Honda HR-V Review & Features

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2016 Honda HR-V Earns Five-Star Safety Rating From Federal Government

WASHINGTON — The 2016 Honda HR-V subcompact SUV earned the highest five-star safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

On sale now at Honda dealerships, the HR-V received four stars in the front crash test, five stars in the side crash test and four stars in the rollover crash test.

The rating applies to front-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive versions of the HR-V.

Standard safety equipment on the HR-V includes antilock brakes, hill-start assist, stability and traction control, six airbags and a rearview camera. The HR-V EX and EX-L Navi models are equipped with the Lane Watch blind-spot camera.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has not rated the 2016 HR-V.

Key HR-V competitors include the Chevrolet Trax, Mazda CX-3 and Nissan Juke.

Edmunds says: Car shoppers keeping score should note that the 2016 Chevrolet Trax also earned the highest five-star safety rating from NHTSA. The 2016 Mazda CX-3 and Nissan Juke have not been rated.

Honda HR-V Review

There are a lot of things Honda does well, and space efficiency is chief among them. For a prime example, check out the Honda HR-V. This subcompact crossover SUV holds more cargo than most of its pint-sized rivals. The ace up the HR-V's sleeve is the back seat, which has seatbacks that fold down as well as a seat bottom that flips up. The latter gives the HR-V the ability to carry tall, upright cargo such as tall potted plants or a flat-screen TV. And the HR-V isn't just good at hauling freight; there's also a surprising amount of backseat room for adults.

Other high points of the HR-V include good outward visibility and excellent fuel economy. But there are things we don't like: The HR-V accelerates slowly, and the touchscreen stereo can be difficult to use. But the HR-V's attractive price and excellent utility make up for its shortcomings.

Current Honda HR-V
Honda sells the HR-V in LX, EX and EX-Navi models. The HR-V LX is pretty basic, though the standard equipment list includes surprises such as alloy wheels and a rearview camera. The EX is more our style, with lots of nice-to-haves including a sunroof and heated seats. As the name implies, the EX-Navi adds navigation, but it also adds satellite radio and leather upholstery. In keeping with Honda tradition, there are no factory options. What comes on each trim level is what you get, period.

All HR-Vs have a 141-horsepower 1.8-liter engine under the hood, and as with most SUVs in this segment, buyers can choose from front- or all-wheel drive. Front-wheel-drive HR-Vs (except the top-of-the-line EX-Navi) come standard with a five-speed manual transmission, and a continuously variable automatic is optional.

Alas, the HR-V is one of the slowest subcompact crossovers we've tested, strolling to 60 mph in a 9.7 seconds. Accelerator response is uneven, making the HR-V difficult to drive smoothly, and the noisy engine vibrates the cabin at idle and the steering wheel at high rpm. But there is an upside: superior fuel economy. You can expect to get around 30 mpg in combined driving.

Once you get it moving, the HR-V is a enjoyable subcompact to drive. We like the quick steering and the way the HR-V grips nicely around turns. Its ride quality is better than most, though we found comfort levels to be compromised by the narrow, firmly cushioned front seats. Backseat comfort is good, though, and there's plenty of room for adults.

Overall, we like the HR-V: It offers a combination of small size, excellent maneuverability, outstanding cargo space, and reasonable pricing, even in top-of-the-line models, and those are precisely the attributes many buyers are looking for in a subcompact SUV.

Used Honda HR-V Models
The first-generation Honda HR-V was introduced as a 2016 model. There have been no major changes since.

Honda HR-V Cars for Sale

2017 Honda HR-V EX-L w/Navigation
NEW 2017 Honda HR-V EX-L w/Navigation
MSRP$27,180
Special Offer See special offer AutoNation Honda Dulles(3mi)(13)
2016 Honda HR-V LX
NEW 2016 Honda HR-V LX
MSRP$22,215
Special Offer See special offer Honda Of Chantilly(9mi)(23)
Dealer Notes

All Wheel Drive! Join us at Honda of Chantilly! If you demand the best, this great 2016 Honda HR-V is the SUV for you. Have one less thing on your mind with this trouble-free HR-V. All prices exclude taxes, title, license, and dealer processing fee of $699.00. Published price subject to change without notice to correct errors or omissions or in the event of inventory fluctuations. All features not on all vehicles. Vehicles shown are for illustration purposes only. MPG is based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack age/condition (hybrid only), and other factors.

2017 Honda HR-V EX-L w/Navigation
NEW 2017 Honda HR-V EX-L w/Navigation
MSRP$26,240
Special Offer See special offer Honda of Tysons Corner(15mi)(8)
Dealer Notes

This Honda won't be on the lot long! A great vehicle and a great value! All of the premium features expected of a Honda are offered, including: an outside temperature display, cruise control, and the power moon roof opens up the cabin to the natural environment. It features an automatic transmission, all-wheel drive, and a 1.8 liter 4 cylinder engine. We pride ourselves in consistently exceeding our customer's expectations. Stop by our dealership or give us a call for more information.

2017 Honda HR-V EX-L w/Navigation
NEW 2017 Honda HR-V EX-L w/Navigation
MSRP$24,840
Special Offer See special offer Rosenthal Fairfax Honda(15mi)(3)
Dealer Notes

Mod Stl Met 2017 Honda HR-V EX-L w/Navigation FWD CVT 1.8L I4 SOHC 16V i-VTEC 4-Wheel Disc Brakes, 5.436 Axle Ratio, 6 Speakers, ABS brakes, Air Conditioning, Alloy wheels, AM/FM radio: SiriusXM, Auto-dimming Rear-View mirror, Automatic temperature control, Brake assist, Bumpers: body-color, CD player, Driver door bin, Driver vanity mirror, Dual front impact airbags, Dual front side impact airbags, Electronic Stability Control, Exterior Parking Camera Rear, Front anti-roll bar, Front Bucket Seats, Front Center Armrest, Front fog lights, Front reading lights, Front wheel independent suspension, Fully automatic headlights, Heated door mirrors, Heated Front Bucket Seats, Heated front seats, Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System, Illuminated entry, Leather Seat Trim, Leather Shift Knob, Low tire pressure warning, MP3 decoder, Navigation System, Occupant sensing airbag, Outside temperature display, Overhead airbag, Panic alarm, Passenger door bin, Passenger vanity mirror, Power door mirrors, Power moonroof, Power steering, Power windows, Radio data system, Radio: AM/FM/CD/HD/SiriusXM Audio System, Rear anti-roll bar, Rear seat center armrest, Rear window defroster, Rear window wiper, Remote keyless entry, Roof rack: rails only, Security system, Speed control, Split folding rear seat, Spoiler, Steering wheel mounted audio controls, Tachometer, Telescoping steering wheel, Tilt steering wheel, Traction control, Trip computer, Turn signal indicator mirrors, Variably intermittent wipers. 34/28 Highway/City MPG** All conditions subject to credit approval. All offers plus Tax, Tags, Freight ($875 - $940 for new vehicles), processing fee of $699. Dealer installed options additional. Offers may require financing through VCI. Stock photo colors, options and trim levels may vary. Vehicles subject to prior sale. Not responsible for typographical errors. Specifications, features, safety and warranty data are based on what is available as standard specs/features per trim level; for the designated model-year, and may not apply to vehicles with added packages or options. Final price must be verified by management. See dealer for details. Vehicles may be in-transit to dealer. Please call to confirm status.

2017 Honda HR-V EX-L w/Navigation
NEW 2017 Honda HR-V EX-L w/Navigation
MSRP$25,880
Special Offer See special offer Criswell Honda(16mi)(33)
Dealer Notes

2017 Honda HR-V EX-L in White Orchid Pearl. HR-V EX-L w/Navigation, 1.8L I4 SOHC 16V i-VTEC, CVT, FWD, and Gray w/Leather Seat Trim. Gasoline! Don't pay too much for the terrific SUV you want...Come on down and take a look at this terrific 2017 Honda HR-V. When H2O starts showing up in the weather forecast, the FWD power delivery will help keep you in control of things. The New Vehicle Internet Sale Price includes incentives that everyone in our region will qualify for. Destination and Handling, sales tax, tag fees and a $300 processing charge are additional. You may qualify for additional incentives. All prices, specifications, and availability are subject to change without notice. Pictures may be for illustrative purposes only; offers not valid on prior sales. Please contact Criswell Honda in Germantown, MD for details and the most current information.

2017 Honda HR-V EX-L w/Navigation
NEW 2017 Honda HR-V EX-L w/Navigation
MSRP$27,180
Special Offer See special offer Bill Page Honda(20mi)(57)
2017 Honda HR-V EX-L w/Navigation
NEW 2017 Honda HR-V EX-L w/Navigation
MSRP$27,180
Special Offer See special offer Ourisman Honda(21mi)(22)
Dealer Notes

2017 Honda HR-V EX-L 31/27 Highway/City MPG**

2018 Honda HR-V LX
NEW 2018 Honda HR-V LX
MSRP$21,310
 Request price quote Shockley Honda(24mi)(5)
Dealer Notes

Shockley Honda proudly presents this 2018 Honda HR-V LX 2WD CVT. Represented in BLUE and complimented nicely by its BLACK interior. Fuel Efficiency comes in at 34 highway and 28 city. Under the hood you will find the 1.8L I-4 SOHC 16-Valve i-VTEC coupled with the AUTOMATIC.Warranty Information:Purchase this Honda with confidence knowing it is backed with a 36 month / 36000 mile warranty.Whether you are looking for a new or used Honda car, truck, or SUV you will find it at Shockley Honda. We have helped many customers from Baltimore, Brunswick, Columbia, Ellicott City, Frederick, Gaithersburg, Germantown, Hagerstown, Mount Airy, Olney, Randallstown, Rockville, Taneytown, Thurmont, Walkersville, Washington and Westminster find the perfect vehicle to meet their needs! Call us TODAY at 301-694-5400 or visit us online at shockleyhonda.com to schedule your appointment.Shockley Honda has been proudly serving the Frederick area for over 40 years with an extensive selection of new and used vehicles and highly reputable customer service. Please call us for more information.

Dealer Notes

All conditions subject to credit approval. Dealer installed options additional. All offers plus Tax, Tags, (freight of ($875 for cars and $940 for SUVs/trucks) and a processing fee of $699. Stock photo colors, options, and trim levels may vary. Vehicles subject to availability or prior sale. Specifications, Features, Safety, and Warranty data are based on what is available as standard specs/features per trim level, for the designated Model-Year, and may not apply to vehicles with added packages or options. Not responsible for typographical errors. Final price must be verified by management. New Vehicles may be in-transit to dealer. Please call to confirm status. See dealer for details.

2017 Honda HR-V EX-L w/Navigation
NEW 2017 Honda HR-V EX-L w/Navigation
MSRP$27,180
Special Offer See special offer Sport Honda(29mi)(75)