2021 Honda HR-V

What’s new

  • Tinted rear glass now standard on Sport trim
  • Part of the first HR-V generation introduced for 2016

Pros & Cons

  • Relatively roomy seating
  • Versatile for carrying cargo
  • Above-average fuel economy
  • Excellent outward visibility
  • Lackluster acceleration
  • Palpable engine noise and vibration
  • Touchscreen interface is difficult to use
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2021 Honda HR-V Review

What is the HR-V?

The Honda HR-V is Honda's smallest SUV, and one of the automaker's least expensive vehicles overall. A reasonable starting price and practical storage make the HR-V the perfect starting point for buyers looking to maximize bang for their buck. Vehicles in this price range naturally have to compromise in some areas, but the HR-V makes fewer concessions than most. Unlike some rivals, the ride and seats are quite pleasant. Once you consider the notable passenger comfort, roomy back row, and class-leading amount of cargo space, you realize the HR-V is one of the only subcompact crossovers well suited to road trips.

Drawbacks are relatively few but still worth mentioning. The four-cylinder engine feels underpowered and is always fairly loud, whether accelerating from a stop or cruising on a highway. The infotainment system is an older Honda unit that doesn't benefit from the newest version's improved graphics and usability.

Buyers looking for a similarly useful small SUV would do well to also consider the Kia Soul, which was redesigned just last year. The Hyundai Kona is also quite good, and there's an EV version with 258 miles of range.

Edmunds says

The Honda HR-V is one of the better choices in the subcompact class. Aside from the rumbly engine, it feels more refined than others in the class, and it's second to none in passenger and cargo room.

Consumer reviews

There are no consumer reviews for the 2021 Honda HR-V.

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    Features & Specs

    LX 4dr SUV features & specs
    LX 4dr SUV
    1.8L 4cyl CVT
    MSRP$21,020
    MPG 28 city / 34 hwy
    SeatingSeats 5
    TransmissionContinuously variable-speed automatic
    Horsepower141 hp @ 6500 rpm
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    EX-L 4dr SUV features & specs
    EX-L 4dr SUV
    1.8L 4cyl CVT
    MSRP$25,820
    MPG 28 city / 34 hwy
    SeatingSeats 5
    TransmissionContinuously variable-speed automatic
    Horsepower141 hp @ 6500 rpm
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    EX 4dr SUV AWD features & specs
    EX 4dr SUV AWD
    1.8L 4cyl CVT
    MSRP$25,720
    MPG 26 city / 31 hwy
    SeatingSeats 5
    TransmissionContinuously variable-speed automatic
    Horsepower141 hp @ 6500 rpm
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    EX 4dr SUV features & specs
    EX 4dr SUV
    1.8L 4cyl CVT
    MSRP$24,220
    MPG 28 city / 34 hwy
    SeatingSeats 5
    TransmissionContinuously variable-speed automatic
    Horsepower141 hp @ 6500 rpm
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    Safety

    IIHS Rating

    The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.

    Side Impact Test
    Good
    Roof Strength Test
    Good
    Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Good
    IIHS Small Overlap Front TestNot Tested
    Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

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    FAQ

    Is the Honda HR-V a good car?

    The Edmunds experts tested the 2021 HR-V both on the road and at the track. You probably care about Honda HR-V fuel economy, so it's important to know that the HR-V gets an EPA-estimated 28 mpg to 30 mpg, depending on the configuration. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that carrying capacity for the HR-V ranges from 23.2 to 24.3 cubic feet of trunk space. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a Honda HR-V. Learn more

    What's new in the 2021 Honda HR-V?

    According to Edmunds’ car experts, here’s what’s new for the 2021 Honda HR-V:

    • Tinted rear glass now standard on Sport trim
    • Part of the first HR-V generation introduced for 2016
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    Is the Honda HR-V reliable?

    To determine whether the Honda HR-V is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the HR-V. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the HR-V's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more

    Is the 2021 Honda HR-V a good car?

    There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2021 Honda HR-V is a good car. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2021 HR-V is a good car for you. Check back soon for the official Edmunds Rating from our expert testing team Learn more

    How much should I pay for a 2021 Honda HR-V?

    The least-expensive 2021 Honda HR-V is the 2021 Honda HR-V LX 4dr SUV (1.8L 4cyl CVT). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $21,020.

    Other versions include:

    • LX 4dr SUV (1.8L 4cyl CVT) which starts at $21,020
    • EX-L 4dr SUV (1.8L 4cyl CVT) which starts at $25,820
    • EX 4dr SUV AWD (1.8L 4cyl CVT) which starts at $25,720
    • EX 4dr SUV (1.8L 4cyl CVT) which starts at $24,220
    • EX-L 4dr SUV AWD (1.8L 4cyl CVT) which starts at $27,320
    • LX 4dr SUV AWD (1.8L 4cyl CVT) which starts at $22,520
    • Sport 4dr SUV AWD (1.8L 4cyl CVT) which starts at $24,470
    • Sport 4dr SUV (1.8L 4cyl CVT) which starts at $22,970
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    What are the different models of Honda HR-V?

    If you're interested in the Honda HR-V, the next question is, which HR-V model is right for you? HR-V variants include LX 4dr SUV (1.8L 4cyl CVT), EX-L 4dr SUV (1.8L 4cyl CVT), EX 4dr SUV AWD (1.8L 4cyl CVT), and EX 4dr SUV (1.8L 4cyl CVT). For a full list of HR-V models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

    More about the 2021 Honda HR-V

    2021 Honda HR-V Overview

    The 2021 Honda HR-V is offered in the following submodels: HR-V SUV. Available styles include LX 4dr SUV (1.8L 4cyl CVT), EX-L 4dr SUV (1.8L 4cyl CVT), EX 4dr SUV AWD (1.8L 4cyl CVT), EX 4dr SUV (1.8L 4cyl CVT), EX-L 4dr SUV AWD (1.8L 4cyl CVT), LX 4dr SUV AWD (1.8L 4cyl CVT), Sport 4dr SUV AWD (1.8L 4cyl CVT), and Sport 4dr SUV (1.8L 4cyl CVT).

    What do people think of the 2021 Honda HR-V?

    Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2021 Honda HR-V and all its trim types. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2021 HR-V.

    Edmunds Expert Reviews

    Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2021 Honda HR-V and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2021 HR-V featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

    Our Review Process

    This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.

    We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.

    What's a good price for a New 2021 Honda HR-V?

    2021 Honda HR-V EX-L 4dr SUV AWD (1.8L 4cyl CVT)

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    2021 Honda HR-V EX 4dr SUV AWD (1.8L 4cyl CVT)

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    2021 Honda HR-V Sport 4dr SUV AWD (1.8L 4cyl CVT)

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    2021 Honda HR-V LX 4dr SUV (1.8L 4cyl CVT)

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    2021 Honda HR-V EX-L 4dr SUV (1.8L 4cyl CVT)

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    2021 Honda HR-V LX 4dr SUV AWD (1.8L 4cyl CVT)

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    We are showing 1 2021 Honda HR-V LX 4dr SUV AWD (1.8L 4cyl CVT) vehicle(s) available in the Ashburn area.

    Which 2021 Honda HR-VS are available in my area?

    Shop Edmunds' car, SUV, and truck listings of over 6 million vehicles to find a cheap new, used, or certified pre-owned (CPO) 2021 Honda HR-V for sale near. There are currently 145 new 2021 HR-VS listed for sale in your area, with list prices as low as $21,415 and mileage as low as 0 miles. Simply research the type of car you're interested in and then select a car from our massive database to find cheap vehicles for sale near you. Once you have identified a used vehicle you're interested in, check the AutoCheck vehicle history reports, read dealer reviews, and find out what other owners paid for the 2021 Honda HR-V. Then select Edmunds special offers, perks, deals, and incentives to contact the dealer of your choice and save up to $606 on a used or CPO 2021 HR-V available from a dealership near you.

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    Edmunds has deep data on over 6 million new, used, and certified pre-owned vehicles, including rich, trim-level features and specs information like: MSRP, average price paid, warranty information (basic, drivetrain, and maintenance), features (upholstery, bluetooth, navigation, heated seating, cooled seating, cruise control, parking assistance, keyless ignition, satellite radio, folding rears seats ,run flat tires, wheel type, tire size, wheel tire, sunroof, etc.), vehicle specifications (engine cylinder count, drivetrain, engine power, engine torque, engine displacement, transmission), fuel economy (city, highway, combined, fuel capacity, range), vehicle dimensions (length, width, seating capacity, cargo space), car safety, true cost to own. Edmunds also provides tools to allow shopper to compare vehicles to similar models of their choosing by warranty, interior features, exterior features, specifications, fuel economy, vehicle dimensions, consumer rating, edmunds rating, and color.

    Should I lease or buy a 2021 Honda HR-V?

    Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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