The foundation of a given SUV’s utility is often its engine block, and in the HR-V, drivers will encounter a drivetrain that leaves almost nothing to be desired. Its 1.8L engine gets 141 hp and 127 lb-ft of torque, but it’s the HR-V’s fuel efficiency that really sets it apart from the competition. The HR-V’s baseline LX with 2WD and 6MT gets an EPA-estimated 25 mpg in the city, 33 mpg on the highway, and 28 mpg in combined settings.* When the HR-V’s manual transmission is replaced with the optional continuously variable transmission, these estimates increase to an EPA-estimated 28 mpg city, 34 mpg highway, and 31 mpg combined!* CVT is an available upgrade in the HR-V’s LX and EX trims, and it comes standard in the top-of-the-line EX-L Navi trim.
Upon upgrading with the CVT, buyers will also have the option to outfit their SUV with Real Time AWD with Intelligent Control System! Real Time AWD allows your HR-V to shift power to its rear tires automatically, in response to roadway conditions, but it also results in a slight reduction in gas mileage. In any trim equipped with Real Time AWD, drivers will get an EPA-estimated 27 mpg city, 31 mpg highway, and 29 mpg combined.* Features like hill start assist and Eco Coaching increase the HR-V’s utility and are available on every HR-V trim. Additional amenities like an ECON button are included with the CVT upgrade.
Much of the utility offered by compact SUVs is a result of their ability to transport many passengers, and a significant amount of cargo, at the same time. In this regard, the HR-V is an exceptional option even when compared to other members of its class! Its interior passenger volume ranges from 100.1 cubic feet in its baseline LX trim to 96.1 cubic feet in its EX and EX-L Navi builds. Each of these options leaves room for five passengers, and what’s more, each offers at least 23.2 cubic feet of cargo space with all of the seats in their upright potions. By utilizing its 60/40-split rear bench seat, HR-V buyers can expand their cargo bay to accommodate up to 57.6 cubic feet of equipment!
Inside the HR-V’s cabin, passengers in all seating positions will have access to convenience features that provide a great deal of utility. You and your passengers will be able to take advantage of cargo-area tie-down anchors, two 12-volt power outlets, automatic climate control, and door-pocket storage bins. Perhaps even more importantly, the HR-V extends its suite of convenience features to its exterior, where they function to reduce the burden many experience in the process of loading up cargo and passengers. Remote Entry comes standard on the LX trim, and drivers can access the HR-V’s Smart Entry feature by upgrading to the EX or above! With Smart Entry, your HR-V will unlock automatically as your approach with your key fob, so you can get on the move more easily, even with your hands full. Additionally, the EX-L Navi trim of the HR-V comes standard with roof rails, giving you the power to transport equipment that just won’t fit into this SUV’s expansive cargo bay.