General HR-V 2017 AWD test.

Discussion in '2nd Generation (2015)' started by PanayiotisPal, Monday 11th Sep, 2017.

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    Pity they keep referring to the Honda CR-V when it is actually an HR-V in the test. Doh!

    It doesn't surprise me that the Subaru performs best - it is the only one of the three manufacturers that I'd class as building 'proper' off-road capability into their cars. They only use CVT auto gearboxes now, as it is the only system that they can find to deliver 'adequate' off-road performance with their X-Drive functionality. I test drove the Forester XT CVT last week and it is a fantastic machine.
     
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    The only thing I disagree is that pre CVT their AWD was much better.
     
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    You'd better tell their engineers the reasons then, as they don't agree with you. Their brochures give all the reasons why their CVT system is superior. Unfortunately I've recycled it already!
     
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    Only engineering data tells the truth, not marketing material. Maybe Honda can show us some graph data of their CVT torque performance? The advantage of Forester is X-mode similar to center differential ( Limited Slip Differential) but also keeps transmission in low gear up to 25m/hr (I think only), but again when in soft snow or other high rear torque requirements it gives up.

    The only new material I read about CVT is the sub WRX CVT which is the best in class CVT with 350Nm of torque capability. (2016 Subaru WRX review - manual & CVT auto (video) | PerformanceDrive

    So how does this compares to Honda CVT??????
     
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