2021 Honda HR-V Review

2021 Honda HR-V

Serving Gastonia, NC, Charlotte, and Rock Hill

Designed for light-duty driving, the 2021 Honda HR-V offers great fuel economy and lots of convenient amenities at an affordable retail price. Sold in four editions, this compact crossover SUV has six standard safety features as part of the Honda Sensing package.

Specs 2021 Honda HR-V LX
Starting MSRP* $21,220*
Fuel Economy (City/Hwy)** 28 city / 34 hwy mpg**
Standard Engine 1.8L 4-Cyl
Horsepower 141-hp
Honda Sensing® Standard
Multi-Angle Rearview Camera Standard

Exterior and Performance

Creating 141 net horsepower, a 1.8L engine gives life to the 2021 HR-V. Engineered into an I-4 configuration, the naturally aspirated powertrain delivers just less than 130 pound-feet of torque. Multi-point fuel injection is paired with the i-VTEC valvetrain for reliable combustion under the hood of this lightweight Honda crossover SUV. You will enjoy superb fuel economy because of the optimization by the Eco Assist technology. Available on all models, the Real Time AWD keeps all four wheels spinning at desirable rates. With an extra boost from the Intelligent Control System, the 2021 HR-V stays on course. Controlled by the Dual-Mode Paddle shifters, the continuously variable transmission offers the Sport Mode for quick acceleration and stable cornering. This lightweight Honda crossover SUV will not roll backwards on a sloped road because of stabilization from the Hill Start Assist and Automatic Brake Hold.

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Interior and Technology

LED pocket lights and map lights provide plenty of illumination inside the 2021 HR-V. A driver’s side garment hook and passenger assist grips are some other convenient accessories in this compact family car. Controlled by an electrostatic touch screen, the automatic climate control system includes heating ducts in the second row. The updated HVAC system comes with the rear window defroster for better visibility during inclement weather. The cargo area in this two-row vehicle has lighting and tie-down anchors. You can also insert small personal items into the door-pocket storage bins in both rows. Covered in real chrome, the door pulls are more visible than in previous years. Additionally, the 2021 HR-V has the sport pedals with metallic accents for enhanced styling. Configured into a 60/40 formation, the car’s second-row Magic Seats facilitate adjustments. Leather-covered front seats with multi-level heating are installed in the EX-L model.

Having an electrostatic interface with the WVGA technology, the 2021 HR-V touch screen measures exactly 7.0 inches. Syncing your smartphone with the infotainment system has never been easier thanks to the HondaLink, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay portals. If you have an older mobile phone, you can still link it to Bluetooth. This compact Honda crossover SUV also offers the SMS Text Message function for nearly all mobile phones. Producing 180 acoustic watts, the most advanced audio system inside the 2021 HR-V comes with six speakers. You can tune into Pandora, SiriusXM and HD Radio on the sound system. Rated at 1.5 peak amps, a USB port supports external audio connections. With adjustments by the Speed-Sensitive Volume Compensation, you will hear your favorite songs in a desirable quality. Optional for this compact crossover SUV, the Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation recognizes voice commands. If you want to avoid traffic jams on local roads, listen to the advice from Honda HD Digital Traffic.

2021 Honda HR-V Interior


When an accident seems unavoidable, the Collision Mitigation Braking decelerates the 2021 HR-V in an attempt to mitigate the severity of impact. If you cross into an adjacent lane without signaling, the Road Departure Mitigation will work to help you return to the original lane. Navigating busy freeways becomes a much less painful endeavor when you enjoy the impressive Adaptive Cruise Control which will help automate speeding up and slowing down with the flow of traffic on highways. Some other notable driving aids on this Honda crossover SUV are the LaneWatch and Multi-Angle Rearview Camera. Built on the ACE platform, this lightweight family car is quite resilient during crashes.

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*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $1,175 destination charge and accessories. Dealer prices may vary. MSRP does not include $395 charge for select premium colors. $395 charge applies to 2021 and newer models.

**28 city/34 highway/30 combined mpg rating for 2WD trims. 27 city/31 highway/29 combined mpg rating for AWD LX trims. 26 city/31 highway/28 combined mpg rating for AWD Sport, EX, & EX-L trims. Based on 2021 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.