When we talk about subcompact SUVs, the first thing that would come to anyone’s mind is a small-sized car. But Honda HR-V, a subcompact crossover, has defied the notion by offering great seating and cargo space.
Let’s discover the crossover in detail to find out whether you should buy it or not
Are there any changes in the new Honda HR-V 2020?
There are no major changes in the new Honda 2020 HR-V. However, the subcompact SUV stands out from both inside and outside. The front shimmering grille enhances the exterior design. The new LED headlight comes with LED DRL.
In a nutshell
- The HR-V comes with a 1.8 Litre, 4 Cylinder engine that delivers 141 horsepower and 129 ft-lb torque
- The fuel mileage is 27 mpg city, 31 mpg highway, and 30 combined
- The basic trim is offered at $21,940
- It features a 17-inch alloy wheel design and powerful suspensions, a tailgate spoiler with LED high mount stop lamps
- It has 24.3 cubic feet of space at the back
The Honda CR-V 2020 is offered in the following variants:
- LX: $21,940
- Sport: $23,640
- EX: $25,090
- EX-L: $26,690
- Touring: $30,010
Cargo Space and Magic Seats
The Honda HR-V has massive boot space. The door at the rare opens wide making certain that you don’t face any problem loading up. It has a width of 1180 mm with a height of 900mm.
The HR-V has 24.3 cubic feet of space at the back which is quite generous for a compact SUV. This space becomes 58.8 cubic feet as you fold down the second row.
The magic seats adapt to any need in a snap to increase the luxury. If you want to lie down, turn the long mode on by folding the two seats against each other in the same column. If you want more standing space for your kids, fold the seats in the second row. And for the utility mode, fold the magic seat down and you will have a lot more space for large objects.
Interior Comfort and Space
With a lot of legroom and headroom, the interiors are spacious. A normal person will have legroom and headroom of around 3 inches. The Panoramic Open Glass Roof allows you to take in expansive views of the outdoors when you open it. Looking like an armrest in the middle, the cup holder is very large. It folds out giving you more space. The driving position also provides you with a commanding view. Although it is not tall like other SUVs, it is a little bit higher than a sedan.
Ride Comfort and Handling
The steering of HR V is not weighty like other vehicles which makes it quite easy for the driver to turn through the toughest turn. You can easily park in tight and congested spaces.
The handling capabilities of the HR-V is also remarkable because of its well-tuned suspension system. The light steering and well-tuned suspensions support the HR-V to go through any type of twisty road and uneven terrain. On top of it, the stability and traction control also comes into play as needed. This gives the vehicle an unmatchable ride comfort that you won’t find in any other subcompact SUV.
It can be a little difficult to use the touchscreen system, especially for the older people as they struggle using technology. But once you are familiar with the interface, it is fun and engaging.
- The HR-V features a Display Audio infotainment system.
- The 7-inch touchscreen comes standard with all variants except the base LX trim.
- It has a big volume knob in the front
- Large screen icons
- Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
The climate control system accurately controls the temperature and vents the air out of the car. The high trim levels come with heated front seats with two versions of heating.
Engine and Transmission
Honda HRV KSA 2020 comes with a four-cylinder engine and continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) that delivers 141 horsepower and 129 ft-lb torque.
The engine is not that swift. If you are a racing enthusiast, it might not satisfy your craving but if you are looking for practicality and space, then you won’t get a better option in this category. The HR-V takes 8 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph and when you add an all-wheel drive, it increases one more second.