A Look at Honda’s 2016 HR-V Crossover
“The all-new 2016 Honda HR-V crossover blends the styling of a coupe, the toughness, space and utility of a SUV and the quality of a Honda in one sporty, personal and versatile multidimensional vehicle,” a press release from Honda says. This new crossover will be released to Honda dealerships nationwide in March adding a more dynamic option to this competitive segment, including class-leading fuel-efficiency. The HR-V is slated to get 27 city/ 32 highway/ 29 combined mpg* with the continuously variable transmission and 25/34/28 mpg with the manual transmission, according to Autoblog.
The Honda HR-V was unveiled at the 2014 L.A. Autoshow on Nov. 19, with the CUV making appearances at the famed Randy’s Donuts and Wurstküche German restaurant. “The new HR-V crossover is a true segment-busting vehicle, unlike anything else on the market today,” Jeff Conrad, senior vice president of American Honda Motor, said in the press release. “It’s got all the essential elements of our Honda DNA, our packaging innovation, fuel-efficient powertrain technology, leading safety technology and, above all, Honda quality, to make this an incredibly compelling, sporty and value-packed new member of the Honda family.”
The HR-V’s interior can be configured in three ways, allowing for incredible versatility. In Tall Mode, the rear seat bottoms fold up to allow for an estimated 4 feet of vertical space. These seats, known as Magic Seats, make versatility easy and accessible. With Long Mode, the front passenger seat and rear seats fold down to create enough room to fit cargo that is an estimated 8 feet long. Utility Mode is easily achieved when the rear Magic Seats fold down, creating 58.8 cubic feet of space. With the rear seats up there is 24.3 cubic feet of cargo space.
On the exterior, the Honda HR-V is sleek, with a sporty feel that is referenced in the front grille. The rear passenger door handles seamlessly blend into the vehicle’s frame for a clean look.
Honda HR-V Features
- Push button start in EX and EX-L models
- Electric parking brake that disengages automatically
- Automatic, touch-based climate control system in EX and EX-L models
- Multi-angle rearview camera with normal, top-down, or wide views
- 7-inch touchscreen in EX and EX-L models
- Heated front seats in EX and EX-L models that can be individually controlled
- Steering wheel-mounted controls
Fisher Honda will be stocked with the 2016 Honda HR-V sometime in Spring 2015. Visit Honda’s website to sign-up to receive updates.
*Based on EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.