The fun-size 2020 Honda HR-V is good at all things that you’d expect from a subcompact vehicle. Great fuel economy and excellent reliability are right up there. But there’s also some unexpected benefits to driving an HR-V that you might not have expected from a smaller vehicle. In this guide to the 2020 Honda HR-V, we’ll dive into the expected and surprising qualities of this little SUV.
A Whole Lot of Savings
Starting at just over $20,000, the 2020 Honda HR-V is easy on your wallet. And it’s good value for your money overall. But the savings don’t end once you drive this SUV off the dealer’s lot. You save every time you drive by the gas pump and don’t have to stop. The HR-V gets as much as 28 city miles and 34 highway miles per gallon, saving you hundreds of dollars in fuel costs every year. And that’s not all. The Honda HR-V is a reliable vehicle with great resale value. So it’ll last and last until you want the newest model. And then because it’s kept its value so well, selling the 2020 HR-V will help you with money down on your next vehicle.
And what standard features do you get on the 2020 Honda HR-V? The highlights include a 5-inch audio display, rearview camera, Bluetooth, USB port, four-speaker stereo, and Magic Seat folding second row. The Magic Seat brings us to our next point.
If you’ve never been inside a subcompact SUV, you might imagine cramped quarters. Not so with the 2020 Honda HR-V. For it’s class, the HR-V is pretty roomy. Unless you’re an NBA player, the spacious front seats provide sufficient head- and legroom. But the real magic is in the back seat. There’s abundant legroom, making for happy kids and backseat passengers. And with the second-row Magic Seat, that passenger space becomes cargo room in an instant when released. What’s left is a level surface that turns the 24.3 cubic feet of room behind the second row into 58.8 cubes when the second row is folded.
Which Honda HR-V is Right for Me?
If you’re looking at the standard features on the 2020 HR-V and you know you want more, well, there’s more. Just one step up, you get the HR-V Sport, starting at $22,520. The touchscreen is 2 inches bigger, and it comes with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and an extra USB port. Paddle shifters, sport pedals, and active noise cancellation are also standard. That ought to be the sweet spot for most buyers.
But if you want more, the HR-V EX ($23,970) adds lots of comfort and convenience, like heated front seats, moonroof, proximity keyless entry, automatic climate control, and heated outside mirrors. The HR-V EX-L ($25,570) adds leather-trimmed seats and an auto-dimming rearview mirror.
The HR-V Touring ($28,890) is the cream of the crop and adds navigation, an eight-way power-adjustable driver's seat, LED headlights and fog lights, and a universal garage door opener.
*Any MPG listed is based on model year EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack age/condition (hybrid only) and other factors. For additional information about EPA ratings, visit http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/label/learn-more-PHEV-label.shtml.
** Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA's) New Car Assessment Program. Model tested with standard side airbags (SABs). For additional information on the 5-Star Safety Ratings program, please visit www.safercar.gov.