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The Second Generation Honda HR-V is Just Plain Fun!

When the Honda HR-V arrived on the scene in 2016, it hit the bullseye: economical, sensible, versatile, and reliable. It was the most affordable of Honda’s growing line of SUV’s and it was a hit with those who wanted a  practical car.

Now, the second generation builds on everything positive about the original HR-V, but adds a bit more size, far more features, and a lot more sportiness. The all-new 2023 Honda HR-V is truly a fun car to own.

What Makes the 2023 Honda HR-V Better?

Our first impression was, of course, based on the brand new styling. It’s definitely sportier in appearance, but overall, between size and design, it just looks fun. It seems to have a “ready when you are!” attitude even when it’s parked. 

But to provide some specifics, the first thing to note is that it is now on a larger platform, so the 2023 Honda HR-V is a couple inches wider and about 10 inches longer. It’s still a compact, nimble SUV to drive and park, but those added inches do a lot to improve stability and handling, as well as add some cargo space.  

What we like most, however, was the hip new interior. We think it will be a hit with Northern California drivers because its definitely heavier on the “high-tech vibe”.

First, from a design standpoint, it just looks hipper. The most noticeable change is a honeycomb mesh strip that runs horizontally across the dashboard facia that doubles as a cover for all the air vents; it looks cool. But once you’re driving, the center console is also a noticeable winner. It features a tall, nicely positioned shifter, deep cupholders, and some great options for storing and charging phones for both the driver and co-pilot, including a USB-C port on either side. Another bonus for the driver is that the 2023 HR-V has great visibility.

There’s a 7-inch touchscreen to control the infotainment system and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto come standard. The new, second generation Honda HR-V also comes with Honda Sensing, an advanced suite of safety-tech features, such as adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assistance, forward collision warning, and automatic emergency braking. If you spend a lot of time in San Francisco Bay Area traffic, those are all very nice features to have, even if you never need them.

Best of All, It’s Affordable!

Even though the new 2023 Honda HR-V is bigger, sportier, and a bit more high-tech, it’s still Honda’s least expensive SUV. And because it’s a Honda, the HR-V is reliable and easy on maintenance. It’s also nice to know that you have the benefits of an SUV in terms of versatility and cargo space, but still enjoy an EPA estimated 32 MPG highway.

Want to Buy or Lease a new 2023 Honda HR-V?

Good news for Bay Area Honda enthusiasts: Dublin Honda has already had the 2023 Honda HR-V in stock, with more on the way, which is tough to do during the current shortage of new cars. But even if we don’t have one in stock when you decide you’d like one, Dublin Honda can tell you which 2023 HR-V’s are on their way and we can put your name on the one you want. 

Why Dublin Honda?

Dublin Honda has been serving Bay Area Honda enthusiasts for over 40 years and we know what Northern Californians appreciate most about Honda cars, trucks, SUV’s, and minivans. Plus, we almost always have a big selection of beautifully maintained Honda Certified Pre-Owned vehicles that may surprise you with their excellent condition and low prices, not to mention the genuine Honda Warranty that comes with each one. 

So visit us at Dublin Honda and ask our experts to show you what they like best about the 2023 Honda HR-V. While there, feel free to ask about the entire line of new 2022 and 2023 Honda models we have for sale or lease, as well as our impressive selection of used Hondas. And, of course, we’re a fully authorized Honda Service Center, prepared to handle all your Honda maintenance and repair needs, as well as perform recall and warranty work. We look forward to seeing you soon!