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The Honda HR-V is an appealing subcompact SUV. The smallest and most affordable SUV in the Honda lineup offers a nice list of standard features, a stylish design, and a roomier and nicer cabin than you might expect. Additionally, it was recently redesigned for the 2023 model year.

The Honda HR-V is up against some tough competition like the Mazda CX-30, Kia Seltos, and Chevy Trailblazer. However, the HR-V’s roomy cabin, comfy ride quality, and the Honda brand’s reputation for reliability make it a strong choice in a crowded field.

Let’s look at the three distinct trims available for the 2024 Honda HR-V and which is the most popular among the driving public.

What trims are available for the 2024 Honda HR-V?

The base trim of the 2024 Honda HR-V is the LX model, which starts at $24,100. Notable standard features include a 158-horsepower four-cylinder engine, the Honda Sensing safety tech suite, 17-inch alloy wheels, automatic climate control, a 7-inch touchscreen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, and push-button start. Like every HR-V, front-wheel drive is standard and all-wheel drive is a $1,500 option.

The top trim of the HR-V is the EX-L model starting at $27,650. This is the most premium trim of the HR-V. It has upscale features like dual-zone automatic climate control, parking sensors, leather seats, a power driver’s seat, a 9-inch touchscreen with wireless Android Auto/Apple CarPlay, an 8-speaker audio system, and a one-touch power moonroof.

Additionally, there’s a third trim in-between the base LX and the loaded EX-L that’s proven to be popular among Honda SUV shoppers.

What’s the most popular trim of the 2024 Honda HR-V?

According to Edmunds, the mid-range Sport trim is the most popular variant of the 2024 Honda HR-V. Pricing starts at $25,650 and comes with some nice upgrades over the base LX model. It’s powered by the same 158-hp four-cylinder engine and adds a sporty appearance package. This includes a sport grille, chrome exhaust finisher, and 18-inch gloss black alloy wheels. Additional standard features include remote start, heated front seats, a six-speaker audio system, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob.

Unlike the LX trim, the Sport model is available with blind-spot monitoring for an extra $550. The Sport trim also has a couple of paint options you can’t get on the LX; Milano Red and Urban Gray Pearl. We think Milano Red looks pretty good with the black wheels.

The best HR-V trim, according to car critics

Experts have differing opinions on the best Honda HR-V trim. Car and Driver and Edmunds agree with consumers and say the Sport trim is the best buy. However, MotorTrend thinks a loaded EX-L model with FWD is the best choice. The outlet argues that the EX-L is the best value because it’s still priced lower than the CR-V.

This SUV is so well-appointed in the base trim and so reasonably priced in the top trim that you can’t go wrong with any HR-V. That said, it’s easy to see why the Sport trim is so popular. It arguably has the best balance of features and value, and we’re partial to its sporty appearance package.

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