The all-new 2016 Honda HR-V made its anticipated North American debut at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show. The well-equipped crossover will launch at Honda dealerships across Canada next spring.
Based on the Fit platform, this new entry-level model slots below the popular CR-V in terms of size and price. It will go head-to-head with the Nissan JUKE, Chevrolet Trax, Mitsubishi RVR and other small CUVs.
The 2016 Honda HR-V will offer one of the most spacious and versatile cabins in its class including the reconfigurable second-row “Magic Seat,” and the cargo capacity of larger competitors (1,665 litres with the second-row seats down).
The HR-V is available in either two-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive configurations. Power comes from a highly refined and responsive 1.8L 4-cylinder i-VTEC engine producing a peak 138 horsepower at 6,500 rpm and 127 lb-ft of torque at 4,300 rpm. It is mated to a continuously variable transmission with Honda “G-design” shift logic, or a 6-speed manual transmission (2WD models only).
Standard features on the 2016 Honda HR-V include heated front seats, an electronic parking brake, a rearview camera, and Honda’s 7'' touchscreen Display Audio telematics interface. Higher trim models can be equipped with premium features such as Honda LaneWatch, paddle shifters (CVT only), SiriusXM radio, a power sunroof, embedded navigation, Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Lane Departure Warning (LDW), and leather trim.