The look is great, and obviously, the space is very cramped inside.
Being a Toyota person, I thought this was my next new car about six months ago. But the high price point and too Nissan Jukie took it out of the running. Loving the HRV! Interested to see how the CHR sales when it USA debuts in next couple of weeks.
Oh my goodness that looks cramped..... I really don't like how Toyota took a part of the rear door windows away for the handle either. That almost looks like an airplane window... I can get pretty claustrophobic, depending on the circumstance, so that would really irritate me. Also, looking at the space between the rear seat and roof, Honda really did well with the interior spacing with the HR-V.Thanks for this, here is another (official?) photo of the "view" from the rear seat:
I wish more manufacturers in this segment would take rear + cargo space into consideration. C-HR, the Juke, and Cx-3 seem to sacrifice practicality in order to be more fun or stylish. This is where I think Honda and Subaru (Crosstrek) have it right.
I checked one out Saturday in the Phoenix area and it was pretty cool. The front seats seemed really large and I liked the high ceilings. The passenger seat was also height adjustable which is something you rarely see.Stopped by closed dealership today and viewed the C-HR. If space and the price points are not major factors, then definitely put this car in your test drive.
For me, like the HRV, the CHR looks better in person than internet pics.
Actually, the Soul fits in very well with the "high riding hatchback" that they both are. The one thing that doesn't make it a totally in the same segment is the lack of available AWD on the Soul.Being a Toyota person, I thought this was my next new car about six months ago. But the high price point and too Nissan Jukie took it out of the running. Loving the HRV! Interested to see how the CHR sales when it USA debuts in next couple of weeks.
Have to laugh that the Kia Soul is included in the HRV segment. Guess it has to fit in somewhere.
The 2018 RAV 4 also has a scowling front end. Nice looking vehicle until you see it from the front. Just looks angry/aggressive. I prefer the cheerful HR-V on my drivewayI saw the C-HR vs. HR-V video. Now I know why they normally don't show the front view of Toyota C-HR in pictures. It looks like someone pouted or pursed their lips and ready to spit out the Toyota emblem. I don't think the 2018 C-HR has AWD either. No thank you. I prefer my smiley faced HR-V.
This issue seem to be common on several reviews of the HR-V. The reviewer complains about no radio knobs & having to adjust the volume on the "non-responsive & slow"screen, when it so much simpler to do it on the steering wheel - safer & much less distracting than reaching for radio knobs. I change stations & do almost everything through the steering wheel controls.She didn't spend enough time to learn some of the neat features of the HR-V. Like when she is showing the volume adjustment, she doesn't show that you can go up and down by pressing and holding on the slider vs. the up/down buttons. Much easier and friendly. Not to mention, I NEVER use the screen and only adjust the volume from the steering wheel.