Our Opinion - 2024 Honda Hr-V Review

Honda’s entry-level SUV, the HR-V, is useful and affordable because it is made up of parts from different cars that the company already had in stock. The HR-V handles well on the road thanks to its chassis, which is based on the Civic small car. However, its 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine is a failure, and the continuously variable automatic transmission is even worse. We wish Honda would make a hybrid car with the same drivetrain as the Accord hybrid. That way, the company could compete more closely with Toyota’s popular Corolla Cross. That being said, the HR-V’s useful interior, high-tech electronics, and driving assistance systems will have to do for now.

It’s not a surprise that Honda still needs to change the HR-V for 2024 since they redesigned it for 2023.


  • A wide range of active safety steps.
  • Well-built inside.
  • It was a nice ride, and the driving was good.


  • Over time.
  • Not good at using fuel.
  • Noise when speeding up quickly.

In Europe, the HR-V has a hybrid motor based on the Accord. In the US, however, it only has a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder gasoline engine with 158 horsepower. If this sounds like something you’ve heard before, it’s because the Civic uses the same engine. The HR-V took 9.4 seconds to go from 0 to 60 mph in our acceleration tests. It is more than a full second slower than the faster Mazda CX-30 that doesn’t have a turbocharger. The HR-V’s 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine is dull and weak. However, since the SUV and Civic share a base, a 180-hp turbocharged 1.5-liter engine or a hybrid powertrain could be added in the future. You can get all-wheel drive on any model right now, but front-wheel drive and a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) come as standard.

Honda puts a lot of driver-assistance features in the HR-V, such as adaptive speed control and lane-keeping assist. Check out the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) webpages to learn more about the HR-V’s crash test scores. Some important safety factors are:

  • Normal automatic stopping in an emergency.
  • Regular lane exit alarm that aids in maintaining your position within the lane.
  • It comes with adaptive speed control.

The HR-V’s interior is sleek and stylish, with design cues from the Civic. The front seats can be adjusted in a lot of different ways and are supportive and comfy. Inside the HR-V, there are many careful touches and well-placed storage spaces, even though the outside looks pretty simple. The HR-V’s usefulness is one of its best features. In our tests, the trunk space was big enough for seven carry-on bags, and with the back seats folding down, we could fit 22 suitcases behind the front row.

Front-wheel drive cars are expected to get 26 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway, making them the most fuel-efficient. It gets only 30 mpg on the highway and 25 mpg in the city when all-wheel drive is added. The HR-V got two more miles per gallon than the EPA predicted on our 75-mph highway fuel-efficiency test route. One tank of gas let us drive 440 miles on the highway.

All models come with either a 7.0-inch or 9.0-inch touchscreen navigation system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The larger screen lets you connect wirelessly to both services, but it’s only available on the top-of-the-line EX-L trim. There is a portable charging pad for smartphones that comes with the EX-L. There is also SiriusXM satellite radio and a Wi-Fi hotspot.

The HR-V’s Sport trim makes the most sense out of the three trims that are offered, and we like how it looks more aggressive from the outside. Also, the only trim level that comes with the biggest 18-inch wheels is this one.

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