Published May 29 2015

What the experts are saying about the new 2016 Honda HR-V

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What the experts are saying about the new 2016 Honda HR-V

The 2016 Honda HR-V has been getting a lot of attention in recent months.

Although it is not officially launched on the market, consumers have been able to learn more about the little subcompact SUV as several Canadian and American media have had the opportunity to drive the vehicle.

When you are searching for a new vehicle, it is important to learn as much as possible about the characteristics and the personality of a given model in order to find out if it can suit your needs. The unbiased opinions of various experts allow precisely to obtain such information. So we thought we would offer some of the things journalists have said about the new HR-V.

The HR-V is a competent, versatile offering in the ever-growing compact crossover segment. It may lack the Jeep Renegade's off-road prowess and the Juke's turbocharged exuberance, but it makes up for it with practicality and dependability. – Left Lane News

The HR-V doesn't break any new ground here. It starts with the Swiss Army Knife packaging of the Fit hatchback, then adds a more powerful engine, increased ground clearance, and all-wheel drive. It's nothing revolutionary, but that's not a bad thing. In typical Honda style, the beauty lies in the execution. - Autoblog

An all-new model in the subcompact crossover segment, the 2016 Honda HR-V combines a small footprint, high driving position and a surprisingly spacious cargo area in an easy-to-drive package. Solid mileage, available all-wheel drive and plenty of standard and optional features make it one of the top vehicles in the category – Edmunds

Early subcompact SUVs like the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport and Nissan Juke required buyers to sacrifice interior roominess, but more recent additions like the Chevrolet Trax and Jeep Renegade are more accommodating. The HR-V's innovative layout takes it a step further with a roomy, versatile cabin and large cargo area. Combined with a high-grade interior and good estimated gas mileage, the HR-V enters the segment poised to strongly challenge established and all-new models alike –

Honda also deserves kudos for the utility it has managed to wring out of this model. The HR-V’s strongest selling point, its five-seat capacity, has five set-up modes designed to accommodate the flotsam of real life. Want to lug home a small tree? No problem. The rear seats flip backward into the trunk to allow access to flat floor space. You need to transport a surf board? The HR-V can handle it (inside the car), too - Globe and Mail

That’s already a pretty complete package, and with the choice of trim levels, transmissions, drive layouts and other options there are plenty of ways for Honda customers, about 10,000 of them according to Honda’s sales hopes, to make the 2016 HR-V their very own –

And now, some relevant details on the 2016 Honda HR-V. It comes standard with a six-speed manual gearbox and front-wheel drive, while a continuously variable automatic transmission is optional, as is AWD. Offered from $ 20,690, it comes standard with Bluetooth, a rear-view camera, air conditioning, cruise control and even heated seats.

Under the hood you get a four-cylindre, 1.8-liter engine developing 141 horsepower and averaging between 7.6 liters per 100 kilometers and 8.1 liters per 100 kilometers in terms of fuel economy. Its cargo capacity is 657 liters with all seats in place and 1,665 liters when the seat lowered.

To learn more about the 2016 Honda HR-V, contact us today at Lallier Honda Repentigny!