For the first time in Honda’s history, the brand's light trucks (its crossovers, minivan, and pickup) are due to outsell its passenger cars. That statistic is clearly a sign of the times, as most automakers are seeing an increase in SUV consumption, but it’s even more impressive considering Honda’s car sales continue to dominate the mainstream market. In other words, Honda isn’t trading sedan buyers for crossover buyers — it’s simply getting more of both.
But while some light-duty truck models like the CR-V and Odyssey are holding down top spots in their respective U.S. sales segments, there’s room for improvement elsewhere in the lineup. Since it was introduced stateside in 2015, the HR-V subcompact crossover has performed well alongside rivals like the Mazda CX-3 but lagged behind others like the Jeep Renegade and Subaru Crosstrek. To improve the HR-V’s standings, Honda has introduced a number of updates for the 2019 model year. Here are 10 things you should know.