The all-new 2016 HR-V’s interior is designed to offer welcoming comfort for up to five passengers with surprising roominess and upscale details. The key to the HR-V’s remarkable versatility is the clever second row Magic Seat that offers unmatched cargo carrying adaptability. The spacious cabin features plenty of useful storage features, including a high deck center console with generous internal storage space and a sliding armrest. Upgrades include an available leather trim package, and available premium features such as Smart Entry with Push Button Start and the 7-inch touchscreen Display Audio system.
The interior of the HR-V has an open airy feel with large glass area for excellent outward visibility. Soft touch surfaces give the interior a rich feel highlighted by bright chrome and deep piano black accents. The high-deck center console offers abundant storage, coupled with the personal feel of a sports coupe. The sporty, backlit three-dial instrument panel includes a Multi Information Display (MID), 5-inch color LCD screen (LX) or the 7-inch Display Audio (EX and EX-L Navi). Comfortable and supportive seats with high-quality fabric are standard on the LX and EX trims and the upscale luxury of a leather-trimmed seats and upper door linings is standard in the EX-L Navi. In addition to the leather trim on the seats, the HR-V EX-L Navi includes a leather-trimmed steering wheel and shift knob as well as heated front seats.
The HR-V’s interior palette is sophisticated and coordinated. Seating is offered in gray or black – fabric in the LX and EX, leather in the EX-L Navi, with matching door panel accents. The instrument panel and carpet are black in all HR-V models.
The 2016 HR-V is designed to offer the maximum interior space for passengers and cargo inside an exterior package that’s compact and easy to park. The HR-V offers the convenience of wide-opening doors and easy step-in with an eye point about four inches higher than that of typical passenger cars. With 100.1 cubic feet of passenger space (LX trim; 96.1 cubic feet in EX and EX-L Navi) the sensation of spaciousness is further enhanced by a large, airy greenhouse (upper section of body and glass area). Contributing to the HR-V’s remarkable interior roominess are clever packaging, thoughtful storage features, and the multi-position 2nd-row Magic Seat, first seen in the Fit, that is easily reconfigured for maximum cargo- and passenger-carrying utility.
The HR-V’s fresh new interior has been centered on the needs of the driver, with instruments and controls oriented for quick readability and easy, natural access. The large speedometer is placed in the center of the instrument pod that has Eco Assist lighting, which changes in color to help the driver achieve greater driving efficiency. A tachometer is positioned to the left, and an MID on the right, can cycle through various informational displays. The instruments and displays provide critical and useful information including current estimated fuel efficiency, time, outside temperature, fuel gauge and more. The 5-inch color LCD screen (LX) or new 7-inch touchscreen Display Audio (EX and EX-L Navi) are conveniently positioned for either the driver or front passenger to control. New-style steering wheel-mounted controls with easy functionality provide quick access to various functions and information without the driver having to remove hands from the wheel.
All HR-V steering wheels have three sets of controls, including new-style radial controls. There are two left-hand sets: one operates the audio system or the Display Audio system, if equipped; the other controls the Bluetooth HandsFreeLink and, if equipped, the navigation system. The right-hand set operates the cruise control.
The left-hand set of radial audio controls includes four controls on one ring – like the four points on a compass – to simplify the layout and provide for intuitive toggling between functions. A short push on the MENU button engages the Display Audio system. All controls are positioned ergonomically where they are easy to reach and operate with minimal distraction for the driver. They also offer a pleasant tactile feel.
The HR-V’s instrumentation uses a progressive illumination sequence when the driver enters the vehicle. When the door is opened, the instrumentation is illuminated at 10 percent of its full brightness. When the key is put in the ignition (encircled with an illuminated ring) or when the push-button start button is depressed, the instrument illumination ramps up to 100 percent. When the ignition is turned on, the illuminated instrument needles and enunciator lights come on, indicating all systems are ready.
The professionals at Honda of Joliet, Illinois are ready to serve you. Visit us today to test-drive the all-new 2016 Honda HR-V. We are proud to offer service to Chicago and the greater Chicago area including Lisle, Aurora, Bolingbrook, Plainfield, Oswego, and Montgomery.
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