Here’s What You Get on a Fully Loaded 2023 Honda HR-V
The 2023 Honda HR-V is all new and uses the same platform and 4-cylinder powertrain found in the similarly revamped Civic. The previous HR-V was based on the discontinued Honda Fit subcompact hatchback.
This translates to a modern look inside and out, along with a significantly improved suspension that makes the 2023 HR-V more comfortable and, for a practical subcompact SUV, also relatively fun to drive.
Available in three trim levels, the base HR-V LX comes in front-wheel-drive format and has a starting price of $23,650, not including a $1,125 destination fee. This is slightly more than the entry-level versions of rivals like the Kia Seltos and Hyundai Kona, but on par with segment pricing.
Adding all-wheel drive (AWD) to any HR-V costs an additional $1,500. This improves all-weather grip, though it does slightly lower the HR-V’s fuel economy.
The HR-V Sport is next on the trim ladder. Starting at $25,650, it adds features like 18-inch alloy wheels, heated front seats, blind-spot monitoring, remote start, and keyless entry.
But what if you want to head to the top of the pecking order and put the HR-V EX-L in your garage or driveway?
As the top-of-the-line trim, the EX-L comes with a wide range of popular tech and safety features, such as wireless smartphone charging, 8-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, 9-inch infotainment screen (versus a 7-inch screen found in lower trims), front and rear parking sensors, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, low-speed braking control, leather seating surfaces, and a power moonroof.
In fact, since a 158-horsepower 2.0-liter 4-cylinder and continuously variable automatic transmission are found in every 2023 HR-V, the only major options available on the EX-L include all-wheel drive, five paint choices (including two extra-cost premium finishes), bronze-finish or black alloy wheels, and a few appearance packages.
The aptly-named Rugged Package, for example, costs $1,100 and adds black fender flares to go along with a revised front grille and lower door trim.
With destination factored into the price, the HR-V EX-L starts at $28,695, though a fully-loaded version easily crests $30,000. Let’s recap some of what you get on the 2023 Honda HR-V, and take a closer look at the features SUV shoppers will appreciate most of all.
- 9-inch touchscreen
- Wireless smartphone charging
- Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
- 17-inch alloy wheels
- 8-power power driver’s seated
- Power moonroof
- Ambient interior lighting
- All-wheel drive
- Remote start
- Blind-spot monitoring
- Front and rear parking sensors
- Low-speed braking control
- 8-speaker audio system
Added Tech Features
Since the primary means of adding features to the 2023 HR-V is by scaling up the three available trims, versus adding endless option packages, let’s take a broader look at what you get for your money. The EX-L is the only trim with a larger 9-inch touchscreen that’s compatible with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. It also comes with a handy wireless charging pad to keep your various phones at peak performance.
Rugged Package or HPD Package
If you want a little more visual attitude with your HR-V, the aforementioned Rugged Package or HPD Package are available. The HPD Package, which stands for Honda Performance Development, takes a sporty approach. At $1,400, it adds black alloy wheels, slightly more aggressive exterior trim at the front and rear, plus HPD emblems.
Extra Safety Items
The HR-V EX-L comes with safety features that are standard in the rest of the lineup, including forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection, and a multi-angle rearview camera. These are part of the Honda Sensing Suite of active safety features. To this mix, the EX-L trim adds low-speed braking control, front and rear parking sensors, and blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert.
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