Brand-new 2021 Honda HR-V is an outstanding SUV with compact-car dimensions, excellent fuel economy, and affordable price. Moreover, the appealing exterior will draw more attention, and ensure the recognizable style on the streets. The cabin offers plenty of high-quality material, elegant design, and unique features. As is the case with all Honda vehicles, safety is on a remarkable level.
Under the hood of HR-V will be a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine, powerful enough to achieve first-rate results. One of the main advantages of the upcoming crossover is the fuel-economy. There’s no other car in the class that can return similar figures. Equally important is the price. The HR-V will be more economical than most of the rivals.
2021 Honda HR-V News
The 2021 Honda HR-V introduces the fresh, attractive look and a couple of exterior changes. According to rumors, new HR-V will adopt a sportier design language and styling. For example, the sloping roof adds a coupe-like profile to the vehicle. On the other hand, the rear-window refines that slopes even further. In the same fashion, the car’s body design leaning more toward the Civic model.
The fascia could go through cosmetic treatment as well. The engineers from Honda will try to improve the aerodynamics of the vehicle by changing the front end. Moreover, the cabin will see a new layout. As a result, a high level of comfort is ensured.
On top of that, Touring trim level will offer more optional equipment, bigger wheels and expanded safety features. The HR-V offers 17-inch wheels as a standard option, but customers can purchase additional 18-inch wheels. Also, the higher trims add a power moonroof, roof rails and much more.
Inside the cabin of 2021 Honda HR-V, you’ll find more than enough comfort. So, expect soft-touch materials and equipment, to enjoy every moment spent in it. One of the updates for the new version is the 7-inch touch-screen infotainment system. This feature includes a volume knob and the Apple CarPlay/Android Auto compatibility.
The base HR-V uses this user-friendly control system for most of the functions. However, the upper trims have a touch-based setup. The upgraded system can really irritate sometimes, but after a little while, you’ll get used to it. Furthermore, the Touring model adds leather seatings, with a power-adjustable driver’s seat. Also, the Sport version includes a black headliner, sport pedals and gloss-black trim.
The forthcoming crossover offers generous rear-seat legroom, you’ll find much more space than in Mazda CX-3, or Jeep Renegade cabins. The base model comes equipped with a rearview camera, cruise control, and Honda Bluetooth HandsFreeLink. The audio setup consists of the 4-speaker/160-watt system, with USB/auxiliary, and a 5-inch color display.
2021 Honda HR-V Features
2021 Honda HR-V comes in five different versions: the base LX, Sport, EX, EX-L, and Touring. The LX delivers eight exterior and four interior color options. Also, full cloth headliner cloth upholstery and fully galvanized steel body material are included. Next, the Sport model adds features like 18-inch alloy wheels, leather-wrapped steering wheel, steering-wheel paddle shifter, and shift knob. The highlights of the EX version features are front/rear mud flaps, body-colored front/rear bumpers with black rub strip, and chrome door handles.
Likewise, you’ll definitely notice EX-L’s metal-look front bumper intakes, dark chrome grille, rocker panel extensions, and the cargo net. Of course, the most expensive version includes most of the equipment and features. The Touring adds redesigned foglights, a full leather seats, with 8-way-power adjustments, navigation, and LED headlights. Honda’s Real-Time all-wheel-drive system is available as standard only for the Touring model.
The forthcoming 2021 Honda HR-V will use a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine. This unit is capable to produce 141 hp ad 127 lb-ft of torque. The drivetrain is connected with a refined CVT automatic transmission, with updated stepped gear. At full throttle, it makes less noise than before.
Front-wheel drive will be standard for the 2021 HR-V. The all-wheel is available as well for all versions. However, like most of the unibody vehicles in the modern industry, the HR-V isn’t exactly the off-roader. Still, the AWD system can help a bit to keep the traction on rugged terrains.
The EPA city/highway fuel economy is at 28/34 mpg FWD and 27/31 mpg AWD. With these figures, new HR-V will be one of the best fuel-efficient vehicles in the class. The maximum towing capacity is 3,000 pounds.
Release Date and Price
The starting price of 2021 Honda HR-V LX will be around $24,000. The Sport starts slightly higher, just above $26,000. In like manner, the EX carries a price tag of $27,300. The top-ranking Touring model starts just under $32,000.
With these set of prices, 2021 HR-V is more affordable than Mitsubishi Outlander, and Chevrolet Trax. Honda’s crossover has a similar MSRP as Mazda CX-3, but it is more expensive than the Nissan Kicks.
The release date is not yet confirmed. However, the news from the Japanese company predicts that the production will start by the end of 2020.