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January 27, 2016

Honda HR-V Named 2016 Green SUV of the Year by Green Car Journal; Frank Ancona Honda Shares Features


The 2016 Honda HR-V was just named Green Car Journal’s 2016 Green SUV of the Year! The new model brings true environmental performance to the fast-growing, small SUV industry, delivering an estimated 35 mpg on the highway.

In a Honda press release, John Mendel, executive vice president of Auto Sales for American Honda, said, “The Honda HR-V is a truly unique new subcompact crossover, delivering the space, utility, comfort and feature content of a larger vehicle, with the sporty dynamics and class-leading fuel economy ratings on par with a small car. All of us at Honda truly appreciate Green Car Journal for recognizing the HR-V as the Green SUV of the Year and as the latest in a growing lineup of products with class-leading efficiency and low emissions.”

The 2016 Honda HR-V joins the 2012 Civic Natural Gas and 2014 Accord as the third Honda branded vehicle to be honored by Green Car Journal within the past five years. The Green Car Journal has been focused on the combination of automobiles, energy and the environment since its creation in 1992. The magazine aims to educate customers on better and more environmentally positive vehicle choices.

Honda’s new HR-V model comes equipped with an all-new continuously variable transmission (CVT) that delivers both fuel efficiency and fun-to-drive performance, in addition to being an Ultra Low Emissions Vehicle. Here’s a look at some of the other new features:

  • Heated side mirrors: These mirrors help reduce fog and ice buildup.
  • Roof rails: Make traveling easier by using the roof rails to haul everything from bikes to suitcases.
  • Versatile cargo space: Equipped with up to 58.8-cubic-feet of cargo space for whatever you need to haul. You can fold down the passenger-side front and rear seats to fit cargo up to eight feet long.
  • Loaded with luxury: Offers the comfort of an SUV with plenty of legroom, plus a leather-trimmed interior with heated front seats.
  • Honda LaneWatch: When you hit your right turn signal, your middle console will display live video from a camera on your passenger-side mirror, making it easier for you to switch lanes and see out of that pesky blind spot.

Following the HR-V’s success, Honda plans to offer several next-generation, advanced powertrain vehicles over the next five years, including the launch of the Honda Clarity Fuel Cell later this year and an all-new Honda plug-in hybrid model by 2018.

Make 2016 the year you go green! We have the 2016 Honda HR-V in stock today. Stop in and take one for a spin or call (855) 859-6511 today. To learn more about the HR-V’s new features, click here.