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Honda HR-V

The Honda HR-V is the brand's entry into the small SUV category, and is one of the most popular models both for Honda, and for the SUV category.

The Honda HR-V was first introduced in 1999 for a production run that lasted several years, before being discontinued and later revived in 2015 as the version we know now.

Based on the same platform as the Honda Jazz, the HR-V is a front-wheel drive small SUV that's available only with one drivetrain option, a four-cylinder petrol engine with a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT).

This keeps the Honda HR-V range quite small and simple, there are only two models between the base HR-V VTi for just over $25,000 and the highest-spec VTi-LX for just over $36,000.

In the same market segment as the Honda HR-V sits the enduring but ageing Mitsubishi ASX at the top, as well as the Mazda CX-3 and Hyundai Kona as two more popular models.

Where is the Honda HR-V built?

The Honda HR-V production plant for Australia is in Ayutthaya, in Thailand. This is also where most of Honda's other Australian market vehicles are built.

Does the Honda HR-V have four doors?

No, there is only the 'three door' (counting the rear hatch) body style available for the Honda HR-V.

What does 'HR-V' stand for?

Honda says the HR-V acronym stands for 'high-rider, revolutionary vehicle'.

Did the Toyota CH-R copy the Honda HR-V?

The Honda HR-V and Toyota C-HR rival are both small SUVs with front-wheel drive, but this is a common formula. This idea is likely only considered because both models use a three-letter acronym name. Toyota's means 'coupe, high riding'.

Honda HR-V (4)
  • VTi
    SUV
    Price:$25,990
    Body:SUV
    Fuel:Petrol
    Transmission:Variable SP Automatic
    Engine:1.8L, 4cyl Petrol
    Seats:5
    Safety Rating:
    StarStarStarStarStarStar
    Fuel Economy:6.6 L / 100 km
  • VTi-S
    SUV
    Price:$30,390
    Body:SUV
    Fuel:Petrol
    Transmission:Variable SP Automatic
    Engine:1.8L, 4cyl Petrol
    Seats:5
    Safety Rating:
    StarStarStarStarStarStar
    Fuel Economy:6.9 L / 100 km
  • RS
    SUV
    Price:$33,690
    Body:SUV
    Fuel:Petrol
    Transmission:Variable SP Automatic
    Engine:1.8L, 4cyl Petrol
    Seats:5
    Safety Rating:
    StarStarStarStarStarStar
    Fuel Economy:6.7 L / 100 km
  • VTi-LX
    SUV
    Price:$36,240
    Body:SUV
    Fuel:Petrol
    Transmission:Variable SP Automatic
    Engine:1.8L, 4cyl Petrol
    Seats:5
    Safety Rating:
    StarStarStarStarStarStar
    Fuel Economy:6.9 L / 100 km