The elegant and roomy 2020 Honda HR-V debuts today in the showrooms, with a starting MSRP of $20,820. However, the starting price doesn’t include the $1,095 of destination charge.
The subcompact crossover SUV went through a refreshment with last year’s model, but the 2020 street-ready has a couple of new things to offer. For example, you’ll notice a new, bolder attitude, alongside the exclusive brand-new features for Sport and Touring trims. Also, the Honda Sensing suite will be available as part of the standard equipment for the EX and higher trims.
On top of that, HR-V will offer class-leading cargo space and probably the best interior in the subcompact segment. Even without the seats folded, the HR-V offers excellent cargo space. The company offers a flip-up seat configuration, which they call a Magic Seat, which turns 25 cubic feet of space into a maximum of 58.8 cubic feet.
2020 Honda HR-V Configurations
2020 HR-V comes in five trims: LX, Sport, EX, EX-L, and Touring. 2019 version brings styling improvements such as refined headlights and remodeled bumpers, taillights, and grille as well. We already mentioned that the LX model would have an MSRP of $20,820.
However, if you choose the available AWD setup, it will raise the price of every model for around $1,000. The HR-V Sport trim was added last year to the lineup, and soon become the second most popular trim among customers. This year, it adds 18-inch wheels as standard and comes with a starting price of $22,520.
Furthermore, the HR-V EX adds the right amount of additional equipment and comes for $23,970, while the EX-L costs $25,570. The Touring also made a debut last year, and now comes with full LED headlights, dark chrome trim, and unique 17-inch machined alloy wheels. Moreover, the customers will adore the upgraded cabin that offers double-stitched leather seats with 8-way power driver seat adjustments. 2020 HR-V Touring starts at $28,890.
The infotainment system includes a 7-inch touchscreen system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration. Keep in mind though that the $1,095 of destination charge is not included in these prices.
Honda Sensing and Driver Assists Features
2020 Honda HR-V EX and above comes with the Honda Sensing suite of safety and driver-assistance technologies as part of standard equipment. This suite includes Adaptive Cruise Control, Forward Collision Warning, Collision Mitigation Braking System, Lane Keeping Assist System, Road Departure Mitigation, and Lane Departure Warning. Moreover, 2020 HR-V will offer a bunch of standard active and passive safety and driver-assistance technologies.
For instance, Vehicle Stability Assist with traction control, side-curtain airbags with rollover sensors, and driver/passenger front/side airbags are available. Furthermore, you’ll find Electronic Brake Distribution, a multi-angle rearview camera with guidelines, Brake Assist, and the company’s next-gen Advanced Compatibility Engineering body structure.
New HR-V gets a 5-Star Overall Vehicle crash safety ratings from the NHTSA. Also, this subcompact crossover targets a Top Safety Pick rating from the IIHS as well.
2020 Honda HR-V Engine
Under the hood of the new 2020 Honda HR-V is a 1.8-liter i-VTEC 4-cylinder engine. This mill produces 141 hp and 127 lb-ft of torque. The powertrain is connected to a continuously variable automatic transmission. Honda offers a Real-Time all-wheel drive as an additional option for each trim. Except for the Touring, which has AWD as standard.
Although the HR-V runs in the FWD mode most of the time, trying to save fuel, when the system identifies wheel slip, a clutch engages and sends power to the rear wheels. As a result, the stability is improved, and the available weather traction is involved in the best possible way.