2019 Honda HR-V Gets New Look, New Standard Features & New Technology


The 2019 Honda HR-V has arrived at the Motorworld showroom with multiple upgrades to ensure a smooth and sweet ride which gives life to the “power of dreams.” For 2019, HR-V expands its appeal with refreshed styling, new technology, and a more refined driving experience, adding to an already established reputation as a versatile and sporty 5-door subcompact SUV.

“We stand by Honda’s ‘power of dreams,’ slogan, says Tariq Amjad, Managing Director, Motorworld. “This exemplifies the powerful award-winning quality of the Honda brand, which many customers have a dream to own. We work with everyone towards making that dream into reality, and have a vast line-up of Honda models to suit various customers’ needs and budgets.”

All 2019 HR-V models feature new styling, with revised bumpers, grill, headlights, LED DRLs, and taillights, while the EX-L model gets LED fog lights.

A rear view camera is now standard on all HR-V models. Inside, it benefits from a new Display Audio system featuring a simplified interface that includes a volume knob and the addition of Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ integration. EX models and higher now come standard with smart entry and push button start, as well as a one touch power moon roof.

The 2019 HR-V benefits from refinements to its standard Continuously Variable automatic Transmission (CVT), resulting in a more natural driving feel and quieter operation. Other measures to reduce interior noise include additional sound deadening in the fenders and floor, plus the inclusion of Active Noise Cancelling on EX-L trims.


For 2019, HR-V receives exterior styling updates to further expand its appeal. The grille is enhanced by a new interpretation of the “flying wing” rendered in dark chrome and extending over the new projector-style headlights. Under the chrome band the grille opening has been restyled to emphasize a wide look, and the fog light housings have been enlarged to help give HR-V a more aggressive stance. In the rear, new smoked turn signal lenses are connected by a thin chrome band, lending an upscale air to HR-V’s exterior. Three new colors have been added to HR-V’s palette: Aegean Blue Metallic, Midnight Amethyst Metallic, and Platinum White Pearl. Inside, in addition to the new Display Audio system and its easy-to-use interface, the HR-V has an updated interior with new seat fabrics and upper door panels, and a revised cupholder.

EX/EX-L models now come with the new In-Car Smartphone Integration App with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™.

All 2019 HR-Vs benefit from additional sound deadening measures. Additional sound absorbing materials have been placed in the firewall, under the floor, and in the passenger-side foot well. EX-L trims also receive Active Noise Cancellation, which sends reverse-phase audio signals through the HR-V audio system to cancel out low-frequency road noise.

Regardless of trim, the 2019 HR-V offers voluminous interior space for passengers and cargo inside an exterior package that’s compact and easy to park. Thanks to a revised stay-spring mechanism for the hatch, it’s now easier than ever to access HR-V’s cargo space of 24.3 cubic feet behind the rear seats (23.2 cubic feet with AWD). HR-V also uses the multi-position 2nd row Magic Seat®, similar to Fit, which is easily reconfigured for maximum cargo and passenger carrying capacity. HR-V also offers up to 100.1 cubic feet of passenger space with abundant rear seat head and legroom, especially considering HR-V’s compact outer dimensions.


The 2019 Honda HR-V is powered by a 141 horsepower, 1.8-liter SOHC i-VTEC® 4-cylinder engine. Driving either the front or all four wheels, all HR-V models now use a Continuously Variable automatic Transmission (CVT).

HR-V’s CVT receives numerous upgrades for the 2019 model year to help provide a more natural feeling driving experience. At full throttle, the CVT now features revised shift mapping that, under hard acceleration, more closely resembles the stepped gear changes of a conventional fixed-gear transmission. This “stepped” feel gives HR-V a more familiar feel during acceleration, while also helping to reduce interior noise levels. Additionally, HR-V’s CVT uses a more refined and natural feeling engagement, staying at lower revs more often. Other improvements include HR-V shifting to higher revs under deceleration, providing a measure of engine braking force and better responsiveness when the driver returns to the gas pedal.


The 2019 HR-V incorporates numerous upgrades to its in-vehicle technologies. Headlining the changes is an updated Display Audio system available in EX and EX-L trims. Its 7-inch touchscreen has been reconfigured with new icons for ease of use, with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ integration.

Standard on EX models and higher are walk-away door locks, which automatically lock HR-V’s doors when it detects the key fob is no longer near the vehicle. EX-L models benefit from Active Noise Cancellation for a quieter cabin, Smart Entry and push-button start, fully automatic headlights, and variable intermittent wipers.


The 2019 Honda HR-V lineup offers a variety of trims to choose from, suitable for a wide variety of budgets and buyer tastes from LX to the line-topping EX-L. All HR-Vs now come standard with a rear view camera and LED Daytime Running Lights.

In addition, the Honda CR-V and other Honda models were awarded with the 2019 Kelley Blue Book Best Resale Value Awards to honor automakers’ outstanding achievements in producing vehicles that best retain their value over the first five years (60 months) of new-vehicle ownership. This is a very good indicator of the model’s overall value-retention ability.

Honda’s 2019 Kelley Blue Book Best Resale Value Award winners are:

  • Best Resale Value: Hybrid Car – 2019 Honda Insight
  • Best Resale Value: Compact Car – 2019 Honda Civic
  • Best Resale Value: Subcompact SUV/Crossover – 2019 Honda HR-V
  • Best Resale Value: Minivan – 2019 Honda Odyssey
  • Best Resale Value: Top 10 – 2019 Honda Ridgeline

About Honda 
Honda offers a full line of reliable, fuel-efficient and fun-to-drive vehicles with advanced safety technologies. The Honda lineup includes the Fit, Civic, Accord and Clarity series passenger cars, along with the HR-V, CR-V, Passport and Pilot sport/utility vehicles, the Ridgeline pickup and the Odyssey minivan.

Visit Motorworld to make your dreams a reality. Test drive and take home the New 2019 Honda HR-V today.