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Old 09-04-2014, 12:02 PM   #1
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New Honda coming soon

Just learned of a new Honda model called HRV. Model will be out towards end of this year. I have looked at a few pictures online. Looks like smaller version CRV built on Honda Fit frame. I am hoping that it will be a towable unit for behind MH. We currently tow Jeep Wrangler, but would also like to have another option especially for fuel economy and keeping with four doors.
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Just learned of a new Honda model called HRV. Model will be out towards end of this year. I have looked at a few pictures online. Looks like smaller version CRV built on Honda Fit frame. I am hoping that it will be a towable unit for behind MH. We currently tow Jeep Wrangler, but would also like to have another option especially for fuel economy and keeping with four doors.
I took a look at it online after reading your post. It's 700 lbs lighter than the CRV-very nice. Hope it will have an AWD option that is towable.
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I was reading about that too, but the specs say it has a CVT transmission. I was told CVT transmissions cannot be towed 4 down, is that true?
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Initially it will have a CVT tranny, which is usually no towable. Honda is expanding the use of CVT trannys in their vehicles.

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If you don't have your heart set on a Honda, take a look at the KIA Soul Base model. Six speed manual, 2700#'s, very roomy 5 passenger.
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There are a few CVT's that are towable (Ford says theirs is), but Honda's so far have not been.
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Thanks Brockx, I will take a look at those, we will eventually get a Jeep Wrangler but the 4 Runner we have is in great shape and that is the vehicle we would eventually replace. I always keep my cars for about 8-10 years. we also have a 2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid, which we love and don't want to get rid of(averages 40 mpg). Neither car is towable 4 down.

So we have been looking for an economical car to use as a Toad for a few years until we replace the 4Runner. I drive my kids and wife crazy because I won't buy a new car whenever I feel like it, and keep them for so long. I do all my own maintainence and they look/drive like new.
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I was at my Honda dealer just now getting the CRV serviced. I asked my salesman about the HRV and he was 90% certain it would not be towable 4 down.
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Make that 100% not towable with 4 down on any Honda CVT (constant variable transmission), Mike & Cha I would look at Pre 2013 Fits, if you can find them. Manual or auto can both be towed 4 down. Per 2013 is Jap made and Honda normal quality throught out. 2014 and up made in Mexico, not the same vehicle. Follow the all manufactures instructions to a "T" and vidio yourself doing them with milage, date, and time procedure performed in all vedios. Then if a failure were to happen "owner fault" is removed when dealing with extended warranty's or manufactures. Everybody takes movies in the 20" why not protect yourself. LOL
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