I guess I had already assumed the negatives that they cited, so it wasn't news to me.On the contrary, it was extremely helpful. We have to be careful not to dismiss negative reviews just because we all like the HRV. CR points out several negatives about the car, while still keeping a balanced review that points out that many of us won't care about the negatives, and that the car has positives.
CR hits rear visibility, the fact that the HRV is under-powered relative to the competition, and is noisy under acceleration (though better than the Fit). And they really, really, really slam the infotainment system.
I'd call this review positive, while still pointing out the weak points. Every car has weak points. Nobody's perfect.
All these reviews are making me want to stick with LX and the manual.I guess I had already assumed the negatives that they cited, so it wasn't news to me.
They're reviewing the AWD version (or at least that's what I gathered from their comments). I attribute the sluggishness to that.
Everyone already knows the infotainment system is crap, 'though watching it in action did make me more resolved to stick to the LX trim.
I have a membership and when I get home tonight - I'll do some looking in the member side to see if there is more info there. I'll post - if so.I had higher hopes for the Consumer Reports review. I guess this is just a preliminary review. Usually they're more thorough.
Yes. It could be a while before we see some really comprehensive stuff come along. I think CR and some other publications insist on buying one at random from a dealer to avoid being given a ringer or overly thrashed press car.
Though is doesn't seem an issue for many here,
for now I would settle for a set of performance data.
I would not give a second thought to uneven pavement (due to cracks, pot holes, recessed utility covers on the road) before when I drove a pickup with light truck tires LT265/75R16, but now yeah I do. I always wondered why the little cars avoided them before ...the bumps can be bad...