A sporty compact SUV, like the Honda HR-V, offers a fun, efficient drive with agile handling and great fuel economy. What's it like inside, though? Our team at Maguire Honda of Ithaca shows drivers in Ithaca, Elmira, and Corning, NY, what it feels like to get behind the wheel with this review of what the 2021 Honda HR-V interior has to offer.

After you're finished reading, call our Honda dealership with any additional questions or check out some of our additional Honda HR-V reviews!

Honda HR-V Passenger Room

If you're shopping for an SUV, you'll want one with tons of interior space. SUVs were created to provide drivers with versatility, and the 2021 Honda HR-V certainly delivers. The HR-V offers two rows of seats with space for up to five people. There's a comfortable 100.1 cubic feet of passenger room for everyone to enjoy. Riders can also stretch out and relax thanks to the following interior dimensions:





39.5 inches

38.3 inches


41.2 inches

39.3 inches

Shoulder Room

56.8 inches

54.5 inches

Hip Room

53.1 inches

47.4 inches

Maximizing Your Honda HR-V Cargo Space

 As you've learned above, the interior of the Honda HR-V offers tons of room for riders, but did you know it also delivers an impressive cargo volume? If you're someone who constantly lives life on the go, you probably have a lot of things that need to go along with you. This is when an abundance of cargo space comes in handy. In the base trim of the 2021 Honda HR-V, you'll receive 24.3 cubic feet of dedicated cargo volume.

That being said, the Honda HR-V comes with several features that make stowing cargo even easier. If you don't need the second row for seating, utilize the standard 60/40 split 2nd-row Magic Seat® feature. This lets you fold down the rear seats to get over twice as much cargo room or flip them up so you can load things, like a potted plant or a lamp, upright.

If you have longer items, like a kayak, to fit inside your HR-V, use the long mode of the Magic Seat® feature, where you can fold down the rear seats as well as the front-passenger seat, to create a length of eight feet. When your HR-V is in Utility Mode-meaning all the seats that can fold are down-you'll have a maximum cargo volume of 58.8 cubic feet.

HR-V Advanced Technology

The interior is where you spend your time driving, so it's important to have a vehicle packed with some of today's most popular connectivity and entertainment features. The Honda HR-V offers a tech-savvy cabin that provides a standard 5-inch color LCD screen. This display gives you access to features like Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink®, streaming audio, and a 160-watt audio system with four speakers.

If you're looking for even more technology inside the Honda HR-V, opting for the HR-V Sport trim will give you a 7-inch high-resolution display screen. You'll also receive Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration, Pandora® internet radio compatibility, and an SMS text message function.

Advanced technology goes above and beyond infotainment, though. You'll also find it in the form of safety features. Honda Sensing®, a suite of advanced safety and driver assisted technologies, is a feature you'll find on the Honda HR-V EX and EX-L trim levels. The available systems in this safety suite work together to help you avoid a potential collision and help keep you and your passengers safe on the roads ahead.

Two of the features offered in the Honda Sensing® suite include the Collision Mitigation Braking System™ that helps bring your vehicle to a safe stop when a collision is unavoidable. You'll also receive the Lane Keeping Assist System that offers corrective steering when your vehicle is drifting out of its current lane.

Honda HR-V Convenience Features

The 2021 Honda HR-V lets you get on the road quickly with available features like Push Button Start. Point your key toward your vehicle to start it, then continue getting ready inside while your car is warming up.

When customizing the interior of your 2021 HR-V, cloth and leather seats are available as well as stylish touches like available aluminum sport pedals and a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob. The standard illuminated steering wheel-mounted controls not only add a sleek look to your cabin but also make performing tasks, like changing the music, easy.

When you're at the helm, you'll be in control of a tilt and telescoping steering wheel. It features paddle shifters to control your vehicle's transmission and controls for your infotainment system. Next to the steering wheel, you can maximize your fuel economy by accessing the Eco Assist™ System.

As we learned previously, the Honda HR-V is designed to handle your cargo like a champ. While it delivers tons of space for your belongings, you'll also enjoy the standard cargo area tie-down anchors that will help keep your fragile items from moving around. The HR-V also provides a standard cargo area light, so you can ensure you're packing your vehicle efficiently.

Honda HR-V Interior Amenities

There are lots of features available inside the 2021 Honda HR-V that can make your drive more fun and relaxing. The available Active Noise Cancellation™ system makes it easier to talk to your passengers or enjoy great sound quality for your music without any outside interference.

You can also decide how much light you want to let in with the available moonroof. When you're driving at night, the automatic-dimming rearview mirror can minimize glare from other vehicles' headlights.

To help you get comfortable any time of year, heated front seats are available. Plus, you can find your perfect setting when you're behind the wheel with the available 8-way power-adjustable driver's seat.

Honda HR-V for Sale near Me

Now that you've done some research about the 2021 Honda HR-V interior, it's time to check it out for yourself. There's nothing like experiencing a comfortable and technology-advanced cabin, like the HR-V's, firsthand.

At your convenience, call our team at Maguire Honda of Ithaca to set up a test drive in the 2021 Honda HR-V. We'd be more than happy to help drivers near Ithaca, Elmira, and Corning get behind the wheel of their dream car! 

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