It drives pretty well, and feels nice and smooth. There’s no heaviness to the steering wheel but it’s not too light either, and it handled well for me this week.
All HR-Vs have a 1.8-litre engine which is enough to get up hills easily. It’s not a particularly fast car, you won’t win any races.
In fact - my mum owns an HR-V and the way it drives suits her perfectly. It’s not too fast, it’s solid and drives well, but it’s not a spectacular experience. Just the way my mum likes it. It was great to get me around suburbia this week doing the school run and various spots for work.
If you’re often travelling along dirt or gravel roads, or you like going to the snow, the HR-V doesn’t come with all-wheel drive (AWD). The 2WD option is fine for around town but it won’t have that off-road traction, and if that’s on your list there are other small SUVs which do have AWD.
Parking was easy given the size of the car and the small turning circle, there’s a multi-view reverse parking camera and also a side parking camera when the left blinker goes on. This was great while parking but a bit distracting when it comes on while driving.