Honda, one of the leading automakers in the world and the foremost in Japan, is well recognized for constructing efficient, fun-to-drive and fun-to-possess vehicles at reasonable price points. The innovative 2016 Honda HR-V is the hottest of the breed. The 2016 model HR-V is a moderately new entrance into the category of small sport utility vehicles. The earlier Honda HR-V is already earning praise over its class competitors from auto manufacturers, such as Fiat, Mazda, Jeep, and Chevy.
With the HR-V model, the Japanese automaker finally has a small utility to complement its lineup of Pilots and CR-Vs. Now, Honda has another automobile spun off from the very affable hatchback, the Honda Fit. The 2016 model HR-V will be released in three diverse trim levels, such as EX, LX, and EX-L. Similar to most modern sedans, the alphabetic trims and names of the vehicle will make it easy to order, but would head for a horrible set of Scrabble tiles.
2016 Honda HR-V Reesign
Just like the subcompact Honda Fit hatchback on which the new Honda HR-V is based, the vehicle features a Magic Seat, which is a customizable back seat that offers the new vehicle a unique skill to take on long or bulky cargo items easily. The new vehicle is also designed to offer better fuel economy, an athletic driving feel, four-wheel drive system and a solid set of convenience and technological features.
The overall design makes it happen to be part of a budding cluster of subcompact crossover offerings. The segment consists of Nissan’s Juke, which is more commanding but less spacious than the new HR-V, and the freshly introduced Jeep Renegade, which has the best off-roading abilities of the group. Another novel option is the Mazda CX-3 that distils the athletic personality of the Mazda CX-5 into a smaller package. Overall, the 2016 HR-V comes with a versatility and spacious interior design that make it an ideal vehicle in its class.
The external redesign of the 2016 Honda HR-V starts at its nose, where the vehicle comes dressed in a twin grille and headlights, similar to those on the heavily revised 2015 model CR-V. Elsewhere, the new vehicle is a more teasing, fancy shape with the roofline, which is raised high for sufficient headroom. The front fenders of the vehicle are fairly pronounced, and there is a bulge of sheet metal at the shoulder line, which extends down the side, goes beyond it and concealed at the handles of the back door.
All models come equipped with a set of 17-inch diameter alloy wheels as standard. These wheels are enclosed by 215/55R V sized all season tires in the front and at the back. Buyers who would like to have bigger wheels, they can opt for a set of 18-inch wheels by paying the extra cost.
Regarding suspensions, the new vehicle comes equipped with an independent suspension in the front and a stabilizer bar suspension at the back.
The 2016 model HR-V comes is four attractive body colors that include:
Crystal Black Pearl.
Misty Green Pearl.
Modern Steel Metallic.
White Orchid Pear.
The new model HR-V comes with the external dimensions of 169.1″ (L) x 69.8″ (W) x 63.2 (H) with the wheelbase length of 102.8 inches and a curb weight of 2888 pounds (1313 kg).
2016 Honda HR-V Interior
The cabin of the next generation Honda HR-V happens to be a nicer place than that of the Honda Fit, owing to added sound insulation, improved materials, and better details. The double-screen clutter of bigger Honda models is not present in the new HR-V and it features an incredibly neat cabin. The higher end models come equipped with a single, bigger touch-screen interface for security and infotainment displays.
The LC model comes with full power accessories, including other standard interior features, such as:
Tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel.
Height-adjustable driver seat.
Five-inch display screen.
Configurable 60:40-split folding Magic rear seat.
Four-speaker audio system with a CD player.
Bluetooth phone and acoustic connectivity.
On the other hand, the EX model comes with optional internal features, such as:
Rear privacy glass.
Heated front seats.
Keyless ignition and entry.
Automatic climate control.
Seven-inch touch-screen display.
Passenger-side blind spot camera.
Six-speaker audio system with an extra USB port.
The top model of the line, the 2016 Honda HR-V EX-L trim comes with features that include:
Satellite and high definition radio.
Auto-dimming rearview mirror.
Furthermore, the LX trim comes with the interior space of 100 cubic feet, whereas the EX and EX-L trims come with the passenger space of 96.1 cubic feet. The 2016 GR-V comes with the cargo capacity of 58.8 cubic feet in the front and 24.3 cubic feet at the back of the second-row seat, but by means of the Magic Seat, the new HR-V is more flexible than its competitors are.
Necessary attention has been paid by Honda to provide adequate safety to the new HR-V and its occupants. As a result, it comes with top-notch standard safety features, such as:
Tire pressure monitors.
Honda’s side view LaneWatch camera.
Blind spot monitors.
Adjustable cruise control.
The steering of the new HR-V is relaxed, the body movements are well organized and the vehicle will not feel brittle, even on horrible roads on both shores. The 2016 model HR-V comes with the fuel tank with the capacity of 13.2 gallons.
New Honda HR-V 2016 Engine
The exuberant styling is offset by the performance that is more reasonable. By means of a drivetrain, associated with the one in the Honda Fit, the new vehicle earns very good fuel cutback numbers, as it is vigilantly balanced against sufficient acceleration. The 2016 HR-V comes equipped with an Inline-4 engine with the displacement of 1.8 liters. This engine will be capable of producing the highest power of 141 ponies at 6500 RPM and the highest torque of 127 pounds per foot at 4300 RPM.
The 2016 Honda HR-V engine will be mated either to a six-velocity manual transmission or to a continuously variable transmission. However, the manual gearbox will be offered only to the EX and LX trims that come with the front-wheel drive system as standard. However, these models will also be offered with the all-wheel drive system with a continuously variable transmission as an option. With either system, even with discretionary all-wheel drive, the new vehicle feels sufficiently strong for safe freeway merges and pride-preserving stoplight launches. Through this engine, the new HR-V accelerates to a velocity of 60 mph from the start in 9.7 seconds.
The front-wheel drive models with manual transmission of the 2016 HR-V offer a city mileage of 25 mpg and a highway mileage of 35 mpg with the combined mileage of 28 mpg. On the other hand, the all-wheel drive models with continuously variable transmission offer a city mileage of 27 mpg and a highway mileage of 32 mpg with the combined mileage of 29 mpg.
Base price and the date of release
The 2016 Honda HR-V release date was at the concluding part of 2015. However, price varies according to the body style and trims, but the minimum Honda HR-V 2016 price will be $19,215.
New Honda HR-V 2016 Photos