2016 Honda HR-V AWD off road drive time [Video]
Granted, 2016 Honda HR-V crossover is not a heavy duty, diesel burning 4x4 pickup with front and rear lockers, 900 lbs of torque and a towing capability surpassing that of a Freightliner. It wasn’t designed for extended off road mud bogging, hill climbing, sand dune running or towing the ski boat and enough gear for an 8 person extended weekend. We get that , and so does Honda.
Great utility subcompact 5 door sport hatchback
None the less, our readers do look to HR-V for real-world utility, road-ability and superior wet weather traction when called for. So, being that it’s summer in North America, mud, rain and snow is a bit tough to find, while dust, dirt and dry loose gravel is abundant.
50% of the roads in North America remain unpaved
While we’re confident that the front-wheel-drive 2016 HR-V provides relative safety and superior traction under most driving conditions, for today’s run through the vineyards, we’ve opted for the 2016 HR-V AWD EX-L Navi.(MSRP $25,840 +) Featuring the 1.8 Liter 140 horsepower 1-VTEC Honda 4 cylinder gasoline engine, Honda’s exceptional CVT transmission, and CR-V Real Time ™ all-wheel-drive.
2016 Honda HR-V AWD dirt time
We discovered a compact 5 door hatchback crossover with exceptional off-road traction capabilities, roomy , comfortable driving confines, decent fuel economy, and ample torque transfer to the drive wheels. in short, 2016 Honda HR-V AWD features exceptional off-road-ability; to say the least, HR-V presents a surprising off-road experience.
Watch as Parks McCants drives 2016 Honda HR-V crossover through Sarver Vineyards of Crow Valley, Western Oregon.