2017 Honda HR-V EX 4dr SUV (1.8L 4cyl 6M)

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Pricing Information

MSRP: $21,415
Dealer Invoice: $20,827
Delivery Charge: $940
Used Retail Price: $19,845
Used Private Price: $18,456
Used Trade-In Price: $16,616

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Editor Review

2017 Honda HR-V Review

Introduction

Just because something is small doesn't necessarily mean it will come up short. As a wise Jedi master once said, "Size matters not. … Judge me by my size, do you?" In the same vein, the 2017 Honda HR-V is far more capable than its diminutive size suggests.

As part of the burgeoning subcompact SUV class, the HR-V slots in under Honda's CR-V and larger Pilot. It also utilizes one of the company's clever innovations, the so-called Magic Seat from the related Fit hatchback, which features a flip-up rear seat cushion to accommodate tall and narrow cargo like a bicycle or a flat-screen TV. With all the seats in place, there's suitable space for five average-size adults, too. Besides the HR-V's flexibility, it also benefits from strong fuel economy figures and an unobstructed outward view.

Yes, the Force is strong with the Honda HR-V, but it's not without a twinge of the Dark Side. The admirable fuel efficiency comes at the expense of strong acceleration, and the infotainment system isn't as intuitive or easy to operate as rivals. That said, the HR-V received an Edmunds B rating, as have its chief competitors that include the more engaging Mazda CX-3, chic Fiat 500X and more rugged Jeep Renegade.

What's New

The Honda HR-V is unchanged for 2017.

Body

The 2017 Honda HR-V is a five-passenger subcompact crossover that is available in LX, EX and EX-L Navi trims. There are no significant factory options to add. Standard features for the LX include 17-inch alloy wheels, full power accessories, cruise control, air-conditioning, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a height-adjustable driver seat, a configurable 60/40-split folding rear seat, a 5-inch display screen, a rearview camera, Bluetooth phone and streaming audio, and a four-speaker sound system with a CD player and an auxiliary/USB input.

The EX trim adds a sunroof, rear privacy glass, automatic headlights, foglights, heated mirrors, keyless entry and ignition, heated front seats, automatic climate control, 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 and real-time traffic information, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and satellite and HD radio.

Interior

No matter which trim you choose, the 2017 Honda HR-V's interior has a pleasant design with decent materials. Getting into the front seats is effortless, but rear seat access is hindered slightly by the sloping rear roofline, the smaller door opening and raised seats. Comfort up front is somewhat compromised by the firm and narrow seats, and taller drivers will likely suffer with the lack of adjustability and legroom. Rear quarters are spacious for the class, easily accommodating average-sized adults.

The larger 7-inch touchscreen and infotainment system on EX and EX-L trims falls short in terms of usability and functionality compared to rivals. The graphics themselves look dated, the menus aren't as intuitive, and there isn't any support for Android users yet. The lack of a physical volume knob and the integration of the climate control system can also be frustrating.

The HR-V does receive praise when it comes to cargo, however. There is 24.3 cubic feet of space behind the rear seats and 58.8 cubic feet available with them folded. Capacity drops slightly to 23.2 and 57.6 cubic feet for the all-wheel-drive LX (55.9 cubes for the AWD EX and EX-L), but these volumes are still generous for the class. More significantly, the HR-V features flip-up rear Magic Seat cushions like those in the Honda Fit. The front passenger seatback can also be folded back for longer cargo.

Powertrain

All Honda HR-V models are powered by a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 141 horsepower and 127 pound-feet of torque. A six-speed manual transmission is standard on LX and EX trims. A continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) is available as an option and is standard on the EX-L or if you add all-wheel drive.

In Edmunds testing, an HR-V EX-L Navi with AWD accelerated from zero to 60 mph in 9.7 seconds, making it one of the slowest in the class.

What the HR-V lacks in performance, it makes up for with efficiency. The EPA estimates fuel economy at 28 mpg combined (25 city/33 highway) for the front-wheel-drive HR-V with the base manual transmission. With the CVT, the estimate increases to 31 mpg combined (28 city/34 highway). The all-wheel-drive HR-V splits the difference at 29 mpg combined (27 city/31 highway). These are as good as they get for the class, and our real-life results support these estimates.

Driving

Power output from the HR-V's 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine is disappointing when any sort of urgency is required. When accelerating, the CVT further emphasizes this shortcoming with the loud drone that comes from the engine. Things improve only slightly in dense urban settings or when cruising on the highway thanks to the rather quick throttle response.

Handling is about average for the class, with reassuring composure and precise steering when cornering. The HR-V is not nearly as athletic or entertaining as the Mazda CX-3, but as a family crossover the HR-V's more refined and comfortable feel is a plus. The combination of excellent all-around visibility and maneuverability makes the HR-V easy to back into a tight spot.

Safety

Standard safety features for all Honda HR-V models include antilock disc brakes, stability and traction control, front-seat side airbags, side curtain airbags and a rearview camera. Honda's LaneWatch blind-spot display is included in both EX and EX-L Navi trim levels.

In Edmunds brake testing, an EX-L Navi AWD stopped from 60 mph in 124 feet, which is an average distance among competing SUVs. In government crash tests, the HR-V was awarded five out of five stars for overall and side-crash protection and four stars for front-crash and rollover protection. Similarly, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the HR-V its best grade of Good for moderate-offset front-impact protection, roof strength, and head restraints and seats. For the small-overlap front-impact and side crash tests, it earned the second-best score of Acceptable.

Pro

Easily accommodates five average-sized adults; clever cargo solutions make it more versatile than rivals; excellent fuel economy figures; outward visibility is unobstructed.

Con

Unimpressive power output results in lackluster acceleration; infotainment system isn't as easy to use as others.

Bottom Line

There's only so much you can pack into a subcompact SUV such as the 2017 Honda HR-V, but clever engineering gives it the flexibility to overcome its small size.

Manufacturer's Warranty

Type: Drivetrain
• Maximum Years: 5
• Years Limited/unlimited: L
• Miles Limited/unlimited: L
• Start Date: Sep-26-2016 01:24 PM
• End Date: 09-Sep-2099
• Maximum Mileage: 60000

Type: Roadside
• Maximum Years: 3
• Years Limited/unlimited: L
• Miles Limited/unlimited: L
• Start Date: Sep-26-2016 01:24 PM
• End Date: 09-Sep-2099
• Maximum Mileage: 36000

Type: Rust
• Maximum Years: 5
• Years Limited/unlimited: L
• Miles Limited/unlimited: U
• Start Date: Sep-26-2016 01:24 PM
• End Date: 09-Sep-2099

Type: Basic
• Maximum Years: 3
• Years Limited/unlimited: L
• Miles Limited/unlimited: L
• Start Date: Sep-26-2016 01:24 PM
• End Date: 09-Sep-2099
• Maximum Mileage: 36000

Standard Features

Audio Features - Ex

• Total Number Of Speakers: 6
• Digital Audio Input: USB With External Media Control
• Cd Player: Single CD Player
• Cd Mp3 Playback
• Speed Sensitive Volume Control
• Usb Connection
• Radio: AM/FM
• Watts: 180
• Consumer Generic Feature 0: USB Inputs

Telematic Features - HondaLink

• Text Message/memo Display
• Stock Information
• Traffic Information
• Sports/news Information
• Customer Relations/vehicle Information
• Destination Guidance (turn By Turn Navigation): Destination Guidance (also Turn-by-Turn Navigation)
• Weather Information

Brake System

• Antilock Braking System: 4-wheel ABS
• Braking Assist
• Front Brake Type: Ventilated Disc
• Rear Brake Type: Disc

Drive Type

• Driven Wheels: Front Wheel Drive

Misc. Interior Features

• Cruise Control
• Floor Mat Material: Carpet
• Floor Mats

Collision Safety System

• Accident Avoidance System: Blind Spot Warning

Driver Seat

• Heated Driver Seat: Multi-level Heating
• Height Adjustable Driver Seat: Height Adjustable
• Number Of Driver Seat Manual Adjustments: 6

Security

• Anti Theft Alarm System: Remote Anti-theft Alarm System
• Engine Immobilizer
• Power Door Locks: Hands-free Entry

Airbags

• Head Airbags: Front And Rear
• Passenger Airbag Deactivation: Occupant Sensing Deactivation
• Side Airbags: Dual Front
• Side Curtain Airbag Rollover Sensor: Side-curtain Airbag Rollover Sensor

2nd Row Seats

• 2nd Row Seat Type: 40-60 Split Bench
• Folding 2nd Row: Split Folding
• Number Of 2nd Row Headrests: 3

Cargo Dimensions

• Cargo Capacity, All Seats In Place (cubic feet): 24.3
• Cargo Capacity, Rear Seat Down Or Removed: 58.8

Mobile Connectivity

• Bluetooth: Bluetooth
• Satellite Communications: HondaLink

Instrumentation

• Clock
• External Temperature Gauge: External Temperature Display
• Tachometer
• Tire Pressure Monitoring System: Tire Pressure Monitoring
• Trip Computer

Misc. Exterior Features

• Exterior Camera: Rear View Camera
• Rear Spoiler

Doors

• Liftgate Window: Fixed
• Number Of Doors: 4
• Rear Door Type: Liftgate

Exterior Lights

• Daytime Running Lights
• Front Fog Lights: Front Fog/driving Lights
• Headlights Auto Delay: Auto Delay Off
• Headlights Dusk Sensor: Dusk Sensing

Front Passenger Seat

• Heated Passenger Seat: Multi-level Heating
• Number Of Passenger Seat Manual Adjustments: 4

Steering

• Power Steering: Electric Power Steering

1st Row Seats

• 1st Row Seat Type: Bucket
• 1st Row Upholstery: Cloth
• Adjustable Seat Headrest: Height Adjustable Headrests
• Number Of 1st Row Headrests: 2

Interior Dimensions

• 1st Row Head Room: 37.6
• 1st Row Hip Room: 53.1
• 1st Row Leg Room: 41.2
• 1st Row Shoulder Room: 56.8
• 2nd Row Head Room: 38.3
• 2nd Row Hip Room: 47.4
• 2nd Row Leg Room: 39.3
• 2nd Row Shoulder Room: 54.5 in.
• EPA Interior Volume: 120.4

Spare Tire/Wheel

• Spare Tire Mount Location: Inside
• Spare Tire Size: Temporary

Power Outlets

• Power Outlet(s): 12V

Exterior Dimensions

• Minimum Ground Clearance: 6.7
• Overall Height: 63.2
• Overall Length: 169.1
• Overall Width Without Mirrors: 69.8
• Wheelbase: 102.8

Windows

• Intermittent Front Wipers: Variable Intermittent
• One Touch Windows: 1
• Power Windows
• Privacy Glass
• Rear Defogger
• Rear Wiper: Intermittent Rear Wiper

Steering Wheel

• Audio Controls On Steering Wheel: Audio Controls
• Cruise Controls On Steering Wheel: Cruise Controls
• Phone Controls On Steering Wheel
• Steering Wheel Adjustments: Tilt And Telescopic

Storage

• Cargo Tie Downs
• Center Console: Front Console With Storage
• Cupholders Location: Front And Rear
• Door Pockets Location: Front And Rear

Sunroof

• One Touch Power Sunroof: One-touch Power Sunroof
• Sunroof: Power Glass

Seating Configuration

• 1st Row Seating Capacity: 2
• 2nd Row Seating Capacity: 3

Air Conditioning

• Air Filtration: Interior Air Filtration
• Front Air Conditioning: Automatic Climate Control
• Front Air Conditioning Zones: Single
• Rear Heat: Rear Ventilation Ducts

Differential

• Final Drive Ratio: 4.71

Seatbelts

• 2nd Row Center Seatbelt: 3-point Belt

Suspension

• Front Spring Type: Coil Springs
• Front Stabilizer Bar: Stabilizer Bar
• Front Suspension Classification: Independent
• Independent Suspension: Front
• Rear Spring Type: Coil Springs
• Rear Suspension Classification: Semi-independent

Specifications

• Curb Weight (lbs): 2917
• EGE City MPG: 25
• EGE Combined MPG: 28
• EGE Highway MPG: 33
• EPA City MPG: 25
• EPA Combined MPG: 28
• EPA Highway MPG: 33
• Fuel Capacity (gallons): 13.2
• TCO Curb Weight (lbs): 2917
• Turning Diameter (feet): 37.4

Mirrors

• 1st Row Vanity Mirrors: Dual Illuminated Vanity Mirrors
• Turn Signal Side Mirrors: Turn Signal In Mirrors
• Exterior Mirror Adjustment: Power
• Heated Exterior Mirrors: Heated

Tires - 17

• Rear Tire Width: 215
• Tire Type: All Season
• Rear Tire Diameter: 17
• Rear Tire Profile: 55
• Rear Tire Speed Rating: V

Wheels - 17 Alloy

• Rim Type: Alloy
• Rear Wheel Diameter: 17

Available Options

Option/Package Availability MSRP/Invoice

Available Colors

Honda HR-V Exterior Colors:

Modern Steel Metallic
 
White Orchid Pearl
 
Crystal Black Pearl
 
Misty Green Pearl
 

Honda HR-V Interior Colors:

Black Cloth
 

Safety Features

Traction control
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Front and rear head airbags
Dusk sensing headlamps
Tire pressure monitoring
Engine immobilizer
Turn signal mirrors
Dual front side-mounted airbags
2 front headrests
Stability control
Auto delay off headlamps
Rear center 3-point belt
Child seat anchors
4-wheel ABS
Ventilated front disc / solid rear disc brakes
Emergency braking assist
3 rear headrests
Front fog/driving lights
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear door child safety locks
Daytime running lights

IISH Information
(Insurance Institute for Highway Safety ratings)

Side impact test - Acceptable

Roof Strength Test - Good

Rear crash protection/head restraint - Good

IIHS Small Overlap Front Test Results - Acceptable

IIHS Moderate Overlap Front Test Results - Good

NHTSA Information
(National Highway Traffic Safety Administration)

Overall Impact Rating:

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating:

Driver: 4
Passenger: 4

Side Crash Rating:

Rollover:

Rollover rating: 4
Dynamic Test Result: No Tip
Risk of Rollover: 15.3

Combined Side Barrier and Pole Ratings:

Front Seat Rating: 5
Rear Seat Rating: 5

Side Barrier Rating:

Driver: 5
Passenger: 5
Side Pole Rating: 5

Mechanical Features

Engine: 1.8liter
Cylinders: 4
Displacement: 1799
Horsepower: 141
Valves: 16
Torque: 127
Fuel: Regular Unleaded
Transmission: 6 speed MANUAL
Drive Type: Front Wheel Drive

Recalls

Honda HR-V Recalls Issued - 2017

No recalls issued