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As noted by user Fit2btied, Honda has changed their official HRV website from talking about the 2015 HRV to talking about the 2016 model.

Honda has clearly changed paths or had delays with the original plan to release the 2015 model in Nov/Dec of 2014. Hopefully they will still release it by the end of the winter...but I'm not holding my breath at this point.

Maybe they are using this time to work out any defects in quality/performance to have the HRV be perfect when it is finally launched...who knows. The one thing that is clear is that there is now no 2015 model year HRV coming.
 

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Well I guess my feelings about this depend on exactly how long it's delayed. 2016 could mean that the HR-V comes out in January or February. It could also mean that we are waiting all the way till next spring, summer or fall. How long are you guys willing to wait before you take your business elsewhere?
 

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That's not good, hopefully it's just an error on their part and not something they fulled intended to put up. I bet there was a lot of people waiting on this to launch late 2014 to first quarter of 2015.
 

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LOL, I see 2016 when I just looked at it.
I'm going to step in and also shoot down hope for it being a 2015 model.

I can understand if one mention of 2016 was incorrect but there are 2 on the same page... which to me makes it seem more intentional than a mistake.

2016 is it! Someone wake me up when 2016 is here, please and thanks!
 

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2016 is it! Someone wake me up when 2016 is here, please and thanks!
The fact that Honda is calling it a 2016 model simply means that it will be released sometime in 2015. So it could very well get released very early (hopefuly) in early 2015.
 

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The North American makers usually follow a rigid schedule of Model Year change over, its typically August/September. Imports are typically not as defined, although I wouldn't hope for a 2016 HR-V in January 2015...
 

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As I posted in another thread:

As noted in Wikipedia:

"In the United States, for regulation purposes, government authorities allow cars of a given model year to be sold starting on January 2 of the previous calendar year. For example, this means that a 2014 model year vehicle can legally go on sale on January 2, 2013"

And since this is a new model there is no change from a previous model year to consider so I would expect that the new model will be a 2016, whenever it goes on sale, so that they need to make any changes later in the year (August- September of 2015).
 

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I all but gave up on the HR-V, looking at 2015 Juke.
I'm very close to your mindset and, if I don't see any definitive info re NA engine(s), AWD, etc. within the next 2 months, I'll definitely go on to my alternative Plans B-D. My worst fear is that details will not be announced until late 1stQ or into 2ndQ 2015 and then there'll be no upgrade from the Fit engine and no AWD at least thru the first ("2016") model year.....a dealbreaker situation for me even after waiting so long. ( That's not even considering possible Mexican plant serious quality/production/shipping problems like the current FIT ones plus pressure from scheduled sole Mexican production of ALL NA transmissions -Fit & HRV- due by early 2015.)

Come to think of it, given the above, can you make room for at least 1 of my hands at the end of "our" rope?!:(
 

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Yep, roadwork and sirdrebin pretty well sum it up for us ... except:

– She says Juke's too radical ...

– Crosstrek she liked in Japan, but once back in the States, "it's an awfully small interior."

– RAV4 and the CR-V are both possibilities, especially the new "Earth Dreams" CVT CR-V ... but she really wants something smaller.

– Kia and Hyundai? Kimchee and Korean dorama seem to be the limit from the Han :)

So where does that leave us? Almost 100k on her 2003 CR-V ...
 

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"MAINEMANX": I feel your pain and I'm not even a Clinton! The category of subcompact crossovers and related hatchbacks is hot and new models are announced almost every month. Just take a monthly look at the listings on Edmunds.com and at least the "Big 3" car mags. and you'll see plenty in the $20-40K+ range.

Re your lady's mention of interior volume, Edmund's data (cu. ft.) on just a few of the 'likely suspects': Fit, 110.4; HR-V (est.), 117.0; Crosstrek, 119.0; Forester, 142.7; Ford C-Max Hybrid, 124.2; Hyundai GT, 119.1; Mazda3 h'b, 116.2; Focus 5-dr. h'b, 114.5; Impreza, 120. This is only a FEW....the 2003 CR-V was about 138.

If, as likely, it comes to it, my "new" Plan A will be the Crosstrek & I've researched all of the above.http://www.hrvforum.com/forum/images/HRVForum/icons/post_thumbsup.png
 

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On my list was crosstrek, Mitsubishi RVR (outlander sport) , 2015 new Jeep Renegade, HR-V and just added Juke after the test drive, loved it.

The Crosstrek was crossed out early enough, RVR still in there, the Renegade not available yet, and no clear idea as to when it'll be available. I test drove the RVR and "liked" it. I test drove FWD Juke, saw how it was equipped at the price and frankly, "loved" the handling given the height, clearance, I was very surprised. The new Mazda CX-3 or whatever, would have been on my list given I own a Miata, nothing better than to have two cars at same dealer I think. But once the I saw the small changes to the 2015 Juke,and tested it, once she's available, (pretty soon here) no more waiting. I don't need much rear space anyway and I need to replace my 1997 Civic for winter. Just got fed up of the reliable Civic after 17-18 years.
 

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"MAINEMANX": I feel your pain and I'm not even a Clinton!

––– SNIP –––

Re your lady's mention of interior volume, Edmund's data (cu. ft.) on just a few of the 'likely suspects': Fit, 110.4; HR-V (est.), 117.0; Crosstrek, 119.0; Forester, 142.7; Ford C-Max Hybrid, 124.2; Hyundai GT, 119.1; Mazda3 h'b, 116.2; Focus 5-dr. h'b, 114.5; Impreza, 120. This is only a FEW....the 2003 CR-V was about 138.

If, as likely, it comes to it, my "new" Plan A will be the Crosstrek & I've researched all of the above.http://www.hrvforum.com/forum/images/HRVForum/icons/post_thumbsup.png
"Not a Clinton," but as with Slick Willie, you did watch "Prince of Tides," eh?

She thought the HR-V was noticeably larger than the Crosstrek ... how did you come up with the 117 estimate for the HR-V?

Regardless, thank you for all the info! Obrigado! Arigatou!
 

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"Not a Clinton," but as with Slick Willie, you did watch "Prince of Tides," eh?

She thought the HR-V was noticeably larger than the Crosstrek ... how did you come up with the 117 estimate for the HR-V?

Regardless, thank you for all the info! Obrigado! Arigatou!
EDIT: Oops, I had it wrong ... "HR-V was noticeably larger than the Fit. The Crosstrek 'seemed pretty large inside," said she."
 

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MAINEMANX: Me watch "Prince of Tides".....having lived in DC and worked with politicians and their appointees/flunkies for over 3 decades, I was in the original cast! I've since retired "to spend more time with my family" (aka the Borgias).

All data I provided, except HR-V estimate, were from individual model specs listed on Edmunds.com. The HR-V ESTIMATE was extrapolated/guesstimated/massaged into inches from various cm. and mm. measurements listed in a copy of official (Honda) Vezel detailed, multipage sales brochure for Japan market that's floating around the web. (Since I used both fingers and toes to do the calculations/conversions, I'd say they're pretty close.)

Other similarly sourced/"conjured" data (inches) for Vezel (V), Fit (F), Crosstrek (S):

Length: V=169.1.....F=160.0.....S=175.2
Height: "=63.2........"=60.0........"=63.6
Width: "=69.7........"=66.7........"=70.1
W'base: "=102.8....."=99.6........"=103.7
GrndClr: "=7.3........."=5.3........."=8.7

Happy Hunting!
 

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On my list was crosstrek, Mitsubishi RVR (outlander sport) , 2015 new Jeep Renegade, HR-V and just added Juke after the test drive, loved it.

The Crosstrek was crossed out early enough, RVR still in there, the Renegade not available yet, and no clear idea as to when it'll be available. I test drove the RVR and "liked" it. I test drove FWD Juke, saw how it was equipped at the price and frankly, "loved" the handling given the height, clearance, I was very surprised. The new Mazda CX-3 or whatever, would have been on my list given I own a Miata, nothing better than to have two cars at same dealer I think. But once the I saw the small changes to the 2015 Juke,and tested it, once she's available, (pretty soon here) no more waiting. I don't need much rear space anyway and I need to replace my 1997 Civic for winter. Just got fed up of the reliable Civic after 17-18 years.
Roadwork, just curious what nixed the Crosstrek from your list? I briefly considered the Juke a few years ago, but the deal breakers for me were lack of space, both rear seat and cargo, and premium fuel for the turbo.
 

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The Juke is awesome, didn't like it at first since it was something myself and many others weren't used to seeing at all. Now, in the Nismo package, it's something that's not easy to avoid.
 
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