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On my escape I had a custom tune that helped with performance, I used the sct programmer that came with 3 custom tunes. Anything like this available for the HRV?
 

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On my escape I had a custom tune that helped with performance, I used the sct programmer that came with 3 custom tunes. Anything like this available for the HRV?
The only thing I have seen is this: Innovative Performance Chip/Power Programmer for Honda HR-V 1.8L

I'm highly skeptical of the claims:

Boost your Honda HR-V's horsepower, torque, throttle response and fuel economy with the advanced Innovative Performance Chip! Safely gain up to +35 HP and up to +5 MPG....
My default response is show me the dyno chart. For another product, they do. Note the caption:

 

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With Hondata you might see an extra 1-2 hp. If you're lucky.

The R18 engine won't make any more power with any sort of tunes or bolt ons short of going forced induction. This engine is purely meant for efficiency, performance be damned. People have tried squeezing more power out of this mill for the past 10 years and the consensus is that it's just not possible.
 

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I have a KTuner that I purchased when I had my Civic. It was the 2.0, so not a lot of power there either. I bought the Ktuner not to try and turn it into a race/trace car, but for the other benifits. Throttle response, shift points, adding some aggression to the fuel map. Before the tune the car was jumpy, erratic, not very responsive, and unpredictable. It would lose power when making a turn under acceleration, would only get to the higher RPM's ( anything over 3,500 - 4,000) without first ramping up to it(this seemed to totally destroy one aspect of what the cvt could assist with when you request it). You could drive around in sport all the time, but then you spent the entire time in or closer to the mid rpm range and that just wasn't practical.

The tune from KTuner seemed to straighten almost all of that out except for a little bit of the "jumpyness" when you get on the brake really quick right after starting to accelerate in a "spirited" manner. But that is to be expected due to the nature of the CVT.

The vehicle went from night to day. With the tune it was responsive, had a linear acceleration that didn't make it feel like you were climbing a ladder, It was quicker(not fast, but quicker) and allowed for more of a sportier and fulfilling driving experience. It pulled when accelerating while turning a corner instead of falling flat on it's face.

There really was no downside to it. Gas mileage was not compromised unless I kept my foot in it, there wasn't any transmission slippage of any kind. As a matter of fact it probably helped to preserve the cvt a little as the factory tune made it jerky which I'm sure put a strain on that transmission every time the ratio of the CVT would change in mid-drive. Now that the engine and transmission were more in tune/sync with one another that really wasn't an issue.

So there were some major improvements made over the factory tune. I realize that the KTuner units can seem a little pricey, but IMHO it was worth it. After having the Civic for a few days I started to hate it due to all of the reasons listed above. It was almost a chore to drive.

Unfortunately, there is not a tune yet available for the HR-V from KTuner, but it is in the works.
 

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So on my 2019 HRV Sport AWD, I installed a cat back exhaust and a cold air intake. Also planning on installing headers so will that tuner add >15 at least?
 

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So on my 2019 HRV Sport AWD, I installed a cat back exhaust and a cold air intake. Also planning on installing headers so will that tuner add >15 at least?

Well, like most modern Honda engines, the exhaust manifold is integrated into the head, so there is no way to install headers.
Even a catless downpipe would be impossible since there are no programmers for the HRV to disable the ECM catalytic convertor monitoring.

It is highly unlikely that Ktuner or Hondata will ever support the low performance naturally aspirated HRV 1.8L engine.

A cat back exhaust will not improve performance.

The OEM HRV intake is a cold air intake but I can see with my Scangauge that the intake air temps on the HRV are very high.
It is likely because of the huge useless air intake resonator. The aftermarket AEM cold air intake will likely cure this but it is pricey and kinda mickey mouse IMO.
Reducing intake air temps is a good thing to do but it won't improve engine performance measurably.

My thoughts are to modify the stock HRV air intake. Get rid of the huge resonator, keep the stock air filter and air box. Route a pipe to the entry of the stock airbox. Straight shot, cold air and no resonator.
Hopefully there will be no intake drone with this mod.

I hate the exhaust resonator under the passenger door. Cut it out and put a straight piece of pipe.
I'm sure it's a straight thru resonator which has no restriction, therefore no performance gain.

But getting rid of the resonator may add a bit of burble to the exhaust tone and hopefully no drone.
 
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