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See how the 2016 Honda HR-V stacks up against its smaller sibling

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See how the 2016 Honda HR-V stacks up against its smaller sibling

2016 Honda HR-V vs. Honda Fit

The recent introduction of the 2016 Honda HR-V at the LA Auto Show left us feeling a lot of things. First, excited that Honda is bringing a new vehicle into the fold to compete with the likes of the Nissan Juke, Jeep Renegade and Chevy Trax. Second, like it was time to do our research, because with the 2016 Honda HR-V release date expected this spring, it won’t be long before our customers start coming to us with questions about the new model. So we decided to get a head start and compare the 2016 Honda HR-V vs. Honda Fit so you can see exactly how the two vehicles differ. While the HR-V also draws comparisons to the larger Honda CR-V, we’ll first break down some of the key differences between the HR-V and its subcompact sibling

The first thing to know is that the Honda HR-V actually is based on the same platform as the Honda Fit, so they are more than just fleet mates, but close relatives. But the Honda HR-V is larger than the subcompact Fit by a fair amount. Specifically, the HR-V’s exterior is 429 cm long while the Fit’s exterior stretches 406 cm long. Inside, the 2016 Honda HR-V LX offers 2,831 litres of passengers space and 1,665 litres of maximum cargo space compared to the 2,710 litres of passenger space and 1,492 litres of max cargo in the Fit.

While the HR-V’s interior is a little larger, it utilizes Honda’s Magic Seats the same way the Fit does, allowing passengers to configure their interior space to accommodate the size and space of their cargo.

In terms of power, the 2016 Honda HR-V houses a 1.8-litre four-cylinder engine that generates 138 horsepower and 127 pound-feet of torque. That engine couples with either a six-speed manual transmission or a CVT. Similarly, the 2015 Honda Fit gets its power from a 1.5-litre four-cylinder engine that outputs 130 horsepower and 114 pound-feet of torque.

Look for the 2016 Honda HR-V this spring at Wheaton Honda and visit us this winter to check out our selection of 2015 Honda Fit models.

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