The Honda HR-V is a five seater compact SUV that has been in production from 2013 to present. It is known as the Honda Vezel in the Japanese Domestic Market. It boasts of high safety ratings and it offers all round protection for both passengers and pedestrians.
On the outside, the HR-V looks similar to the CR-V but with sharper crystal headlights and a flatter grille. All grades come with alloy rims and fog lights.
The interior is top notch made of a fusion of soft plastic and leather materials. The instrument panel is made of crystal clear LCD displays and soft touch buttons.At the first row, the legroom is excellent and the seats can adjust to fit any desirable seating position. At the second row, the legroom is similarly impressive and tall people will find it comfortable.
It’s offered with a range or petrol and diesel engines( 1.5L petrol, 1.5L petrol hybrid, 1.5L petrol turbo, 1.8L petrol, 1.6L diesel Turbo). These are linked to a choice of the following transmission; a 6-speed manual transmission, a CVT transmission and a 7-speed DCT for the hybrid.
Honda HR-V Maintenance Costs In Kenya
Service parts are available and fairly priced in Kenya. Body parts on the other hand are expensive and not as easily available. You can find shops that stock Honda Life parts in this link
Honda HR-V Reliability In Kenya
The Honda HR-V is a new car in the Kenyan market and so far we don’t have sufficient data to gauge its reliability here. Early reports indicate problems with the DCT gearbox that comes with the Hybrid version and so you might want to avoid the Hybrid for now. Other than that, we don’t see any major issue with this car and you can buy it without any worries.
Price of the Honda HR-V in Kenya and where to buy it: https://cars.topcar.co.ke/vehicles/honda
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