Parkers overall rating: 3 out of 5 3.0

Should you buy one?

Probably not. The HR-V is only for you if you value reliability and simplicity above all else and are particularly keen on the styling.

Otherwise, a Ford Puma or Skoda Kamiq makes much more sense.

What we like

It's well built inside and well-equipped for the money, and has some handy practical touches that lift it above rivals like Honda's Magic Seats.

Achievable official MPG ratings.

What we don't like

It's noisy when driven hard.

Boot area is bafflingly smaller than even the least practical small SUVs on sale right now.