Honda HR-V VTi-L 2017 review: Torquing Heads
You can't look away from the CarsGuide pages for more than a minute without another manufacturer chucking a new entrant into the small SUV category. This must annoy Honda because well over a decade ago, there already was a small SUV and it went by the name HR-V.
Ten years on and the segment has exploded but that first HR-V has only just begun to fade into history, such was its...er...individual styling. Nikki Cousins and Peter Anderson applied their own particular brand blowtorch to the HR-V (so did Sydney's weather) to find out if Editor Flynn's assertion about the HR-V is correct - that it's the best of its kind on sale today.
The particular car subjected to their grilling was Peter's long-termer, the $33,340 top-of-the-range VTi-L, crammed as it is with LED headlights, whopping great sunroof and leather interior, on top of the VTi-S's already generous inclusions of autonomous emergency braking and CVT automatic (which is standard across the range).
Is the interior so big Peter is still finding Nikki's hair-rollers on the floor? Did Nikki's three kids find it spacious and comfortable? Can Peter get over the fact it has a CVT?
Range and Specs
|LE||1.8L, ULP, CVT AUTO||$17,490 – 22,110||2017 HONDA HR-V 2017 LE Pricing and Specs|
|VTi||1.8L, ULP, CVT AUTO||$19,960 – 24,990||2017 HONDA HR-V 2017 VTi Pricing and Specs|
|VTi-L||1.8L, ULP, CVT AUTO||$24,880 – 32,888||2017 HONDA HR-V 2017 VTi-L Pricing and Specs|
|VTi-L (Adas)||1.8L, ULP, CVT AUTO||$24,200 – 29,810||2017 HONDA HR-V 2017 VTi-L (Adas) Pricing and Specs|