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 £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 £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.
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Honda HR-V 1.6 i-DTEC Black Edition
Engine 4cyl, 1597cc, diesel
Power 118bhp at 4000rpm
Torque 221lb ft at 2000rpm
Gearbox 6-spd manual
Top speed 119mph
Official economy 68.9mpg
CO2, tax band 108g/km, 23%
Release date On sale now
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