Honda’s all-new 2016 HR-V crossover was finally introduced at the 2014 LA Auto Show and promises to bring new customers to the Japanese brand. According to Honda, this new model is powered by a 1.8-liter SOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder petrol engine with i-VTEC valvetrain that generates 138 hp at 6,500 rpm and 127 lb-ft of torque at 4,300 rpm.
The engine is bolted to a six-speed manual transmission on 2WD models, or a continuously variable transmission (CVT) with Honda “G-design” shift logic on other versions. As expected, the HR-V is available in two-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive configurations.
The HR-V will be available in LX, EX and EX-L trims and will arrive as standard with power windows, power mirrors and power door and tailgate locks, electronic parking brake, rearview camera, aluminum-alloy wheels, tilt and telescoping steering wheel with audio and cruise controls.
Moreover, standard equipment includes Bluetooth HandsFreeLink phone interface and Pandora radio. Higher trim models can be equipped with premium features including Honda's 7-inch touchscreen Display Audio telematics interface, Honda LaneWatch, Smart Entry/Push-Button Start, paddle shifters, SiriusXM radio, HD Radio and Honda Digital Traffic, heated front seats, a power sunroof, embedded navigation and leather trim.
When it comes to safety, the HR-V is available with four-channel anti-lock brakes (ABS) with Brake Assist and Hill Start Assist, Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) with Traction Control, an Expanded View Driver's Mirror, a Multi-Angle Rearview Camera; dual-stage, multiple-threshold front airbags, driver and front passenger SmartVent side airbags and side-curtain airbags for all outboard seating positions and Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS).