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BabyDrive Verdict

I went to the Cricks Honda dealership in Maroochydore on the Sunshine Coast where they very kindly let me test the Honda HR-V for BabyDrive!

The Honda HR-V has good boot storage amongst its competitors, fitting 12 shopping bags in it when empty.

The Mountain Buggy Duet twin stroller fitted with two bags.

And the Britax Flexx tandem and single strollers both fitted with five shopping bags beside them!

Storage in the cabin was poor, the door pockets were tiny, there was no glasses case and the central console storage box was not worth having it was so small! Storage in the back did not get any better either!

The media screen is small and very poor quality, the screen is so milky that it is hard to read and the reversing camera image hard to see.

It doesn't have Apple CarPlay or Android Auto and I found it very old fashioned to navigate its screens of lists and hard to connect my phone to.

There are three top tether points in the back, the outer ones are on the seat backs in the boot and the central top tether point is in the ceiling. If you use this and the ceiling mounted central seatbelt then visibility will be poor out of the back for the driver.

There are ISO Fix in both the outer seat bases behind slits in the leather upholstery. They were not too difficult to locate within the leather but the seat belt buckles for the central seat were positioned in front of the ISO Fix making it VERY difficult to access!

I could fit a Britax Unity infant capsule and the Britax Graphene child seat (rear facing) into the two outer seats, but there was no room between them for a person to sit or a third child seat.

The interior of the HR-V really lets it down, it is plasticky and cheap feeling with no really endearing features.

The Exterior looks good with its exaggerated shaped sweeping windows but I found they affected the driver's visibility quite badly and made it difficult posting Bub in and out of their child seat from outside.

Also, the higher positioned door handles were hard for children to reach to get into the car!

The Honda HR-V scored a five-star ANCAP safety score in 2015.

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