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Small But Mighty: The 2024 Honda HR-V Is a Capable People-Hauler

A grey 2023 Honda HR-V is shown from the front at an angle after leaving a dealer that has a Honda HR-V for sale near Lynnwood, WA.

Are you considering purchasing a smaller SUV to help you get around Lynwood? If so, you’ve probably heard a bit about the Honda HR-V. This subcompact SUV is comparable to the bigger CR-V but, quite obviously, comes in a smaller––and more affordable––package. We have the Honda HR-V for sale near Lynnwood, WA, and we want to get you up close and personal with this model.

Just because the HR-V is small does not mean it is not mighty. In fact, the Honda HR-V now offers even more space and features than ever before. Honda overhauled the HR-V for a second generation in 2023, meaning that the current lineup continues those changes. Since it was based on the tiny Honda Fit, the first-gen HR-V was a lot like that little hatchback. It was indeed pint-sized, but the cabin was remarkably spacious for the segment.

Honda seems to have realized that, while the original HR-V was spacious for its size, the first generation needed some improvements. The exterior and interior were redesigned, and the second generation shares its underlying platform with the compact Civic, not the subcompact Fit. The Fit’s platform was simply too outdated; the Civic’s was much more contemporary. The new Honda HR-V is just as modern and tech-friendly as Honda’s other vehicles. Even the base LX trim level is well-equipped with user-oriented features.

Are you ready to immerse yourself more in the 2024 Honda HR-V? Do you want to learn about the three trim levels (the LX, Sport, and EX-L) to determine which one best meets your needs? Here is everything you need to know about the 2024 Honda HR-V lineup.

Comfort Features by Trim Level

Comfort is something that Honda generally excels at, and the Honda HR-V is no exception to this rule. Not only does the cabin feel elevated in terms of the materials used, with soft-touch surfaces integrated into the design, but you get seats designed to keep you comfy. The standard 60/40-split folding rear seats are of particular note since they are designed to provide nearly as much comfort as the front row. You can easily seat two adults in the back with plenty of leg, shoulder, and head space to spare.

Rear seat occupants get treated to standard air ducts that let the heat come through to keep them warm and cozy––something you will not find in all vehicles. The tilting and telescoping steering column makes it easy to find a good driving position, and you can start the HR-V using the standard push button start. The driver’s door comes with illuminated controls, enabling you to use them more efficiently in dim lighting conditions.

Some of the other standard comfort and convenience features on all trim levels include vanity mirrors for the driver and front passenger and front and rear door-pocket storage bins. The door locks are power-operated, and there are one-touch turn indicators. The center console has an armrest and, beneath it, a sizable storage compartment. There are assist grips to help rear passengers get in and out of the vehicle, and there are electrostatic touch reading lights in the second row so your passengers can see what they’re reading when it is dark outside.

On the Sport and EX-L trim levels, you and your front-seat passenger can enjoy the heated seats. The EX-L is particularly luxurious since it offers leather upholstery and a driver’s seat with eight-way power adjustment. On top of that, the Sport and EX-L trims both come with a steering wheel and gear shift knob that are wrapped in leather. A dual-zone automatic climate control system, ambient LED cabin lighting, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror help make the line-topping EX-L feel well worth the cost to upgrade.

The black interior of a 2023 Honda HR-V is shown from the passenger side.

Technology That Works for You

Honda tends to take a less is more approach to in-vehicle technology. It might not give its vehicles massive amounts of gadgets, but what you do get is easy to use and practical. On the Honda HR-V, in particular, you get a reasonable set of tech for the price––and it is known for working pretty well. On the whole, getting around Lynwood is a lot easier and more entertaining, thanks to all the tech Honda includes.

Standard tech features include a four-speaker, 180-watt audio system that pumps sound into the cabin. A seven-inch color touchscreen display is matched with a seven-inch driver information display, providing you easy-to-read graphics. Bluetooth connectivity is standard for hands-free phone calls and audio streaming, and you can sync your smartphone apps using Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. There are plenty of places where you can connect your devices, too. On the center console, there are two 2.5-amp USB charging ports. The cargo area has a 12-volt power outlet, and the front console hosts one 2.5-amp USB port that also connects to the infotainment system.

There are a few upgrades worth mentioning, too. The Sport trim level adds two speakers to the 180-watt sound system. On the EX-L, you get exponentially more tech features. When you upgrade to the top trim, you get a nine-inch color touchscreen display with customizable feature settings, a physical volume knob, and smart shortcuts. You’ll also find an eight-speaker, 180-watt sound system, SiriusXM compatibility, and HD Radio. What’s more, you can stay connected thanks to the Wi-Fi hotspot compatibility, and you can charge up with the Qi-compatible wireless charging pad.

Standard and Optional Safety Features

There are quite a few safety features available on the 2024 Honda HR-V. In fact, it is fair to say that Honda goes all-out on equipping all three HR-V trim levels with them. On the base LX, you get the Honda Sensing suite of advanced driver aids. This bundles together a Collision Mitigation Braking System, Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow, and a Road Departure Mitigation System.

Forward Collision Warning is also standard and provides helpful alerts when a potential forward collision is detected. Additionally, you get peace of mind from the Lane Keeping Assist System and Lane Departure Warning, which keep you safe in your intended driving lane. A Traffic Sign Recognition System, Traffic Jam Assist, and Auto High Beam Headlights round out the list of standard driver aids on the HR-V.

Honda’s Blind Spot Information System with Cross-Traffic Monitor is available on the Sport and EX-L trim levels, should you desire it. When you upgrade to the EX-L, you also get front and rear parking sensors and low-speed braking control. These can be truly helpful when driving around Lynwood, trying to navigate its roadways and parking lots.

You also get a lot of standard active safety features, such as LED daytime running lights, a multi-angle rearview camera with dynamic guidelines, and a tire pressure monitoring system. A rear seat reminder and an Enhanced Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure are some of the standard passive safety features included in the 2024 HR-V lineup.

A red 2023 Honda HR-V is shown from the rear at an angle on a coastal road.

Make the Honda HR-V Yours Today

As the second entry in the HR-V’s second generation, the 2024 model year shows refinement. Honda clearly worked hard on enhancing the HR-V when it overhauled the model for 2023 and listened to consumer complaints. The first generation of the HR-V was pretty good for a debut, but the second generation is definitely beefed up. You get a comfortable interior with plenty of convenient features, technology that does not require a long learning curve, and a long list of advanced driver aids. No matter which trim level you buy, you get something that is well-equipped with features.

Consider taking the Honda HR-V out for a test drive around Lynwood by visiting Klein Honda. This affordable little subcompact SUV has a lot going for it and appeals to a diverse range of buyers. Take one out for a spin, and you might just find yourself signing on the dotted line to make it yours. Our friendly sales team is here to help you get into the Honda of your dreams today. We are happy to answer any questions you may have regarding the Honda HR-V and how you can finance it.