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2014 Los Angeles Auto Show: 2016 Honda HR-V (FAQ) | Edmunds.com

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edited November 2014 in Honda
image2014 Los Angeles Auto Show: 2016 Honda HR-V (FAQ) | Edmunds.com

The 2016 Honda HR-V is one of several new subcompact crossover SUVs that will hit dealerships next year. They promise excellent mileage along with the kind of useful packaging that SUV buyers crave.

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  • 7driver7driver Posts: 145
    Back seat looks a bit better than the CX3 but still quite tight. And it's pretty ugly. Seems Honda's entire line is either ugly or bland.
  • cotakcotak Posts: 89
    Another model to fill the niche of America's irrational hate of the hatch backs/wagons.

    Personally, having seen the limitation of the CR-V and CX-5 in terms of load capacity. I don't understand why you'd buy this class of cars unless you are irrational.
  • It amazes me what Car mfg will put out to market, but on the other hand refuses to make. I can not understand why nobody will make an entry level station wagon. I have heard the statements that US buyers won't buy them. but what they don't say is why. I would buy one, but all the ones that exist or did exist are out of my price range. Loved the Mazda6 wagon a few years ago, but it only came as top of the line. If they would have sold it for a couple hunded more than the sedan, it would have been a no brainer to buy. But, I didn't want the 6 banger with auto and leather and such.

    Another thing, if any one would come up with a reasonable priced wagon that had the ability to carry a 4x8 sheet of drywall, a lot of DIY would line up for them.
  • Looks nice. Seems a little sportier than the CRV (hopefully it comes with better handling), and it's nice to see the lift-up back seats. The in-laws have a Ridgeline and it's a surprisingly useful feature if you don't always have the back seats occupied. I also like that the rear seats fold flat. Too bad the floor isn't flat like it is the civic, but I guess you can't have everything.

    While I too would like a wagon, I realize that I'm in the minority on that issue. This will probably be a strong contender when it comes time to replace our aging Matrix.

    And hey cotak, just because someone might make different choices than you doesn't them irrational. Quit trolling.
  • bankerdannybankerdanny Posts: 1,021
    daddioof4 said:



    Another thing, if any one would come up with a reasonable priced wagon that had the ability to carry a 4x8 sheet of drywall, a lot of DIY would line up for them.

    Sorry, but you're wrong. DIY folks (and I am one) are frugal (or just plain cheap) they won't spend $20k to buy a new full sized wagon when they could spend $7k on a used Explorer, Expedition, Tahoe, or Pilot. Your full size wagon would languish on showroom floors, sell in low 4 digit numbers and ultimately be cancelled after costing the manufacturer millions in lost development costs.

    Places like IL and C&D'd forums are echo chambers on this subject (and in support of manual transmissions and diesel engines). All those voices you hear saying they would love a wagon are simply a few people reflecting back to one another. For the car buying public as a whole there is no real demand for wagons. If there were someone would absolutely build one.
  • bankerdannybankerdanny Posts: 1,021
    cotak said:

    Another model to fill the niche of America's irrational hate of the hatch backs/wagons.

    Personally, having seen the limitation of the CR-V and CX-5 in terms of load capacity. I don't understand why you'd buy this class of cars unless you are irrational.

    I love hatchbacks. I own 2, a 2009 Vibe GT and a 1972 MGB-GT, and have owned 5 or 6 others over the years. But I think a vehicle like this is a perfect compliment to a small wagon/hatch like the Fit. It offers all the utility and fuel economy of a civic hatch with the improved visibility afforded by the slightly higher ride stance of a CUV.
  • No word on whether Honda will offer a hybrid engine, as it does in Japan? Disappointing. That' what I'm waiting for. Ford needs a competitor for the C-Max. (I used to own one but gave it back because of repeated breakdowns.)
  • It's like a Dodge Caliber, but less ugly and likely a heck of a lot higher quality.
  • fordson1fordson1 Posts: 1,512
    Tons of people and cargo capacity + 127 lb/ft of torque equals acceleration similar to that of a motor home.
  • schen72schen72 Posts: 433
    Honda has released wagons in the past: Accord wagons and more recently the TSX wagon. They did not sell well. While some people on this forum may want wagons, the sales numbers don't lie.
  • Wagons and hatchbacks sell in huge numbers. It's just that for the past 20 years they've been SUVs and CUVs. It's the style the general public in the US prefers.
  • Does anyone know what kind of front leg room this car might have? I'm 6'4" and find the CR-V to be uncomfortable. However, the Chevy Trax (which should have the same leg room as a Buick Encore) is quite comfortable. I've been finding that the Japanese have not been addressing comfort issues for we taller Americans. Any thoughts?
  • Sandman6472Sandman6472 Coral Springs, FLPosts: 4,868
    Drive a VW Golf and love it. Sat in the HR-V and very well done. Hear that it's a bit slow to get up and go but will have to try one before I decide. I love this smaller size vehicle since the kids have their own vehicles and we're empty nesters now. Went back to work part time a few years back so want a smallish vehicle like the Golf, Encore, HR-V etc. to get around. The ergonomics in the HR-V are great except for the lack of knobs on the infotaninment and a/c system, something I will not give up at this point. Have a feeling that Honda will come to their senses and fix this faux pas either in the refresh or the next generation. I don't want an LX which has these things as I prefer the EX-L model so will either wait or spend my consumer dollars somewhere else. Buick did do an outstanding job with the 2017 Encore though the mpg's are still a bit too low for my liking.
    Luckily, I have time on my side and can wait a few years to purchase my next ride...have more time than money, lol!!

    The Sandman :) B)

    2015 Audi A3 (wife) / 2015 Golf TSI (me) / 2019 Chevrolet Cruze Premier RS (daughter #1) / 2008 Hyundai Accent GLS (daughter #2)

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