The VTi-S sits in the middle of the three-grade Honda HR-V line-up at $27,990, which is $3000 more than the entry level VTi.

Spending that extra $3K could be a wise move. You not only gain all the standard features of the base grade, such as the 7.0-inch screen with sat nav and reversing camera, a six-speaker stereo and climate control, but you also get 17-inch alloys, proximity key, LED headlights and DRLs, a leather steering wheel and advanced safety equipment.

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This Honda HR-V has a five-star ANCAP rating, but only grades from the VTi-S up come standard with auto emergency braking (AEB)

There’s one engine for the entire line-up – it’s a 1.8-litre four-cylinder petrol which makes 105kW and 172Nm. If you’re looking for a HR-V with a manual gearbox you’ll need to buy one from the year 2000 because these days the small SUV only comes with a CVT auto transmission.

All HR-Vs are front-wheel drive.