After confirming pricing for its new ZR-V earlier this month, Honda Australia has now released full specifications for its new mid-sized crossover.

It’s on sale now.

It slots in between the HR-V and CR-V in Honda’s line-up and will compete against the likes of the Mazda CX-5 and Toyota RAV4; the next-generation CR-V, revealed last year but not yet introduced in Australia, has grown in size.

All models come with a five-year Honda Connect subscription, which allows you to use a smartphone app to remotely control the lights, climate control and door locks and to view information on the vehicle.

Other features include automatic collision detection and a geofence and speed alert.

UPDATE, 09:00am 18/07/2023 – Our review of the ZR-V is now live. Check it out here!

The Civic-based ZR-V uses an “enhanced version of Honda’s global architecture”, and features MacPherson strut front and independent multi-link rear suspension.

“The Honda ZR-V is Honda Australia’s first, brand-new core model to be introduced in Australia in 20 years. We are truly excited for the launch of the Honda ZR-V into the Australian market and to provide customers even more choice when considering the Honda brand” said Honda Australia director Carolyn McMahon.


  • 2023 Honda ZR-V VTi X: $40,200
  • 2023 Honda ZR-V VTi L: $43,200
  • 2023 Honda ZR-V VTi LX: $48,500
  • 2023 Honda ZR-V e:HEV LX: $54,900

All prices are drive-away.


The 2023 Honda ZR-V’s standard engine is a 1.5-litre turbocharged four producing 131kW of power and 240Nm of torque. It’s mated with a continuously variable transmission (CVT).

The e:HEV LX Hybrid features a 2.0-litre hybrid four-cylinder with two electric motors and an e-CVT. Total system outputs are 135kW and 315Nm.


The 2023 Honda ZR-V uses 7.0L/100km on the combined cycle in VTi X guise, 7.2L/100km in the VTi L and VTi LX, and 5.0L/100km in the e:HEV LX.

All models run on 91RON regular unleaded fuel and have a 57L fuel tank.


The 2023 Honda ZR-V measures 4568mm long, 1840mm wide and 1620mm tall on a 2655mm wheelbase.

Kerb weight is 1470kg in the VTi X, 1488kg in the VTi L, 1510kg in the VTi LX and 1586kg in the e:HEV LX.

Boot capacity is 380L in the VTi X and VTi L and 370L in the VTi LX and e:HEV LX.

This expands to 1312L or 1302L, respectively, with the rear seats folded and measured to the roof, or 876L/866L measured to the window.

Servicing and Warranty

All Honda ZR-V models are backed by a five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty.

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


The Honda ZR-V has yet to be tested by ANCAP.

Standard safety equipment includes:

  • Autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian and cyclist detection
  • Adaptive cruise control with low-speed follow
  • Driver attention monitoring
  • Lane-keep assist
  • Traffic Jam Assist
  • Traffic sign recognition
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Tyre pressure monitoring
  • 11 airbags
  • Dual front and front knee airbags
    • Centre airbag
    • Front and rear side airbags
    • Full-length curtain airbags

VTi LX and above get blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert and a surround-view camera.

Standard Equipment

There are four variants in the ZR-V range.

The VTi X comes standard with the following equipment:

  • Adaptive LED headlights
  • Active cornering lights
  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Rain-sensing wipers
  • Hill descent control
  • 9.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay
  • Wired Android Auto
  • 10.2-inch digital instrument cluster
  • Eight-speaker sound system
  • Black fabric upholstery
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • Auto-dimming rear-view mirror
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter
  • Upholstered centre console with French stitching
  • Front USB ports (1 x USB-A and 1 x USB-C)
  • Rear USB ports (2 x USB-C)
  • Rear air vents
  • Space-saver spare wheel
  • 60/40 split/fold rear seats

The VTi L adds:

  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Heated exterior mirrors
  • Hands-free power tailgate with walk-away closing
  • Rear privacy glass
  • Combination LED tail lights
  • Black leatherette upholstery
  • Heated front seats
  • Metal paddle shifters
  • LED ambient lighting (roof)

The VTi LX adds:

  • 18-inch two-tone alloy wheels
  • Body-coloured lower bumpers and wheel arches
  • Selectable drive modes (Sport, Normal, Economy)
  • 12-speaker Bose sound system
  • Wireless phone charger
  • Satellite navigation
  • Black leather upholstery
  • Eight-way power driver’s seat with memory
  • Four-way power passenger seat
  • Heated rear seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Sports pedals
  • ‘Door Line Illumination’
  • Auto-tilting mirrors in reverse
  • Plasmacluster air purification system

The e:HEV LX Hybrid features a hybrid powertrain, as well as:

  • Smart key card
  • Shift-by-wire gear selector
  • Tyre repair kit (in lieu of space-saver spare)
  • Humidity sensor


Metallic and pearlescent finishes are no-cost options.

The following colours are available:

  • Platinum White metallic
  • Platinum Grey metallic
  • Crystal Black metallic (excludes VTi X)
  • Premium Crystal Blue metallic (excludes VTi X)
  • Premium Crystal Garnet metallic

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William Stopford

William Stopford is an automotive journalist based in Brisbane, Australia. William is a Business/Journalism graduate from the Queensland University of Technology who loves to travel, briefly lived in the US, and has a particular interest in the American car industry.

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