Honda HR-V Owners & Service Manuals

Honda HR-V: Driving

Manual Transmission

Continuously Variable Transmission

  • Shift to (P) and depress the brake pedal when starting the engine.

Shifting

Models with paddle shifters

Driving


Models without paddle shifters

Driving


Depress the brake
pedal and press the release button to move out of (P).

Move the shift lever
without pressing the release button.

Press the release
button to move the shift lever.

Park


Turn off or start the engine.

Transmission is locked.

Reverse


Used when reversing.

Neutral


Transmission is not locked.

Drive


Normal driving.

On models with paddle shifters, 7-speed mode can be used temporarily.

Models with paddle shifters

Drive (S)


7-speed manual shift mode can be used.

Shifting


Models without paddle shifters

Drive (S)


  • Better acceleration
  • Used to increase engine braking
  • Used when going up or down hills

Models without paddle shifters

Low


  • Used to further increase engine braking
  • Used when going up or down hills

7-Speed Manual Shift Mode

  • Allows you to manually shift the transmission up or down without removing your hands from the steering wheel.

When the shift lever is in (S)

  • Pulling a paddle shifter changes the mode from continuously variable transmission to 7-speed manual shift mode.
  • The M indicator and the selected speed number are displayed in the shift indicator.

When the shift lever is in (D)

  • Pulling a paddle shifter temporarily changes the mode from continuously variable transmission to 7-speed manual shift mode. The selected speed number is displayed in the shift indicator.

Driving


Driving


VSA OFF Button

  • The vehicle stability assist (VSA) system helps stabilize the vehicle during cornering, and helps maintain traction while accelerating on loose or slippery road surfaces.
  • VSA comes on automatically every time you start the engine.
  • To turn VSA on or off, press and hold the button until you hear a beep.

Cruise Control

  • Cruise control allows you to maintain a set speed without keeping your foot on the accelerator pedal.
  • To use cruise control, press the CRUISE button, then press the -/SET button once you have achieved the desired speed (above 25 mph or 40 km/h).

Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)

U.S. models only

  • Detects a change in tire conditions and overall dimensions due to decrease in tire pressures.
  • TPMS is turned on automatically every time you start the engine.
  • A calibration procedure must be performed when certain conditions arise.

Refueling

Fuel recommendation: Unleaded gasoline with a pump octane number 87 or higher required

Fuel tank capacity: 13.2 US gal (50 L)

  1. Pull the fuel fill door release handle.

Driving


  1. Turn the fuel fill cap slowly to remove the cap.
  2. Place the cap in the holder on the fuel fill door.

Driving


  1. After refueling, screw the cap back on until it clicks at least once.

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