It is made in Mexico and not sure any reasons. The quality is not as good as 8 years ago. I had an 15 Accord hybrid for 7.5 years and zero issues and everything was assembled quite well. I just sold it to get the 2023 HRV sport. After I got home , one of the bumper clips of the right rear was not attached. I was upset for a brand new car has this type of defect. I called the dealership and they said I needed to wait 2 weeks to get an appt. Then, I complained and they moved my appt up by one week. Still. Then I just kicked it (not too hard) and it somehow reattached back.
I then I found out the hood alignment was off by a very tiny to the left. The gap of the left side is wider than the right. So far, it's what I have found after a week.
Gas mileage was not so good. Average 21.5 combined vs average 42 of my Accord hybrid. But the tech was soo cool.today, when I backed off from a parking lot, the cross traffic sensor alerted me. When I did a parallel parking, when I was too close to the sidewalk, it alerted me as well.
no car is perfect but it is a very different experience compared to my ex Honda hybrid.
After owning for about a week, I have discovered some flaws. Some of the external panels don't lined up and gaps between panels various. Look at the back of the HRV. Do the lights on the tail gate line up with the tail lights? I went to my dealer to check their HRVs on the lot. Most of the them...
Probably not, but although not an admission of guilt, this does indicates that Honda Japan is aware that all is not well in certain sections of the 'family farm'. Yet, on the surface at least, do not appear to be doing anything to rectify it.
The Japanese version of HRV ( ZRV) has a bigger engine and the side mirror retreat, vent for backseat, pull down armrest for the backseat. Even the EX-L model here does not have any of those, because HRV is made in Mexico and it is considered low-end?