Review: 2019 Honda HR-V

Review: 2019 Honda HR-V

If you’re looking to cruise around the winding upstate New York roads in a subcompact SUV, we highly recommend that you consider the 2019 Honda HR-V. While it’s smallest option in Honda’s crossover/SUV lineup, we feel that it comes with many advantages.

New for the 2019 model, the Honda HR-V is visually refreshed. There are updated bumpers, new headlights and LED daytime running lights, an upgraded grille, and new taillights.

Read on the learn about all of the reasons we’re loving the 2019 Honda HR-V.

Trim Levels and Features

You’ll be able to choose from five different trim levels with the 2019 Honda HR-V: LX, Sport, EX, EX-L, and Touring. Standard features include 17-inch aluminum wheels, a 5-inch infotainment screen, halogen projector headlights, a multi-angle rearview camera, and Bluetooth streaming audio. Should you choose a higher trim level, you’ll be rewarded with some truly impressive features including: a larger infotainment screen with integrated Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, leather interior (including a leather shift knob and leather wrapped steering wheel), push-button start with keyless entry, heated front seats, and the impressive Honda Sensing safety suite.

Performance

There is only one engine option for the 2019 HR-V – a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine that puts out 141 horsepower and 127 lb-ft of torque. All engines are a CVT transmission and all-wheel drive is an option on all trim levels except for the Touring, where it is standard. The 2019 HR-V with front-wheel drive is rated at 28/34 mpg city/highway*, where the LX with all-wheel drive earns 27/31. All other all-wheel drive trims are rated 26/31 mpg.

Safety

Of course we’re going to touch on safety in this review. Safety is generally at the top of the list in today’s day in age when someone is looking for a vehicle, and, we’ve come to expect the best of the best from Honda. The 2019 Honda HR-V is no exception and received the highest possible ratings from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

We mentioned Honda Sensing earlier and it’s worth noting that it’s now standard on the EX trim level and above. This impressive safety suite gives drivers helpful features like, auto high beams, autobraking technology, forward collision warnings and pedestrian detection, lane departure, road departure assist, and adaptive cruise control. On models tested with this safety package, the 2019 Honda HR-V received a Superior rating from the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety, their highest rating.

In short, the 2019 Honda HR-V is the whole package. It’s fun to drive, safe, and affordable. If you think this is the next car for you, give us a call at Friendly Honda in Poughkeepsie, New York today!


*2019 EPA MILEAGE BASED ON 2019 EPA MILEAGE RATINGS. USE FOR COMPARISON PURPOSES ONLY. YOUR ACTUAL MILEAGE WILL VARY, DEPENDING ON HOW YOU DRIVE AND MAINTAIN YOUR VEHICLE, DRIVING CONDITIONS, BATTERY PACK AGE/CONDITION (HYBRID MODELS ONLY) AND OTHER FACTORS.

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