Test Drive 2018 Honda HR-V l Centennial CO

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Although relatively new in the United States, the Honda HR-V was actually produced between 1998 and 2006 for Japan and selected Asia-Pacific markets. However, with the rise of the crossover as a popular ride option, the subcompact car finally made its way to the U.S. in 2016. With excellent interior room and fuel economy-especially compared with its main rivals-the HR-V enters the 2018 model year (its third) with no major changes. It is split into three variants: LX, EX, and EX-L Navi.

Test Drive 2018 Honda HR-V l Centennial CO


Riding on 17-inch machine-finished alloy wheels, the new HR-V has multi-reflector halogen headlights that have LED daytime running lights to increase conspicuity. On the LX, they can turn off automatically if there's enough light outside; the upper-level trims can turn off and on. Other standard exterior features include power side mirrors with turn-signal indicators and a body-colored rear roofline spoiler. The EX and EX-L Navi also get a one-touch power moonroof with tilt ability, front fog lights, and heating ability on the side mirrors. The EX-L Navi stands out with additional roof rails for more cargo-carrying ability.

Test Drive 2018 Honda HR-V l Centennial CO


Seating up to five people with two rows of seats, the 2018 Honda HR-V provides a passenger volume of 100.1 cubic feet on the base-level LX and 96.1 cubic feet on the other trims. Standard cargo volume is measured at 24.3 cubic feet, with the option of increasing it to 58.8 cubic feet when you fold down the rear bench-style seat. (On the all-wheel-drive version, those numbers are 23.2 and 57.6, respectively.) Heated front seats are standard on the EX and EX-L Navi. Only the EX-L Navi has leather-trimmed seats. Standard on the small crossover are cruise control, four-speaker 160-watt audio, a 5-inch color LCD screen, a USB port and auxiliary audio jack for connecting mobile devices, and Bluetooth® wireless connectivity for hands-free phone operation and audio streaming.

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You can upgrade to either of the upper-level trims to also get automatic climate control (which is accompanied by an electrostatic touchscreen for easy customization of temperature settings), a smart entry system with push-button engine start, six-speaker 180-watt audio, 7-inch high-resolution touchscreen, and hands-free text messaging ability. Also, you'd get HondaLink® connectivity for a plethora of services that include automatic collision notification, roadside assistance, SOS emergency assistance, and service scheduling. Exclusive to the EX-L Navi are a complimentary SiriusXM® satellite radio subscription, an auto-dimming rearview mirror for dimming headlight glare behind you, HD Radio™, and a satellite-linked navigation system with voice-recognition technology.

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Mechanical / Powertrain

The 2018 Honda HR-V is powered by a 1.8-liter inline 4-cylinder engine that produces 141 horsepower and 127 lb-ft of torque. If you go with the LX or EX and the standard front-wheel drive, the engine is paired with a 6-speed manual transmission. Only the EX-L Navi has a standard continuously variable transmission for gearless shifting, although it does come with dual-mode paddle shifters to mimic the mechanism of the 6-speed manual. Available is the Real Time AWD with Intelligent Control System™, which drives engine power to all wheels instead of just two for enhanced traction. A MacPherson strut front suspension and a torsion-beam rear suspension keeps road turbulence from disrupting the driving experience, and the crossover's electric power-assisted rack-and-pinion steering provides a curb-to-curb turning diameter of 37.4 cubic feet.


The new Honda subcompact comes with dual front impact airbags, dual front seat-mounted side impact airbags, and dual roof-mounted side curtain airbags for cushioning and restraint in the event of a collision. Also standard are electronic vehicle stability control, traction control, hill start assist, a multi-view monitoring camera, a security system with remote keyless entry, and power-assisted ventilated front disc and solid rear disc brakes with anti-lock braking, brake assist, and electronic brake-force distribution. Added on the EX and EX-L Navi is Honda LaneWatch™ for lane changing guidance.

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