This week we share our first impressions of the 2023 Honda HR-V. We discuss how the HR-V improved over the first generation model and why it feels more robust in comparison to competing small SUVs. Plus, we answer an audience question that compares an all-wheel drive Mazda 3 to the new Acura Integra.
0:00-10:39: 2023 Honda HR-V
10:39-18:08: Question: Which would you choose; the Mazda 3 AWD or the new Acura Integra?
Redesigned 2023 Honda HR-V Grows in Size and Sophistication:
2022 Mazda 3:
2023 Acura Integra Tries to Recapture ‘80s and ‘90s Magic With Help of Civic Si:
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Ryan’s bad (no, terrible) sound makes good video look bad. (Another microphone input selection failure/error?) Please always make a test recording and check it before start your presentations.
My thoughts exactly
Love the new HR-V.
I love the spec sheet… But the design is bland as wonderbread😑
Team CR, How is this possible? Honda got so many things right with the new HR-V like decent handling and ride quality through an upgraded (IRS) as well as maintaining exceptional space efficiency. Then they completely blew the powertrain with the 2.0 CVT combination that manages to be under-powered and inefficient 🤨 On the subject of Independent Rear Suspension, I hope Mazda subscribes to your channel 😉
They had to do something to avoid cannibalizing their crv considering they’re both on the civic platform now
i can get a rav4 for that msrp. honda’s pricing is out of control on the new models they have been releasing
CR-Vs and RAV4’s both start at around $28k. Good luck finding base models though. Honda isn’t doing anything unusual, dunno what your issue is.
Honda has better interior material than their Toyota counterpart.
Or you could get a better job. This is a cheap car.
Unloved? Not sure about that.
mazada 3 is extremely tight and cluster phobic and somewhat loud. mazada 3 sounds really good on paper but test drive it first.
I test drove one, ended up buying a CX-30 turbo instead. Handles a little worse but it’s a lot roomier inside.
Tthe front is like its a ford product…….the UK version is more beautiful
Does the Acura Integra have the same 1.5 turbo engine that CR reported the oil dilution problem with Civic and CR-V?
The Mazda 3 (non turbo) is available with a manual.
He’s a cutie on the right, Alex? 158 HP? My current SUV is well over 400 HP!
Honda did a lot right here, but not offering the 1.5T was a mistake, very slow to 60-you should not offer any less than 180/185 HP with a 3000 lbs plus car
How was the seat comfort? Also, does the lack of rear AC vents affect your decision on the car?
It’s one of the ugly design from Honda
Lol… plain simple, a boring nothing burger car
Ryan is back 😍😍
Maybe instead of reading out loud crediting who produced and edited the episode you can have it in text under the CR subscribe thing at the end. Of course no biggie to read it aloud but it kinda messes with the ending flow of the episode as we’re not used to hearing it being said. Perhaps we can get more questions in each episode like before. Just some feedback but I appreciate CR!