All-New 2024 Honda HR-V Redesign, Specs, Price – The previous version of the HR-V may be considered “good enough,” which is unusual for Honda. The interior was refined, the cabin was OK but a touch tinny, the power was just OK, and the back seats were too small for kids to grow into. The little crossover was built on the Honda Fit’s platform. Honda’s newest generation of the HR-V is available only in the United States (the rest of the world receives a smaller model) and is based on the excellent chassis of the newest generation of the Civic. The previous 1.8-liter engine has been swapped out for a larger 2.0-liter i-VTEC four-cylinder that produces 158 horsepower and 138 lb-ft of torque. Newer entertainment and safety systems, as well as a plusher cabin, are standard. We drove around Oregon and Washington to test the latest-generation Honda HR-V.
If you need a compact SUV but don’t want to break the bank, the new 2024 Honda HR-V is a good choice. The inside of the HR-V is well-appointed, with comfortable seating for five people across three rows, a roomy trunk, and a straightforward multimedia system. It’s one of the rare small SUVs that’s fun to drive on twisty roads and provides a smooth ride over potholes and other road imperfections. Apple CarPlay and adaptive cruise control are standard equipment in the HR-V. The HR-V’s drawback is that the four-cylinder engine needs help quickly bringing this SUV up to speed. The revamped HR-V is a superior SUV over its forerunner, but it still falls short of the competition.
Honda redesigned the HR-V for 2024 to compete with the glut of chic and affordable subcompact SUVs. The previous generation was valuable and cheap, although it was inferior to the Hyundai Kona, Kia Seltos, and Mazda CX-30. So, it shouldn’t be a shock that the new HR-V looks very different from the old one. The 2.0-liter naturally aspirated inline-four from Honda’s compact sedan, the Civic, is used in the new HR-V. The 2.0-liter naturally aspirated inline-four from Honda’s compact sedan, the Civic, is used in the new HR-V.
All-New 2024 Honda HR-V Redesign
As annoying as it may be to admit, the previous model HR-V requires regular glances out the window into the driveway to remember its appearance. The new model benefits significantly from Honda’s most recent design trends. The wider track, lower belt line, and reshaped fenders help the subcompact car present an air of superiority. The V’s fascia exudes sophistication with details like the delicately patterned grille and the slim, Accord-inspired LED headlamps. New roof moldings and concealed windshield wipers enhance the vehicle’s streamlined appearance.
Depending on the trim you choose, the honeycomb matte-finished front grille is replaced by a horizontal design grille, and the standard alloy wheels are upgraded to either 18-inch split five-spoke wheels on the Sport trim or Shark Grey 17-inch alloy wheels on the HR-V EX-L. The rear privacy glass is tinted in both higher-end packages—chrome tailpipes set apart the Sport, while the EX-motorized L’s sunroof makes it stand out.
There are seven distinct hues to choose from, some exclusive to higher trim tiers. All models are offered in Crystal Black, Lunar Silver, Modern Steel, and Platinum White Pearl for an additional $395. Two new hues, Aegean Blue and Milano Red complement the Sport package. Midnight Amethyst Metallic is an optional $395 upgrade available exclusively on the EX level, replacing Milano Red. Any color besides Milano Red is available to order on the top-tier EX-L variant.
The All-New 2024 Honda HR-V cabin takes cues from the stylish new Civic, making for a timeless and enticing look. There is much room for customization in the front seats, which are both supportive and comfortable. The departing model featured Honda’s innovative Magic Seat in the second row, which flips and folds the rear bench to produce a shallow, flat floor. That innovation allowed the HR-V to set the standard for freight capacity in its class, despite its compact dimensions. The new HR-V no longer includes this capability, but Honda says the cargo area is more expansive, and the lift-over height is lower, making it easier to load bulky objects.
CarPlay and Android Auto are standard on all models’ infotainment systems’ touchscreen displays, with wireless connectivity available on the more extensive 9.0-inch panel found only in the top EX-L trim. The EX-L also includes a wireless charging station as standard equipment. The availability of extras like Wi-Fi hotspots, in-dash navigation systems, and SiriusXM satellite radio is also anticipated.
The Insight and Accord hybrid drivetrains are used in the HR-V, but a 2.0-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine producing 158 horsepower is standard on the U.S. model. If you’re wondering, that is the same engine that powers the Civic’s entry-level trim. Since the HR-V shares its platform with the Civic, a 180-horsepower turbocharged 1.5-liter or a hybrid powertrain could be counted to the range in the future. The HR-2.0-liter V’s four-cylinder engine seems sluggish and lacks guts. Currently, all trims come standard with front-wheel drive and a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT), but an all-wheel industry is configurable. We weren’t given the subdued agility we’ve come to expect from Honda vehicles in the previous HR-V, but that has been remedied with a chassis lifted straight from the lively Civic.
The All-New 2024 Honda HR-V comes standard with front-wheel drive, but our test vehicle was outfitted with Honda’s Real Time AWD system, including Hill Descent Control. The HR-V has Normal, Snow, and Econ as its three primary drive modes. Snow mode reduces throttle responsiveness, optimizes the transmission and all-wheel drive (AWD) for snowy situations, and disables the engine’s automatic stop/start system compared to Normal mode. Like other Honda vehicles, the Econ adjusts the throttle input ratios and employs a more efficient air conditioning cycle to maximize efficiency. For comparison, the EPA estimates that the all-wheel-drive model gets 25/30/27 mpg in city, highway, and combined driving, while the two-wheel-drive version gets 26/32/28 mpg.
All-New 2024 Honda HR-V Release Date and Price
The starting price for the All-New 2024 Honda HR-V is $23,650. Compared to other subcompact SUVs, that price is above the norm. However, the fully loaded cost of an HR-V is only $28,950, which is significantly less than that of several leading competitors. To round out its SUV lineup, Honda offers the HR-V underneath the smaller CR-V and the larger Passport and Pilot. Honda is planning to debut the 2024 HR-V in the summer of 2023 in the States.