The base model for the 2018 Honda HR-V lineup is the LX model, which offers more than your basic features as standard for a fraction of the cost you would pay when visiting other automakers. The LX is priced at a comfortable $19,570 MSRP for 2WD 6MT models*—setting the bar high on providing affordable prices to drivers. Under the hood, drivers will find a 1.8L I4 aluminum alloy engine with 141 hp and 127 lb-ft of torque. A 6-speed manual transmission comes standard on this trim, but there is also an optional CVT.
Alongside such a powerful engine, the HR-V base model is also prepared to offer up great features like 17-inch alloy wheels, a multi-angle rearview camera, and 60/40-split second-row Magic Seats. Those hoping to save some money without skimping on luxury will find that the LX fills their needs wonderfully.
In the middle of the bunch is the EX, a family-friendly, feature-packed machine that’s ready for action. At a price of $21,620 MSRP for 2WD 6MT models,* the EX offers all of the features available on the LX and then adds some extras. The EX shares the same engine setup as the LX, but when you opt to equip a CVT, the EX can also access optional dual-mode paddle shifters to further boost performance. Drivers looking to get the best fuel economy from their setup should look to the 2WD CVT models, which can get up to an EPA-estimated 28 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway.**
The new features that appear on the EX increase the overall comfort and safety of the vehicle in an attempt to cater to customer’s every need. A few of the new features that accomplish this are heated front seats and mirrors, Smart Entry, push-button start, automatic climate control, and Honda LaneWatch. Drivers looking for a great balance between pricing, feature availability, and efficiency will enjoy the EX trim.
Finally, the last vehicle in the lineup is the EX-L Navi, which comes in at $25,040 MSRP for 2WD models.* Following the current trend, the EX-L Navi includes all of the features from the EX alongside some extras. The engine setup for this trim level is slightly different from the previous, as it comes with a standard CVT and includes Sport Mode and dual-mode paddle shifters. Like the other trim levels, it is available in the driver’s choice of a two-wheel drivetrain or a Real Time AWD with Intelligent Control system.
The EX-L Navi really kicks things up and provides drivers with top-notch comfort, convenience, and technology for a reasonable price. Features like SiriusXM, HD Radio, leather-trimmed seats, and a Satellite-Linked Navigation System set the EX-L Navi apart from the competition.