2018 Honda HR-V: What's Changed
When it comes to the subcompact crossover SUV class, the Honda HR-V has a great reputation. Currently on its second generation which started in 2016, the 2018 Honda HR-V had a facelift that gave this SUV a more engaging and fresher style. It also offers incredible interior quality that will provide you the utmost comfort and luxury. It is also loaded with an overwhelming number of standard and available advanced safety and infotainment features. The 2018 Honda HR-V comes with three trim levels and there will be more for the 2019 model.
Interior / Exterior
The 2018 Honda HR-V is notably sporting a new look. It comes with a new sport grille with an exclusive black honeycomb pattern which gives this car an aggressive and sharp look. Not to mention the edgy tail light shape and energy efficient brake light with LED brightness that gives the vehicle a great personality. The 2018 Honda HR-V has a seating capacity for five people. It offers an impressive cargo space and is loaded with great list of standard and available advanced safety and infotainment system.
The interior of the 2018 Honda HR-V is equally impressive. Much like the Honda CR-V, this one comes with a standard Cloth Seats but you can upgrade such feature into leather upholstery. Heated front seats and leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob are also available. Another notable feature is the second row Magic Seat which provides you with additional cargo capacity.
Infotainment / Security
The infotainment features of the 2018 Honda HR-V are equally impressive. It comes with a standard 5 inch color display for the infotainment system. Other notable standard features include a USB port, Bluetooth Streaming Audio and four speaker audio system. You can also add other handful available features like navigation system, voice recognition capability, satellite and HD Radio, a larger touch screen (7 inch), Pandora capability and text message function.
Safety wise, the 2018 Honda HR-V comes with a standard multi-angle rearview camera while the higher trim levels offer the so-called Honda LaneWatch which is a unique blind spot monitoring system. The safety feature for the 2018 Honda HR-V may not be as overwhelming as the other vehicles from its class but the 2019 year model is armed with Honda Sensing Suite which offers impressive driver assistance technology for advanced safety. This includes Collition Mitigation Braking System, Road Departure Mitigation System, Adaptive Cruise Control and Lane Keeping Assist System.
As far as the performance is concerned, the 2018 Honda HR-V may not be the fastest SUV around but it is certainly fun to drive. The power comes from the standard 1.8L four cylinder engine that is backed by six speed manual transmission. A CVT Transmission is made available for Honda HR-V LX and EX trims while a standard feature for the Honda HR-V EX-L. An AWD option is also available for all trim levels