2016 Honda HR-V Crossover

The 2016 Honda HR-V combines curves and angles in an eye-catching design which offers it a sporty appearance while concealing its budget-friendly origins. The 138-hp 1.8-liter 4 includes a CVT manual or six-speed manual and all-wheel or front drive. Various safety functions are offered, and a flat-folding second-row gives cargo-hauling boasting rights. Fill it with features such as seven-inch touch screen display, a lane-departure warning display, and the car telematics system and this HR-V turns into a high-tech sanctuary.

2016 Honda HR-V front

2016 Honda HR-V Review

Rather than having a shrunken CR-V body, however, this 2016 Honda HR-V is going to be assembled on a bigger model of the Fit (that was newly designed for 2015 making it a little shorter, roomier and wider, especially for people in the back seats). With 1.5 inches shorter in height length, 10 inches shorter in overall length and 2 inches slimmer compared to the CR-V, this HR-V provides an option for individuals who need room for passengers and equipment minus the family-sized carbon footprint.

The latest crossover also includes the Fit’s interior versatility, by having back seatbacks which fold flat as well as seat cushions which can collapse from the floor. Its passenger seat may also rest nearly flat, resulting in a cargo channel from its tailgate to the dashboard. Foldable the HR-V’s back seats produces a remarkable 59 cubic ft of luggage room not significantly less compared to the more midsize crossovers such as the Chevy Equinox. Bend over the back seats up and there is still a handy 24 cubic ft for groceries and luggage

2016 Honda HR-V rear

2016 Honda HR-V Engine

This 2016 Honda HR-V could possibly share a Fit’s chassis, however HR-V borrows a Civic’s 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine. It is rating at 127 pound-feet of torque and 138 horsepower (a little less than it makes in a Civic). That is fairly meager low-end hit, which, according to the HR-V’s total weight, isn’t possibly to give inspired speed.

The 4-cylinder will match with either the six- speed manual (CVT) or a continuously variable transmission. Shifting gears by yourself can speed up this 2016 Honda HR-V a tick, even so, you can only have the manual transmission with front-wheel drive. The all-wheel drive is optional option and operates by working in front-wheel drive mode until the HR-V detects slippage and delivers power to its back wheels to keep traction.

2016 Honda HR-V MPG

The US (EPA) Environmental Protection Agency has recently revealed its scores for the smallest Honda crossover. The data are very outstanding. In front-wheel drive form with the option of continuously variable transmission (CVT), this HR-V is graded at 28 mpg in a town area, 35 on the freeway and 31 overall. Those numbers make it one of the most efficient conventionally fueled SUV that you can buy.

Obviously, the picture changes just a little for those who choose the available six-speed manual or the all-wheel drive manual. When it comes to AWD model (only offered with a CVT), this 2016 Honda HR-V receives 27 for city, 32 for highway and 29 overall. A front-drive and the six-speed transmission deliver 25 mpg in the city, 34 mpg on highway and 28 mpg overall. No matter what way you put it, obviously, the Fit hatchback on which the HR-V is based upon, with the CVT connected to a more compact engine and with much less weight to challenge, still sips petrol more slowly compared to the HR-V. But as much as crossovers go, the new Honda’s HR-V is looking fairly easy on the wallet.

2016 Honda HR-V interior

2016 Honda HR-V Price, Release date

The 2016 Honda HR-V is available for sale since early this year, 2015. A LX base version will probably start at about $20,000, with its top trim levels exceeding the value of the entry-level CR-V ($24,200). There’s discussion of a turbocharged, sportier model to follow the release of its basic version, and the hybrid model is attainable in the U.S. if preliminary sales are good.

The HR-V’s specifications and estimated selling price make it the perfect challenger against compact haulers such as the Kia Soul and Nissan Juke, along with an emergent range of mini SUVs which include the Mazda CX-3, Chevrolet Trax and Jeep Renegade.

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