Not long ago, compact crossovers surpassed midsize sedans as the best-selling class of vehicle. With that market firmly established, automakers have been betting on even smaller models to become the next big thing. Honda entered that arena last year with the HR-V, a subcompact that retains the basic crossover qualities that enticed buyers years ago, but on a smaller scale. Honda promotes the HR-V’s affordability and coupe-like styling, though the latter claim seems like a stretch.
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The HR-V is based on the Honda Fit, and will remind you of a seven-tenths scale model of the brand's larger and wildly popularly CR-V. Like its big brother, the HR-V holds an astonishing amount of cargo for its size -- up to 59 cubic feet. That puts it in front of the new breed...Read more »