Honda Automobiles: 2019 Honda HR-V Gets New Look, New Trims, Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ Integration and Available Honda Sensing®

  • New Sport trim offers singular styling cues, 18-inch wheels
  • New Display Audio with volume knob, Apple CarPlay™ Android Auto™ formation
  • New Touring trim adds multi-element LED headlights, leather-trimmed seats energy driver’s seat
  • Honda Sensing® apartment of active reserve and driver-assistive facilities now accessible on EX trims and higher 

The 2019 Honda HR-V starts nearing currently in play showrooms around a nation with a starting cost of $20,520 (excluding $995 end and handling)1. For 2019, HR-V expands a interest with a serve of new Sport and Touring trims, rested styling, new technology, and a some-more polished pushing experience, adding to an already determined repute as a versatile and sporty 5-door subcompact SUV.

For a initial time, HR-V now facilities a Honda Sensing® apartment of modernized reserve and driver-assistive technologies – including though not singular to Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™), Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) and Lane Keeping Assist (LKAS) – customary on EX and above trims, creation Honda Sensing® accessible on each indication Honda sells.

All 2019 HR-V models underline new styling, with revised bumpers, headlights, grille, and taillights, while a new HR-V Sport and Touring trims get a singular demeanour all their own. Blackout trim and 18-inch wheels visually heed HR-V Sport trims, while a all-wheel-drive-only Touring trim gets multi-element LED headlights, dim chrome trim, and LED haze lights.

Inside, HR-V advantages from a new Display Audio complement featuring a simplified interface that includes a volume doorknob and a serve of Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ integration. The navigation system, accessible exclusively in Touring trims, has also been softened with crook graphics and 3D landmarks. All models underline a redesigned driver’s scale with a vast analog speedometer and digital tachometer. EX models and above accept a 4.2-inch Thin-Film Transistor (TFT) Driver Information Interface tone arrangement charity additional selectable information including accessible turn-by-turn directions.

Sport trims get a singular interior diagnosis that includes a black headliner, gloss-black trim and competition pedals, while EX and EX-L models get redesigned chair upholstery with high-contrast stitching. Touring models get double-stitched leather-trimmed seats, with 8-way energy composition for a driver.

The 2019 HR-V advantages from refinements to a customary Continuously Variable involuntary Transmission (CVT), ensuing in a some-more healthy pushing feel and quieter operation. Other measures to revoke interior sound embody additional sound deadening in a fenders and floor, and a inclusion of Active Noise Cancelling on Sport and above grades. HR-V Sport models also accept variable-ratio electric energy steering, while upgrades to a accessible all-wheel expostulate complement produce softened opening in low-traction conditions such as snow.

For 2019, HR-V receives extraneous styling updates to serve enhance a appeal. The grille is extended by a new interpretation of a “flying wing” rendered in dim chrome and fluctuating over a new projector-style headlights. Under a chrome rope a grille opening has been restyled to stress a far-reaching look, and a haze light housings have been lengthened to assistance give HR-V a some-more assertive stance. In a rear, new smoked spin vigilance lenses are connected by a skinny chrome band, lending an upscale atmosphere to HR-V’s exterior. Three new colors have been combined to HR-V’s palette: Orange Burst Metallic, Midnight Amethyst Metallic, and Platinum White Pearl. Inside, in serve to a new Display Audio complement and a easy-to-use interface, a HR-V has an updated interior with new chair fabrics and top doorway panels, and a revised cupholder.

New for 2019 is a HR-V Sport trim. Fitting between LX and EX, a Sport trim gives HR-V a childish vibe with singular styling touches. HR-V Sport facilities singular revoke physique trim, embellished silken black on a revoke front and back bumper, rocker panels, and circle arches, as good as a gloss-black extraneous mirrors. HR-V Sport also receives a honeycomb settlement grille, disdainful 18-inch amalgamate wheels and tires, and in a back there’s a chrome empty finisher. Inside, Sport trims come with a new Display Audio complement with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ integration, a trance headliner, contrariety stitching on a seats, leather-covered steering circle and shifter, and sport-style pedals.

The new line-topping HR-V Touring trim flanks a honeycomb grille with multi-element Honda LED headlights that are singular in a HR-V lineup, as are a 5-element LED haze lights. Touring models come with disdainful 17-inch machined amalgamate wheels, for an upscale look. HR-V Touring also comes with identical lower-body trim as Sport, though embellished physique tone rather than shimmer black, along with a body-color outward mirrors. Inside, Touring trims get double-stitched seperated leather seats with an 8-way energy driver’s seat.

All 2019 HR-Vs advantage from additional sound deadening measures. Additional sound interesting materials have been placed in a firewall, underneath a floor, and in a passenger-side feet well. Sport trims and aloft also accept Active Noise Cancellation, that sends reverse-phase audio signals by a HR-V audio complement to cancel out low-frequency highway noise.

Regardless of trim, a 2019 HR-V offers saturated interior space for passengers and load inside an extraneous package that’s compress and easy to park. Thanks to a revised stay-spring resource for a hatch, it’s now easier than ever to entrance HR-V’s load space of 24.3 cubic feet behind a back seats (23.2 cubic feet with AWD). HR-V also uses a multi-position 2nd quarrel Magic Seat®, identical to Fit, that is simply reconfigured for limit load and newcomer carrying capacity. HR-V also offers adult to 100.1 cubic feet of newcomer space with abounding back chair conduct and legroom, generally deliberation HR-V’s compress outdoor dimensions.

The 2019 Honda HR-V is powered by a 141 horsepower, 1.8-liter DOHC i-VTEC® 4-cylinder engine. Driving possibly a front or all 4 wheels, all HR-V models now use a Continuously Variable involuntary Transmission (CVT). The 6-speed primer delivery has been dropped for a 2019 indication year.

HR-V’s CVT receives countless upgrades for a 2019 indication year to assistance yield a some-more healthy feeling pushing experience. At full throttle, a CVT now facilities revised change mapping that, underneath tough acceleration, some-more closely resembles a stepped rigging changes of a required fixed-gear transmission. This “stepped” feel gives HR-V a some-more informed feel during acceleration, while also assisting to revoke interior sound levels. Additionally, HR-V’s CVT uses a some-more polished and healthy feeling engagement, staying during revoke revs some-more often. Other improvements embody HR-V changeable to aloft revs underneath deceleration, providing a magnitude of engine braking force and softened responsiveness when a motorist earnings to a gas pedal.

On models so equipped, HR-V’s Real Time all-wheel expostulate complement has been softened for softened opening in low-traction conditions such as snow. Steering feel in Sport models has also extended with a adoption of non-static rigging ratio electric energy steering, that varies steering response in suitability with steering wheel’s position from center. HR-V’s steering becomes some-more fast during aloft speeds as it becomes reduction supportive to tiny movements of a steering wheel. At revoke speeds, a steering circle requires reduction transformation to spin a front wheels, creation HR-V feel unusually maneuverable in parking lots.

SAFETY Driver Assist
For a 2019 indication year, HR-V EX and aloft trims come customary with a Honda Sensing® apartment of reserve and driver-assistive systems. Honda Sensing® includes Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™), Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS) and Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) incorporating Lane Departure Warning (LDW). HR-V’s A-pillars have also been reengineered to grasp a Good measure in a Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) exam for small-offset frontal collisions. Lastly, EX and aloft trims accept Honda LaneWatch™ as customary equipment.

The 2019 HR-V also advantages from a prolonged list of customary active and pacifist reserve features. This includes Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with traction control, motorist and newcomer front and side airbags, side screen airbags with rollover sensor, Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist and Honda’s next-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) physique structure. All HR-V models underline a multi-angle rearview camera with guidelines; EX and above get energetic discipline that follow a revolution of a steering wheel.

Safety and Driver Assistance Features



The 2019 HR-V incorporates countless upgrades to a in-vehicle technologies. Headlining a changes is an updated Display Audio complement accessible in Sport and aloft trims. Its 7-inch touchscreen has been reconfigured with new icons for palliate of use, and there is now a earthy volume knob. Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ formation is now customary on Sport and aloft trims as well, while Touring models are accessible with an upgraded navigation complement with aloft resolution, 3D landmarks, and an easy-to-use interface.
Standard on EX models and aloft are walk-away doorway locks, that automatically close HR-V’s doors when it detects a pivotal fob is no longer nearby a vehicle. Sport and aloft grades also advantage from Active Noise Cancellation for a quieter cabin, Smart Entry and push-button start, SiriusXM® and HD radio™, entirely involuntary headlights, and non-static few wipers. Touring models use full Honda LED headlights and haze lights, an 8-way energy driver’s seat, and HomeLink® remote.

The 2019 Honda HR-V lineup offers a accumulation of trims to select from, suitable for a far-reaching accumulation of budgets and customer tastes from LX to a line-topping Touring. All-wheel expostulate is accessible on all HR-V trims. A full relapse is below.

Trim Level Summary





1 MSRP and $995 end charge, incompatible tax, license, registration and options. Dealer prices might vary.

2 Based on 2019 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison functions only. Your mileage will change depending on how we expostulate and say your vehicle, pushing conditions and other factors.