2016 Honda HR-V Starts at $19,995

2016-honda-hr-v-mh.jpg 2016 Honda HR-V; | photo by Mike Hanley

The tiny subcompact SUV class is turning into a big trend with new offerings from several automakers hitting dealerships. Honda’s is the latest to join the segment, competing against the Chevrolet Trax, Jeep Renegade and Fiat 500X. When the 2016 HR-V goes on sale May 15, it’ll start at $19,995 for the base two-wheel-drive model with a six-speed manual transmission. Base versions with the continuously variable automatic start at $20,795, slightly lower than the base two-wheel-drive Chevrolet Trax with its standard automatic transmission ($20,995); all prices include the destination fee.

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The HR-V slots between the Fit subcompact hatchback and CR-V compact crossover in Honda’s lineup. Power comes from a 141-horsepower, 1.8-liter four-cylinder. LX, EX and EX-L Navi models are available in two-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive trim. Two-wheel-drive manual models are EPA-rated at 25/34/28 mpg city/highway/combined, a smidge lower than the automatic Trax’s 26/34/29 rating. With the CVT, however, HR-V fuel economy jumps to 28/35/31. All-wheel-drive CVT-equipped HR-Vs come in a bit lower at 27/32/29 mpg.

Standard features include a rearview camera with guidelines; steering-wheel-mounted controls for audio, cruise control and Bluetooth functionality; and a 5-inch color audio display screen. Options include a multi-angle rearview camera, a 7-inch display screen, leather-trimmed seats, heated seats, push-button start and navigation.

Check out trim-level pricing below (all prices include an $880 destination fee):

LX 2WD with a six-speed manual: $19,995

LX 2WD with a CVT: $20,795     

LX AWD with a CVT: $22,045    

EX 2WD with a six-speed manual: $22,045    

EX 2WD with a CVT: $22,845    

EX AWD with a CVT: $24,095    

EX-L Navi 2WD with a CVT: $25,470    

EX-L Navi AWD with a CVT: $26,720   

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