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What current hatch do you think is about the size of the HR-V. We know its 9" longer than the Fit. So I think it puts it near the extinct Toyota Matrix and current Hyundia Elantra GT. The Hyundia GT lists the trunk as being 22 cu' but the fit is 16 cu'. Is the trunk that much bigger or is there no standuard on the measuement and the numbers are "cooked"?
 

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I've been thinking the HR-V would be about Matrix size with more interior room with seats folded down. Let's look at the numbers

Spec.: Vezel / Matrix
Length: 169 in / 171-173 in.
Wheelbase: 102.8 / 102.4
Width: 69.7 / 69.5-69.9
Height: 63.2 / 61
Cargo Seats Up: 14.3 cf / 19.8 cf
Cargo Seats Down: I can't find this number but probably in the 53 cf range / 53.2-49.4 cf

When it comes to interior cargo room I feel that the Matrix will longer, but not as high as the HR-V. Of course the HR-V with the magic seats is going to really maximize interior cargo space for such a small car (just like the Fit). I feel that cargo capacity numbers are a bit cooked because they can take the interior total volume of the car including all of the nooks that wouldn't be useful for actually hauling things. Consumer Reports does a good job measuring cargo capacity by using a standardized PVC adjustable box that they put into the cars to measure the size that the box can fit and then compare those numbers. I know with a Subaru Forester they list a huge interior cargo space, but this includes a big space gap between the backs of the front seats and the beginning of the rear seats when folded down that really wouldn't be helpful when carrying a large item. At the end of the day I think it's what you plan to carry and how that relates to the shape of the cargo area that really matters.

The exterior dimensions line up really well though, so when I see a Matrix driving down the road, I think it gives me a pretty good idea of what to expect.
 

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I was thinking the size of the Mercedes Benz GLA. It is pretty small, almost looks weird because its a CUV but really really small. Don't expect it to look much bigger than a car.
 

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I'm not familiar with that.
I saw a couple of them on the road from a distance and they seem a bit bigger than other CUV's
 

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Still not sure on the HRV size... Can't wait to see it in person hopefully I don't think it's too small... Comparing the HRV to the Matrix makes me think that it will be a really small car
 

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From what I remember the Matrix is a good comparison for size. XV is roughly the same height but the XV is a bit longer. Keep in mind the HR-V is a subcompact and the Matrix and XV are compacts.

 

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What a difference, the Vezel's front end looks better to me, it's a look that the CR-V needs. Does anyone know if Honda has plans to update the CR-V's look to be more like what's seen on the Vezel?
 

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Any side pictures comparing the HRV and Crv?
Unfortunately I couldn't find any but I did come across a list of JDM dimensions which puts the Vezel at almost exactly the same measurements as the Mitsubishi RVR (Outlander Sport).

長×全幅×全高 (LxWxH in mm)
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4635×1790×1700 日産  エクストレイル (x-trail, if the new one same as rogue)
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4595×1795×1695 スバル フォレスター (forester)
4540×1840×1705 マツダ CX-5
4535×1820×1685 ホンダ CR-V
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4450×1780×1550 スバル XV
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4355×1900×1635 レンジローバーイヴォーク (LR evoque)
4315×1780×1615 日産  デュアリス (dualis, n/a)
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4295×1770×1615 三菱  RVR (outlander sport)
4295×1770×1605 ホンダ ヴェゼル    ←NEW! (hr-v)
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4135×1765×1565 日産  ジューク (juke)
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4005×1695×1690 トヨタ  ラッシュ/ダイハツ ビーゴ (rush, n/a)
 

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Bigger than a Fit Smaller than a CRV
Bigger than the Paceman/Countryman smaller than Tuscon/Sportage
Longer than the Juke shorter than the XV

Seems to be right on par with the Outlander Sport (as mentioned above and Buick Encore/Chevy Trax.

Need to stop in and check out the size of the Trax on a Sunday.

http://db.theautochannel.com/db/newcarbuyersguide/rank_car_bodystyles.php?stylename=Sport%20Utility
Let us know what you think of it once you do check it out. I saw a few of them in person, they're great, but after hearing about the HR-V.... i knew I had to wait!
 

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Found a great site that ranks by spec;
http://db.theautochannel.com/db/newcarbuyersguide/rank_car_bodystyles.php?stylename=Sport Utility

Thinking the HR-V length & width will be close to the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport (RVR I think in Canada) and the Buick Encore but the height closer to the Toyota Venza, Landrover Eloquent or Audi Q3

Didn't have time for a test drive but sat in the Mitsubishi RVR, Chev Trax and Buick Encore. The Chev Trax was definitely more comfortable seating wise. All three were fine for driver, back passengers would be fine but Trax was better. In comparison (did a test drive on these) the Juke felt crampt for both driver & passenger, and so did the Subaru Crosstreck (driver at least).
 

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Yeah I just want to look at the size of a Trax. I'm certainly not buying a GM product. Had a GMC pickup years ago and it was a POS! Honda or Toyota's only in my driveway!
 
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