New Honda Urban SUV Concept: What’s Under the Hood
Aside from promising a fuel-efficient Earth Dreams powertrain, Honda isn’t divulging what might be employed to propel the production version of the Urban SUV Concept. The smallest and least powerful Earth Dreams engine currently offered in a Honda is the 185-horsepower, 2.4-liter 4-cylinder installed in the Accord and paired with a continuously variable transmission.
Wait a second. The Urban SUV is smaller and lighter than a CR-V, looks all kinds of better than its sibling, and might have a 185-horse engine capable of 30 mpg in combined driving? That actually sounds terrific.
But what if this Fit-based crossover gets the same engine as that tiny little hatchback, a 117-horsepower, 1.5-liter 4-cylinder motor? That doesn’t sound good. Not good at all.