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2016 Honda HR-V Overview

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When it debuted at the LA Auto Show last year, the 2016 Honda HR-V represented the first entirely new Honda model in years. So what is there to know about the most recent edition to the Honda family? A lot…

2016 Honda HR-V Debuts at LA Auto Show

What’s New for the 2016 Honda HR-V?

Everything! The 2016 Honda HR-V is a brand-new subcompact crossover SUV, which slots in between the Fit and CR-V in Honda’s automotive lineup.

  • The 2016 Honda HR-V is available in three trim levels: LX, EX, and EX-L.

Related info: Say Goodbye to the Honda Crosstour, and Hello to the HR-V


New for 2016 | Exterior | Performance | Efficiency | Interior | Safety

The all-new 2016 Honda HR-V

2016 Honda HR-V Exterior

Despite fitting in between the two, the 2016 Honda HR-V doesn’t look like an oversized Fit or a smaller CR-V. It’s got a design of its own best seen from the side, where the coupe-like profile really stands out because of the sloping roof and muscular arches. It combines sophistication and functionality with a touch of athleticism. All models ride on 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels.


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Exterior features available on the LX:

  • Halogen headlamps, LED brake lights, Body-colored roofline spoiler, Rear Window Wiper

Additional exterior features available on the EX:

  • Heated side mirrors with integrated turn signals, One-touch power moonroof with tilt feature, Smart entry, Fog lights, Rear privacy glass, Variable intermittent wipers

Additional exterior features available on the EX-L:

  • Roof rails

New for 2016 | Exterior | Performance | Efficiency | Interior | Safety

2016 Honda HR-V engine

2016 Honda HR-V Performance

Under the hood of the 2016 Honda HR-V is a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 141 horsepower and 127 pound-feet of torque. It can be equipped with all-wheel drive, but only when opting for the CVT automatic instead of the default six-speed manual.

LX:

  • Engine: 8-liter SOHC 16-valve i-VTEC four-cylinder engine
  • Transmission: Six-speed manual transmission, Two-wheel drive Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) with optional Sport Mode, All-wheel drive CVT system Intelligent Control™
  • Performance: 141 horsepower and 127 lb-ft of torque

EX:

  • Engine: 8-liter SOHC 16-valve i-VTEC four-cylinder engine
  • Transmission: Six-speed manual transmission, Two-wheel drive Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) with optional Sport Mode, All-wheel drive CVT system with Intelligent Control™
  • Performance: 141 horsepower and 127 lb-ft of torque

EX-L:

  • Engine: 8-liter SOHC 16-valve i-VTEC four-cylinder engine
  • Transmission: Two-wheel drive Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) with optional Sport Mode, All-wheel drive CVT system with Intelligent Control™
  • Performance: 141 horsepower and 127 lb-ft of torque

New for 2016 | Exterior | Performance | Efficiency | Interior | Safety

2016 Honda HR-V overview

2016 Honda HR-V Efficiency

The 2016 Honda HR-V is one of the most fuel-efficient SUVs available, with EPA fuel economy estimates standing at 25 mpg city/34 mpg highway for the manual, 28/35 for the automatic with FWD, and 27/32 mpg for the automatic with AWD.

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2016 Honda HR-V interior

2016 Honda HR-V Interior

It’s a completely new model and as such the interior of the 2016 Honda HR-V feels positively modern. All models sport an LCD interface in the center dash for infotainment, with traditional buttons making way to touch-based systems on upper trims. You can fold back the front passenger seat to create what Honda calls “Long Mode,” allowing you to carry long items like lumber and surfboards without needing the roof rack.

Interior features available on the LX:

  • Sliding sun visors, Chrome door handles, 12-volt power outlets, Air filtration system, 60/40 split second-row Magic Seat®

Additional interior features available on the EX:

  • Heated front seats, Illuminated vanity mirrors, Automatic climate control

Additional interior features available on the EX-L:

  • Premium leather trim and seating, Auto-dimming rearview mirror

New for 2016 | Exterior | Performance | Efficiency | Interior | Safety

2016 Honda HR-V model overview

2016 Honda HR-V Safety

The 2016 Honda HR-V comes standard with antilock disc brakes, stability and traction control, front-side airbags, full-length side curtain airbags, hill-start assist, and a multi-angle rearview camera. The EX trim also comes with Honda’s LaneWatch blind-spot warning system.

New for 2016 | Exterior | Performance | Efficiency | Interior | Safety