2022 Honda HR-V – spec-by-spec comparison of S, E, V and RS e:HEV variants; NA, Turbo, Hybrid, fr RM115k

2022 Honda HR-V – spec-by-spec comparison of S, E, V and RS e:HEV variants; NA, Turbo, Hybrid, fr RM115k

2022 Honda HR-V 1.5L S

Launched two weeks ago, the new Honda HR-V is one of 2022’s biggest car launches so far. Honda Malaysia collected over 20,000 bookings for the third-generation SUV (the name was first used by a boxy two-door oddball from the early 2000s) as of the launch day, and the waiting period is over 12 months. That’s a lot of people in line for an SUV priced beyond RM100k, before even test driving it.

Honda’s brand power undoubtedly helps, but perhaps it’s also the looks of the new HR-V that has captured the buying public’s imagination. The clean sheet design shares nothing with its predecessor except for the name and signature hidden rear door handles, ditching the curves and organic shape of old for straight lines and a well-defined outline.

The new SUV stands tall and strong, even if the footprint isn’t much larger than before. We’ve detailed every difference between old and new in a separate post, with a side-by-side gallery, so check that one out.

2022 Honda HR-V – spec-by-spec comparison of S, E, V and RS e:HEV variants; NA, Turbo, Hybrid, fr RM115k

2022 Honda HR-V 1.5L S

There are four variants and three powertrains. The base S is powered by a 1.5L naturally-aspirated engine and is priced at RM114,800. Then we have the Turbo E (RM129,800) and Turbo V (RM134,800) variants, powered by the now-familiar 1.5L VTEC Turbo engine. The range-topper is the RS e:HEV hybrid, yours for RM140,800. All prices are on-the-road excluding insurance, with sales tax.

The S gets the 1.5L engine found in the petrol City models, a naturally-aspirated DOHC i-VTEC four-cylinder making 121 PS and 145 Nm of torque at 4,300 rpm. The 0-100 km/h sprint is done in 12.1 seconds and top speed is 187 km/h.

The E and V grades are powered by a 1.5L VTEC Turbo engine rated at 181 PS and 240 Nm of torque made between 1,700 and 4,500 rpm. That’s 1 PS less than the Civic FE. Both NA and turbo are paired to a CVT, and the turbo adds on Sport, Normal and Econ drive modes. The E is the fastest HR-V with an 0-100 km/h time of 8.7 seconds, a tenth faster than the V. Top speed is 200 km/h.

2022 Honda HR-V – spec-by-spec comparison of S, E, V and RS e:HEV variants; NA, Turbo, Hybrid, fr RM115k

2022 Honda HR-V 1.5L S

The top HR-V RS is exclusive with the e:HEV hybrid powertrain – you can’t have RS without e:HEV, vice versa. The i-MMD’s electric motor that does the bulk of the propulsion is 22 PS more powerful than it is in the City RS sedan and hatchback, at 131 PS. Max torque is the same 253 Nm.

The NA Atkinson-cycle petrol engine, which functions as a generator and can also drive the car directly at higher speeds, makes 107 PS and 131 Nm. That’s 9 PS/4 Nm more than in the City hybrid. 0-100 km/h is done in 10.7 seconds and top speed is 170 km/h.

For kit, the big news is that the Honda Sensing active safety and driver assist suite is standard across the HR-V range, with the latest wide-view camera. Hill descent control makes its debut. Six airbags is from the E onwards, LaneWatch and Honda Connect telematics are from the V up, and the RS gets exclusive kit such as a powered tailgate (with walk-away auto close), auto wipers, dual-zone auto climate control, part-leather upholstery and sports pedals.

2022 Honda HR-V 1.5L S

We now have a full gallery of the entry-level S variant that provides Honda Malaysia that attractive “from RM114,800” line. You can see here that the S grille is of a different, louvered design (in black, not body-coloured like it is elsewhere) and the wheels are 17-inch six-spoke two-tone items, and inch smaller than the rims you see in the ads.

Inside, it gets fabric seats instead of leather (that’s from the V onwards), but otherwise, the S doesn’t look very bare or lacking. The twin-dial analogue meter panel is quite old-school and the steering is unwrapped plastic, although it’s all functional. What do you think of the S as a starter HR-V?

We’ve listed down the specs of each HR-V variant below, and you can also check out our walk-around video, full launch report, first impressions review and new-vs-old side-by-side gallery post.

2022 Honda HR-V 1.5 S – RM114,800
Gets as standard:


  • 1.5 litre DOHC i-VTEC engine
  • 1,498 cc naturally-aspirated four-cylinder petrol
  • 121 PS at 6,600 rpm, 145 Nm at 4,300 rpm
  • Continuously variable transmission (CVT)
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Econ and Normal drive modes
  • Electronic parking brake with auto brake hold
  • MacPherson strut suspension (front), torsion beam (rear)
  • Ventilated brake discs (front), solid discs (rear)


  • Automatic LED reflector headlamps
  • LED combination taillights
  • Gloss black bar grille
  • Unpainted plastic body cladding
  • Gloss black lower trim
  • 17-inch six-spoke two-tone alloy wheels, 215/60 Goodyear Assurance TripleMax 2 tyres
  • Single hidden tailpipe
  • Power-folding door mirrors
  • Keyless entry with walk-away automatic locking


  • Push-button start
  • Soft-touch dashboard
  • Urethane multifunction steering wheel
  • Tilt and telescopic steering wheel adjustment
  • Analogue instrument cluster with multi-info display
  • Power windows with driver’s side auto up/down
  • Urethane gear knob
  • Black fabric upholstery
  • Manually-adjustable front seats
  • 60:40 split-folding rear seats with Ultra Seat function
  • Single-zone automatic climate control with rear vents
  • Eight-inch touchscreen 2-DIN head unit with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility
  • Four speakers
  • Two front USB ports
  • Four rear parking sensors
  • Reverse camera
  • Foldable tailgate-mounted tonneau cover
  • Full-size spare wheel


  • Four airbags (front and side)
  • Rear ISOFIX child seat anchors with top tethers
  • Honda Sensing driver assists
    • Autonomous emergency braking
    • Adaptive cruise control with stop and go
    • Lane centring assist
    • Lane keeping assist
    • Automatic high beam
  • ABS with EBD and brake assist
  • Stability control
  • Agile Handling Assist (AHA)
  • Hill start assist
  • Hill descent control
  • Emergency stop signal
  • Seat belt reminder on all seats
  • Rear seat reminder

2022 Honda HR-V 1.5 Turbo E – RM129,800
Adds on:


  • 1.5 litre DOHC VTEC Turbo engine
  • 1,498 cc turbocharged four-cylinder petrol
  • 181 PS at 6,600 rpm, 240 Nm from 1,700 and 4,500 rpm
  • Steering wheel gearshift paddles
  • Econ, Normal and Sport drive modes


  • LED front fog lights
  • Gloss black chequered grille
  • Front and rear bodykit
  • Silver front “heartbeat” graphic
  • 17-inch six-spoke grey alloy wheels, 215/60 Goodyear Assurance TripleMax 2 tyres
  • Twin visible tailpipes
  • Remote engine start


  • Silver dashboard trim
  • Part-digital instrument cluster with seven-inch display
  • Rear centre armrest
  • Two rear USB ports


  • Six airbags (front, side and curtain)

2022 Honda HR-V 1.5 Turbo V – RM134,800
Adds on:


  • Variable-ratio steering


  • Sequential LED front indicators
  • 18-inch ten-spoke grey alloy wheels, 225/50 Continental UC6 tyres


  • Soft-touch door cards
  • Gloss black window switch surrounds
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Leather-wrapped gear knob
  • Black leather upholstery
  • Eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat
  • Dual illuminated vanity mirrors
  • Eight speakers
  • Honda Connect remote services


  • LaneWatch blind spot camera

2022 Honda HR-V 1.5 RS e:HEV – RM140,800
Adds on:


  • Front electric drive motor
  • 131 PS, 253 Nm
  • 1.5 litre DOHC i-VTEC engine
  • 1,498 cc naturally-aspirated Atkinson-cycle four-cylinder petrol
  • 107 PS from 6,000 to 6,400 rpm, 131 Nm from 4,500 to 5,000 rpm
  • Single-speed transmission with lock-up clutch


  • Chrome chequered grille
  • Gloss black body cladding
  • Red front “heartbeat” graphic
  • Chrome lower trim
  • Single hidden tailpipe


  • Automatic wipers
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Tyre repair kit
  • Hands-free powered tailgate

GALLERY: 2022 Honda HR-V RS e:HEV

GALLERY: 2022 Honda HR-V 1.5 Turbo V

GALLERY: 2022 Honda HR-V 1.5 Turbo E

GALLERY: 2022 Honda HR-V 1.5 S

GALLERY: 2022 Honda HR-V official photos

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Danny Tan

Danny Tan loves driving as much as he loves a certain herbal meat soup, and sweet engine music as much as drum beats. He has been in the auto industry since 2006, previously filling the pages of two motoring magazines before joining this website. Enjoys detailing the experience more than the technical details.



  • Bacca on Jul 27, 2022 at 4:19 pm

    Boot is crampy. Corolla Cross or Subaru XV is even more spacious. Next!!

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    • or buy 2 alza to have triple space

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    • Then u buy corolla cross loh..why make so much noise..lol

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      • Two or Two on Jul 27, 2022 at 7:00 pm

        So are you saying that HRV is good? Maybe HRV suits for you. But no one bothers about you. And why honda malaysia safety specs are so poor, low specs also remove two airbags become 4 airbags from 6 airbags with kind of this price???

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      • Fanboys like you so typical, comment section is for anybody to say whatever they want, dont like to see then mind your own business lol

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  • Exterior and interior design, boring

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    • Sohail on Jul 27, 2022 at 5:30 pm

      Compact SUV, but can be more luxury.
      However, the center seat, the screen, with a tonggek look car boot,
      Looks cheap for its expensive price.

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  • Not often paultan will take the effort to photograph a variant of a car that was absent from the launch event.

    This post is appreciated.

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  • RyanT on Jul 27, 2022 at 5:06 pm

    Keep posting HRV and Alza, damn boring

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  • 2nd picture 1.5S model. With that angle and lighting, i really thought that front car bumper just came back from accident

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  • now why the hell do they reserve the automatic wipers, dual zone climate control and powered tailgate for a hybrid variant ? no one wants a hybrid (knowing their shit resale value and reliability issues), why is honda making more of them !!!! and to make these common features exclusive to the hybrid engine variant is mind blowing.

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    • Two or Two on Jul 27, 2022 at 7:02 pm

      Honda Malaysia will never stop their arrogant attitude, low spec also remove another two airbags from 6 to 4 with this kind of price??

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    • Blow up wallet more suits..

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  • This rim looks terrible.

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  • Uzone on Jul 27, 2022 at 8:17 pm

    Feeling disappoint that the safety for base spec are still ignore. Rather that go for Corolla Cross base spec with 7 airbags.

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  • Curious on Jul 27, 2022 at 8:52 pm

    E spec with grey colour rim or 2 tone black like S spec?
    Because went to view at showroom E spec is pair with 2 tone black colour

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  • degree on Jul 28, 2022 at 9:10 am

    4 AIRBAGS? Only wierd people will buy this with 4 AIRBAGS. No fun but more boring.

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