Competes with: Chevrolet Trailblazer, Kia Seltos, Mazda CX-30, Toyota Corolla Cross
Looks like: A longer, wider version of the outgoing model
Powertrains: 158-horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine; continuously variable automatic transmission; front- or all-wheel drive
Hits dealerships: Now
The Honda HR-V is one of the most budget-friendly SUVs available and offers surprisingly roomy cargo and passenger space for its small size. But despite these benefits, the 2022 HR-V also comes with some drawbacks: The subcompact SUV’s base model lacks basic tech and safety features, its powertrain struggles with acceleration, and its quirky looking exterior can be polarizing. Honda has addressed these concerns with the redesigned 2023 HR-V — the SUV now comes with more standard safety tech, a larger engine with increased power and revised exterior styling.