Not everything is bigger in Texas. Case in point: the 2020 Honda HR-V, which offers a lot more space inside than you'd expect when you look at it from outside. If you want an alternative to hulking SUVs and pickups, this is just about perfect; it's compact, but never really feels that way. That's not the only reason to visit Gillman Honda Houston for a test drive.

2020 Honda HR-V Details

After last year's redesign, the 2020 Honda HR-V arrives with no changes to speak of. There are five trims (LX, Sport, EX, EX-L, and Touring), each packing the same tandem of a 141 horsepower I4 engine and a CVT. Front-wheel drive is standard on all trims but the Touring, which gets AWD that's optional on the lower trim levels.

Like the Honda Fit, with which it shares its platform, the Honda HR-V offers a fold-flat second-row Magic Seat. When it's stowed, you get a maximum of 58.8 cubic feet of cargo space, which shames many larger SUVs and crossovers. You get all the advantages of a larger vehicle, minus the bulk.


2020 Honda HR-V Safety and Special Features 

Even though the base LX trim is respectably equipped, it's missing a few things that are standard on the higher trim levels. One of these is the Honda Sensing Suite, which is available on the EX and other, higher trims.

The same holds true with convenience features, too. While the LX offers Bluetooth HandsFreeLink®, LED running lights, and a five-inch infotainment display, upper trims get a seven-inch display, sharper tuning for the steering, and smartphone mirroring, among other features you should discuss with your Houston Honda dealer.


Buying a 2020 Honda HR-V

The problem with many compact and subcompact vehicles is that they have a way of reminding you how small they are. That isn't the case with the Honda HR-V. Like other new Honda crossovers, its combination of thoughtful design and innovative features are tailored for comfort. Find out more when you visit Gillman Honda Houston at 10595 W Sam Houston Pkwy S.

Model details

  • Engine: 1.8 liter four-cylinder
  • Output: 141 horsepower / 127 lb.-ft. torque
  • Transmission: CVT
  • FWD or AWD

Safety and Special Features

Our advice: start with the EX trim or higher. Why? The Honda Sensing active safety suite isn't available on the base LX trim, nor are some other features you may be looking for.