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The 2016 Honda HR-V: fully loaded and aimed to please


Honda HR-V

Having made its debut just recently in February, the 2016 Honda HR-V offers an excellent alternative for those in the market for a compact crossover. While it still provides plenty of passenger and cargo space, it's smaller than usual in a traditional compact crossover. It lies between Honda’s Fit hatchback and CR-V SUV, but shares the same platform as the Fit. However, the HR-V has a much more solid feel. Its cabin is wider and interior materials are more durable and upscale. The HR-V is also bigger than the Fit - 9.1-inches longer, 2.8-inches wider, and 3.2-inches taller. While it is heavier by 400 pounds, it is still incredibly svelte on the road, including around corners.


The HR-V comes in three fully-loaded trim levels, the LX, EX, and EX-L. Standard equipment found on all trims, include: alloy wheels, full power accessories, rearview camera, Bluetooth phone connectivity, and Pandora Internet radio. Upper trims receive even more with extra niceties, like keyless entry and ignition, sunroof, heated front seats, and leather upholstery. Also included is a seven-inch touchscreen display, satellite and HD radio, and fully-integrated navigation system.


Safety equipment on the HR-V is plenty with standard antilock brakes, stability and traction control, front-side airbags, full-length side curtain airbags, hill-start assist, and multi-angle rearview camera. If you opt for the EX trim, you’ll also get Honda’s LaneWatch blind-spot warning system. This system uses a camera to display images in the passenger-side mirror on the center console display.


The 2016 HR-V comes with a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine that’s paired with a CVT (continuously variable transmission) or a six-speed manual. Power proves 138 horsepower and 127-pound-feet or torque.


Just like most Honda’s, the HR-V boasts large storage capacity. Split rear seat-backs fold down, as does the front passenger seat, which allows more room for cargo. The load floor is also extremely low, which makes for easy loading and another A+ for space. But it’s not just storage capacity that makes the Fit valuable; it also has nice passenger space. The backseat of the HR-V easily fits two adults - and comfortably.


For more information on the Honda HR-V, visit Washington Honda. Located in Washington and South Hills, Pennsylvania and Morgantown, West Virginia.


Washington Honda specializes in new and used Honda cars, trucks, hybrids and SUVs.
Located in Washington, PA. Serving Greater Pittsburgh, Canonsburg, Charleroi, McMurray and Waynesburg, Pennsylvania; and Morgantown and Wheeling, West Virginia.

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