Under the hood of the Civic, Honda’s 2.0 engine makes 156 hp at 6,500 rpm and 138 lb-ft of torque at 4,200 rpm while netting 33 mpg combined. It’s mated to a continuously variable automatic transmission. Given the HR-V’s shared Honda Architecture platform, also found in the Civic, we don’t have any reason to doubt a different transmission will be used. We can also safely rule out a manual transmission for the HR-V, seeing as that transmission is only used with Honda’s 1.5-liter turbo-four engines, like the one found in the Civic Si.
As for power, those numbers are still unclear, though we wouldn’t be surprised if they matched the Civic. When Honda debuted the HR-V, the brand said it would be powered by a more responsive motor than the previous generation, which we initially thought implied the use of the 1.5-liter turbo unit from the Si.
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