The HR-V has fairly firm suspension to make it handle tidily, but ride comfort suffers because of this. Compared with rivals such as the Nissan Qashqai, it has a decidedly firm edge.
Over larger bumps such as sleeping policemen, the HR-V’s body stays nicely controlled and you rarely experience any float over fast undulating roads.
The trouble is, it jostles those onboard about too much over long stretches of broken Tarmac. Sharpe-edged ruts and potholes send big thumps into the cabin at all speeds.