2016 Honda HR-V - Interior

The all-new 2016 HR-V's interior is designed to offer welcoming comfort for up to five passengers with surprising roominess and upscale details. The key to the HR-V's remarkable versatility is the clever second row Magic Seat® that offers unmatched cargo carrying adaptability. The interior boasts a number of standard "class-above" features and optional premium features that make it more comfortable, convenient, and keep its occupants informed, connected and entertained. The spacious cabin features plenty of useful storage features, including a high deck center console with generous internal storage space and a sliding armrest. Upgrades include an available leather trim package, and available premium features such as Smart Entry with Push Button Start and the 7-inch touchscreen Display Audio system.

Key Interior Features

  • 100.1 cu.-ft. of passenger space (96.1 cu.-ft. in EX and EX-L Navi)
  • 2nd-row Magic Seat®
  • Steering wheel-mounted audio controls
  • 7-inch touchscreen Display Audio (EX, EX-L Navi) (see Audio and Telematics Section)

The interior of the HR-V has an open airy feel with large glass area for excellent outward visibility. Soft touch surfaces give the interior a rich feel highlighted by bright chrome and deep piano black accents. The high-deck center console offers abundant storage, coupled with the personal feel of a sports coupe. The sporty, backlit three-dial instrument panel includes a Multi Information Display (MID), 5-inch color LCD screen (LX) or the 7-inch Display Audio (EX and EX-L Navi). Comfortable and supportive seats with high-quality fabric are standard on the LX and EX trims and the upscale luxury of a leather-trimmed seats and upper door linings is standard in the EX-L Navi. In addition to the leather trim on the seats, the HR-V EX-L Navi includes a leather-trimmed steering wheel and shift knob as well as heated front seats.

Interior Colors
The HR-V's interior palette is sophisticated and coordinated. Seating is offered in gray or black – fabric in the LX and EX, leather in the EX-L Navi, with matching door panel accents. The instrument panel and carpet are black in all HR-V models.

The 2016 HR-V is designed to offer the maximum interior space for passengers and cargo inside an exterior package that's compact and easy to park. The HR-V offers the convenience of wide-opening doors and easy step-in with an eye point about four inches higher than that of typical passenger cars. With 100.1 cubic feet of passenger space (LX trim; 96.1 cubic feet in EX and EX-L Navi) the sensation of spaciousness is further enhanced by a large, airy greenhouse (upper section of body and glass area). Contributing to the HR-V's remarkable interior roominessare clever packaging, thoughtful storage features, and the multi-position 2nd-row Magic Seat®, first seen in the Fit, that is easily reconfigured for maximum cargo- and passenger-carrying utility.

Driver Interface
The HR-V's fresh new interior has been centered on the needs of the driver, with instruments and controls oriented for quick readability and easy, natural access. The large speedometer is placed in the center of the instrument pod that has Eco Assist lighting, which changes in color to help the driver achieve greater driving efficiency. A tachometer is positioned to the left, and an MID on the right, can cycle through various informational displays. The instruments and displays provide critical and useful information including current estimated fuel efficiency, time, outside temperature, fuel gauge and more. The 5-inch color LCD screen (LX) or new 7-inch touchscreen Display Audio (EX and EX-L Navi) are conveniently positioned for either the driver or front passenger to control. New-style steering wheel-mounted controls with easy functionality provide quick access to various functions and information without the driver having to remove hands from the wheel.

Steering Wheel-Mounted Controls
All HR-V steering wheels have three sets of controls, including new-style radial controls. There are two left-hand sets: one operates the audio system or the Display Audio system, if equipped; the other controls the Bluetooth®1 HandsFreeLink® and, if equipped, the navigation system. The right-hand set operates the cruise control.

The left-hand set of radial audio controls includes four controls on one ring – like the four points on a compass – to simplify the layout and provide for intuitive toggling between functions. A short push on the MENU button engages the Display Audio system. All controls are positioned ergonomically where they are easy to reach and operate with minimal distraction for the driver. They also offer a pleasant tactile feel.

Progressive Instrument Illumination
The HR-V's instrumentation uses a progressive illumination sequence when the driver enters the vehicle. When the door is opened, the instrumentation is illuminated at 10 percent of its full brightness. When the key is put in the ignition (encircled with an illuminated ring) or when the push-button start button is depressed, the instrument illumination ramps up to 100 percent. When the ignition is turned on, the illuminated instrument needles and enunciator lights come on, indicating all systems are ready.

Interior Storage
Though compact in size, the HR-V offers surprising utility in its cleverly engineered interior. The center console offers a deep internal storage compartment topped by a padded sliding armrest. Farther forward, dual cup holders top the console. A lower open tray near the front of the console is accessible from either side and is designed for phone storage. In LX trims, a USB port, auxiliary input jack and 12-volt power socket are positioned in the tray. In EX and EX-L Navi trims, the auxiliary input jack is replaced by an additional USB port and an HDMI display audio interface that can be used for direct connection to and streaming from compatible smartphones.

Numerous storage areas are sized to hold common personal items, and they're also conveniently located for easy use. They include a 427.2 cubic-inch, lighted glove box, convenient door bins in front and rear, and a passenger-side seatback pocket. Beverage holders are located on the center console in the front row, with an additional holder positioned on the rear of the console for rear seat use. Additional beverage holders are positioned in all four doors.

Cargo Area
Opening the HR-V's large rear hatch provides access to a remarkably spacious and accommodating cargo area. With a low lift-over height, four dedicated seat modes and dozens of configurations, the HR-V offers remarkable functionality and utility. Fold the 2nd-row Magic Seat® forward and it provides an enormous 58.8 cubic feet of cargo space (57.6 when equipped with AWD) on the LX trim. Other configurations allow long and tall items to be carried or even for two people to relax with their feet up when the HR-V is parked.

2nd-Row Magic Seat®
Like the Fit, the HR-V features the exceptional utility of the 60/40 (right/left), split 2nd-row Magic Seat®. The Magic Seat® can be configured in multiple ways to adapt instantly to a wide variety of circumstances and needs. In the standard seatback-up/seat bottom-down position there is ample room for three passengers to sit comfortably. As the seatback is split 60/40, one or two passengers can still be accommodated while extending the cargo-carrying capacity by folding down one side or the other. And since the HR-V offers exceptional rear-seat legroom, the rear passenger area can also accommodate a good-sized pet kennel or crate. The Magic Seat® can easily be folded into any of its positions with levers accessible from the rear of the car or the rear doors.

Utility Mode
With both 2nd-row seats folded down, the Utility Mode allows for maximum cargo capacity – a cavernous 58.8 cu-ft (57.6 in AWD model) on the LX trim. The flat floor and regular shape of the area allow for the most efficient use of the space. Also, due to the low lift-over height of the hatch and low floor height, large and heavy items can be easily loaded. Four tie-down points make it easy to secure cargo.

Long Mode
If long items such as lumber, a stepladder, or even recreational items such as surfboards or musical instruments need to be carried, the Long Mode accommodates. Extra long items can be carried with the rear seat on the passenger side folded down and the front passenger seat tilted all the way back. The HR-V's Long Mode accommodates bulkier items without the need for a roof rack.

Tall Mode
The Tall Mode is another useful cargo-carrying configuration for tall items that need to remain upright, such as a large plant. This would also be useful for bringing an uncrated dog along, since the side-door entry is even lower than the rear entry of the vehicle, making it easy for most dogs of any age to get in or out. The space can even accommodate two mountain bikes with their front wheels removed. This is a better alternative than laying one bike on top of another in the back, which risks damage from protruding pedals and handlebars.

Front Seats
The HR-V features contoured, supportive front seats that are manually adjustable. The driver's seat also offers manual height adjustment. LX and EX trims have soft, durable cloth upholstery, while the EX-L Navi features leather-trimmed seats.

Interior Features

Interior Dimensions LX EX EX-L Navi
Headroom (in, front/rear) 39.5 / 38.3 37.6 / 37.2 37.6 / 37.2
Legroom (in, front/rear) 41.2 / 39.3 41.2 / 39.3 41.2 / 39.3
Shoulder Room (in, front/rear) 56.8 / 54.5 56.8 / 54.5 56.8 / 54.5
Hip Room (in, front/rear) 53.1 / 47.4 53.1 / 47.4 53.1 / 47.4
Cargo Volume (cu ft, seat up/down) 24.3 / 58.8 (FWD)
23.2 / 57.6 (AWD)
24.3 / 57.2 (FWD)
23.2 / 55.9 (AWD)
24.3 / 57.2 (FWD)
23.2 / 55.9 (AWD)
Passenger Volume (cu ft) 100.1 96.1 96.1
Seating Capacity 5 5 5


Seating LX EX EX-L Navi
Driver's Seat with Manual Height Adjustment
Leather-Trimmed Seats    
Heated Front Seats  
Adjustable Front Seat-Belt Anchors
Adjustable Head Restraints
60/40 Split 2nd-Row Magic Seat®


Information Display LX EX EX-L Navi
Average Fuel Efficiency Indicators
Digital Odometer and Digital Trip Meters (2)
Engine Oil Life Indicator
Exterior Temperature Indicator
Instant Fuel Efficiency Indicator
Miles-to-Empty Indicator


Instrumentation LX EX EX-L Navi
12-Volt Battery-Charging System Indicator
ABS Indicator
Airbag System Indicator
Backlit Gauges
Brake System Indicator
Coolant Temperature Indicator
Cruise Control Indicators
Door- and Hatch-Open Indicator
ECON Mode Indicator CVT CVT
Electric Power Steering (EPS) Indicator
Fog Lights Indicator  
Fuel Level Indicator
Headlights-On Indicator
High-Beam Indicator
Immobilizer System Indicator
Low-Brake Fluid Indicator
Low-Tire Pressure Indicator
Low-Fuel Indicator
Low-Oil Pressure Indicator
Maintenance Minder™ Indicator
Malfunction Indicator
Seat-Belt Reminder Indicator
Shift Lever Position Indicator CVT CVT
Smart Entry System Indicator  
Starter System Indicator  
TPMS Indicator
VSA System and VSA-Off Indicators

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