2016 Honda HR-V earns a 35-mpg highway rating

Although Honda has yet to release pricing, the EPA has published official mileage stats for the new 2016 HR-V subcompact crossover. In a front-drive configuration, this 5-passenger hauler carries is rated at 28/35-mpg city/highway when fitted with the optional CVT automatic and 25/34-mpg when equipped with its standard 6-speed manual transmission. The CVT-only all-wheel-drive HR-V is equally impressive, clocking in with 27/32-mpg ratings. Based on the same platform that underpins the Honda Fit, all HR-V models share the same 1.8-liter i-VTEC 4-cylinder engine that makes 138 horsepower and 127 lb-ft of torque. 

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There's still no word on EPA figures for the new 2016 Mazda Mazda CX-3, but the HR-V can claim fuel economy bragging rights over two of its other prime rivals when all are fitted with an automatic transmission. The 2015 Chevrolet Trax is rated at 26/34 mpg in FWD and 24/31 mpg in AWD form while the 2015 Nissan Juke rolls in with 28/32 mpg and 26/31 mpg comparative stats. A FWD Juke with a 6-speed manual does beat a comparable HR-V by 3 mpg in the city and also matches its highway number. However, the 1.6-liter turbocharged engine in all versions of Nissan's sporty alternative is designed to burn premium unleaded gasoline while the HR-V gets by on regular. 

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