The Honda HR-V is Honda’s flagship SUV crossover and it offers a wide range of benefits that its other models simply can’t provide drivers with. Now in its second generation, the Honda HR-V represents the best of both worlds between a compact and nimble city car, and a practical, commodious SUV.
What is Honda HR-V and what are the Benefits of Buying a Used Honda HR-V?
The Honda HR-V is considered one of the best crossover SUV models on the market today. Approved used HR-V cars are ideal for people who are looking for the extra space that this kind of car offers, while also wanting the reliability and handling performance that comes with the HR-V.
The HR-V is usefully space efficient. The HR-V boot space is generous and comes with the Magic Seat system to give you a completely flat floor if you drop the rear seats.
Combining coupé looks with MPV practicality and small car efficiency, get settled behind the wheel of the HR-V (High Rider Vehicle) and you’re met with the clarity and simplicity of layout you expect from a Honda. Plus, the comfort-biased suspension does a fine job, for a two-wheel drive, of filtering out road imperfections.
The entry-level S model of the HR-V gets its fair share of kit with DAB radio, climate control, cruise control, electric heated mirrors, 16-inch alloy wheels, hill-start assist and an electronic parking brake to name a few.
Moving up to SE gives you the 7-inch touchscreen with navigation software included, bigger alloys, dual-zone climate, front and rear parking sensors and a large suite of safety systems.
If you’re after a used hybrid from Honda, a CR-V is your best bet as second generation HR-V models are only available in petrol and diesel engine variants.
The History and Development of the Honda HR-V
The Honda HR-V has a relatively short history in comparison with some of the other Honda models that are on the market today. The first generation of the car was based on the Honda Logo and was released in 1999. There were both three and five door options available. GH2 AMS GH4 configurations were available at this time.
The next time the HR-V was released, it was based on the third generation of the Honda Jazz. It was essentially a crossover SUV based on that very successful compact that has been released earlier, and it was a sales success also.
In 2019, the HR-V went through a mid-cycle refresh and as a result, many upgrades were made, including the introduction of Sport and the Touring versions, in addition to its S and SE specifications.
The second generation HR-V remains one of the most popular and succession crossover SUVs on the market, known for its strong safety record.