Honda Hr-vv

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HR-V HATCHBACK - 1.5 i-VTEC S 5dr



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Honda's second generation HR-V lifestyle crossover SUV revived an idea that was originally ahead of the game. Jonathan Crouch looks at the improved model.


Make
Derivative
Fuel
Total Price
HR-V HATCHBACK
1.5 i-VTEC S 5dr
PETROL
£19,560.00
HR-V DIESEL HATCHBACK
1.6 i-DTEC S 5dr
DIESEL
£21,310.00
HR-V HATCHBACK
1.5 i-VTEC SE 5dr
PETROL
£22,475.00
HR-V HATCHBACK
1.5 i-VTEC SE CVT 5dr
PETROL
£23,725.00
HR-V DIESEL HATCHBACK
1.6 i-DTEC SE 5dr
DIESEL
£24,355.00
HR-V HATCHBACK
1.5 i-VTEC EX 5dr
PETROL
£25,120.00
HR-V HATCHBACK
1.5 i-VTEC EX CVT 5dr
PETROL
£26,370.00
HR-V HATCHBACK
1.5 i-VTEC Turbo Sport 5dr
PETROL
£26,920.00
HR-V DIESEL HATCHBACK
1.6 i-DTEC EX 5dr
DIESEL
£27,000.00
HR-V HATCHBACK
1.5 i-VTEC Turbo Sport CVT 5dr
PETROL
£28,170.00

Ten Second Review

This improved second generation Honda HR-V aims to stake a strong claim for the Japanese brand in the growing compact crossover market. It's a little pricier but more smarter, more spacious and better equipped than segment leaders like Nissan's Juke and Renault's Captur. Buyers choose from either a 1.5 petrol unit - now with a couple of output options - or a 1.6 diesel, both sending drive to the front wheels. It's Honda's idea of what a small SUV should be.

Background

The original Honda HR-V, launched in 1999, was the model that should have started the current seemingly insatiable craze for small Crossovers. But it didn't have either the marketing, the peppy handling or the visual pizzazz that would characterise the segment-defining Nissan Juke, launched eleven years later. That original HR-V - marketing as 'the Joy Machine' - was withdrawn from Honda's range in 2006 and, amazingly, not replaced. It was a wasted opportunity. Still, the brand learnt from it, with proof of that delivered a decade later with the launch of this second generation HR-V in the Summer of 2015. This MK2 model has proved to be quite a rare sight on our roads, with numbers limited by the Mexican factory's priority to satisfy the American market. It's based on much more sophisticated underpinnings this time round, those of Honda's third generation Jazz. Unlike that supermini, there's the option of diesel power too - though not 4WD. So will this revised model make more of an impact? Let's take a look.

ABOUT THE CAR

Take a look at the standard options on this car and the technical specifications
Emissions - ICE
CO2 (g/km)
130
Standard Euro Emissions
EURO 6
Noise Level dB(A)
65
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low
185
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium
139
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High
128
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High
158
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb
148
Engine and Drive Train
Cylinders
4
Cylinder Layout
IN-LINE
Number of Valves
16
Camshaft
DOHC
Fuel Delivery
INJECTION
Catalytic Convertor
True
Compression Ratio
11.5:1
Transmission
MANUAL
Gears
6 SPEED
Cylinders - Bore (mm)
73
Cylinders - Stroke (mm)
89.5
CC
1498
Fuel Consumption - ICE
EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies
True
EC Urban (mpg)
40.4
EC Extra Urban (mpg)
56.5
EC Extra Urban (mpg)
57.7
EC Combined (mpg)
49.6
WLTP - MPG - Low
34.4
WLTP - MPG - Medium
45.6
WLTP - MPG - High
49.6
WLTP - MPG - Extra High
40.4
WLTP - MPG - Comb
42.8
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low
8.2
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium
6.2
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High
5.7
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High
7
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb
6.6
General
Generation Mark
2
Special Edition
False
Special Order
False
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07
19E
Badge Power
130
Badge Engine CC
1.5
Vehicle Homologation Class
M1
Safety Concerns?
False
Coin Series
S
Coin Description
i-VTEC
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years
3
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage
90000
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years
3
Man Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years
10
Performance
Engine Power - BHP
130
Engine Power - PS
True
0 to 60 mph (secs)
False
0 to 62 mph (secs)
10.2
Top Speed
119
Engine Torque - MKG
15.8
Engine Power - KW
96
Engine Power - RPM
6600
Engine Torque - LBS.FT
114
Engine Torque - NM
155
Engine Torque - RPM
4600
Test Cycles
Emissions Test Cycle
NEDC Correlated
Tyres
Tyre Size Front
215/60 R16
Alloys?
True
Space Saver?
False
Tyre Size Rear
215/60 R16
Tyre Size Spare
TYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Type
16" ALLOY
Vehicle Dimensions
Length
4334
Length
4335
Width
1772
Wheelbase
2610
Width (including mirrors)
2019
Height
1605
Weight and Capacities
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)
453
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)
431
No. of Seats
5
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)
50
Max. Towing Weight - Braked
1000
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked
700
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked
650
Max. Loading Weight
549
Minimum Kerbweight
1241
Gross Vehicle Weight
1790
Max. Roof Load
75
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)
1026
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb
11.4
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Driving Experience

The engine range is as it was, though Honda has improved the interior quietness and refinement of the HR-V by adding greater levels of insulating material around the car. Plus certain grades have Active Noise Cancellation which reduces low-frequency noise in the interior by monitoring for such noises using two in-cabin microphones, and then cancelling them out with precisely-timed 'reverse phase' audio signals through the speakers. As before, this model's available only in front-wheel drive guise. There's a choice of either petrol or diesel power, the former being a 130PS 1.5 litre i-VTEC petrol, with the black pump-fuelled variant getting a 120PS 1.6 i-DTEC unit. Each drives through a six-speed manual transmission, although the petrol powerplant can be optioned with a CVT automatic, with a paddle-shift on some trims. As for performance, the 1.5-litre petrol model makes 62mph from rest in 10.2s (or 10.9s in CVT auto form). If that's not fast enough, you can also talk to your dealer about a perkier 182PS version of this engine with 220Nm of torque. Go for the 1.6 i-DTEC diesel and the 62mph sprint occupies 10.1s. The HR-V features a low centre of gravity, with the driver's hip point more akin to a conventional hatch than an SUV. The body is extremely rigid due to a high percentage of high-tensile steel, and this in turn helps isolate the suspension to do its job properly.

Design and Build

Honda reckons the MK2 model HR-V combines the 'personality of a coupe with the solid stance of an SUV' and they're not too far wrong. Think of it as a shrunken BMW X6 in appeal and you're not too far off the mark. The design is neat and interesting, with hidden rear door handles, deeply sculpted lower body panels and has been smartened up in this revised form. At the front, there's a sleeker interpretation of Honda's 'Solid Wing Face' graphic, with a re-styled high-gloss dark chrome panel and a revised front bumper with deeper air intake sections that house circular fog lights. The headlights now have projector lenses with re-designed LED daytime running lights. At the rear, a dark chrome garnish across the tailgate mirrors the trim at the front, and the rear lights sit within darker lens casings. Inside, there are no real changes, apart from higher grade fabrics and re-shaped seats. As before, the cabin's more spacious than cheaper Juke and Captur models in this sector. And more usable too, thanks to the brilliant Honda 'Magic Seat' seat folding system. As well as splitting 60/40, the rear bench seat backs can fold forward as the seat base lowers to create a long, flat floor. The front and rear passenger seat backs can also fold forward to a horizontal position to accommodate longer items. A lower-profile fuel tank mounted under the front seats frees up under-floor space beneath the rear seats too. The boot holds 453-litres with the rear seats in use, and 1,026-litres to the window line with the rear seats folded away.
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