Newities brought forward by the 2018 model year include Aegean Blue Metallic and a refreshed wheel design beautified with black-painted inserts. The wheels are available on EX and higher trims. From the standpoint of safety and driver-assistive features, even the base model comes with things like Brake Assist, Hill Start Assist, Multi-Angle Rearview Camera, and so on.
Developed in Japan and manufactured in Mexico, the Honda HR-V has 141 horsepower and 127 pound-feet at its disposal, with peak torque coming in at 4,300 rpm. It also happens to be adequately spacious, boasting 58.8 cubic feet of cargo volume with the second-row seats folded down. That’s almost 2018 Jaguar XF Sportbrake spaciousness, and that's a mid-sized wagon.
In terms of versatility, the second-row seats make the HR-V stand out from the crowd. There’s no tall task for the Magic Seat system if your stuff needs to stand, with the HR-V offering approximately 4 feet of vertical cargo space. As if that wasn’t enough, the subcompact model is packed with convenience.
Slotted under the ever-popular CR-V, the HR-V earned “acceptable” ratings in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s small overlap front and side crash tests. The NHTSA, by comparison, gave the HR-V the top 5-star rating.