Long story short - I got my HR-V, 1.5 L, CVT, Executive (EX-L with Navi), one week ago and have done first 1500 km (~930 miles).
Lot of people are asking about our European petrol engine (1.5 L).
What can I say - it's good, actually it's better then I thought.
For ME it's perfect combination of power and performance.
It has plenty of power, when needed, for overtaking on our stupid roads.
It is a little bit loud when going on 140 km/h (~90 mph) but I have such opportunity only when going to visit my Lithuanian customers.
But for normal driving on max 100 km/h (~60 mph) it's perfect.
Fuel range, well this is not so easy... I'm on winter tires, real winter tires right now, and car is new so not so good figures.
In my first trip, last week, I got 6.4 l/100 km (36 US mpg) - trip total was 300 km (190 miles).
On my second trip, when half (300 km - 190 miles) I was driving with speed 140 km/h I got 7 l/100 km (33 US mpg) - trip total was 650 km (400 miles) including city driving and sitting in traffic jams. And autumn weather - heavy rain and front wind all the way to and back.
On my third trip, I got 6 l/100 km (39 US mpg) and that was a little surprise for me. I done totally 350 km (220 miles) with max speed of 100 km/h with 3 passengers including city driving and traffic jams... how did I managed this I don't know
Actually all those trips was with "full" car (3 passengers) and keeping that in mind I'm surprised. Why?
Because my Y2012 Civic with 1.8 L engine was shoving such fuel efficiency only when driving:
1) alone in car
2) on summer tires
3) in perfect weather conditions
So yes, this 1.5 L engine IS good, perfect - at least for ME
Currently I don't have any issues mentioned here on forum.
No rattle vibrations, no bad smells, all my cars doors are opening when I touch drivers door handle and so on and on
Navigation system (Garmin) is pretty good, at least for Baltic states.
The only complain from my side is brightness of central console at night (the back light of climate controls and side "buttons" of navi device) - It's a little bit too bright and I can not find the way to darken them! Maybe some one knows?