Honda hr v 2017

2017 Honda HRV Release date, Price, Changes, Review, Interior

The presentation of the new compact SUV from Honda, the 2017 HR-V, has taken place at an auto show in Los Angeles. A fully adapted version of the car was on display ahead of its entry onto the North American market.

2017 Honda HRV release date

The new car will be updated and will be available to buyers closer to the middle of fall 2017.

Release date: fall 2017

Honda HR-V 2017 model year

The Japanese-made SUV, the 2017 Honda HRV, has received many updates compared with the vehicle for the current model year, with these having a positive effect on safety and comfort, and at the same time, fuel consumption.

The car has a similar platform as the Fit/Jazz model and has a quite unusual and impressive design.

2017 Honda HRV price

The price for the upgraded HRV should reduce slightly due to the use of modern, more efficient technologies. The starting price will be $18,950.

2017 HRV redesign

Also in the list of differences you can find an upgraded grille, a sunroof, larger sidewall and concealed rear door handles. The 2017 Honda HRV is equipped with a new front fascia: a rectangular bumper with anti-fog lights; air-intakes; a front radiator with a chrome line, which looks much sleeker; the bumper cover is styled with metal.

The rear door window, slightly moved towards the rear reflectors, has chrome trim. The 2017 Honda HRV has its turning signals integrated into the outside rear view mirrors.

The body has a fashionable coupé-like shape. On the radiator grille, between the intake and the hood there is an inset with the logo. It is noticeable that the intake has not been very successfully covered up – the substantial distance between the bands and the gaps in the mesh is too large. The headlamps have a teardrop shape with their pointed corners connected to the grille.

The rear section has also been reworked. The lights of the new 2017 Honda HRV are arranged horizontally. Overall, the back door will facilitate convenient access to the trunk. Because of the large luggage door, the bumper is still small.

2017 Honda HRV video review

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2017 Honda HRV interior

The 2017 Honda HRV offers its future admirers the most spacious, comfortable interior, which it is possible to implement thanks to the location of the fuel tank in the center. The “Magic” seats are completely new. Their originality lies in the ability to expand cargo space due to the versatile configuration options: you can easily convert the seats into a flat floor.

The dimensions are relatively compact, but due to the spacious interior, the HR-V can claim the title of an elaborate crossover.

Unlike its competitors, there are no futuristic elements in the design of the interior of the 2017 Honda HRV, though the cabin feels modern, and what is more important – it is very comfortable. Higher trim models are equipped with a leather interior, providing the feeling of a premium car. From the driver’s seat it is very easy to control all the functions of the crossover, thanks to the simple operating multimedia complex, climate control unit, and handy functional steering wheel. The availability of various options (of which there are many) depends on the trim level.

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2017 HRV engine and transmission

It is possible to choose from automatic (CVT) and manual transmissions that can cope with 1.5L engine capacity of 120 horsepower (probably unavailable for the US), or with a gasoline engine of similar size and power of 131 HP. There will also be the hybrid version with 30 horsepower motors and seven-speed robotic transmission.

2017 Honda HRV turbo

For years, Honda was known for its high-rev naturally-aspirated engines and has ignored the massive trend of using turbochargers. However, recently the new Honda Civic was equipped with a turbocharged engine and the taboo on using turbo was removed. It is unknown whether the new 2017 HRV is to get the 1.6-liter turbocharged engine used in the Civic or not. However, there is a strong possibility that in the near future almost the entire Honda model range will get turbocharged engines, at least for the European market, where turbos have become mainstream.

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2017 Honda HRV pictures

2017 Honda HR-V
Engine type SOHC 16V I4, direct fuel injection
Displacement 1.8L
Power/torque 141 hp; 127 lb-ft
Transmission 6-speed manual/CVT
Wheelbase 102.8 in
Length 169.1 in
Height 63.2 in
Passenger volume 124.4 cu.ft
Cargo volume 24.3 cu.ft
0-60 9,3 sec (CVT)
Top speed 117 mph (CVT)
Competitors: Jeep Renegade, Chevrolet Trax, Buick Encore

2017 Honda HR-V Release Date, Price, Interior, Changes

2017 Honda HR-V – Popular Honda SUV

Released nearly two years ago for the US market, the Honda HR-V quickly became one of the better selling Honda cars thanks to its good price, really good interior spacing, and rather impressive but still classy styling. However, the car has been missing quite a few features since it was launched and it now started to lose sales against some of its newer competitors such as the CX-3.

In order to solve most of its issues, Honda will release a mid-life facelift with the 2017 Honda HR-V. According to rumors it will include quite a few more features than the current model and on top of that, it might also get a newly rumored powertrain. It seems that there will be a lot of action so it would be wise to wait a little bit longer and see what new models will bring.


2017 Honda HR-V Price

Most of the chassis, running gear and also design are expected to stay the same or very similar to the current version but this is to be expected for a rather new model in the lineup. The price will stay under $20,000 which allows this car to be a better deal and great competitor.

While some rumors suggest that Honda will take out some of the rather pointless features of the current version and drop the price for the higher-end versions of the car, we expect to see improvements in almost all segments and prices to stay on pretty much identical level.

When will 2017 Honda HRV come out?

The release date is still unknown at this point, but it may be out by the end of this year and ready for the market starting with the first few months of 2017.


Likely the largest change expected for the new HR-V is going to be its engine which currently is a 1.8-liter naturally aspirated inline four good for 141 horsepower and around 125 lb-ft of torque. This is enough for most people but not as impressive as some of its competitors. To give people a more capable engine which will likely use less fuel or be at the same level, Honda is expected to install under the hood of the car a new 1.5 liter turbocharged inline-four unit good for 148 horsepower and up to 150 lb-ft of torque.

A slight power bump all while using around 10% less fuel making it a really good deal for everyone. The clunky CVT gearbox is also likely going to be updated for the new version quite soon, and we think that this is one of the parts that need the most attention.

Please see old version 2016 Honda HR-V!

Video Honda HR-V 2017

While the current model is rather poor regarding features, the upcoming Honda HR-V 2017 is finally expected to hit the market with an all-new infotainment and navigation unit which will likely support Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. On top of that, a better audio system, as well as slightly better materials, might be used for the higher-end trim levels.

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2017 Honda HR-V Overview |

The Verdict

The 2016 Honda HR-V is a stylish mini-SUV that doesn't skimp on passenger space or cargo versatility, but numb steering and modest four-cylinder performance detract from its driving experience.

Versus the competition

The HR-V is part of the SUV boom that's happening now, and the biggest battleground is the fast-growing subcompact SUV class.

Editor's note: This review was written in April 2015 about the 2016 Honda HR-V, but little of substance has changed with this year's model. To see what's new for 2017, click here, or check out a side-by-side comparison of the two model years. 

The HR-V is loosely related to the Honda Fit hatchback and is built in the same Mexican assembly plant. It's nearly as wide and tall as Honda's CR-V compact SUV but about 10 inches shorter overall. Passenger volume is similar, but the shorter HR-V has less cargo room.

Offered with front- or all-wheel drive and a six-speed manual or continuously variable automatic transmission, the HR-V comes in three trim levels: LX, EX and EX-L with navigation. We drove a front-wheel-drive EX-L with the CVT. The HR-V hits dealerships this spring.

Exterior & Styling

From the boxy Jeep Renegade to the stubby Chevrolet Trax to the sleek Mazda CX-3, there are all manners of design language in the subcompact SUV class. Honda's approach is most similar to Mazda's; Honda said it wanted to take the stylish lines of a coupe and bring them to an SUV. I wouldn't call the HR-V a coupe, but I like its athletic stance and eye-pleasing proportions.

Give Honda credit for not feeling compelled to create a single grille design and apply it, in varying sizes, across its SUV range. The HR-V's plunging grille works well here, and the black bar above it does a good job tying the headlights into the design.

How It Drives

Ride quality is remarkably refined. In characteristic Honda fashion, suspension tuning is on the firm side, but the setup admirably damps bigger bumps. The Renegade and Trax have similarly well-tuned suspensions.

Electrically assisted power steering gives the steering wheel a light-to-moderate heft. The HR-V feels very stable cruising on the highway, but the lack of midcorner steering feel is disappointing; there's a numbness you don't experience in Honda's Civic compact sedan, for example.

All trim levels are powered by a 141-horsepower, 1.8-liter four-cylinder that's related to the Civic's engine. Paired with the optional CVT, the engine provides decent power in city driving and comfortably maintains a highway cruising speed. Passing power, though, is limited; floor the gas pedal at 60 mph and you get more noise than acceleration. The drivetrain is mostly cooperative but sometimes resists raising engine rpm; you have to press the gas pedal quite a ways before it bends to your wishes. The CVT includes an S mode that lets the engine rev more, improving performance at the expense of gas mileage. The Trax's turbocharged four-cylinder, however, feels stronger than the HR-V's larger, non-turbocharged engine.

Front-wheel-drive models with the CVT get the best EPA-estimated gas mileage; they're rated 28/35/31 mpg city/highway/combined. That's ahead of the most efficient versions of the Trax (26/34/29 mpg), Renegade (24/31/27 mpg) and Nissan Juke (28/34/30 mpg). Estimated gas mileage falls to 27/32/29 mpg with all-wheel drive. The manual gearbox is offered only with front-wheel drive, and HR-Vs with this transmission are rated 25/34/28 mpg.


The HR-V isn't a tall-riding crossover SUV — it has just 6.7 inches of ground clearance — but you do sit higher than you would in a compact car. Still, like a car, you drop down into the driver's seat as opposed to stepping up to it, which makes getting in and out of the HR-V very easy.

Visibility is also a high point. The sweeping exterior lines and short rear windows might look as if they'd limit driver sight lines, but forward, rear and over-shoulder views are very good. The side mirrors are also large, giving you a good view of what's happening around you.

Further improving visibility is Honda's LaneWatch system. Included on EX and EX-L trims, LaneWatch adds a camera to the passenger-side mirror housing. When the turn signal is activated for a right-hand turn — or when the LaneWatch button at the end of the turn stalk is pressed — a wide-angle image of the area to the right of and behind the HR-V appears on the 7-inch dashboard touch-screen. Proper side mirror adjustment can usually eliminate most blind spots, but LaneWatch provides an extra measure of safety.

The HR-V's cabin is very nice in EX-L form, and some of the materials are richer than what's in Honda's larger and more expensive CR-V SUV. I was particularly impressed with the padded surfaces on the center console and doors — areas where hard plastic is more common in competitors.

The HR-V's space efficiency and cargo versatility also separate it from competitors. Like the Fit, the HR-V's gas tank is located under the front seats, which makes room for Honda's 60/40-split second-row Magic Seat. The backrest folds down flat for extra cargo room, or the seat cushions can flip up — like in an extended-cab pickup truck — to create a tall cargo space suited to carrying a bike or flat-screen TV.

Sitting in the backseat further reveals the HR-V's packaging prowess. While other subcompact SUVs, like the Juke and Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, have tight backseats, and the Renegade's and Trax's rear-seat comfort is merely decent, the HR-V's second row is extremely comfortable. There's generous legroom, a comfortable seating position with a reclining backrest, decent headroom and good views out the side window. It's roomy enough to rival the rear seats of some compact SUVs.

Ergonomics & Electronics

Honda has gone all-in on touch-sensitive controls on EX and EX-L trim levels. The approach gives the dashboard a clean, uncluttered appearance, but also sacrifices some usability.

EX and EX-L trims get a 7-inch touch-screen multimedia system, and the EX-L adds navigation. I like how the screen recognizes smartphone-style pinch and stretch gestures for map zooming, but the touch-sensitive volume control isn't ideal. It's just not as easy to use as a traditional knob. The standard steering wheel audio controls, however, are intuitive.

EX and EX-L models also have single-zone automatic climate control that's operated by a sleek touch-sensitive panel. The interface worked well in warm and sunny Florida, where we drove the HR-V, but the true test will come during the cold winter months in Northern states; we've found it nearly impossible to wear gloves and operate similar controls in other cars.

Standard connectivity features include a USB port, Bluetooth streaming audio and an MP3 jack. EX and EX-L trims gain Pandora internet radio integration, another USB port and an HDMI port for watching video on the dashboard screen when the car is stationary.

Cargo & Storage

The HR-V has 24.3 cubic feet of cargo room, and with the backseat folded there's 58.8 cubic feet of maximum space. That's more than the Renegade (18.5/50.8 cubic feet), Outlander Sport (21.7/49.5), Trax (18.7/48.4) and Juke (10.5/35.9) offer. The rear bumper is only about knee-high, which makes loading and unloading luggage easier.

Cabin storage includes small door pockets, a center bin at the base of the dashboard and a small cubby beneath the sliding front center armrest.


As of publication, the HR-V hadn't been crash-tested by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Active safety features like forward collision warning, blind spot warning and lane departure warning are becoming increasingly available on affordable models, the Renegade included, which is why it's surprising that none of these features are offered on the HR-V. In addition to the available LaneWatch camera, a backup camera is standard.

Value in Its Class

Early subcompact SUVs like the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport and Nissan Juke required buyers to sacrifice interior roominess, but more recent additions like the Chevrolet Trax and Jeep Renegade are more accommodating. The HR-V's innovative layout takes it a step further with a roomy, versatile cabin and large cargo area. Combined with a high-grade interior and good estimated gas mileage, the HR-V enters the segment poised to strongly challenge established and all-new models alike.

2017 Honda HRV Release date, Changes, Price, Specs, News

The current Honda HR-V is a most admired vehicle with attractive interior and exterior features. Although it attracted some fraction of buyers, it did to happen to be a preferred vehicle for most buyers. This is because it lacked in two major things, such as a commanding powertrain and lacked in infotainment performance. However, those who liked the earlier model will also like the 2017 Honda HRV. The new model vehicle is expected to come equipped with a powerful engine and with an upgraded infotainment system, this time, in particular. Besides these, it comes with some minor tweaks in its interior and exterior styling, as well. The new model HR-V is considered a celebrity in the vehicle lineup of Honda and it will certainly continue that custom. Its only major competitor is the Lexus NX.

2017 Honda HRV Redesign

The external part of the 2017 Honda HRV does not experience any major changes and it comes with the similar shape and equal in size, similar to those of earlier HR-V. However, there may be some minor cosmetic changes, such as innovative front lights, back lights, novel back looter, in addition to new front and rear bumpers. Some rumors suggest that the Japanese automaker aims to make diverse trim levels with a variety of external changes. If the rumors become true, buyers can expect the new vehicle with the top-of-the-array difference. This includes big alloy wheels and many chrome tones, as well. It is also expected that Honda will release its 2017 Honda HR-V with a few new body colors in addition to the available ones. Wheels should be 17 inches aluminum, with P215/55 R17 tires.

2017 Honda HR-V Interior

The cabin of the new Honda HRV 2017 will be offered with a variety of attractive colors, such as gray leather, black leather, gray fabric, in addition to black fabric. It also comes equipped with a seven-inch touch exhibit, and this will definitely offer an efficient navigation of the vehicle, as well. It comes outfitted with the latest version of navigation and infomercial systems, as well as with the same Smartphone incorporation capability, available in the earlier model.

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All models of the new HR-V come equipped with a moonroof as standard, which can be opened or closed with a single touch of the key. All seats are equipped with heated feature and they will be upholstered in high-quality leather. The cabin comes prepared with a redesigned climate control system that allows the passenger to set their preferred temperatures. The HRV Honda 2017 cabin also comes equipped with the foldable rear seats to create more cargo space, if required. Additional notable interior features include Bluetooth connectivity, satellite radio and a telescopic wheel, which assists the driver to handle the vehicle in a better way.

2017 Honda HRV Interior

Honda also offers the required safety systems to protect the vehicle and its occupants. The 2017 Honda HRV crossover comes equipped with adequate safety systems and features that include: front, back and side airbags, the latest version of safety assist systems, brake assist, traction control, tire monitoring system, rear electronic camera, a head crash detection, lane departure caution, and wider mirrors to offer better perspective.

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Honda has not yet revealed the engine options of its 2017 HRV but is expected that it will be powered by last year variant,a four-cylinder power plant with the displacement of 1.8 liters i-VTEC. This power unit offers the required power and torque of 141 horsepower @ 6500 and 127 lb-ft @ 4300. Criterion CVT practical transmission will definitely be loaded with the new HR-V and a six-speed gearbox can be purchased as well, as automated. With the manual transmission, fuel consumption should be City 9.3 l/100km or 25 mpg / Highway 7.0 l/100km or 33.5 mpg / Combined 8.3 l/100km or 28 mpg. With CVT gearbox it should be City 8.3 l/100km or 28 mpg /Highway 6.7 l/100km or 35 mpg/Combined 7.6 l/100km or 31 mpg.

2017 Honda HR-V

Powertrain Engine Specs16-valve, SOHC, i-VTEC 4-cylinder, direct fuel injection
Engine Size1.8 liter(1799 cc)
Horsepower/torque141 @ 6500 / 127 @ 4300
Transmission6-speed manual (MT) / CVT

Price and the date of release

The release date of the new 2017 Honda HR-V will be during late 2016 or early 2017. Regarding its cost, it is estimated that the new vehicle will be available at a preliminary cost of $20,000 for the LX trim, EX and EX-L Navi trim are up to $30,000 depends on equipment and drive wheels.

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