The model year Honda HR-V is a popular model in the subcompact SUV market segment. With a surprising amount of utility for its size, the HR-V is a practical and reliable choice for families. There are a lot of standard safety and technology features, plus great styling for the exterior and interior of the vehicle.
However, there are some variations in technology and features among its trims. Depending on your preferences and budget, you may find that a particular trim suits your needs better than the others. We'll go over the finer details of each trim level, including its unique features, selling points, and build options. We'll also go over some of the packages and accessories options to turn your build into the perfect customized car.
If you're looking for the most affordable of the HR-V trims, the LX is the base trim of the model. Priced at $23,800, the LX is packed with the usual standard Honda safety features. You can expect features like a collision mitigation braking system, adaptive cruise control, traffic jam assist, and a traffic sign recognition system. You'll also have standard technology available, like Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, a 7-inch touchscreen, and Bluetooth.
Along with the other trims, the LX also has a well-designed interior. With 60/40 split/folding rear seats, the cargo area can be expanded to accommodate larger items. There is also decent legroom for both front and rear passengers, so long drives will be comfortable for everyone.
There are a few style options for the exterior and interior of the HR-V. You'll be able to choose from three standard exterior paint colors–crystal black pearl, lunar silver metallic, and modern steel metallic. Additionally, you'll also be able to upgrade to a couple more premium colors at an added cost. The wheels that come standard with this trim are 17-inch silver-painted alloy wheels. However, if you want a different wheelset, you can also choose upgrades at an additional cost.
The interior of the vehicle doesn't have many options for upgrades on this trim. The standard for seats is black cloth. But you may also be able to choose a gray cloth to pair with certain exterior paint colors.
Like all of the other HR-V trims available, the powertrain is a 2.0-Liter 4-cylinder engine that is capable of producing up to 158 horsepower @6500 rpm. You'll be able to choose from the standard two-wheel drive option or pay extra for the all-wheel drive option. Both the two-wheel drive and the all-wheel drive options get decent fuel efficiency ratings. For the 2WD, you can expect an estimated 28 combined city/highway mpg rating, while the AWD has an estimated 27 combined city/highway mpg rating.
The Sport is priced higher than the LX at $25,900. You won't notice much difference in the way of driving capabilities or safety features from the previous trim. However, you will notice quite a few upgrades in the cabin and on the exterior of the vehicle. If you're after a more sporty car, then you'll appreciate features like a chrome exhaust finisher, a sport grille, and rear privacy glass. You'll also be able to enjoy other upgrades like a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, a 6-speaker audio system, and heated front seats.
The Sport keeps the paint color options simple and sleek. You'll have the option of choosing black crystal pearl or Milano red paint. But you'll also have three other premium paint colors to choose from if you're willing to pay an additional cost. The interior and wheels also have limited options. The seats are only available in black cloth. The standard wheels offered are an 18-inch gloss black alloy set.
Nothing changes engine-wise from the LX to the Sport. You'll still have the 2WD powertrain as the standard. But you'll be able to purchase an all-wheel drive system for an additional $1,500.
This is the priciest trim available from the HR-V model. Costing $27,900, the EX-L has a lot of premium features aimed at comfort, convenience, style, and entertainment. To make the ride more comfortable, you can use features like a dual-zone automatic climate control system, an 8-way power adjustable driver's seat, and ambient lighting. You'll also have access to better entertainment features than the previous trims, such as a 9-inch touchscreen, an 8-speaker audio system, and SiriusXM.
You'll have a lot more style options in the EX-L trim. You can choose between four standard color options–crystal black pearl, lunar silver metallic, Milano red, and modern steel metallic. If you're willing to pay extra, you can also choose between two premium colors. Inside the cabin, you'll be able to choose between black and gray leather. The standard wheels are a 17-inch machine-finished alloy set. However, you'll be able to pay extra if you want a different set.
Much like the other trims, the powertrain options are a standard 2WD or a paid AWD option. The fuel efficiency and driving capabilities are the same as the base trim.
If you're interested in customizing a trim with extra features, there are some packages and individual accessories for sale. You can choose a protection package, which includes a splash guard set, cargo tray, and wheel locks. There are also other individual accessories available like fender flares, a cargo net, and an engine block heater.
Choosing between the HR-V trims may be challenging as they all have a lot of great features. However, if you're on a budget, the LX trim provides an affordable price without sacrificing driving capabilities or fuel efficiency. If you're more interested in premium features, you should consider the EX-L. With many design options and entertainment features, the driving experience will be comfortable and stylish. If you're reading to take one of the HR-V trims for a test drive, come visit our dealership or contact us for more information.