HR-V Starts At $20,520, Ditches Manual Transmission

Following a preview last month, Honda has now released detailed information about the 2019 HR-V, including pricing for the U.S. market.

The updated subcompact SUV goes on sale today with a starting MSRP of $20,520 (excluding $995 destination), which is what you’ll pay for a base LX model with front-wheel drive.

The 2019 HR-V adds two new trims (Sport and Touring), subtle styling tweaks, and new technology including the Honda Sensing pack of safety and driver-assistive systems.

As far as the styling is concerned, the 2019 HR-V brings a refreshed front end with revised bumpers, headlights, and grille, as well as a new signature for the taillights. The new Sport grade slots between LX and EX and can be recognized thanks to the blackout trim, dedicated 18-inch wheels, gloss black side mirrors, and a honeycomb pattern grille. Also new for 2019 is the range-topping Touring grade that features multi-element LED headlights, dark chrome trim, LED fog lights, and exclusive 17-inch machined alloys.

The cabin gets some new stuff too, with highlights including a new 7-inch Display Audio system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, new seat fabrics and upper door panels, a revised cupholder, as well as a redesigned instrument panel with a large analog speedometer and digital tachometer. EX models and above gain a 4.2-inch TFT Driver Information Interface color display, while Touring models feature an exclusive navigation system that adds sharper graphics and 3D landmarks.

2019 HR-V Sport models receive a unique interior treatment that consists of a black headliner, gloss-black trim and sport pedals, while EX and EX-L models get a fresh upholstery with contrast stitching. Finally, Touring models offer double-stitched leather seats with 8-way power adjustment for the driver.

While the engine stays the same 141-hp 1.8-liter four-cylinder, you can’t have it with a six-speed manual anymore. The CVT is now the only choice, and customers can choose between standard FWD or optional AWD.

Honda talks about tweaks to the CVT that result in “a more natural driving feel and quieter operation,” plus upgrades to the available AWD system that are said to improve performance in low-traction conditions such as snow. The revamped HR-V should be more refined as well, thanks to supplementary sound deadening in the floor and fenders and the addition of Active Noise Cancelling on Sport and above grades.

On the safety front, EX and higher trims get Honda Sensing for the first time. The bundle includes Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS), Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS), and Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) with Lane Departure Warning (LDW).

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  • S3XY

    That actually looks kind of cool

  • Dr Professor Weezle Eye

    Each dollar spent in this Honda HI-V, equals 10 units of pure UGLY!

    Everything from the A pillar back is a disaster.

  • Soob

    Looks a bit more upscale then before.

  • William

    The directional wheel trend needs to go away…

  • Paul

    Hmmm, they ditched the manual. Must not have been selling enough of them It looks pretty good too.

  • ME

    They still dont offer blind spot warning, rather a passenger mirror camera, silly.

  • I love Hondas but this, feels like glass in my eyes every time I see it.

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