Honda HR-V (e:HEV) review: Halfway house?

The third-gen HR-V is hardly recognizable compared to its predecessor, bringing a contemporary aesthetic that's all horizontal lines and squinted lights. Great! (image credit: Pocket-lint)
Up-front is a comfy place to sit, while the rear benefits from 4cm of additional space for rear passengers - doesn't sound like much but makes a difference! (image credit: Pocket-lint)
Honda has stuck with mainly buttons and dials controls, which we're totally on board with - it makes adjusting the air conditioning or heated seats super easy. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
A 9-inch display sits proudly on the dash, offering touch access to the core navigation, phone and music options. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay also function. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
We've been getting approximately 50 miles per gallon (UK measure) from the third-gen HR-V. That's the benefit of that true hybrid powertrain. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
It's streets ahead of its predecessor, but the thrashy engine noise once the electric motor is of no use is the main let-down here. Efficiency is great though. (image credit: Pocket-lint)