Honda has officially revealed their redesigned HR-V subcompact crossover that debuts with larger dimensions, fresh looks, updated powertrain, new tech, and a revised interior.

The Honda HR-V has always been a steady force for subcompact crossovers and helped set the precedent for such a mainstream segment. Receiving a redesign for the 2023 model year, Honda took a smart approach to utilize the new 11th generation Civic’s platform underpinning the new HR-V, which is a good move considering the new Civic is the 2022 North American Car of the Year.

Powering the new Honda HR-V is the same 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine from the new Honda Civic that’s good for 158 horsepower and 138 lb-ft of torque, which is an improvement over the outgoing HR-V’s 141-horsepower 1.8-liter engine. Power is still sent through a continuously variable transmission as the only choice where front-wheel-drive comes standard and all-wheel-drive can be had for $1,500.

During this crazy time with gas prices being the highest they have ever been it only makes sense to start looking at subcompact vehicles that get decent fuel mileage. Here, the Honda HR-V doesn’t improve much in such an area from the outgoing model where it gets 26 mpg city, 32 mpg highway, and 28 mpg combined for the base LX trim front-wheel-drive setup. However, you do get the extra power and that alone is worth the still-respectable numbers.

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By: Malcolm Hogan
Title: New Car Preview: 2023 Honda HR-V
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Published Date: Tue, 07 Jun 2022 13:57:39 +0000

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