2017 Honda HR-V Cargo Capacity, Storage, and Seating Configurations

  • 2017 Honda HR-V LX Rear End Tailgate Open

    Between the 2017 Honda HR-V cargo capacity, storage, and seating configurations, the interior of Honda’s latest crossover is ready to fit the needs of nearly any West Michigan driver. Families on the go can load up the back with the kids’ things and hit the road for the day or a weekend trip, while small business owners will love how easily the rear Magic Seat lets the HR-V accommodate all kinds of cargo.

Three Seating Configurations

The Magic Seat lives up to its name, expanding the 2017 Honda HR-V seating configurations beyond just five-passenger seating. With Tall Mode, Utility Mode, and Long Mode, you can switch the layout of your HR-V in seconds. The best way to see how quickly and easily the HR-V Magic Seat changes modes is to let a Honda sales expert show you, but until you can take a test drive, here’s what to expect.


Honda HR-V Utility ModeUtility Mode: The rear cargo zone of the HR-V can accommodate up to 24.3 cubic feet of groceries, backpacks, musical instruments, and any other cargo you might need to haul. When you need more space, though, fold down all of the rear seat and switch to Utility Mode, allowing up to 58.8 cubic feet of storage for large-sized or just large quantities of cargo.

Honda HR-V Long Mode

Long Mode: Before trying to mount that ladder or kayak on the roof of your HR-V, switch the Magic Seat into Long Mode by folding down all passenger-side seats. You’ll unlock up to 8 linear feet of cargo storage from the glovebox to the hatchback. Whether going skiing or packing up construction gear for a trip to the job site, Long Mode gives you plenty of space.

Honda HR-V Tall Mode

Tall Mode: Some tall cargo can be stored on its side, but if you’re moving a plant or a flat-screen TV, it might be better to store upright. The rear seat of the HR-V can be folded up, exposing the rear floor and unlocking up to 4 feet of vertical storage in the second row—and leaving your rear cargo area free for other items.


With 100.1 cubic feet of passenger space, the HR-V almost feels like it’s bigger on the inside, and the Magic Seat allows you to make the most of that room. And don’t forget, the Magic Seat also features a standard 60/40-split folding design to fold down just part of the rear seat, easily seating three or four people while expanding the cargo space.

Passenger Space

The HR-V is technically a compact crossover, but with that 100.1 cubic feet of storage, the interior can feel positively spacious. Competitors like the Jeep Renegade or Nissan Juke earn their compact designation by leaving their passengers feeling tight and cramped. Here’s how the interior specs break down for front and rear passengers:


Honda HR-V Interior Front SeatingFront passengers don’t have to worry about being too tall in the HR-V, which offers 39.5 inches of headroom and 41.2 inches of legroom. The 53.1 inches of hip room and 56.8 inches of shoulder room make it easy to settle in for a long and comfy ride.

Honda HR-V Interior Rear Passenger Seating

Rear passengers can be full-size adults and still be comfortable thanks to 38.3 inches of headroom, 39.3 inches of legroom, 47.4 inches of hip room, and 54.5 inches of shoulder room.


The cargo area easily accommodates five passengers’ worth of daily gear, though if you have some extra items, the under-seat storage and cargo compartments have you covered.

Cargo Capacity and Storage

The hatchback has room for backpacks, purses, and other everyday essentials, but if you want to have your smartphone or tablet on-hand, there are plenty of storage spots in the 2017 Honda HR-V. Tuck an atlas or stow a phone charger in one of these spots to be ready for those unexpected events in life:

  • Rear under-seat storage
  • Center console storage
  • Door pocket storage
  • Seatback storage

If a successful day of crafting or antiquing has loaded up your HR-V with breakables, the rear cargo area features standard anchors to easily secure your cargo with ties or bungie cords.

Honda HR-V Center Console

Find Your 2017 Honda HR-V

Reading about the 2017 Honda HR-V cargo capacity, storage areas, and seating configurations can give you an idea of just what to expect from it, but it’s really hard to have a clear picture of what 100.1 cubic feet of passenger space feels like until you sit in it.

See what the HR-V is like firsthand with a test drive at a West Michigan Honda Dealer near you. With three trim levels and a wide variety of accessories and options, we’re sure there’s one here waiting for you.

West Michigan Honda Dealers


Phone: 866-500-5093

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