The heart of the 2018 Honda HR-V is a 1.8-litre, 16-valve, SOHC, i-VTEC® four-cylinder engine. This powertrain produces up to 141 horsepower, as well as 127 lb-ft of torque. While the 1.8-litre engine manages to be rather powerful, it’s also an efficient option for motorists. The engine comes set with a standard fuel economy of 9.4 km in 9.4/7.1/8.4 L/100 KM City/Highway/Combined.*
Upgrading from a six-speed manual transmission to a Continuously Variable Transmission option improves the fuel rating to 8.3/6.9/7.7 L/100 KM City/Highway/Combined.* The CVT just so happens to be one of the most advanced drivetrain technologies in Honda’s arsenal.
For rough terrain or winter driving, HR-V owners can upgrade to Real Time AWD™ with an Intelligent Control System™. Real Time AWD™ helps you maintain control in any tricky on-road situations you might encounter.
The HR-V’s commitment to both comfort and practicality can be found within its cabin. Said cabin is populated by technologies and amenities that create a desirable environment for the driver.
One of the first things you will probably notice when you get behind the wheel of the 2018 Honda HR-V is its standard heated front seats. Upgrading to higher trim levels expands the level of comfort found in the front seat with a leather-wrapped steering wheel.
There’s no need to fumble with keys when you can utilize the HR-V’s remote entry system. Standard cruise control also helps you set the pace for your next on-road adventure. Technology that both entertains and informs defines the interior, too. The 160-watt AM/FM/CD audio system allows you to enjoy your favorite music while out on the go, and Bluetooth® Streaming Audio allows you to connect with the people that matter most to you.
SUVs and crossovers have a reputation for being extremely safe, and this reputation is reinforced by the utility models that make up Honda’s SUV lineup. In fact, safety is probably the 2018 Honda HR-V’s strongest asset, which is saying a lot considering all of the areas where the HR-V excels.
Passive safety features in the HR-V react to dangerous situations to help keep you and your passengers as safe as possible. The HR-V has Honda’s Next-Generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure, designed to absorb the brunt of the impact during an accident.
The HR-V’s active safety features, on the other hand, work to prevent an accident from ever occurring in the first place. All HR-Vs come packaged with a multi-angle rearview camera with dynamic guidelines to help navigate drivers through tricky maneuvers.
For the best in Honda’s safety technologies, upgrade to the EX-L NAVI trim of the HR-V. This model includes both the Lane Departure Warning (LDW) system and the Forward Collision Warning (FCW) system.
Most motorists focus on one primary feature when hunting for their next vehicle. If you choose the 2018 Honda HR-V, then you’ll discover it excels in nearly every area you’re interested in.
*Estimated fuel consumption based on Government of Canada’s 5-cycle testing method. Your actual fuel consumption will vary based on driving habits and other factors – use for comparison only. For more information on 5-cycle testing, visit http://vehicles.nrcan.gc.ca.