2016 Honda HR-V Arriving May 15, Starting At $19,115

Cameron Aubernon
by Cameron Aubernon
2016 honda hr v arriving may 15 starting at 19 115

The 2016 Honda HR-V is set to hit showrooms May 15 with a beginning base price of $19,115.

Three trims will be available when the five-passenger compact crossover goes on sale – LX, EX and EX-L Navi – with price of admission beginning at $19,115 for the base LX model, $21,165 for the base EX, and $24,590 for the base EX-L Navi. Front- and all-wheel drive are available, though the latter only comes with a CVT. A six-speed manual directs power to the front corners alongside the optional CVT.

Power is generated by a 1.8-liter SOHC 16-valve i-VTEC four, creating 141 horsepower and 127 lb-ft of torque. Fully independent front and torsion-bar rear, electric power steering, and power-assisted anti-lock braking keep the crossover’s 17-inch alloys mounted on all-season tires in check.

Interior volume is split between 100.1 cubic feet of occupant space and up to 58.8 cubic feet of cargo room with help from a center-mounted fuel tank and configurable second-row seating. Fuel economy varies between 25/34/28 mpg with the LX and EX FWD models with manual, and 28/35/31 mpg with the LX, EX and EX-L Navi FWD models with CVT.

Other available features include: Bluetooth; one-touch turn signals; 7-inch touchscreen; rear privacy glass; hill-start assist; dual-stage, multiple-threshold front airbags; Honda LaneWatch; leather seating and trim; sat nav; paddle shifters for CVT models; and push-button electric parking brake.

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  • Runs_on_h8raide Runs_on_h8raide on May 01, 2015

    Honda will have no problem selling these at all. I'll tell you who should be afraid of this vehicle...Subaru. They cannot keep up with demand at certain times with their XV Crosstrek and Impreza hatch....guess where shoppers will go when they don't want to wait 2-3 months for their Crosstrek or Impreza Hatch? Hello Honda. Maybe not the hardcore Subaru buyer, but those thinking they need AWD...this HRV is now in play at a great price point.

  • Spartan Spartan on May 01, 2015

    I may be alone in this, but they should have called it the CR-V Sport.

    • Corey Lewis Corey Lewis on May 01, 2015

      A good idea. Use the very substantial name equity of the CR-V.

  • VW4motion VW4motion on May 01, 2015

    The HR-V should make the POS Fit obsolete. This only if the HR-V does not have the road noise and buzzy engine drone as in the fit.

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    • Gtem Gtem on May 01, 2015

      @VW4motion That's the price paid for hollowing out the interior to the extreme I think. Compared to the king of cushy and quiet rides in the B-segment (Sonic), the Fit can actually fit adults in the back seats with room to spare, and has a fair amount more maximum cargo space, albeit less than the previous Fit. Overall I'd agree that it is a regression, aside from the increase in power. My parents have a bare bones stick shift 2007 that they've been incredibly pleased with in all respects. It basically has permanently folded rear seats as it is their farm hauler and runabout. Scrambles up snowed-in roads up hill like a billygoat with snow tires on, gets unbelievable real world mpg, and probably the lowest imaginable total cost of ownership of any car ever. In 8 years of ownership, it's finally needed a new set of rotors/pads last year, a set of tires (not including snow tires), one change of gear oil, and oil and air filter changes. The resale on these is nothing short of insane, especially in Ithaca NY.

  • Frozenman Frozenman on May 01, 2015

    I'm gonna hit the snooze button on this until they release the Acura (HDX?) version, preferably with the 2.4/8spd combo (even if it's only fwd).