2018 Honda HR-V

Original MSRP Range
$19,670 - $26,540
Available Style(s)
Sport Utility
25 - 28 MPG City / 31 - 34 MPG Hwy
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2018 Honda HR-V

What We Like

Clever rear "Magic Seat" yields superior cargo space and versatility; spacious back seat for its segment; excellent fuel economy; available manual transmission; abundant standard features

What We Don't

Very slow; front-seat legroom is lacking for taller drivers; frustrating touchscreen controls; mediocre safety ratings


Expert Rating

4.6/ 5

Consumer Rating

4.4/ 5


What's New in the 2018 Honda HR-V?

The HR-V is unchanged for 2018, apart from new wheel designs and a new blue color available on some trim levels. See the 2018 Honda HR-V models for sale near you

Which HR-V is the Best?

Our choice would be the front-drive HR-V EX. For less than $23,000, you'll get all the features you really need, and then some. Anything more, and you should probably consider stepping up to a larger SUV. Find a Honda HR-V for sale


How Much Does a 2018 Honda HR-V Cost?

The HR-V is offered in three trim levels: LX, EX and EX-L with Navigation. AWD is available on all trims.

The HR-V LX ($19,700) features 17-inch alloy wheels, a rearview camera, a height-adjustable driver seat, a tilt-telescopic steering wheel, Honda's 60/40-split rear "Magic Seat," Bluetooth and a 4-speaker sound system with a CD player, a USB port and a media player interface.

The HR-V EX ($21,700) adds a sunroof, automatic headlights, foglights, rear privacy glass, keyless entry with push-button start, heated mirrors, automatic climate control, heated front seats, Honda's LaneWatch blind spot camera, a 6-speaker sound system, an extra USB port, HondaLink smartphone apps and a 7-in touchscreen interface.

The HR-V EX-L with Navigation ($25,100) adds roof rails, leather seats, a leather-trimmed steering wheel and shift knob, a navigation system integrated into the touchscreen, satellite and HD radios and an auto-dimming rearview mirror.

As is typical with Honda, there are only a few dealer-installed options for each trim.

HR-V Trims

Sport UtilityOriginal MSRP / PriceEngineHorsepowerCity MPG / Hwy MPGTransmissionDrive
HR-V EX 2WD CVT$22,520 / $21,8984 Cylinder14128 / 346-Speed Manual / Continuously Variable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
HR-V EX 2WD Manual$21,720 / $21,1224 Cylinder141N/A6-Speed Manual / Continuously Variable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
HR-V EX AWD CVT$23,920 / $23,2544 Cylinder14127 / 316-Speed Manual / Continuously Variable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
HR-V EX-L Navi 2WD CVT$25,140 / $24,4374 Cylinder14128 / 34Continuously Variable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
HR-V EX-L Navi AWD CVT$26,540 / $25,7934 Cylinder14127 / 31Continuously Variable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
HR-V LX 2WD CVT$20,470 / $19,9114 Cylinder14128 / 346-Speed Manual / Continuously Variable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
HR-V LX 2WD Manual$19,670 / $19,1364 Cylinder141N/A6-Speed Manual / Continuously Variable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
HR-V LX AWD CVT$21,870 / $21,2684 Cylinder14127 / 316-Speed Manual / Continuously Variable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Honda HR-V Safety

Is the 2018 Honda HR-V a Safe Car?

The 2018 HR-V comes standard with anti-lock brakes, electronic traction and stability control and a full set of airbags (front, side and full-length side-curtain). Although Honda's LaneWatch blind spot camera is available, there are no accident avoidance tech features like lane-departure warning and frontal-collision automatic braking available. Several competitors do offer such equipment, including the new Toyota C-HR that comes standard with them.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave the HR-V 5-star ratings for overall and side crash safety, along with a 4-star rating for frontal crash safety. The non-profit Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave it surprisingly disappointing ratings for a recently introduced car. Though it got Good marks in the moderate overlap front, side and roof strength tests, it only got the second-best rating of Acceptable in the small-overlap front crash tests. Its headlights were also deemed poor.

Frontal Crash Rating
Overall Rating
Rollover Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Crash Rating

Original Warranty

Basic3 Years/36,000 Miles
Drivetrain5 Years/60,000 Miles
Corrosion5 Years/Unlimited Miles
Roadside Assistance3 Years/36,000 Miles

Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction
  • 4-Wheel Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Brake Assist
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Traction Control
Passenger Restraint
  • Child Safety Locks
  • Driver Air Bag
  • Passenger Air Bag
  • Rear Side Curtain Airbags
  • Side Air Bag
  • Side Head Air Bag
Road Visibility
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • Fog Lights
Accident Prevention
  • Bluetooth, Hands-Free
  • Rearview Camera
  • Alarm System
  • Vehicle Anti-Theft System


2018 Honda HR-V vs the competition

2018 Subaru Crosstrek -- The Crosstrek is really just a compact hatchback with lots of ground clearance, but that's not a bad thing. Its range of virtues is comparable to the HR-V.

 2018 Jeep Renegade -- The Renegade offers more power and features, as well as real off-road ability. But the Jeep costs quite a bit more than the HR-V, and Jeep's repair and reliability record can't hold a candle to Honda's.

 2018 Kia Soul -- The Soul certainly can't match the HR-V's fuel economy, but it's more powerful, stylish and spacious. It's also less expensive and has a longer warranty.

  Used Honda CR-V -- A new CR-V might not necessarily be out of your price range, but a used one will provide good value, far more space and improved performance at a lower price than a new one. It will likely be the previous-generation model, but that shouldn't be a deterrent.

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