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Trucks Deliver October Sales Records for AHM, Honda and Acura Brands as Sales Rise Across Divisions

  • Honda brand sets new October sales record with an 8% gain; trucks gain 17.5% and a new October mark 
  • Honda CR-V nets new October record and cumulative sales top 5 million 
  • Honda HR-V sets a new all-time monthly record with sales of over 10,000 units
  • Acura trucks set October record as division nets 2.4% gain


“With the Honda CR-V topping the 5 million cumulative sales mark to reaffirm its position as the best-selling crossover for over two decades, it’s fitting that Honda crossover and light truck models led Honda to an all-time October sales record
,” said Henio Arcangeli, Jr., senior vice president of Automobile Sales at American Honda Motor Co. “Both the Honda and Acura brands are marching forward as we head into the final two months of the year on pace to see American Honda post a sales increase for 2019.”

 

BRAND REPORT

 


Sales Highlights

The harvest moon shone brightly on Honda sales, with new October overall and truck sales records and cumulative CR-V sales cresting 5 million. Several models made major gains with trucks leading the way as HR-V set an all-time monthly record and CR-V a new October mark. Civic and Fit also made major gains.

  • HR-V set a new all-time monthly record, jumping 104% on sales of 10,130 units.
  • CR-V sales climb 20% on sales of 33,344 for a new October record.
  • Fit gained a whopping 204% while Civic gained 5% and Accord topped 21,000 deliveries.
  • Odyssey now holds an incredible 42% share of the minivan segment with October sales of over 7,800 units.

Model Notes

Honda is the retail best-selling passenger car brand in America in 2019 – with Fit, Civic, Insight and Accord #1 or #2 in their respective segments — gaining the most share of any mainstream brand this year.

 

Honda has led the industry in sales to under-35-year-old buyers since 2010, with Civic and Accord the #1 and #2 cars, CR-V the #1 CUV/SUV and Odyssey the #1 minivan

 

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Honda Celebrates National Dog Week with Some Furry Friends Helping Showcase Honda’s Award-Winning Light-Truck Lineup

Honda’s light truck lineup has something for every breed for National Dog Week, be it the Great Dane-sized interior in the Chihuahua-sized HR-V, the kibble-ready HondaVac in the Odyssey minivan, the “ruff” and rugged Passport, or the Ridgeline pickup with its in-bed trunk/dog wash station. To help showcase these unique features, Honda enlisted the help of some furry friends in a new video to demonstrate how its award-winning lineup of SUVs, minivan and pickups help humans and their canine companions make the most of a day at the park.

(Link to Spanish version: https://youtu.be/C9pqdyXOD44)

Honda’s dog-loving light-truck lineup has booked nine years of continuous growth, spurred on by recent refreshes of the 2019 Pilot and HR-V, and the all-new 2019 Honda Passport 5-passenger sport-ute. All Honda light trucks are available with the Honda Sensing® suite of safety and driver-assistive technologies, along with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration, available all-wheel drive (except Odyssey), and a host of innovative family- and pet-friendly features.

  • HR-V: Freshly restyled last year, the 2019 HR-V features a class-exclusive second-row Magic Seat®, which allows amazing cargo and interior flexibility in the HR-V’s small size.
  • CRV: Named SUV of the Year by Motor Trend when the 5th-generation model debuted in 2017, the CR-V is America’s most popular crossover vehicle over the past 22 years1, with U.S. sales approaching 5 million vehicles, thanks to a winning combination of style, functionality, and refinement.
  • Passport: The new Passport 2-row midsize SUV offers both off-road capability and excellent on-road refinement, giving shoppers in the class an unmistakably Honda choice.
  • Pilot: Family friendly, with available all-wheel drive and room for eight, the 3-row Honda Pilot received a substantial refresh last year and is the #2 retail best-selling vehicle in its class2. New for the 2020 model year is a range-topping Black Edition, which includes exclusive perforated leather seats, special badging and exterior trim, and black-treatment 20-inch wheels.
  • Ridgeline: The innovative Honda Ridgeline takes midsize truck utility to the next level with unique features such as the In-Bed Trunk® and Dual-Action Tailgate while offering up to 5,000 pounds of towing capacity and on-road refinement second to none in the midsize pickup class, a combination that won it top honors in the Cars.com Mid-Size Pickup Truck Challenge.
  • Odyssey: The retail best-selling minivan in America since 20103, the 2020 Honda Odyssey celebrates its 25th anniversary with a special anniversary edition accessory package, available on all trims. The Odyssey is packed with family friendly features, winning it multiple awards, including multiple wins as Kelley Blue Book’s Best Buy for minivans.

 

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American Honda Marks Best Month of Sales in Company History, Setting Multiple All-Time Monthly Records

  • American Honda smashes all-time monthly sales records for total vehicles and trucks 
  • Honda brand also records its best-ever month, driven by record truck sales, and robust passenger car sales
  • Honda CR-V and Passport post best-ever sales; HR-V has best August; Civic and Accord each top 30,000 sales
  • Acura sales rise in August, with ILX jumping 58%, and RDX and MDX combining for over 10,000 sales

“At a time of great change in our industry with the growth of light truck sales and introduction of new technologies, it’s gratifying to see American Honda post an all-time best sales month based on great products and maintaining a disciplined approach to the market,” said Henio Arcangeli, Jr., senior vice president of Automobile Sales at American Honda Motor Co. The month of August 2019 demonstrates that the success of the Honda and Acura brands, and our timeless focus on the customer, continue to resonate in the marketplace.”

 

BRAND REPORT

 


Sales Highlights

It was an especially hot August for Honda as the brand set four all-time monthly sales records, including overall brand, total trucks, and model bests for CR-V and Passport. The Honda Civic and Accord also represented a dynamic duo to continue as industry leaders among passenger cars.

  • The Honda brand made company sales history with its best month ever, gaining a robust 19.6% on sales of 158,804 vehicles in August.
  • Honda trucks scored a best-ever month, gaining 19.5% as CR-V (+ 27.8%) and Passport each set all-time monthly records. HR-V had best Aug. (+4%).
  • Honda cars also enjoyed a hot August, with Civic (+25.8%) and Accord (+14.3%) each topping 30,000 units in sales, and Fit gaining 58.2%.
  • Electrified vehicle sales again topped 6,000 units, with Accord Hybrid leading the brand with 2,629 sales, a gain of 56.5% for the month.

Model Notes

Honda electrified vehicle sales are on track for a second consecutive record year and double-digit YoY sales increases on the strength of the Accord Hybrid and Insight sedans.

 

Celebrating its 25th anniversary, the U.S.-made Odyssey has gained over four points of retail share in 2019 and is quickly approaching 40% of all minivan sales en route to being the #1 minivan in America for a decade.

 

 

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Honda “Crashes” New York International Auto Show with 2019 Honda HR-V

  • Honda is showcasing its achievement in safety performance, including the display of a HR-V crash tested by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)
  • Honda highlights its commitment to safety rating leadership at all price points
  • 2019 HR-V is one of seven Honda models to earn an IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK rating when equipped with Honda Sensing® technology and certain headlights
  • HR-V earns top “Good” rating in all six IIHS crashworthiness tests and a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score from NHTSA

The New York International Auto Show draws more than 1 million consumers each year to see the hundreds of bright, shiny vehicles. For the first time at an auto show, Honda will display a refreshed 2019 HR-V that recently was safety crash tested by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The emotional display of the HR-V showcases what a vehicle endures in a crash (and what it looks like after), including the structural strength and airbag deployment, highlighting the progression of safety technology. The HR-V exhibits safety rating leadership at an affordable price, starting at $20,520.

“Safety performance is an important factor in the purchase decision of most car buyers regardless of vehicle size or price, and we wanted to display how well our entry SUV, the Honda HR-V, performed in one of the most stringent collision tests in the world,” said Henio Arcangeli, Jr., senior vice president of Automobile Sales at American Honda Motor Co., Inc. and general manager of the Honda Division. “By having a crashed HR-V on display at the New York Auto Show, media and consumers will be able to see first-hand how the HR-V performed in the IIHS test, with dramatic, real-world visuals to showcase our safety rating leadership and our commitment to Safety for Everyone.”

The affordable 2019 HR-V subcompact crossover, equipped with Honda’s proprietary Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure, has earned the highest available rating of “Good” in all six IIHS crashworthiness tests, and has been named an IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK when equipped with Honda Sensing® technology and certain headlights. ACE™ body structure absorbs the violent forces of a crash, reducing the likelihood of injury to vehicle occupants. All 2019 HR-V models achieve “Good” ratings for driver-side small overlap front, passenger-side small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side impact, roof strength, and head restraints and seats, along with a “Superior” rating for front crash prevention when equipped with available Honda Sensing®.

The HR-V on display was safety crash tested in the IIHS driver-side small overlap front test. This test is designed to replicate what happens when the front left corner of a vehicle collides with another vehicle or an object like a tree or utility pole. This crash test is a challenge for some safety belt and airbag designs because occupants move both forward and toward the side of the vehicle. During this test, the HR-V traveled at 40 mph toward a 5-foot-tall rigid barrier.

Honda has seven 2019 model-year vehicles — Insight, Accord1, HR-V2, CR-V2, Pilot2, Odyssey2 and Ridgeline2 – that earned a TOP SAFETY PICK or TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating from IIHS. Further, all 2019 model-year Honda vehicles that have been fully tested by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHSTA) have earned a top 5-star Overall Vehicle Score, 11 models in total.

In addition to the ACE™ body structure, and advanced seatbelt and airbag system that are applied to all new Honda vehicles, the Honda Sensing® suite of advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies is now standard or available on all Honda nameplates, and more than 80 percent of 2019 model-year Honda vehicles sold in the U.S. are equipped with these potentially life-saving technologies. Honda Sensing® technology is already in nearly 2 million vehicles on U.S. roads today, and includes Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™); Forward Collision Warning; Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) incorporating Lane Departure Warning (LDW); Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS); and Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC).

The 2019 New York International Auto Show is open to the public April 19 – April 28 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. In addition to the IIHS safety crash tested HR-V, Honda will display its best-selling models like Civic, Accord and CR-V, plus the all-new Passport SUV.

About Honda 
Honda offers a full line of reliable, fuel-efficient and fun-to-drive vehicles with advanced safety technologies sold through over 1,000 independent U.S. Honda dealers. The Honda includes the Fit, Civic, Insight, Accord and Clarity series passenger cars, along with the HR-V, CR-V, Passport and Pilot sport utility vehicles, the Ridgeline pickup and the Odyssey minivan.

Honda has been producing automobiles in America for more than 35 years and currently operates 19 major manufacturing facilities in North America. In 2018, more than 90 percent of all Honda brand vehicles sold in the U.S. were made in North America, with nearly two-thirds made in America, using domestic and globally sourced parts.

About Honda Safety Leadership 
Honda has a long history of leadership in the development and application of advanced technologies designed to enhance the safety of all road users, including automobile occupants, motorcycle riders and pedestrians. The company operates two of the world’s most sophisticated crash test facilities, in Ohio and Japan, and is responsible for numerous pioneering efforts in the areas of crashworthiness, airbag technology, collision compatibility and pedestrian safety.

For More Information
Consumer information is available at automobiles.honda.com. To join the Honda community on Facebook, visit facebook.com/honda. Additional media information including detailed pricing features and high-resolution photography of all 2019 Honda models is available at hondanews.com.

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2019 Honda HR-V Earns IIHS Top Safety Pick Rating

  • 2019 HR-V receives Good rating in all six IIHS crashworthiness tests
  • Honda Sensing® Collision Mitigation Braking System™ rated Superior
  • Sixth 2019 Honda model to receive TSP or higher

The 2019 Honda HR-V has earned a TOP SAFETY PICK (TSP) rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), when equipped with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights, including the highest possible rating of “Good” in all six crashworthiness tests and a “Superior” rating for its available Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™), part of the Honda Sensing® suite of driver assistive and safety technologies.

Refreshed for the 2019 model year, the 2019 HR-V received numerous updates to its structure to improve frontal crash performance, as demonstrated in the IIHS’ small and moderate front overlap tests. In addition, Honda Sensing is now standard on EX and above trims, which, in addition to CMBS, includes Forward Collision Warning; Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) incorporating Lane Departure Warning (LDW); Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS); and Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC). On the new-for-2019 HR-V Touring trim, multi-element LED headlights earned an Acceptable rating in the IIHS evaluation.

The 2019 HR-V is the sixth Honda model to receive a top safety rating from the IIHS. The 2019 Honda Accord, CR-V, PIlot and Odyssey all received TSP, while Insight earned a TOP SAFETY PICK+, the Institute’s highest rating. Separately, every Honda model that has been fully evaluated in NHTSA’s 2019 model year NCAP testing, including the 2019 HR-V, has received a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score1.

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Five Honda Models Earn 2019 Kelley Blue Book Best Resale Value Awards

With a win in every vehicle type Honda produces—electrified vehicle, passenger car, SUV, minivan and pickup truck—the brand won multiple accolades in the 2019 Kelley Blue Book Resale Value Awards. The all-new 2019 Insight plus 2019 Civic, HR-V and Odyssey were top-ranked in their respective segments with the 2019 Ridgeline included in the top 10 for Best Overall Resale Value.

The 2019 Kelley Blue Book Best Resale Value Awards honor automakers’ outstanding achievements in producing vehicles that best retain their value over the first five years (60 months) of new-vehicle ownership, a very good indicator of a model’s overall value-retention ability.

Honda’s 2019 Kelley Blue Book Best Resale Value Award winners are:

  • Best Resale Value: Hybrid Car – 2019 Honda Insight
  • Best Resale Value: Compact Car – 2019 Honda Civic
  • Best Resale Value: Subcompact SUV/Crossover – 2019 Honda HR-V
  • Best Resale Value: Minivan – 2019 Honda Odyssey
  • Best Resale Value: Top 10 – 2019 Honda Ridgeline

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Best-in-Segment Value: 2016 Honda HR-V Receives ALG Pre-Owned Value Award

The 2016 Honda HR-V has received a Pre-Owned Value Award (POVA) from ALG, which projects HR-V to have the lowest depreciation from two to five years of age in the mainstream subcompact utility vehicle category.

Updated for the 2019 model year, all HR-V trims come with updated styling inside and out, and with new youthful Sport and sophisticated Touring trims added to the lineup. HR-V is now available with the Honda Sensing® suite of advanced safety and driver-assitive technology, in addition to Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™. The 2019 HR-V continues to feature Honda’s exclusive 2nd-row Magic Seat®, which allows for unparalleled flexibility for owners to maximize the 100.1 cubic feet of interior volume between passengers and cargo.

To determine the POVA winner, ALG (part of TrueCar.com) examined 28 mainstream and premium vehicle categories from the 2016 model year to project which vehicles will have the lowest depreciation during the period from 2018 to 2021. Eligibility for an overall brand award in either the Mainstream or Premium category requires a company to have vehicles in at least four unique segments.

More Information
For more in-depth information, plus video and high-resolution images, please visit http://hondanews.com/honda-automobiles/channels/hr-v. Consumer information is available at https://automobiles.honda.com/hr-v.

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2019 Honda HR-V Gets New Look, New Trims, Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ Integration and Available Honda Sensing®

  • New Sport trim offers unique styling cues, 18-inch wheels
  • New Display Audio with volume knob, Apple CarPlay™ & Android Auto™ integration
  • New Touring trim adds multi-element LED headlights, leather-trimmed seats & power driver’s seat
  • Honda Sensing® suite of active safety and driver-assistive features now available on EX trims and higher 

The 2019 Honda HR-V begins arriving today in dealer showrooms around the country with a starting price of $20,520 (excluding $995 destination and handling)1. For 2019, HR-V expands its appeal with the addition of new Sport and Touring trims, refreshed styling, new technology, and a more refined driving experience, adding to an already established reputation as a versatile and sporty 5-door subcompact SUV.

For the first time, HR-V now features the Honda Sensing® suite of advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies – including but not limited to Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™), Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) and Lane Keeping Assist (LKAS) – standard on EX and above trims, making Honda Sensing® available on every model Honda sells.

All 2019 HR-V models feature new styling, with revised bumpers, headlights, grille, and taillights, while the new HR-V Sport and Touring trims get a unique look all their own. Blackout trim and 18-inch wheels visually distinguish HR-V Sport trims, while the all-wheel-drive-only Touring trim gets multi-element LED headlights, dark chrome trim, and LED fog lights.

Inside, HR-V benefits from a new Display Audio system featuring a simplified interface that includes a volume knob and the addition of Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ integration. The navigation system, available exclusively in Touring trims, has also been improved with sharper graphics and 3D landmarks. All models feature a redesigned driver’s meter with a large analog speedometer and digital tachometer. EX models and above receive a 4.2-inch Thin-Film Transistor (TFT) Driver Information Interface color display offering additional selectable information including available turn-by-turn directions.

Sport trims get a unique interior treatment that includes a black headliner, gloss-black trim and sport pedals, while EX and EX-L models get redesigned seat upholstery with high-contrast stitching. Touring models get double-stitched leather-trimmed seats, with 8-way power adjustment for the driver.

The 2019 HR-V benefits from refinements to its standard Continuously Variable automatic Transmission (CVT), resulting in a more natural driving feel and quieter operation. Other measures to reduce interior noise include additional sound deadening in the fenders and floor, plus the inclusion of Active Noise Cancelling on Sport and above grades. HR-V Sport models also receive variable-ratio electric power steering, while upgrades to the available all-wheel drive system yield improved performance in low-traction conditions such as snow.

EXTERIOR AND INTERIOR
For 2019, HR-V receives exterior styling updates to further expand its appeal. The grille is enhanced by a new interpretation of the “flying wing” rendered in dark chrome and extending over the new projector-style headlights. Under the chrome band the grille opening has been restyled to emphasize a wide look, and the fog light housings have been enlarged to help give HR-V a more aggressive stance. In the rear, new smoked turn signal lenses are connected by a thin chrome band, lending an upscale air to HR-V’s exterior. Three new colors have been added to HR-V’s palette: Orange Burst Metallic, Midnight Amethyst Metallic, and Platinum White Pearl. Inside, in addition to the new Display Audio system and its easy-to-use interface, the HR-V has an updated interior with new seat fabrics and upper door panels, and a revised cupholder.

New for 2019 is the HR-V Sport trim. Fitting between LX and EX, the Sport trim gives HR-V a youthful vibe with unique styling touches. HR-V Sport features unique lower body trim, painted glossy black on the lower front and rear bumper, rocker panels, and wheel arches, as well as the gloss-black exterior mirrors. HR-V Sport also receives a honeycomb pattern grille, exclusive 18-inch alloy wheels and tires, and in the rear there’s a chrome exhaust finisher. Inside, Sport trims come with the new Display Audio system with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ integration, a blackout headliner, contrast stitching on the seats, leather-covered steering wheel and shifter, and sport-style pedals.

The new line-topping HR-V Touring trim flanks its honeycomb grille with multi-element Honda LED headlights that are unique in the HR-V lineup, as are the 5-element LED fog lights. Touring models come with exclusive 17-inch machined alloy wheels, for an upscale look. HR-V Touring also comes with similar lower-body trim as Sport, but painted body color rather than gloss black, along with the body-color outside mirrors. Inside, Touring trims get double-stitched perforated leather seats with an 8-way power driver’s seat.

All 2019 HR-Vs benefit from additional sound deadening measures. Additional sound absorbing materials have been placed in the firewall, under the floor, and in the passenger-side foot well. Sport trims and higher also receive Active Noise Cancellation, which sends reverse-phase audio signals through the HR-V audio system to cancel out low-frequency road noise.

Regardless of trim, the 2019 HR-V offers voluminous interior space for passengers and cargo inside an exterior package that’s compact and easy to park. Thanks to a revised stay-spring mechanism for the hatch, it’s now easier than ever to access HR-V’s cargo space of 24.3 cubic feet behind the rear seats (23.2 cubic feet with AWD). HR-V also uses the multi-position 2nd row Magic Seat®, similar to Fit, which is easily reconfigured for maximum cargo and passenger carrying capacity. HR-V also offers up to 100.1 cubic feet of passenger space with abundant rear seat head and legroom, especially considering HR-V’s compact outer dimensions.

Trim MSRP1 MSRP Including $995 Destination EPA Fuel Economy Ratings2
(city / highway / combined)
LX (FWD) $20,520 $21,515 28/34/30
LX (AWD) $21,920 $22,915 27/31/29
Sport (FWD) $22,220 $23,215 28/34/30
Sport (AWD) $23,620 $24,615 26/31/28
EX (FWD) $23,720 $24,715 28/34/30
EX (AWD) $25,120 $26,115 26/31/28
EX-L (FWD) $25,320 $26,315 28/34/30
EX-L (AWD) $26,720 $27,715 26/31/28
Touring (AWD) $28,540 $29,535 26/31/28

POWERTRAIN
The 2019 Honda HR-V is powered by a 141 horsepower, 1.8-liter DOHC i-VTEC® 4-cylinder engine. Driving either the front or all four wheels, all HR-V models now use a Continuously Variable automatic Transmission (CVT). The 6-speed manual transmission has been discontinued for the 2019 model year.

HR-V’s CVT receives numerous upgrades for the 2019 model year to help provide a more natural feeling driving experience. At full throttle, the CVT now features revised shift mapping that, under hard acceleration, more closely resembles the stepped gear changes of a conventional fixed-gear transmission. This “stepped” feel gives HR-V a more familiar feel during acceleration, while also helping to reduce interior noise levels. Additionally, HR-V’s CVT uses a more refined and natural feeling engagement, staying at lower revs more often. Other improvements include HR-V shifting to higher revs under deceleration, providing a measure of engine braking force and better responsiveness when the driver returns to the gas pedal.

On models so equipped, HR-V’s Real Time all-wheel drive system has been improved for better performance in low-traction conditions such as snow. Steering feel in Sport models has also enhanced with the adoption of variable gear ratio electric power steering, which varies steering response in accordance with steering wheel’s position from center. HR-V’s steering becomes more stable at higher speeds as it becomes less sensitive to small movements of the steering wheel. At lower speeds, the steering wheel requires less movement to turn the front wheels, making HR-V feel exceptionally maneuverable in parking lots.

POWERTRAIN DETAILS All Trims
Engine 1.8-liter 4-cylinder 16-Valve SOHC i-VTEC®
Transmission Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Horsepower @ rpm (SAE net) 141 @ 6,500 rpm
Torque @ rpm (lb.-ft., SAE net) 127 lb.-ft. @ 4,300 rpm
Recommended fuel Regular Unleaded
CARB emissions rating ULEV-70
Tune-up interval 100K +/- Miles No Scheduled Tune Ups (does not include fluid and filter changes)

SAFETY & Driver Assist
For the 2019 model year, HR-V EX and higher trims come standard with the Honda Sensing® suite of safety and driver-assistive systems. Honda Sensing® includes Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™), Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS) and Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) incorporating Lane Departure Warning (LDW). HR-V’s A-pillars have also been reengineered to achieve a Good score in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) test for small-offset frontal collisions. Lastly, EX and higher trims receive Honda LaneWatch™ as standard equipment.

The 2019 HR-V also benefits from a long list of standard active and passive safety features. This includes Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with traction control, driver and passenger front and side airbags, side curtain airbags with rollover sensor, Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist and Honda’s next-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure. All HR-V models feature a multi-angle rearview camera with guidelines; EX and above get dynamic guidelines that follow the rotation of the steering wheel.

Safety and Driver Assistance Features

Honda Sensing Features LX Sport EX EX-L Touring
Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™)    
Road Departure Mitigation (RDM)    
Lane Departure Warning (LDW)    
Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)    
Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)    

 

Active Safety Features LX Sport EX EX-L Touring
Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with Traction Control
Advanced 4-Channel ABS
Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD)
Brake Assist
Multi-angle rearview camera with guidelines      
Multi-angle rearview camera with dynamic guidelines    
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL)

 

Passive Safety Features LX Sport EX EX-L Touring
Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure with crash stroke front frame design
Advanced Front Airbags (SRS)
Front Side Airbags
Side Curtain Airbags with Rollover Sensor
3-Point Seat Belts at all Seating Positions
Front 3-Point Seat Belts with Automatic Tensioning System
Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren (LATCH):
Lower Anchors (2nd-Row Outboard), Tether Anchors (2nd-Row All)
Driver’s and Front Passenger’s Seat-Belt Reminder
Child-Proof Rear Door Locks

TECHNOLOGY
The 2019 HR-V incorporates numerous upgrades to its in-vehicle technologies. Headlining the changes is an updated Display Audio system available in Sport and higher trims. Its 7-inch touchscreen has been reconfigured with new icons for ease of use, and there is now a physical volume knob. Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ integration is now standard on Sport and higher trims as well, while Touring models are available with an upgraded navigation system with higher resolution, 3D landmarks, and an easy-to-use interface.
Standard on EX models and higher are walk-away door locks, which automatically lock HR-V’s doors when it detects the key fob is no longer near the vehicle. Sport and higher grades also benefit from Active Noise Cancellation for a quieter cabin, Smart Entry and push-button start, SiriusXM® and HD radio™, fully automatic headlights, and variable intermittent wipers. Touring models use full Honda LED headlights and fog lights, an 8-way power driver’s seat, and HomeLink® remote.

MODELS  
The 2019 Honda HR-V lineup offers a variety of trims to choose from, suitable for a wide variety of budgets and buyer tastes from LX to the line-topping Touring. All-wheel drive is available on all HR-V trims. A full breakdown is below.

Trim Level Summary

 

LX

Halogen Projector Head Light (New)
LED DRL (New)
Redesigned Cupholder (New)
Rearview Camera
Liftgate Spoiler
Driver-side Seat Height Adjuster
Steering Wheel Audio Control
Console Armrest
Map Lights
Soft touch Dash
5” Display Audio
LED Taillights
1-touch turn signals

 

Sport (New Trim) – Add or replace from LX
18” wheels (New)
Display Audio with Apple CarPlay™ & Android Auto™ integration (New)
Black roof lining (New)
Sport Pedals (New)
Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) (New)
Roof Rails
Leather Steering Wheel
Leather Shift knob
Paddle Shifters
7-inch Display Audio
Halogen fog lights

 

EX – Add or replace from LX
Honda Sensing®  (New)
Walkaway auto lock (New)
Honda LaneWatch™
Moonroof
Smart Entry and Pushbutton Start
Rear Privacy Glass
Heated Front Seats
Single Zone Auto Climate
SiriusXM Radio®
HD Radio™
Side Mirrors w/Turn Indicators
Fully Automatic Headlights
Two Tweeters
Variable Intermittent Wipers
Lighted Vanity Mirrors
Chrome Interior Handle Trim
Chrome Speaker Rings
Chrome Air Vent Trim
 
EX-L – Add or replace from EX
Leather-Trimmed Seats
Leather Door Lining
Auto-Dimming Rear-View Mirror
Leather Steering Wheel
Leather Shift Knob

 

Touring – Add or replace from EX-L
Embedded Navigation (New)
8-way power driver’s seat (New)
LED Headlights (High & Low Beam) (New)
LED Fog Lights (New)
HomeLink® (New)

 

1 MSRP plus $995 destination charge, excluding tax, license, registration and options. Dealer prices may vary.

2 Based on 2019 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

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Refreshed 2019 Pilot and HR-V to Further Strengthen Award-Winning Honda SUV Lineup

  • Pilot gets more aggressive exterior styling and new technologies
  • HR-V gains two new trims, updated styling and all-new technology
  • Honda Sensing® safety and driver-assistive technologies now available
    or standard equipment on all Honda nameplates, with addition of HR-V

Honda will celebrate summer with the launch of significantly refreshed versions of its 8-passenger Pilot SUV and subcompact HR-V SUV, both featuring freshened styling, noteworthy powertrain refinements and major connected-car technology upgrades, including available new Display Audio systems with a physical volume knob, and Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ integration. In addition, Pilot and HR-V also benefit from the expanded application of Honda Sensing®, which will now be standard equipment on all Pilots, and on EX and higher grades of HR-V. The new Pilot and HR-V will go on-sale at Honda dealerships on July 16 and July 24, respectively.

With the addition of Honda Sensing® to the HR-V, Honda’s advanced safety and driver-assistive technology will now be available or standard equipment on every nameplate in the Honda lineup, as the company moves toward its goal of 100 percent standard application of Honda Sensing® to all vehicles sold in the U.S. by 2022.

“The continued fortification of the Honda light truck lineup with the refreshed 2019 Pilot and HR-V further enhances our already award-winning lineup of Honda SUVs,” said Henio Arcangeli, Jr., senior vice president of American Honda Motor Co., Inc. and general manager of the Honda Division. “With application to HR-V, Honda Sensing is now available or standard on every Honda model, which is both an incredible benefit to our customers and increased value over the competition.”

Honda-brand light-truck sales are up 1.9 percent this year to 300,159 units through the end of May as Honda targets a fifth consecutive yearly sales record in 2018. For the first time in the brand’s history, Honda light trucks are expected to outsell Honda passenger cars this year on the way to another all-time light-truck sales record. Honda-brand light-truck sales growth is led by a 41 percent jump in sales of Pilot through the end of May on improved supply resulting from a major increase in Pilot production at the company’s Lincoln, Alabama plant, which now produces Pilot on a dedicated production line, alongside the Ridgeline pickup and Odyssey minivan, manufactured on a second production line.

All Honda SUVs, minivans and pickups are produced in North America using domestic and globally-sourced parts, with more than 60 percent in the U.S. at plants in Lincoln, Alabama, in Greensburg, Indiana and in East Liberty, Ohio. The Odyssey, Pilot and Ridgeline recently took three of the top 10 spots in Cars.com’s 2018 American-Made Index. The company will add production of CR-V, America’s best-selling SUV over the past 22 years, to a fourth North American plant, in Marysville, Ohio, later this year.

2019 Honda Pilot

The 2019 Pilot brings a long list of upgrades to Honda’s award-winning 8-passenger SUV, including more aggressive exterior styling, an available new hands-free power tailgate and significant refinements to its 9-speed automatic transmission (available in Touring and Elite trims). Major available technology upgrades include 4G LTE in-car Wi-Fi, a larger Rear Entertainment System with Blu-Ray™ and streaming video capability, Honda’s innovative CabinTalk™ in-car PA system and smartphone-enabled CabinControl™ app, along with a new Display Audio touchscreen system with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ integration, over-the-air updates and a volume knob.

Consistent with Honda’s previously announced plan to make Honda Sensing® standard equipment on all models and trims within the next four years, the 2019 Pilot adopts the Honda Sensing® suite of advanced safety and driver-assistive technology as standard equipment on all grades.

The many upgrades reinforce Pilot’s fundamental capabilities while augmenting the state-of-the-art technology and family-friendly character that has made it one of the most popular midsize 3-row SUVs. Pilot also remains one of the few models in the segment to offer 8-passenger seating. Full details of the 2019 Pilot refresh will be available when it goes on sale July 16.

2019 HR-V

The 2019 Honda HR-V expands its appeal as a versatile and sporty 5-door subcompact SUV with the addition of new Sport and Touring trims, refreshed styling, new technology including an available new Display Audio system with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ integration and a more refined driving experience. The freshened HR-V also benefits from refinements to its standard Continuously Variable automatic Transmission (CVT) and available Real Time all-wheel drive system, additional sound deadening features and the addition of variable-ratio electric power steering.

The 2019 HR-V is also available for the first time with Honda Sensing® safety and driver-assistive technology, standard on EX and higher trims. The addition of Honda Sensing® to HR-V means all Honda models, from the fun and affordable Fit to the amazingly capable Ridgeline pickup, are available with Honda’s advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies. Honda Sensing® is a more robust system of technologies than key competitors and includes Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™), Road Departure Mitigation (RDM), Lane Keeping Assist (LKAS) and Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC). Full details of the 2019 HR-V refresh will be available when it goes on sale July 24.

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American Honda Reports February 2018 Sales Results

  • Honda HR-V sets new February sales record, gaining 6.9%
  • Honda Pilot sales jump 49% in February, its 6th consecutive month of sales gains
  • Honda Odyssey bucks minivan market trend as retail sales drive 3.4% increase
  • Double-digit gains for TLX, ILX and RLX push Acura cars up 17.4% for the month

American Honda Motor Co., Inc. (AHM) today reported February sales of 115,557 Honda and Acura vehicles, a decrease of 5 percent versus February 2017. Honda Division sales were down 5.6 percent on sales of 104,588, with Honda cars down 6.9 percent on sales of 50,646, and trucks down 4.4 percent on sales of 53,942 vehicles. Total Acura Division sales gained 1 percent in February with 10,969 units sold. Acura cars gained 17.4 percent on sales of 3,866, while trucks decreased 6.2 percent on sales of 7,103 vehicles for the month.

“As supplies of our light-truck offerings continue to grow, we’ve maintained a strong sales pace, notably with sharp increases to Pilot and HR-V,” said Henio Arcangeli Jr., senior vice president of the Automobile Division & general manager of the Honda brand.  “We’re selling every CR-V we can build and it continues to lead the segment in average transaction price, which demonstrates its true retail demand.”

Honda
Based entirely on retail sales, the new Accord performed strongly in a midsize segment that continues to be marked by heavy incentives and fleet sales. Pilot jumped nearly 50 percent in February as Honda’s flagship SUV extended its winning streak to six straight months. Odyssey sidestepped the recent downward minivan trend, while HR-V moved ahead with a new February record.

  • HR-V set a new February benchmark, rising 6.9 percent on sales of 6,791.
  • Pilot sales jumped 48.9 percent on sales of 12,056, gaining for the 6th month in a row since production supply increased.
  • Against a receding segment tide, Odyssey made a solid gain based on retail sales, rising 3.4 percent on sales of 7,034 in February.

Acura
Much as they did in January, Acura cars drove against the industry tide with a solid 17.4 percent gain in February.

  • TLX sales were up 16.1 percent in February on sales of 2,794 units.
  • ILX gained 22.3 percent on sales of 904 vehicles.

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