2017 Honda HR-V Review

The HR-V crossover SUV is a shining star of the Honda lineup. This crossover SUV shares a similar platform with the third generation of Honda Fit. The vehicle has an excellent design and uses the latest technology and all the features that improve the comfort of the user. The 2017 Honda HR-V comes in three trim levels namely; the LX, EX, and the EX-L.

2017 Honda HR-V front view

2017 Honda HR-V – Exterior and Interior

From the exterior view, the 2017 Honda HR-V design is refreshed there are several colors that are available for this crossover and are; Deep Ocean Pearl, Alabaster Silver Metallic, Crystal Black Pearl, Modern Steel Metallic, White Orchid Pearl, Misty Green Pearl, Mulberry Metallic and Milano Red. The SUV comes with 17-inches alloy wheels. With updated headlights and grill, the hood gets a new shape, and new curves are expected. Updated aerodynamic panels enhance the elegance of the vehicle.

Inside the Cabin, a wide range of colors are available and include; Gray Leather, Gray Fabric, Black Leather and Black Fabric. A 7-inch touch screen will be available, and this will offer a simplified navigation of the vehicle. Also, a navigation system and infotainment is available. This model 2017 Honda HR-V will have Smartphone integration capability that was not available in the previous models of the same. A moon roof is available for all the trim levels and with a single push of a button the moon roof opens. The seats are heated, and leather-wrapped and, therefore, provide adjustments to the temperatures according to the occupant’s prevalence. The rear seats can be folded to create more space for cargo when necessary. Additional features include; satellite radio, Bluetooth connectivity and a telescopic steering wheel that enhances easier control and management of the vehicle.

Safety has been put into consideration when designing the 2017 Honda HR-V and the following safety features have been installed for this model and include; airbags such as front, rear and side airbags, stability assist system, traction control, brake assist, tire monitoring system, rear camera lane departure warning, forward collision detection and the mirrors are expanded to enhance a better view. With these safety features installed, the safety of the passengers in this crossover SUV is guaranteed.

2017 Honda HR-V interior

2017 Honda HR-V Engine and Performance

Under the hood, the 2017 Honda HR-V rides on a 1.8 Liter 4-cylinders engines that produce an output power of 140 horsepower and a torque of 130 lb-ft. The customers are provided with two alternative transmissions; the first one being a 6-speed manual transmission and the second alternative being CVT transmission. The CVT transmission type is composed of paddle shifters for an increased power delivery. With the use of latest technology, it’s expected that engine optimization will be efficient, and the fuel economy will improve when compared to the previous models of the same. The modernized steering and suspension system will also improve the overall performance of the SUV. The fuel economy ratings when operating on Front Wheel Drive (FWD) are 28 mpg when in the city and 35 mpg when on express highway, however when operating on All Wheel Drive (AWD) the fuel economy ratings are 27 mpg when in the city and 32 mpg when on highway.

2017 Honda HR-V rear view

2017 Honda HR-V – Price and Release Date

The 2017 Honda HR-V is expected to have a price range of $19,500 -$26,500 and shall be released to the market by the end of the year 2015 or early the year 2016.

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