2016 Honda HR-V

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Honda HR-V highlights

Customer rating


  • Great value for the money
  • Responsive handling
  • Excellent fuel economy


  • Limited off-road capability
  • Road noise
  • Engine not as powerful as some competitors

Mileage (EPA estimate)

25 city, 32 highway, 28 combined

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All Honda HR-V years

5 reasons to buy the 2016 Honda HR-V

1. Cavernous cargo space

Although the 2016 Honda HR-V is a subcompact SUV, it has lots of space for your suitcases, strollers, or groceries. The 2016 base model has 24 cu-ft of cargo space behind the second row for those days when you've got friends and family in the back row. If you need to carry more stuff, the 2016 HR-V also comes standard with Honda's Magic Seat®, which folds flat into the floor, allowing for 58.8 cu-ft of cargo space in the base trim when the rear seats are folded flat.

2. Lots of space for passengers

Whether you're loading your newest addition into a rear-facing car seat or offering your tall friends a ride to dinner, the 2016 Honda HR-V is a good fit. The car has more than 41 inches of legroom in the front and 39 inches in the back. That, coupled with a standard six-way adjustable driver's seat, ensures everyone will be comfortable.

3. Available all-wheel drive

If you live in a changeable climate or like to head up the mountain for ski season, you'll appreciate that the 2016 Honda HR-V has all-wheel drive available on every trim. That means you can find the HR-V with the features you want, and know it will be up to the challenge of slippery roads. If you're avoiding the cold, consider the EX or EX-L trims, which add heated front seats.

4. It's city-sized

Despite its ample interior space, the 2016 HR-V is small enough to slip easily through city streets and into tight parking spaces. The 2016 model is just over 14 feet long, at least two feet shorter than standard parking spaces. With the HR-V, you get the space of an SUV, without having to pass up a compact parking spot.

5. Upscale touches

The 2016 HV-R is a practical car that will make you feel like a responsible adult. But it still comes with luxurious and fun upscale options available. The available paddle shifters, for example, give you a hands-on driving experience while the available moonroof lets you bask in the sun. It also comes standard with Bluetooth® integration and offers an available HD radio.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

The 2016 Honda HR-V is a small SUV that has excellent gas mileage and roomy interior. The car rides great and has a reverse camera. The car also has a sport feel and is very spacious. The design of the dashboard is also a major plus. It has a passenger side camera for blind spot, as well as fuel efficiency indicators on the dash screen so you don't have to look at your odometer or trip meter while driving down the road.

RepairPal gave the Honda HR-V an overall reliability rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Excellent. This rating ranks Honda HR-V 1st out of 8 among Subcompact SUVs.

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Honda HR-V features and specs

EX 2WD 4D Sport Utility

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • CD Audio
  • Cloth Seats
  • Cruise Control
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Manual Transmission
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Sunroof(s)
  • Traction Control
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Cloth Seats
  • Full Roof Rack
  • Running Boards

Drive Wheels

Front Wheel Drive (2WD)

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Leg room

F 41.2"/R 39.3"

Head room

F 37.6"/R 38.3"

Front tires


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Seating capacity



Manual 6

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