Newest Release Date Details for the 2019 Honda HR-V
The updated 2019 Honda HR-V is coming. This model is a fairly young model in the Honda lineup. It debuted in Japan in 2013 under the name of Vezzel. However, it was introduced in America in 2015 under its HR-V monocle. It was actually built initially on the underpinnings of the Honda Fit car which is a familiar model to most of the people.
But now when Honda decided to make the HR-V available to its American customers, people have a different compact option to choose from. It will slot just beneath the CR-V model in terms of size.
The 2019 Honda HR-V update will be a model which will have similar characteristics as its predecessor. The car will receive certain updates. This will make it much more compatible for the buyers and give it a fresh sort of feel. The update was announced recently. So we expect its release date to drop by the end of 2018. This vehicle will probably appear in Japan first, but the American HR-V brand will be available in the US at a later date.
What is the Price of the 2019 Honda HR-V?
according to some predictions, the prices for the 2019 Honda HR-V are going to stay almost the same. There is still not an official confirmation for this. But based on the current situations and the updates that are familiar, it is very hard that the vehicle gets to be priced more than it is now. All in all, the starting price of the entry LX trim is $19,365, which is a compatible price for the 2019 version as well. As far as different trim variants go, they will also stay similar. The MSRP of the EX is $21,415 while the EX-L Navi is $24,840.
The prices may also different based on the transmission choices and the drive system. The 2019 Honda HR-V is going to be available in 2WD as standard, while AWD is given optionally. Based on your preference the prices will change, but still it will not make this vehicle so highly priced.
Some Rumors for the 2019 Honda HR-V
The newest rumors about the 2019 Honda HR-V were related to its engine. The new addition that is coming this year is the 1.8-liter four-banger. There were rumors that they have been planning to change the motor. Also, rumor has it that they were making strides to make something new for under the hood and they have finally made a decision.
Unfortunately, people who have been used to the engine that the vehicle used before, also found in the Fit, namely the 1.5-liter four-cylinder will be replaced with a more lucrative and powerful engine.
This is already not a rumor anymore but rather a reality. This vehicle has gone through a significant evolution this way. It started off as a model which was mostly based on the Honda Fit, but now when it has made a name for itself they are continuing on a different path. This all starts with an independent engine version.
What are the 2019 Honda HR-V Exterior Changes?
Although the 2019 Honda HR-V is a natural descendant of the Honda Fit car, it looks nothing like it. The evolution that the HR-V has gone through made it completely unrecognizable compared to the car it was initially based on. The new vehicle that we see before us is much more similar to its bigger CR-V brethren.
Of course, the main difference is that the HR-V model is smaller in dimensions. You can see the similarities based on the sloped hood in the front and similar body liens in the back. But generally speaking the HR-V remains its own car and is unique by design compared to other vehicles in the Honda lineup.
The design of the 2019 Honda HR-V can only be described as being muscular and sporty. The very solid design is made even better with the muscular front fenders and an up-swept character line. The concealed door handles are also there as well. Generally speaking, this vehicle is one of the more handsome cars in its segment. Although the competition is not so high to begin with, it is still a fairly good looking model.
2019 Honda HR-V Dimensions and Size
The updated version of the 2019 Honda HR-V actually does not allow the change in the dimensions to happen. As we rarely see any changes to the size of the car, we have a similar case here as well. The vehicle will be the same in size as the predecessor. Even though the car is on the smaller side, the vehicle also has a great seat arrangement on the inside which allow it to offer much more room than initially expected.
This allows the passengers inside to use a total of 100.1 96.1 of passenger volume, in the LX versions that is, while the EX and EX-L host 96.1 cu. ft. All models have a cargo capacity of 24.3 cu. ft. while with the second row of seats down we have 58.8 cu. ft.
The overall length of the car is 169.1 Inches. The wheelbase is 102.8 Inches and even though ti seems a bit on the smaller side it is perfect for the segment. On the other hand the height is 63.2 Inches while the width of the car amounts to 69.8 Inches. As always, it will be capable of seating 5 people.
2019 Honda HR-V Color Changes
The nest 2019 Honda HR-V has also announced some changes when it comes to color choices. IN fact there are two pieces of news. First the good ones. The newest color addition that the Japanese manufacturer has made is making the Lunar Sliver Metallic color choice available.
It will be given across the lineup which is also a good thing to know. But the bad news is that we will have one color less from last time. We are gaining one but are also losing one. In this case the Alabaster Silver will be discontinued and will no longer be a choice for the buyers to pick. All in all, the vehicle will still offer the other colors that were given with the last year’s model.
Newest Interior Additions of the 2019 Honda HR-V
The interior of the 2019 Honda HR-V is simply a marriage of the bigger CR-V and the Fit Honda vehicles. The two designs work together in cohesion to bring a very unique kind of a design. Actually the driver’s side is mostly the same as it was before. But the passenger’s side is quite unique and is like nothing else you have seen from a Honda vehicle. The center stack is also unique. Nevertheless, you will find that the infotainment features as well as the controls here are mostly the same as in the CR-V model.
The cabin is a mixture of hard plastic and soft touch materials. It actually has a very premium feel to it and it is all thanks to the sophisticated stitching made and the added liens with chrome trims and piano black inserts.
But we all agree that the instrument cluster is the best looking part of the car, with a floating illumination rings and the added ECO Assist application. It actually changes the speedometer. All in all, this is a very good new look for the car which we think will gain an even larger base some time further down the line.
The 2019 Honda HR-V is going to add some new engines available. This one used from the Fit model is no longer in use here. So they’ve decided on extending and adding a new one. We are of course talking about Honda’s 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine with i-VTEC.
This model will enable the HR-V to make 138 horsepower and 127 pound-feet of torque. This is an improvement of 8 hp and 13 pound-feet more compared to the Fit and the Japanese Vezzel version which are still using the old engine. The powertrain will combine with a six-speed manual transmission, available only for the 2WD versions, and CVT one. AWD comes as optional and uses Real TIME AWD with Intelligent Control System.
2019 Honda HR-V 0-60 mph and Top Speed Acceleration
With the same form of the engine, the 2019 Honda HR-V is going to continue with the same ratings. The time need to reach 0-60 mph is 10 seconds, as estimated, while the top speed of the vehicle is 125 mph.
Fuel Economy Ratings
Fuel Stats will remain the same of the 2019 Honda HR-V. These stats are transferred from the current model and include the following EPA ratings, 2WD LX 25 mpg city, 33 mpg highway and 28 mpg combined, 2WD CVT LX 28/34/31 and AWD CVT LX 28/34/31. Moving on to the EX it goes 25/33/28, 28/34/31 and 27/31/29 for the same variants. Similarly, the EX-L has a rating of 28/34/31 for the 2WD CVT version and 27/31/29 mpg for the AWD CVT models.