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7/10
Overall verdict

The Top Gear car review:Honda HR-V

£19,105£26,665
7/10
Overall verdict
Not as good to drive as we hoped, but the interior design and space makes up for it. Solid effort
 

For: 

Interior packaging, gearbox, economy, cabin design

Against: 

Diesel’s noise intrusion, steering should be sharper and chassis more nimble

Overview

What is it?

This is not the first Honda HR-V. Back in 1999 Honda launched the nameplate with a three-door SUV. It was small, cool and a crossover long before the term was ever invented. It’s eventual replacement arrives nine years after the old one died, is five-door only and comes into a market where the term crossover is becoming a well-worn buzzword. Stylish and smart, it’s available with either petrol or diesel engines, the option of a CVT gearbox and with four trim levels to choose from.

Highlights from the range

Title 0–62 CO2 MPG BHP Price
The fastest
1.6 i-DTEC S 5dr
10.0s 104g/km 70.6 120 £20,855
The cheapest
1.5 i-VTEC S 5dr
10.2s 130g/km 50.4 130 £19,105
The greenest
1.6 i-DTEC S 5dr
10.0s 104g/km 70.6 120 £20,855
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