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Honda HR-V Towing Capacity

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You can find 50 different trims/engines for the Honda HR-V and their corresponding recommended towing capacity.

The years available stretch from 2001 through to 2021 and to view the towing capacity you just click to expand.

The Honda HR-V was the first subcompact crossover SUV to hit the market - following on from the success of its larger sibling the CR-V in the compact crossover SUV segment.

It was based on the Logo platform, a supermini that was especially popular in its home country of Japan.

Another subcompact crossover SUV wouldn't hit the market until 2010 when Nissan released the Juke.

At that time the HR-V wasn't actually on sale after being retired in 2006 with production not coming back online until 2013.

When it did come back it was now based on the Fit/Jazz platform, a tiny subcompact car that shares many components with the City model.

The first generation HR-V was available with either a front-wheel-drive or four-wheel-drive layout powered by one of two 1.6-liter engines.

A CVT or manual transmission was available to transfer that power to the wheels and one of the engine choices had a VTEC system that added an extra 20% power.

Towing capabilities were impressive during the first generation, using a manual version of the car you could tow over 1,000 pounds.

With the move into the second generation in the 2013 model year, the choices available in the HR-V massively expanded.

You could now choose from a wider range of engines including a turbodiesel option and a 7-speed dual-clutch manual transmission.

A hybrid drivetrain was also offered that could capture lost energy during braking and recycle that power when accelerating.

Towing capacities for this revived model were lower than before with Honda staying on the safer side.

In 2021 a third generation was launched and sported a much more modern styling on the exterior.

It was bigger before and was refined to suit the needs of the American market - Honda sold this model outside of the USA as the ZR-V.

The ZR-V featured a reduced set of features and quality of trim in order to help it maintain a lower price point.