2017 Honda HR-V Review


The Honda HR-V battles it out in the compact crossover segment with the likes of the Nissan Juke, Renault Captur and Mazda CX-3. Nissan might claim otherwise, but Honda arguably launched this sector in 1999 with the original HR-V. However, it was ahead of its time and its distinctive styling, neat proportions and high driving position weren’t a formula for success back then, so sales were disappointing. Fast-forward to 2015 and the new HR-V was launched in Europe – and this time Honda got it right. Slightly more conservative than some of its quirkier rivals, the HR-V is nevertheless a good looking, spacious crossover that’s easy to drive.


Body Style: Crossover                Seats: 5                          MRP from £18,695 - £26,255 


Did you know? The Honda HR-V triumphed at the 2016 Tow Car Awards – the 1.6 i-DTEC SE manual won the ‘up to 1400kg’ weight class.  

Verdict | Design | Interior | Technology | Performance | Safety | Specs | Running Costs | Pricing


The Honda HR-V is a five-door coupe-styled crossover that’s good value, safe, easy to drive and roomy inside. Honda has also kept it simple with just two efficient petrol and diesel engine choices and four trim levels. And, of course, there’s also Honda’s versatile ‘Magic Seat’ system. With plenty of equipment on offer, a maximum five stars in Euro NCAP crash safety tests and Honda’s famed durability, the HR-V should be on every compact crossover buyer’s shortlist.