2018 Honda HRV
Honda has been with us for the longest time now. We have been constantly seeing its evolution, from the days it was participating in Formula One, designing engines that would conquer the world, to the days it decided to sit back, and produce cars your grandma could buy. Apart from the Honda NSX, the different Honda models have not been designed to test limits nor break boundaries, and the 2018 Honda HR-V is definitely not going to make an attempt. The HRV is a crossover — getting its design from its little brother — the Honda Fit. It’s more puffed and stands a few inches taller. The 2018 model does not offer any major changes from its predecessor. The SUV body styling, driving capability and engine performance have either been retained or some slight improvements made.
2018 Honda HRV Interior
The interior has had an upgrade from the previous version with Honda improving on quality so as to maintain its competitive advantage with the likes of Jeep and the rest. It comes with a dual touchscreen, one tasked with controlling audio and navigation settings, while the other is specifically for climate control. Honda, though, has failed to introduced the option of customizing the color setting within the interior. The car has a 5-seating capacity. The interior has a leather feel, while the dials and dashboard quality is one feature of the HR-V that impresses.
2018 Honda HRV Engine
The 2018 Honda HR-V has a 4-cylinder 1.8-liter engine installed to it, another adoption from the Honda Civic. Honda estimates it will produce 141-hp and with its weight — you can immediately notice a lacking in speed and power. It takes almost 10 seconds from 0-60 mph — with its top speed being 115 mph, similar to the older version. The HR-V owners will get to choose between an all-wheel-drive-system and a front-wheel-drive. A choice of the former would cost $1,300 more which is quite inconveniencing.
2018 Honda HRV Exterior
The 2018 Honda HRV has a tall built structure as it emulates the SUV examples by Honda while copying from the hatchback. The exterior is thus less aerodynamic with Honda styling it with a focus on its curves rather than performance. When it comes to colors, you might find making a choice overwhelming, since it can come in 8 different colors, ranging from red to white. Its tail lights, on the other hand, bear a resemblance with the new Toyota Rav-4.
2018 Honda H-V Price and Gas Mileage
With prices starting from $19,465, the 2018 Honda HRV is a good fit for SUVs under the $20,000 price group. Discouraging details would be its lackluster engine that grossly under-performs as an SUV. The engine is consequently not surprisingly energy efficient, with its fuel consumption ranging from 31-34 mpg, a slight drop from the 2017 version which had its fuel consumption range at 32-35 mpg.
2018 Honda HRV Towing
The car sports no towing capabilities and an interested party may opt for after-market upgrades. The engine power, on the other hand, will definitely ensure that towing is not only a tedious — but quite exhausting — exercise. The 2018 Honda HRV is a good car, but in all honesty, there’s nothing great about it. Honda will be targeting the urban upscale car owners who need a slight size upgrade on their vehicles who, I think, should rather opt for the Honda CR-V — if they are biased to Honda in the first place.