2016 Honda HR-V Gets 1.8L, Manual Transmission Option

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

The 2016 Honda HR-V will be powered by a 1.8-liter four-cylinder i-VTEC engine.

Making its official debut at the 2014 L.A. Auto Show, the Japanese automaker released the details of its newest crossover, which is built on the same platform as the 2015 Honda Fit. The powerplant will be good for 138 hp and 127 lb-ft of torque and will be mated to a Honda “G-design” shift logic continuously variable transmission (CVT). There will also be a six-speed manual gearbox, but it’s only available on the front-wheel drive models. All-wheel drive HR-Vs will feature the company’s Real Time AWD with Intelligent Control System.

Heading to dealerships nationwide early next year, Honda claims the HR-V’s interior will boast the most spacious and versatile cabin in its class. Thanks to a center-mounted fuel tank and reconfigurable second-row “Magic Seat,” the HR-V has 100.1 cubic feet of passenger volume in the LX model (96.1 in EX, EX-L models) and 58.8 cubic feet of cargo volume with the second-row seats down.

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Standard safety features on the HR-V include four-channel anti-lock brakes (ABS) with Brake Assist and Hill Start Assist; Vehicle Stability AssistTM (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 SmartVentTM side airbags and side-curtain airbags for all outboard seating positions; and Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS). The company expects that the HR-V will receive a five-star overall safety rating from NHTSA and a Top Safety Pick from the IIHS.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • Guest Guest on Nov 19, 2014

    Lame..Manual with FWD.. so dumb..

  • Soyntgo4it Soyntgo4it on Nov 19, 2014

    Lame..Manual with FWD.. so dumb.. Sounds like Mazda's new CX3 with have a manual with the AWD hmmm Honda failed again..

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    • Soyntgo4it Soyntgo4it on Nov 20, 2014

      Lmao nope you are wrong obviously you didn't watch the debut video from the LA Auto show. and yes it will you really failed at it all.. hahaha.. AWD and manual hahaha so please don't troll me unless you can really back up your comment..