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I was curious as to what type of tire the HR-V would get here in the USA. It appears from the website that they will be Michelin Primacy MXV4 tires. I looked them up on TireRack.com, and they get good reviews.

However, they are more a road tire than a light truck tire. I'm wondering if HR-V owners will put on "beefier" tread tires, and if so what kind? Will anyone jack up their HR-V's to put on huge knobby tires?

Having something for light off-road duty would be nice, I wonder how well the MXV4 tires do in dirt??? I have Michelin Primacy tires on my Solara right now and they are fantastic, so I'm happy the car is getting a quality tire out of the showroom.
 

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I don't know much about tires, but my xB came with performance tires. They gave kind of a chunky ride so I replaced them with regular highway tires and got a much smoother ride. They also lasted a lot longer than the soon worn out performance tires.


Are the MXV4 performance tires?
 

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I will most certainly be swapping at the outset. Personal preferance, I always get rid of the stock tires ASAP, they're generally not of the highest quality.. one game I don't play is roulette with my contact patches...
 

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As good of a move as that is, for most people the all seasons the HRV will come with will be good enough, as with most all seasons hondas come with.
 

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With the roads we got here (Rimouski-Québec), I definitely would prefer riding the HRV on 16 "tires. In order to find the best fitting rims (6.5 " wide and «alloy light»), I need to know what's the actual offset of the HRV's rims ...
Thanks for the proper answer !
 

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I've seen the HR-V in other markets get the spare tire, thought I believe hybrid Vezel's do not. I haven't seen it specifically mentioned yet for NA, but considering all the other gas powered HR-V seems to get a spare, I would expect that the NA market will as well. It is a space saver though, not a full size.
 

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I've seen the HR-V in other markets get the spare tire, thought I believe hybrid Vezel's do not. I haven't seen it specifically mentioned yet for NA, but considering all the other gas powered HR-V seems to get a spare, I would expect that the NA market will as well. It is a space saver though, not a full size.
you can see it on the last video of honda pro jason on youtube

http://youtu.be/d-VXP8_JWF0

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/d-VXP8_JWF0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
 

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Interesting, the NA model dual level cup holders in that video are different from what we've seen before, they don't have the button and push down function that the other markets get....what gives Honda???
 

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Interesting, the NA model dual level cup holders in that video are different from what we've seen before, they don't have the button and push down function that the other markets get....what gives Honda???
I see what you mean. The only thing I can say for the change is that it does look a little sturdier with fewer pieces. It may be almost as functional, except those flip out guides may have been better for varying cup sizes.


Wasn't there an earlier video where you had to take a piece out to change it? I can't remember.
 

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I see what you mean. The only thing I can say for the change is that it does look a little sturdier with fewer pieces. It may be almost as functional, except those flip out guides may have been better for varying cup sizes.


Wasn't there an earlier video where you had to take a piece out to change it? I can't remember.
Yeah, the Chinese review I put up showed 3 shallow holders, but then you could push down to get 2 deeper ones with the divider in the middle. You could then take out the divider to make one deep cubby.

Though this is now getting off topic.
 
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