It seems like these days the small-SUV segment is only getting more and more popular among car lovers. And we understand why. There are some seriously good small SUVs, the Mazda CX-3 and the Kia Soul immediately popped up. However, when it comes to cargo space, no one does it better than the Honda HR-V.
Honda cunningly utilized the second-row Magic Seat concept from the Fit hatchback, and when these seats are folded, you’ll get yourself a lot of cargo space. Another strong suit of this model is the fuel efficiency. Unfortunately, when it comes to driving dynamics, we can’t really praise this Japanese product in that segment. All in all, if you want a quality built and highly practical small SUV the 2018 Honda HR-V is the perfect fit. But, if you want a more sporty experience in a car, look no further than the Kia or the Mazda rivals.
Japanese automaker enters 2018 with an entirely new paint option. It is called Aegean Blue Metallic and not only do we have that novelty but we’ll also see a new dark-colored wheel design on EX-l and EX trims. HR-V will have no other modifications besides these. What could this mean? Well, you’ll most likely have the opportunity to grab 2017 MY on clearance without really missing out on some of the most recent perks since the difference between the two model years is almost non-existent.
CURRENT STATE OF THINGS
This small crossover is based on Honda’s tiniest hatchback, the Fit. The Japanese brand presented the HR-V as a 2016 model for the first time, so it hit the streets in 2017 with little to no changes.
WHAT WE CHOSE FOR 2017
The EX trim which is the HR-V’s mid level trim comes in shape of the best value one. With an increase of only $2,050 when compared to the base LX model the EX trim will get you additional:
– Keyless entry and push-button start
-7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system
-Automatic climate control
2018 Honda HR-V Price
When it comes to price our manual-transmission, front-wheel-drive HR-V EX goes for around $22,455 for 2017 version and $22,560 for the 2018 model. If you want the continuously variable transmission (CVT), you’ll have to say goodbye to $800 which isn’t much to be fair. All-wheel drive variation is only available with the later option and it will set you back for another $1,300 which would make a grand total of $24,660. That would be a $2,100 increase over our selected model.
Is it worth it? Would you stick with front-wheel drive and save a couple of thousand bucks? Let us know in the comments section below!