The new Honda HR-V Sport will arrive in UK showrooms this April with a rather hefty price tag. The base model, which has a six-speed manual gearbox, costs at least £27,595 ($36,013/€31,770), whereas the CVT-equipped version can be had from £28,845 ($37,644/€33,209).
The price tag is comparable to the larger CR-V, which starts from £25,995 ($33,925/€29,928) locally in the base S grade, and £27,865 ($36,365/€32,081) in the SE model. This, though, can be explained by the more comprehensive equipment list of the HR-V Sport, which also has a slightly more powerful engine.
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The HR-V Sport uses a 182 PS (179 hp / 134 kW) 1.5-liter turbocharged four, whereas the entry level CR-V is powered by a 173PS (170hp / 127kW) version of the same unit. The subcompact SUV goes from 0 to 100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 7.8 seconds and maxes out at 216 km/h (134 mph), while its average fuel consumption is rated at 47.9 mpg UK (5.9 l/100 km / 39.9 mpg US) in the WLTP standard.
Distinctive exterior elements such as blacked-out accents, aslim front splitter, wheel arch moldings, special rear bumper design and smoked taillights help differentiate the Sport from the rest of the HR-V models. The cabin features new front seats, black and dark red part-leather upholstery and black roof lining.
Also, the exterior LED lighting and infotainment system with 7-inch touchscreen and Garmin navigation are standard. Just like the rest of the HR-V range, the Sport gets the Honda Sensing suite of active driving features that includes Lane Keep Assist, Lane Departure Control, Road Departure Mitigation, Collision Mitigation Braking, Forward Collision Warning, Adaptive Cruise Control and Traffic Sign Recognition.