USED: 2019 Honda HR-V Sport: Choosing a Compact SUV for Some Mother Daughter Fun

When the time comes for a road trip and some mother-daughter bonding, the compact 2019 Honda HRV Sport is your perfect choice, offering safety, versatility and value.

2019 Honda Hr-V Sport: Compact Suv
2019 Honda HRV Sport and I. Photo: Dawn Gibson-Thigpen

The 2019 Honda HRV Sport is a whole vibe!

I love a good road trip, especially when I am rolling in a sassy and fun car like the HRV Sport!

Recently, my mom and I hit the road in the compact SUV and we had a blast. She will be moving to another state soon so we are trying to spend as much time as possible together. We took a mini road trip and to be honest, I don’t think either of us wanted it to end. The Honda HRV was perfect for some mother-daughter fun!

2019 Honda Hr-V Sport: The Perfect Subcompact Suv For Road Tripping

2019 Honda HRV Sport and I. Photo: Dawn Gibson-Thigpen

A comfortable cabin and it comes equipped with loads of entertainment.

As soon as we hit the road, we turned up the music and listened to oldies the entire time we were on the road. We rode as we were singing, laughing and totally vibing along the way. It was so much fun! We made it back home before we knew it, and when we did we just kinda looked at one another as if to say, “Dang it! Time flies!”

2019 Honda Hr-V Sport: The Perfect Subcompact Suv For Road Tripping

Interior of the 2019 Honda HRV Sport. Photo: Dawn Gibson-Thigpen

Who this car is for:

  • Singles, couples or small families
  • Drivers who road trip
  • Drivers who regularly have passengers 
  • Drivers who need lots of storage space
  • Buyers looking for comfort as well as style 
  • Consumers seeking innovative tech features

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2019 Honda Hr-V Sport: The Perfect Subcompact Suv For Road Tripping

Interior of the 2019 Honda HRV Sport. Photo: Dawn Gibson-Thigpen

What We Loved:

  • Great color selection
  • Perfect for zipping through Miami traffic
  • Comfortable seating and leg room in front and back
  • User-friendly and innovative technology
  • Very stylish! Great for the fashionable girl/couple
  • Comes available in AWD
  • Compact, yet easy to spot in crowded parking lots due to color.
  • Honda Sensing (is a collection of safety and driver-assistive technologies designed to work together by alerting you to things you might miss while driving)
  • Didn’t leave the Android user out. It comes equipped with Android Auto Integration.
  • Lots of storage space
  • Lots of USB ports and outlets for charging  – in both the front and back seats
  • The SUV gets 28 MPG city/ 34 MPG highway

2019 Honda Hr-V Sport: The Perfect Subcompact Suv For Road TrippingBack seat of the 2019 Honda HRV Sport. Photo: Dawn Gibson-Thigpen

How much room is back there, Mom?

When testing a car I always make sure I do what I call the “back seat test.” This is to see if I would be comfortable and have the ability to relax on a long road trip while sitting in the back. I am just under 5’7 and as you can see in the picture below I still had a decent amount of legroom left. In my opinion, someone my height or a little taller would be comfortable road tripping in this compact SUV.

2019 Honda Hr-V Sport: The Perfect Subcompact Suv For Road Tripping

2019 Honda HRV Sport. Photo: Dawn Gibson-Thigpen

What the subcompact SUV costs: 

The 2019 Honda HRV Sport comes in 5 trim levels (All available in AWD, Touring AWD is standard): LX, Sport, EX, EX-L, Touring

  • LX – $20,520.00
    • 17-inch Alloy Wheels
    • 60/40 Split 2nd-Row Magic Seat (allows you to both fold the rear seatbacks almost completely flat or fold the seat cushions up to carry tall cargo upright. And with a 60/40 split, you can fold down one side or the other for even more cargo carrying options).
  • Sport – $22,220.00
    • Sport Exclusive 18-Inch Alloy Wheels
    • Sport Pedals (Exclusive to Sport Trim)
    • Apple CarPlay Integration
    • Android Auto Integration
  • EX – $23,720.00
    • Standard Honda Sensing Suite of Safety and Driver-Assistive Technology (is a suite of safety and driver-assistive technologies designed to work together by alerting you to things you might miss while driving).
    • Heated Front Seats
    • One-Touch Power Moonroof that tilts
    • HondaLink
    • SiriusXM Radio
    • HD Radio
  • EX-L – $25,320.00
    • Leather-Trimmed Seats
    • Automatic-Dimming Rearview Mirror
    • Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel and Shift Knob
    • 180-Watt Audio System with 6 Speakers and Chrome Speaker Rings
    • 17-inch Unique Silver-Painted Alloy Wheels
  • Touring – $28,540.00
    • Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System
    • Driver’s Seat with 8-Way Power Adjustment
    • LED Headlights with Auto-On/Off
    • HomeLink Remote System
    • Standard Real Time AWD with Intelligent Control System
    • LED Fog Lights
    • Body-Colored Underbody Spoilers

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2019 Honda Hr-V Sport: The Perfect Subcompact Suv For Road Tripping

2019 Honda HRV Sport. Photo: Dawn Gibson-Thigpen

What you need to know about the 2019 Honda HRV Sport:

The HRV Sport is more than just another super cutie. The compact SUV comes equipped with innovative and user-friendly technology and has a roomy and versatile interior that is extremely comfortable. Additionally, we were both impressed with the cargo space.

Before our trip, we made our weekly Costco run and was pleasantly surprised at how much space was left after we added all our goodies to the back. We were prepared to lower the back seats to ensure there was enough room for everything, but there was no need. Trust me, you will never have to worry about running out of storage when driving this HRV.

2019 Honda Hr-V Sport: The Perfect Subcompact Suv For Road Tripping

The inside of the Honda HR-V. Photo: Dawn Gibson-Thigpen

Keep reading for more details…

  • Seats 5 comfortably
  • AWD available
  • Takes regular gas
  • Comes equipped with available Honda Sensing (Comes Standard on trim levels: EX, EX-L, Touring)
  • Honda Sensing is a suite of driver-assistive and safety technologies, which have been designed to work together and can help keep you out of bad situations by alerting you to things you might miss while driving.
  • Collision Mitigation Braking System
  • Road Departure Mitigation System
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Lane Keeping Assist System
  • 4 cylinders,  2-speed CVT, 141 at 6500k RPM
  • Apple CarPlay Integration, Android Auto Integration
  • Sporty Paddle shifters
  • Sport Exclusive 18-Inch Alloy Wheels
  • 7-inch Display Audio Touch-Screen
  • Roof Rails
  • Fog Lights
  • Two USB Ports
  • HondaLink
  • SiriusXM Radio
  • HD Radio
2019 Honda Hr-V Sport: The Perfect Subcompact Suv For Road Tripping

2019 Honda HRV Sport. Photo: Dawn Gibson-Thigpen

Honda was named 2019 Best SUV Brand by U.S. News & World Report for the fourth year in a row.

After driving the HRV, I totally understand why they made this decision. This was my first time EVER driving a Honda and I loved my experience from beginning to end. It is stylish, innovative and very comfortable. Definitely great for road tripping. We love it, Honda!

2019 Honda Hr-V Sport: The Perfect Subcompact Suv For Road Tripping

Disclosure: The vehicle was provided to me for testing purposes and editorial consideration. All opinions are 100% my own.

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