The new 2018 Honda HR-V is definitely an interesting vehicle. This small crossover SUV will have a lot of standard equipment. The passengers can expect composed, absorbent ride and a pleasant driving atmosphere is guaranteed. Furthermore, I need to mention a great gas mileage, and excellent packaging. As for the rivals, the key competitors are the Jeep Renegade, Chevrolet Trax, Mazda CX-3 and the Nissan Rogue Sport.
2018 Honda HR-V Redesign
The exterior design of the new 2018 Honda HR-V is modern and classy. Its curvy hatchback silhouette looks very attractive and I like it. The new edition gets minimal updates. There is a new paint color option. It is an Aegean Blue Metallic paint. Furthermore, we can find a new wheel design with black painted inserts. The potential buyers are able to choose between three trim levels. The first one is LX model, the EX is the second, and the third option is the EX-L model.
The interior design of the new 2018 Honda HR-V is conceived to secure every segment of modern driving. The new model features a clean cabin, ample storage and a lot of tech equipment. The front passengers will have enough knee and head room. As for the second row of seats, it can accommodate three occupants. However, two passengers will be happier. I need to mention the second-row Magic Seat system. Thanks to it, we will get a 58.8 cubic feet of cargo space. As for the tech features, the base model is equipped with power features and a rearview camera is available. It will have a 5.0-inch touchscreen audio system with Bluetooth audio streaming. I cannot forget a USB port. The upper trim levels are enriched with a 7.0-inch touchscreen, automatic climate control, smartphone connectivity, satellite radio and keyless ignition. The list also includes a sunroof, navigation, a right-side rearview camera and much more. As for the safety problems, I will mention a few features, such as Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) and Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) with traction control. The new 2018 model will also have daytime running lights and cruise control.
2018 Honda HR-V Engine
Under the hood, the new 2018 Honda HR-V is powered by a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine with the total strength of 141 horses and 127 lb-ft of torque. With the front-drive models, the engine is paired with a six-speed manual transmission. On the other hand, a continuously variable transmission (CVT) is matched with front- or all-wheel-drive models. Estimated fuel economy for the models with six-speed manual gearbox is 25 miles per gallon in the city roads, 33 miles per gallon on the highway and 28 miles per gallon combined. As for the front-wheel drive models with the CVT, the fuel mileage is rated at 28 Miles per gallon in the city, 34 miles per gallon on the highway and 31 miles per gallon combined. And finally, estimated fuel consumption for the all-wheel drive models with CVT is 27 miles per gallon in the city, 31 miles per gallon on the highway and 29 miles per gallon combined.
2018 Honda HR-V Release Date and Price
The new 2018 Honda HR-V has been already available on the market and it will cost between $19,570 and $26,340.