2017 Honda HR-V

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Key Specs

of the 2017 Honda HR‑V. Base trim shown.

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Refined ride
  • Interior materials quality
  • Passenger space
  • Cargo versatility
  • Visibility

The Bad

  • Modest power with CVT
  • Numb midcorner steering feel
  • Uplevel trims' reliance on touch-sensitive controls
  • Active safety features not offered
  • Low-frequency engine rumble in Park
  • Power front seats not offered

Notable Features of the 2017 Honda HR-V

  • Subcompact SUV
  • Seats five
  • Multi-position second-row Magic Seat
  • Manual or automatic transmission
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • LaneWatch camera available

What Is the 2017 Honda HR-V?

The Honda HR-V is a subcompact five-seat SUV that competes with the Buick Encore, Chevrolet Trax, Jeep Renegade, Mazda CX-3, Nissan Juke and others. The HR-V is related to the Honda Fit hatchback. Trim levels include the LX, EX and EX-L with Navigation. All trim levels come with front-wheel drive or optional all-wheel drive.

What's New on the 2017 Honda HR-V?

There are no significant changes for the 2017 model year.

How Does the 2017 Honda HR-V Compare to Other SUVs?

The HR-V's roomy, versatile cabin and large cargo area are advantages over most crossovers in this price range, and its high-grade interior and estimated gas mileage -- especially with front-wheel drive -- are additional strengths.

What Features in the 2017 Honda HR-V Are Most Important? 

The HR-V is powered by a 141-horsepower, 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine teamed with a six-speed manual or continuously variable automatic transmission. Notable standard features include 17-inch alloy wheels, a CD stereo, Bluetooth streaming audio, USB port and MP3 jack, cruise control, air conditioning and a backup camera. As required in every new car, the HR-V has front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system.

Available features include leather-trimmed seats, heated front seats, a power moonroof, heated side mirrors with integrated turn signals, automatic climate control, keyless access with push-button start, a navigation system and a LaneWatch camera in the passenger-side mirror that displays a view of the blind spot on the dashboard display.

Should I Buy the 2017 Honda HR-V?

If you care most about passenger space and cargo versatility, the Honda HR-V should satisfy, but driving enthusiasts might object to its modest acceleration and numb steering.

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2017 Honda HR-V Overview

by Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

What it is: The Honda HR-V is a subcompact SUV that debuted last year, joining the growing ranks of small crossovers. The H... Read More

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Consumer Reviews

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What Drivers Are Saying


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by First time car buyer from Virginia Beach, Va on September 12, 2018

Test drive only. Could not agree on price. Still Looking at other cars in this class. The HRV seems like it would be a reliable vehicle Read full review


Favorite car I?ve ever had!

by Sarahg328 from Sorrento fl on August 14, 2018

I am absolutely in love with this suv! It has everything that I want/need and is the perfect size! I love the color and all the upgrades in this car! Read full review

Safety & Recalls


The 2017 Honda HR-V currently has 0 recalls

IIHS Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2017 Honda HR-V LX

IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor.

Child Seat Anchors (Latch)

Ease of Use

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
Overall Rear
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry

Moderate overlap front

Left Leg/Foot
Overall Front
Right Leg/Foot
Structure/safety cage


Roof Strength


Driver Head Protection
Driver Head and Neck
Driver Pelvis/Leg
Driver Torso
Overall Side
Rear Passenger Head Protection
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
Rear Passenger Torso
Structure/safety cage

Small Overlap Front - Driver Side

Lower Leg/Foot
Overall Evaluation
Restraints and Dummy Kinematics
Structure and Safety Cage
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    60 months / 60,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    36 months / 36,000 miles

CPO Program & Warranty

Certified Pre-Owned by Honda

Program Benefits

Carfax vehicle history report

  • Limited Warranty

    7 years / 100,000 miles

    1-year/12,000-mile non-powertrain warranty begins after expiration of original warranty (3 years/36,000 miles) or on date sold as certified (no deductible); 7-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty begins from the original in-service date (no deductible)
  • Eligibility

    Under 6 years / 80,000 miles

    Vehicles receive a 182 point inspection and reconditioning.

    See inspection details.

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The HR-V received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

See also the latest CPO incentives by automaker