The Honda HR-V’s competitor list is jam-packed with affordable subcompact SUVs like the Jeep Renegade, Mazda CX-30, Kia Seltos and Hyundai Kona, among others. To stay ahead of these rivals, Honda has redesigned the HR-V for 2023 with an all-new exterior and the promise of powertrain and performance improvements. While details for the second-generation HR-V’s powertrain, interior and technology remain under wraps, Honda has revealed the SUV’s new exterior and the timeframe for its arrival.
Honda’s Smallest SUV Grows Up
Based on the 11th-gen Honda Civic, the HR-V gets bigger and wider. Honda says the HR-V also rides on a longer wheelbase: The 2022 Civic has a 107.7-inch wheelbase, while the current HR-V’s measures 102.8 inches. The larger footprint should make the HR-V’s already roomy interior — with Honda’s signature Magic Seat and generous cargo space — even more user-friendly.