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Im 6'4" and fit perfectly in my 2000 Prelude.
I need 43" of legroom.


Anyone have any info of how the HRV will spec out in this area?
 

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"Bones45": Hope you have better luck than I did in getting that info soon! I'm 6'2" and with a bum knee which requires 43" or more of legroom, a number I confirmed after checking the Fit, Civic and CRV in person at dealerships when I couldn't find that HRV dimension anywhere.

Late last October I finally called Honda Customer Service in Calif. and explained my physical issue, stated that I'd be willing to postpone a new car purchase till the (then) newly- postponed target of "Spring '15" if I could find out the key legroom measurement right then rather than risking a wait till 2015 only to find out it was too short. (During the phone call, they had confirmed from corporate records that, over the years, I had owned 2 Hondas and 3 Acuras and so was a serious inquirer.) After checking twice with higher-ups, the phone rep. said that measurement would NOT be released by Honda for any reason until the HRV was officially released for sale in 2015!! Puzzled & peeved, I ordered a 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek (43.5" legroom) the next day and I love it!
 

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"Bones45": Hope you have better luck than I did in getting that info soon! I'm 6'2" and with a bum knee which requires 43" or more of legroom, a number I confirmed after checking the Fit, Civic and CRV in person at dealerships when I couldn't find that HRV dimension anywhere.

Late last October I finally called Honda Customer Service in Calif. and explained my physical issue, stated that I'd be willing to postpone a new car purchase till the (then) newly- postponed target of "Spring '15" if I could find out the key legroom measurement right then rather than risking a wait till 2015 only to find out it was too short. (During the phone call, they had confirmed from corporate records that, over the years, I had owned 2 Hondas and 3 Acuras and so was a serious inquirer.) After checking twice with higher-ups, the phone rep. said that measurement would NOT be released by Honda for any reason until the HRV was officially released for sale in 2015!! Puzzled & peeved, I ordered a 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek (43.5" legroom) the next day and I love it!
Seems like an odd thing to keep secret if they do know it already though. I wonder why they would hold that information so close to the chest.
 

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"TrueNorth/Alladat1": I agree that the secrecy was "odd", perhaps they were then (Fall '14) still rejiggering the interior space allocation for the North American model or, other than basic length/width/height/cargo space, they were keeping all details secret from competitors till the very last second?!?
The dealerships' staff I visited (several) were as puzzled as I was but were basically too tied up with worries about the production/initial quality/shipping/delivery problems they were having with the new Mexican-produced Fit to worry about something 6 months or more away! One salesperson spent over 30 minutes calling and otherwise "digging" for me and came back with a "group consensus guessestimate" from his regional sources that front legroom would be the same as the new Fit (41.4") with larger-than-Fit dimensions only in the rear seat and cargo areas. That was too "iffy" to rely on and also negative for my needs (43+"). That's when I called Honda Customer Service in California with the frustrating results noted in Post #3 above. Of course, as a long-term Honda/Acura fan, I was disappointed/dismayed at the time but now I'm delighted with my Crosstrek (43.5" legroom) and have no intention of "looking back".
 

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I think there might be a chance of the HRV showing up at the Chicago auto show in about a week and a half, so there might be a ton of information that rolls out then
 

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I would just look up the specs for the models in other markets and assume that the NA model will have similar dimensions.
 

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Seems like it's a spec. that isn't listed in other markets as I've looked and can find it anywhere!

I did check out Automobiles.honda.com, and just about all of their cars are between 41 and 42 inches on front leg room (Fit, Civic, CR-V, etc.). So I would guess the HR-V will be in that range.
 
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