2023 Honda HR-V | A Complete Review!
2023 Honda HR-V – Overview
To combat the onslaught of desirable and appealing small SUVs, Honda is preparing a gorgeous redesign for the HR-V in 2023.
Teaser images reveal that it will look different from the European edition.
The old model was functional and inexpensive, but the restyled vehicle will need more curb appeal and a more appealing engine to compete with industry leaders like the Hyundai Kona, Kia Seltos, and Mazda CX-30.
The HR-V will undoubtedly have a four-cylinder engine, but we don’t know if it will be turbocharged or normally aspirated.
The second-row Magic Seat is set to return; the makeover will also include a redesigned cabin with new electronics.
For the 2023 model year, Honda’s smallest crossover will be entirely revamped, with a spring launch scheduled.
The price of the 2023 HR-V shouldn’t be too much higher than the current model.
The expected price of all new 2023 Honda HR-V starts at $23,000 in the USA.
The HR-V will likely feature a more modern interior design with this new generation, possibly inspired by the newly remodelled 2022 Civic.
This technique would result in a classic and appealing interior for the HR-V.
The previous model included Honda’s innovative Magic Seat, which allows the backbench to fold down to a shallow, flat floor.
Despite its small size, the HR-V led the market in load capacity thanks to this innovation.
All variants are expected to come standard with a touchscreen infotainment system that supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
The infotainment screen on the European version of the HR-V sits tall in the middle of the dashboard and appears to be larger than the 7.0-inch screen in the previous model.
At the very least, we expect onboard Wi-Fi, SiriusXM radio, an in-dash navigation to be available as options.
By 2023, we expect the HR-V to get more standard driver-assistance technology, including more advanced features like lane-keeping assist and adaptive cruise control.
In addition, the following are important safety features:
- Automatic emergency braking is standard.
- Lane-departure warning.
- Lane-keeping assist is standard.
- Adaptive cruise control is a standard feature.
Engine Specifications & Performance
The HR-V will be offered with a hybrid powertrain adopted from the Insight and Accord hybrid vehicles in Europe, but Honda hasn’t said what engine would be found under the hood of its smallest SUV in North America.
We expect Honda to offer a more powerful powertrain in the next-generation HR-V, including a 158-hp 2.0-litre four-cylinder derived from the Civic compact vehicle and the Civic’s 180-hp turbocharged 1.5-litre four-cylinder.
The outgoing HR-V lacked the quiet athleticism we’ve expected from modern Hondas and a remarkably supple ride over potholed roads, so we’re looking for improvements there.
There’s no news yet on how efficient the new HR-fuel V will be, but the previous generation was incredibly fuel-efficient, so it’ll have a lot to live up to.