Changes in competitive car segments are pretty frequent, so it’s no wonder that 2023 Honda HR-V is about to get a mid-cycle refresh. This model came in 2015, so the timing seems pretty much expected. The testing model has been spotted already and we can say that there is a lot of interesting changes to come. Expect to see the new model in the second half of next year.
- Good overall quality
- Spacious rear seats
- Generous cargo area for the class
- More power would be nice
- Annoying infotainment system
In most cases, mid-cycle updates are pretty much all about visual enhancement. Without any doubt, the 2023 Honda HR-V won’t be an exception. This model isn’t known for too many interior changes between redesigns, while engine lineup seems ok at the moment. So, what to expect from the upcoming update. Judging on the test model, it will come with lots of modifications. Starting from the front end, we can easily make a conclusion about areas that will receive changes, simply by looking at the camouflage.
Obviously, the front bumper and grille will receive changes. Headlights, though, will continue without reshaping. Rest of the crossover will suffer as well. Lots of the rear end has been covered, but in a little bit confusing way, so we can’t say for sure which exact areas will receive changes. Most likely, the rear bumper will suffer most, while the changes on tailgate seem very likely as well. Finally, expect new wheels designs, as well as a few more color options in the offer.
This is a very practical crossover which definitely puts functionality in the first place. Compared to competitors like Mazda CX-3 or Fiat 500X, it offers far more space on the rear bench, enough to comfortably accommodate adult passengers. Also, the quality of materials is at a very high level, while the styling is quite decent as well. Logically, then we should expect changes in terms of new standard features. Expect to see each trim level with few novelties, but still don’t expect anything significant.
Things under the hood will definitely remain the same. The 2023 Honda HR-V will continue with a familiar 1.8-liter gasoline engine, which delivers around 141 hp. Such amount of power seems enough to provide decent driving characteristics, which will definitely satisfy an average driver. It comes in pair with a CVT. In some other markets, you can find a smaller 1.5-liter unit as well. This one is good for about 150 horsepower. Finally, there is a 1.6-liter diesel unit, available in Europe, which has a max output of 120 horsepower.
2020 Honda HR-V Release Date and Price
Considering the mid-cycle update, the 2023 Honda HR-V will come a little bit earlier than usual, but still in the second half of 2019. Don’t expect changes in price. This small crossover should go in a range between $19,500 and $27,500.