2023 Honda HR-V

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Competition is high, but this might be the single most uninspiring new vehicle release I've seen lately. Every single thing about it is completely nondescript.

This could have debuted 20 years ago it’s that bad. They had an ad during the Finals game last night and it’s just horrible. Thing is it will sell like crazy and clog the fast lane. sigh…
 

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I do hear that if you switch out the factory air in the tires for those green-nitrogen filled tires, pinstripes, resistall, and underbody oiling complete protection package the 0-60 improves.
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The folks that buy these things will go crazy by just having a vehicle that works without requiring maintenance. 0-60 is irrelevant.
 

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I do hear that if you switch out the factory air in the tires for those green-nitrogen filled tires, pinstripes, resistall, and underbody oiling complete protection package the 0-60 improves.
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The folks that buy these things will go crazy by just having a vehicle that works without requiring maintenance. 0-60 is irrelevant.
Why not just stick a VTEC badge on it. Seems much easier than all of this. ;)
 

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I think Honda USA must consider introducing 1.5T engine for HR-V just like ChDM version.....
According to Autoblog's review, the blame must go to the most-likely buyers of HR-V, which, allegedly, is different from the buyers of the Civic.


And no, the 2023 HR-V doesn’t offer the Civic’s available 1.5-liter turbocharged inline-four that produces 180 hp and 177 lb-ft. That still wouldn’t be up to the base Mazda CX-30 or Ford Bronco Sport engines, but it’d be in the ballpark, along with the Subaru Crosstrek and Kia Seltos optional upgrades. The question must be asked, then: why is that turbo engine not at least available on the HR-V?

According to senior product planner Quincy Tam, it comes down to demographics and existing customer expectations. First, the turbocharged Civic trim levels are more likely to be purchased by male buyers, whereas about 70% of buyers in the HR-V’s segment are female. Perhaps that element is related to the next bit, perhaps not. Either way, research groups indicated that existing and potential buyers were looking for “sufficient power without waste.” Cost is a concern, and they don’t want to pay for something they aren’t going to use. Tam and his team asked if research group participants wanted more power, and were surprised to find that they did not. Apparently, HR-V buyers are different from Crosstrek buyers, since Subaru researchers found the exact opposite.
 

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Why not just stick a VTEC badge on it. Seems much easier than all of this. ;)
Well you do know that putting unauthorized, non dealer installed accessories may invalidate the factory warranty from Hondue?

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According to Autoblog's review, the blame must go to the most-likely buyers of HR-V, which, allegedly, is different from the buyers of the Civic.

Oh~ thx for explain why Honda USA choosing 2L NA engine. Stable,affordable price is advantage 🤝
 

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I saw a couple of Fits yesterday and it’s just sad how that was a popular entry level car and people are forced into a larger cuv. I think only the Versa is left in that space but that isn’t a hatch and nearly as fun.