10 Best Fuel-Efficient SUVs For 2016

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3. 2016 Honda HR-V


The budget-friendly Honda HR-V comes in a sporty design, and can be upgraded with optional features to match its interior to its attractive exterior. There is even extra cargo space awarded to the 2016 model with flat folding rear seats.

Exterior Features

With several colors to choose from including a ‘misty pearl green’ the HR-V can be whatever you want it to be. With 17″ alloy wheels as standard, LED brake lights that both use less energy and give better visibility to other road users, heated side mirrors and roof rails if you need to carry extra large luggage or sporting equipment, the HR-V is everything you need in an SUV.

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Interior Features

With plenty space and optional leather trimmed, heated front seats, climate control, a sunroof and a center console with an armrest, you can be comfortable and powerful on the road. The steering wheel controls are illuminated for your ease of use and air conditioning is a standard feature.


As standard in all HR-V models is Bluetooth streaming audio, and USB audio interface. If you upgrade to the EX or EX-L Navi models, you can also get a 6-speaker sound system and Pandora App as standard. In the base model there is a 4-speaker sound system as standard. The higher graded models come standard with a 7″ touchscreen display.

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Engine/ Fuel Efficiency

The in-line-4-cylinder 16 valve SOHC i-VTEC engine has a horsepower of 141 and 127 lb-ft of torque. The 6-speed manual transmission and available continuously variable transmission (CVT) with sport mode is available on the standard model. The combined fuel efficiency rating is 28 MPG ( this increases to 29 MPG with the CVT transmission). The HR-V was named the 2016 Green SUV of the Year by Green Car Journal.


All safety features come as standard and include but are not limited to, vehicle stability assist with traction control, electronic brake distribution, daytime running lights and multi-angle rear view camera.