With the 2017 Honda HR-V, the phrase “don’t fix what isn’t broken” comes to mind. Building on the success of the 2016 model—one of the best-selling subcompact crossovers in the country, mind you—Honda has fully embraced the notion of refinement with its newest HR-V. Although not a lot has changed with the 2017 HR-V, we don’t think that’s necessarily a bad thing. And here’s why.
The New & Improved 2017 HR-V
On the outside of America’s SUV darling are a few updated stylings.
A new chrome-accented fascia outlines the front, which includes an aggressive grille, LED headlamps, fog lights, and air intakes—all topped off by the iconic Honda emblem. Color choices across the 2017 lineup remain fairly similar, with the only change being Lunar Silver Metallic replacing the discontinued Alabaster Silver option. The sidewall on the HR-V is larger and more robust than the 2016 model’s, and features side mirrors with integrated turn signals and concealed rear handles that are set into the windows. The taillights are split in two by the rear door, which flows up past the curved spoiler. Attractive, 17-inch alloy wheels show off the HR-V’s sporty style, while a lightweight chassis insulates road-to-cabin noise and utilizes a centrally mounted fuel tank to aid in interior versatility (see: Magic Seats).
Thanks to its interior comfort and tech options, the new Honda HR-V continues its legacy of being a world-class SUV with an affordable price tag.
All-season floor mats are new to the 2017 model, so feel comfortable hopping in with sand-covered feet. An improved infotainment system includes WiFi, Bluetooth connectivity, text message functionality, multiple USB charging ports, Pandora, and a 7-inch screen featuring Honda’s acclaimed multi-angle rearview camera. The Honda Sensing™ safety system is also available, helping the HR-V earn a 5-Star Safety Rating with the NHTSA. A newer electronic parking brake button also sits by the shifter for added safety and handiness.
Thanks to the new gas tank, the best features of the 2017 HR-V are its Magic Seats, which offer multiple cargo space modes.
- Utility Mode – Fold both 60/40 split rear seats flat for up to 58.8 cubic feet of pure cargo space.
- Long Mode – Both passenger-side front and rear seats can be folded down for approximately 8 feet of space.
- Tall Mode – Pull the front seats up for 4 feet of vertical cargo room.
The central-mounted gas tank was engineered to pave a path for not just the HR-V’s future, but also the future of all SUVs. Load up on people or surfboards, because the HR-V maximizes utility no matter the cargo or destination.
Trims, Price & Availability of the New HR-V near Miami
The 2017 Honda HR-V will come in these three trim levels: LX, EX, and EX-L Navi. Honda’s DOHC 4-cylinder engine fits under the hood across all trims and can be paired with either Honda’s CVT or 6-speed manual transmission in FWD or AWD modes. In addition to the features above, other options include heated front seats, Honda LaneWatch, keyless entry and engine-start buttons, heated side-view mirrors, leather seating, shifting knobs, roofline railings, navigation, and wrapped steering wheels.
By the end of the year, the 2017 HR-V should be available for purchase and lease at our Honda dealers near Miami. Prices on the LX model start below $20,000, and you’ll be glad to know that South Florida Honda Dealers have tremendous finance and lease offers. As one of the most dedicated groups of car dealerships near Pompano Beach, FL, we are always doing our best to help you save on any new Honda models, including the HR-V.
Test Drive the New Honda HR-V in South Florida
Want to get your hands on the new 2017 Honda HR-V when it becomes available later this year? Request a quote online, take a look at our financing specials, then locate and contact your nearest South Florida Honda Dealer’s showroom to schedule a test drive. Just be prepared to fall head over heels for the market’s newest crossover SUV.