Grandiose, full-size SUVs offer an incredible combination of tremendous size, impressive power, and spacious interiors – but they are not for everyone. You have to have a lot of room in your life for one of those vehicles, but just because you do not want a massive monster of an SUV does not mean you have to miss out on the versatility and functionality they provide. A small crossover SUV like the 2020 Honda HR-V is the perfect choice if you want the practicality of an SUV without needing to build a larger garage to fit it into your life.
As a small crossover, the HR-V gives you excellent fuel economy and a practical exterior size, while still giving you comfortable seating for up to 5 people and plenty of interior cargo space.
Whether you are planning a long road trip or simply running errands around town, the functional interior and great design of the 2020 Honda HR-V make it the perfect choice. And its sporty engine and available real-time AWD make driving the HR-V fun and responsive, even in treacherous and unpredictable road conditions.
There are great technology features and options available on the HR-V, especially at higher trim levels, and the available Honda Sensing suite of features make the HR-V one of the safest small crossovers on the road. Plus, the available LaneWatch feature helps keep you safe when turning or merging right by showing you more of the road than ever before. All of these features look great when you are reading about them, but you really have to see and feel the 2020 Honda HR-V for yourself to fully appreciate it. Come visit us at Ralph Honda today, and we will help you find the perfect vehicle for your needs.
Although every model of the 2020 Honda HR-V has the same engine, there are some other aspects of the mechanical system that can vary from one trim level to another. No matter which HR-V you choose; however, you will get a fantastic driving experience that is more responsive than you probably expect from a small crossover.
The engine on all models of the HR-V is a 1.8L 4-cylinder beauty that provides up to 141 hp and 127 lb-ft of torque. While that might not seem like much if you compare it to a full-size SUV or a sporty coupe, for a small crossover, it is plenty of power. All models include a continuously variable transmission to make for a smooth and simple driving experience. And every trim above the LX (the standard trim), also includes dual-mode paddle shifters that give you more control over how the 2020 Honda HR-V performs.
Real-time all-wheel drive is available on every model of the HR-V, though the Touring trim comes with it included. This features an intelligent control system that automatically adapts to changes in road conditions and rough weather to ensure you stay in control and have the best handling and performance possible. While not absolutely essential, having real-time AWD as an option ensures you can get just the right setup for your vehicle and the kinds of conditions you typically find yourself in while driving.
As you look at the inside of the 2020 Honda HR-V, it is important to remember that this is a small or subcompact crossover model. You will not find the kind of vast, spacious interior here that you can with a full-size SUV. That being said, the interior of the HR-V is well-designed for optimal usefulness, and the Magic Seat rear seats give you incredible versatility for fitting whatever you need into your vehicle.
You get seating for up to 5 people in the 2020 Honda HR-V, between the front and back row. The driver and front-row passenger get nearly 40 inches of headroom and more than 41 inches of legroom, while passengers in the rear seats get over 38 inches of headroom and nearly 40 inches of legroom. Overall, the standard LX and Sport trims of the HR-V offer more than 100 cu. ft. of total passenger space, while higher trims offer over 96 cu. ft. of space for passengers.
Cargo volume inside the 2020 Honda HR-V depends on if you have the rear seats up or down, and the rear row has a 60/40 split, so you have different configuration options available. With the rear seats up, you get more than 24 cu.ft. of cargo space in 2WD models and over 23 cu.ft. in AWD models; while lowering the rear seats gives you more than 58 cu.ft. of total space in 2WD models and nearly 58 cu.ft. in AWD models. The Magic Seat rear row of seats can fold down or up, which gives you up to 8-feet of horizontal cargo space for long objects with the front-passenger seat down, or nearly 4 feet of vertical cargo space for tall items behind the front row.
The comfort and technology features found inside the 2020 Honda HR-V depend, somewhat, on which trim level you go with. In general, the features on every model are quite impressive and are designed to offer an excellent ride for everyone in the vehicle. If you go with the Touring, which is the highest trim, then you simply get a little bit more.
Every model of the HR-V has cruise control, a tilt and telescopic steering column, and 12-volt power outlets in the front and second row. With the Touring, however, you get illuminated driver and front passenger vanity mirrors, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, automatic climate control, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. Similarly, the Touring features heated, leather-trimmed front seats, along with an 8-way power-adjustable driver’s seat.
Although the starting LX trim features a 5-inch Infotainment display, all other trims have a 7-inch display for greater functionality and ease of use. The highest three trims feature a 6-speaker sound system, and all but the LX trim offer support for both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Most trims include HondaLink functionality that lets you connect your smartphone to your vehicle, while the Touring trim includes Navigation with voice recognition and HD digital traffic that makes it easy to get where you are going.
Every 2020 Honda HR-V includes a fantastic safety package to help protect you and your loved ones when you are on the road. Standard features include a multi-angle rearview camera, vehicle stability assist with traction control, and brake assist. Every model also includes advanced front airbags, front side airbags, and side curtain airbags that will help keep you safe in case a collision does occur.
The three highest trims for the HR-V also include Honda Sensing Technologies for improved active safety. This package includes a collision mitigation braking system, road departure mitigation system, and adaptive cruise control. Also included in Honda Sensing is a lane keeping assist system, forward collision warning, and lane departure warning. These advanced features are a great way to help you avoid the unexpected and help keep you safe behind the wheel.
These three top trims, which are the EX, EX-L, and the Touring, also include two exclusive driver-assistive technologies. The first is automatic high-beam headlights to help you see the road in dark conditions. The second is the Honda LaneWatch, which includes a small camera on the passenger side-mirror. When you signal to turn or merge right, the Infotainment display will automatically show you the road on that side of the vehicle, giving you improved visibility over only having the side mirror to use. While these technologies are no replacement for safe and careful driving by any means, they can help add to your ability to drive safely and give you more tools to protect you and your loved ones on the road.