Deal of the day: Honda HR-V
Save more than £2000 on the Honda HR-V 1.6 i-DTEC EX...
The latest Honda HR-V is a flexible and practical small SUV. It's not quite good enough to knock the class-leading Nissan Qashqai off its perch, but thanks to a combination of good driving dynamics and a spacious interior, the HR-V certainly deserves a place on your shortlist. Today's deal gets you over £2000 off its list price.
The HR-V’s strong point is its practicality. With handy flip-up rear seats, underfloor storage and class-leading boot space, it shows up the Qashqai in terms of storage.
This top-spec EX version gets plenty of luxury inside, too, including front and rear parking sensors, sat-nav, a panoramic roof and heated front seats.
A punchy engine with a satisfying spread of power across its rev range makes the HR-V a rewarding drive, particularly with the six-speed manual gearbox in this model.
Road noise is louder than it should be, and while gutsy, the engine isn’t quiet at tickover, becoming quite vocal even under moderate acceleration. Interior noise levels are therefore below par.
Although attractive, the touchscreen is flawed, with small buttons and sketchy smartphone integration hampering an otherwise decent infotainment setup.
Should I add any options?
Metallic paint will set you back £525.
What are its rivals like?
The small SUV market has been dominated by the Nissan Qashqai for a long time now, and that's certainly the benchmark car in this class. However, if you're in the market for a HR-V then it's also worth considering cheaper alternatives like the Skoda Yeti and Suzuki Vitara.
The car Honda HR-V 1.6 i-DTEC EX The saving £2240 The discounted price £23,815 The online broker Drivethedeal