Coming in three different trim levels, the LX, the EX, and the EX-L Navi, the HR-V offers a different set of features for drivers with different needs. But even the base LX trim offers a long list of standard active safety features that starts the model lineup off on the right foot. On the LX trim and up, you’ll find active safety features including:
Vehicle Stability Assist with Traction Control – This feature balances understeering or oversteering to keep the HR-V stable and on the road.
Anti-Lock Braking System, Electronic Brake Distribution, and Brake Assist – These systems respectively prevent skidding, adjust brake pressure, and help you stop faster in emergency braking situations, enhancing your overall safety on the road.
Tire Pressure Monitoring System – Keeps track of the pressure in each of the HR-V’s four tires so you can know when it’s time to make adjustments.
Daytime Running Lights – Daytime running lights increase the HR-V’s visibility to oncoming traffic even during the day.
The HR-V also features several driving aids that help drivers drive better and with less distraction through state-of-the-art technology. Some of what you can expect to find as standard features include:
Speed-Sensitive Volume Control – This features automatically lowers the volume of the audio system when the HR-V is cruising slowly, whether its through a parking garage, a merging situation, or other driving scenarios where the driver’s concentration needs to be high. But hit the open road again, and the volume will automatically return to its regular level without having to manually adjust it.
Bluetooth HandsFreeLink – Another feature that helps drivers keep their hands safely on the wheel is Bluetooth HandsFreeLink. Connect, place, and receive calls via Bluetooth through the HR-V without taking your eyes off the road.
Moving up the rungs of the model trim levels, drivers will find even more safety features and equipment as well as upgrades to some of the standard features. As you explore the EX and EX-L Navi trims, you can expect to find:
Honda LaneWatch – A small passenger-side mirror-mounted camera activates a live video feed when a right lane change is signaled. Drivers can see up to four times more in this blind-spot area than using the mirror alone.
Fog Lights – Specifically designed to penetrate light through fog and darkness, these fog lights will illuminate the road ahead of you.
Multi-angle rearview camera with dynamic guidelines – Upgraded from the standard multi-angle rearview camera, dynamic guidelines can guide the HR-V in and out of tight spaces with even more nuanced assistance.
SMS Text Message Function – Available on both the EX and EX-L Navi models is an added feature that allows you to receive, send, and read text messages from your phone without having to take your hands off the wheel or your eyes off the road.