Engine Options

When it comes to the 2016 Honda HR-V engine options, there’s one standard powertrain, and Honda engineers have ensured that it delivers plenty of power while also remaining one of the most fuel-efficient crossover engines on the road today. Available with a six-speed manual or continuously variable transmission and with your choice of front- or all-wheel drive, the HR-V’s 1.8L four-cylinder engine can take on quite a bit.

Each new HR-V’s engine has the following specs

  • Power Output: 141 hp at 6,500 RPM
  • Peak Torque: 127 lb-ft at 4,300 RPM
  • Redline: 6,700 RPM
2016 Honda HR-V Engine

With that kind of power output, you might be surprised to find that the 2016 Honda HR-V is remarkably fuel efficient. There are three main configurations that Honda’s powertrain is available in, and each of them should leave you pleasantly surprised after a visit to fuel up:

  • The standard 2016 HR-V FWD with six-speed manual transmission earns an EPA-estimated 34 mpg on the highway and 25 mpg in the city for 28 combined mpg.*
  • Opting for the CVT brings 2016 HR-V FWD models to an EPA-estimated 35 highway and 28 city mpg, for a combined 31 mpg city/highway.*
  • Drivers who go with the 2016 HR-V AWD automatically have the CVT and earn an EPA-estimated 32 highway and 27 city mpg with 29 mpg combined.*

One of the best features about the HR-V’s all-wheel drive is that it engages on its own, so if you have had trouble with unresponsive all-wheel drive in the past, you won’t have to worry about that here. Once the HR-V notices a loss of traction, it automatically redirects torque to the rear wheels and gives you a better grip on the road.

Of course, if you want to see the HR-V’s performance specs in action, the best place to do that is from behind the wheel of the new model with a test drive.


*Based on 2015 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.


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