The 2017 Honda HR-V is a five-passenger compact crossover SUV that has won numerous awards thanks to its sporty coupe-like styling, outstanding fuel economy and a long list of standard features.
When it comes to finding a compact crossover SUV with character and capability, few can match up to the 2017 Honda HR-V, the 2016 Green SUV of the Year. The HR-V also received the 2016 Best Subcompact SUV for the Money from U.S. News and World Report, citing its interior spaciousness and utility as well as sporty driving dynamics and class-leading fuel economy. Lunar Silver Metallic exterior paint is now available.
The 2017 Honda HR-V (MSRP $19,365*) is powered by a highly-refined and fuel-efficient 1.8-liter four-cylinder i-VTEC® engine rated at 141 hp and 127 lb/ft of torque. Sending power to the front wheels through a six-speed manual transmission, the HR-V can also be equipped with an available CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) with G-design shift logic, and on LX, EX and EX-L models, an available Honda Real Time all-wheel-drive system with Intelligent Control System™ for superior all-weather traction and performance. Front-wheel-drive models with the CVT return class-leading efficiency of 34 mpg** highway, and to help enhanced efficient driving, the HR-V features an ECON mode with a button to the left of the steering wheel.
Unlike competitive subcompact SUVs, the Honda HR-V handles with the agility and confidence of a sporty coupe thanks to fully independent front suspension, Electric Power Steering (EPS) and four wheel antilock brakes.
The 2017 Honda HR-V is a standout value, with even the base LX model featuring premium amenities including an electric parking brake, rearview camera, Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® and Pandora® streaming audio, 17-inch alloy wheels, Hill Start Assist, a five-inch color LCD display and a four-speaker, 160-watt audio system.
The HR-V interior is rich with high quality materials and durable seats on all models, with EX-L Navi models receiving standard leather upholstery and front seat heaters, leather-trimmed steering wheel and shift knob. EX and EX-L Navi models feature a one-touch power moonroof and Smart Entry with Push Button Start/Stop.
EX and EX-L Navi models feature a 180-watt, six-speaker audio system with a seven-inch Display Audio touchscreen, two USB inputs and an HDMI input. The Display Audio system features familiar swipe-and-pinch gestures just like a smartphone, while the Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System features continuously updated traffic information and full voice recognition control. The next generation HondaLink® infotainment system is available and connects seamlessly with compatible smartphones to deliver real time driving information, navigation capability and audio content from the internet.
Don't be misled by the subcompact status of the HR-V, as it boasts innovations that make it much roomier inside than other subcompacts. Rear seat legroom is midsize-SUV-generous at 39.3 inches, while rear cargo area space is also a generous 24.3 cubic feet with the 60/40-split second row in use. Featuring a unique center-mounted fuel tank design that enables the second-row Magic Seat® to fold completely flat into the floor, the HR-V can accommodate an impressive 58.8 cubic feet of maximum cargo space. For longer items like a stepladder, the HR-V front passenger seat can tilt all the way back.
Thanks to extensive use of insulating materials and its ultra-high strength Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure, the HR-V features an extremely quiet cabin at freeway speeds. Its rigid body also enables the HR-V to handle with better agility in corners while better protecting vehicle occupants in the event of a collision.
Bringing together the attractive style of a sports coupe with the ruggedness and capability of an SUV, the 2017 Honda HR-V is a fun-to-drive machine with class-leading fuel efficiency and one of the most spacious and versatile interiors in its class. With an affordable base price and a range of available options, there's an HR-V to fit virtually every budget and lifestyle, so stop in today for a test drive.
*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration , $900.00 destination charge and options. Dealers set their own prices.
**Based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.
This article is presented by Colonial Honda of Dartmouth in N. Dartmouth, Massachusetts.