Maguire Honda of Ithaca

315 Elmira Road
Directions Ithaca, NY 14850

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The Honda HR-V is a stylish compact SUV that offers a fun drive and plenty of cargo room for families and drivers in Ithaca, Elmira, and Corning, NY. So, how do you know if it's the right SUV for you? Thorough research is the first step to answering that question, and the team at Maguire Honda of Ithaca wants to help you figure it out. So, we've compiled this collection of Honda HR-V reviews for you to look over.

Check out our reviews of the 2021 HR-V, then reach out to schedule your test drive and try it for yourself!

Honda HR-V Specs

The Honda HR-V runs on a sporty 1.8L 4-cylinder engine with Intelligent Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control. This design helps it run smoothly and get some impressive specs, as you can see below:

  • 141 horsepower
  • 127 lb-ft of torque

It also comes standard with front-wheel drive (FWD) and is available with the Real Time All-Wheel Drive (AWD) with Intelligent Control System™. The AWD system is a smart system that can actively monitor roadway conditions and automatically adapt to improve traction control and handling.

Both drivetrains can get you safely through slick conditions with standard Vehicle Stability Assist™ with Traction Control.

Honda HR-V MPG

Sure, power is important, but did you know the 2021 Honda HR-V is also a highly efficient SUV? It actually achieves an EPA-estimated 27 city/31 highway MPG with the LX trim level when equipped with AWD.*

With FWD, the 2021 HR-V gets an EPA-estimated 28 city/34 highway MPG on all trim levels.*

The Honda HR-V fuel economy gets a boost thanks to the Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT). A CVT is a type of automatic transmission known for improving efficiency. It does away with the set gears of a traditional automatic and instead allows for nearly infinite shifts between the upper and lower limits for even more precise optimization.

Honda HR-V Dimensions

With a wheelbase of just 102.8 inches, the Honda HR-V gives many midsize sedans a run for their money on maneuverability. In fact, it has a smaller wheelbase than a Honda midsize car, meaning this SUV is incredibly agile. You can see that from the exterior dimensions below:

  • Wheelbase: 102.8 inches
  • Length: 170.4 inches
  • Height: 63.2 inches
  • Width: 69.8 inches
  • Ground clearance (FWD/AWD): 7.3/6.7 inches

Its compact wheelbase allows the HR-V to deftly weave through city traffic and parallel park on busy side streets. However, it has a ground clearance up to 7.3 inches, meaning it props you higher than a sedan might. This allows you to see over off-road obstacles or other vehicles with greater ease.

Honda HR-V Interior

While the exterior dimensions of the Honda HR-V paint a picture of agility and maneuverability, the interior is open and spacious, giving you plenty of room for both passengers and cargo.

  • Seating capacity: 5 passengers
  • Passenger volume: 100.1 cubic feet
  • Legroom (front/rear): 41.2/39.3 inches
  • Cargo volume (behind second/first row): 24.3/58.8 cubic feet

With a seating capacity of five passengers, you can bring the whole family along for the ride. Plus, with 24.3 cubic feet of trunk space behind the second row, you've got enough room for a small dog crate if you want to bring Fido with you, too. This trunk space is also ideal for a weekly grocery store haul or football equipment on your way to the field on a Friday night.

If you need more cargo space, fold down the second row. That will give you 58.8 cubic feet of total cargo volume to work with.

Honda HR-V Technology

Of course, the interior of the Honda HR-V isn't just spacious. It's also incredibly high-tech and packed full of all the infotainment features you'll need for a fun ride through Upstate New York. This includes standard Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® and Bluetooth® streaming audio.

These standard Bluetooth® connectivity features allow you to take hands-free phone calls or stream music from your device wirelessly through your SUV's infotainment speakers. Speaking of which, you'll get six carefully placed speakers with the available 180-watt audio system that lets everyone hear your carefully curated road-trip playlist.

If you want to be even more connected, plug in your Apple or Android device and use your favorite apps on the go through Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ smartphone integration. Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ allow you to access your favorite apps through your SUV's available 7-inch touch-screen display, including navigation, phone contacts, audio books, internet radio, and podcasts.

Honda HR-V Safety

Just like you, the Honda HR-V puts safety first. That's why it makes the Honda Sensing® suite of safety and driver assisted technologies available. This includes features like:

  • Collision Mitigation Braking System™
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Lane Keeping Assist System
  • Forward Collision Warning

You'll also have other features on your side, like available Honda LaneWatch™. Honda LaneWatch™ is a unique feature that shows a video of your right blind spot on your 7-inch touch-screen display when you activate the right turn signal. That way, you'll have a clear view of the lane next to you and can merge more confidently.

Another useful driver assisted feature is the Auto High-Bream Headlights. This set-it-and-forget-it feature automatically toggles your high beams off for you when they sense oncoming vehicles or traffic lights.

Will You Drive the Honda HR-V?

Now that you know a little more about the Honda HR-V, will you take it for a drive around Ithaca, Corning, and Elmira, NY? If the answer is yes, then reach out to the team at Maguire Honda. We'll tell you more about this popular SUV and fill you in about how it can be a great fit for your lifestyle.

Then, we can help you pick out the trim level and exterior color you want before putting you behind the wheel to test it out.

Are you ready to get started? If so, contact us and test drive the Honda HR-V today!


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.