2016 Honda HR-V vs. Its Competition

2016 Honda HR-V
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

The number of subcompact crossovers is expanding.

When the Honda HR-V hits the streets this year, it'll be met head-on by the Chevy Trax, a less expensive version of the Buick Encore already on sale in the U.S.

Two other brand-new entries are coming as well: there's the daringly styled Mazda CX-3, derived from the new Mazda 2 hatchback, and the Fiat 500X, a smoothly rounded, Audi-like crossover that shares its running gear with the Jeep Renegade.

The Renegade itself can be put in this group too, though it's undoubtedly going to appeal to a more off-road-oriented shopper.

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Quick Specs
The 2016 Honda HR-V smartly trades a little of the Fit's fuel economy for exuberant styling, more headroom, and optional all-wheel drive.
With its useful hatchback shape and thrifty fuel economy, the 2016 Chevrolet Trax is a smart package for city dwellers who value practicality over power or style.
The 2016 Jeep Renegade has something to please both off-roaders and commuters, but its performance can seem dull compared to its engaging styling.
The 2016 Mazda CX-3 is stylish, well-equipped, and one of the most fun-to-drive vehicles in its segment.
The smartly styled 2016 Fiat 500X is no off-roader, but it might be the most useful vehicle from the brand yet.
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Gas Mileage    
25 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy24 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy27 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy
Regular Unleaded I-4Turbocharged Gas 4-CylIntercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
EPA Class    
Small SUV 2WDSpecial PurposeSmall SUV 2WDCompact CarsSmall SUV 2WD
Style Name    
2WD 4-Door Manual LXFWD 4-Door LS w/1LSFWD 4-Door SportFWD 4-Door SportFWD 4-Door Pop
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
Passenger Doors    
Body Style    
Sport UtilitySport Utility VehicleSport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Manual w/ODAutomaticManual w/ODAutomatic w/ODManual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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