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FWIW, I took my HR-V LX 6-speed to a scale house out of curiosity. With nothing in it except some Husky Liners front and rear and a full tank of gas, it comes out to 2920lbs.

Agree with the consensus on acceleration. With just me, myself, and I in the car, the acceleration is adequate. It's definitely not a go-fast car, but it was never meant to be. With one passenger it's not bad. With two passengers I'll redline shift 2nd, 3rd, and 4th to get on the freeway. With four passengers, I had to do that just to accelerate at a normal cadence on city streets.
 

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2HP added and tuning the cvt. sounds like an revision is in store a few more years. and is needed for a better engine not a turbo that will lose me. not into wasting changing oil every 3K all over again, I also would have loved a 15.8 gas tank then 13 gal.
 

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I've been looking for an HRV to replace my VW GTI in a year or so. When my son picked up his Honda Fit I took the opportunity to take an 2016 HRV awd CVT out for a test drive. For me the acceleration was barely adequate. I think I'd acclimate to the slowness eventually, but I can't imagine what it would be like for mountain driving or passing on a 2 lane road.

My hope is when the redesign comes they drop in the 1.5 turbo. No need to change oil every 3K, every 5K works fine for my GTI & I'm sure it would for a Honda too.

In the meantime I'll wait for Honda to update the HRV.
 

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I hear ya we all have a different feel for a car not going to worry till then and agree. I am sure there will be a new Model car that will win me over.
 

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I can't imagine what it would be like for mountain driving or passing on a 2 lane road.
In the meantime I'll wait for Honda to update the HRV.
Living in Colorado I can attest to the challenges of driving this car up mountain passes and 2 lane roads. Going up I70 to 12,000 feet, as long as I keep the pace up, the car has no challenges. Get in the left lane and stay there. But, this is no different than it was with my previous car, a 2004 Accord EX V6 with 240bhp. With 100 less bhp, I can still get up and down the mountain passes, and get greater gas mileage and the sureness of AWD.



For me my driving style adapted to the car. Yeah, it's not going to blow the doors off of anything other than maybe a Smart car. On the advice of counsel I can neither confirm nor deny that my car saw 100mph going south on I-25 towards Albuquerque. The car is fine if you accept the limitations and revel in the utility of the packaging.



Would I take the torque and a turbo to make the engine strain less in those situations? Sure, but at what price? For now, it works.
 

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It's very slow in responding when I'm trying to pass a vehicle at 100KPH,there's a lag of 1 second before it really accelerates
 

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While these cars aren’t very torquey, I think the acceleration is adequate in my opinion. I’ve owned slower cars.

I have a 2019 hrv sport FWD, Anyways Straight line acceleration on flat ground isnt anything special by any means. Just enough to get you by.

Although I must say that the cvt works decently well on winding roads with lots of hills. It holds great torque at higher rpms with the ratios it has. I keep it in sport mode and It gets going pretty well.
It just needs to be treated like a small naturally aspired 4cyl motor, rev it high don’t let the Rpms get low.

While it’s not the fastest In class, I still prefer my hrv over the competition
 
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