The upcoming 2019 Honda HR-V is a subcompact-crossover SUV with the surprisingly roomy interior. It is also a very fuel-efficient model and it offers all-wheel drive setup and both manual and automatic transmission. The price is more than fair, and for 2019, HR-V gains new Aegean Blue Metallic exterior color.
However, there are no mechanical changes to the forthcoming model. Generally, if you are looking for a compact SUV with the good interior room, all-weather capability and you want to save some money, Honda HR-V is the answer.
2019 Honda HR-V Exterior is great looking
Honda once again showed the talent for fitting a vehicle in a very small space. The 2019 Honda HR-V is a diminutive hauler, especially when viewed from the side. This SUV looks more like a coupe to be exact, mostly thanks to its sloping roof. The styling design looks even more handsome thanks to rear-window slopes and 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels.
EX and EX-L models will benefit from a moonroof and roof rails. The new exterior paint is Aegean Blue Metallic. The sporty profile is additional boosted thanks to a sharply curves contours. HR-V model offers a list of practical features such as rooftop bike carrier or roof-rack crossbars.
2019 Honda HR-V Interior Updates and Trims
Just like the exterior, the 2019 Honda HR-V suffered few minor interior updates. However, the interior looks modern and upscale. The 4-door SUV is able to accumulate five passengers comfortably. Higher trim levels add leather seating that will make new HR-V a luxurious crossover SUV.
The LCD interface is a 5 inch and is available on all models. Knobs and buttons are nicely placed and within drivers reach. EX and EX-L models opted for a more touch-based system with fewer buttons. The cabin overall looks sophisticated and the outward visibility is good.
For the entertainment, there is a mighty system with a 4-speaker/160-watt. Also, there is Bluetooth connectivity and plenty of USB/auxiliary inputs. Furthermore, with the higher trims, one can choose features like a power moonroof, heated front seats. There are also options to upgrade to the bigger 7-inch touchscreen, touch-sensitive climate system and better audio system with six speakers.
Passenger space is acceptable and the front seats are supportive. However, lumbar support is not in the offer, just like power adjustments. The back seats are equally comfortable as the front one, but the bolstering is far from ideal. The all-new HR-V offers a “Lanewatch” feature. It comes with a camera that is built into the passenger-side mirror and it displays a live video of vehicle’s right side when the right-turn signal is on. This system covers four times bigger area than the regular side mirror.
Like many SUVs in this class, the newest 2019 Honda HR-V will come with advanced safety. The Back-Up Camera, Rear Child Safety Locks, Low Tire Pressure Warning, VSA Electronic Stability Control and plenty of fronts and rear Airbags with Curtain for the first and second row are some of them.
2019 Honda HR-V Engine and Transmission system
The approaching 2019 Honda HR-V offers only one drivetrain. A 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine is placed under the hood and it can produce 141 HP and 127 lb-ft of torque. Honda Civic offers almost the same engine and the same number of horsepower. A smooth 6-speed manual transmission is standard, while more premium CVT automatic gearbox is an option.
However, the new model will also get turbo engine. The company said that this model will have a much more powerful engine with great fuel economy. Unfortunately, at this moment official numbers of the turbo engine are not yet provided.
Fuel Economy, Top Speed and Acceleration
The EPA fuel economy is rated at combined/city/highway driving 28-31/25-28/31-34 mpg. Top speed of this SUV is 117 mph while the acceleration is from 0 to 62 mph in 9.3 sec. The new model will be available with front-wheel drive setup that comes as standard and all-wheel drive configuration are optional.
The newest 2019 Honda HR-V isn’t made for serious off-roading, however, an all-wheel-drive helps a lot and it improves the traction, especially in snowy and dusty terrains.
2019 Honda HR-V Price and Date of Arrival
The price of an all-new 2019 Honda HR-V is somewhere around $21,000. Top-range EX-L is priced at $28,000. These prices undercut some rivals like Chevy Trax, Nissan Juke, Jeep Renegade, Mazda CX-3 and Fiat 500X.
The newest Honda’s crossover SUV will hit the dealerships at the second half of 2018. Furthermore, for this price one will get very safety SUV with great fuel economy and power.