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2016 Honda HR-V Driving Impressions


Driving the 2016 Honda HR-V is comfortable. The 1.8-liter four-cylinder is adequate for everyday commuting and light errands.

The most fuel-efficient choice is the front-wheel-drive model with the continuously variable transmission (CVT), which feels fine in normal traffic but lags between shifts and feels gutless when the throttle is punched. The better option is to use included paddle shifters, which can select from a number of pre-set gear ratios. It makes the HR-V more fun, but sacrifices fuel economy. The six-speed manual transmission is predictably more engaging, though gas mileage suffers.

Ride and handling are on par with other Hondas, with an independent front and rear torsion beam suspension that eats up bumps and ruts without being overly cushy. The HR-V gets a stiffer structure and additional sound dampening versus the Fit, which makes for a quieter, more stable ride.

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**Based on 2014 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition and other factors.

For 2014 Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid, 115 combined miles per gallon of gasoline-equivalent (MPGe) electric rating; 47 city/46 highway/46 combined MPG gasoline only rating. 13 mile maximum EV mode driving range rating. 570 mile combined gas-electric driving range rating. Based on 2014 EPA mileage and driving range ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your MPGe/MPG and driving range will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, lithium-ion battery age/condition, and other factors. For additional information about EPA ratings, visit http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/label/learn-more-PHEV-label.shtml.

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