2022 Honda HR-V price and specs: base price up to $5,400, drive-up to $36,700
The Honda HR-V offers more space and tech than before, plus a new hybrid option – but at $36,700 drive-away it’s more expensive, has lost its middle rear seat and gets 1-speed engines. .5 liters less powerful.
- 2022 Honda HR-V Price and Specs
- Choice of gasoline or hybrid power, consuming less fuel (but producing less power than before)
- LED lights, 9.0-inch touchscreen, standard 18-inch wheels
- More interior space, but only four seats
- Price from $36,700 drive-up
The brand new 2022 Honda HR-V Small SUV has arrived in Australia, with the option of hybrid power – but buyers will pay for the privilege, with the base price rising by $5400 drive-up over the cheapest version of the outgoing model.
Announced today, the new HR-V will be available in a choice of two model variants, priced at $36,700 drive for Vi X gasoline – an increase of $5400 compared to the outgoing $31,300 drive-in HR-V VTi base model, a variant priced three years ago at $24,990 before on-road costs (albeit with fewer ownership benefits).
Opting for the frugal hybrid e:HEV L bumps the price up to $45,000 drive-away, $4,000 more than Honda Australia’s previous top-spec HR-V variant, the VTi-LX petrol at $41,000 $ by car.
However, Honda says the Vi X grade sits between the $35,100 VTi-S and $38,500 RS versions of the outgoing model, so the effective price doesn’t increase more than $1,600. The e:HEV L is said to sit above the previous HR-V flagship VTi-LX, up $4,000 (albeit with the hybrid system added).
Standard equipment has increased over the previous HR-V, however, with all variants coming as standard with 18-inch wheels, a 9.0-inch touchscreen (up from 7.0-inch), headlights LED lights, keyless entry and adaptive cruise control – none of which were fitted to the previous base model HR-V VTi.
However, while Honda claims increased legroom and recline for rear passengers, it has removed center rear seat – making the HR-V one of only two new five-door SUVs under $100,000 with just four seats, the other being a 50cm shorter Suzuki Ignis city car at $22,000.
The new Honda HR-V offers buyers a choice of two powertrains: a 1.5-litre four-cylinder non-turbo petrol engine development 89kW and 145Nm in the Vi X, or a completely new e:HEV hybrid option, combining a 1.5 liter engine with two electric motors for 96kW and 253Nm combined.
However, both options are less powerful than the outgoing HR-V’s 105kW/172Nm non-turbo four-cylinder petrol engine, which was already one of the least powerful options in the small SUV class.
The new HR-V’s two powertrains drive the front wheels via continuously variable (automatic) transmissions.
Fuel economy has improved over the old HR-V, up to 5.8 liters per 100 kilometers for the Vi X petrol (from 6.6 to 6.9 L/100 km), Where 4.3L/100km for the hybrid – the latter corresponding to a hybrid Toyota C-HR.
Measuring 4335mm long and 1790mm wide, the new Honda HR-V is similar in size to the vehicle it replaces – although inside the rear seats are positioned further back to create more space for the legs, thanks to the repositioning of the hybrid components and the fuel tank further to the front.
Standard features on the HR-V range in Australia include a 9.0-inch touchscreen with wireless Apple CarPlay, wired Android Auto and satellite navigation, 18-inch wheels, LED headlights, keyless entry, emergency braking autonomous emergency, adaptive cruise control and lane keeping assist.
Buyers concerned about blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, or heated seats will need to upgrade to the e:HEV L hybrid model, which also adds a power tailgate, heated steering wheel, acoustic windshield, and more. .
the 2022 Honda HR-V Lineup will arrive at Honda Centers across Australia next month.
2022 Honda HR-V Australian Price
- HR-V Vi X – $36,700
- HR-V e:HEV L – $45,000
Note: All prices above are per car.
2022 Honda HR-V Vi X Standard Features:
- Four seats only
- 9.0-inch infotainment touchscreen with wireless Apple CarPlay, wired Android Auto and satellite navigation
- LED headlights with automatic high beams
- 18 inch alloy wheels
- Keyless entry and start
- Monozone air conditioning
- Electrically folding side mirrors
- Quad-speaker audio system
- Fabric upholstery
- Magic Seats (folding rear seats)
- Front and rear parking sensors
- Privacy glass
- Autonomous emergency braking
- Forward Collision Warning
- Lane Keeping Aid
- Lane departure warning
- Adaptive cruise control with stop and go
- Traffic Sign Recognition
- Road Departure Mitigation System
- Tire pressure monitoring
The 2022 Honda HR-V e:HEV L adds (on Vi X):
- Blind spot monitoring
- Rear Cross Traffic Alert
- Speed limiter system
- Piano Black exterior trim
- Rain sensing wipers
- Auto-dimming rearview mirror
- Leather-wrapped steering wheel
- Leatherette and black fabric upholstery
- Heated front seats and steering wheel
- Six-speaker audio system
- Auto-folding, heated exterior mirrors
- Hands-free power tailgate
- LED cornering lights
- Acoustic windshield
Available colors include:
- Platinum White
- Premium Opal
- crystal black
- Meteoroid Gray
- Premium Crystal Red