This week at the Los Angeles Auto Show, Honda gave the U.S. its best look yet at the new HR-V model. We are, quite frankly, relieved to finally receive details about this new middle child between the Fit and CR-V as it is scheduled to arrive in our showrooms this spring. The HR-V is meant to capture the goldilocks nature of small SUVs today: full-size SUVs are too big, compact cars are too small, but the new crossover SUV size is just right.
Based on the Honda Fit’s platform, the HR-V is a little bit more of everything. A few inches wider, taller, and longer, it offers an incredible amount of cargo capacity thanks to Honda’s magic seat configuration, and smart engineering like putting the fuel tank under the front seats. Even some larger SUVs, like the Volkswagen Tiguan, somehow aren’t able to come up with as much space as the HR-V (56.1 cubic feet versus 58.8).
The HR-V will offer front- or all-wheel-drive, manual or continuously variable transmissions, and 1.8-liter engine that surpasses the Fit’s 1.5-liter. All trim levels will receive cool technologies like rearview camera, Bluetooth wireless connectivity, aluminum wheels and Pandora radio as standard features.
Get excited about this hot new vehicle and keep checking in with us about when you can drive one.