In case you are in the market for a reliable crossover SUV with good specs, it might be worth to hold on for the new, 2017 Honda HR-V. When it comes to crossover SUVs, it is considered to be at the forefront of innovation and sales across the world, and few manufacturers can match Honda in this regard.
The appearance has not been changed that much, but the interior and engine may hold some surprises in store for you. Still, a full redesign should be a year or two away at this point.
2017 Honda HR-V Exterior
On the outside, the 2017 Honda HR-V will feature relatively few updates, mostly consisting of an updated grille and a matching pair of headlights with LED technology. Otherwise, the base design is just as aggressive and powerful as ever.
On the other hand, color options and wheel selection vary from trim to trim, but what is uniform across the board are the bumpers as well as the taillights. Oddly enough, the storage space seems to have been increased despite the fact that no changes in dimensions have been made, at least none that has been reported to this date.
Honda HR-V Interior
The HR-V has always felt more luxurious than it seemed, given its price tag. However, the new 2017 model aims to bring this even further, with its improved infotainment system and increased connectivity options.
Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and USB ports ensure your car and your Smartphone or iPhone are in perfect synch. Of course, the higher the trim, the more luxurious the equipment, but on the other hand, the price goes up as well.
It stands to reason that the EX-L will have more equipment and be more expensive than the EX and LX trims. The final note concerns storage space, which has been increased slightly.
Under the hood of the 2017 Honda HR-V, there may or may not be a surprise waiting in store for us. The thing is, Honda hasn’t been exactly forthcoming with the intel on this segment, so it is mostly speculations at this point.
However, the most likely candidate is the new 1.8-l four-cylinder engine, with CVT or a 6-speed automatic transmission, just like in the previous models. Or it could borrow one of their engines as well.
In any case, we are looking at roughly 150 hp and 140 lb-ft of torque, coupled with some impressive off-road performance. Then again, we will have to wait and see just what the future holds.
Honda HR-V 2017 Release Date
The 2017 Honda HR-V should make an appearance by the end of 2016, most likely in the second half of the year but we will just have to sit and patiently wait for it to happen.
2017 Honda HR-V Price
As for the price, it has not been announced yet. However, considering the stiff competition as well as the fact that there may not be that many serious changes made on this model, the base model should go for roughly $20,000 – which is the price of a current model before you factor in shipping costs and additional equipment.