Honda HR-V is a compact SUV, it was released between 1998 and 2006; in 2013, this model was revived and is again available. In Japan, second generation HRV is sold as Honda Vezel. It is the smallest Honda crossover, it is placed below Honda CR-V.
Competitors of Honda HR-V are Nissan Juke, Jeep Renegade, Mitsubishi ASX (Outlander Sport), Chevrolet Trax, Subaru XV/Crosstrek, Mazda CX-3, Hyundai Creta/ix25 and other small SUVs.
First generation Honda HR-V engines are the 1.6-liter D16W1 and D16W5 VTEC.
For Honda HR-V and Vezel, they expanded the engines lineup, and now you can buy a HRV with a 1.8-liter R18Z, as well as with a 1.5-liter L15Z VTEC. In JDM Vezel Hybrid, LEB engines are used, where a gasoline engine is paired with an electric motor.
Below you will find descriptions and specifications for Honda HR-V engines, their modifications and differences; we will tell you about their main pros and cons, failures, problems and reasons of such problems. In addition, there is a lot of other important information: what engine oil is recommended, oil capacity, oil replacement intervals, approximate service life of the engines, upgrades to increase the power, etc.