Performance Never Falters Behind the Wheel of a 2017 Honda HR-V

2017 Honda HR-V Driving

The 2017 Honda HR-V is known more for its impressively spacious and flexible interior than it is for its performance, but the vehicle still offers the kind of power you’d expect from a compact crossover. With an abundance of horses beneath the hood for speedy highway driving, plus plenty of torque and available all-wheel drive (AWD) to help you handle off-road trails, the HR-V is able to deliver superior performance while still keeping fuel consumption rates to a bare minimum.


2017 Honda HR-V EngineThough not as bulky or hefty as a full-size SUV, the 2017 Honda HR-V still requires a fair level of power in order to remain responsive. The team over at Honda found the perfect engine in a 1.8L four-cylinder, which employs multi-point fuel injection technology to generate up to 141-hp and 127 lb.-ft. of torque.

That kind of output enables the HR-V to stay sharp, whether you’re passing other vehicles on the highway into Danbury or Scranton or simply hauling a cabin full of cargo from the center of Goshen over to Monroe.


Part of the appeal that comes with buying a compact crossover instead of a larger model is being able to take advantage of increased cargo space without having to worry about seeing your fuel costs surge.

The HR-V certainly fulfils that desire to marry efficiency with larger dimensions, and it does so across two state of the art transmissions:

  • 6-Speed Manual Transmission: Comes fitted as standard with 2WD models to make up to an impressive 25 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway*.
  • Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) with Sport Mode: Allows drivers to achieve up to a phenomenal 28 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway, or 27 mpg city and 31 mpg highway with AWD*.

The HR-V even comes with an Eco Assist system to help you wring miles out of every drop of fuel. An Eco Coaching display lets you know how your current driving style is impacting fuel consumption, allowing you to change your habits to improve efficiency. If you’d like your HR-V to optimize fuel economy over performance, just hit the dash-mounted ECON button, which comes as standard with CVT models.


The 2017 Honda HR-V delivers exceptional performance thanks to more than its powertrain, with further features including:

  • Real Time All-Wheel Drive with Intelligent Control: Provides sure-footed traction across tough conditions or terrain, with any loss of control instantly recognized and corrected.
  • Drive-by-Wire Throttle System: Integrates with vehicle control technologies, such as Stability Control and Brake Assist, to make sure you enjoy superior handling and never lose command.

Experience the Performance of the HR-V First-Hand at Middletown Honda

If you really want to find out how it feels to sit behind the wheel of a 2017 Honda HR-V, just pay a visit to Middletown Honda today to arrange a test drive.

*25 city/33 highway/28 combined mpg rating for 6-speed manual transmission models. 28 city/34 highway/31 combined mpg rating for 2WD CVT Automatic models. 27 city/31 highway/29 combined mpg rating for AWD CVT Automatic models. Based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.