2022 Honda HR-V premieres in PH with turbo power, Honda Sensing 

Updated Apr 19, 2022 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

It now outgrows and outperforms its predecessor.   

The 2022 Honda HR-V finally sets foot on Philippine soil, over a year after its global premiere in Japan in February 2021. This all-new third-generation model brings a turbocharged engine for the first time in our market, accompanied by enhanced safety through Honda Sensing.

2022 Honda HR-V Finally in the Philippines - Philkotse Quick Look

Available in two trim levels, the subcompact crossover is being anchored by Honda on five key selling points: Contemporary style, Cutting Edge Technology, Versatile and Spacious Interior, Dynamic Performance & Handling, and Honda’s promise of DQR (Durability, Quality, and Reliability). 

The new model is now underpinned by Honda’s Global Small Car Platform which it shares with the fourth-generation Jazz and seventh-generation City


Outside, the new HR-V spans between 4,330mm and 4,385mm long, 1,790mm wide, and 1,590mm high, standing longer and higher than the outgoing version while retaining the 2,610mm wheelbase. Ground clearance is at 196mm and 181mm on the base S and higher-spec V variants, respectively, compared to 185mm on the previous version. 

2022 Honda HR-V V Turbo
It now sports a more streamlined appearance (Photo shows all-new Honda HR-V V Turbo variant)

The exterior design is dominated by a sleeker and more futuristic-looking aesthetic on the fascia, with a seemingly minimalist-looking mesh-type grille flanked by LED headlamps resembling wings. Daytime running lights and LED projector fog lamps complete the exterior lighting setup in front. 

Sportiness begins with the front chin, extending to body claddings for the wheel arches and rocker panels. Twin character lines define the otherwise clean profile, accompanied by a high beltline. The new HR-V continues to sport camouflaged handles for the second-row doors.

 2022 Honda HR-V rearA full-width LED rear lamp spans the tailgate (Photo shows all-new Honda HR-V V Turbo variant)

There’s an increased rake on the tailgate, sloping down to a new rear bumper and diffuser with wraparound LED rear lamps midway. A set of 17-inch alloy wheels prop up the HR-V from the ground, divided between two-tone black and silver for the S and gray for the V. 


The new HR-V continues to seat five occupants, surrounding them with a primarily black interior trim. Leather seats are available, featuring height and recline adjustments for the front occupants. 

2022 Honda HR-V interior
The revised interior now comes with more tech than before while remaining versatile 

There’s plenty of storage to stow valuables and small items, with a center console box, front door pockets, and up to eight cup and bottle holders. Flexibility is likely one of the HR-V’s strong points, with the familiar ULT (Utility, Long, Tall) seating coming into play thanks to 60:40 split-fold rear seats.  

Tech & Safety

A 7-inch customizable digital display is available for the instrument panel just behind the multi-function steering wheel, displaying standard vehicle information and then some. The 8-inch touchscreen display audio offers Bluetooth and USB input aside from Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, patched to six speakers. 

2022 Honda HR-V second row
Seats can still be reconfigured for flexibility in carrying passengers or cargo

Aside from dual airbags, anti-lock brakes, and electronic assist for vehicle stability, hill starts, and hill descents, the HR-V now offers Honda Sensing as standard kit. This includes Adaptive Cruise Control, Low Speed Follow, Collision Mitigation Braking, Lane Keep Assist, Road Departure Mitigation, Auto High Beam, and Lead Car Departure Notification. 

Engine & Drivetrain

Under the hood lies a selection of two power units. The base S comes with a 1.5-liter DOHC i-VTEC 4-cylinder gasoline engine rated at 119 horsepower and 145 Nm of torque.

2022 Honda HR-V engine
Two engine options are available  

For the upper-spec V, there’s a turbocharged version rated at 174 horsepower and a heftier 240 Nm of twist. Both trim levels deliver power to the front wheels through a continuously variable transmission.Two drive modes, Econ and Normal, are offered by default on the range, with the V trim coming with a Sport configuration. 


The 2022 Honda HR-V retails for Php 1,250,000 for the S trim, going up to Php 1,598,000 for the higher V variant.

2022 Honda HR-V S and V trims
The all-new Honda HR-V is now available at Honda Cars dealerships across the country

Available colors are Ignite Red, Meteoroid Gray, Premium Opal White Silver Pearl, and Platinum White Pearl which carries a Php 20,000 premium. You can catch the new Honda HR-V on display at all authorized Honda Cars Philippines (HCPI) dealerships nationwide.

Keep tabs on new model releases with our updates at Philkotse.com.

Know more about Honda HR-V 2024

Honda HR-V

The 2023 Honda HR-V is a subcompact crossover. In the Philippine market, it has two variants. The top-spec RS Turbo CVT is priced at Php 1,739,000. The mid-spec trim meanwhile, is the HR-V V Turbo CVT and it is priced at Php 1,649,000. The entry-level HR-V S CVT meanwhile is priced at Php 1,389,000.

For engines, the HR-V V Turbo and the RS Turbo uses a 1.5-liter engine capable of making 174 horsepower and 240 Nm of torque. The HR-V S also uses a 1.5-liter mill, but it is naturally aspirated. In turn, its output is rated at 119 horsepower and 145 Nm of torque. All three trims use a continuously variable transmission sending power to its front wheels. 

Size-wise, the HR-V V and RS are 4,385mm long, while the HR-V S is 4,330mm long. All three come with a width of 1,790mm, and a height of 1,590mm. Both also have a wheelbase length of 2,610mm. The top-spec V gets a ground clearance of 181mm, whereas the HR-V S has more at 196mm. 

Locally, the HR-V competes against the likes of the Mazda CX-3, Hyundai Kona, Subaru XV, Toyota Corolla Cross, Ford Territory, among others.  

₱ 1,389,000 - ₱ 1,739,000

Joseph Paolo Estabillo

Joseph Paolo Estabillo


Joseph holds a degree in Journalism from the University of the Philippines Diliman and has been writing professionally since 1999. He has written episodes for CNN Philippines' motoring show Drive, and has worked on corporate projects for MG Philippines and Pilipinas Shell. Aside from being Philkotse.com’s Content Lead, he also writes content for numerous car dealerships in the U.S., spanning multiple brands such as Alfa Romeo, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Maserati, among others.

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