2018 Honda HR-V: America's Hottest Compact SUV is Back!

Honda engineers know when they have a winning design; with the new 2018 HR-V, refining and building upon its lengthy list of features was their goal. Well, our Honda dealership near Denver considers their mission accomplished. Here’s how much we love the new 2018 HR-V—and why you should, too.

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What’s New?

The popular crossover was America’s most successful subcompact SUV in 2017. In a hot category packed with competition, the entry-level SUV set new sales records month after month. But resting on its laurels in 2018 wasn’t an option.

Instead, the 2018 HR-V has added several options and features. This year's HR-V revisions focused on the enhancement of its sporty personality. A new vibrant metallic color and an enhanced, sporty wheel design are sure to be a hit for those of us who adore the segment-leading Honda HR-V. A vibrant new Aegean Blue Metallic color is available on EX and higher trims, and black-painted inserts refresh the HR-V’s bold wheel design.

Honda HR-V: Much More Than a Compact Crossover

The HR-V has always offered one of the most versatile interiors, with four different modes for passenger and cargo configuration. The 2018 Honda HR-V sets itself apart from a regular hatchback SUV thanks to 100 cubic-feet of cargo space, rivaling some larger midsize SUVs. Thanks to Honda’s innovative Magic Seats in the second row, just over 58 cubic feet of cargo space is available. With its seats up, to comfortably carry 5 adults, there still remains a generous 24.3 cubic-feet of cabin room.

Power and Fuel Efficiency

Where city driving is concerned, fuel-efficiency is the priority, and the HR-V’s 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine with i-VTEC valvetrain delivers 141 horsepower without sacrificing those all-important MPGs. All Honda 2018 HR-V trims have impressive city/highway/combined EPA ratings:

  • 28/34/31 mpg for CVT-equipped two-wheel drive HR-Vs
  • 27/31/29 mpg for HR-V models with all-wheel drive
  • 25/33/28 mpg for HR-Vs with 6-speed manual transmissions

Four-Season Driving Capability for Denver Winters

“All weather” is what we expect in Denver, and the HR-V is ready to handle it with better ground clearance and your choice of front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. Kelley Blue Book cites the Honda HR-V’s all-weather capability as just one of many factors contributing to the outstanding 9.3 (out of a possible 10) rating they awarded Honda’s compact crossover. Honda's advanced Real Time AWD with Intelligent Control System is available for outstanding all-weather handling and control.

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Standard Safety & Driver-Assist Features

US News and World Report notes that the 2018 Honda HR-V earned a five-star safety rating overall—five stars in side crash testing, and four stars in the frontal crash and rollover testing—accounting for its impressive top-five NHTSA ranking in the subcompact SUV class. With the 2018 HR-V, you can expect to find the following safety features as standard:

  • Anti-lock brakes (ABS) with Brake Assist
  • Hill Start Assist - Brakes applied automatically to prevent rollback when the driver switches his foot from the brake to the accelerator
  • Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) electronic stability control system
  • Multi-Angle Rearview Camera
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)

Ride Out Denver Winters in HR-V Style

As a response to the demands of the ever-growing crossover market, Honda’s popular and larger CR-V midsize SUV has continued to amaze over the years. The HR-V, in its first few years of production, has taken on that challenge in the growing compact SUV segment. With the 2018 Honda HR-V, Honda has once again found its proper place among its rivals: right at the front of the pack.

Proudly serving all of Parker and Littleton, CO, our local Honda dealership has the new Honda HR-V, CR-V, Pilot, Ridgeline, and many more dependable models ready and waiting for you to take on the Denver winter. We firmly believe that shopping for a new car near the Mile High City shouldn’t mean paying mile-high prices, which is why we offer a great variety of new Honda deals and used car specials.

Contact us at 720-636-7000 or visit our Centennial Honda dealership at 10750 E Arapahoe Road to test drive the all-new 2018 HR-V, or any of our other new or used cars for sale.

 

Sources & Photos:

http://hondanews.com/releases/versatile-segment-leading-2018-honda-hr-v-arriving-at-dealerships

http://www.thedrive.com/sheetmetal/13445/the-2018-honda-hr-v-will-start-at-19570

https://www.kbb.com/honda/hr-v/2018/

https://cars.usnews.com/cars-trucks/honda/hr-v/safety

https://automobiles.honda.com/hr-v

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