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Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    3 out of 5 stars

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21 reader reviews for Honda HR-V Crossover.
  • HR-V VTEC 5dr

    C Collins Date: 20/03/2007
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      2 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I chose the HR-V as a wanted something that could handle the rural roads where I live & something that wouldn’t be too juicy on the fuel.This car handles well and corners faultlessly,if only they’ve bothered to put in a drivers seat that keeps you behind the wheel!The interior is poor but was improved in the facelift models,so unless you want blue dials, blue seats and just generally feeling blue while sitting in the car avoid all pre 2002 models. Problems with the interior–No height adjustment on the drivers seat,no foot rest by the clutch,no rear speakers,a radio cassette player which is a complete pain to remove,if you buy the 3 door(which I test drove)and you intend to put people in the back,1)this is only a four seater car 2)if these people have legs they won’t fit! The 1.6 litre engine is the HR-V’s Achilles heal and lacks greatly in performance,don’t attempt to burn anything off the lights as I was beaten by a pedestrian. The exterior is the best part of the car(although the paint chips and scratches easily) giving the car great looks and setting it off with excellent 16 inch alloys and a nice big spoiler with high visibility LED brake light. Don’t get me wrong, I’m very pleased with my HR-V and what hopefully will be the bullet proof reliability that Honda’s seem to have. To summarise,don’t expect great fuel economy,expect expensive services every 9k miles & don’t stand under the boot lid when open if the cars wet because you will be too!

  • HR-V VTEC 5dr

    John Holland , Essex . Date: 19/02/2007
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I bought this car for my wife (5dr V-Tec) and she loves it. She feels safe from its commanding driving position and there is plenty of room for the 2 kids and all there school bags. Interior quality seems to be rugged and well screwed together. Fuel consumption is OK, but recently felt the benefit of optional 4WD in recent snow, it coped brilliantly. The engine is a bit loud when over 50mph, but what do you expect it's a V-Tec!, but otherwise its a great all-rounder. This is my first Honda and I can see why their engineering is so highly thought of. It has not missed a beat and as a used buy I would highly recommend.

  • HR-V 3dr

    diane david , Middlesex . Date: 18/02/2007
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Without doubt the HR-V is an enigma. I bought the 3dr automatic version in October last year after having driven a manual Freelander for two years. This Honda feels very small - inside and in the boot which, incidentally, is set so high off the ground that my dog can't jump up into it! Unfortunately she has to go on the back seat - not ideal with the 3 doors and pseudo-suede/fabric seats - a problem I solved with the purchase of a seat cover. I have also discovered that, although the passenger seat is an ideal height for my elderly disabled mum to get into, I cannot then get her carer and wheelchair in. Why did I buy the car in the first place? I suppose I got scared with all the criticism of "gas guzzlers" and threats of overcharging on parking, road tax etc. and decided to downsize to what I thought was a good compromise. Although it is quite a funky looking car (mine is Supersonic blue) and is very comfortable to drive (although very annoying that the driver's seat isn't height-adjustable), the controls are all in easy reach but the huge doors sound very tinny when closing (no satisfying "clunk"), it definitely has got limited appeal and a limited market and I have decided to sell it on and go up to a CRV -which I should have done in the first place of course.

  • HR-V 3dr

    Sam Jordan , Bedfordshire . Date: 21/03/2006
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    This is a great car to drive - it's like a tidy hatchback to drive with a rev-happy engine and a sweet gearchange.

    Dealer satisfaction is 10 out of 10 - they put all other manufacturers to shame. Reliability has been excellent, too.

    However, I have found that the paint scratches very easily, and it needs a bigger engine when the car is full or towing. Fuel economy can be bad (24mpg), too.

    Overall, the car is recommended, especially as a used buy.

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