An SUV like the Honda HR-V is both convenient and fun to drive. It offers more space inside than meets the eye, great fuel economy, and lots of features. To help drivers in Ithaca, Elmira, and Corning learn more about what it has to offer, the team at Maguire Honda of Ithaca put together this 2020 Honda HR-V review. Contact us today!

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Honda HR-V Specs & Fuel Economy

The Honda HR-V offers a sporty yet capable performance. Front-wheel drive is standard, but Real Time All-Wheel Drive with an Intelligent Control System™ is also available. Under the hood, there's a 1.8L 4-cylinder engine that gets up to 141 horsepower and 127 lb-ft of torque.

This powertrain is controlled by an efficient Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT). It helps the HR-V get up to an EPA-estimated 28 city/34 highway MPG for 2WD CVT trims.*

Honda HR-V Interior Dimensions

There's seating for five passengers in the 2020 Honda HR-V. Whether you're behind the wheel or enjoying the ride in the back seat, everyone can get comfortable with 100.1 cubic feet of passenger room. The front row features 39.5 inches of headroom and 41.2 inches of legroom. The back seats offer up to 38.3 inches of headroom and 39.3 inches of legroom.

Cloth seats come standard, but leather upholstery is also available. You can also add amenities like a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a power moonroof, and a power adjustable driver's seat.

You'll also find plenty of cargo room in this compact SUV. The trunk features 24.3 cubic feet of space, while the 2nd-Row Magic Seat® lets you make up to 58.8 cubic feet of cargo room. It's split 60/40, so you can fold it flat or flip the back row up and get four feet of space from floor to ceiling. If you fold the front passenger's seat down, too, you'll be able to load cargo up to eight feet long.




Cargo Room

Behind Row


 cubic feet


cubic feet


39.5 inches

38.3 inches


41.2 inches

39.3 inches


User-Friendly Technology

A 5-inch LCD screen comes standard in the dashboard, but a 7-inch touch-screen is also available. Both options can connect your cellphone with Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink®. On top of streaming music and making hands-free calls, there's also an available SMS Text Message Function. You can even connect your phone's apps to your HR-V with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™.

A voice-activated navigation system is also available to take you the fastest route. During your drive, you can also enjoy lots of music with SiriusXM® Radio and HD Radio™.

The infotainment system also doubles as a driver-assistance feature. Put your HR-V in reverse and it will show you what's behind your vehicle using the Multi-Angle Rearview Camera. It's just one of the features that can give you more awareness during your drive. The Honda Sensing® system has lots of technology that can help prevent accidents, including:

  • Collision Mitigation Braking System™
  • Road Departure Mitigation System
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Lane Keeping Assist System

Test Drive the Honda HR-V Near Ithaca, NY

Visit Maguire Honda of Ithaca to test drive the reliable Honda HR-V. It offers a versatile interior and user-friendly technology to drivers in Ithaca, Elmira, and Corning. To learn more about this 2020 Honda HR-V review, contact us or visit our dealership.

*28 city/34 highway/30 combined mpg rating for 2WD CVT trims. 27 city/31 highway/29 combined mpg rating for AWD LX CVT trims. 26 city/31 highway/28 combined mpg rating for AWD Sport, EX, EX-L & Touring CVT trims. Based on 2019 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

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