What’s New on the 2019 Honda HR-V?

By Product Expert | Posted in Honda HR-V, New Models on Wednesday, August 15th, 2018 at 6:19 pm
2019 Honda HR-V parked downtown outside bar

2019 Honda HR-V Vs 2018 Honda HR-V

If you remember automotive shopping 20 or 25 years ago, you remember a world of extremes. If you wanted the efficiency and agility of a small car, you had underwhelming sedan options that lacked refinement, safety features or decent capability. On the other hand, if you wanted a safely-constructed vehicle with excellent visibility and ride height, you had gigantic, gas-guzzling SUVs that could compete in a monster truck rally.

These days, crossovers have arisen as a perfect middle ground between the rugged capabilities of a truck-frame SUV and the nimble urban performance of a car. Within this segment, drivers are now able to choose between vehicles that provide confident driving for a family of eight or a vehicle that’s perfect for an individual or couple and parallel parks nicely.

We have more options than ever before.

Among these crossover classes, the subcompact crossover is a best friend for drivers who want urban practicality and weekend fun. These vehicles are small enough to be parked anywhere but also have the versatility and visibility of a bigger SUV, often with all-wheel drive along for the ride.

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As a refined and technology-filled model, the Honda HR-V has spent its short-so-far life delighting and impressing. It’s agile. It’s fun. Best of all, it’s the embodiment of the values which lead a driver to the subcompact crossover class. For 2019, it becomes even better!

What Has Honda Changed for the 2019 Honda HR-V?

The first change drivers will notice on the 2019 Honda HR-V is the design. The front-end, bumper, grille, headlights and fascia have all been restyled. These innovative design elements bring the HR-V in line with the all-new 2018 Honda Accord and current-generation Honda Civic.

The taillights have also been redesigned and drivers who opt for the Sport or Touring trim levels will notice even more design upgrades.

Speaking of, the 2019 Honda HR-V is now available in Sport and Touring trim levels. Sport provides drivers with 18-inch wheels and sleek and unique styling elements. Touring takes the refinement and polish of the 2019 Honda HR-V up a notch, adding LED headlights (multi-element), a power-adjustable driver’s seat and interior leather for seating.

New for 2019, drivers who choose the Honda HR-V EX trim level and above will get Honda Sensing®, a comprehensive suite of active safety features.

[READ MORE: Find out about Honda Sensing® here!]

The Display Audio infotainment system has also received an upgrade that sees Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ compatibility included as well as a physical volume control knob.

Engine and Transmission Changes for the 2019 Honda HR-V

While the 2019 Honda HR-V will be keeping its naturally-aspirated 1.8L DOHC i-VTEC® 4-cylinder engine, the transmission has been upgraded. Across trim levels, drivers will be able to shift smoothly and experience optimal efficiency with Honda’s upgraded CVT. This transmission has been updated to include revised shift mapping, lower noise levels and more!

The best part of the transmission in the 2019 Honda HR-V is that it’s available to drivers at every trim level. Gone is the standard manual transmission for the base model Honda HR-V.

2019 Honda HR-V Sport trim level against gray background

2019 Honda HR-V Sport

2019 honda hr-v touring against gray background

2019 Honda HR-V Touring

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While we eagerly await the arrival of the 2019 Honda HR-V, you can eliminate worries as to whether or not you’ll be able to find one. Simply, contact us today and we’ll get your name on a list for the 2019 Honda HR-V when it arrives.

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