The 2018 Honda HR-V may look small on the outside, but its interior has everything you’ll need to make the most out of your time on the road. The writers at Car and Driver have called the HR-V a “well-built, highly practical pint-sized SUV,” while praising its “class-above cargo space” and its “ingenious second-row Magic Seat.” In addition to these advantages, the HR-V offers a satisfying selection of entertainment, connectivity, and comfort features that all your passengers will be able to appreciate.
What’s more, like all of Honda’s vehicles that offer all-wheel drive, the HR-V achieves fuel economy that compares favorably with competitors. When one considers that the base model HR-V LX 2WD 6MT is priced at just $19,570 MSRP,* its remarkable value becomes even more apparent! Get a sense of what to expect from the 2018 Honda HR-V interior by reading our breakdown below.
The engineers and designers at Honda have managed to pack an incredible array of top technology features into the HR-V’s three affordable trim levels. The baseline LX comes standard with a 160-watt four-speaker audio system, a 5-inch color LCD screen, and a selection of connectivity features that includes a USB audio interface, Bluetooth HandsFreeLink, and an MP3/auxiliary jack. Even speed-sensitive volume control is included with no upgrades. Upon upgrading to the EX trim, the audio system and LCD screen mentioned above will be replaced by a 180-watt six-speaker audio system and a 7-inch Display Audio electrostatic touchscreen.
Here as well, drivers will be able to take advantage of HondaLink, an SMS text message function, and Pandora compatibility. Drivers who upgrade all the way to the EX-L Navi will enjoy SiriusXM satellite radio, HD radio, and the Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System, which itself provides turn-by-turn directions, HD digital traffic, and voice-recognition technology.
The HR-V’s full suite of comfort and convenience features makes it feel like a home away from home. On your commutes and your vacations alike, you and your passengers will be able to take advantage of two 12-volt power outlets, illuminated steering wheel–mounted controls, programmable power door locks, floor mats, and much more—and that’s all in the LX trim!
Upgrading to the EX trim level will get you push-button start, Honda LaneWatch, heated front seats, and automatic climate control with an electrostatic touchscreen. The high-end EX-L Navi adds leather-trimmed seating, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, and an automatic dimming rearview mirror to the HR-V’s interior, making it an incredible option for drivers who want to enjoy a little low-cost luxury.
At the end of the day, a vehicle’s passenger seating space and available cargo volume make or break it in the eyes of many drivers. Luckily for folks in West Michigan, the HR-V excels in both regards. Few HR-V features offer as much utility as its 60/40-split second-row Magic Seat, standard right from the start in its LX trim. The HR-V offers as much as 23.2 cubic feet of cargo volume with all five of its seats upright, but with the Magic Seat on your side, you’ll be able to access more than twice that amount of space when you need to.
With its second-row rear seat laid entirely flat, the HR-V offers 57.6 cubic feet of storage in the LX and 55.9 cubic feet of the same in the EX and EX-L Navi trims. What’s more, since each portion of the Magic Seat can be flattened separately, the HR-V’s interior is incredibly versatile. The HR-V’s passenger seating area is no less generous than its cargo bay. The LX allows up to five passengers to spread out in 100.1 cubic feet of seating space, while EX and EX-L Navi models offer 96.1 cubic feet of the same.