All New 2023 Honda HR-V is Affordable and Upscale

authorBy Shreya

Honda has revealed lots of new information about the upcoming 2023 HR-V, including pricing, engine specs, and features. One of the most prominent newcomers in the subcompact crossover segment, the all-new HR-V is slightly more expensive than before, with prices starting at $24,895.

Trim levels include LX, Sport, and EX-L, with the Sport ($26,895) distinguishing itself with 18-inch wheels and black exterior trim. The EX-L, which starts at $28,695, includes a leather interior and a larger touchscreen.  

What’s new?

  • Built on the 11th-generation Honda Civic
  • Couple inches wider than its predecessor, nearly 9 inches longer, and has a 1.7-inch-longer wheelbase.
  • New independent rear suspension, which should improve ride and handling

Powertrain and Engine

  • The base engine is a 2.0-liter inline-four shared by the Civic sedan and hatchback.
  • It makes 158 horsepower and 138 pound-feet of torque, better than the old HR-141-hp V's 1.8-liter engine but still merely adequate for an SUV
  • Front-wheel drive is standard, with all-wheel drive available for an additional $1500.
  • Transmission: CVT
  • Fuel efficiency: estimated to return 26 mpg city, 32 mpg highway and 28 mpg combined with front-wheel drive. 

Cabin

The dashboard is almost a replica of the new Civic's cabin, with a strong horizontal orientation and minimal cutlines to avoid windshield reflections. The fetching honeycomb mesh goes from door to door

The fetching honeycomb mesh goes from door to door Between the soft yet sturdy front seats is a unique – and somewhat curvy – centre console that's generously upholstered even in the base model.

Infotainment

  • Standard 7-inch digital instrumentation includes the tachometer, digital speedometer and multi-information display (separate analog speedometer included)
  • Standard 7-inch color touchscreen with Apple CarPlay® & Android Auto™ compatibility
  • Available HD 9-inch color touchscreen with wireless Apple CarPlay® & Android Auto™ compatibility (EX-L)

Key safety features

  • Standard Honda Sensing®
  • Next-gen front airbags as well as standard side-impact and front occupant knee airbags
  • Honda dealerships will begin receiving 2023 HR-V vehicles this month.

Honda dealerships will begin receiving 2023 HR-V vehicles this month.