2016 Honda HR-V VTi-S Review, Specs

2016 Honda HR-V VTi-S Review, Specs in Australia

The Honda HR-V has been a close unbridled accomplishment for a to some degree achievement starved brand since it touched base on Australian shores in February 2015.

Not just has it satisfied what at the time appeared like striking stretch targets, it has truth be told overshadowed them, and in this manner solidly settled in itself as a star vender in the little SUV market close by the Mazda CX-3, Mitsubishi ASX and Nissan Qashqai.

We've presented to you no lack of surveys and examination tests on the most well known Honda from that point forward. We even had one on our Sydney long haul armada of credit autos. In any case, here and there returns to are all together, particularly as nothing in this most energetic of business sector portions stays still for long.

Here we test what is possibly the sweet spot in the reach, the Honda HR-V VTi-S, which sits conveniently amidst the three-level line-up and is estimated at an exceptionally sensible $27,990 in addition to on-street costs — $500 less expensive than an equal base Qashqai ST.

Hand on heart, this commentator yields to being maybe somewhat stern on the HR-V previously. Having constantly thought of it as a decent auto, I now think of it as a shockingly better one, and this is after an extended period spent in various key opponents.

From multiple points of view, the HR-V best plays to Honda's present day qualities now that dynamism is the territory of its exceptionally beat end. It's tremendously handy, roomy and strong. In so being, it ticks the most imperative boxes for the class, and overcomes slight inadequacies.


The lodge, which feels unequivocally "premium" for the cash, given there's delicate calfskin like cushioning around the belt and along the transmission burrow, supplemented by silver and shiny dark highlights. The computerized atmosphere control with touch capacity looks modern.

In common Honda style, there are additionally a ton of shrewd little touches, for example, the cupholders with false floors that open like trapdoors to suit enormous containers, and a shrouded open plate behind the middle stack, alongside two USB inputs, in addition to 12V and HDMI attachments.

Regarding spec, all HR-V variations are all around prepared. Indeed, even the base $25k (in addition to on-streets) VTi variants get atmosphere control, journey control, a 7.0-inch touchscreen with configurable hues and wallpapers, a truly fresh six-speaker sound framework, six airbags, a switching camera with three edges, and two ISOFIX tyke seat focuses.

Seat position

The front seating position is additionally somewhat higher than your normal city hatchback, while the general ergonomics are about right, and both the directing haggle material seats (with great thigh support) have sufficiently plentiful change.

It's in the rearward sitting arrangement where the Honda truly goes to the fore, given it has proportionate headroom and legroom to essentially bigger SUVs, for example, the Hyundai Tucson, however at 4294mm long it's around 180mm shorter (its long wheelbase/short shades help).

The other real secret weapon is its Magic Seats framework. The back line doesn't simply flip 60:40, however the base slides forward, permitting the entire seat to scrunch up more profound into the floor and free more load space. You can even lift up the back seat bases.

The boot goes from truly profound and huge for the class with these seats being used (at 437 liters, contrasted with 264L for the Mazda CX-3) to absolutely gigantic, at 1462L — nearly the same as that bothersome Tucson). Under the floor is a space-saver wheel just, however the freight zone gives you a third 12V attachment.

Lighting & Wheels

The VTi-S includes greater 17-inch wheels, auto LED headlights, LED daytime running lights, rooftop rails, downpour detecting wipers, push-catch begin, chrome lodge completes, cowhide controlling haggle clever LaneWatch dynamic security framework, which we will touch on later.

2016 Honda HR-V VTi-S Review, Specs in Australia
2016 Honda HR-V VTi-S Review, Specs in Australia
2016 Honda HR-V VTi-S Review, Specs in Australia

The main issue is, if an adaptable and open lodge with somewhat of a premium edge is your need, and that will be a great deal of little SUV customers, then the HR-V turns into a really hard offering to look past.

Fueling the front wheels (there is no all-wheel drive offering regardless of the high body) is a 1.8-liter normally suctioned i-VTEC four-chamber petrol motor with Euro 5 discharges consistence, creating 105kW of force at 6500rpm and 172Nm at 4300rpm.

2016 Honda HR-V VTi-S Review, Specs in Australia

It is coordinated as standard with a solitary rate CVT programmed, which means no manual gearbox is advertised.


The motor is no powerhouse, but on the other hand it's generally responsive off the line for discovering crevices in movement, and entirely solid once you're nearing the top torque motor velocity — something the moderately great CVT (well commotion damped) guarantees happens effectively enough. The Auto Hold highlight that stops the auto inching forward in D without brakes connected is likewise city-accommodating.

2016 Honda HR-V VTi-S Review, Specs in Australia

Honda claims consolidated cycle fuel utilization of 6.6 liters for every 100km, and it keeps running on shoddy 91 RON fuel. On our blended test course with no exceptional spotlight on economy driving, we dealt with a respectable normal of 7.5L/100km. Fine for the class.

It's a hybrid SUV and feels a touch floaty like one, however its guiding has somewhat more resistance than a few, giving that single component a different lively feel.

The urban ride is moderately all around controlled, however starting effect is outstanding, and you pound somewhat over enormous hindrances, for example, hindrances contrasted with the supreme class-pioneers, (for example, the Qashqai) which truly resolve streets.

There's likewise somewhat more tire clamor interruption over coarse-chip streets than a few SUVs out there.

2016 Honda HR-V VTi-S Review, Specs in Australia

Presently, LaneWatch. We touched on this before, however it merits its very own passage. When you show left, a little camera extends a perspective of the street on to the touchscreen, making it a pseudo blind side screen. It can likewise be locked in by a little catch on the pointer talk. It's a still disgrace it can't demonstrate the right-hand side of the auto for path changes, however.

So that is the Honda HR-V VTi-S, an auto that remaining parts a phenomenal offering in the little SUV advertise very nearly year and a half since it dispatched, especially for the individuals who esteem an adaptable lodge with heaps of space and OK highlights the greater part of all.

2016 Honda HR-V VTi-S, Detail Specs

Car Details
Model HR-V
Variant VTi-S
Series MY16
Year 2016
Body Type 4D WAGON
Seats 5
New Price $27,990 MRLP
Engine Specifications
Engine Size 1.8L
Cylinders INLINE 4
Max. Torque 172Nm @ 4300rpm
Max. Power 105kW @ 6500rpm
Pwr:Wgt Ratio 79.1W/kg
Bore & Stroke 81x87.3mm
Compression Ratio 10.6
Drivetrain Specifications
Final Drive Ratio 0
Fuel Specifications
Fuel Tank Capacity 50Litres
Fuel Consumption (Combined) 6.9L / 100km
Weight & Measurement
Kerb Weight 1328
Gross Vehicle Weight Not Provided
Height 1605mm
Length 4294mm
Width 1772mm
Ground Clearance 170mm
Towing Capacity Brake:800 Unbrake:500
Steering & Suspension
Turning Circle 10.6
Front Rim Size 7x17
Rear Rim Size 7x17
Front Tyres 215/55 R17
Rear Tyres 215/55 R17
Wheel Base 2610
Front Track 1535
Rear Track 1540
Rear Brakes DISC
Front Suspension MacPherson strut, Coil Spring, Gas damper, Anti roll bar
Rear Suspension Torsion bar, Coil Spring, Hydraulic double acting shock absorber, Anti roll bar
Standard Features
Control & Handling Traction Control System
Driver Power Steering, Reversing Camera, Trip Computer, Voice Recognition System
Entertainment Radio CD with 6 Speakers
Interior Power Windows
Safety Side Airbags, Seatbelts - Pre-tensioners Front Seats
Optional Features
Exterior Metallic Paint

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