What do you think of the Honda HR-V?

My 2.2 diesel Honda Civic is now eight years old with 120,000 miles of trouble-free motoring. But it's getting harder to get in an out of as I age. The new Civic is even worse. Honda has always given me excellent customer service over 20 years, I had a previous Honda Civic and my wife is on her third Jazz. It seems sensible to stick with Honda and the HR-V seems a reasonable choice, but has there been problems with quality-control issues? Where is it made? What do you think of the standard manual 1.5 petrol or 1.6 diesel engine choice, manual transmission? I do 12,000 miles per year, half of which is motorway/A roads, the rest are short journeys.

Asked on 17 June 2020 by

Answered by Andrew Brady
Honda shifted production from Mexico to Japan in 2017. Later cars seem better made than earlier ones. We've had a few issues reported but nothing too major: www.honestjohn.co.uk/carbycar/honda/hr-v-2015/good/

Unless you opt for the Sport model, the standard 1.5 petrol feels pretty underpowered. It sounds like you cover enough motorway journeys to warrant a diesel, and the 1.6 i-DTEC is very good.
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