Is the Honda HR-V EX-L Worth Over $27K?

Honda finally redesigned the HR-V after years of the subcompact SUV falling flat. The redesigned HR-V has addressed several concerns that drivers had with the nameplate. Is the HR-V’s final trim level, the HR-V EX-L, worth the money, or is it overpriced?

How much does the 2023 Honda HR-V EX-L cost?

The 2023 Honda HR-V EX-L starts at $27,450. Buyers can add all-wheel drive to the subcompact SUV for a grand total of $28,950.

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The HR-V EX-L is $3,800 more than the base model. Does the final trim level offer an extra $3,800 worth of value, or should buyers stick with a lower trim level?

The 2023 Honda HR-V EX-L comes standard with leather-trimmed seats, heated front seats, and a one-touch power moonroof. It also features a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a wireless smartphone charger, and smart entry with walk away auto-lock. The EX-L includes wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Honda’s subcompact SUV comes with several advanced safety and driver assistance features. The EX-L comes with low-speed braking control, adaptive cruise control with low-speed follow, and a lane keeping assist system. It also includes parking sensors, a blind-spot information system, and a collision mitigation braking system.

The Honda HR-V EX-L offers plenty of value for the money thanks to the creature comforts, safety, and driver assistance tech that it includes. Most drivers won’t need the final trim level and will forego its creature comforts for a more affordable starting price. That being said, the EX-L provides adequate value for its price tag.

Which 2023 Honda HR-V should you buy?

The 2023 Honda HR-V comes in three different trim levels. The HR-V Sport trim is the best option for consumers that want an HR-V that’s affordable but isn’t barebones.

A gray 2023 Honda HR-V subcompact SUV is driving on the road.
The 2023 Honda HR-V | Honda

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The 2023 HR-V Sport starts at $25,560. It adds heated front seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and remote engine start. Its starting price is still relatively affordable compared to rivals.

Should you buy a 2023 Honda HR-V?

A red 2023 Honda HR-V subcompact SUV is parked.
The 2023 Honda HR-V | Honda

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The 2023 Honda HR-V starts at $23,650. It is the most expensive HR-V yet, but it comes with some welcome upgrades. The 2023 model year is a complete redesign. It is more powerful than previous models and comes with better standard tech. The 2023 HR-V is easily the best model year thus far.

If you’re in the market for a new subcompact SUV, Honda’s HR-V is finally worth some consideration. The HR-V Sport provides the most value for the money in regard to standard features and affordability. According to MotorTrend, the 2023 HR-V Sport uses a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine to make 158 horsepower and 138 lb-ft of torque. That’s a boost of 17 horses from the previous model year.

The subcompact SUV achieves 26 miles per gallon in the city and 32 miles per gallon on the highway. The HR-V is competitive enough to rival best-selling models in its vehicle segment.

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