2018 Honda HR-VLX (M6) 4dr Front-wheel Drive

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...the HR-V is responsive and agile, which makes it ideal for darting around town and scooting into tight parking spots.
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The Honda HR-V is a small crossover vehicle with a big personality, showcased through its combination of coupe-like design and sport utility functionality. It offers a roomy and versatile interior that provides seating for five and flexible cargo space, compliments of Honda's second-row Magic Seat.

The four-door HR-V is available in both front-wheel and all-wheel drive configurations. Power is supplied by a 141-hp 1.8-liter inline four-cylinder engine, mated to either a six-speed manual transmission, or a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) with sport mode and available paddle shifters. Trim-dependent standard equipment includes: a power sunroof, rear spoiler, 17-inch aluminum wheels, fog lights, passive entry/start, heated front seats, leather upholstery and automatic climate control, along with HD/satellite radio, Bluetooth wireless connectivity/music streaming, four USB ports, smartphone integration, voice-activated navigation and a 7-inch touchscreen display. Safety features found on every HR-V include anti-lock disc brakes with brake assist, Vehicle Stability Assist with integrated traction control and a rearview camera, as well as six airbags. Honda LaneWatch, a passenger-side blind spot monitor, is also available.

The Honda HR-V carries over with minimal changes for 2018.

Introduction

The Honda HR-V is subcompact crossover back for its third year, with only changes to the wheels and paint colors for 2018.It's based on the versatile and economical Honda Fit, and is slightly smaller than the CR-V.lt looks sportier than the CR-V and more SUV-like than the wedge-shaped aerodynamic Fit.

There is one engine, a 1.8-liter four-cylinder that makes 141 horsepower and 127 pound-feet of torque.Front-wheel drive is standard, while all-wheel drive is optional with the continuously variable transmission (CVT).A six-speed manual transmission is available, but the vast majority of HR-Vs use the CVT.

The HR-V is comfortable to drive, and it can be fun, but it isn't sporty.Its strengths are versatility and economy, like the Fit only different, because the Fit isn't considered a crossover.Competitors include the funky Fiat 500X, sporty Mazda CX-3, and Chevrolet Trax, which shares a platform with the upscale Buick Encore.

The CVT gets better gas mileage than the manual transmission, but it offers no excitement.It gets an EPA-rated 31 Combined miles per gallon with front-wheel drive, or 29 mpg with all-wheel drive.That pretty much ties it for best in class with the Mazda CX-3.

The cabin is clean and well organized, with a nice center stack with an optional big display.The roofline is curved for more headroom.The rear passengers have plenty of hip and legroom.

The HR-V steals the popular features of the Fit, like the fold-flat 60/40 rear seat, and the Magic fold-flat front seats.A flat cargo space behind the front seats, and a dropped front seatback, makes it like a minivan.With all-wheel drive and a roof rack, it'll do anything.

Lineup

Honda HR-V comes in LX and EX models.Front-wheel drive with six-speed manual gearbox is standard, all-wheel drive with CVT is optional ($2100).(Prices are MSRP and do not include destination charge.)

The 2018 Honda HR-V LX ($19,570) comes with cloth upholstery, air conditioning, tilt-and-telescoping steering column, Bluetooth, five-inch color display, four-speaker 160-watt audio system, single USB port, auxiliary audio jack, and 17-inch alloy wheels.

EX ($22,420) adds sunroof, fog lights, automatic climate control, heated front seats, six-speaker 180-watt stereo system, seven-inch display screen with the HondaLink interface, Pandora, text message function, second USB port, and Honda Lane Watch.

EX-L Navi CVT 4WD ($26,340) adds leather, navigation with voice recognition and real-time traffic, HD radio, and satellite radio.

Safety equipment on all models includes frontal airbags, front side airbags, side curtain airbags, electronic stability control, traction control, ABS, Brake Assist, Electronic Brake-force Distribution and multi-angle rearview camera.

Walkaround

The HR-V is perky and blunt, a smooth blend of hatchback and coupe.Honda says it's designed to look like a coupe, with its short overhangs, sharp creases and aggressive angles.From the front it resembles the larger CR-V, but with a wider front grille and a stronger nose.From the side, the curved roofline is punctuated by a roof spoiler.A sharp, rising character line runs from the door up into the D-pillar.In the rear, a strong crease swoops from the outside of each tail light, creating a wide grin.

Driving Impression

The power is adequate, considering it brings back more than 30 miles per gallon, but the HR-V lacks oomph when the throttle goes down, thanks to the continuously variable transmission, which lags between shifts.However, on the EX models there is a sport mode that brings a bit of snap to the shifts, and using the paddle shifters helps a lot.Thank heavens they are there, to salvage some fun out of driving the car.

With the manual transmission, the acceleration feels fine, zipping around town and out on the highway.However it gets 3 mpg less, at 25 city, 33 highway, and 28 combined.But give Honda credit for offering it, as an option to their unexciting CVT.If only they built a CVT with as much feel as Subaru.

The HR-V is designed for commuter driving, not sporty cornering or off-roading, so the ride is better than the cornering.The body motions are well controlled, and it never feels brittle, even on terrible roads.The suspension uses struts in front and a torsion beam in the rear, with standard 17-inch wheels; it's more absorbent than that on the Fiat 500X, Jeep Renegade or Chevy Trax.

As for handling, it's adequately confident and balanced, although far from entertaining on a twisty road.The steering is fairly relaxed.If cornering is what you want in a small crossover, the Mazda CX-3 is the way to go.

Summary

The HR-V is a strong contender in the subcompact crossover class.It's exactly what Honda bred it to be: a cross between the Honda Fit and CR-V.It's not exciting to drive, but it is exciting in its ability to do so much and carry so much, while getting 30 mpg.

Sam Moses contributed to this review, with staff reports.

Interior

The cabin feels heavy on fabric and plastic.The controls are well laid out, with a five-inch touchscreen on the center stack, and better seven-inch screen on the navigation model, that's perfectly located in the high center console, that helps separate the driver from the front passenger.Below the center stack there's a small storage space that can fit a phone, with a USB port.The door pockets are wide and shallow.

The front seats are quite comfortable, with a fine fabric, but small persons might not find a place that fits, with the manual adjustment.

The leather on the top EX-L model feels somewhat stiff.

Rear visibility is good despite a small rear window.When you get used to Honda LaneWatch, it's helpful.When you flip the turn signal, a screen shows the rearward view of the side of the car that's turning, from the point of view of the sideview mirror.

If you go by total interior space, more than 100 cubic feet in the LX, the HR-V is the roomiest vehicle of its kind.In the rear seat, adults have excellent headroom and legroom.

The 60/40-split rear seat can fold completely flat, and Honda's Magic Seat that folds and flips the second-row seat like a lawn chair.The rear cargo is square and flat with a ton of space.With the seats up, there's a fat 25 cubic feet of cargo space; with them down, there's 58.8 cubic feet.Compare to the Chevy Trax, with 18.7 cubic feet and 48.4 cubic feet.

ABS Brakes
ABS4-wheel
Air Conditioning
Air filtrationInterior air filtration
Front air conditioningAutomatic
Airbags
Driver AirbagYes
Head airbagsCurtain 1st and 2nd row
Passenger AirbagYes
Audio System
Antenna TypeIntegrated roof
Audio security systemYes
In-Dash CDSingle
Memory Card SlotYes
MP3 playerYes
RadioAM/FM stereo
Radio Data SystemYes
Speed Sensitive Volume ControlYes
Total Number of Speakers4
Brakes
Braking assistBraking assist
Front brakesVentilated disc
Child Safety
Child safety locksManual
Colors
Fabric TypeCloth
Fabric Type 2Cloth
Fabric Type 3Cloth
Fabric Type 4Carpet
Roof typeFixed roof
Comfort Features
Cargo area floor matVinyl/rubber
Cargo area lightCargo area light
Cargo area lightCargo area light
Dash trimMetal-look
Floor matsCarpet front and rear
Floor matsVinyl/rubber front and rear
Reading lightsFront
Reading lightsFront
Shift knob trimUrethane
Steering wheel trimUrethane
Convenience Features
12V DC power outlet3
Audio controls on steering wheelAudio controls
Cargo Grocery Bag HolderYes
Cargo Grocery Bag HolderYes
Cargo netCargo net
Center ConsoleFull with covered storage
Cruise controlCruise control
Cruise controls on steering wheelCruise controls
CupholdersFront and rear
Door pocketsDriver, passenger and rear
Multi-function remoteRemote engine start
Power steeringElectric power steering
Rear area cargo coverRigid
Rear area cargo coverRigid
Retained accessory powerRetained accessory power
Seatback storage1
Steering wheelTilt and telescopic
Storage OrganizerYes
Under Seat StorageUnder seat storage
Dimensions
Front Head Room1,003 mm
Front Hip Room1,349 mm
Front Leg Room1,047 mm
Front Shoulder Room1,443 mm
Front track1,535 mm
Overall height1,605 mm
Overall Length4,294 mm
Overall Width1,772 mm
Rear Head Room973 mm
Rear Hip Room1,204 mm
Rear Leg Room998 mm
Rear Shoulder Room1,384 mm
Rear track1,540 mm
Wheelbase2,610 mm
Doors
left rear passenger door typeConventional
Rear door typeLiftgate
right rear passenger door typeConventional
Driver Seat
HeatedMulti-level heating
Height AdjustableManual
Manual Adjustments6
Drivetrain
Axle ratio4.71
Driven WheelsFront-wheel
Engine
Block HeaterRegular duty
Compression Ratio10.60 : 1
Cylinders4
Displacement110 cm^3
Engine ConfigurationInline
Fuel TypeRegular unleaded
Horse Power141 hp
Max RPM6,500 RPM
Max Torque RPM4,300 RPM
Remote engine startRemote engine start
Size1.8 L
Torque172 Nm
Total Valves16
TypeRegular unleaded
Valve GearSOHC
Variable Valve TimingVariable valve timing
Vehicle EmissionsULEV II
Exterior Features
BodysideBody-coloured
GrilleWith chrome bar
GrilleWith chrome bar
Rear spoilerLip
Fuel Consumption
City9.4 L/100 km
Combined8.4L/100 km
Highway7.1 L/100 km
Header
Doors4
Driven WheelsFront-wheel
Engine Size1.8 L
Fuel TypeRegular unleaded
Number of CylindersI-4
Trans Speeds - VA6
Trans Type - VAManual
TransmissionManual
Headrests
Adjustable Front HeadrestsManual adjustable
Adjustable rear headrestsManual adjustable
Number of rear headrests3
Instrumentation
ClockIn-radio display
ClockIn-radio display
CompassCompass
External tempExternal temperature display
External tempExternal temperature display
Low fuel levelLow fuel level
Rear View CameraYes
Rear View CameraYes
TachometerTachometer
Trip computerTrip computer
Lights
Daytime running lightsDaytime running lights
Front Fog lightsFront fog/driving lights
Locks
2-Stage unlocking2-stage unlocking
Power door locksRemote power door locks
Mirrors
Driver mirror adjustmentPower remote
Heated driver mirrorHeated
Heated passenger mirrorHeated
Inside rearview mirrorElectrochromatic
Passenger mirror adjustmentPower remote
Vanity mirrorsDual vanity mirrors
Passenger Seat
HeatedMulti-level heating
Manual Adjustments4
Rear Seats
FoldingFold forward seatback
RecliningManual
TypeSplit-bench
Safety and Performance for CarsProd
Antilock Brakes4-wheel
Four-wheel antilock brakesFour-wheel antilock brakes
Head airbagHead airbag
Side airbagSide airbag
Stability controlStability control
Traction controlTraction control
Seatbelts
Rear center seatbelt3-point belt
Seatbelt pretensionersFront
Seats
Climate controlledDriver and passenger heated-cushion, driver and passenger heated-seatback
Front seat typeBucket
seating capacity5
Total Seating Capacity5
UpholsteryCloth
Security
Anti-theft alarm systemYes
engine immobilizerEngine immobilizer
Spare Tire
Mount LocationInside under cargo
SizeCompact
Spare Wheel
Rim typeSteel
Stability and Traction
Stability controlYes
Traction controlABS and driveline
Suspension
ClassRegular
Front Spring TypeCoil
Front Stabilizer BarRegular
Front Suspension ClassificationIndependent
Front suspension typeStrut
IndependentFront
Rear Spring TypeCoil
Rear Suspension ClassificationSemi-independent
Rear Suspension TypeTorsion beam
stabilizer barFront
Telematics
internet accessSelective service
Satellite communicationsHondaLink
smart device integrationHondaLink
wireless phone connectivityBluetooth
Tires
Diameter17.0"
PrefixP
Profile55
Speed RatingV
Tire Pressure Monitoring SystemYes
TypeAS
Width215 mm
Towing and Hauling
Cargo tie downsCargo tie downs
Cargo tie downsCargo tie downs
Transmission
Manual / automaticManual
Number of speeds6
Transmission Hill HolderTransmission hill holder
Truck Features
BumpersBody-coloured
BumpersBody-coloured
Door reinforcementSide-impact door beam
Video System
Primary Video Monitor Size7.0"
Video Monitor LocationFront
Warranty
basic distance60,000 km
basic months36 months
drivetrain distance100,000 km
drivetrain months60 months
roadside distanceUnlimited km
roadside months36 months
rust distanceUnlimited km
rust months60 months
Weights and Capacities
Cargo capacity, all seats in place688 L
Cargo capacity, rear seat down or removed1,665 L
Curb weight1,314 kg
EPA interior volume2,835 L
Fuel Capacity50 L
Gross vehicle weight1,815 kg
Max cargo capacity1,665 L
Turning radius6 m
Wheels
Diameter17
Diameter17
Rim TypeMachined w/painted accents aluminum
Rim TypeSilver aluminum
Rim TypeSilver aluminum
Wheel LocksYes
Width6.5
Width6.5
Windows
Front wipers - intermittentIntermittent
Heated Windshield Washer JetsWiper park
One-touch windows1
Power windowsPower windows
Privacy glassLight
Rear defoggerRear defogger
Rear wiperFixed interval
Body ExteriorStd.Opt.
Bodyside mouldings
Heated door mirrors
Power door mirrors
Spoiler
Convenience FeaturesStd.Opt.
1-touch down
1-touch up
Air conditioning
Auto-dimming rearview mirror
Automatic temperature control
Driver door bin
Driver vanity mirror
Front beverage holders
Illuminated entry
Passenger door bin
Passenger vanity mirror
Power windows
Rear beverage holders
Rear door bins
Remote keyless entry
Speed control
Telescoping steering wheel
Tilt steering wheel
Entertainment FeaturesStd.Opt.
AM/FM radio
CD player
CD-MP3 decoder
Radio data system
Steering wheel mounted audio controls
Lighting, Visibility and InstrumentationStd.Opt.
Compass
Exterior parking camera rear
Front fog lights
Front reading lights
Low tire pressure warning
Outside temperature display
Rear window defroster
Rear window wiper
Tachometer
Trip computer
PowertrainStd.Opt.
Block heater
Sequential multi-point fuel injection
Variable intake manifold
Variable valve control
Safety and SecurityStd.Opt.
4 wheel disc brakes
ABS brakes
Brake assist
Dual front impact airbags
Dual front side impact airbags
Electronic stability
Ignition disable
Occupant sensing airbag
Overhead airbag
Panic alarm
Security system
Traction control
Seats and TrimStd.Opt.
Front centre armrest
Heated front seats
Split folding rear seat
Suspension/HandlingStd.Opt.
Alloy wheels
Front anti-roll bar
Front wheel independent suspension
Power steering

2018 Honda HR-V LX (M6) 4dr Front-wheel Drive, Peterborough, Ontario

Trent Valley Honda, 851 Highway 7, Peterborough, Ontario K9J-6X7

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Trent Valley Honda

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