2017 Honda HR-V Florence SC
The face of the family-vehicle has changed, and for some it seems to be for the better. Subcompact SUVs like the 2017 Honda HR-V, available in Florence SC here at Cale Yarborough Honda, provide a feeling of safety thanks to their higher ride height and road stability, and have the added benefit of a much more spacious interior than their midsize sedan counterparts. With fuel economy numbers getting better and better, there really aren’t any downsides to stepping up to a crossover for your daily driver.
Having been released as an all-new model in 2016, the Honda HR-V remains largely the same for 2017. Which isn’t a bad thing, as this vehicle took the market and its segment by storm, becoming a favorite among shoppers and auto journalists alike. It earns high praise for its roominess, accommodating and comfortable interior and smooth driving style. Fuel economy is impressive for its class, with numbers that are similar to what you might find in a full-size sedan thanks to the efficient powertrain.
The HR-V comes in three trim levels, starting with the LX. Standard features include full-power functions, cruise control, A/C, the 60/40-split Magic Seat, a 5-inch LCD screen, USB connectivity, a rearview camera, Bluetooth with audio streaming- a four-speaker sound system and steering-wheel mounted controls.
Why drive a larger model if you still can’t stretch your legs? The Honda HR-V seats up to five with a 100.1 cubic foot cabin. The two-wheel drive model has slightly more cargo space with 24.3 cubic feet with the seats upright and 58.8 with them folded, which shrinks to 23.2/57.6 cubic feet in AWD trims.
Does the 2017 Honda HR-V have enough get-up-and-go to satisfy your need for speed? Under the hood is a 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine that offers up 141 horsepower and 127 pound-feet of torque. A six-speed manual transmission is paired with the base model, but a CVT upgrade is available for seamless shifting.
Find your top crossover in the 2017 Honda HR-V
Coming in three trim levels, you’ll almost certainly find the right 2017 Honda HR-V for you. The model is a stellar option for those seeking a compact SUV, whether it’s because you’re a tall driver looking for more leg room, or you’re simply looking for a stylish alternative to the standard family-friendly vehicle options.
Basic features cover all your comfort and convenience needs, making it a practical choice that won’t break the bank. That isn’t to say more isn’t available for those who prefer a luxury experience, as the EX trim adds on a sunroof, automatic headlights, heated mirrors, keyless access with push-button start, heated front seats, automatic climate control, Honda LaneWatch, a seven-inch touchscreen and a six-speaker audio system. Your top trim, the EX-L Navi, offers the most bang for your buck as it upgrades you to leather upholstery, a navigation system with voice recognition, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, satellite radio and sturdy roof rails.
Between convenient features, an efficient engine that provides ample power and a stylish design, the 2017 Honda HR-V does exactly what the model sets out to do: provides an excellent upgrade from a standard sedan. You’ll find it’s easy to maneuver, smooth and comfortable to drive and you’ll love how quiet it is when you’re just cruising along.
Not sure if the 2017 Honda HR-V is really right for you? Find out for yourself when you stop by Cale Yarborough Honda and take it for a test drive.