New Honda HR-V

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New Honda HR-V

Stylish, versatile and practical, the new Honda HR-V is the small SUV with big personality. It was actually the best-selling small SUV in 2015 based on sales figures from the world’s 53 principal markets.

The HR-V is Honda’s smallest and sportiest SUV available as part of its line-up. It features sleek styling and swoopy design elements such as wraparound headlights and a large imposing grille. It’s designed for those who want to sit a little higher up, but don’t want the larger overall size that comes with a traditional SUV. Let’s take a look at it in a little more detail. 



Interior design

The HR-V is Honda’s smallest and sportiest SUV available as part of its line-up. It features sleek styling and swoopy design elements such as wraparound headlights and a large imposing grille. It’s designed for those who want to sit a little higher up, but don’t want the larger overall size that comes with a traditional SUV. Let’s take a look at it in a little more detail.

The HR-V majors on practicality too, with a huge 448-litre boot providing more than enough space for most occasions. Drop the rear seats flat and you’ll find a massive 1,026 litres to play with, too. The cabin of the HR-V is classic Honda; well laid out, logical and nicely screwed together, it’s a great place to be. Everything has a robust feeling to it, while there’s a wide windscreen that means there’s a lot of light being let into the interior.

Exterior design

The exterior of the HR-V is a neat blend of the firm’s larger SUVs and its smaller hatchbacks. It’s one of the most distinctive looking cars in its class, that’s for sure, and in brighter colours it’s a car that’ll likely turn heads.

Up front there are large and distinctive headlights, while the raked roofline and sharply cutoff rear section gives it a coupe-esque appeal.



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​Performance 

Picking an engine for the HR-V is easy, as there are just two to go for. There’s a 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine with just shy of 130bhp, and it’s available with either a six-speed manual or seven-speed CVT gearbox. Automatic versions get steering wheel-mounted shift paddles to add a sporty feel to your time in the driver's seat. Alongside this sits a 1.6-litre diesel engine, which may be a better choice for those planning on undertaking longer journeys. 

There’s also an HR-V Sport model, which uses the same 1.5-litre engine but brings a touch more power - up to 180bhp - and brings a bespoke suspension setup for an even more involving drive. 

Safety and technology

There’s plenty of technology on board in the HR-V to keep even the most avid button-pressers happy. A seven-inch screen gives access to the main infotainment system which houses features like satellite navigation and media controls. It also incorporates Bluetooth, WiFi and USB connections too.

What’s more, you can even customise the screen to display your favourite wallpaper images, giving an added level of personalisation to the car. 



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What Trim levels are available on the Honda HR-V ?

S

The entry point to the HR-V range is with the S specification. This grade brings an impressive amount of standard equipment, with cruise control and Bluetooth connectivity included, alongside Honda’s clever ‘Magic Seats’ which give more space in the back of the car when the rear seats are folded away. 

You also get a multi info display ahead of the driver, while steering wheel-mounted audio controls are included too. 

SE

The next grade along - SE  - brings more in the way of driver assistance features. As such, there’s an intelligent speed limiter fitted alongside a traffic recognition system and a full satellite navigation package.

The safety package has been beefed-up too, with lane departure warning and forward collision warning being two noticeable safety-related additions. 

EX

EX is the most luxurious trim in the range, bringing with it high-end features such as a panoramic glass sunroof, full LED headlights and smart keyless entry and start. 

Those who like being as cosy as possible in the winter months will also appreciate the fitment of heated seats on EX-grade cars, which will help to take the edge off the cold. 

Sport

As we mentioned earlier, Sport is a more performance-orientated option. It receives many of the same high-end features as the EX grade cars - such as rain-sensing front wipers and front and rear parking sensors - but gains some elements designed to make driving even more involving.

The most crucial of these is the performance dampers which transform the way the HR-V rides, alongside the more powerful engine which gives the car a lot more punch than you might expect.



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​Honda is diving in to the small crossover segment and bringing back a name from the past with its HR-V.

What is it?

You may remember that the old HR-V, in concept at least, followed the crossover recipe to the letter, but this new HR-V is something quite different and enters a booming sector. Honda says it combines coupé looks with MPV practicality and small car efficiency.

What’s new?

It fits the brief of being compact by being based on the brand-new Jazz supermini platform but has the higher ride height and taller stance to give the more lofty driving position that buyers demand. It’s also strictly two-wheel-drive only, reflecting that few will every attempt to take it off-road as well as helping to cut fuel consumption.

​What's under the bonnet?

There’s one petrol and one diesel engine available, with the 1.5-litre petrol offering up a sprightly 128bhp. It’s a smooth and sweet-spinning engine that in the Honda tradition is happy to rev, although it doesn’t need to be thrashed to deliver brisk acceleration. It’s also capable of impressive frugality, with a claimed 49.6mpg combined and 134g/km of CO2.

What's it like to drive?

Get settled behind the wheel of the HR-V and you’re met with the clarity and simplicity of layout you expect from a Honda. There’s logical controls laid out on the steering wheel, the 7-inch touchscreen sat at the top of the dash and the touch sensitive air con all within easy reach.

Elsewhere the HR-V demands very little from the driver with light, accurate steering and a snappy gearchange. The comfort-biased suspension also does a fine job of filtering out road imperfections, but should you feel the need to press on it is surprisingly able and happy with being thrown around a little.

Front view of a white Honda HR-V parked on beach pebbles

​How does it look?

As the brief suggests, the HR-V is an interesting mix of visual cues. In terms of its dimensions it is surprisingly generous and the extra height gives it a little more presence than a similarly-sized hatch. It’s also far from being a tall, dull box; there’s creases and curves all over the body that give it more visual strength yet the heavily curved roof is more of a coupé twist. It might not be to all tastes but it’s far from the love-or-hate approach adopted by the Nissan Juke and still has enough going on to catch the eye.

What's it like inside?

Even compact cars can’t get away with being small on the inside but the HR-V is usefully space efficient. The seats are relatively high set to make the most of the tall body, with generous glazing and a low-set dashboard boosting the sense of space. It’s a similar story in the rear where there’s good space for the class, while the boot is generous and comes with the Magic Seat system to give you a completely flat floor if you drop the rear seats.

What's the spec like?

The entry-level S model gets its fair share of kit with DAB radio, climate control, cruise control, electric heated mirrors, 16-inch alloy wheels, hill-start assist and an electronic parking brake to name a few, but moving up to SE Nav gives you the 7-inch touchscreen with navigation software included, bigger alloys, dual-zone climate, front and rear parking sensors and more importantly a large suite of safety systems including forward collision warning, traffic sign recognition and lane departure warning, making it a very well equipped machine for the money.

Interior of a white Honda HR-V

The HR-V is small enough not to be a handful but big enough to be practical, which means it will suit a broad spread of buyers. It’s ideal for smaller families, has the versatility with its clever rear seats to suit annoying active types with their tons of kit but is also comfortable and sufficiently undemanding to serve older buyers well. Young singletons might prefer something more racy, but they’ll soon want something better at carrying people and kit.

FACTS AT A GLANCE

  • Engine: 1.5-litre petrol unit producing 128bhp and 154Nm of torque
  • Transmission: Six-speed manual gearbox driving the front wheels
  • Performance: Top speed 119mph, 0-60mph in 10.2seconds
  • Economy: 49.6mpg combined
  • Emissions: 134g/km of CO2
Rear view of a white Honda HR-V parked on beach pebbles with the boot open