Here is what we hope Honda has done with the HR-V
If you acquire a seem at our testimonials of the HR-V you can expect to observe that it really is no more time just one of our standout subcompact SUVs. Certain, it was a great preference back in 2016 and 2017 when it released, but considering that then the levels of competition has saved relocating ahead with extra powerful autos. Shortcomings that we hope Honda will tackle involve the powertrain and the infotainment system. The outgoing design is sluggish, and its motor will get quite noisy when you go comprehensive throttle. Not a great combination. As for the infotainment technique, its smallish 7-inch touchscreen needs a distracting glimpse away from the street when attempting to navigate menus and press on-display screen buttons.
The European HR-V is a hybrid, but Honda has not given us any indicator however about what will energy the U.S. product. Our guess is that the 2023 HR-V will debut with an engine lineup similar to the Civic’s: a foundation 2.-liter 158-horsepower four-cylinder and/or maybe a turbocharged 180-hp 1.5-liter four-cylinder. Obtaining a HR-V Hybrid seems probable as well. It seems that the European HR-V has a similar powertrain to that of our Honda Insight hybrid.
If the U.S. version receives the very same touchscreen interface as the European model, it would appear to be the HR-V is acquiring Honda’s most up-to-date infotainment method. In this Civic this is both a 7-inch for the foundation trim degrees or a leading-stage 9-inch touchscreen. In the Civic we have found this procedure to be intuitive and straightforward to use.
We are also hoping the configurable rear seating returns with the new model far too. The rear seating in the current HR-V can be stowed and folded in a variety of ways to accommodate distinct cargo and loading wants.
If Honda keeps the inside useful and roomy, adds a more strong motor and updates the model’s know-how characteristics, it’s going to be back again in the jogging with the HR-V. This is a single for budget-SUV buyers to maintain in mind.