Honda Cargo Wars: How Does 2016 HR-V Compare to Siblings?

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Being the middle child is tough. Your parents are always asking, "Why can't you be more like your older sister?" Meanwhile your bratty little brother gets away with murder. Despite being "born" last, the all-new 2016 Honda HR-V is the middle child in Honda's brood of compact family haulers, smaller than the CR-V crossover and bigger than the Fit subcompact hatchback. Since carrying capacity no doubt tops prospective buyers' lists, we thought we'd see how the HR-V stacks up against its five-passenger siblings.

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The HR-V compact crossover distinguishes itself from the CR-V and Fit with its sporty looks compared with those vehicles' more right-angle-heavy exterior designs; plus, it's about 10 inches shorter than the CR-V and 9 inches longer than the Fit, with a width measuring about 2 inches less than the former and 3 inches more than the latter. Inside, Honda promised the HR-V would provide "unmatched interior spaciousness and cabin versatility." Only real-world users can decide how well those promises will be fulfilled, but in terms of passenger volume, the HR-V certainly holds its own, measuring 100.1 cubic feet compared with the 2014 CR-V’s 104 and the 2015 Fit's 96.

When it comes to cargo space, however, things get considerably more varied. Behind the rear seats, the HR-V has 24.3 cubic feet of room compared with the CR-V's 37.2 and the Fit's 16.6. Meanwhile, with the seats down, maximum cargo space for the HR-V increases nearly 2.5 times to 58.8 cubic feet. The Fit's max cargo space jumps by more than three times to 52.7 cubic feet, while the CR-V's nearly doubles to 70.9 cubic feet.

Check out the graphic below for a side-by-side comparison of cargo volume.

By Matt Schmitz | November 26, 2014 | Comments (1)

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Vehicles Affected: More than 6,000 model-year 2015 Honda Fit hatchbacks manufactured between April 11 and June 9, 2014

The Problem: The vehicles may have been assembled with an A-pillar interior cover designed for vehicles without side curtain airbags. The incorrect A-pillar interior cover may adversely affect the performance of the side curtain airbags in a crash, increasing the risk of an injury.

The Fix: Honda will begin notifying owners on Thursday, and dealers will inspect the A-pillar interior cover and install the correct cover, if necessary, for free.

What Owners Should Do: Owners can call Honda at 800-999-1009 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236, or go to www.safercar.gov, for more info.

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