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Hi folks.

I started a spreadsheet comparing HR-V dimensions to other cars, because I really didn't have a sense of just how big / small a car it is. I kept adding cars...
Thought I'd post, in case it's of use to others. Hopefully I can figure out how to post it in a readable format.

Cheers... Perry.

Code:
           Fit     EL Mazda3   HR-V Tiguan AudiQ3 Sub XV   Soul   CR-V Tucson Santa Fe
Length     160  176.7    175  169.1    174  172.6  175.2    163  179.4  173.2      185
Width       67   67.5     71   69.7     71   72.1   70.1   60.9   71.6   71.7       74
Height      60   56.7     57   63.2     66   63.3   63.6     63   64.7   66.3       66
Wheelbas  99.6  103.1    106  102.8    102  102.5  103.7  101.2  103.1  103.9      106
Clearance  4.7             6   6.7?      7           8.7    5.9    6.4      7      7.3
Weight    2570   2643   2853   2800   3404   3494   3109   2837   3450   3294     3459
HP         130    127    155    138    200    200    148    164    185    182      190
HP/Weight 5.06   4.81   5.43   4.93   5.88   5.72   4.76   5.78   5.36   5.53     5.49
 

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Hi folks.

I started a spreadsheet comparing HR-V dimensions to other cars, because I really didn't have a sense of just how big / small a car it is. I kept adding cars...
Thought I'd post, in case it's of use to others. Hopefully I can figure out how to post it in a readable format.

Cheers... Perry.

Code:
           Fit     EL Mazda3   HR-V Tiguan AudiQ3 Sub XV   Soul   CR-V Tucson Santa Fe
Length     160  176.7    175  169.1    174  172.6  175.2    163  179.4  173.2      185
Width       67   67.5     71   69.7     71   72.1   70.1   60.9   71.6   71.7       74
Height      60   56.7     57   63.2     66   63.3   63.6     63   64.7   66.3       66
Wheelbas  99.6  103.1    106  102.8    102  102.5  103.7  101.2  103.1  103.9      106
Clearance  4.7             6   6.7?      7           8.7    5.9    6.4      7      7.3
Weight    2570   2643   2853   2800   3404   3494   3109   2837   3450   3294     3459
HP         130    127    155    138    200    200    148    164    185    182      190
HP/Weight 5.06   4.81   5.43   4.93   5.88   5.72   4.76   5.78   5.36   5.53     5.49
Cheers!!!!

You could do a sharable spreadsheet in google drive or something similar...or even an infographic??
 

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Many of the vehicles you are comparing the HR-V to are in a larger class (CR-V, Santa Fe, Tiguan)

I suggest you add the Chevy Trax, Buick Encore, Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, Jeep Renegade, and Nissan Juke. I would also include the Civic because the passenger compartment are similar in size I think.
 

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What about the Subaru Crosstrek ......... very similar size as the others plus AWD and 34 mpg. I have a '13 Crosstrek and was going to buy another to replace our '06 Civic with 188K miles. I decided to wait to see the HR V but if the size or price isn't right I'm going to the Subaru dealer. I got $2500 off $24,499 MSRP in '13 and believe I can do just as well on a '15.
 

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Sorry if this is a dumb question, but I'm not familiar with the "EL" listed in your table, which brand is that? It's just not ringing a bell right now.

Hi folks.

I started a spreadsheet comparing HR-V dimensions to other cars, because I really didn't have a sense of just how big / small a car it is. I kept adding cars...
Thought I'd post, in case it's of use to others. Hopefully I can figure out how to post it in a readable format.

Cheers... Perry.

Code:
           Fit     EL Mazda3   HR-V Tiguan AudiQ3 Sub XV   Soul   CR-V Tucson Santa Fe
Length     160  176.7    175  169.1    174  172.6  175.2    163  179.4  173.2      185
Width       67   67.5     71   69.7     71   72.1   70.1   60.9   71.6   71.7       74
Height      60   56.7     57   63.2     66   63.3   63.6     63   64.7   66.3       66
Wheelbas  99.6  103.1    106  102.8    102  102.5  103.7  101.2  103.1  103.9      106
Clearance  4.7             6   6.7?      7           8.7    5.9    6.4      7      7.3
Weight    2570   2643   2853   2800   3404   3494   3109   2837   3450   3294     3459
HP         130    127    155    138    200    200    148    164    185    182      190
HP/Weight 5.06   4.81   5.43   4.93   5.88   5.72   4.76   5.78   5.36   5.53     5.49
 

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Going to have to add the Mazda CX-3, unfortunately they haven't released some specs yet (weight and clearance for instance)
 

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Good idea as these are the true direct competitors.

Many of the vehicles you are comparing the HR-V to are in a larger class (CR-V, Santa Fe, Tiguan)

I suggest you add the Chevy Trax, Buick Encore, Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, Jeep Renegade, and Nissan Juke. I would also include the Civic because the passenger compartment are similar in size I think.
 

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It's in there...the XV.

What about the Subaru Crosstrek ......... very similar size as the others plus AWD and 34 mpg. I have a '13 Crosstrek and was going to buy another to replace our '06 Civic with 188K miles. I decided to wait to see the HR V but if the size or price isn't right I'm going to the Subaru dealer. I got $2500 off $24,499 MSRP in '13 and believe I can do just as well on a '15.
 

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Also, you have a question-mark for the ground clearance of the HR-V. According to this drawing of the Vezel, it should be about 7.28 inches (185mm).

 

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I found some Vezel info and it showed the ground clearance as 7.3" for the FWD and 6.7" for the AWD. From what I could see and figure out it appears both are the same height above the ground but the AWD has a differential that hangs down reducing the ground clearance.
 

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I found some Vezel info and it shows the ground clearance as 7.3" for the FWD and 6.7" for the AWD. From what I could see and figure out they both sit the same height above the ground but the AWD has a rear differential that hangs down and reduces the ground clearance.
 

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Wow... thanks for the responses, folks. I'm in the middle of a major flooring project, so not a lot of time right now. If I get a chance I'll share the spreadsheet somewhere for others to use however they choose. Many of the cars you ask about are indeed direct competitors, but I didn't compile the spreadsheet mostly for direct comparison with the competition... I've been around long enough to know rational analysis isn't how I choose cars. It's all in the gut.

I was actually just picking some common cars I see often, or have had an interest in, in order to get a sense of the external size of the HR-V, so it's kind of an eclectic selection. Also I have a very old, strong, probably unreasonable bias against American brands, I don't tend to pay any attention to them, so they're not on the sheet.

Oh, the EL is my current car, a 2003 Acura El 1.7. It was a Canada-only Acurized Civic sedan.

Cheers... Perry.
 

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Perry, great information! When you can, the following comparison would be ideal given they are direct competitors:

Buick Encore
Chevy Trax
Jeep Renegade
Nissan Juke
Subaru Crosstrek
(soon to be announced Ford and Toyota models)

Look for numerous comparisons on these models in the coming months and year.
 

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Perry, great information! When you can, the following comparison would be ideal given they are direct competitors:

Buick Encore
Chevy Trax
Jeep Renegade
Nissan Juke
Subaru Crosstrek
(soon to be announced Ford and Toyota models)

Look for numerous comparisons on these models in the coming months and year.
Ford has ststed a couple of times (that I have seen in articles) that they have no interest in bringing the Ecosport to the US. I believe they will eventually change their mind, and it won't take them long to modify the Ecosport to met US laws. I have not seen anything from TOYOTA regarding if they plan on entering this segment.
 

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Look for the Ecosport sooner than later. As for Toyota, no images have been show, but it has been widely documented that both are moving forward. Both are a given with the price of the RAV4 and Escape.

This class of vehicles will be exploding in the next year and those without an available model will miss out.
 

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Perry, great information! When you can, the following comparison would be ideal given they are direct competitors:

Buick Encore
Chevy Trax
Jeep Renegade
Nissan Juke
Subaru Crosstrek
(soon to be announced Ford and Toyota models)

Look for numerous comparisons on these models in the coming months and year.
Read the post above yours, and you'll understand that I'm not real interested in adding more cars, especially your first three and Ford. Crosstrek is in there (headed XV); don't like the Juke.

The info came from mfr web sites, mostly, so not hard to add the ones you want. I'll try pasting in the raw data below; won't look pretty but you should be able to cut/paste ito Excel so you can add cars to your heart's content.

Fit EL Mazda3 HR-V Tiguan Audi Q3 Crosstrek Kia Soul CR-V Tucson Santa Fe
Length 160 176.7 175 169.1 174 172.6 175.2 163 179.4 173.2 185
Width 67 67.5 71 69.7 71 72.1 70.1 60.9 71.6 71.7 74
Height 60 56.7 57 63.2 66 63.3 63.6 63 64.7 66.3 66
Wheelbase 99.6 103.1 106 102.8 102 102.5 103.7 101.2 103.1 103.9 106
Clearance 4.7 6 7.3 7 8.7 5.9 6.4 7 7.3
Weight 2570 2643 2853 2800 3404 3494 3109 2837 3450 3294 3459
HP 130 127 155 138 200 200 148 164 185 182 190
HP/Weight 5.06 4.81 5.43 4.93 5.88 5.72 4.76 5.78 5.36 5.53 5.49
 

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Thanks so much.

Still amazed at the clearance on the Subaru Crosstrek compared to the others. I bet the drivers in Boston would appreciate that this year ;) .
 

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We've had drifting white stuff on the roads here lately too, but the cherry blossoms are almost done for the year... :D

Ground clearance is not something I need, except that my currrent car and prior civics have always driven me nuts with the low front skirt that scrapes on every curb and parking barrier. It'll be nice to drive into a parking spot until the tires hit for a change.
 
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