I am sure LEDs are the most modern choice, but the tall light housings just do not look right with them. Too much empty space makes it look like the lights shrunk. Now on cars that have long thin housings the LEDs look fantastic.Halogen lights looks for me as 17 th century,same as standard transmission.( I know we have some crazy standard lovers! common its not Porsche or camaro)I think the problem is again "sharp knife" Honda trying to make it as cheap as possible to cut the cost ,otherwise they must go higher Price Range which is unacceptable and we are simply will not buy HRV.
Besides...in a couple of years LEDs may be "out" too. Will you buy a new car to get the latest and greatest thing at that point?I think we will all look back 20 years from now and say, yeah, that was a car from the teens. You can tell my the LED lights. Everyone has them now. They are more of a fashion statement than a true feature. I'm over them.