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Honda HR-V 1.6 i-DTEC Black Edition review - verdict

The Honda HR-V gets a special Black Edition trim - but are some styling enhancements enough to warrant the price hike?

Words ByDoug Revolta

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In essence, in opting for a Black Edition you’re buying an expensive slice of exclusivity. If you like what the HR-V offers and want to stand out from the other models on the road, it might float your boat.

However, upping the cost by a further Β£4000 purely for some on-trend enhancements makes it difficult to objectively recommend over a standard car unless you’re completely smitten with the black-on-black look. Its larger wheels also make the ride even less comfortable.

At Β£26,820 for this manual diesel, we’d say you’re much better off going for a bigger and better-specced Qashqai with a 1.6-litre diesel engine, or better still, out class favourite, the Ateca.

Read our full Honda HR-V review


What Car? says...

Rated 2 out of 5


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Rivals:

Nissan Qashqai

Seat Ateca


Honda HR-V 1.6 i-DTEC Black Edition

Price Β£26,820

Engine 4cyl, 1597cc, diesel

Power 118bhp at 4000rpm

Torque 221lb ft at 2000rpm

Gearbox 6-spd manual

0-62mph 10.2sec

Top speed 119mph

Official economy 68.9mpg

CO2, tax band 108g/km, 23%

Release date On sale now

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