The Honda experts at Dublin Honda were amazed when the 2018 Honda HR-V rolled into the showroom. Magically, the new Honda HR-V seems larger on the inside than it appears from the outside. In fact, once you see all the HR-V’s storage configurations, it’s easy to understand why so many people consider it the undisputed cargo carrying champion of the compact SUV category.
Is the Honda HR-V the Perfect Northern California Car?
Well, as excited as we are about the HR-V, claiming that any single vehicle is “perfect” for the Northern California lifestyle is a bold statement. However, it’s easy to make a case for the 2018 Honda HR-V being a brilliant choice for many Bay Area drivers. Versatility and fuel economy are the two leading reasons.
What Makes the Honda HR-V so Versatile?
We think there are two key components to versatility: what you can fit into the HR-V and what the HR-V can fit into. As anyone who lives in the San Francisco Bay Area knows, finding parking can be a challenge whether you’re sightseeing in downtown San Francisco, attending a game in Oakland, or shopping in Walnut Creek or Pleasanton. The HR-V is in the small-SUV segment, meaning it has all the traits of a big SUV, but on a much smaller scale. With an overall length of just 14 feet, it’s nimble and slips into tiny parking spaces.
On the cargo side, however, the Honda HR-V’s second row “Magic Seat” gives it an advantage over others in its class. The best way to get a sense of how much can fit into an HR-V is to visit us at Dublin Honda and let us show you all its great features. But for now, just know that it has a wide-open rear lift gate with a low lift-over bumper height that makes sliding in furniture, sports gear, or big boxes a breeze. Its fold-down rear seats, including the ingenious Magic Seat, provides a single large storage area that rightfully puts the HR-V in the SUV class. Handy cargo tie-down hooks and a cargo area light make it obvious that this Honda was meant for hauling.
We should also mention where you can go with all that cargo: virtually anywhere because the HR-V comes in an All-Wheel Drive option, making it perfect for heading to Tahoe for some winter sports.
Frugal with Fuel.
Don’t let the “SUV” status of the HR-V scare you. This wonderful vehicle gets an EPA estimated 28 MPG City and 34 MPG Highway with its Continuously Variable Transmission in the 2WD configuration. (As always, we’re required to tell you that “your mileage will vary”, but you can count on going a long way on a tank of gas).
Beyond Cavernous Cargo Space and Great Mileage, What About Other Qualities?
Beyond its Sherpa-like qualities, the 2018 Honda HR-V is stylish. That means it’s equally appropriate for a night on the town or a weekend in the mountains. Plus, the HR-V has all the high-tech gadgets and goodies you’d expect from a 2018 Honda: Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System, Honda LaneWatch, Push Button Start, Electric Parking Brake, Bluetooth Streaming Audio, Pandora compatibility, HondaLink device connectivity, and more.
With the Honda HR-V, Safety Is Always In Style.
The HR-V’s high-strength steel body construction and sophisticated engineering helps protect occupants in a variety of crash scenarios, proving that “small can be safe”. Additionally, it has a vast array of additional safety enhancements, such as Honda LaneWatch: when you hit your turn signal, a wide-angle video camera located on the sideview mirror is activated, displaying a clear view of what’s around you on your dashboard screen. It has a great, multi-view backup camera, too.
Is the 2018 Honda HR-V Right for You?
If you think it might be, it probably is. Visit the new Honda HR-V at Dublin Honda and take it for a test drive. More importantly, let one of our Honda product specialists explain why we feel it’s the best option in the small-SUV category. You won’t be disappointed.
Yikes! I almost forgot to mention: the 2018 Honda HR-V LX starts at a base MSRP of only $22,845*.
Until next time!
*Includes destination, excludes tax, license, title, registration, documentation fees, options, insurance, and the like.