2017 HONDA HR-V SHOWN

REVIEW:

The HR-V mixes angles and curves in an attractive design that lends it a sporty look while hiding its budget-friendly roots. A 141-hp 1.8-liter four comes with either a six-speed manual or CVT and front- or all-wheel drive.

The flat-folding second-row provides cargo-hauling bragging rights, and rear-seat room is generous.

Although it lacks some of the active safety features offered among its competitors, standard equipment includes a backup camera, Bluetooth, and 17-inch wheels.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Price- 1325712.85
  • Top Speed- 117 mph
  • Horse power-141 hp
  • 0-60-9.3 sec

HONDA HR-V INTERIOR:

WHAT WE LIKE:

The HR-V’s practical and configurable interior is its greatest asset, providing more cargo space,Rear-seat room is plentiful, and the seats flip and fold in numerous ways to accommodate lots of different types of cargo.

Honda positioned the fuel tank under the front seats to achieve this spacious versatility.

The 1.8-liter four-cylinder provides fuel-economy ratings near the top of its class,with front-wheel-drive CVT models achieving a combined rating of 31 mpg.

In our 75-mph real-world highway fuel-economy test, an all-wheel-drive HR-V returned 30 mpg, 1 mpg below its EPA highway rating.

HR-V
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Passing on the optional CVT and sticking with the six-speed

Rather than limiting the stick shift to the base trim level, Honda also offers the six-speed on the mid-level EX trim, which means heated seats, a sunroof, automatic climate control, and push-button start are included.

WHAT WE DON’T LIKE:

Unrefined and slow, the HR-V provides a lackluster driving experience that doesn’t measure up to expectations set by its Honda pedigree.

The 1.8-liter four-cylinder’s 141 horsepower is not up to the task of moving the 3000-pound HR-V with any alacrity, especially when burdened with the extra weight of the optional all-wheel-drive system.Overly light steering and a softly tuned suspension mean that the HR-V doesn’t feel as proficient on the road as competitors including the CX-3 and the Renegade.

Active-safety features such as forward-collision warning and blind-spot monitoring are not offered at all, although a backup camera is standard and Honda’s LaneWatch side-camera system is standard on EX and EX-L trim levels.

Those two models also come with a 7.0-inch display screen that’s frustrating to use due to its slow operation and overreliance on silly touch-capacitive buttons; it also lacks Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration functions.

ALLOVER SCORE:4.5

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