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I doubt I'd purchase a 2015 HR-V; I'd rather wait until the 2016 models are released. I'm assuming any possible bugs would be worked out, and more engine options will be available by then.

If the HR-V's are in the dealer showrooms by January 2015, does that mean the 2016's wouldn't arrive until January 2016? Or do 2016 models generally come out in the fall of the preceding year?
 

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Honda is usually pretty good with quality and given that this vehicle is basically a smaller CRV, I don't anticipate many problems.
I'm also not expecting a ton of problems. For one the Vezel is in production already, and some of the kinks are probably being worked out because of that, and two, with the Fit also in production, the factory is getting their bugs worked out now before HR-V production begins.

I did read about a recall for the Fit because the front bumper wasn't doing great in the new IIHS small overlap crash test. This actually makes me feel better about buying an HR-V because Honda saw a problem they could have left unresolved, but instead recalled the cars to get the best possible score on that test by retrofitting the bumpers. I think this shows they care about their reputation and customers, but that's just my 2 cents.
 

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The 1.0L turbo will have 5 more HP than the present 1.5L earthdreams. I'm not sure what that would translate into MPG, but it would be pushing 50 in a vehicle like the Fit.

I think I will wait until the new turbo motors come out too.

We engineers are always thinking of ways to improve things. One of the things that I thought might give a car company an edge would be to design low-cost turbo engines and make them their standard engine line. Honda may be on its way to doing this.
 

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We engineers are always thinking of ways to improve things. One of the things that I thought might give a car company an edge would be to design low-cost turbo engines and make them their standard engine line. Honda may be on its way to doing this.
Isn't this already what many companies are doing? Ford with the Ecoboost engine, for example.
 
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