2016 Honda HR-V Specs: Fuel Economy, Features, and Cargo

April 15th, 2015 by

2016 Honda HR-V Specs

HR-V is Available with AWD and has Flat-Folding Rear Seats

The all-new 2016 Honda HR-V is set to go on sale May 15. It takes design cues from its subcompact sibling the Honda Fit, but the HR-V is classified as a compact crossover, so it is larger. The HR-V is 9.1 inches longer and 3.2 inches taller than the 2015 Fit, according to Car and Driver. If you are looking for something slightly larger than the Fit and all-wheel drive, the HR-V is for you.


“With bold and sporty coupe-like styling, SUV versatility, 35 mpg highway fuel economy rating*, and Honda packaging magic, the all-new 2016 Honda HR-V is set to challenge the growing entry crossover market,” a press release states. “The all-new Honda HR-V crossover will deliver incredible value with a long list of standard features and technologies including 17-inch alloy wheels, push-button electric parking brake, rearview camera with guidelines, Pandora radio, and Bluetooth HandsFreeLink.”

Here’s a look at the 2016 Honda HR-V specs:

2016 Honda HR-V Specs: Performance and Fuel Economy

The HR-V has a 1.8-liter, 4-cylinder engine that makes 141 horsepower. All trim levels of the HR-V are available with Real-Time AWD with Intelligent Control System, however, all-wheel drive is only available in conjunction with a continuously variable transmission. The two-wheel drive models are available with a 6-speed manual transmission, which is on the LX and EX models. According to TorqueNews, the HR-V has the “best EPA stated mpg for a compact crossover in North America.” The HR-V gets 28 city, 35 highway, 31 combined mpg* on the CVT, two-wheel drive models. The all-wheel drive models get an EPA estimated 27/32/29 mpg*.


The HR-V is available in three trim levels, just like the Fit. These trims are the LX, EX, and EX-L. Power windows, mirrors, and locks are standard features. Here are the rest of the 2016 Honda HR-V specs:


2016 Honda HR-V Specs

Standard features on the HR-V include:

  • Bluetooth
  • Pandora
  • Multi-angle rearview camera
  • Cruise control
  • Steering-wheel-mounted controls
  • Center console with sliding armrest and storage compartment
  • Sliding sunvisors
  • 12-volt power outlets in front and second rows
  • Driver’s seat with manual height adjustment
  • Windows Media audio and speed-sensitive volume control

The EX trim level adds on SMS text message function, smart entry with push button start, 7-inch display audio with high-resolution display, automatic climate control with electrostatic touchscreen, heated front seats, and Honda LaneWatch. Available only on the EX-L trim level is SiriusXM radio, HD Radio, and leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob. Paddle shifters are available on the EX model, while standard on the EX-L. The satellite-linked navigation system is standard on the EX-L. The HR-V is available with gray or black fabric on the LX and EX trim levels. The EX-L trim level adds gray or black leather-trimmed seats.


All HR-Vs come standard with 17-inch alloy wheels, LED brake lights, and multi-reflector halogen headlights with auto-off. The EX trim level adds heated, body-colored power side mirrors with expanded view driver’s mirror and integrated turn indicators. Fog lights are also included and the headlights are auto-on/off. The EX-L is the only trim level to have roof rails. The HR-V is available in eight colors including deep ocean pearl, milano red, misty green pearl, and mulberry metallic. Available accessories include a sport grille, stylish 17-inch alloy wheels, lower trim-side chrome, door visors, and a moonroof visor.

Cargo and Safety

2016 Honda HR-V Specs

There are three different ways to configure the interior of the HR-V. Tall mode adds 4 feet of vertical space for cargo in the second row. The Magic Seat easily lifts up and cargo can be placed on the floor. With long mode, cargo that is up to 8 feet long can be transported by folding down the rear seats and the front passenger seat. The advantages of utility mode are utilized with the rear seats down. The great thing is that the rear seats fold completely flat! All of these modes are also in the 2015 Fit.

With the rear seats up there is 24.3 cubic feet of space. With the rear seats down there is 58.8 cubic feet of cargo room. Passenger room is 100.1 cubic feet of space.

Safety features include an electronic parking brake, brake assist, advanced airbag system, and hill start assist. Honda is seeking a 5-star overall crash test rating from the NHTSA and a Top Safety Pick designation from the IIHS.

Call Fisher Honda in Boulder, Colo., at 303-245-6417 for more information and to see the 2016 Honda HR-V specs in person!

*Based on EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.