HR-V: The Answer to Your Quest for a Subcompact SUV
The Honda HR-V may be a relatively new model in Honda’s lineup, but it has already made a name for itself in the SUV market and has won numerous awards. The innovative Magic Seats in the second row make this among the most versatile vehicles in its class. In addition to folding down separately or together, you can flip the rear seats upward to fit taller objects in the back seat. Of course, the HR-V’s compact size also means that it gets excellent fuel efficiency and it is highly affordable. Depending on how you choose to configure it, you can enjoy luxurious options like navigation and leather seating for a very reasonable price. Across the lineup, the HR-V has Bluetooth connectivity, a 5-inch display, Magic Seats, multiple input options, and a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel to keep you comfortable. Drivers who are looking to experience versatility and style should consider the Honda HR-V.
A Quick Look at the 2018 Honda HR-V
Honda has added a new color, Aegean Blue Metallic, to the available exterior paint choices on the 2018 HR-V. In addition, a new dark colored wheel design is now offered with certain trims. In total, there are three trims to choose from in the 2018 HR-V lineup: LX, EX, and EX-L Navi. The HR-V is a relative newcomer to the subcompact crossover segment having made its debut for the 2016 model year.
While the 2018 HR-V doesn’t exactly set the world on fire with its horsepower ratings, it more than makes up for this with its outstanding fuel efficiency. The 1.8L I-4 engine is mated to a choice of six speed manual or continuously variable transmission systems. This subcompact crossover also features Honda’s popular Magic Seat® functionality which provides a floor to ceiling cargo storage solution.
The Short History of the Popular HR-V
Although the Honda HR-V has only been available in the United States for two model years, it actually has a longer history than this. This is the second generation of the SUV, which was sold in select Asian-Pacific markets and Japan from 1999 to 2006. This first generation of the HR-V was inspired by the Honda Logo found abroad. When designing the second-generation HR-V, Honda used the same platform as the Fit, their subcompact hatchback. They created the HR-V to offer a utility vehicle that works in an urban setting and features coupe-like sportiness. With the second generation, Honda began offering the HR-V in North America as well as Brazil, Australia, and certain Asian markets. This new HR-V was very similar to the Honda Vezel, which you will find in Japan. As you may imagine, Honda decided to create the HR-V to appeal to those who like the ride height and cargo space of an SUV, but the performance, efficiency, and maneuverability of a small vehicle.
The Experience at Mossy Honda
If you’re in the market for a versatile SUV with excellent fuel economy the Honda HR-V should be on at the top of your list. Mossy Honda has a great selection of used and new Honda HR-V models for you to test drive. Whether you prefer the entry-level version or a feature-filled model, the HR-V will certainly exceed your expectations and win your heart. Our expertly trained team is happy to answer all of your questions and guide you through the different trims. We can help you get financed, helping you streamline bringing your new vehicle home.