If you’re looking for taller suspensions for a crossover, then Honda’s 2016 HR-V FWD may be right for you. Aside from this, you also get a front-wheel drivetrain and easy-to-park footprint.
Honda HR-V ranks fourth in competition of subcompact crossover category with the likes of Mazda CX-3, Nissan Juke and Jeep Renegade.
Exterior and Interior
While many find the exterior of the subcompact crossover rather mundane to the eyes, the interior speaks just the opposite. Marvelling at the muted beauty inside, enhanced with the soft-touch materials crafted together for perfection.
If you’re extra meticulous for comfort, you may opt for the EX-L top spec worth $25, 470 with leather-lined seats with vinyl stitched covers on door panel, dashboard and center armrest. Don’t want anything to do with leather seats, automatic climate control and navigational systems? Then by all means opt for the CVT variant with a starting price of $20, 795.
Engine, Transmission and Price
Drivers who are conscious of winter ahead of time will unhesitatingly choose the AWD variant of HR-V but generally, people want to get hands-on with the FWD type. Additionally, getting the FWD kind means shedding weight of up to 153 pounds which can make it 0.9 sec quicker to sprint into 60mph.
You also get a noticeable smooth highway drive and that’s big thanks to the 1.5L 4-cylinder engine that can also excite at least 141 horse power and 127 lb.-ft. of torque. Not too shabby but never a certified speedster which makes it really family friendly.
- Engine : 1.5L SOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder, front placement
- Transmission : continuously variable automatic with manual shifting mode
- Drivetrain : FWD (front wheel drive)
- Power : 141hp
- Torque : 127 lb.-ft.
- Mileage : (city)28 MPG;(highway) 34MPG
- Price : starting at $19,995 to $26,720 (as tested)