Test-drive of HR-V 1.5 L AT, 2x4
Currently I drive Nissan Qashkai 2 L 144 hp, AT, 2x4. It's 7 years old and I decided to get a new car. HRV is a reasonable option for me because it's almost the same size. One week ago I made a test-drive of HRV 1.5 L, 130 hp, AT (CVT) 2x4. The first thing I was afraid of was insufficient power of the engine. Fortunately it's not true. The car is very responsive to accelerator especially in sport mode. Yes, it's not so sporty as Qashkai but it is absolutely suits my style of driving. On a highway I made some speed accelerations and HRV response was more than sufficient. After that, I checked the car behavior on speed bumps without braking and was really surprised by soft moving of the car. My next check was going uphill and downhill. When I drove uphill at 90 km/hour the tachometer never went above 2500 - 3000 rpm. Driving downhill at speed 110 km/hour and changing lanes in rather risky way I felt that VSA (vehicle stability system) corrects a speed of the car to prevent it from dangerous maneuvers. I liked it. Speaking of noise of CVT transmission I would say it's not disturbing comparing with my Nissan Qashkai. I think people will get along with it after one day of driving, especially taking in consideration that CVT transmission is very smooth and helps to keep a fuel consumption in very low figures. Of course, I like the trunk size and magic rear seats as well. As a result of the test-drive I ordered the car.