Honda HR-V(Honda Vezel) Prices in Kenya- Specs | Reviews | Buying guide

Compact SUVs are among the most popular vehicles, Honda offers various cars in this version, among them is the Honda HR-V. In this article, we are going to look at look this car in detail. This will include the prices of Honda HR-V in Kenya, full specifications of the car and a buying guide for those who want to get the car.

Honda HR-V

The car was introduced in the market in 1999 and got a redesign in 2013 to where it was given the name Honda Vezel. It comes with an attractive design and luxurious interior, it slightly resembles the Honda CRV and mainly competes with Nissan Qashqai and the Subaru XV.

Honda HR-V Specifications

When picking a car and the model to go for, one thing to consider are the features. Let’s hence look at the specs that Honda Vezel cars come with.

1. Honda HR-V exterior

The car has an aggressive yet very attractive exterior look.

Honda HR-V front

Here is what you get from the outside:

  • This is 5 door compact SUV(two front, two rear and the tailgate)
  • The ground clearance is 6.7 inches which is good compared to the 6.5 inches required on Kenyan roads
  • Alloy wheels are a standard in this vehicle
  • Additionally, most models come with fog lights
  • There is also a range of colors to pick from

2. Honda HR-V interior

The interior of the SUV is high-class and presents nothing but comfort.

Honda HR-V interior

Below are the interior features:

  • This is a 5 seater car(two front and three on the second row)
  • Most models come with comfortable leather seats
  • The legroom is great on both rows, even tall people will find it comfortable
  • This is the same case to the headroom, the space is adequate
  • You will find anchors that can be used for child seats
  • While the boot space is good to carry sizeable luggage, you can still fold it to get more space
  • Cabin storage is also taken care of, you will find cupholders, documents and accessories storage compartments
  • The car also comes with air conditioners
  • The LCD display is another great feature that shows various information including the Navigation system
  • Lastly, airbags are included for safety purposes

Also, see Honda Accord full review.

3. Honda HR-V engine specs

Honda HR-V comes with a powerful engine that is also fuel-efficient.

Honda HR-V engine

Here is a list of the engine specifications:

  • The car comes with an engine capacity of 1500cc, there is also a hybrid version(comes with electric motor)
  • Fuel coverage is about 15 to 21Km/l depending on the grade and model
  • The car accelerates from 0 to 100km/h in about 8.2 seconds
  • You can choose between an All Wheel Drive(AWD) and Front Wheel Drive(FF)
  • The engine power is 130 to 160hp
  • The main gear/transmission type is manual or Continous Variable Transmission(CVT) or DCT for the hybrid version
  • Fuel tank capacity of the Honda Vezel is 40 liters

Prices of Honda HR-V for sale in Kenya

The different models of the Honda HR-V come at different prices. Let’s see how much one has to pay for this car in the Kenyan market, this includes towns like Kisumu, Mombasa, Nairobi, Nakuru, Eldoret, Thika, etc.

  • 2015 Model- Ksh 2.5M
  • 2016 Model- Ksh 2.7M
  • 2017 Model- Ksh 3.3M
  • 2018 Model- Ksh 4.2M
  • 2019 Model- Ksh 4.9M
  • 2020 Model- Ksh 5.5M
  • 2021 Model- Ksh 6.3M

2021 Model

Honda HR-V buying guide in Kenya

In order to get the best value for your money, there are tips that you can use, let us look at some of them below. You should have a clear plan of the budget that you wish to spend, this should include, the buying price and other additional costs such as insurance payments.


Next, have a list of features that you need to be included in your Honda HR-V vehicle. Also, decide whether you want a new car or a secondhand one. From there, the next thing should be to choose between importing or buying locally. Buying locally means that you will get the car after a short period of time, on the other hand, an imported car takes a long time to process. The cost of importing is at times low than that of cars from local car yards, additionally, an imported secondhand car is most likely to be in a better condition than a locally available one.

If you a looking for a fuel-efficient vehicle, you can pick the 1500cc hybrid model that can cover 21km/l or more, this engine is however prone to more problems than the non-hybrid one and has a higher maintenance cost. Also, A Front Wheel Drive(FF) also consumes less fuel compared to the All-Wheel Drive(AWD). The AWD drive on the other hand is more suited to rough terrains and roads.

Before completing the purchase, here are things you should check for:

  • Makes sure that the vehicle is in good general condition
  • If the car is secondhand, use a mechanic to do the inspection
  • Verify the documentation before making any payment, the chassis and engine number should be similar to what is in the logbook
  • Be wary of cons, also, do not accept online-only deals
  • Do not pay in cash, pay through a bank

Some of the problems that have been reported by Honda HR-V users include air suspension failure, gear transmission problems and loss of power.

Honda HR-V maintenance in Kenya

The maintenance of this SUV can be considered affordable, although, the body parts might be expensive and hard to find. If you go for a hybrid, the greatest pain would be to replace the batteries since they are very expensive. Below are some things you can do to get a longer service life from this vehicle.

  • Read the Owner’s manual to ensure that you understand everything about the use of the vehicle
  • Ensure you use clean fuel
  • Take the car for service after every 5000 Kilometers coverage
  • Check for coolant and oil levels always, if low top-up
  • Use the recommended transmission fluid problems to avoid gear problems

Above is a look at Honda HR-V, we hope that you find this article helpful. Cheers!!

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