2020 Honda HR-V

Rating7.7

Ranked #5 in Subcompact Suv

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Starting MSRP 

$22,320 - $28,890

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Key Spec of 2020 Honda HR-V
fuel economy

27/29/31

fuel type

Regular Unleaded

horsepower

141 hp @ 6500 rpm

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

ProsConsWhat's New

Spacious cabin

Engine lacks punch

No new changes on offer

Impressive fuel efficiency

Seats aren't the most comfortable

Excellent road visibility

Fit and finish not up to Honda standards

2020 Honda HR-V Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: December 28, 2021

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Amratya Nigam 

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Slotted beneath the best-selling CR-V, the 2020 Honda HRV is one of the best offerings in the subcompact SUV segment, primarily due to its perfect middle-ground approach. It is the jack-of-all-trades, while also being the master of interior space, especially in the rear seats. The performance segment might not be the best with the 141 hp 1.8L Inline-4 engine, but for a starting price of MSRP $20,820, you can't really complain, can you?

Trends are ever-shifting, especially in today's age. The oil crunch has made the general public more appreciative of smaller, more frugal options, and this is where the 2020 HR-V jumps in with its segment-best combined 30 MPG. On the front of the new changes, the 2020 Honda HR-V carries over the same specs and features list as that of the 2019 Atlas, as it was heavily revamped that time around.

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Over All Rating

7.7

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Notable Rankings

#5 in Subcompact Suv

#12 in Suv

#12 in Midsize Suv


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Trims

LX$22,320 onwards

  • 17-inch silver aluminum Wheels
  • 1St row LCD monitor
  • ABS and driveline Traction control
  • Cloth Seat trim
  • Remote keyless entry

Sport$22,520 onwards

  • 18-inch machined w/painted accents aluminum Wheels
  • Front Fog/driving lights
  • Premium cloth Seat trim

EX$23,970 onwards

  • Automatic Front air conditioning
  • Cloth Seat trim
  • Heated Front Seats
  • Heated mirrors
  • Siriusxm AM/FM/HD/Satellite

EX-L$25,570 onwards

  • Leather Seat trim

Touring$28,890 onwards

  • 17-inch machined w/painted accents aluminum Wheels
  • Navigation system

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2020 Honda HR-V
24
Price Drop, $2000
Previous Price: $2390523 Jun 2022

2020 Honda HR-V LX

LX 4dr SUV (1.8L 4cyl CVT)

$21,905
Est. $297/mo
Excellent Deal
$3,727 Below market
RMV: $25,632
Elizabeth, NJ
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2019 Honda HR-V
2
Price Drop, $2000
Previous Price: $2390523 Jun 2022

2019 Honda HR-V EX

EX 4dr SUV AWD (1.8L 4cyl CVT)

$21,905
Est. $297/mo
Excellent Deal
$3,550 Below market
RMV: $25,455
Elizabeth, NJ
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2021 Honda HR-V
10
Price Drop, $248
Previous Price: $2475730 May 2022

2021 Honda HR-V EX

EX 4dr SUV (1.8L 4cyl CVT)

$24,509
Est. $332/mo
Excellent Deal
$3,921 Below market
RMV: $28,430
Sanford, NC
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2019 Honda HR-V
18
Price Drop, $406
Previous Price: $2140022 Apr 2022

2019 Honda HR-V Sport

Sport 4dr SUV (1.8L 4cyl CVT)

$20,994
Est. $285/mo
Excellent Deal
$3,289 Below market
RMV: $24,283
Huntington Beach, CA
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2019 Honda HR-V
5
Price Drop, $250
Previous Price: $2200016 Jun 2022

2019 Honda HR-V Sport

Sport 4dr SUV AWD (1.8L 4cyl CVT)

$21,750
Est. $295/mo
Excellent Deal
$3,304 Below market
RMV: $25,054
West Nyack, NY
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2021 Honda HR-V
15
Price Drop, $1000
Previous Price: $2449523 Jun 2022

2021 Honda HR-V LX

LX 4dr SUV AWD (1.8L 4cyl CVT)

$23,495
Est. $318/mo
Excellent Deal
$3,508 Below market
RMV: $27,003
Wheeling, IL
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2019 Honda HR-V
10
Price Drop, $1000
Previous Price: $1999814 May 2022

2019 Honda HR-V LX

LX 4dr SUV AWD (1.8L 4cyl CVT)

$18,998
Est. $257/mo
Excellent Deal
$2,828 Below market
RMV: $21,826
Denver, CO
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2019 Honda HR-V
11
Price Drop, $2000
Previous Price: $2198004 Jun 2022

2019 Honda HR-V LX

LX 4dr SUV AWD (1.8L 4cyl CVT)

$19,980
Est. $271/mo
Excellent Deal
$2,874 Below market
RMV: $22,854
Wayne, NJ
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2019 Honda HR-V
5
Price Drop, $500
Previous Price: $2150026 May 2022

2019 Honda HR-V EX

EX 4dr SUV AWD (1.8L 4cyl CVT)

$21,000
Est. $285/mo
Excellent Deal
$2,964 Below market
RMV: $23,964
Old Bridge, NJ
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Colors and Styles

2020 Honda HR-V in Crystal Black color
Crystal Black

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

The 2020 Honda HR-V is a simple and functional car that doesn’t occupy much space wherever it goes. It sips rather than gulps down fuel and keeps the passengers within as comfy as a typical sedan of equivalent value would. At a starting price of MSRP $20,820, it isn’t too hard on your bank balance too. The rivals of the 2020 Honda HR-V include the likes of the Chevrolet Trax, Mazda CX-3, and Toyota C-HR. So, should you go out and splurge money on this little Honda? The competition is fierce in this segment, as every manufacturer wants a piece of the “commuter segment” pie. Does the HR-V retain value in the face of competition? Let's move ahead and find out.


Features
8.0/10

The 2020 Honda HR-V SUV comes with 5 trim options; two new ones were added over the previous model. The trims on offer go by the names LX, Sport, EX, EX-L, and Touring, with prices starting from an MSRP of $20,820 for the base trim, and going all the way up to $28,890 for the top-end Touring trim. The 6-speed manual transmission is gone, which is fine since this was never an enthusiast’s car, to begin with. The base variant has a simple CVT transmission, and all other trims get the same with flappy paddle manual mode. Anyone who has used Honda cars before will sing praises for its reliability and dependability.

Trim

LX

Sport

EX

EX-L

Touring

MSRP

$20,820

$22,520

$23,970

$25,570

$28,890

Key Features

Electric Parking Brake with hill hold assist

In addition to the LX trim features

In addition to the Sport trim features

In addition to the EX trim features

In addition to the EX-L features

 

Projector-Beam Halogen headlights

Honda LaneWatch

Auto-On/Off Headlights

Leather-wrapped Steering Wheel and gear knob

LED Headlights with Auto-On/Off

  Body-Colored, Power Side Mirrors

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

One-Touch Power Moonroof with Tilt Feature

180-watt Audio system with 6 speakers

Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System with Voice Recognition and Honda HD Digital Traffic

 

Eco Assist system

Exclusive 18-inch alloy wheels

Smart Entry with Walk Away Auto Lock

Automatic-Dimming Rearview Mirror

HomeLink Remote System

 

Roof Rails

Lane Keeping Assist System

Heated, Body-Colored Power Side Mirrors with Integrated Turn Indicators

 

8-way power-adjustable driver’s seat

 

Security System with Remote Entry

Adaptive Cruise Control

Heated front seats

   

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The Sport trim is better than the base trim and overall comes at a marginal premium. It gets all the good options, including paddle shifters behind the steering wheel. The All-wheel drive variant won’t be missed if you don’t opt for it, as this is a car strictly meant for the urban sprawl.

Engine and Performance
7.1/10

The HR-V retains the sprightly and eager handling of the Fit hatchback on which it's based, but don't push it too hard - Car and Driver

Hondas are known for their free-revving and exciting engines. The 2020 HR-V features the same 1.8L Inline-4 engine as the 2018 HR-V, and redlines at 6700 rpm, good for the segment, but not good enough for a naturally aspirated Honda. The 2020 HR-V puts out a decent 141 hp under the hood, enough for a breezy drive from point A to B. The HR-V won’t set your pants on fire, but nobody can argue with the price tag.

The Continuously Variable transmission smoothens your drive and makes for an extremely supple ride. It isn’t lightning fast, and noise and vibrations constantly creep into the cabin. While it isn’t prominent, it could be annoying on longer drives. The lack of a manual gearbox for the 2020 HRV reduces its excitement factor. The CVT automatic is slow, programmed for efficiency and comfort rather than performance. Compared to the competition, the little Honda doesn’t feel too slow. The 2020 Honda HR-V is able to sprint from 0-60 MPH in just about 9.6 seconds, all the while crossing the quarter-mile mark in 16.8 seconds.

The little Honda prioritizes comfort over sportiness, but that doesn’t mean it’s a bad handler. It isn’t fun, but perfectly functional. For the urban sprawl, this crossover is a great choice. Its tiny dimensions are perfectly suited to tight parking spots. It doesn’t encourage spirited cornering though. The ride quality is fine, with the suspension sprung neither too stiff nor too soft. There is no scope for dirt at all unless you’re willing to shatter your backbone. Stick to the tarmac, and you shall be greeted with a comfortable ride.

Models

2020 Honda HR-V

2020 Toyota C-HR

2020 Mazda CX-3

2020 Chevrolet Trax

MSRP

$20,820

$21,295

$20,640

21,300

Engine

1.8 Liter Inline-4

2.0 Liter Inline-4

2.0 Liter Inline-4

1.4 Liter turbocharged Inline-4

Transmission

2-speed CVT with Overdrive

2-speed CVT with Overdrive and auto-manual

6-speed automatic

6-speed automatic

Horsepower

141 hp @ 6500 RPM

144 hp @ 6100 RPM

148 hp @ 6000 RPM

138 hp @ 4900 RPM

Torque

127 lb. ft. @ 4300 RPM

139 lb. ft. @ 3900 RPM

146 lb. ft. @ 2800 RPM

148 lb.-ft. @1850 RPM

0-60 MPH 9.6 secs 11.0 secs 8.2 secs 9.3 secs
Quarter Mile 16.8 secs 18.4 secs 16.3 secs 16.8 secs

The 2020 Honda HR-V gets an 11.5-inch and 11.1-inch front and rear discs-all-around setup, great for shedding speed. The body too is quite light at 2906 pounds. An educated guess has us speculating the 60-0 stopping distance at just below 114 feet.

Fuel Economy
8.1/10

The 2020 Honda HR-V is EPA-rated at 28 MMPG in the city and about 34 miles to the gallon out on the highway. This is with the FWD setup. Going for the AWD setup brings the MPG ratings down to 27 and 31 miles to the gallon out in the city and highway respectively. Merge that with the 13.2-gallon fuel tank, and the HR-V is able to go for 449 miles on the go without stopping over for fuel.

Model

2020 Honda HR-V

2020 Toyota C-HR

2020 Mazda CX-3

2020 Chevrolet Trax

MPG (city)

28

27

29

26

MPG (highway)

34

31

34

31

MPG (combined)

30

29

31

28

Fuel Capacity 13.2 gallons 13.2 gallons 12.7 gallons 14.0 gallons

The engine might be underpowered and the CVT unit might not deliver the appropriate effect one would want from it, but it certainly adds on as a huge benefit while providing these figures. The Mazda CX-3 is the most efficient here, achieving a class-leading 31 MPG combined, followed closely by the HR-V.

Interior
9.1/10

The 2020  Honda HR-V ranks well among subcompact SUVs because it delivers ample passenger and cargo space - Cars.usnews

The Honda CR-V used to be one of the most spacious soft-roaders to ever grace American shores. The 2020 HR-V follows in the same footsteps, with the most spacious front and rear seats in the segment. The segment is composed of not-so-spacious cars though. Tall people in the rear don’t have enough room, and in the front, don’t leave much room. When compared to its competitors, the Honda doesn’t seem too small though. While none of the cars here have a spacious rear cabin, Toyota’s CH-R is horribly cramped around the rear leg area. The HR-V comfortably takes the lead here, with class-leading shoulder and legroom for its passengers.

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The biggest advantage of purchasing an SUV is the magnificent trunk space that comes along with it. Anyone who has ever used Honda HR-V will attest to the fact that this car simply gobbles up your luggage. The HR-V's 24.3 cu. ft of space would shame most sedans in the market, and hold the top spot in the segment. The rear seats can fold traditionally with a 60:40 split for bulky luggage. Apart from that, you can also fold the seats upwards to use the under-seat area as well. As such you can fit taller cargo in the rear cabin and use the trunk for other luggage. 

 

 

Model

2020 Honda HR-V

2020 Toyota C-HR

2020 Mazda CX-3

2020 Chevrolet Trax

Passenger Capacity

5

5

5

5

Front Row (in.) (Head/ Shoulder/ Leg)

39.5/ 56.8/ 41.2

38.1/ 49.0/ 43.5

38.4/ 53.5/ 41.7

39.6/ 54.1/40.8

Rear Row (in.) (Head/ Shoulder/ Leg)

38.3/ 54.5/ 39.3

38.3/ 52.5/ 31.7

37.2/ 50.4/ 35.0

38.8/ 52.8/ 35.7

Cargo Capacity 24.3 cu. ft 19.1 cu. ft 17.8 cu. ft 18.7 cu. ft

The Infotainment unit on the 2020 Honda HR-V is a 5-inch LCD screen, that is offered with the base trim. The other trims on the block get a rather much more intuitive and responsive 7-inch touchscreen system. Both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are available with eh 7-inch system. Audiophiles also need not worry, as Honda provides a standard 6-speaker premium sound system across the trim lineup.

Other standard infotainment features include:

  • Multi-Angle Rearview Camera with Guidelines
  • Bluetooth Streaming Audio
  • USB Audio Interface
  • Remote Entry
  • Apple Carplay
  • Android Auto

Some of the key highlights of the 2020 Honda HR-V's interiors are:

  • Leather-trimmed heated front seats
  • Automatic climate control system
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Steering mounted paddle shifters
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • One-touch power moonroof
  • Push-button start
  • 60/40 split second-row seats
  • Illuminated center console
  • Illuminated door-sill trim
Exterior
8.1/10

The HR-V’s new front end, previewed earlier this year by its Japan-market cousin, the Vezel, seems to mirror that of the Civic and the CR-V, with a more prominent chrome grille insert and LED headlamps, at least on the model shown in the initial photos provided by Honda - Car and driver

On the exterior front, the 2020 Honda HR V wheels in at just over 170 inches in length. The wheelbase is just under 103 inches, which when combined with the high roof, liberates plenty of space inside. At 2906 pounds, the Honda HR-V is one of the lightest SUVs in the segment, which helps with handling as well as efficiency.

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On the styling front, 2020 HR-V doesn’t push any boundaries. The front grille is very reminiscent of the smaller Honda Fit, as are the headlights. The tail design has a slight hint of funk, with flowing lines on the trunk lid merging with the taillamps. The C-pillars are thick, and integrate the rear door handles into their design. This leaves the rear doors clean and smooth and gives the car a faux-2-door look.

Model

2020 Honda HR-V

2020 Toyota C-HR

2020 Mazda CX-3

2020 Chevrolet Trax

Curb weight (lbs.)

2906

3300

2851

3124

Length(in)

170.4

172.6

168.3

167.2

Width(in)

69.8

70.7

69.6

69.9

Height(in)

63.2

61.6

60.7

64.9

Ground clearance (in)

7.3

5.9

6.1

6.2

Wheelbase (in)

102.8

103.9

101.2

100.6

Track width (in) F/R

60.4/60.6

60.6/60.6

61/61.2

60.6/60.6

The HR-V sports a plethora of exclusive design elements that set it apart from the segment. Some of these highlights are:

  • Sport grille with black honeycomb pattern
  • Sport blackened side sills
  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • LED Daytime running lights
  • Intermittent rear wiper
  • Rear spoiler
Safety
9.8/10

Honda equips the 2020 HR-V with the latest set of active and passive safety features now that the Honda Sensing suite tech is standard now across the trim board. The 2020 HR-V also performs pretty well in terms of safety crash tests, as the HR-V gets a full 5 on 5-star rating from the NHTSA, while the IIHS honors it with the Top Safety Pick rating for 2020.

Standard safety features in the 2020 HR-V include:

  • Brake Assist
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • LED Daytime Running Lights
  • Forward Collision Warning
  • Lane change assist
  • Lane departure warning
  • Adaptive Cruise control
  • Turn-signal-activated Honda LaneWatch
  • Child Safety Locks
  • Traction Control
Competition
9.0/10

2020 Honda HR-V vs 2020 Chevrolet Trax

With an efficient powertrain put together with a spacious interior and large boot space, the HR-V is otherwise different from the Chevrolet Trax. But driving dynamics are better in the Japanese HR-V SUV and so are the features available in the base model. Priced similarly, the competition is stiff, however, due to Honda’s practicality, it sweeps the Chevrolet Trax away.

2020 Honda HR-V vs Mazda CX-3

Another Japanese car shootout, both these cars are neck to neck in all the significant criteria, such as price, power output, and even fuel efficiency. The Mazda is a better performer though, while the Honda has an unmatched amount of space in the cabin. While the CX-3 is unmistakably fun, the HR-V surprisingly is too. Overall, the 2020 Honda HR-V is a better all-rounder here.

Final Verdict

Set aside the performance front of the SUV, the 2020 Honda HR-V aces all the necessary criteria for buyers in this segment. You can easily fit in 5 adults in relative comfort, and arguably better than in some premium sedans. It also has a better road presence than a sedan, along with better visibility as well. The final verdict is a no-brainer; go buy the 2020 HR-V!

Features

vehicle bio
base price

$28890

body style

4dr SUV

engine type
displacement

110 cu in

horse power

141 hp @ 6500 rpm

torque

127 lb.-ft. @ 4300 rpm

transmission

7 speed Automated Manual

dimensions
length

170.9 in

wheelbase

102.8 in

width

70.5 in

curb weight

3150 lbs

Height

63.2 in

Ground Clearance

6.7 lbs

capacity
passenger volume

96.1 cu ft

cargo volume

55.9 cu ft

passenger capacity

5 Seats

fuel economy
city/combined/highway

26/29/31 mpg

highway range

409.20 mi

warranty
basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.


Honda HR-V 5 year Cost To Own


Cash Price(MSRP)
$23,839
5 Year Cost To Own
$36,046
Total 5 year Cost To Own -  $36,046
Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5total
Depreciation$2,678$1,450$1,387$1,676$1,601$8,792
Insurance$1,198$1,202$1,238$1,283$1,407$6,328
Fuel$1,597$1,652$1,632$1,742$1,753$8,376
Maintenance$220$751$505$1,330$1,855$4,661
RepairsNA$32$131$276$350$789
Financing Interest$1,490$1,204$909$608$213$4,424
Taxes and Fees$2,015$176$217$149$119$2,676
Total Cost-To-Own$9,198$6,467$6,019$7,064$7,298$36,046
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