Honda HR-V Sport
Honda HR-V Touring
Honda HR-V Touring

2021 Honda HR-V

Pros: Impressive cargo room in a small package; excellent visibility; nimble handling and outstanding maneuverability; good selection of available features

Cons: Cabin ambiance is rather bland; “virtual” climate and audio controls are tricky to use when driving; middling acceleration

CG Says: The 2021 Honda HR-V adds a new wheel design and standard rear privacy glass to the Sport model. The topline Touring trim has been dropped. The subcompact-sized SUV slots below the compact Honda CR-V in size and price. The HR-V is based on the platform of the recently discontinued Honda Fit subcompact car. A 141-horsepower, 1.8-liter 4-cylinder with a continuously variable transmission is the HR-V’s lone powertrain. Front-wheel is standard and all-wheel drive is optional on all models. HR-V trim levels ascend through Honda’s traditional LX, Sport, EX, and EX-L monikers. Standard features on all include a rearview camera, electronic parking brake, alloy wheels, tilt-telescopic steering wheel with audio and cruise-control buttons, Bluetooth connectivity, and Pandora internet radio. Higher trim levels can be equipped with a 7-inch touchscreen interface, keyless entry and starting, Honda’s LaneWatch side-view camera, Honda Digital Traffic, leather trim, power sunroof, and heated front seats. Available safety features include collision-mitigation braking, road-departure mitigation, adaptive cruise control, and lane-keep assist. The HR-V is a solid entry in a fast-growing segment. It offers fine passenger and cargo room for its size, respectable fuel economy, and a sporty driving personality. A somewhat bland cabin and limited highway-passing power disappoint, however.

The Facts
Class Subcompact SUV
Body Style(s) 4-door wagon
Passenger Count 5
Drive Wheels front-wheel drive, all-wheel drive
Manufacturer Honda
Nation of Manufacture Mexico
Base Prices LX: $22,140
AWD LX: $23,640
Sport: $24,090
AWD Sport: $25,590
EX: $25,340
AWD EX:$26,840
EX-L: $26,940
AWD EX-L: $28,440

Base Engine
1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine
Std. Transmission
Avail. Transmission
EPA City Range (mpg)
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)

Honda HR-V Sport
2021 Honda HR-V
Road Tests and Additional Info
NHTSA Ratings
Overall - 5

(5 is the highest rating)

Front Crash - 4
Side Crash - 5
Rollover - 4

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