2020 Honda HR-V Sport Comes with 1.5 L Turbo 182 Horsepower. Getting a redesign on the exterior and interiors, making this Japanese SUV more sporty and complete with security equipment.
2020 Honda HR-V Sport Redesign Exterior & Interior
Three and a half years after its launch, and after the slight update at the end of 2018 (new trim and chrome insert above the rear plate), a more gritty version called Sport is available for the Japanese Honda HR-V crossover, available only with the 1.5 turbo petrol engine with 182 horsepower (already adopted for the Civic sedan and, with a different setup, for the CR-V suv). From the outside, the Sport is recognized by several details: from the chrome grille with lower black honeycomb grille to the shells of the rear-view mirrors of the same color (as well as the wheel arches), passing through the exclusive 18-inch wheels. There is also a front spoiler, sill skirts and a more aggressive rear bumper, which highlights two round tailpipes.
In the interior of the Honda HR-V Sport, the black fabric of the central seat band, door panels and ceiling alternates with dark red leather; the same color combination is found in the bridge. The instrument is rather classic, with a slightly dated black and white on-board computer screen. AGearto the past is the gear lever: so short, it is very reminiscent of the S2000, an unforgettable spider for enthusiasts.
The two-touch air conditioning controls, on the other hand, are decidedly modern. They are just below the 7 inch screen of the multimedia system (complete with the navigator and Android Auto, but not Apple CarPlay), which also allows you to manage between apps also the one developed by Honda for listening to thousands of radio stations, audiobooks , and podcasts. The space is good, considering that we are talking about a crossover 429 cm long, and very well exploitable. Speaking of luggage, on the 2020 Honda HR-V Sport the Magic Seat sofa is standard: as an alternative to the classic seat backs down (by doing so, the capacity goes from 448 to 1473 liters) you can lift the seats vertically, to load objects up to 124 high on the passenger compartment floor cm (like plants, or a bike to which the front wheel has been removed). So much space in height comes from the fact that the fuel tank is not under the sofa, as is usually the case, but under the front seats. Another “gem” in terms of loading, the right front reclining chair backwards, to obtain a length of 245 cm. With regards to the armchairs, the adjustment of the backrests in jerks is not very precise; of the sofa, on the other hand, the central position is inconvenient because of the raised seat.
The 2020 Honda HR-V Sport it is fully equipped: all the safety systems available for this model are standard. Automatic braking at low speed (active up to 32 km / h and present from the basic set up) is accompanied by the active braking also at highway speeds: in this case, information on the distance to obstacles also involves a camera and not just the radar . The same “electronic eye” is also used to recognize road signs such as overtaking bans and speed limits. In this case, the intelligent regulation system allows (if not deactivated by the driver) to adjust the speed of the cruise control to the signage. Also included are full-LED headlights, sensors for the blind spot of the rear-view mirrors, active high-beam headlights and the alarm against accidental exit from the lane.
Specs & Performance
As mentioned, under the hood of the 2020 Honda HR-V Sport pulses a turbo of 182 horses. Its generous push is delivered smoothly and progressively; gift that can be appreciated in quiet driving (in this case we read about 15 km / liter on the on-board computer). The short gear shift lever is well maneuverable and has very precise couplings; light to operate the clutch. On the mixed, this version can count on a steering gear with variable ratio rack (more direct as the wheel is turned), as well as on specific shock absorbers that adapt (mechanically) the response to the type of stress: softer on small unevenness of the asphalt, more consistent in the marked movements and in curve.
Then there is the system that Honda calls Perfomance Damper: two shock absorbers, mounted horizontally in the front area and in the rear part of the body, they dampen the torsional oscillations of the curved structure. The aim, according to the designers, is to improve driving precision. And indeed, on the winding roads behind Lisbon, this car fared very well, even without being rigid and uncomfortable. Speaking of comfort, the Active Noise Cancellation system counteracts the background noise with opposing phase sound waves emitted by the speakers: a system that is also common to the other versions of theHonda HR-V . However, at 130 km / h, some noise from the mirrors is felt, like the engine that works at 3200 rpm. Instead, the Active Sound Control system is promoted: it is specific to the Sport, and reproduces the roar of the engine from the speakers. The effect is very “natural”, and pleasant for those who love spirited cars.
2020 Honda HR-V Sport Pricing
Speaking of engines, the Honda HR-V can be equipped (in the Comfort, Elegance, Dynamic or Executive versions) with the 1.5, still with petrol but without turbo, with 131 horses. The 1.6 120 hp turbodiesel, on the other hand, is available for the Elegance and the Executive. All engines are Euro 6d-Temp approved, and the list starts at $25412. The Sport is the flagship version, also in the price: $33,751 euros with the manual gearbox, 31,300 with the continuously variable gearbox