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Honda HR-V hybrid interior, dashboard & comfort

It costs more than its rivals to buy, but the HR-V’s infotainment system and interior quality go some way to justifying that price tag

Overall rating

4.0 out of 5

Interior, dashboard & comfort rating

4.0 out of 5

Price-wise, the HR-V is certainly on the higher end of the compact SUV spectrum, starting from close to £27,000. However, the Honda’s interior build quality and infotainment system go some way to justifying that higher price tag compared to its rivals. 

Honda HR-V hybrid dashboard

The third-generation HR-V features a simple, almost Mazda-like cabin design. Up front, you get a centrally mounted nine-inch infotainment touchscreen and high-quality, physical switchgear for the climate control and other functions, which is a bonus when compared to the less-than-premium feeling controls in the Yaris Cross it competes directly with.

Equipment, options & accessories

The HR-V is available in three trim levels: Elegance, Advance and Advance Style. Entry-level Elegance comes with 18-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights, heated front seats, a nine-inch infotainment touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity. You also get the latest version of ‘Honda SENSING’ – a suite of active safety and driver assistance systems – plus a reversing camera and front and rear parking sensors.

Step up to Advance trim and the HR-V gets a powered tailgate with kick sensor, heated steering wheel and a synthetic leather and fabric interior. Meanwhile, top-of-the-range Advance Style features a premium audio system, wireless smartphone charging, two-tone exterior paint, roof rails and light grey upholstery with orange detailing around the cabin.

There are also several visual options packs available for the HR-V, like the ‘Sports Pack’ and ‘Obscura Black Pack’, which slightly alter the hybrid SUV’s appearance with a different front grille design, and different front and rear bumpers.

Infotainment, apps & sat nav

The HR-V features a nine-inch infotainment touchscreen setup that’s sharp and responsive. The simple tile interface is clear and easy to use on the move, with the only downside being the rather cluttered sub-menus in the system. But, you do get Android Auto and wireless Apple CarPlay as standard, if Honda’s own system isn’t to your liking.

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