In a world of show-offs, the 2016 Honda HR-V is a crossover that sticks to its roots and offers the core functionalities that you can expect from a car like this. The car comes with a decent 141 HP 1.8 liter inline-4. There is a six-speed manual transmission or a CVT and comes with either front wheel drive or all-wheel drive. Obviously, the car can be loaded up with extras like a seven-inch touch screen display, telematics systems, and lane departure warning. The HR-V can be a very high tech car with all the extras fitted in.
Honda borrows features from both the past and present. The suspension tuning, the detailed decorations, and the interiors are the same as it was in the previous editions of the HR-V. They went for an “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it approach” for that, and some other things too. When it comes to the electronics and the powertrain, Honda has amped up and turned everything to compete with the latest micro-utes in the market.
Crossovers are a newborn segment and manufacturers are still trying to find out what defines this segment. We have cars that rugged, uncomplicated, high performance or just quirky. The 2016 Honda HR-V, is the economy vehicle of this category. With an EPA rating of 27 miles per gallon in the city and 32 miles per gallon on the highway, the HR-V is more fuel efficient than many other high-end hybrid crossovers. However, it does not have the performance, though.
Also, the 2016 HR-V is a large vehicle. Which also means, that you get a lot of space in this vehicle. You can have up to three foldable seats and consequently a cargo space that you can brag about. Moreover, with Honda, you get excellent build quality, nicely grouped panels on the dashboard, and a comfortable interior. Honda did not go overboard with their styling. Moreover, they kept it to a bare minimum, which gives this vehicle a more sophisticated look.
Honda HR-V Specifications:-
• Vehicle Type: Small Sports Utility Vehicles AWD
• Curb Weight: 2933 pounds
• Passenger capacity: 5
• Passenger door: 4
• Wheelbase: 102.8 inches
• Length overall: 169.1 inches
• Width max: 69.8 inches
• Height overall: 63.2 inches
• Ground Clearance: 6.7 inches
• Engine Type: Inline-4
• Engine displacement: 1.8 liters
• Power @ RPM: 141 @ 6500
• Torque @ RPM: 127 @ 4300Fuel System: Port Injection
• Transmission: CVT
• Fuel Tank Capacity: 13.2 gallon
• Fuel Economy: 28 mpg (city) 35 mpg (highway) 21 mpg (combined)
• Drivetrain: All-wheel drive
Detail Reviews :-
• The biggest advantage of the HR-V is the miles per gallon. With a peak of 35 miles per gallon, the HR-V is great for commuting on a daily basis.
• When it comes to power output, the HR-V falls behind many other crossovers in the similar price range. It is a tradeoff for the fuel economy. It goes from 0 to 60 in about 9.5 seconds. Most other budget crossovers have a similar performance but are still better.
• When you are going for the All-Wheel Drive version, there is no option for manual transmission. You only get CVT or Continuous Variable Transmission. That makes sense for most people, but some people are just more comfortable with a manual.
• The massive cargo space is something that you will not get in most of the crossovers. This increased car space also means a larger size. This means in heavy traffic, quickly changing lanes may be a bit difficult.
• The HR-V is not at all built for off road driving. It is evident from the specifications itself, especially the ground clearance. However, it is a good car to take a long drive in – especially considering the miles per gallon what you get.
The 2016 Honda HR-V is the most economic crossovers that are available. It comes with simple yet sophisticated styling, a large cargo space and a lot of optional upgrades. Surely the performance is on the lower side, but the car makes it up with the rest of its features.