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Mitsubishi Motors

Auto review: Is the HR-V's roominess, fuel efficiency enough to win over customers?

The 2016 Honda HR-V (I give it three out of four stars) is a face in the crowd, somebody you met at a party but remember only vaguely. Honda's new subcompact SUV fails to make a strong impression, despite delivering good fuel economy and a roomy interior.tmpplchld The HR-V lacks any distinguishing style, features or personality to establish it as a leader in the burgeoning crop of small crossovers.tmpplchld It's a perfectly acceptable vehicle, but not a memorable one.tmpplchld HR-V prices start at $19,115 for a front-wheel-drive model with a six-speed manual transmission. All HR-Vs have a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 141 horsepower. Stepping up to a...