2016 Honda HR-V

The 2016 Honda HR-V crossover blended the styling of a coupe, the toughness, space and utility of an SUV and the quality of a Honda in one sporty, personal and versatile multi-dimensional vehicle. The well-equipped HR-V entered the fast-growing entry crossover market with dynamic yet refined exterior styling, fun-to-drive performance, impressive fuel economy ratings and unmatched interior spaciousness and cabin versatility. 

Its coupe-like cabin shape aids the HR-V's dynamic appearance and sporty, solid stance and bold and powerful face, complemented by distinctive side contours, including a sharply upswept character line, deeply sculpted lower body form and the strong horizontal taper of both the front and rear fascia. Concealed rear door handles further enhance its coupe-like appearance.

The HR-V’s sporty and sophisticated interior features an expansive, airy cockpit with an abundance of soft-touch materials and premium detailing punctuated by precise bezels, sophisticated stitch lines and upmarket brushed chrome and piano black highlights – all fitting its mission as a youthful yet refined personal crossover vehicle. The three-meter driver’s instrument cluster features “floating” illumination rings and Honda’s ECO Assist feature, wherein the speedometer illumination changes from blue to green depending on the fuel efficiency of the driver’s vehicle operation.

Power comes from a highly refined and responsive 1.8-litre SOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder engine with i-VTEC valve train and dual-stage intake manifold, producing a peak 138 horsepower at 6,500 rpm and 127 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,300 rpm (both SAE net). The engine is mated to a sporty and fuel-efficient continuously variable transmission (CVT) with Honda “G-design” shift logic, or a slick shifting 6-speed manual transmission (2WD models only). The 2016 HR-V is available in either two-wheel drive or all-wheel-drive drivetrain configurations. All-wheel-drive models feature Honda’s Real Time AWD with Intelligent Control System for outstanding all-weather traction and control. Driving efficiency, handling performance and cabin quietness are further aided by an aerodynamic shape and a lightweight yet rigid body structure with significant noise-insulating materials and design features. 

In keeping with Honda’s commitment to safety, the 2016 HR-V delivered top-in-class collision safety performance and incorporated Honda’s next-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) front body structure, designed to more efficiently absorb and disperse the energy from a frontal collision. Standard safety and driver-assistive features include four-channel anti-lock brakes (ABS) with Brake Assist and Hill Start Assist; Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with Traction Control; an Expanded View Driver’s Mirror; a Multi-Angle Rearview Camera; Dual-stage, multiple-threshold front airbags, driver and front passenger SmartVent™ side airbags and side-curtain airbags for all outboard seating positions.

Standard equipment on all 2016 HR-V models, available in LX, EX and EX-L trims, include: heated front seats, power windows, power mirrors and power door and tailgate locks, electronic parking brake, rearview camera, aluminum-alloy wheels, tilt and telescoping steering wheel with audio and cruise controls, Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® phone interface and Honda’s 7-inch touchscreen Display Audio telematics interface Higher trim models can be equipped with premium features including Honda LaneWatch™, Smart Entry/Push-Button Start, paddle shifters (CVT Only), SiriusXM® radio, a power sunroof, embedded navigation, Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and leather trim.

 - Honda News

CarAndTruck.caApril 4, 2017