For 2018, each Honda HR-V is equipped with a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine, which produces a tidy 141 horsepower and 127 lb-ft of torque. In addition, the HR-V can come with a six-speed manual or a continuously variable transmission (CVT), which route power to either two or all of its wheels. All of these combinations continue to deliver strong fuel efficiency.
Six-speed manual and two-wheel drive: 25/33/28 MPG City/Highway/Combined1
CVT and two-wheel drive: 28/34/31 MPG City/Highway/Combined1
CVT and all-wheel drive: 27/31/29 MPG City/Highway/Combined1
The 2018 Honda HR-V, regardless of trim, comes equipped with a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine, which produces 141 horsepower and 127 lb-ft of torque. This comes with two possible transmissions—a six-speed manual or a continuously variable transmission (CVT)—and two possible drive configurations—two-wheel drive and all-wheel drive. All of these combinations combine to give the HR-V strong fuel efficiency numbers, with the lowest estimate in the city being a strong 25 mpg (manual with two-wheel drive) and the lowest mpg estimate on the highway being a fantastic 31 mpg (CVT with all-wheel drive).
As vehicles become more technologically refined, a greater amount of the driving experience comes from factors which are not directly related to the vehicle’s drivetrain. Luckily, the 2018 HR-V is outfitted with a number of comfort- and convenience-focused features which enhance the driving experience without distracting the driver. Some are purely about physical comfort, like an automatic climate control system or heated front seats, but some are designed to make using the HR-V easier, like Honda LaneWatch™2 and push-button start
One of the large advantages of a crossover, compared to a sedan or coupe, is the versatility of its interior space. The 2018 Honda HR-V offers even more options than most crossovers, with unique cargo space configurations.
The rear seats fold flat for up to 58.8 cubic feet of space
The front passenger seat folds flat for cargo up to 8 feet long
The rear seat bottoms fold upward to allow up to 4 feet of vertical space
When it comes to the ability to carry cargo, crossovers hold a strong advantage in their ability to change seating configurations, making them more versatile than a sedan or coupe. However, the 2018 Honda HR-V takes this a step further than most crossovers with the addition of the brand’s Magic Seat® functionality, which not only allows its second row of seats to be folded flat to accommodate long or bulky cargo, but also folded up to accommodate cargo up to 4 feet tall.
1 Based on 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.
2Display accuracy will vary based on weather, size of object and speed, and the display may not show all relevant traffic. The display is not a substitute for your own direct visual assessment of traffic conditions before changing lanes.
3Check the HondaLink® website for smartphone compatibility and the download the app.