2019 Honda HR-V vs 2016-2018: Facelift differences & changes compared

The second generation Honda HR-V facelift is now available. See the changes between the 2019 model, and the 2016, 2017 and 2018 versions.

2019 Honda HR-V facelift - front2019 F/L
2016 Honda HR-V2016-18
The 2019 HR-V revised front and rear styling, with a new grille, bumpers, and lights.
2019 Honda HR-V facelift - new grille, LED headlamps2019 F/L
2016 Honda HR-V - headlights, grille2016-18
The top-shelf Touring spec has new Acura-style LED headlamps, but there are new headlamps on all models.
2019 Honda HR-V facelift - rear, orange2019 F/L
2016 Honda HR-V2016-18
The new Sport grade and Touring trim have 18-inch wheels, and black chrome trim.
2019 Honda HR-V facelift - side, silver2019 F/L
2016 Honda HR-V - side2016-18
Needless to say the HR-V's body panels are unchanged. Same with the 1.8-litre 4-cylinder engine, which still makes 141hp (105kW) and 127 lb-ft (172Nm). Sad news, the 6-speed manual is no longer available. It's CVT only there is choice of FWD or AWD.
2019 Honda HR-V facelift - taillamps, rear fascia2019 F/L
2016 Honda HR-V - taillights2016-18
Look closely and you can see the tail-lamps are different. On lower trims the indicator and reversing light are whiter, and the change is easier to see. There's also a chrome bar above the license plate on some models.
2019 Honda HR-V facelift - interior, dashboard2019 F/L
2016 Honda HR-V - interior, dashboard2016-18
Interior changes are minor (except the infotainment system). The A-pillars are redesigned for improved safety, and the Honda Sensing safety suite is standard on EX and above. It includes adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, lane keeping assist, road departure mitigation, and lane departure warning.
2019 Honda HR-V facelift - steering wheel, instruments2019 F/L
2016 Honda HR-V2016-18
The updated 2019 HR-V is available with Honda's latest Display Audio infotainment system, which is better for having a more intuitive design and interface, a physical volume knob and on/off switch, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility.
2019 Honda HR-V facelift - Display Audio infotainment2019 F/L
2016 Honda HR-V2016-18
The instrument pods have an extra splash of chrome or metal, but the changes in front of the driver are minimal.
2019 Honda HR-V facelift2019 F/L
2016 Honda HR-V2016-18
The interior remains pretty much the same, and that means Magic Seats!

2019 Honda HR-V facelift

2016-2018 Honda HR-V (second generation)

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Joshua Thompson

Joshua Thompson

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2019 Honda HR-V vs 2016-2018: Facelift differences & changes compared