No matter where you live, you need an efficient and dependable car to get you around town. This is the case whether you live in a downtown metropolis or on a rural country road. Your car has to be one that is comfortable and safe enough to drive in heavy traffic, compact enough to park when you’re in town, yet stylish enough to look great when you’re going out for a night on the town. Honda has come up with the perfect answer for you, the 2021 Honda HR-V.
This is a true crossover, providing you with all the benefits of a coupe with the convenience of an SUV. The HR-V is the little sibling of Honda’s popular CR-V crossover. However, unlike the CR-V with its four full-size doors, the HR-V has two full-size doors, just like a sporty coupe, with two half-size rear doors. So head over to your favorite Honda dealership and take one out for a test drive. You’re sure to find yourself cruising through this great city in no time.
A Powertrain Designed for All Conditions
Whether you are heading into town, shopping in the suburbs, or out for a weekend road trip, you have to know that your vehicle has the performance and acceleration that you need when you’re in traffic, as well as great fuel economy so that you won’t get hammered at the gas pump. This is where the HR-V comes in for you.
The 2021 Honda HR-V is equipped with a 1.8-liter 16 valve SOHC I-4 gas engine paired with a continuously variable transmission (CVT). For those who don’t know, a CVT replaces set gear speeds in most automatic and manual transmissions with a system that automatically adjusts the engine speed to driving conditions, giving a smoother and more efficient overall ride. The Sport, EX, and EX-L add paddle shifters on the steering wheel to give you some control over the performance of the HR-V’s transmission.
The HR-V’s engine utilizes multi-point fuel injection to improve overall performance. As a result, this engine produces 141 horsepower and 127 lb-ft of torque. This will give you the pickup you need when you have to merge in rush hour traffic.
The HR-V is front-wheel drive standard with available real-time all-wheel drive with Honda’s Intelligent Control System. This system adjusts the drivetrain to suit your driving conditions, so when you are on the highway, it will acts as a front-wheel drive to improve fuel efficiency, while it will be all-wheel drive for cornering and in inclement weather.
One concern about living in an urban environment is gas prices. The Honda HR-V has you covered here as well. The front-wheel drive HR-V will give you great fuel economy of 28 miles per gallon in city driving, 34 miles per gallon in highway driving, and 30 miles per gallon combined. The available all-wheel drive will reduce the numbers slightly to 27 miles per gallon in the city, 31 miles per gallon on the highway, and 29 miles per gallon combined.
A Splendid Suite of Standard Safety Features
Honda has made driver and passenger safety a key goal of its entire auto line. The 2021 Honda HR-V is no exception. Each 2021 HR-V comes with a great array of standard safety features, including a multi-angle rearview camera, vehicle stability assist with traction control, anti-lock braking system, electronic brake distribution, brake assist, a tire pressure monitoring system, a full array of airbags, and LED daytime running lights.
The two top trims of the HR-V, the EX and EX-L, feature Honda Sensing technologies. This is a group of safety and driver assistance technologies consisting of 6 different technological innovations. The Collision Mitigation Braking System automatically applies pressure to the brakes when the system senses an imminent frontal collision in order to reduce the impact. The Road Departure Mitigation System utilizes steering assistance to keep you in your lane if the system senses that your HR-V is drifting out of the lane. Adaptive Cruise Control will adjust your HR-V’s speed to maintain a safe distance behind the car in front of you when you are using the HR-V’s cruise control feature. The Lane Keeping Assist System makes slight adjustments to the steering to better keep your HR-V in the lane. The Forward Collision Warning will alert you if there is a possible impact with the vehicle in front of you. Finally, the Lane Departure Warning will alert you if you drift out of the lane. Each of these will make driving your HR-V even safer.
Exceptional Spaciousness for a Compact Crossover
The 2021 Honda HR-V has a very tight 102.8-inch wheelbase, making it exceptionally maneuverable, as well as easy to parallel park even in the tightest spaces. But don’t let that deceive you. The HR-V has an exceptionally roomy interior for a model in its vehicle class. Honda has figured out how to maximize space, providing 100.1 cubic feet for up to 5 passengers in the LX and Sport models and 96.1 cubic feet in the EX and EX-L models with their moonroofs.
As a result, front row passengers will enjoy 39.5 inches of headroom, 41.2 inches of legroom, 56.8 inches of shoulder room, and 53.1 inches of hip room. The headroom is 37.6 inches in the front row of the EX and EX-L models. Your rear row passengers won’t complain either, with 38.3 inches of headroom, 39.3 inches of legroom, 54.5 inches of shoulder room, and 47.4 inches of hip room. This roominess is one thing that really sets the HR-V apart from its competitors, with a great deal of more room in the rear row. So many other compact crossovers have a backseat that is best described as an afterthought.
You also won’t have to compromise on cargo capacity with your 2021 HR-V. Honda has designed a trunk space that is incredibly large, with a full 24.3 cubic feet on front-wheel drive models. This can expand to 58.8 cubic feet with the second row Magic Seat folded down. This won’t require a magician or the incantation of Abracadabra to fold them down for longer cargo or fold them up to hold taller items. The HR-V with available all-wheel drive has slightly less cargo space, 23.2 cubic feet in the trunk that expands to 57.6 cubic feet with the rear seat folded down.
A Great Assortment of Colors to Fit Your Personality
The 2021 Honda HR-V comes in four basic colors. You get to choose from Aegean Blue Metallic, Crystal Black Pearl, Lunar Silver Metallic, and Modern Steel Metallic. In addition, all four trims come with the premium Platinum White Pearl. The HR-V Sport is available with a trim-only Milano Red, while the EX and EX-L come in Midnight Amethyst Metallic, a dark purple metallic color that is really unique. No matter which color you choose, you are sure to find a 2021 Honda HR-V in a color that fits your personality, so you’ll know that this HR-V is all yours.
A Great Crossover for All Drivers
Honda has priced the HR-V to make it affordable for you to get an HR-V for yourself. The 2021 HR-V LX has a base MSRP of only $21,220. With that price and the fact that the HR-V gets such exceptional gas mileage, you will have plenty of money left in your budget to do other things in your active lifestyle. The 2021 Honda HR-V gives you a compact crossover that has a surprisingly roomy interior, a spacious trunk, and yet a small enough body that makes getting around town safe and easy. Stop into your local Honda dealership today and get yourself an HR-V to make your daily driving so much more fun.