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

  • 2017 Honda HR-V LX Rear End Tailgate Open

    The 2017 Honda HR-V cargo capacity specs, storage options, and seating configurations make it clear that this is one of the most versatile crossovers in Milwaukee. With as much as 100.1 cubic feet of cabin space and seating for up to five, the HR-V shrugs at its “compact” designation and is ready for whatever the world throws at it. Between the Honda Magic Seat, the wide variety of cargo compartments, and the smart cabin design, the HR-V is built for the small business or the budding family.

3 Magic Seating Configurations

Honda knew that with a name like “Magic Seat,” they really had to deliver on that promise. Switching between standard seating into Utility Mode, Long Mode, or Tall Mode takes just seconds and allows you to easily customize the 2017 Honda HR-V storage to fit your needs. We find that the Magic Seat is best demonstrated in person, but here’s what you can expect from each configuration:


Honda HR-V Utility Mode

Utility Mode: The HR-V’s rear cargo capacity starts off at 24.3 cubic feet, which is more than enough for groceries, the kids’ things, or the family’s luggage for a vacation. But when you just need more space, the whole 60/40-split folding seat folds down and expands your storage space to 58.8 cubic feet—room enough for cumbersome cargo like bikes and small furniture.

Honda HR-V Long Mode

Long Mode: It might be tempting to load a ladder onto the top of the HR-V, but it could easily mar your paint job and expose your roof to rust and corrosion. The Magic Seat has a solution in Long Mode. Both passenger-side seats fold down to accommodate up to 8 feet of cargo from your glovebox to the liftgate. It’s great for tall lamps, skis, and other awkwardly long items, too.

Honda HR-V Tall Mode

Tall Mode: While quite a few tall items can be stored on their side, flat-screen TVs, potted plants, and other delicate cargo should still be transported vertically. Tall Mode lets you fold up the rear seat and set cargo directly on the floor, allowing for as much as 4 feet of vertical space.


The Magic Seat makes it easy to get the most out of that 100.1 cubic feet of cabin space, setting it up to be your next work vehicle, your next family vehicle, or both.

Passenger Space

The reason we said the HR-V shrugs at being called a “compact crossover” is that it has competitors like the Nissan Juke or the Jeep Renegade that actually feel compact. Honda’s designers have ensured that the 100.1 cubic feet of passenger space is well distributed throughout the vehicle, keeping passengers comfy in the front or the rear.


Honda HR-V Interior Front Seating

Front passengers will enjoy as much as 39.5 inches of headroom, 53.1 inches of hip room, 56.8 inches of shoulder room, and an incredible 41.2 inches of legroom to help accommodate even the tallest occupants.

Honda HR-V Interior Rear Passenger Seating

Rear passengers don’t need to be kids to feel comfortable, easily stretching out in the 38.3 inches of headroom, 47.4 inches of hip room, 54.5 inches of shoulder room, and 39.3 inches of legroom.


With all of the seats filled, you’ll still have room for people’s things in the cargo area, but if space starts to feel a little tight, don’t forget your extra storage compartments.

Cargo Capacity and Storage

At 24.3 cubic feet, the HR-V’s hatchback has space for bags, purses, and other essentials, but if someone needs their tablet at hand on a road trip or you want to store an atlas in case your GPS fails, the HR-V has plenty of cargo storage options. In addition to the rear cargo area, you can tuck items away in the following places:

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

If the items in your cargo area are fragile or prone to sliding around, rear cargo anchors are standard; just tie down your items and hit the road.

Honda HR-V Center Console

Find Your 2017 Honda HR-V

We hope the 2017 Honda HR-V cargo capacity, storage, and seating configurations make it easy to see just how versatile it is. Whether you like to camp out on the weekends or just want the capabilities of an SUV with the convenience of a city car, Honda’s compact crossover gets the job done.

We’ve given you the specs, but we think the only way to know what 100.1 cubic feet of passenger space really feels like is to sit in the cabin. Visit a Metro Milwaukee Honda Dealer near you today to take a test drive of the HR-V; we’ll show you how to use the Magic Seat and outline all of the crossover’s other exciting features.

Greater Milwaukee Honda Dealers

6141 S 27th St Greenfield, WI

Phone: ​866-798-2756

42.932103 -87.950903
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Greater Milwaukee Honda Dealers
Greater Milwaukee Honda Dealers
6141 S 27th St
Greenfield, WI, 53221 United States
Greater Milwaukee Honda Dealers 42.932103, -87.950903.