2016 Honda HR-V Drive and Ride Experienced in 8 Minute Video
Come along for the ride as we unveil Honda’s next best seller. 2016 Honda HR-V-CVT-AWD: Is American Honda’s latest Fit platformed crossover. Is it as good as they say it is?
Granted, American Honda Motors is engaged in an unprecedented rebirth journey of sorts. Within a 2 year time-frame, American Honda Motors and Acura Division will have reinvented its entire lineup. We've experienced all new offerings behind the wheel, and remain largely impressed! How does American Honda Motors take one of, if not North America's best selling car and light truck lineups, and continue to break sales records year after year?
Innovation, exceptional standard safety features, favorable price point
Refined good looks, and a list of exceptional standard safety and convenience features may place HR-V just slightly ahead of the pack. From our behind the wheel vantage point,in what is being referred to in the automotive world as the “White-hot” compact crossover, SUV segment, 2016 Honda HR-V may be it’s greatest $ value. Don't confuse HR-V as simply an upgraded 2015 Fit with all-wheel-drive option.
Great, but how’s HR-V’s ride and what does it cost
For Torque News, when assessing the attributes of a new car or light truck offering, it more often than not comes down to the drive and ride experience. Sure, we appreciate technology as much as the next guy or gal, and HR-V is chock full of it. But for us, and most drivers that we've interviewed, how the rubber transfers power and handling prowess to the pavement is #1 on the list when shopping for that new ride.
Drive performance weighed against fuel economy and safety features
In today’s world of automotive refinement and often a very slight nuance measurable difference between competing brand names, Honda steps up to the task with perhaps its most impressive subcompact vehicle offering to date. After all, fuel economy and safety, while very important considerations for most buyers, fall quickly to the bottom of one’s want list, if the subject at hand is a dog to drive and painfully uncomfortable to ride in; 2016 Honda HR-V is neither.
Catch our latest comprehensive 2016 HR-V drive review here. Then, please enjoy the video
In this 8 minute HR-V video-drive review, we discover a surprisingly mid-size-coupe-like refined cabin, superior seating, visually pleasing design aspects, and much more pedal than we anticipated from this 1.8 Liter gasoline engined, CVT motivated all-wheel-drive subcompact crossover. Then we take HR-V and drive it under various road and surface conditions. Well done Honda!