2016 Honda HR-V Crossover, Review, Specs

2016 Honda HR-V Exterior

Although the most parts of the redesigned HR-V are based on the
Fit, the exterior looks nothing like it. It is more reminiscent
of the Honda CR-V, only sported up. The headlights and the
sloped hood are obviously inspired by those on the CR-V.
However, the back part and the body lines are original and
authentic.

In a nutshell, this crossover looks solid and is considered to
be one of the better-looking crossovers of its class. The
coupe-like roof is accompanied by muscular front fenders, the
upswept character line and the covert rear-door handles.

The 2016 Honda HR-V will be available in three trim levels —
LX, EX and EX-L, and will be equipped with standard
aluminum-alloy wheels, power mirrors, and power tailgate locks.

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Interior of Honda HR-V 2016

The HR-V retains the Fit’s interior flexibility, including
flat-folding rear seatbacks and seat cushions that fold up from
the floor. The passenger seat also has the folding possibility
and it can also lay nearly flat, thus providing more cargo
space (59 ft3). When the rear seats are folded up,
there’s still spacious 24 ft3 of cargo room.

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Standard equipment includes alloy wheels, power windows, a
rearview camera, electronic parking brake, tilt and telescoping
steering wheel, full power accessories, Bluetooth phone
activity and Pandora Internet radio. Upper trims come with
keyless entry and ignition, a sunroof, leather upholstery,
heated front seats, satellite and HD radio, a fully integrated
navigation system and a 7” touchscreen display.

The dashboard design is quite new, but not that attractive. The
center console is also brand new, whereas the center stack is
changed in terms of style, but the controls remained the same.

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Engine and performance

The Honda HR-V 2016 uses Honda Civic’s 1.8-liter
4-cylinder engine delivering 138 hp and 127 pound-feet of
torque, which is a bit less than it produces in the Civic. It
borrowed the Fit’s chassis and tops out at 28 mpg in the city
and 35 mpg on the highway when equipped with CVT. If the engine
is mated to the standard 6-speed manual, these numbers drop to
25/34, city/highway.

CVT comes with 4-wheel drive, whereas the 6-speed manual comes
with front-wheel drive. All-wheel drive is an option and works
by operating in front-wheel mode until the car feels the
slippage, and sends power to the rear wheels to keep traction.

Price and release date

The 2016 Honda HR-V made its debut at the LA Auto Show and it
should go on sale this spring. The pricing for the LX base
model is likely to start around $20,000, and the upper trim
levels should exceed the price of an entry-level CR-V
($24,200).