The Honda HR-V subcompact SUV is all-new for the 2023 model year. Entering its second generation, the HR-V now rides on the same platform as the current-gen Civic instead of the Fit hatchback, as the previous model did. This helps the HR-V deliver a better ride than before, being more sure-footed and stable on the road. It also has more tech and an upscale interior that commuters, couples, and families in Sherwood will appreciate. Here’s a look at the 2023 Honda HR-V at Russell Honda.
Some vehicles enter a new generation and still look quite a lot like the outgoing model. Not the 2023 Honda HR-V. Its design is radically different thanks to a technology that Honda calls “laser brazing,” which enabled the automaker to join the roof and side panels together seamlessly, giving the next-gen SUV a more sophisticated style.
Inside, the HR-V’s dashboard catches your eye with its contemporary and minimalist design, which features eye-catching honeycomb detailing. The latest HR-V feels nicely upscale along with options like dual-zone climate control, heated leather-trimmed front seats, and a one-touch power moonroof.
The first-gen Honda HR-V was a solid choice for families seeking generous interior space, and that hasn’t changed with the second-gen model. Though externally compact and maneuverable, the HR-V offers almost 42 inches of legroom and more than 39 inches of headroom in the front row. The measurements for second-row space are just slightly shy of these. That means plenty of space to stretch your legs and avoid rubbing shoulders, even for grown-up passengers.
In the trunk, you get 24.4 cubic feet of room with the seats up and 55.1 cubic feet with the seats down, putting the HR-V near the top of the subcompact segment. And with the easy-to-use 60/40 split-folding rear seats, finding just the right configuration for passengers and cargo is quick and simple.
Regardless of trim level, all 2023 Honda HR-V models use a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine to get you moving. This is bigger than the prior motor and can now send 158 horsepower to the front wheels via a continuously variable transmission. The power delivery is smooth and predictable, making for a pleasant and relaxed drive. You can equip any HR-V model with Real Time AWD™ to get more traction in low-grip driving conditions. As for fuel economy, you can expect about 26 miles per gallon in the city and 32 mpg on the highway.
As with all new Honda models, the 2023 HR-V is equipped with Honda Sensing® at every trim level. This is an advanced suite of driver-assistance technologies that helps you avoid or mitigate collisions in a variety of situations throughout Arkansas.
The suite includes Collision Mitigation Braking System™ with pedestrian detection, Lane Keeping Assist System, Road Departure Mitigation, and Traffic Sign Recognition System. If you do a lot of highway driving, the Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow is especially useful for reducing fatigue behind the wheel.
For the 2023 model year, the Honda HR-V receives a wide range of infotainment and connectivity upgrades. The Honda SUV is now offered with either a 7-inch or 9-inch touch-screen display with built-in wireless Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay® compatibility, enabling you to use smartphone apps straight from the touch screen. With that functionality and with the wireless smartphone charging feature — standard on the HR-V EX-L — you’ll no longer have a reason to keep cables around in the cabin. The HR-V also comes with standard Bluetooth® connectivity and three USB ports. On the EX-L, a premium 8-speaker sound system brings new life to your favorite tunes.
The 2023 Honda HR-V is now available for sale. Visit Russell Honda in Sherwood, Arizona, to get behind the wheel of the HR-V and go for a test drive.