The 2022 Honda HR-modest V's design, reasonable interior, and intelligent load hauling appeal to pragmatists.

The Honda HR-V is the smallest vehicle in Honda's fleet, but its Magic Seat second row folds flat to make a massive space.

The HR-weak V's four-cylinder engine and floppy chassis will kill your commute. Hyundai Kona, Kia Seltos, and Mazda CX-30 offer agile handling and turbocharged power.

What's New for 2022?

In 2022, the Honda HR-V will remain the same. A completely overhauled variant is anticipated to debut in 2023.

The HR-V is a great choice for consumers who seek one of the most utilitarian vehicles in the class, even though it's not the cheapest or nicest compact SUV.

However, we believe that the EX model is the best option. The HR-V Sport is clearly more expensive than the HR-V, but it comes with a lot more standard equipment.

Engine, Transmission, and Performance

The HR-four-cylinder V's engine is slow, noisy, and unrefined, and the CVT worsens its rudeness.

The HR-V scored a fairly sluggish 8.6-second 0-60 mph pace with front-wheel drive. It took 9.5 seconds longer when all-wheel drive was added.

Don't push the HR-V too hard; it still handles nimbly and eagerly like the Fit hatchback on which it is based.

Fuel Economy and Real-World MPG

On an EPA chart, the HR-V displays impressive efficiency, but in our real-world tests, it fell short.

On our 200-mile highway fuel-economy test, the all-wheel-drive model we examined in 2016 achieved 30 mpg.

Interior, Comfort, and Cargo

Although the elegant, well-made interior may not make you jump for joy, the outside visibility and passenger room are both satisfactory.

The top-spec Touring model is the only one with the swankiest features. All but the tallest passengers will have enough head and legroom in the roomy front seats.

Although the Honda's sloping roofline limits headroom in the back seat, there is still plenty of legroom. The second-row Magic Seat is the HR-main V's selling point.

Infotainment and Connectivity

A volume knob, big on-screen icons, and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto integration are all features of the HR-Display V's Audio infotainment system.

Except for the cheapest LX trim, which receives a simpler arrangement that is just a radio with a color screen, all models come standard with this 7.0-inch touchscreen.