We now have EPA fuel-economy for the 2016 Honda HR-V crossover, which is based on the Fit subcompact.
With the sole option of a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine, Honda's smallest-ever crossover is rated at 31 mpg combined (28 mpg city, 35 mpg highway) when ordered with front-wheel drive and the CVT automatic transmission.
All-wheel drive models get 29 mpg combined (27 mpg city, 32 mpg highway).
There's also a six-speed manual option for front-wheel drive models, which achieves a rated 28 mpg combined (25 mpg city, 34 mpg highway).
2016 Honda HR-V
In the combined ratings the CVT-equipped HR-V proves more efficient than the recently-introduced 2015 Chevrolet Trax, which is rated at 29 mpg combined (26 mpg city, 34 mpg highway) with front-wheel drive and its sole powertrain option--a 1.4-liter turbocharged four and six-speed automatic.
With all-wheel drive, the Trax gets 27 mpg combined (24 mpg city, 31 mpg highway).
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The HR-V also beats the 2015 Buick Encore, which gets slightly lower mpg than the Trax despite sharing a platform and powertrain with the Chevy.
The same goes for the Nissan Juke--arguably the progenitor of this segment.
There are too many Juke permutations to list here, but the most efficient model is the standard front-wheel drive version with the six-speed manual, which gets 30 mpg combined (28 mpg city, 34 mpg highway).
2016 Honda HR-V
It will be built alongside the Fit in Celaya, Mexico, and arrive in showrooms later this year.
When it does, it will meet an onslaught of similarly-sized crossovers.
That includes the 2015 Jeep Renegade, 2016 Fiat 500X, and 2016 Mazda CX-3. It'll be interesting to see how the HR-V stacks up when official gas-mileage ratings for those models are published.