The small SUV segment is heating up rapidly, and there are some prominent choices in this segment – the Kia Soul and Mazda CX-3 come to mind – but none of them are hauling anything better than Honda HR-V. The Magic Line’s elbow is borrowed from its corporate cousin, Honda Fit subcompact hatchback; When folded, the seat creates a class above the cargo space. Fuel efficiency is another strong HR-V point, but unfortunately the driving dynamics are not. For small, practical, practical SUVs, look no further. For buyers who value sports more than utilities, try Kia or Mazda.
Because the HR-V arrives for the 2015 model year, a small crossover may be refreshed for the 2018 or 2019 model year, with active safety technology available on higher trim and lightweight facelift. We will update this space as soon as we have official info.
Power for now, 2017 HR-V comes from a 1.8-liter I-4 rated 121 hp and 127 lb-ft of torque. The engine is powered by a six-speed manual in front-drive or CVT form in front of or all wheels. Three trims are available including LX, EX, and EX-L-Navi. Top-spec models include leather seating, navigation, and standard paddle shifter.
Active standard security technologies include multi-angle viewer cameras, Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) with traction control, Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), and daylight streetlight. Honda LaneWatch, rear camera mounted on the side passenger’s rearview mirror, included on EX and EX-L-Navi.
Honda will provide a powerful HR-V crossover selling some minor updates for the 2018 model. The price will back up about $ 100 for most trims as well.
Some trim from HR-V will be available in new Aegean Blue Metallic color. There will also be wheels with black paint inserts on EX and EX-L trim. Other than that little tweak, it will be the same popular model.
2018 HR-V is equipped with 1.8 liter four-cylinder with 141 horsepower (105 kilowatt) and 127 pound (172 Newton-meter) torque. Customers can get a six speed manual or CVT. Both front-wheel and front-wheel drive are also available.
HR-V has been a success for Honda, including being the best-selling subcompact crossover in the United States. The company has moved 56,407 of them from January to July – up 28.7 percent from the same period last year.
In terms of the Honda crossover lineup, HR-V is actually the weakest seller. For comparison, the CR-V has moved 219,017 units in the same period and 64,230 Pilot samples.
Check the table below to compare price changes, including $ 940 destinations, between 2018 and 2017 model year.
|Trim||Drivetrain||2018 Price||2017 Price||Difference|
|LX||2WD w/ 6MT||$20,510||$20,405||$105|
|LX||2WD w/ CVT||$21,310||$21,205||$105|
|LX||AWD w/ CVT||$22,610||$22,505||$105|
|EX||2WD w/ 6MT||$22,560||$22,455||$105|
|EX||2WD w/ CVT||$23,360||$23,155||$205|
|EX||AWD w/ CVT||$24,660||$24,555||$105|
|EX-L w/ Navi||2WD w/ CVT||$25,980||$25,880||$100|
|EX-L w/ Navi||AWD w/ CVT||$27,280||$27,180||$100|
Elsewhere in the world, Honda has put on HR-V with stylish parts. In the UK, the Black Edition gets a dark accent on a walking board, grilles, mirrored lid, and 18 inch wheels. Mugen has also introduced new bits for fascia and side frames.