Crossovers are the rage these days, and if you want to jump on the bandwagon, the Honda HR-V is a strong choice. Compact, fuel efficient, and feature-rich, the HR-V is the least expensive, and also the most versatile crossover from Honda. Even though the 2017 HR-V is unchanged from last year, the overall quality of the car will not disappoint buyers.
The HR-V flaunts a sleek and sporty look, and is available in either front- or all-wheel drive comes in three trims: the LX, EX, and EX-L Navi. Standard across all trim levels are 17-inch alloy wheels, rearview camera, easily folding Magic Seats and Bluetooth. The EX model also offers a seven-inch infotainment screen, Pandora radio, a power sunroof, heated front seats, keyless entry and start, Honda LaneWatch, heated side mirrors, text message functionality, and a second USB port. You also get leather seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and shift knob, roof rails, and navigation with the EX model.
The HR-V is powered by a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine with 141 horsepower and 127 lb-feet of torque. This is the only engine option, though you have the option of pairing it with either a six-speed manual or an automatic CVT, depending on the trim level. One of the biggest annoying factors about the HR-V is its slow acceleration. Even for regular, everyday driving, the acceleration feels weak, so does the braking.
The interiors are spacious, and there is ample legroom and headroom for both driver and passengers. All the central controls are easily accessible, and the steering wheel controls are of high quality. The high roofline and high-mounted front seat are good enough for drivers of all kinds of height, and the doors are large and open wide. Although the interiors are comfortable and stylish, some of the trim pieces feel low quality.
The HR-V has excellent cargo capacity at 24.3 cubic feet behind the rear seats and 58.8 cubic feet when the rear seats are folded. When it comes to technology, the touchscreen user interface looks nice even with its low-grade graphics, confusing menu, and vague virtual buttons. The biggest drawback is that Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are not present in the HR-V, and this can be a big turn-off for those looking for smartphone integration in their car. The Honda HR-V is an overall great car for a small family, and the downsides are well compensated by the comfort, value, and affordability. Let New York Autobrokers serving the Nassau County and Bohemia area use their 20 years of experience to get you the best lease payments or price on any car make or model of your choice. Call us at 631-446-4455 for more information!