Honda HR-V Poised to Take on Nissan Rogue, Kia Soul, Mazda CX-3

The entry-level crossover market is getting a new competitor. The Honda is poised to challenge the rocketing sales of the Nissan RogueKia Soul, and Mazda CX-3 with its new 2016 HR-V.

Arriving in dealership showrooms on May 15, the HR-V boasts standard equipment of 17-inch alloy wheels, push-button electric parking brake, rearview camera with guidelines, Pandora® radio and Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink®1 – all for a manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) starting at $19,115.

In the HR-V, Honda is promoting it’s family-friendly features like a unique center-mounted fuel tank layout that enables the 2nd-Row Magic Seat® to fold completely flat into the floor, creating a more spacious and versatile interior package.

With safety in focus, the HR-V has been designed to achieve top safety ratings: an NCAP five-star Overall Vehicle Score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and a TOP SAFETY PICK rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

Standard safety and driver-assistive features include:

  • four-channel anti-lock brakes with Brake Assist and Hill Start Assist
  • Vehicle Stability Assist™ 6 electronic stability control system
  • Expanded View Driver’s Mirror
  • Multi-Angle Rearview Camera7
  • dual-stage, multiple-threshold front airbags
  • driver and front passenger SmartVent® side airbags
  • side-curtain airbags for all outboard seating positions
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)8.

The 2016 Honda HR-V is available in a variety of trim levels including:

2016 HR-V Pricing and EPA Fuel Economy Ratings
Trim Drivetrain MSRP1 EPA MPG4 Ratings (city/
highway/combined)
LX 2WD w/ 6MT $19,115 25/34/28
LX 2WD w/ CVT $19,915 28/35/31
LX AWD w/ CVT $21,165 27/32/29
EX 2WD w/ 6MT $21,165 25/34/28
EX 2WD w/ CVT $21,965 28/35/31
EX AWD w/ CVT $23,215 27/32/29
EX-L Navi 2WD w/ CVT $24,590 28/35/31
EX-L Navi AWD w/ CVT $25,840 27/32/29

The 2016 Honda HR-V is covered by a comprehensive 3-year/36,000-mile new vehicle limited warranty and a 5-year/60,000-mile powertrain limited warranty. Additional benefits of ownership include Honda Roadside Assistance, which provides free 24-hour roadside assistance during the 3-year/36,000-mile new vehicle limited warranty term.

all images courtesy of Honda
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