Honda HR-V (2015–)

Model History

February 2015

Honda HR-V European specifications announced

130PS version of the 1.5 litre iVTEC petrol engine and a 120PS version of the 1.6 litre iDTEC engine.

Six-speed manual transmission, with option of 7-speed CVT automatic with 1.5iVTEC only (paddleshifts on higher grades). No 9-speed torque converter auto or hybrid in initial phase.

Fuel tank under the front seats and 'Magic Seat' configuration means ample, versatile space inside and a flat load deck when the rear seats are folded. Each of the 60:40 split Magic Seats in the rear can adopt numerous configurations to maximise the versatility of the spacious interior.

In ‘Utility' mode, the rear seat back folds forward as the seat base lowers to create a long, flat floor. In ‘Tall' mode, the rear seat base is locked in a vertical position to leave space from floor to ceiling. ‘Long' mode sees front and rear passenger seat backs fold forward to a horizontal position. 453 litre load deck (1,026 litres to window line with rear seats folded).

Interior features high quality soft-touch surfaces, subtly accented with brushed chrome highlights provide a premium ambience, while the dash design combines a solid feel with premium detailing, including a piano-black feature panel that emphasises the sense of sophistication.

Facing the driver is a three-dial instrument binnacle, the surround of each featuring ‘floating' illumination rings to further the sense of quality. Honda's ECO Assist function changes the backlight colour of the speedometer from white to green during efficient driving.

At the centre of the dash is a seven-inch Honda Connect touchscreen that is fitted as standard on grades above entry level (Sport and Executive) providing advanced connectivity and infotainment. A five-inch screen is available on the Comfort grade.

The new Honda Connect app-based in-car infotainment system is operated through a seven-inch touchscreen display in the centre of the dash, and offers access to internet browsing, real-time news, traffic and weather and music streaming services.

The Advanced Driver Assist System package, which employs a camera and mid-range radar, incorporates a comprehensive suite of advanced safety technologies, some of which are new to the crossover segment.

The Honda Connect touchscreen also displays vehicle information - such as trip meter, fuel economy and journey time

In addition, the Honda Connect system syncs with smartphones and other multimedia devices through MirrorLink, WiFi, Bluetooth, HDMI and USB.

The Executive grade also offers owners a one-touch opening tilt and slide panoramic sunroof. A sliding sunshade that opens automatically with the roof and can be closed manually to block sunlight.

Comprehensive active safety systems combine data from radar sensors and forward and rear facing cameras. Other than the entry-level model, all grades will be fitted with Honda's Advanced Driver Assist System as standard. This suite of safety technologies includes Intelligent Speed Assist, City Brake Active Assist, Forward Collision Warning, Lane Departure Warning, Traffic Sign Recognition system, and High-beam Support System.

July 2015

Honda HR-V 2015 UK prices announced

Honda HR-V 1.5 iVTEC S manual: £17,995

Honda HR-V 1.5 iVTEC SE manual: £19,745

Honda HR-V 1.5 iVTEC SE CVT: £20,715

Honda HR-V 1.5 iVTEC SE Navi manual: £20,355

Honda HR-V 1.5 iVTEC SE Navi CVT: £21,325

Honda HR-V 1.5 iVTEC EX manual: £23,195

Honda HR-V 1.5 iVTEC EX CVT: £24,165

Honda HR-V 1.6 iDTEC S manual: £19,745

Honda HR-V 1.6 iDTEC SE manual: £21,495

Honda HR-V 1.6 iDTEC SE Navi manual: £22,105

Honda HR-V 1.6 iDTEC EX manual: £24,945

Orders from July 2015. First UK deliveries September 2015.

November 2015

Price increase

Pricing for the HR-V rose by 4.4% on average with the 1.5 i-VTEC S starting at £18,495.

July 2017

Honda HR-V Black Edition launched

Upgrades on the standard SE include black running boards, skid plates front grille and mirror caps and 18-inch alloys while inside owners get some nice touches including special edition leather and carpets.

Arriving on dealer forecourts this month, the entry level model 1.5 i-VTEC manual comes in at £25,000 OTR, an automatic CVT version at £26,210 OTR, and the manual diesel at just £26,820 OTR.

August 2018

Honda HR-V facelifted for 2019

Honda has released details of its facelifted HR-V crossover ahead of deliveries starting in October - with prices expected to start below £20,000.

With revised looks, a tweaked interior and new technology, Honda describes its revised HR-V as 'its most sophisticated subcompact SUV to date'.

On first impressions, the boldest change is the new chrome panel that sits above the grille at the front of the crossover. The headlights have been updated, too, with new lenses - while the standard LED daytime running lights have been redesigned.

The rear looks more conventional, with a new piece of slim, chrome trim above the number plate, along with darker lenses for the rear lights.

Higher-spec models are now available with a new 17-inch alloy wheel design, while the exhaust tailpipe is fitted with a new chrome finisher. They also feature new front and rear LED lights.

Buyers will get a choice of eight exterior colours, including new Midnight Blue Beam metallic.

Inside, the front seats have been redesigned with changes to the seat cushion and back rest, providing more support than those fitted to the outgoing model. The standard fabric upholstery is now harder-wearing than before, while top-spec models feature leather as standard.

From launch, Honda will be offering the HR-V with the 1.5-litre i-VTEC petrol engine, which has been tweaked to be more efficient, with fuel economy under the new WLTP tests starting at 53.2mpg and CO2 emissions from 121g/km. With 130PS and 155Nm of torque, the petrol HR-V will hit 62mph in 10.2 seconds when paired with the six-speed manual gearbox, or 10.9 seconds with the CVT automatic.

Extra sound proofing compared to its predecessor means refinement levels should be raised, while new active noise cancellation uses audio signals played through the speakers to cancel out low-frequency noise.

Production of the new HR-V has started with deliveries of the petrol model beginning in October. A sportier, turbocharged petrol will follow in spring 2019, along with a 1.6-litre diesel. Prices are yet to be confirmed, but we expect them to remain broadly the same as the current model, which starts at £19,555.

August 2018

Honda HR-V facelifted

Upgrades include a more substantial interpretation of Honda’s 'Solid Wing Face’ graphic, with a new, high-gloss dark chrome panel that replaces the black-and-chrome combination above the grille. The front bumper features deeper air intake sections that house circular fog lights, and the headlights now have projector lenses with redesigned LED daytime running lights as standard.

At the rear, a dark chrome garnish across the tailgate mirrors the new trim at the front, and the rear lights sit within darker lens casings.

Higher-grade models feature a new 17-inch alloy design, and the exhaust tailpipe has a unique chrome finisher. The headlights and rear lights are upgraded to full LED units, and the rear casings are enhanced with dark ‘smoked’ effect.

Choice of eight exterior colours for the 2019 HR-V, including the addition of Midnight Blue Beam Metallic. The other colour choices comprise: Milano Red; Platinum White and Crystal Black in a pearlescent finish; and Lunar Silver, Modern Steel, Brilliant Sporty Blue and Ruse Black metallic hues.

From launch, the 2019 Honda HR-V is available with the 1.5-litre i-VTEC naturally aspirated petrol engine, which offers a high output of 130PS and maximum torque of 155Nm. Acceleration from 0-62mph takes 10.2 seconds when equipped with the six-speed manual (6MT), and 10.9 seconds with the optional CVT.

November 2018

Honda HR-V Sport launched

New trim level announced for 2019 Honda HR-V with turbocharged 182PS 1.5-litre engine also used in the latest Civic. It can be paired with a six-speed manual gearbox or optional CVT auto, while performance dampers improve handling.

Cosmetic upgrades include a honeycomb grille, a slim front splitter, 18-inch alloy wheels and dual exhaust pipes. Deliveries set to start in Spring 2019.

February 2019

Prices announced for 2019 Honda HR-V Sport:

£27,595 for the manual and £28,845 for the CVT-7. (Premium paint adds £525 (inc. VAT) to the OTR price.) Powered by the 1.5 VTEC Turbo engine with 182PS. All feature bespoke suspension and ‘Performance Damper’ tuning, alongside variable ratio electric power-assisted rack-and-pinion system and Honda Agile Handling Assist technology to create a sportier, more agile and engaging driving experience.

182PS developes at 5,500rpm in the manual and 6,000rpm in the CVT-7. The manual achieves a WLTP-compliant fuel economy rating of 47.9 MPG and CO2 emissions of 135 g/km. The CVT offers 47.1 MPG (WLTP) and emits 137g/km CO2. Top speed is 134 MPH and 0-62 MPH is reached within 7.8 seconds.

HR-V Sport models have a unique, high gloss black chrome trim and black honeycomb front grille. Further styling elements include a slim front splitter, side skirts, wheel arch mouldings and a specific rear bumper design with sharper lines, all finished in black to create a more aggressive overall body shape. LED headlights, indicators and daytime running lights are standard, and the tail lights are enhanced with a dark ‘smoked’ effect and black inner bars.

New black & dark red part-leather seats for the driver and front passenger provide improved support in the seat cushion and back rest. As with the rest of the HR-V range, Honda SENSING is equipped as standard. This comprehensive suite of safety features includes collision mitigation braking system, forward collision warning, lane keep assist, lane departure warning, road departure mitigation, adaptive cruise control and traffic sign recognition. Honda CONNECT with GARMIN navigation, 7” touchscreen display and internet browsing capability is fitted as standard.

The HR-V Sport is offered on on a three year 10,000 Miles PCP with 6.2% APR representative and a £750 Honda deposit contribution for £299 per month for the Manual and £319 per month for the CVT.

What does a Honda HR-V (2015) cost?

List Price from £20,730
Buy new from £18,332
Contract hire from £160.78 per month