The driver gets a good forward view thanks to the HR-V’s tall, wide screen and thin front pillars. Even though the windowline feels higher than in many of its rivals, there’s still enough depth to the side windows to ensure decent visibility at junctions and roundabouts, too.
Over-the-shoulder visibility isn’t quite so good, because the HR-V’s pinched rear styling means smaller rear windows and rear windscreen. Even so, front and rear parking sensors come as standard from mid-level SE trim – our preferred choice.
A rear view camera comes as standard on range-topping EX models, although it’s a little disappointing you can’t add even rear sensors entry-level S cars as an option.