The 2017 Honda HR-V: Just in Time for Summer FunJul 18th, 2017
The 2017 Honda HR-V is built for summer fun with its roomy interior, abundant cargo space and high-tech entertainment options that make travelling fun.
Honda loaded up the HR-V with all of the latest gadgets and interfaces that you need in order to make your trip both entertaining and efficient. A connection to the HondaLink™ Next Generation and an available satellite navigation system will help keep you from driving around lost and using fuel.
The 7-inch display audio system has a touchscreen that makes everything easy to control with just your finger. This display lets you integrate your smartphone into the system so you can use any of your phone apps. Of course, you could just use the connection to get your favourite music, but additional apps make it easy to get weather reports and directions.
If you do decide to listen to music, the 180-watt system will make it sound crisp and clear. The HR-V also comes with an onboard AM/FM/CD player and has MP3 playback capability that allows you to set your own playlist, so you have the perfect music for every mood.
The display screen also allows you to see behind you by using the multi-angle rearview camera for a wide view of any obstacles.
HondaLink™ is there for you in case of an emergency. It can summon emergency vehicles by way of your Bluetooth-enabled phone if it detects that you have been in a crash.
Room for All
There is plenty of room in the rear passenger seat for three, even though the HR-V is considered a subcompact. This brings the total seating capacity to five. The rear seat is a 60/40 split Magic Seat® that tucks away out of sight if you want to open up the back for cargo. You can also flip up the bottom cushions to carry something tall like a potted plant.
The cargo area in the HR-V is comparable to the cargo area in a much larger SUV. Cargo volume is at least 657 litres with the seats up and more depending upon the model you choose. With the seats down, you can get at least 1,583 litres or more in volume.
If you need more cargo room, then Honda has a package for the HR-V that includes roof crossbars and other cargo-centric accessories like liners, organisers and trays. This Type “A” Package also comes with a different front grille and 17-inch alloy wheels. You can keep everything nicely organised, making travelling a lot easier.
Safety and Awards
Of course, the HR-V is filled with safety technology as thoughtfully developed as its dash. Systems like Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Warning and Vehicle Stability Assist keep you in your lane and upright. They also help correct under- and over-steer. Traction Control stops the wheels from spinning when you are on slippery pavement.
The brake system on the HR-V consists of ABS with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution and Brake Assist. All of these features help prevent skidding and the loss of control.
The 2017 Honda HR-V got a five-star rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration with side crash, rollover and frontal crashes factored in.
The HR-V was awarded the Best Resale Value award in the subcompact SUV/Crossover category from Kelley Blue Book.
The 2017 Honda HR-V comes in three models with a number of trim packages. One of them is just right for your summer vacation. Come by and take the new HR-V out for a test drive