1 New Honda SUV Offers the Best Value in 2023, per Cars.com
For years now, Honda has been known as one of the best automotive brands in the industry for its reliability, longevity, standard features, and above all, value for the money. When you get behind the wheel of a Honda vehicle, you can rest assured that you are driving a car that offers a ton of value for what you paid. Many automotive companies today have flatlined on value, with many vehicles priced nearly identically across company lines. For example, a Kia K5 is priced nearly identically to a base model Camry, which is almost the same price as a Subaru Legacy, and so on. This near-identical pricing format means that it is now the buyer’s job to find the best diamond in the rough value among these vehicles, and more often than not, the best value can be found with a Honda.
Regarding the SUV segment, one Honda vehicle stands above many others by ranking No. 7 overall in value, according to Cars.com; the Honda HR-V Sport. Here is everything you need to know about the 2023 Honda HR-V Sport.
2023 Honda HR-V: Price, specs, and features
The 2023 Honda HR-V is a subcompact SUV model that’s been fully redesigned for the 2023 model year to match the new Honda Accord’s visual design. This redesign also made the interior a bit bigger, with the Subaru Crosstrek as its most similar rival in terms of size. According to Cars.com, the base model of the HR-V is the LX model, which starts at $23,800 MSRP; the Sport trim is the mid-line model and starts at $25,900 MSRP; and finally, the EX-L trim level is the top-of-the-line model, which starts at $27,900 MSRP. Every HR-V model comes standard with a 2.0L four-cylinder engine capable of 158 horsepower. This engine is also paired with a CVT transmission, which helps the HR-V achieve fuel economy numbers of 26 city mpg and 32 highway mpg.
Every 2023 Honda HR-V model comes standard with front-wheel drive with all-wheel drive (AWD) as an option. Every HR-V also has heated mirrors, automatic climate control, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, push-button start, and a collision mitigation braking system.
What makes the HR-V Sport such a great value?
According to Car and Driver, the Sport model of the 2023 Honda HR-V has the best value out of all the trim levels available. While the LX base model is already well equipped with a good list of standard features, the Honda HR-V Sport adds a blind spot depiction system, remote start, heated front seats, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. The HR-V Sport also adds 18-inch glass black wheels and more aggressive trim to the vehicle’s exterior. These extra options only add a couple thousand to the base price and are well worth the premium.
Not only is the HR-V Sport full of features, but it is also safe as well, with the Honda HR-V receiving an IIHS Top Safety Pick+ designation for 2023. With the HR-V, you’re getting a great-sized SUV with a ton of tech and safety features for a low price.