Honda offers four different flavours of HR-V, with prices starting at $25,990 before on-road costs for the VTi and extending to $36,240 before on-roads for the VTi-LX.
Update, 12/08/2020: Honda has added new interior colour options to the range-topping RS and VTi-LX models. We’ve added mention to the equipment list at the bottom of this story, and brought the story forward.
Update, 07/05/2021: Honda has upped prices on the 2021 HR-V. We’ve updated the story to reflect the changes.
The HR-V is another crossover pioneer, having debuted as a smaller cousin to the CR-V in 1999. Although it has hidden rear door handles, the current model is far more conventional than the two-door first-generation car.
It’s a strong seller for Honda, having found 11,731 homes in Australia last year.
- 2021 Honda HR-V VTi: $26,900 (+$910)
- 2021 Honda HR-V VTi-S: $31,200 (+$810)
- 2021 Honda HR-V RS: $34,500 (+$810)
- 2021 Honda HR-V VTi-LX: $36,950 (+$710)
All prices exclude on-road costs
Power in the 2021 Honda HR-V comes from a 1.8-litre four-cylinder petrol engine making 105kW and 172Nm, sent to the front wheels through a CVT.
All-wheel drive is not available, regardless of which model you select.
How much fuel the 2020 Honda HR-V uses depends on the model.
Although they share an engine, the VTi, VTi-S, RS, and VTi-LX all have different wheels and body add-ons.
With that in mind, Honda claims 6.6L/100km for the VTi, 6.9L/100km for the VTi-S, 6.7L/100km for the RS, and 6.9L/100km for the VTi-LX.
The Honda HR-V has a five-star ANCAP rating on the back of testing conducted in 2015.
An update in 2019 made low-speed autonomous emergency braking standard across the range, but blind-spot monitoring is still reserved for high-grade models.
The 2021 Honda HR-V measures 4343mm long, 1772mm wide and 1605mm tall, with a 2610mm wheelbase.
Boot space is listed at 437L with the rear seats in place, and 1462L with them folded.
Standard equipment in the Honda HR-V VTi includes:
- Chrome front grille
- LED daytime running lights
- Single-zone climate control
- Magic Seats
- 7.0-inch touchscreen
- Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
- Low-speed autonomous emergency braking
- Reversing camera
- 16-inch alloy wheels
Moving to the VTi-S brings:
- Roof rails
- LED fog lights
- LED headlamps
- Automatic headlamps
- Keyless entry and start
- Leather-wrapped steering wheel
- Leather-wrapped gear knob
- Chrome and black interior trim
- Camera-based blind-spot monitoring
- Rear parking sensors
- 17-inch alloy wheels
Stepping up to the RS adds:
- Black door mirrors
- Dark chrome body add-ons
- Piano black body kit
- Heated front seats
- Leather seats
- Sports pedals
- 18-inch alloy wheels
- Crimson seat option ($400, available with white, silver, steel, black exterior)
The range-topping VTi-LX offers:
- Chrome door handles
- Power folding mirrors
- Panoramic sunroof
- Dual-zone climate control
- Auto-dimming rear-view mirror
- Power adjustable front seats
- Forward collision warning
- Lane departure warning
- Automatic high-beam
- Front parking sensors
- 17-inch alloy wheels
- White seat option ($400, available with white, steel, black, red exterior)
Maintenance is required every 12 months or 10,000km – whichever comes first. The first five years of scheduled servicing costs $1544.
As with the rest of the Honda range, the HR-V is backed by a five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty.