The fast-growing segment of the subcompact SUVs has a lot to offer. And while you can find plenty of good models such as Kia Soul or Mazda CX-3, none of those models can haul things like the 2020 Honda HR-V.
The HR-V model also comes with a fuel-efficient drivetrain, the exterior styling is on another level and the interior room is great. An all-wheel-drive setup is optional and generally, this is a crossover with a full package. Sadly, the 2020 Honda HR-V will arrive with minor changes such as new exterior paints and darker wheels design.
2020 Honda HR-V comes with more ground clearance
First of all, the 2020 Honda HR-V comes with one of the most beautiful stylings in the subcompact SUV segment. It looks handsome and modern. The new exterior paints Aegean Blue Metallic fits perfect into the already charming exterior and higher trim levels will get a new wheel design. The HR-V model is the longest crossover in the class, however, it never feels like a big car. Maneuvering is easy and it is easier to park it than the shorter Kia Soul.
There are more car-like features, maneuvering is great and the HR-V comes with more ground clearance than the Jeep Renegade. No doubt about it, this crossover SUV is based on a smaller Honda Fit model. The platform is the same and the sloping roofline is similar and there are plenty of curvy lines. Roof-rack crossbars and the sliding sunroof are optional while the 17-inch alloy wheels are standard.
2020 Honda HR-V interior update
The forthcoming 2020 Honda HR-V offers a classy interior with a great comfort level. The cabin seems durable and the outward visibility is superb. The room inside the cabin is ample, however, the front seats are providing great headroom while the rear seats have tons of legroom. It is hard to understand why Honda refuses to give its latest crossover SUV an interior update.
The most of the features are outdated and even loading all of the optional amenities will get you nowhere near the class-leading interior. Lumbar support for the front seats is not available, and none of the trim levels is offering the front seat power adjustments. The layout of the controls and buttons is perfect and the LCD interface in the dash looks gorgeous. There is plenty of high-quality materials inside the cabin and generally, the feel inside the new HR-V is great.
2020 Honda HR-V engine specifications
Just like in the previous years, even the upcoming 2020 Honda HR-V will use the same 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine. The drivetrain comes with the front-wheel drive system as standard.
However, the all-wheel drive is available on the list of the optional features. This unit is capable of producing up to 141 HP and 127 lb-ft of torque.
Transmission and fuel economy
A 6-speed manual transmission is available, which is surprising, however, the CVT gearbox is optional as well. The CVT works great, but on the other hand, the engine feels slow and noisy. The base 2020 Honda HR-V model reaches from 0 to 60 mph in 8.6 seconds and the fuel economy is rated at 25/33 mpg.
2020 Honda HR-V price and release date
The approaching 2020 Honda HR-V will cost slightly more than its predecessor. The base model starts at $22,000, while the more recommendable EX-L model cost around $28,500. This subcompact SUV will hit the markets in the last quarter of 2018.