A subcompact SUV like the Honda HR-V is the kind of fun ride that can make the most of any situation. It has the dependability to get through tough weather, more room inside than meets the eye, and a sporty style. Is it an efficient SUV, though?

Maguire Honda of Ithaca finds out. We examined the Honda HR-V MPG ratings, so drivers and families in Ithaca, Elmira, and Corning will know what it's capable of and how it can cut back on your trips to the pump.

Honda HR-V Gas Mileage

The Honda HR-V can get an EPA-estimated 28 MPG city and 34 MPG highway in its LX, Sport, EX, and EX-L trims.* To deliver this kind of efficiency, the vehicle runs on a 1.8L 4-cylinder engine that gets up to 141 horsepower and 127 lb-ft of torque. This powertrain also uses Intelligent Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control (i-VTEC®) to lower its emissions.

A Continuously Variable Transmission with Sport Mode manages your engine and delivers precise gear shifting that can make your drives more fun and save gas. Dual-mode paddle shifters are also available, so you'll have the option to take control and drive manually.

Efficient Features

Every Honda HR-V comes standard with an Eco Assist™ System. This feature provides information on your SUV's fuel economy by clearly displaying your current MPG based on your how you're driving and the estimated miles till empty on the instrument cluster.

There are also a couple ways you can make your drive more efficient. The green ECON button next to the steering wheel manages everything from your throttle response and transmission to your air conditioning and cruise control. It adjusts all these systems in ways that will maximize your fuel economy.

If you're on the road for a long drive, you can turn on Cruise Control to get the most miles out of your 13.2-gallon fuel tank. Adaptive Cruise Control is also available. It monitors the flow of traffic and can adjust your speed for you.  

Aerodynamic Design

On top of looking sharp, the Honda HR-V sports an aerodynamic design. It reduces drag with a large air intake, rounded edges running down the body, and a streamlined look. Overall, it stands 63.2 inches high, 69.8 inches wide, and runs 170.4 inches long.

This allows the vehicle to pull off quick turns and nimble handling. Plus, its 7.3-inch ground clearance serves two purposes. It improves the overall airflow and lets you drive over rocky roads with confidence.

In addition to its aerodynamics and low drag, the Honda HR-V is light enough to maintain its fuel economy wherever you go. While it has a safe and sturdy Advanced Compatibility Engineering ™ (ACE™) Body Structure, it also has a lightweight frame and a curb weight of just 2,906 pounds.

Learn More About the Honda HR-V Fuel Economy

Contact Maguire Honda of Ithaca to learn more about the Honda HR-V MPG ratings and take one for a test drive. Whether you're running errands around Ithaca, Elmira, and Corning or driving across the country, this sporty SUV offers a fun and efficient performance with impressive fuel economy.

*28 city/34 highway/30 combined MPG rating for 2WD CVT trims. 27 city/31 highway/29 combined MPG rating for AWD LX CVT trims. 26 city/31 highway/28 combined MPG rating for AWD Sport, EX, EX-L & Touring CVT trims. Based on 2019 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, and other factors.

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