Our Opinion - 2022 Honda Hr-V Review

Though it’s Honda’s smallest SUV, the HR-V is no slouch when it comes to interior space-planning magic. Even for taller passengers, the cabin has plenty of legroom in the back. Using Honda’s second-row Magic Seats, which fold flat for longer cargo or up off the surface to hold tall items, you can create a variety of clever configurations. When it comes to storage, the HR-V has a lot more room than it should.

There are no tears or stains in the fabric seats of our year-long Honda HR-V SUV. Nevertheless, the interior appears to have been overlooked on in terms of quality. 

In addition, the base model’s infotainment screen is too small to support either Apple CarPlay or Android Auto.

Unfortunately, driving this small SUV is a chore. All the way up to highway speed, the engine groans and squeaks with every step. We wish it had a quieter engine. The HR-AWD V’s and adequate ride height allow it to handle graded dirt roads, making it a suitable vehicle for outdoor enthusiasts. Fuel economy is good, but not as nice as some of its rivals.

A Honda HR-V has a lot going for it, but the segment is becoming increasingly crowded. Competitors have better effectiveness and organizational refinement.

Only one subcompact vehicle remains in Honda’s lineup: The HR-V, which is built on the Fit’s platform but isn’t offered as a standalone model. A Subaru Cross-sectorial, Kia Soul, & Toyota C-HR are all competitors in this SUV’s market. The HR-V will remain unchanged for the 2022 prototype year before the introduction of a new model in 2023.


  • Versatile seats for the 2022 model year
  • Plenty of legroom in the back
  • Fuel efficiency that is second to none.


  • A gradual increase in speed
  • Low-cost interior
  • Base model of Spartan

The 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine in every Honda HR-V produces 141 horsepower and 127 lb-ft of torque. Powered by a CVT automatic transmission. With a top speed of 60mph, the HR-V was slower than its competitors in our tests.

The little Honda gets 28/34 mpg city/highway with FWD. The 26-27/31 mpg rating is for the AWD models.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has given the next year Honda HR-V an overall 5 safety rating. Four stars are awarded for front and rollover tests, & five stars for side crashes. When it comes to safety, the IIHS tried to give the 2021 Honda HR-V good marks overall, but only marginal and poor marks for the headlights.

The HR-V comes standard with an impressive number of active safety features. Fewer than you might expect. Adaptive cruise control, active safety braking, forward lane departure warning, lane-keeping assist, collision warning, & automatic beams aren’t included until you upgrade to the top two trims.

To make the most of its cargo space, the HR-V includes foldable 2nd seats which can be placed to accommodate items that are both long and tall. And it has a lot more cargo space & legroom in the back than Toyota C-HR.

Behind The First And Second Rows Of Seats:

  • the 58.8/24.3 cubic-foot capacity of Honda’s HR-V
  • Honda Civic: 37.7/19.1 litres

First And Second Row Legroom:

  • Inches: 41.2/39.3 inches for Honda HR-V
  • Inches: 43.5/31.7 in. Toyota C-HR

The HR-V comes in seven different shades of paint. Milano Red, for example, can only be had on Sport models; it isn’t available on any other trim levels.

  • Metallic Aegean Blue (medium blue)
  • Pearly Black Crystal
  • Silver Metallic Moonlight
  • It’s a grayish-purple shade of amethyst (extra cost)
  • Milano Red is the colour of choice.
  • Modern Steel with a Metallic Sheen (gray)
  • White Pearls in Platinum (extra cost)

There’s no Apple CarPlay or Android Auto in the base model, but the higher-end trims get a touchscreen infotainment touchscreen with those features. It comes with a standard four-speaker sound system, but a six-speaker option is also available. The two top trim levels come standard with SiriusXM and HD Radio.

A total of four trim levels are available for the HR-V: LX, EX, and EX-L. In our opinion, the EX trim is the best option. The upgraded six-speaker audio system, move start, heated steering wheel, a power moonroof, and most importantly Honda’s active safety features that are included in this model. This particular trim level has a starting price of under $26,000.

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