“Hey, 2017 Honda HR-V! What’s New?”
“Not a whole lot,” the best-selling subcompact said, grinding dirt into the ground with the sole of its…tire.
While it may feel like we’re knocking the 2017 Honda HR-V, we promise we’re not. What can be misconstrued as a negative—no enormously game-changing additions to this, the HR-V’s sophomore-year model—is really a positive. Instead of adding superfluous gizmos and unnecessary accessories to its fan-favorite SUV, Honda engineers created a more refined, sophisticated, and mature crossover. And it’s all the better for it.
Here’s why we think you’ll find true romance with the newest Honda HR-V, which is now available around the country and at our car dealership in Naples, FL.
Something “Old” – Freshened Up for 2017
Carried over from 2016, the new HR-V is available in LX, EX, and EX-L Navi trims. On the outside, an upgraded grille features LED headlights and is sketched in shimmering chrome. The HR-V’s sporty allure is emphasized by standard 17-inch alloy wheels. A center-mounted fuel tank and lightweight chassis prove to be innovations of the future, while front fog lights, concealed rear handles, and Honda badges tie the package into a neat bow.
Also refreshed in the 2017 HR-V are a series of features, like a reseated electronic parking brake; found below the shifter, the button for the parking brake is located where one’s hand would intuitively go to in the event of an emergency. Bluetooth integration with the upgraded infotainment system is quicker to display its pixels on the seven-inch screen, and WiFi and texting functionality follows in a speedy stride. The multiple-angle back-up camera leads the pack of other available Honda Sensing™ features, all of which helped the HR-V win top honors with a 5-Star Safety Rating with the NHTSA. Keyless entry, a start-stop ignition, heated side mirrors, roof rails, and a navigation system can also be had on most trims.
The most notable carry-over from last year’s model are the Magic Seats and their multipurpose cargo modes.
Tall Mode – Get up to four feet of floor-to-ceiling space by folding the rear seats in their locked and upright positions.
Long Mode – Nearly eight feet of horizontal space awaits you with the back seats tucked down and to the ground.
Utility Mode – The 60/40 split seats in the rear can be manipulated to fold both up and down, offering amazing versatility.
As the 2016 Green SUV of the Year, the HR-V qualifies as the class-leader in fuel efficiency, boasting 28 city/34 highway mpg with this new 2017 model. It should be set to repeat in this category.
Something New – Original Ideas Brought to Life
The majority of changes for the HR-V come from the refinement of past elements and systems, though Honda has introduced a couple of new additions for 2017. First, you’ll find all-season, rubber floor mats along the floor, which are easily rinsed clean by hosing them down. Lunar Silver Metallic is a newly introduced color for the HR-V, replacing last model year’s Alabaster Silver; the other color choices remain the same as were offered last year.
Something Borrowed – Multiple Muses
Inspired by its bigger brothers, the CR-V and Pilot, the Honda HR-V is the final addition to the “small-medium-large” lineup of CUVs. Catering to the crowd of drivers that love both sedans and SUVs equally, the HR-V provides impressive cargo room and driving visibility innate in an SUV, while also remaining as maneuverable and practical as a car. Made from ultra-high-strength stainless steel, the HRV’s body and chassis are both lightweight and durable, offering a degree of safety that’s above-average, to say the least. Sharing the same platform as the third-gen Honda Fit, the HR-V also packs the manufacturer’s highly praised DOHC 4-cylinder and CVT.
Don’t Feel Blue! Test Drive the New 2017 Honda HR-V in Naples, FL
With many carried-over pieces of perfection, a few upgrades and additions, and a price that can’t be beat, the 2017 Honda HR-V has claimed the throne of the small-subcompact SUV segment. Pricing for this year’s model starts below $20,000, and with one of our Honda incentives, you’ll likely save even more when buying an HR-V in Naples or Fort Myers. Visit Germain Honda, your local Naples Honda dealer, and start getting acquainted with your new crossover.
Call us at 877-813-2502 to schedule a test drive or ask about our Low Price Guarantee and Lifetime Warranty, or simply stop by our showroom at 3707 Davis Blvd to view our inventory of new Honda vehicles and used cars for sale in Naples, FL.