What’s New In The 2023 Honda HR-V?
More stylish and sporty than its predecessor, the all-new 2023 Honda HR-V gains aspirational qualities beyond its segment and was engineered without compromise. Longer and wider, it’s more comfortable yet also more exciting to drive than the 2022 version, while featuring more rear-seat legroom and one of the largest cargo areas in its class.
- For a sportier driving experience, the new HR-V features a significantly stronger structure, a new independent rear suspension, and a larger, more responsive engine that makes 158 horsepower and 138 lb-ft of torque.
- Based on the new Honda global architecture, like the new 11th-generation Civic, HR-V’s new architecture supports improvements in ride, handling, and overall refinement. A new fully independent suspension features MacPherson struts in front and a new multilink arrangement in the rear, engineered with low-friction components to improve ride quality while delivering improved response and a sporty driving feel.
- HR-V’s wheelbase has been extended to 104.5 inches (+1.7 inches) for a smoother ride and significantly wider tracks (+2.0 inches in the front and +2.5 inches in the rear) to increase stability on the road.
- Similar to the critically acclaimed steering found on the 11th-generation Civic, the HR-V features a honed steering column and special tuning to the electronics for improved straight-line stability and an excellent feel. New larger brakes increase stopping power, while a low-drag caliper design aids fuel efficiency.
- For better traction management in slick snowy conditions, HR-V’s available Real Time AWD with Intelligent Control™ has been re-tuned to send more engine torque to the rear wheels when things get slippery.
- HR-V’s all-new design features a low horizontal beltline that begins with the extended hood and continues over the swell of the rear fenders, adding stature to HR-V’s sleek flowing forms.
- In the rear, the sculpted hatch and standard tailgate spoiler highlight HR-V’s sporty proportions, and the outer edge of the taillights have been shaped to improve aerodynamics.
- HR-V Sport gets an even more aggressive horizontal-themed grille mesh, a gloss-black rear spoiler, and a chrome exhaust finisher. The lower portion of the rear bumper is painted gunmetal metallic, and the HR-V Sport’s exclusive 18-inch split 5-spoke wheels are finished in gloss Berlina Black.
- For a distinctly upscale character, the HR-V EX-L features a unique gloss-black version of the honeycomb grille, gloss black door pillars, and gloss black trim on the front and rear bumpers.
- HR-V will be available in seven different colors, including two all-new colors exclusive to HR-V: Nordic Forest Pearl and Urban Gray Pearl.
- The rear seat area is wider to better accommodate three passengers. It also features thoughtful touches, such as a rear tray for placing a smartphone.
- HR-V’s standard cargo area (behind rear seat) has been enlarged to 24.4 cu.-ft. (all trims), and its low lift-over height of just over 27 inches makes loading large or heavy items easy. The standard 60/40 split rear seatbacks fold easily to a flat floor, expanding the space to 55.1 cu.-ft.
- For the first time, HR-V features a digital instrument display, while gaining notably larger standard and available color touchscreens featuring standard Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ compatibility.
- A new 7-inch color touchscreen is standard on LX and Sport models, which features a physical volume knob, large, easy-to-recognize icons, and a simplified navigation structure with fewer embedded menus. On the left are hard buttons for Home and Back functions. Other mode selections are at the bottom of the touchscreen, with a 0.8-inch finger rest making it easier to use the touchscreen by providing a stable surface to rest your hand.
- Honda’s latest driver and passenger front airbag technology is now applied to HR-V, designed to cradle the head and offer enhanced protection.
- For the first time, the HR-V features standard front occupant knee and rear-passenger side-impact airbags.
- A new single-camera Honda Sensing® suite of safety and driver-assistive systems features a 100-degree field of view which is twice as wide as the camera-and-radar setup of the previous system. It can detect feature points of a target and recognize attributes of objects such as vehicles or pedestrians, as well as white lines, road boundaries such as curbs, other vehicles, pedestrians, bicyclists, and road signs.
- Traffic Jam Assist and Traffic Sign Recognition are new for 2023, as well as more natural responses for existing features, such as Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow and Lane Keeping Assist.
- The HR-V also features a Driver Attention Monitor, which issues a warning on the dash if it senses the driver is becoming inattentive.
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