The New 2016 Honda HR-V Has the Best of All Worlds

2016 Honda HR-V

The Honda HR-V is new in 2016, so it’s hard to know what to expect from it. It’s a crossover vehicle, which means it combines features of both a car and an SUV. But what features does it have? What can it do, and how does it drive? Let’s take a closer look at the 2016 Honda HR-V.

Cargo Space

One of the things that makes the new HR-V unique is its cargo space. It’s the size of a sedan, but has the cargo space of an SUV. Even more interesting is how it goes about making that space. Rather than the typical 60-40 split, wherein one section of the rear seat folds down to provide more storage room, the HR-V has what might be referred to as a 75-25 split—but which they instead call “Long Mode.” Not only do both back seats fold down, the front passenger seat folds down as well, providing a total of 8 feet of horizontal cargo space from the trunk to the front of the car. This allows you to transport something like a canoe, or a long piece of lumber, safely and securely, without it having to hang out the back of your trunk with a red flag on it. But “Long Mode” is just the beginning. Not only can you create more space horizontally, but also vertically. “Tall Mode” allows you to fold your rear seats up, creating nearly four feet of storage space on the floor of the car. And for cargo that still won’t fit in either mode, the 2016 Honda HR-V also has roof rails, to carry it on top of the car.


The Honda HR-V is built for carrying things, but it’s also built for comfort. When you’re transporting passengers instead of cargo, there’s plenty of room in both front and back to stretch your legs. The seats are also leather trimmed, and the front seats are heated. The car also comes with hands free Bluetooth capabilities, and models EX and above have voice activated SMS messaging as well, which can read your text messages aloud to you as you drive. There are also a number of great safety features. The multi-angle rear view camera gives you a choice of three different views of what’s behind you as you back up, so that you can get out of tight spots, parallel park better, and more, without worrying about backing into someone or something. The automatic Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) automatically monitors all four tires and lets you know if any of them gets below normal levels, so that you can keep the car running smoothly and avoid flats. And the daytime running lights give you improved visibility to other drivers in any conditions, whether it’s day or night. There’s a lot to love about the new 2016 Honda HR-V, but to find out more, why not try it out for yourself? Head to Jay Wolfe Honda and let us put you in the HR-V that best suits your family’s needs.