2016 Honda HR-V Release Date and Review

2016 Honda HR-V Release Date, Msrp, MPG, Price – The new 2016 Hoda HR-V comes with some highlights which include a roomy interior and seating, high fuel economy, versatile cargo loading thanks to a unique rear seat and an excellent outward visibility. The above are just some of the pros which the vehicle will unleash during its release.

2016 Honda HR-V front view, grille and headlights

However, the HR-V will have several cons on the flip side which will include an underwhelming acceleration while the touchscreen interface may become frustrating due to lack of a full Android integration.

2016 Honda HR-V
2016 Honda HR-V

The following review will delve right into the exact details concerning what to expect from the new 2016 Honda HRV. So keep posted until the end. The HR-V coincidentally happens to be among a growing group of subcompact SUVs.

The segment includes the recently unveiled Jeep Renegade , which takes pride in offering the best off-roading capabilities, and the Nissan Juke, which is less spacious but very powerful. Another option would be the Mazda CX-3, which carefully sanitizes the Mazda CX-5 personality into a compact package.

2016 Honda HR-V rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

Additionally, you would also want to check out the Fiat 500X before you finally decide the fate of the HR-V

Exterior Dimensions & Interior Length – Honda HRV 2016

First things first, the new 2016 Honda HRV is a subcompact crossover capable of comfortable providing adequate space for five people and comes in three trim levels. The variants are the base LX, EX, and the range topping EX-L Navi model.

2016 Honda HR-V front
2016 Honda HR-V front

The LX comes with full power accessories, 17” alloy wheels, cruise control, a height-adjustable driver seat, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, a rear view camera, leather interior, a 5” display seat, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, and a 4-speaker audio system configured to support a USB port and CD player.

2016 Honda HR-V back
2016 Honda HR-V back

However, if you decide to opt for the mid-trim EX then expect a rear privacy glass, a sunroof, foglights, heated front seats, keyless ignitions and entry, automatic climate control, a 7” touchscreen display, a passenger side blind spot camera, a 6-speaker sound system and HondaLink.

2016 Honda HR-V leather seats and steering wheel

Last but not least is the range topping EX-L Navi which adds a leather upholstery, roof rails, a navigation system, satellite and HD radio, and auto-dimming rearview camera.

2016 Honda HR-V interior
2016 Honda HR-V interior

The interior of the new 2016 Honda HRV will be striking and will certainly impress with its amenities and design language. In a nut shell, the interior will devoid of gimmickry. Handling the entertainment, navigation functions and communications on the EX and EX-L Navi will be the 7” touchscreen display and HondaLink smartphone app integration system.

2016 Honda HR-V interior, backseats

There are 24.3 cubic feet of cargo volume available with the rear seats up on a front-drive HR-V. Additionally, folding the seats flat opens another 58.8 cubic feet, which in our own assessment is excellent for this class. However, the AWDs will have slightly less space.

Price & Release Date of the New 2016 Honda HRV

According to Honda, the base LX model features an MSRP starting from $19,115, the EX $21,165 and the range topping EX-L with a Navigation system comes with an MSRP tag starting from $24,590.

2016 Honda HR-V exterior, black color

Engine Specs – 2016 Honda HR-V

Under the hood of the new HR-V will be a single engine. The engine will be a 1.8L 4-cylinder powerplant good for providing 141 hp and 127 pounds of torque. For the FWD system LX and EX models, the powerplant will be mated to a standard 6-speed manual transmission system.

A CVT (Continuous Variable Transmission) system will be provided optionally for the above mentioned trim models, but it will come standard for the FWD EX-L model. AWD system has been made optional for all the variants, but only with the Continuous Variable Transmission.

According to our own testing, the new 2016 Honda HR-V EX-L Navi with all-wheel-drive was able to accelerate from 0-60 mph in 9.7 seconds, which by conventional methods is slower than other models in its segment.

2016 Honda HR-V engine

As for the EPA estimates, the vehicle’s FWD will get 25/34/28 mpg in the city/highway/combined with the manual transmission system or 28/35/31 mpg in the city/highway/combined with the Continuous Variable Transmission.

Opting for the AWD will slightly reduce the ratings to 27/32/29 mpg.

Safety features will not be left unnoticed and will include stability control, lane assist, front seat side airbags, hill assist, traction control, rear view camera, and blind spot monitoring. Also included in both the EX and EX-L Navi trim models will be Honda’s LaneWatch blind-spot display.


Wheelbase: 102.8 in
Length: 169.1 in
Width: 69.8 in
Passenger volume: F-51 cu ft R-45 cu ft
Cargo volume: 24,3 cu ft
Curb weight: 2888 lbs
Top Speed: 117 mph
0-60: 9,7 sec
MPG: 28/35 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Crystal Black Pearl, Misty Green Pearl, Modern Steel Metallic, White Orchid Pearl…
Towing Capacity: N/A

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