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Let’s take a look at the redesigned 2023 Honda HR-V

2023 Honda HR-V EX-L
2023 Honda HR-V EX-L

One of the country’s best-selling subcompact SUVs has been completely redesigned for 2023.

For sale near you for a starting price of $23,650, let’s get in the new 2023 Honda HR-V and have a good look around.

Passenger room and comfort

2023 Honda HR-V EX-L

2023 Honda HR-V EX-L

Impressively spacious, the 2023 Honda HR-V offers one of the most spacious rear seats in the subcompact SUV segment with a generous 37.7 inches of rear legroom. (We wish those same passengers got rear vents, though.)

Speaking of seats, Honda has updated those in the HR-V to reduce fatigue on long rides. We found them comfortable and supportive.

Forward visibility is good compared to the previous generation, and a new active noise canceling system helps keep the cab quiet at highway speeds.

Features and technology

2023 Honda HR-V EX-L infotainment screen

2023 Honda HR-V EX-L infotainment screen

Like other vehicles on the market today, the Honda HR-V gets a minimalist dashboard with many controls accessible via the 7-inch touchscreen or the multi-function steering wheel buttons.

That touchscreen comes complete with (wired) Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, three USB ports and Bluetooth connectivity. You also get Honda’s standard HondaLink which allows you to download an app to your smartphone and provides features such as stolen vehicle location, geofencing, automatic collision reporting and service appointments.

We like the available Walk Away Auto Lock feature, which automatically locks your HR-V when you walk away. Other upgrades available include a larger 9-inch touchscreen, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, plus a wireless charging pad. The 9-inch system comes with programmable shortcuts along the bottom of the screen, allowing you to set your favorite features for easy access.

Materials and design

2023 Honda HR-V EX-L door panel

2023 Honda HR-V EX-L door panel

For this year, Honda upped its material and design game, leaving design-by-commission features behind. High touch points get metallic finishes that give the knobs and knobs a bit more weight. Honda also redesigned the interior door panels and side panels to have a wavy pattern that hides scratches and scuffs.

There’s a honeycomb mesh that extends along the dash and hides the air conditioning vents, giving the interior a modern feel, and Honda has used French stitching along the top of the dash to add the sense of sophistication. Even the wiper and turn signal levers have been redesigned to make it easier to see through the steering wheel.

Cloth seats are standard, but the EX-L upholstery offers padded, perforated leather seating surfaces – in your choice of black or gray – with contrasting stitching.

Outside, Honda has made the HR-V look more stylish and sporty by increasing the overall length and width of the vehicle. Wide-spaced taillights and LED headlights give it a more athletic look, and designers lowered the fairing line to improve forward visibility.

Loading space and flexibility

2023 Honda HR-V

2023 Honda HR-V

The new HR-V offers a spacious and flexible cargo hold. Behind the second row, you’ll find 24.4 cubic feet of cargo space. Fold down the rear seat backs and that opens up to 55.1 cubic feet. Some owners of the departing HR-V will be saddened to hear that the clever Magic Seat is gone, but they’ll probably love everything else about the new model.

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