The Honda HR-V is unchanged for 2023, though the company increased service pricing late last year.

    Honda announced the increase last October, upping the cost of each service from $125 to $199.

    It’s the first generation of HR-V offered with a hybrid in Australia, giving Honda a rival to the electrified Toyota C-HR and Kia Niro.

    The range opens with the Vi X at $36,700 drive-away, while the hybrid e:HEV L is priced at $47,000 drive-away.

    It’s set to be joined by a new, larger SUV, known as the HR-V in North America but likely to wear the ZR-V nameplate here. As with the HR-V, it’s set to offer a hybrid powertrain.


    • 2023 Honda HR-V Vi X: $36,700
    • 2023 Honda HR-V e:HEV L: $47,000

    All prices are drive-away.


    The 2023 Honda HR-V Vi X is powered by a naturally aspirated 1.5-litre four-cylinder engine producing 89kW of power at 6600rpm and 145Nm at 4300rpm. It’s mated with a continuously variable transmission (CVT).

    The e:HEV L uses a 1.5-litre four-cylinder hybrid powertrain. Total outputs are 96kW (4000-8000rpm) and 253Nm (0-3500rpm). It’s mated to an e-CVT.


    The 2023 Honda HR-V uses 5.8L/100km in Vi X guise and 4.3L/100km in the hybrid e:HEV L.

    Both models have a 40L fuel tank and run on 91RON regular unleaded fuel.


    The 2023 Honda HR-V measures 4335mm long, 1790mm wide, 1590mm tall and rides a 2610mm wheelbase.

    Boot space measures 304L with the rear seats up, expanding to 956L with the rear seats folded measured to the window or 1274L measured to the roof. Under the boot floor is a tyre repair kit.

    The HR-V has 195mm of ground clearance and weighs 1267kg in petrol guise and 1382kg as a hybrid.

    Servicing and Warranty

    The HR-V is covered by a five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty, with an eight-year IMA battery module warranty for the hybrid.

    The first five services are capped at $199 each. Servicing is required every 12 months or 10,000km, whichever comes first.


    The HR-V has a four-star safety rating from ANCAP on the back of testing conducted in 2022.

    Standard safety equipment includes:

    • Autonomous emergency braking
    • Lane-keep assist
    • Lane-departure warning
    • Road Departure Mitigation System
    • Adaptive cruise control with low-speed follow
    • Traffic sign recognition
    • Reversing camera with front and rear parking sensors
    • Front, front-side and curtain airbags

    The e:HEV L also includes blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert.

    Standard Equipment

    Standard equipment on the Vi X includes:

    • 9.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system
      • Satellite navigation
      • Wireless Apple CarPlay
      • Wired Android Auto
      • DAB+ digital radio
    • 18-inch alloy wheels
    • LED headlights
    • Automatic high-beam
    • Automatic headlights
    • Keyless entry and start
    • Privacy glass
    • Single-zone climate control
    • Four-speaker sound system
    • Power windows with auto up/down for driver’s door
    • Electric parking brake with auto hold
    • Tilt and telescopic adjustment for steering wheel

    The e:HEV L additionally includes:

    • Acoustic windscreen
    • LED active cornering lights
    • Dual-zone climate control
    • Heated front seats
    • Heated steering wheel
    • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
    • Six-speaker sound system
    • Hands-free power tailgate with walk-away close
    • Rear cross-traffic alert
    • Blind-spot monitoring
    • Intelligent speed limiter
    • Rear air vents and USB ports
    • Auto-dimming rear view mirror
    • Paddle shifters
    • Power windows with auto up/down for all doors


    The HR-V is available in the following colours:

    • Premium Opal pearlescent
    • Platinum White pearlescent
    • Crystal Black pearlescent
    • Meteoroid Grey metallic
    • Premium Crystal Red metallic

    MORE: Everything Honda HR-V

    Jade Credentino

    Jade Credentino is an automotive journalist currently based in Melbourne, Australia. Jade has had a chance to review a variety of vehicles and particularly enjoys SUVs. She enjoys traveling and going on road trips exploring Australia.

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