Compare 2019 vs 2018 Honda HR-V



2019 Honda HR-V vs 2018 Honda HR-V
2019 Honda HR-V 2018 Honda HR-V

  Engine

1.8L I4 1.8L I4

  Horsepower

141 141

  MPG (City/Highway)

28/34 * 25/33 *

  Transmission

CVT 6-speed manual

2019 Honda HR-V vs 2018 Honda HR-V

Serving Michigan City, IN

The award-winning Honda HR-V has been near the top of the ever-more-popular subcompact SUV class since it debuted in 2016. Now the best subcompact crossover for the money as ranked by U.S. News and World Report is getting a mid-cycle refresh for the 2019 model year. Here’s how the upgraded HR-V compares to its 2018 predecessor.

Performance

Both the 2018 and 2019 models are powered by a four-cylinder engine that gets 141 horsepower and 127 lb-ft of torque. The six-speed manual transmission is offered only in the 2018 model but has been discontinued for 2019. The continuously variable transmission (CVT), optional for 2018, is the only option for the 2019 HR-V. The newer model also has an updated suspension and all-wheel system, variable ratio steering, and increased sound dampening construction.

You’ll get an EPA-estimated 28/34 city/highway miles per gallon with front-wheel drive and 27/31 with available all-wheel drive. All-wheel drive is standard for the high-end Touring trim.

Appearance

The 2019 HR-V is characterized by an enlarged chrome grille insert and LED headlamps, a front-end look inspired by the CR-V and Civic. Two new-for-2019 trims, the Sport and Touring trims, have been treated to all-new, distinctive wheel designs. The Sport trim is also equipped with paddle shifters, fog lights, and special lower-body trim for a more aggressive appearance, while the Touring trim has LED headlights and fog lights.

Features

The Honda Sensing driver assistance package was previously unavailable on the HR-V. For 2019, all trims but the base model are equipped with this feature bundle, which includes adaptive cruise control, automated emergency braking, and lane-keeping assist.

The available touchscreen infotainment system has been upgraded for 2019 with smartphone connectivity through Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as a new volume knob. The new Touring trim adds real-time integrated traffic and navigation as well as an eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, the Sports trim gets an upgraded audio system and a leather-trimmed steering wheel.

Bosak Honda Michigan City is your source for the 2018 and 2019 HR-V. No matter which of these great Honda crossovers you’re interested in, our knowledgeable team will be happy to arrange your test drive.

* Based on 2019 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

Based on 2018 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.