The 2016 Honda HR-V Stands Out In Several WaysJul 21th, 2015
The Honda HR-V is the smallest SUV in the Honda range, but it is nonetheless very pratical while being affordable and efficient. In short, it would be surprising if the HR-V is not hugely successful.
Built on the platform of the Honda Fit, the HR-V is certainly a compact vehicle. Nevertheless, it offers a very interesting interior that it is inspired by the Honda Civic. The dashboard is particularly modern and technological, yet ergonomic. In the back, a Honda-exclusive Magic Seat system offers up to five configurations for the layout of the cargo area. It is possible to lower it completely, of course, but it is also possible to raise the seat up to place tall objects like a small tree or a bike at the back without difficulty.
With all seats in place, the HR-V still offers more than 600 liters of cargo space. Quite impressive! In terms of passenger space, the HR-V offers good head and leg room, while allowing two adults or three children to sit comfortably in the back.
Offered from $ 20,690, the 2016 Honda HR-V is available in five versions, with the high-end EX-L model that is priced starting at $ 29,990. Front-wheel drive is standard as is the six-speed manual transmission. One can also get a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) that makes the HR-V even more fuel-efficient. All HR-V models are equipped with rearview camera, heated seats, Bluetooth system and air conditioning. One must admit that for a little over $ 20,000, that’s quite a bit of features!
Under the hood, one engine is offered, a four-cylinder 1.8-liter engine developing 141 horsepower and 127 lb-ft of torque. On the road, the engine offers interesting performance that truly makes the driver feel confident. Indeed, regardless of the gearbox, the HR-V leaps forward with conviction and dynamism that reassures the driver immediately.
In terms of fuel consumption, the small SUV Honda is truly remarkable. With the manual transmission and front-wheel drive, it displays an average consumption of 8.3 liters per 100 kilometers while with the CVT, consumption drops to 7.6 liters per 100 kilometers.