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Honda HR-V: A Simply Scintillating Subcompact SUV

When you are in the market for a subcompact SUV, it’s a given that fuel efficiency is at the top of the consideration list. What if, however, a small SUV like this could also serve as a competent cargo hauler, as well? Think it’s impossible? Think again. That’s exactly what Honda has delivered in the form of the HR-V.

How did Honda do it? It’s magic. We’re talking about the Magic seat option specifically. This feature also found in Honda’s Fit model allows you to lift up and flip the rear seat bottoms, which creates a cargo area from floor to ceiling in the vehicle. Keep those seats up in the Honda HR-V and you’ll find surprisingly roomy seating accommodations for a vehicle of its size, as well.

Here’s another reason to consider the HR-V if you are in the market for a subcompact SUV: it’s a Honda brand vehicle. For multiple decades, Honda has been producing some of the highest quality and most dependable automotive offerings on the roads in and around Bradenton, North Sarasota, and Lakewood Ranch. Every Honda model like the HR-V is built to last for many years and miles down the road when you provide it with timely maintenance and care.

Ready to test drive your Honda HR-V?

If so, then contact us online at Hendrick Honda Bradenton. We have an incredible selection of new Honda models and pre-owned vehicles to choose from along with outstanding purchase and lease specials. Our product specialists can help you find the car, truck, van, or SUV that suits you best and find ways to save you big money.

You’ll enjoy those big savings whether you go with a new Honda HR-V or one of our quality certified pre-owned vehicles. If you are in the market for a used car and haven’t checked out Honda Certified Used – then you are missing a great opportunity. Certified units come with a factory backed warranty and a variety of other perks and amenities.

The bottom line?

When it comes to shopping for a vehicle or getting top-quality maintenance, Hendrick Honda Bradenton is a great choice. Explore all our products and services online and then come see us at our dealership located at 5515 14th St. W, Bradenton, FL 34207.

A Brief Synopsis of the 2018 Honda HR-V

For subcompact SUV shoppers, there is a lot to love about the 2018 Honda HR-V. The vehicle gets incredible gas mileage via a 1.8L four-cylinder engine that delivers 141 horsepower and 127 lb-ft torque. You’ve got a choice of a six-speed manual transmission (in front wheel drive configuration) or a CVT automatic (in front or all-wheel drive configuration).

When it comes to trim levels, there are three available in the 2018 Honda HR-V lineup. Here’s a breakdown of each trim and a sample of what you get:

  • LX: The base model in the lineup comes with seventeen-inch wheels, height adjustable driver seat, five-inch touchscreen, rearview camera, 60/40 split folding Honda “Magic Seat”, and many other options.
  • EX: Step up to the EX trim in the 2018 Honda HR-V lineup and you’ll get the added benefit of sunroof, rear privacy glass, automatic headlights, heated mirrors, and keyless entry along with the best features on the base LX.
  • EX-L Navi: The top trim in the lineup comes with all the goodies from the lower level trims plus roof rails, leather, navigation system with voice recognition, and satellite/HD radio.

Believe us when we tell you that no matter which trim you opt for in the lineup, you’re getting a great value in a subcompact SUV. The HR-V may be one of the newest stars in the Honda lineup, but shoppers all across the state of Florida are discovering all the value it offers!

The History of the Honda HR-V

While the Honda HR-V may be a somewhat recent addition to the Honda lineup in North America, it has actually been around for quite some time. The HR-V was available in markets throughout Japan and the Asian Pacific region during the 1999-2006 time period.

Honda, seeing that the crossover market in North America had reached red-hot sales levels, made the decision to bring the HR-V to dealerships all across the United States and Canada for the 2016 model year. The HR-V was viewed as a shorter version of the CR-V (it’s approximately ten-inches shorter than the CR-V), yet offered up to 58.8 cubic feet of cargo space with the help of Honda’s Magic Seat function. The 2016 Honda HR-V sported a 1.8L i-VTEC engine that offered 141 horsepower along with outstanding fuel efficiency.

Why Get Your Honda HR-V at Our Bradenton, FL Dealership?

Along with our great selection and prices on new Honda models like the HR-V, you’ll also find that Hendrick Honda Bradenton is the perfect place to receive top-quality service and maintenance. Just think of us as your one-stop shop when it comes to all your automotive sales and service needs.