The 2019 Honda HR-V is a compact vehicle but with a lot of space making it quite clear that small is always better. Compared to Nissan Juke and Mazda CX-3, it provides more interior room and comfort.
You could easily store bulky or tall items behind the front seats because of the HR-V’s flip-up magic seat. Buyers get to choose between automatic or manual transmission, and all-wheel or front-wheel drive system.
2019 Honda HR-V Exterior and Interior Design
The entire layout of the interior is pretty much upscale with quality materials. In the top-line versions, there is Tan leather seating available. All the models have an LCD interface for infotainment right in the center dash making it very convenient and classy. The EX-L and EX models have touch-based systems, while the LX models have climate systems and audio with traditional knobs and buttons. In the 2019 model, the front passenger seat can be folded back for extra comfort to form what is commonly referred to as the HR-V’s Long Mode. With this setup, you could easily carry large items like lumber and surfboards.
The exterior of the 2019 Honda HR-V is unique with a sloping roof, a further sloping rear-window, and a rear-door handle located right where the arrow is formed by the window. It also features alloy wheels and the EX-L and EX models have a power moonroof which is very amazing. It is made very sporty by the sharply curved side contours and add-ons like a rooftop bike carrier and roof-rack crossbars.
2019 Honda HR-V Engine, Performance and Fuel Economy
The engine of the 2019 Honda HR-V is a powerful 4-cylinder 1.8 liter capable of producing 141 horsepower and a torque of 127 lb-ft. It has a choice of either a 6-speed manual transmission or a CVT automatic. For the manual transmission, there is only the front-wheel drive but automatic transmission customers get the option of an all-wheel drive. The performance of this vehicle is pretty much flawless both off-road and on-road, with the best comfort and state of the art safety technology.
At up to 34 mpg, fuel-conscious consumers will definitely love this vehicle. It has a better fuel economy than the Chevloret Trax and Jeep Renegade.
Cargo Space and Storage
Hauling large items and stacking carry-on cases is made very easy by the “Magic Seat” technology. The rear seat can also be easily folded up thereby providing space for taller items. The lift-over height is just 25.8 inches making it very easy for you to lift heavy objects into the trunk. Storage is definitely not a problem when it comes to this model compared to all its competitors.
2019 Honda HR-V Cost, Rivals and Debut
The suggested price by the manufacturers is about $20,500 for the base model. The top end models cost $27,000. It is, therefore, cheaper than its competitors such as the Nissan Juke, Fiat 500X, Mitsubishi Outlander Sport and Chevrolet Trax. Its starting price is just above the Jeep Renegade which makes it affordable to its customers. It will debut at the end of this year.
The 2019 Honda HR-V is a compact vehicle that provides enough storage room and comfort to its customers.