Externally, the Honda HR-V looks good and even dynamic: a 5-door cross-coupe with a beveled trunk lid and secret handles. The latest updates brought a wide chrome strip – the car began to look more expensive.
The Honda HR-V crossover is famous for its interior. First, as well as the exterior, the front part looks attractive and bold, while without extravagance: neat lines and harmonious shapes, a bit of soft plastic and glossy finish, 2-story center console. The car is remembered by the dashboard, where the multi-colored rim of the speedometer and the ECON button help to save fuel: if the ring is green, then you are driving as economically as possible. Attention is also drawn to the ventilation system. The touch control unit is beautiful and generally convenient, but it takes the same place as the push-button one, only it collects fingerprints more strongly. But another solution – a developed 3-section deflector for the passenger – I welcome: it gives more options for configuring the airflow.
Secondly, the Honda HR-V model is unconditionally good at the back. It all starts with legroom: in this parameter, the car is probably one of the leaders of the class and can easily compete with larger models. The next step is the unique system for folding the rear seats: they can be raised up (for transporting large items in the cabin) or lowered down in the traditional way (for transporting large items in the trunk), and when lowered, the seats lie very low. For maximum evaluation, there is only a lack of heating in the second row of seats and a wider angle of opening the doors.
The trunk is good: it is initially large, plus there is a huge niche in the underground.
When driving in the city, the car consumed an average of 8-8. 5 liters of fuel per 100 km of mileage. With dynamic starts and traffic jams, fuel consumption did not increase much, barely reaching the level of 9-9. 5 liters per 100 km, but with a smooth driving style and no traffic jams, the consumption can be reduced to about 7 liters per 100 km.
The car passed the standard Euro NCAP test cycle and earned the maximum “5-star” rating. I especially note a good comprehensive level of protection without obvious failures: dangerous orange zones are recorded only for the chest of the front passenger in a frontal impact with 100% overlap and for the neck of the rear passenger in a rear impact.
|EPA Classification||Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD|
|MPG/MPGe||34 Highway / 28 City|
|Engine||Regular Unleaded I-4 1.8L/110 cu in|
|Drive Train||Front Wheel Drive|
Starting MSRP $23,820.00
Destination Charge $1,120.00
Dealer Suggested Retail $24,940.00
In general, to admit Honda HR-V is in a difficult situation – a lot of dangerous competitors and few cardinal advantages: no economical diesel or hybrid, AWD, cheap "base" there, powerful engine and the sport version. The main advantage of the Honda HR-V is a spacious interior with excellent transformation and a large trunk.
- Space in the back, folding seats, a large trunk.
- Original appearance and interior: the eyes do not hurt, while looking fresh.
- The engine lacks dynamics for "sport", the suspension lacks softness for comfort.
- Small choice: no 4x4, no cheap "base", no diesel/hybrid, no sport version.