With its coupe-like design and SUV functionality, the versatile 2018 Honda HR-V carries a manufacturer’s suggested retail price starting at $19,570.

The HR-V became the retail best-selling subcompact SUV in the United States in April 2017 and has posted seven consecutive months of year-over-year sales gains. Up 27.9 percent for the first half of 2017, HR-V sales to individual retail buyers outpace all other subcompact SUVs.

For 2018, the Honda HR-V offers a vibrant new color, Aegean Blue Metallic, available on select trims. HR-V also features a refreshed wheel design with black-painted inserts — available on EX and higher trims — to enhance HR-V’s sporty personality.

The 2018 Honda HR-V will continue to deliver a versatile interior thanks to Honda’s second-row Magic Seat that offers four different modes for multiple seating and cargo-hauling configurations. With 100.1 cubic feet of passenger space and 58.8 cubic feet of cargo volume with the second-row seats folded down, the HR-V has space to rival some competitors’ midsize SUV offerings.

The 2018 Honda HR-V is also efficient, with EPA3 fuel economy ratings of 28/34/31 mpg (city/highway/combined) for CVT-equipped two-wheel drive models and 27/31/29 mpg for models with all-wheel drive, while 6-speed manual 2WD models received a 25/33/28 mpg rating.

Power

The 2018 HR-V is also fun to drive, with lively yet secure handling and a standard 6-speed manual transmission (on two-wheel-drive models). HR-V is powered by a responsive 1.8-liter SOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder engine with i-VTEC valvetrain, with peak output of 141 horsepower at 6,500 rpm and 127 lb.-ft. of torque 4,300 rpm.

The HR-V is available with Honda’s Real Time AWD with Intelligent Control System for outstanding all-weather handling and control.

A continuously-variable transmission is available on all models, and a 6-speed manual transmission is available on the LX and EX trims with 2WD.

Safety

The 2018 Honda HR-V offers standard safety and driver-assistive features including the anti-lock brakes with Brake Assist and Hill Start Assist, Vehicle Stability Assist electronic stability control system, a Multi-Angle Rearview Camera, a Tire Pressure Monitoring System and more.

The Honda HR-V has set new monthly sales records in every month of 2017, with its best month of all-time coming in July of this year.

The 2017 HR-V was named the 2017 Best Subcompact SUV for Families and the 2017 Best Car for the Money of the Best Subcompact SUV category by U.S. News & World Report.

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