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Our Fleet Test Drive: Honda HR-V - 5th report

Date: 15 January 2016   |   Author: Hugh Hunston

Why we're running it: To see if Honda is finally returning to form and can succeed in an increasingly competitive area of the market
Equipment: 8 airbags, 17in alloys. keyless entry and start, dual-zone climate control, cruise control, Bluetooth, auto lights and wipers, panoramic sunroof, rear privacy glass, leather interior, front and rear parking sensors, rear parking camera
Options: Modern Steel metallic paint (£525)

I've a recurring alert that appears on the driver's information display between the S-cross's speedo and the rev counter. It reads 'Hill Hold disable', and according to the Suzuki manual means "there may be a problem with the hill-hold control system" that stops you rolling backward on a hill start.

A quick Google search reveals that I'm not alone in experiencing this, and that the problem probably is, as I've suspected, clutch-pedal related, although the warning occurs when I'm on flat roads.
The manual advises I should have the vehicle inspected by an authorised dealer. So that's where I'm off to.

Honda HR-V 1.6i-DTEC EX

Mileage 3400
P11D price £24,890
Forecast/actual cost per mile 51.8p/52.6p
Our average consumption 52.5mpg
Official combined consumption 68.9mph

Verdict


  • Sustained long range fuel economy
  • Unintended consequences of high-tech driver

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