For the new model year, Honda has added the Aegean Blue Metallic paint finish that is available on select trims. The crossover also gets a refreshed wheel design with black-painted inserts, which is available on EX and higher trims.
Other than that, no other changes were announced for the 2018 model year, which means the HR-V retains its 1.8-liter four-cylinder powerplant with 141 horsepower and 127 pound-feet of torque. It comes standard with a six-speed manual transmission, but a CVT is available as an option for $800 additional on the LX and EX trims. The HR-V EX-L w/ Navi is only available with a CVT.
All-wheel drive is also available with a CVT only, with the LX AWD starting from $22,505 and the EX AWD priced from $24,555. The top-of-the-range EX-L w/ Navi starts from $25,875 with 2WD, while AWD is available for $1,300 additional.
Fuel economy for the 2018 Honda HR-V depends on the trim and drivetrain, returning 28 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway for a 31-mpg combined rating for CVT-equipped, 2WD models. Models with all-wheel drive return 27 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway for a 21-mpg combined rating, while the six-speed manual 2WD models receive a 25-mpg city, 33-mpg highway, and 28-mpg combined rating.
The 2018 Honda HR-V arrives dealerships starting August 14.
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