The 2017 Honda HR-V is a perfectly design subcompact SUV and it offers a lot to the customers. It is fuel efficient and in this category, it beats Jeep Renegade, whereas the cabin is more spacious than the cabin of Nissan Juke, for example. Although this is a new car on the market, it already won various awards and we will take a closer look at it.
The vehicle has a sloping roof, and a rear-window, which also inclines to give the car a coupe-like look. Furthermore, the car is equipped with 17-inch aluminum alloy wheels on all trims, but only EX and EX-L come with a power moonroof. In general, the changes are minor compared to the previous model.
2017 Honda HRV Interior
The luxurious interior is something you would definitely enjoy. First of all, there is an LCD interface in the center dash for infotainment. The base LX trim features conventional buttons for the climate system, compared to the top EX-L trim that comes with the touch-based system. Although the touch-based system may look upscale, it can be difficult to use it while driving. Only the top-shelf models sport leather seating.
As we have already mentioned the HR-V is not the most powerful crossovers. It is equipped with a 1.8-liter V4 good for 127 lb-ft of torque. You can decide to buy a car with a six-speed manual transmission, but this gearbox is only attached to the FWD. The another option is CVT automatic, and you can go with an AWD which is optional.
2017 HR-V Best Characteristics
The Japanese company really decided to make the car spacious, although it is a small SUV. Honda brags with almost 60 cubic feet of space and the front passenger seats can be folded for extra cargo capacity. If you want to put the tall item upright, you can fold up a rear seat cushion.
In addition to cargo capacity, there is a clever push button. This means when the car is still on a not so flat a road, you can remove your leg from the brake pedal because the button automatically applies the brakes. You just need to push the accelerator pedal to return to normal.
The base trim offers cruise control, a Bluetooth HandsFreeLink system, and a 5-inch display. In addition, the car is equipped with a rearview camera and a 4-speaker audio system with USB connectivity. More expensive EX comes with power moonroof, a 6-speaker audio and push-button start. If you opt for this variant, you would get LaneWatch side-view monitor, a 7-inch touchscreen and SMS test-message functioning. In addition, push-button start, heated front seats and touch-sensitive climate system are included as well, which means that already with this trim, you would have numerous useful features.
The EX-L Navi model comes with navigation and leather upholstery. The automatic gearbox is standard here, whereas you would also get Sport Mode and HD Radio. Furthermore, some other features such as SiriusXM satellite and paddle shifters are included. You can always add front and rear skidplate garnish or even attachments if you plan a trip on which you would bring skis or bicycle with you.
Honda HR-V 2017 On the Road
The HR-V may not be one of the most powerful crossover SUVs, but it definitely has spirit and driving this car is a pleasure. The light chassis allows this car to accelerate really well. Moreover, the CVT is the best option indeed which also helps the car speed up with no effort. If you turn on the Sport Mode, the acceleration is even better.
On the other hand, you can pick an FWD model, which is equipped with a six-speed manual and light clutch and just like the version with the CVT, driving a manual is also amazing. Although the HR-V lacks power, it has a great balance while turning round the corners and the steering is very good.
2017 Honda HR-V Price
The base model costs slightly under $20,300, but if you want to go for a top-trim, it would set you back $27,000. 2017 Honda HR-V is slightly cheaper than Nissan Juke or Chevy Trax. However, it is more expensive than Jeep Renegade. So, for a relatively low price, you would get a reliable car with good gas mileage and great cargo capacity. You might want to avoid this vehicle if you are looking for more power and if you love off-road driving.
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