|Engine Size:||1.8 L|
|Transmission:||Automatic and Manual|
|Drivetrain:||Front Wheel and All Wheel|
In the super-hot crossover market you’re definitely going to want to take a look at Honda's 2017 HR-V; it is more than likely that this is the affordable crossover you've been looking for. You’ll find one of Honda's clever innovations in the HR-V, the Magic Seat, which is also featured in the Honda Fit hatchback. The seat has flip-up rear seat cushions that, when raised, create a tall and narrow cargo area between the front and rear seats that's great for things such as a bicycle or a flat-screen TV. Besides the HR-V's flexibility, it also benefits from high fuel economy and an unobstructed outward view.
The Honda HR-V, all-new last year, is unchanged for 2017. It might be the least expensive crossover that Honda offers, but buyers won't feel let down by its many features. Standard features include alloy wheels, a rearview camera and Bluetooth. The EXcomes loaded with a sunroof, keyless entry and ignition, heated front seats and more. Since the HR-V is built off of the Fit, you might not think it can offer much utility, but leave it to the engineers at Honda with their Magic Seat magic to present a fun, practical and stylish machine. You’ll find nothing lacking with its 58.8 cubic feet or storage.
All versions of the 2017 Honda HR-V are powered by a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine (141 horsepower, 127 pound-feet of torque). A six-speed manual transmission is standard on LX and EX models, and a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) is optional. The CVT comes standard on the EX-L Navi. You can get a HR-V with either front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. With the latter, the CVT is included.
Standard feature highlights for the LX include 17-inch wheels, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a height-adjustable driver seat, a configurable 60/40-split folding rear seat, a 5-inch central display screen, a rearview camera, Bluetooth, and a four-speaker sound system with a CD player, an auxiliary jack and a USB port.
The EX trim adds a sunroof, rear privacy glass, automatic headlights, foglights, heated mirrors, keyless entry and ignition, heated front seats, automatic climate control, dynamic guidelines for the rearview camera, a passenger-side blind-spot camera (Honda's LaneWatch), a 7-inch touchscreen display, a six-speaker sound system (with an additional USB port), and HondaLink smartphone apps and integration.
At the top of the line, the EX-L Navi comes with roof rails, leather upholstery, a navigation system with voice recognition, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and satellite and HD radio.
And of course you’ll get all the top of the line safety features out there, including brake and vehicle stability assist, traction control, ABS brakes, multi-angle rearview camera with guidelines; passive features include Honda’s ACE body construction, dual stage front airbags, side curtain airbags with rollover sensor and three-point seatbelts. Rest assured as you take to the road with your passengers comfortably seated and all your gear easily stowed away.