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Honda HR-V 1.5 DX (A) vs Peugeot 3008 1.2 Allure (A)
27 Jul 2022  |  Honda Reviews
The HR-V has less performance and isn't as swanky as the 3008, but it offers some nicer features and a more user-friendly cockpit.
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Honda HR-V
More user-friendly
Adaptive cruise control
More flexible interior
Less expensive
Peugeot 3008
More stylish
Roomier and more practical
Quicker on its feet
Costlier
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   Consumer Reviews of Honda HR-V
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3.5
 
6 Consumer Reviews
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Comfort
4.5 Reliability
4.0
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Handling
3.5 Features
3.5
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Exterior Styling
4.0 Interior Design
4.0
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Value for money
3.5 Engine Performance
2.5

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supresass
Neutral Newbie
56 reviews
0 points
0 forum posts Joined on 07-Apr-2021
A totally different HR-V  Posted on 08 May 2023
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Comfort 4.0 Reliability 4.0
Handling 3.0 Features 3.0
Exterior Styling 4.0 Interior Design 4.0
Value for money 4.0 Engine Performance 3.0
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Review
Forget the old HR-V you sit in when one does arrive when you hail one via that app. This is a completely different crossover. Honest.

What I like
First off, forget the stiff ride of the old car. This new one is soft and spongy. Very spongy. To the point where more sensitive passengers are always at a real risk of getting carsick spongy. If you're driving and don't get motion sickness, then that's maybe a great bonus - its more appropriate for a small crossover.

Speaking of passengers, the rear has miserable head room. Expect taller ones to bump their head on the roof when you're driving over bumps. Good thing is there's lost of soft padding all over the cabin a good contrast from the plastics everywhere else.

Engine power is decent enough to propel the car along. The engine and CVT combo is quiet, but don't expect too much acceleration once you're up to speed.

Alright on the the good stuff: The design is certainly interesting. Rear lights are especially handsome and so is the sloping roof. But the front does admittedly, look rather odd. Un-car-like almost. There's small tyres in huge wheel wells.

What I do not like
As above.


shandelxar
Neutral Newbie
2 reviews
0 points
0 forum posts Joined on 06-Nov-2015
Impressive old dog now comes with new tricks.  Posted on 08 Nov 2022
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Comfort 5.0 Reliability 5.0
Handling 4.0 Features 5.0
Exterior Styling 5.0 Interior Design 5.0
Value for money 4.0 Engine Performance 4.0
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Review
The first-generation HR-V was ubiquitous on Singapore roads, largely due to its appeal to both consumers and PHV fleet operators alike. Unassuming and practical, it was a pleasant surprise that the 2nd generation HR-V kept all the good things that made the 1st gen so ubiquitous and made the new one desirable. It has new bold lines on the front, sporty silhouette from the side, and its sleek lines on the rear screams like an offspring between the Toyota Harrier and a Porsche. Inside, it's minimalist now, which is even better for practicality (which rules the roost in Singapore since most households will only own one car - therefore a balance between desirability and practicality is important here). When combined with typical Honda reliability, these are several things going for the HR-V, which is why I vote this car as my Car of the Year.

What I like
Handsome, seductive lines
Uncompromised practicality
Full suite of safety features

What I do not like
CVT may lend the feeling of disengagement from the road, but it's necessary to achieve fuel consumption targets.


aerolith
Neutral Newbie
56 reviews
0 points
0 forum posts Joined on 07-Apr-2021
A completely new HR-V, and all the better for it  Posted on 22 May 2022
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Comfort 5.0 Reliability 4.0
Handling 3.0 Features 3.0
Exterior Styling 3.0 Interior Design 3.0
Value for money 3.0 Engine Performance 2.0
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Review
Honda's popular HR-V returns with an all new exterior design, now more sleek and ready for the coming electric age. But what else is there to look forward to with this new crossover?

What I like
The ride quality is now soft. Very soft. The new setup more fitting for a crossover, yes, but handling is uninspiring as a result.

Other than this, the cabin has been completely redesigned so it looks thoroughly modern, and the switches here are all fairly high quality, even if the infotainment still looks old.

The car is mighty quiet when you're just slowly pushing along.

What I do not like
There's not a lot of space in the back, even for shorter passengers. Boot also looks like it's down on the previous gen car, and best of all, the 1.5-litre mated to a CVT just feels lethargic when you really need to hustle.


quippery
Neutral Newbie
78 reviews
0 points
0 forum posts Joined on 07-Apr-2021
Singapore's favourite crossover is back  Posted on 10 Apr 2022
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Comfort 5.0 Reliability 4.0
Handling 3.0 Features 4.0
Exterior Styling 4.0 Interior Design 4.0
Value for money 4.0 Engine Performance 3.0
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Review
The Honda HR-V is back with a totally different skin - all ready for the electric era with a new and sleek, plain front, and a stylish rear.

What I like
Love the car in white. The exterior design is a pleasing thing to look at and the interior is quite well laid out as well, if a little boring.

The car now rides very comfortably. It is soft over all sorts of bumps, and the cabin is well quiet as well.

What I do not like
There's not a lot of power to go around, and while the engine is quiet, it does not sound nice when worked hard.

Rear headroom is also rather dismal.. You're really better off in the Honda Jazz in this regard.


corproral
Neutral Newbie
50 reviews
0 points
0 forum posts Joined on 07-Apr-2021
New look and new drive comfort for the HR-V  Posted on 03 Apr 2022
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Comfort 5.0 Reliability 4.0
Handling 4.0 Features 3.0
Exterior Styling 3.0 Interior Design 3.0
Value for money 4.0 Engine Performance 3.0
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Review
The Honda HR-V is back, with a new look that can divide. I think the rear looks sharp and handsome, but that front, with the air-conditioning unit-like grille, will take some getting used to.

What I like
The car looks larger in the pictures but it really is not. There's not a lot of headroom at the rear, and those seated up front will be just ok. Thankfully, the new HR-V compensates by being positively soft when it comes to its suspension setup this time, so all seated within can get more comfortable when the car starts moving.

What I do not like
If you like the exterior look of this HR-V, be prepared, the rear luggage space is not great. The power output is weak, without the torque that you can get from other turbocharged rivals.

This DX-spec car also comes with tiny 16-inch wheels, the steering wheel is made of plastic, and you have to pay extra to get your seats in brown if I remember correctly.

The car also has the sort of infotainment system that already looks outdated and is only bound to show its age even more so down the line.


Mervynwm
1st Gear
142 reviews
76 points
65 forum posts Joined on 15-Mar-2009
The HRV vs Vezel, Which is MORE worthy ?  Posted on 02 Apr 2022
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Comfort 4.0 Reliability 4.0
Handling 4.0 Features 4.0
Exterior Styling 5.0 Interior Design 5.0
Value for money 3.0 Engine Performance 2.0
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Review
Went by Kah Motors to catch a glimpse of this newbie, in comparison to his immediate different name but comes almost all the same, Vezel.

There is a DX (Base model) and LX (slightly better gadgets) from the agent.

First looks, exterior has a new finish front and back, front is close to BMW design grill while back seems close to Porsche series.

Interior, typical and practical with a new touch screen and factory fitted rear aircon blower too. Seats at the back folds upwards taken from their Jazz idea. Electric handbrake is same as previous model and now comes with hill start assist too. Electric tailgate is in LX and eHEV variant as according to agent SE. Honda Sensing is standard across all variants. Dashboard comes with standard meter dials, while LX and eHEV has digital ones. All systems like the Speed dials and Audio system are in English, than the rival in Japanese. Auto headlight and rain sensor too in DX and eHEV.

The drive, moving off is radically smooth with no jerking when you tap on the throttle. Gear change is also smooth and soundless. Only drawback is lack of power to this heavier vehicle which could perform better if paired with 1.5L VTEC Turbo engine. Parking was a breeze but did not come with IPAS, otherwise is easy to park for this wider car.

Overall, its a good day to day SUV to have if you do not mind the lack of power and value for money to get for a new look, new features SUV. And if you want factory fitted than local 3rd party fitted to go for, then this tor kor car is the one for you.

What I like
New exterior look
Rear aircon by factory
Honda Sensing
Electric tailgate (LX and eHEV)
Digital Dashboard (LX and eHEV)
Spacious cabin than before
English systems for the audio and dashboard

What I do not like
Under Power, better to be paired with 1.5L Turbo
A bit pricy due to the current COE (Mar-Apr 2022)

Honda HR-V
3.5 stars - based on 6 reviews