Honda’s strong reputation for building some of the safest cars in the world has been continued with the Honda HR-V. The new Honda subcompact crossover SUV has received a perfect five-star crash test score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and has also done well is testing from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Some of the standard safety features found with the new HR-V include antilock brakes, electronic stability and traction controls as well as a full suite of airbags. Blind-spot monitoring is available in the EX and EX-L Navi trims.
Even though the Honda HR-V falls under the subcompact class of the popular crossover SUV class, it still offers an impressive amount of utility. When the rear of the vehicle is properly configured for cargo, it offers users nearly 60 cubic-feet of volume to work with. Additionally, its interior can be configured to handle oddly shaped items thanks to the Honda Magic Seat. Users can fold the seat up to accommodate tall items. Longer items can fit in the HR-V by folding down the rear and front seats.
The new HR-V is an outstanding example of a modestly-priced crossover SUV. However, this doesn’t mean that the vehicle is lacking in features or technology. At the lowest LX trim, the HR-V offers power windows, locks cruise control and a height-adjustable driver’s seat. Also standard are a rearview camera, Bluetooth connectivity and a USB port. Smartphone users can even stream internet radio through the vehicle’s speaker system on the upper EX and EX-L Navi versions of the new HR-V.