2018 Honda HR-V Wallingford

Wallingford Honda Drivers Find Versatility
in the  2018 Honda HR-V

The 2018 Honda HR-V is a subcompact SUV that pleases Wallingford Honda shoppers with its versatility, ample room for passengers, and adaptable cargo space. Helping to create all that extra cargo space is Honda’s Magic Seat, which can be configured in a number of different ways to provide excellent cargo-carrying flexibility. You can flip up the rear seat cushions to create a tall and narrow cargo area between the front and rear seats that can be used to fit a bicycle or a large TV. With the seats in place, there’s plenty of room for five adults to sit comfortably.

The HR-V is economically priced and it’s also very fuel efficient, so you won’t have to make as many trips to the gas pump as you would with some competing vehicles in its class. It’s a great all-around vehicle for anyone who wants a reasonably priced crossover that doesn’t have the look and feel of a basic econobox.

The automotive press has responded positively to the 2018 Honda HR-V. Kelley Blue Book wrote: “If we could assign a slogan to the 2018 Honda HR-V subcompact-crossover SUV, it would have to be ‘smaller is better.’ Comparable in size to the original Honda CR-V, the HR-V displays Honda’s talent for packaging a lot of vehicle into a very compact space. … the HR-V provides more interior room than a Mazda CX-3 or Nissan Juke, and delivers better fuel economy than either the Jeep Renegade or Chevrolet Trax.”

The 2018 Honda HR-V is offered in three trim levels, listed as LX, EX and EX-L Navi. Powering the HR-V is a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 141 horsepower and 127 lb.-ft. of torque. Front-wheel drive models can choose between a six-speed manual transmission or a continuously variable transmission (CVT), while all-wheel-drive models get the CVT.

EPA-estimated fuel economy for the HR-V with the manual transmission is 25 mpg city/33 mpg highway.* With front-wheel drive, the CVT returns 28 mpg city/34 highway, while all-wheel-drive models get 27 mpg city/31 mpg highway.

Standard features for the base LX trim include 17-inch alloy wheels, a tilt/telescoping steering wheel, a configurable 60/40-split folding rear seat with Honda’s Magic Seat, a height-adjustable driver seat, all power accessories, a 5-inch display, Bluetooth connectivity, and a four-speaker audio system with a CD player and a USB port.

The EX comes with rear privacy glass, foglights, a sunroof, heated front seats, keyless ignition and entry, automatic climate control, HondaLink smartphone apps and integration, a six-speaker stereo and a 7-inch touchscreen display.

The top-of-the-line EX-L Navi trim includes an auto-dimming rearview mirror, leather upholstery, roof rails, a navigation system with voice recognition, HD radio and satellite radio.

Safety features that come standard with the 2018 Honda HR-V include front-seat side airbags, side curtain airbags, antilock disc brakes, stability and traction control, and a rearview camera. Honda’s LaneWatch blind-spot display is standard on the EX and EX-L Navi trims.

* All vehicle mileage based on 2018 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.