2019 Honda HR-V Gets Tech and Appearance Updates

By Justin Cupler | June 29th, 2018

The Honda HR-V has been a smash hit in the subcompact crossover segment, leading Honda to let it run its course without many updates. The 2019 Honda HR-V, however, will undergo a refreshed design language, gain a bunch of new tech features, and earn two new trim levels.

On the outside, most of the 2019 HR-V’s styling will be identical to the current model, but a deeper look will reveal several changes up front. These updates will include new headlights, a more Accord-like upper grille, a revised lower grille, and a new front bumper with updated fog lights and fog-light housings.

Inside, the 2019 Honda HR-V will be almost identical to the 2018 model, but there will be a few tech updates to set it apart. A new Display Audio system makes its debut in 2019 with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay integration and a physical volume knob in place of the touch-sensitive buttons. Things will also be more peaceful inside the 2019 HR-V thanks to its enhanced sound-deadening insulation.

The tech updates continue, but in a keep-you-safe way. Honda will extend its Honda Sensing safety package to the HR-V and make it standard on all EX and higher trims. This system will add all the latest in driver-assistance technology to the pint-size HR-V including automatic emergency braking, road-departure mitigation, lane-keep assist, and adaptive cruise control.

Rounding out the changes to the 2019 Honda HR-V are two new trim levels: Sport and Touring. There is no information on what the Sport trim will offer yet, but it’s clear the Touring trim will become the range-topping HR-V, knocking the EX-L Navi trim down one spot.

We’ll learn more about the 2019 Honda HR-V as we near its July 24 on-sale date. If you need your subcompact crossover today, stop by Garber Honda for a test drive. You can also check out our array of 2018 HR-V models in our online inventory.


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