The upcoming 2023 Honda HR-V is getting numerous updates. Although it’s a compact crossover, the new model is expected to be significantly improved over its predecessor. Honda said recently that the new HR-V would be more versatile, stylish, and powerful. It’s a shame, but the manufacturer doesn’t plan to use only a plug-in hybrid powertrain right now, as an all-electric model could arrive in the near future. The new Honda HR-V is said to be based on the engine of the popular Honda Civic.
That means we can expect two engines, one that makes 158-horsepower and another that makes 180-horsepower from a turbo-four gasoline engine. People will be able to get their hands on the HR-V before the summer, as a model for 2023. During the same time, we also expect the Honda Passport and the Honda Accord to come out at the same time, too.
Honda HR-V Engine Specs
The 2023 Honda HR-V is likely to have the same engine as the Civic model. The current model has two different types of powertrains. In the base model, there is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder that can make 160 horsepower and 140 lb-ft of torque.
The next one has a 1.5-liter turbo-four engine and it develops 180 horsepower and 177 lb-ft of torque. If you live in Europe, this model will be able to run on the new e: HEV system. The same system is already used by the Honda Accord and Honda Insight.
The cabin of the 2023 Honda HR-V will look a lot more modern than the model that came before it. Unfortunately, there isn’t a picture of its cabin right now. A lot of people have told us that the Honda HR-V will have both a classic and modern look inside. We think it will keep the same seats, which lets the rear bench flip and fold, giving it twice as much space.
As for the size of the screen, many think it’ll be bigger. It now has a 7-inch screen. Besides, the Honda HR-V is likely to come with basic stuff such as onboard Wi-Fi, navigation, Bluetooth, and the latest phone integrations. Moreover, Honda will offer more standard features and new optional safety aids.
The exterior design of the 2023 Honda HR-V is better than it was in the past. The new crossover has a sharper front end that looks good. Nevertheless, Honda is still mum on a lot of things about the HR-V model.
As we can see from the first images, the new SUV has an upgraded hood, thinner headlamps, and a more attractive grille. The grille is the same as the one we saw on the new Ridgeline truck. We also saw big wheels and LED taillights, so some of the visual upgrades are significant.
2023 Honda HR-V Price and Release Date
Once it arrives, the 2023 Honda HR-V will cost around $25,000. Moreover, the EX-L variant will cost $30,000 or slightly below that. The sales will begin later in the year, most likely this fall. The HR-V crossover will borrow a couple of things from the Civic car and Ridgeline truck. Moreover, it will also borrow e: HEV system from the Insight and Accord models.