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2019 Honda HR-V Now Available in Dealerships at $20,520

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2019 Honda HR-V Sport

The 2019 Honda HR-V is now finally available at dealerships nationwide with a starting MSRP of $20,520, excluding a $995 destination and handling charge and representing an $850 increase over the 2018 model.

New for 2019 is a Sport trim and a Touring trim, refreshed styling, additional technology, and some performance refinements. Also of note is the inclusion of Honda Sensing as standard tech across the lineup, which includes various driver assistive and other safety technologies like adaptive cruise control and a collision mitigation braking system.

The 2019 Honda HR-V comes with redesigned bumpers, taillights, headlights, grille, and a brand new look for the Sport and Touring models. The former gets unique 18-inch wheels and black-out trim and the latter gets LED fog lights, LED multi-element headlights, and dark chrome elements.

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Inside, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto™ integration was added to a new infotainment system, which also comes with upgraded navigation graphics. Sport pedals and gloss-black trim make an appearance in the Sport trim, while double-stitched leather-trimmed seats with eight-way power adjustment bring comfort to the HR-V Touring.

Honda also took care to revise the continuously variable transmission’s shift mapping to better resemble that of a conventional fixed-gear transmission under hard acceleration, giving it a more familiar feel that most drivers will appreciate, all the while reducing noise levels.

Furthermore, the all-wheel drive system was updated to deliver better performance in low-traction conditions like snow, and in the Sport model the power steering was adjusted to feel livelier at low speeds and more stable at high speeds.

The HR-V has so far lived in the shadow of the bigger CR-V, but with these updates it may finally have what it takes to convince some customers to downsize.

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