Fresh off its debut at the 2014 Los Angles Auto Show, the 2016 Honda HR-V is inching towards its on-sale date in the Spring of 2015. The 2016 Honda HR-V is positioned as an entry-level contender in the rapidly growing small crossover segment. Based on the Honda Fit platform, the 2016 Honda HR-V competes with the Nissan Juke, Jeep Renegade, MINI Countryman, Chevrolet Trax and upcoming Mazda CX-3 (among others). The precise sales date is not yet known, but the EPA has announced the fuel economy numbers for Honda’s newest and smallest crossover.
The HR-V is using a 1.8L four-cylinder engine good for 138 horsepower and 127 lb-ft of torque. The 2WD model equipped with the CVT (automatic) transmission get the best numbers at 28 MPG city, 35 MPG highway, and 31 MPG combined. If you opt for the 6-speed manual, then the economy estimates drop significantly to 25 MPG / 34 MPG and 28 MPG combined.
For comparison, the 2015 Chevy Trax 2WD competitor (equipped with the automatic transmission) is EPA rated at 29 MPG combined. The 2015 Nissan Juke 2WD is EPA rated at 30 MPG combined. Fuel economy for the 2016 Mazda CX-3 is not yet announced.
The AWD model of the 2016 HR-V only comes with the CVT and is estimated at 27 MPG city, 32 MPG highway, 29 MPG combined.
Check out this insider TFLcar video to learn ‘Almost Everything You Ever Wanted to Know’ about the new HR-V crossover.