Honda introduced their new subcompact crossover SUV called Honda HR-V in 2016. We are now expecting to see all new version which will be sold as 2018 Honda HR-V. Production of HR-V SYV is mainly based on the Honda Fit model. Although it is relatively new on the market in this segment, Honda HR-V is firmly holding third position in sales ratings. First two places are reserved for Jeep Renegade and Subaru Crosstrek.
Speaking of design, fully redesigned model is not expected before 2020, so expect only minor updates and improvements. Honda will still offer three different trims: base LX, EX and top of the range EX-L Navi. One of the outstanding characteristic of future 2018 HR-V is enormous cargo space. Maximum capacity is set at 58.8 cubic feet, which is more than in Jeep Cherokee. Amazing. Upcoming Honda HR-V will be equipped with Bluetooth connectivity, heated seats, automatic climate control, rear-view camera, satellite radio, leather upholstery, GPS navigation, keyless entry, push button start and Lane Watch blind-spot camera.
2018 Honda HR-V engine specs and fuel economy
2018 Honda HR-V engine lineup will still offer only one powertrain. That is 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine developing 141 horsepower and 127 lb-ft of torque. Engine will be mounted along with 6-speed manual transmission as standard on front-wheel drive LX and EX models. Continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) will be available as standard on EX-L Navi trim and all-wheel drive versions. 2018 Honda HR-V fuel economy should remain unchanged compared to the current version. Models with front-wheel drive and manual transmission will do 25 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway, averaging 23 mpg. Front-wheel drive versions with CVT will do 28 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway, averaging 31 mpg. At the end, all-wheel drive models are rated at 27 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway, averaging 29 mpg.
2018 Honda HR-V release date and price review
2018 Honda HR-V prices will probably be slightly higher than before. Base HR-V LX price should be set at $20,500, while EX will be sold for $22,550. Top of the range model price will be $27,300. Best competitors on the market will be Jeep Renegade, Toyota C-HR, Nissan Rogue Sport, Mazda CX-3, Subaru Crosstrek, Chevy Trax and Ford EcoSport. 2018 Honda HR-V release date is expected in the fall of 2017.