EPA: 2016 Honda HR-V Nets 31 MPG Combined

Cameron Aubernon
by Cameron Aubernon
epa 2016 honda hr v nets 31 mpg combined

Those shopping for a small, fuel-efficient crossover can now add the 2016 Honda HR-V to the list, thanks to its EPA-certified 31 mpg combined rating.

Autoblog reports the HR-V also delivers 28 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the highway, but only if one opts for the FWD model with CVT. Adding power to the back brings the rating down to 27 city/32 highway/29 combined, while swapping the CVT for a six-speed manual in the FWD variant pushes the savings down to 25 city/34 highway/28 combined.

The FWD HR-V’s figures best those from competitors like the Nissan Juke, Kia Soul and Chevrolet Trax at the pump, while Mazda’s CX-5 can keep up on the highway figure; the CX-3, which awaits EPA-certification, may do better than the HR-V, however. Its platform-mate, the Fit, outperforms the crossover at 33 city/41 highway/36 combined.

The 2016 HR-V is due in U.S. showrooms this spring.

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  • Npaladin2000 Npaladin2000 on Jan 20, 2015

    Everyone credits the Juke with "starting" this segment in the US, and being relatively successful, but everyone negletcs the part where the Juke has a beast of a powertrain, it wasn't built to sip gas, it was built to go fast. It's a hot hatch, and the "competition" are mostly snooze-hatches instead.

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    • Ryoku75 Ryoku75 on Jan 20, 2015

      @npaladin2000 Evasive maneuvers = Quick transitions If you read the comments you'd see that I did read the Spark review, "virtually" implies that not all cars handle "good", the Spark being an example.

  • Calgarytek Calgarytek on Jan 20, 2015

    The AWD model is interesting. This means the front wheel drive version has, what, a torsion bar in the rear where as the AWD has fully independent suspension? Also, without that extra upper control arm in the front, it aint no first gen CRV. I've got one in 'standard'. It's damn good. Would love to convert it to DOHC VTEC. Anyone got a B16/B18 head 'sitting around'?

  • Eggsalad Eggsalad on Jan 20, 2015

    I prefer manual transmissions. The HR-V will offer one, the Mazda CX-3 will not. The CX-5 does, but it's much bigger.

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    • Lie2me Lie2me on Jan 20, 2015

      @Drzhivago138 184-hp NA 2.5L 4-cylinder in a 3500lb car as it's best engine bothers me more

  • Freddie Freddie on Jan 20, 2015

    Any vehicle available with a stick is worth checking out. I can't remember if I brilliantly thought of this myself or I read it somewhere, but the CUV as the default family car is a return to the 50's when cars were tall and Mom and Dad - and especially Grandma - could step into a car instead of bending over and crawling in. After six decades it's a backlash to longer, lower, wider.

    • Sportyaccordy Sportyaccordy on Jan 20, 2015

      "Any vehicle available with a stick is worth checking out." You sure about that? I can think of a few cars a stickshift can't or doesn't help.