Pop­u­lar HR-V Back for 2018

The Maui News - - AUTO -

With its stylish coupe-like de­sign and SUV func­tion­al­ity, the ver­sa­tile and seg­ment-lead­ing 2018 Honda HR-V car­ries a Man­u­fac­turer’s Sug­gested Re­tail Price start­ing at $19,570.

The HR-V be­came Amer­ica’s re­tail best­selling sub­com­pact SUV in April 2017 and has posted seven con­sec­u­tive months of year-over-year sales gains. Up 27.9 per­cent for the first half of 2017, HR-V sales to in­di­vid­ual re­tail buy­ers out­pace all other sub­com­pact SUVs.

For 2018, the Honda HR-V of­fers a vi­brant new color, Aegean Blue Metal­lic, avail­able on se­lect trims. HR-V also fea­tures a re­freshed wheel de­sign with black-painted in­serts — avail­able on EX and higher trims — to en­hance HR-V’s sporty per­son­al­ity.

The 2018 Honda HR-V will con­tinue to de­liver one of the most ver­sa­tile in­te­ri­ors in the seg­ment thanks to Honda’s sec­ond-row Magic Seat that of­fers four different modes for mul­ti­ple seat­ing and cargo-haul­ing con­fig­u­ra­tions. With 100.1 cu.-ft. of pas­sen­ger space and 58.8 cu.-ft. of cargo vol­ume (LX FWD) with the sec­ond-row seats folded down, the HR-V has space to ri­val some com­peti­tors’ mid­size SUV of­fer­ings.

Not only is the 2018 Honda HR-V stylish and func­tional, it’s also ef­fi­cient, with EPA3 fuel econ­omy rat­ings of 28/34/31 mpg (city/high­way/com­bined) for CVT-equipped two-wheel drive mod­els and 27/31/29 mpg for mod­els with all-wheel drive, while 6speed man­ual 2WD mod­els re­ceived a 25/33/28 mpg rat­ing. Power

The 2018 HR-V is also fun to drive, with lively yet se­cure han­dling and a stan­dard 6speed man­ual trans­mis­sion (2WD mod­els). HR-V is pow­ered by a re­spon­sive 1.8-liter SOHC 16-valve 4-cylin­der en­gine with i-VTEC val­ve­train, with peak out­put of 141 horse­power at 6,500 rpm and 127 lb.-ft. of torque 4,300 rpm. The HR-V is avail­able with Honda’s Real Time AWD with In­tel­li­gent Con­trol Sys­tem for out­stand­ing all­weather han­dling and con­trol.

A con­tin­u­ously-vari­able trans­mis­sion is avail­able on all mod­els, and a 6-speed man­ual trans­mis­sion is avail­able on the LX and EX trims with 2WD. Safety

The 2018 Honda HR-V of­fers stan­dard safety and driver-as­sis­tive fea­tures in­clud­ing the anti-lock brakes with Brake As­sist and Hill Start As­sist, Ve­hi­cle Sta­bil­ity As­sist elec­tronic sta­bil­ity con­trol sys­tem, a Mul­tiAn­gle Rearview Camera, a Tire Pres­sure Mon­i­tor­ing Sys­tem and more.

The Honda HR-V has set new monthly sales records in ev­ery month of 2017, with its best month of all-time com­ing in July of last year. The 2017 HR-V was named the 2017 Best Sub­com­pact SUV for Fam­i­lies and the 2017 Best Car for the Money of the Best Sub­com­pact SUV cat­e­gory by U.S. News & World Re­port.

Aegean Blue Metal­lic is a new color avail­able on the hot-sell­ing Honda HR-V for the 2018 model year

The com­pact HR-V is spa­cious enough to ri­val the space and cargo ca­pac­ity of mid­size com­peti­tors.

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