The 2016 Honda HR-V is new on the scene for the 2016 model year, joining the abundantly popular compact crossover segment. The sporty new crossover is available with all-wheel drive, making it an durable, yet efficient model for Canadian drivers. But as a completely new vehicle, there are a lot of questions surrounding the Honda HR-V, so we’ve set out to make sure you understand some of the key aspects of the new compact utility vehicle so you get a better understanding for what it’s all about.
It is based on the Honda Fit’s platform
While it looks a little like the CR-V younger sibling, the Honda HR-V is actually built on a platform similar to that of the Honda Fit. Those sound underpinnings help the HR-V deliver a smooth, dependable ride.
It has some pretty new competition
The 2016 Honda HR-V enters an increasingly competitive vehicle segment of compact crossovers. Competition with models like the Jeep Renegade, Nissan Juke, and Chevy Trax is expected, but the Honda HR-V has a number of benefits that will make it a class-leading option.
It is more spacious than it looks
As a compact crossover, the Honda HR-V doesn’t look like it provides a lot of space, but like the Honda Fit and select other Honda models, it utilizes Honda’s Magic Seats to deliver smart, flexible cargo space. The HR-V’s Magic Seats fold in a variety of directions, making it easy to fit oddly shaped cargo without compromising all your passenger space.
It is incredibly fuel efficient
For consumers seeking fuel efficiency in the compact crossover segment, the Honda HR-V is the easy choice. With ratings as good as 6.7 L/100 km in highway driving conditions, there are few utility vehicles that will get you to your destination as efficiently as the HR-V.
Heated Seats are standard
This is a big one. While it usually requires an upgrade to receive amenities like heated seats, they come standard in the 2016 Honda HR-V. Additionally, the base LX trim includes Siri Eyes Free Compatibility and a 7-inch touchscreen interface, among many other features.
As we await the arrival of the 2016 Honda HR-V, you have these, and many other things to look forward to. Be one of the first to test drive the all-new HR-V in Edmonton AB when it arrives on the Wheaton Honda lot!