in Brooklyn Center, MN
The 2020 Honda HR-V is an affordable alternative to its big sister, the CR-V. When looking for a subcompact crossover with ample space and significant upgrades, the CR-V is a solid choice. It features a variety of trim options, a solid engine with peak performance capabilities, and an impressive array of standard and available tech and safety features.
Honda offers the 2020 HR-V in five trim levels: LX, Sport, EX, EX-L, and Touring. All trims come with a sleek and stylish exterior design, projector-beam halogen headlights, remote entry, and LED brake lights. The Sport trim includes roof rails and fog lights, while the EX and EX-L provide a moon roof and smart entry with walk-away auto-lock. The top-trim Touring model includes LED headlights with automatic on and off rather than the halogen headlights that come standard on the lower-trim models.
All trim levels of the 2020 Honda HR-V include a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine with 141 horsepower and 127 pound-feet of torque. The engine is paired to a Continuously Variable Automatic Transmission, or CVT, with standard front-wheel drive on all models but the Touring, which has standard all-wheel drive. However, all-wheel drive is optional on all trim levels for those drivers hoping to upgrade. The powerful subcompact crossover can tow up to 5,000 pounds.
The 1.8-liter engine is perfect for cruising around the city. It’s responsive to driver input, and it handles well on tight corners and narrow streets with its excellent steering and road connection. The suspension and wheels keep passengers supported across a variety of terrains. The HR-V has, overall, the sporty feel of a well-structured sedan in the body of a subcompact crossover.
The 2020 Honda HR-V seats five very comfortably in its supportive seats. Despite the modest size, there’s plenty of head and legroom for all passengers. Leather-trimmed and heated seats are available in top-trim levels. The back row of seats folds flat for those times when you need to transport lots of cargo. Even with all the seats in use, however, the cargo space is still substantial. Tech is at the forefront of the convenience features in the HR-V’s cabin. The base LX trim comes with a 5-inch color LCD screen with Bluetooth compatibility, while all other trim levels offer a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment screen with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, HondaLink, and Pandora capabilities. For those looking for luxury tech features, the top-of-the-line Touring trim includes voice recognition and HD digital traffic updates.
Honda offers a plethora of safety features at varying trim levels on the 2020 Honda HR-V. Standard across all trims are elements like a rearview camera with static or dynamic guidelines, LED daytime running lights, car seat connectors, and child locks on the rear doors. In the top three trim levels, advanced driver-assist technologies include adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, lane departure warning, forward collision warning with automatic braking, and a road departure mitigation system. Honda Lane Watch and automatic high-beam headlights are also offered on the top trim levels.