2022 Honda HR-V

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2022 Honda HR-V Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: May 25, 2021

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The HR-V has been quite a hit among US customers as crossovers seem to be slowly taking over the market. The Honda HR-V does not compromise on practicality and style. Honda recently revealed a completely redesigned HR-V in other markets, with new looks, a hybrid powertrain, and other upgrades. However, the same vehicle will not be seeing the light of day on US soil. Honda has announced that they have something different planned for the market, or perhaps they might launch a new car based on the HR-V.

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Pros

Fuel efficiency

Interior and cargo spacing

Magic seats

Decent interior quality

Cons

Engine lacks refinement

Underwhelming transmission

Suspension not too good

What's New?

2022 Honda HR-V will come with a completely new redesign

The upcoming HR-V will include a hybrid powertrain


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$23000

bodystyle

dr SUV

warranty

roadside assistance

No


Pictures


Trims

LX $23,000 onwards

TBD

Colors and Styles

2022 Honda HR-V in Lunar Silver Metallic color
Lunar Silver Metallic

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For the US market specifically, details are yet to surface, but something big is coming. Perhaps the HR-V name would be scraped and a new nameplate will take its place, or the HR-V name will continue to live with new powertrains, design, changes to the interior, etc. The hybrid powertrain will be the same one used in the Insight and Accord. Honda says that they will develop a car that will be “designed to meet the distinct needs of US customers, and will differ from the Honda HR-V introduced in the other regions.” The new Honda HR-V will not look anything like the 2021 HR-V. Competitors of the 2022 Honda HR-V will be the Hyundai Kona, Kia Soul, and Subaru Crosstrek.

2022 Honda HR-V Features

The 2022 Honda HR-v would come in four trim levels- LX, Sport, EX, and EX-L. The starting MSRP would be around 23,000, which is slightly hiked from the 2021 HR-V model. Well, thanks to the design tweaks and several other refinements for 2022. The range-topping EX-L trim would come at a sticker price of $27,000.

Model

LX

Sport

EX

EX-L

MSRP

$23,000

$24,400 

$26,000 

$27,000

Key Features

17-inch silver painted alloy wheels 

Adds to LX features

Adds to Sport Features

Adds to EX features

 

Real-Time AWD with Intelligent control system 

7-inch display audio touchscreen

Honda Sensing 

180-Watt Audio system 

 

5-inch color LCD screen 

Apple CarPlay and AndroidAuto

One-Touch Power Moon roof

Leather-wrapped ShiftKnob

 

USB Audio Interface

Roof Rails 

Heated front seats 

Leather-Wrapped steering wheel

 

Multi-angle rearview camera

Fog lights 

HondaLink Smart Entry

Automatic Dim-rearview mirror

 

Black brake calipers

Sport-Exclusive 18 inch alloy wheels 

SiriusXM AM/FM/HD/Satellite, Seek-Scan Radio

Beige Leather-Appointed Seats

 

Manual Front Air Conditioning 

Bluetooth Audio Streaming, Hands-Free Bluetooth Interface

Sliding & Tilting Glass Sunroof

Forward Collision Alert

We Recommend

We would go with the EX for its value-added features and package. Being the cheaper trim level, it comes standard with Honda's suite of advanced driver safety aids. Additionally, you get a sunroof, heated seats, and keyless entry by just spending a few more bucks than the base LX.

2022 Honda HR-V Price

Price is also kept in the dark since there is no official information about the vehicle yet. We expect it to be somewhat closer to the 2021 HR-V, although, the price might get a bump since it will be coming with some significant changes. We expect the starting price to be around $23,000 to $27,000. Anything higher is unlikely from Honda. As you go up the trims, you will be presented with options, each with its varying price tag.

2022 Honda HR-V Release Date

Honda has kept their lips sealed tight about this new vehicle, so any information on the release date is also not available. The European model is expected to go live in late 2021, and that’s when we expect the US-specific version to hit the market too. Before any of that, there will be testing and official reveal, all of which will potentially let us know about the specific release date.

2022 Honda HR-V Engine and Performance

The 2021 model had only one powertrain, but the 2022 model year will also include a hybrid powertrain. The base engine is a 1.8L naturally aspirated inline-4 that offers 141 horsepower and 127 lb-ft of torque. This is married to a CVT transmission and you can either choose Front Wheel Drive (FWD) or All-Wheel Drive (AWD). This engine is not a sporty one, rather, it is targeted towards efficiency. The hybrid engine will most likely be a 1.5L inline-4 paired with electric motors, which will produce 131 horsepower and 253 lb-ft of torque. This won’t be a plug-in hybrid, but the battery will be charged by the engine itself. Transmission is also likely to be the same CVT with options for either FWD or AWD.

The CVT is what most reviewers didn’t enjoy in the 2021 model year. It restricts the HR-V from going smoothly and seamlessly. The CVT doesn’t allow for sudden increases in acceleration. If you need a sudden boost, the CVT will reciprocate it in the same way. Noise increases, but the transmission fails to translate all that power to wheels. The engine itself is also unrefined. It feels rough and can’t keep up with some of its rivals. It takes a long 8.4 seconds to get up to 60 MPH from standstill and takes upwards of 15 seconds to finish the quarter-mile. While it might satisfy you in the city, but while on the highway, the HR-V doesn’t do anything except annoying you.

Models

2022 Honda HR-V (Expected) 

2021 Hyundai Kona

2021 Kia Soul 

2021 Subaru Crosstrek

MSRP

$23,000

$20,400

$17,490

$22,245

Engine

1.8L Inline-4

2.0L GDI 4-cylinder

2.0L Inline-4

2.0L Boxer 4

Drivetrain

FWD

FWD

FWD

AWD

Transmission

CVT

6-speed automatic

6-speed Manual

6-Speed Manual

Power 

141 hp @ 6200 rpm

147 hp @ 6200 rpm

147 hp @ 6,200 rpm

152 hp @ 6000 rpm

Torque 

127 lb-ft @ 3800 rpm

132 lb-ft @ 4500 rpm

132 lb-ft @ 4,500 rpm

145 lb-ft @ 6000 rpm

The HR-V is somewhat heavy and that impedes its handling and driving experience. The suspension is not good enough to soak up the bumps and can leave you with a sour taste in your mouths. Body roll is also felt while swerving around a corner. On smoother roads, it does a decent job. Steering is precise and responsive, but it does not add the fun factor while driving.

The HR-V is the only one with a CVT transmission (which is not very good) and the others come with either a 6-speed manual or automatic. The power delivery is nearly matched on all of these cars, but the HR-V still offers the least power, at least on paper. When it comes to acceleration, the HR-V and Kia Soul both take around 8.4 seconds while the other two take nearly 9 seconds. All of this should be taken with a grain of salt since we don’t exactly know what Honda has got up their sleeves.

2022 Honda HR-V Fuel Economy

If the new HR-V uses the same engine, then the Japanese crossover will offer 28/34/30 MPG for city/highway/combined driving if you opt for the front-wheel-drive version. If you rather choose the AWD version, you are expected to get 27 mpg in city, 31 mpg on highway and 29 MPG combined. The hybrid engine will probably get you around 48/48/48 MPG for city/highway/combined driving, which means you get a very solid fuel economy. 

The standard engine also offers great fuel economy, and the FWD touches the 30 MPG mark, which makes it eligible for easy interstate travel. The HR-V also comes with a 13.2-gallon fuel tank, which means it gets a range of 369/448/396 miles for city/highway/combined driving respectively if you own the FWD. 

Model

2022 Honda HR-V (Expected) 

2021 Hyundai Kona

2021 Kia Soul 

2021 Subaru Crosstrek 

MPG (City)

28

27

27

22

MPG (Highway)

34

33

33

29

MPG (Combined)

30

30

30

25

Fuel Capacity (gallons)

13.2

13.2

14.3

16.6

Range (City / Hwy / Combined)

369/448/396 miles

369/422/392 miles

386/471/429 miles

368/481/415 miles

If you own the AWD, you will be rewarded with a slightly lesser range, around 356/409/382 miles for city/highway/combined. The hybrid engine will offer around 633 miles of the range because the HR-V retains the same fuel tank capacity. The Kia Soul and Subaru Crosstrek offer a better range than the Honda and Hyundai. It is not because they offer better fuel economy, but they offer a larger tank size.

2022 Honda HR-V Interior

Honda is expected to upgrade their interior design for 2022. 2021 had a very uninteresting vibe to it. You will mostly be greeted with hard plastic and cheap materials. The seats will be of cloth upholstery, but there will surely be higher trims with leather trims. The dashboard will be modernized so that it doesn’t look dated anymore. Currently, the base trim of the HR-V gets a 6-way driver’s seat with manual recline and the passenger’s seat is 4-way adjustable with manual recline.

From the EX-trim and upwards, you get heated seats. The steering column is manual tilt and telescoping to make it easier to find the perfect driving position. Currently, you also do not get the option for luxurious leather seats or steering wheels, but Honda might change that this year. Spacing was never really an issue for the HR-V’s front row and we do not expect any tinkering to be made. The rear row also has surprisingly good legroom and headroom for a small crossover. The total number of passengers that can be seated is five, though three adults at the back are not a great idea.

The HR-V also offers 24.3 cubic feet of cargo storage for the FWD and 23.2 cubic feet for the AWD, both of which are pretty impressive figures. Honda also comes with the amazing Magic Seats, which upfront allows the rear seats to be folded down in a 60/40-split to expand the cargo storage; or, you can lift them upward too, thus allowing for storage for longer items in the rear row. The Magic Seats also fold completely flat and open up to a cavernous 57.6 cubic feet of cargo space. Small-item storage inside the cabin is also very generous.

Model

2022 Honda HR-V (Expected) 

2021 Hyundai Kona

2021 Kia Soul 

2021 Subaru Crosstrek 

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

5

Front Row (headroom/shoulder room/legroom) (in)

39.5/56.8/41.2

39.6/55.5/41.5

39.4/55.5/41.1

39.8/56.7/43.1

Second Row (headroom/shoulder room/legroom) (in)

38.3/54.5/39.3

37.8/54.5/34.6

39.5/54.7/38.8

38.3/52.5/35.8

Cargo capacity (cubic feet)

23.2

19.2

24.2

20.8

Currently, the base model of the HR-V comes with a five-inch infotainment system but the higher trims offer 7” displays. However, the upcoming model will change that and bring in a 9” infotainment system (probably). Honda also claims that it will be a faster and smoother experience than the outgoing HR-V’s infotainment system. The dashboard will only contain the very necessary buttons and dials. Wireless Apple CarPlay is coming to HR-V, but Android Auto still requires a wire. Other than that, AM/FM Radio, HD Radio, SiriusXM, premium audio systems will all be available.

The front row is spacious for all of the crossovers, more or less. The rear row, however, is the least spacious for the Kona and Crosstrek. The Honda and Soul offer a much better experience in the rear row than the other two cars. Also, the cargo storage capacity is the most on the Soul and HR-V.

Some notable infotainment features in the 2022 Honda HR-V are:

  • HondaLink connectivity 
  • A 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system
  • 160-180W audio system with 4-6 speakers
  • Bluetooth Handsfree and audio streaming 
  • Pandora Compatibility 
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • USB Charging Ports for front and rear seats
  • SiriusXM Satellite and HD Radio Connectivity 

2022 Honda HR-V Exterior

The biggest change in the HR-V will be its exterior. It will be a complete redesign. We do not know yet what Honda has in mind for the US variant, but looking at the European model, we know it might be something along similar lines. The new HR-V will look nothing like its predecessor. It will be modernized to look more enthusiastic. Not necessarily a “beauty” in everyone’s eyes, Honda seems to have taken a bold approach. It is inspired by a coupe-like design. 

The front fascia will see two long horizontal headlights with a body-colored grille. The sides have a sloping roofline which gives it the “coupe-styled” look. The rear end has a thin light bar that connects the two taillights along with a muscular rear fascia. 

Models

2022 Honda HR-V (Expected) 

2021 Hyundai Kona

2021 Kia Soul 

2021 Subaru Crosstrek 

Curb Weight (lbs)

2,906

2,899

2,802

3,117

Length (in)

170.4

164

165.2

175.8

Width (in)

69.8

70.9

70.9

71.0

Height (in)

63.2

61.6

63.0

63.6

Ground Clearance (in)

5.4

6.7

6.7

8.7

Wheelbase (in)

102.8

102.4

102.4

104.9

We’re not confirmed if this is the design that Honda will offer to their HR-V alternative in the US, but we do expect some minor tweaks and changes, if not a large one. Since we have confirmation that the 2022 HR-V will look nothing like the previous model, it doesn’t make sense to include those ratings here for reference.

Some of the exterior features for 2022 Honda HR-V are:

  • LED headlamps with LED DRLs
  • New alloy wheel design
  • New rear license garnish
  • LED fog lamps
  • Rear privacy glass
  • Powered ORVMs
  • One-touch moonroof with tilt

2022 Honda HR-V Safety

The 2021 HR-V received a 5-star safety rating from NHTSA and gets “Good” in all the categories from IIHS. Since the 2022 HR-V will be a complete redesign, we do not know if the ratings will remain the same. They might change, but if they decide to keep the same chassis/underpinning for the US vehicle, then we can expect the new HR-V to be extremely safe.

The new HR-V will have the Honda Sensing safety package which will a ton of safety features, such as, vehicle stability assist, lane keep assist w/ road departure mitigation, lane departure warning, Honda LaneWatch, pedestrian detection, automatic emergency braking, etc.

2022 Honda HR-V Competition

2022 Honda HR-V vs Hyundai Kona

The Kona is a very good offering from the Korean company, but the new HR-V looks better in almost every way. It will offer better practicality and better performance. The Kona costs less. Performance-wise, they are both the same, more or less. The HR-V is a little bit quicker off the line, but we have no clue now the redefined HR-V will perform. The Kona has almost identical spacing up front, but it lacks the space at the rear row when compared to the HR-V. The HR-V also offers better cargo space, so it has better practicality. Both are very reliable but Hyundai has the better warranty schemes.

2021 Honda HR-V vs Kia Soul

The Soul is an extremely practical and reliable crossover that also offers decent performance, matching that of the HR-V. The Soul has similar acceleration to that of the HR-V, but where it falls behind the most, is the way it looks. The HR-V is going to be redesigned and look fresh, while the Soul might not strum on the heartstrings of most people. The Soul is also a surprisingly practical vehicle with very good spacing both upfront and the rear, and it also has slightly more cargo capacity than the HR-V. Both are very practical and reliable cars, but the Kia offers better warranty schemes. Most people would go with the new HR-V since it offers the best of both worlds – aesthetic and practicality.

2021 Honda HR-V vs Subaru Crosstrek

The Crosstrek is a very good and affordable offering from Subaru, but Honda just seems to have gotten the better of them this time. Subaru only offers more range but other than that, the HR-V mostly wins in almost all the categories. The HR-V has better interior spacing, better fuel economy – albeit the Crosstrek comes out with the better range, owing to its bigger fuel tank. Both are very safe and reliable cars, but the HR-V has the edge, even though they are similarly matched in terms of performance. The new changes Honda will make will probably pull more buyers than the Crosstrek.

2022 Honda HR-V Final Verdict

We don’t know if it will be called HR-V or something else. We don’t even know how much different it will be. But the time of the Honda HR-V has come to an end, at least in the US. The new vehicle that will replace it looks quite promising. With a new hybrid powertrain and new design on the way, Honda is making sure to do everything that they can to make an already great crossover even better. We might not know the name, but we do know it offers quite a lot of firepower at an affordable price. It will also look the part. Shoppers looking for an affordable crossover in 2021 can just wait to see what Honda has up their sleeves.

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