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2016 Honda HR-V Competitor Comparison in Capitol Heights, MD

2016 HR-V vs. 2016 500x and 2016 CX-5

The market for crossover vehicles is growing more and more crowded with options, and it can be tough to determine which one is the right choice for you. The 2016 Honda HR-V in Capitol Heights, MD, offers excellent fuel efficiency, tons of storage space, and a variety of interior and exterior features that could be just what you’re looking for in a crossover. To prove the 2016 HR-V is the right crossover for you, we at Pohanka Honda in Capitol Heights have compared it to two other new crossovers on the market, the 2016 Fiat 500X and the 2016 Mazda CX-5.

When it comes to getting the most out of your fuel tank, the clear winner is the 2016 Honda HR-V with an EPA estimated 27/32 city/hwy MPG1. In comparison, the 2016 Fiat 500X only gets an EPA estimated 22/31 city/hwy MPG.

One of the reasons for driving a crossover is you need to have enough storage space to haul all your cargo needs, while still being a spacious environment for your passengers. With all seats in place, the 2016 HR-V has 23.2 cubic-ft. of storage space, while the 2016 500X only has 18.5 cubic-ft. of space. When you fold the seats flat, the HR-V gets an impressive 58.8 cubic-ft2., while the 500X only expands to 50.8 cubic-ft. For even more storage, the HR-V offers under-seat storage compartments, which isn’t offered in the 500X or the CX-5.

The 2016 HR-V is also has tons of space for you and your passengers to stretch out. In the front, you have 56.8-inches of shoulder room, while the 500X only has 54.3-inches of shoulder room. In the back of your HR-V you can enjoy 38.3-inches of head room and 39.9-inches or leg room. The 500X lacks in both departments, with 37.8-inches of head room and only 34.8-inches of leg room.

The interior of the HR-V also has a variety of features you may not find in the 500X or the CX-5. For starters, the Rearview Camera3 is a standard in all trims of the HR-V, while it’s only available in higher trims of the 500X and CX-5. The 2016 HR-V also has a sunroof and heated and ventilated seats, which are both an option you’ll need to pay more for in the 2016 500X, and are only on upper trims of the 2016 CX-5. 

The exterior of the 2016 Honda HR-V also has some useful amenities you may not expect from a crossover. One of these features are the side view mirrors are heated to reduce fog and ice buildup, which isn’t a feature offered at all in the 2016 Mazda CX-5. For continued use against fog, the HR-V also has fog lights, while this isn’t available at all in the 500X and an option you’ll pay extra for in the HR-V. And to keep your cargo and other items hidden away against prying eyes, the HR-V has rear privacy glass, a feature not available in both the 500X and the CX-5. 

When you’re ready to purchase a new crossover, it’s important to be aware of all your options. When it comes to fuel efficiency, storage space, and available features, it’s clear which crossover is the best option. Visit Pohanka Honda in Capitol Heights today to see these features, and more, when you take the 2016 Honda HR-V for a test drive.


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1 27 city/32 highway/29 combined mpg rating for AWD CVT models. Based on 2016 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

2 Carrying too much cargo or improperly storing it can affect the handling, stability and operation of this vehicle. Follow applicable load limits and loading guidelines.

3 Always visually confirm that it is safe to drive before backing up; the rearview camera display does not provide complete information about all conditions and objects at the rear of your vehicle.

2016 Honda HR-V in Capitol Heights, MD

2016 HR-V Interior

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Seating For Five Passengers