The new generation of the subcompact crossover debuted earlier this year, but experts believe we haven’t seen it all from the Japanese carmaker. The 2024 Honda HR-V might get the hybrid unit as the key upgrade. Well, this segment was not too popular before, but we must praise the fresh look of the HR-V. Now, fans expect more novelties, especially in the SUV range, with the all-new Passport is being prepared for the debut.
The 2024 Honda HR-V will keep a 2.0-liter engine as the base option. We still don’t know what kind of hybrid unit will be under the hood. A performance version is not longer an option. Three trim levels from the 2023 YM will be carried over. Honda might add another package or some unique optional upgrade for the smallest crossover in the family. The price is another reason to recommend the HR-V, starting under $24,000.
2024 Honda HR-V Hybrid
Honda is already building hybrid configurations. Accord is using a 2.0-l engine in combination with electric motors to produce extra power and make more miles. The crossover is basically lighter than the sedan, which means the fuel economy should get better, even if it carries over the same configuration. Of course, engineers will try to make further improvements and make the system more suitable for the 2024 Honda HR-V hybrid.
So, the base crossover is ready to deliver 158 hp and 138 lb-ft. The new generation improved outputs, although this is more than enough for a compact crossover. With the front-wheel drive, the gas mileage is 26/32 mpg. Not too many rivals are offering AWD. It improves the traction but harms the mileage a bit. A CVT gearbox will transfer power.
On the Accord, the same 2.0-l four-pot engine is mated to a battery and the hybrid system produces 204 hp. It might be too much for the subcompact crossover. But, we’d take it if that happens. More important – a heavier sedan can do 44-48 mpg, depending on the configuration. The 2024 Honda HR-V Hybrid, with such numbers, would dominate the segment.
Trim Levels and Accessories
The LX is the entry-level package, the 2024 Honda HR-V Sport is a mid-range choice, while most equipment is available with the EX-L.
The base offer includes 17-inch wheels, push-button start and 3 USB ports. The center of the infotainment system is a 7-inch touchscreen display. Of course, It is compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The HR-V Sport adds larger wheels with a more attractive design, a unique grille and a chrome exhaust tip. The appearance is aggressive thanks to those upgrades. Also, a blind-spot monitor becomes a standard safety option. The EX-L is far from the high-end trim on other Hondas. But, the HR-V, adds a sunroof, ambient lighting, dual-zone climate control, a larger infotainment screen, parking sensors, leather seats…
2024 Honda HR-V Prices
The base price of the 2024 Honda HR-V will stay under $24,000. The Sport version costs $2,000 more and you need to add another 2 grands to upgrade the crossover to the highest trim. The price of the hybrid model is still unknown, but we assume it will top the range around $30,000.