Honda HR-V 2When shopping for a new crossover utility vehicle, Albany drivers know that Honda has some of the best options around. The 2016 Honda HR-V anti-theft stereo is one of the many advantages that the new Honda crossover has over its competitors, giving you peace of mind. Just what does the anti-theft stereo do to protect your investment? Read on to find out, and then see how many competitors don’t bother to include a similar security system.

Anti-theft Technology

There are all kinds of car parts that thieves will try to steal and sell, but the 2016 Honda HR-V anti-theft stereo gives it an advantage over typical stereo units. For years Honda has been coding their stereo systems to only work with a vehicle that has the right vehicle identification number (VIN). The same is true of the new HR-V, and the thieves know it.

By pairing each unique radio system with each VIN, a stolen radio is worthless, which means that many potential stereo thieves would see that Honda “H” and move on to another vehicle. While this technology sounds like it should be essential on any modern car, the fact is that many competing vehicles don’t have a comparable anti-theft system.

Here are just a few of the HR-V’s competitors that come up short on high-tech security features like the anti-theft stereo system:

  • 2016 Jeep Renegade
  • 2016 Buick Encore
  • 2016 Nissan Juke
  • 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander
  • 2016 Subaru Crosstrek

This is just one of the advanced features you’ll find on every HR-V, too.

Modern Amenities

In addition to the 2016 Honda HR-V anti-theft stereo system, each base-level HR-V LX comes with the following amenities:

  • Bluetooth: Sync up your smartphone or other Bluetooth device for wireless audio streaming and hands-free phone calls. After pairing once, your HR-V will recognize the device and sync up automatically.
  • Display Screen: Monitor your media through the crystal-clear LCD display screen mounted right in your dash. Unlike competing vehicles, the dash is designed for the screen, and it fits in seamlessly.
  • Multi-angle Rear Camera: Many crossovers have a rear camera these days, but the HR-V has a multi-angle camera that gives you three different views before backing up. Like with the stereo, this features gives you another level of peace of mind.

Upgrading to the EX or the EX-L trim adds on even more in the way of tech and comfort amenities, too. Features like a navigation system, leather upholstery, heated front seating, and more are all available on the HR-V.

Test Drive an HR-V

We want to show you why the 2016 Honda HR-V is one of the most exciting new cars in and around Albany, and the best way to do that is to hand you the keys and put you behind the wheel. Visit a Capital Region Honda Dealer near you today for a test drive. We suggest starting with the basic LX trim if you aren’t sure which of the HR-V’s three trims is right for you—many drivers are surprised by everything that’s included without requiring any upgrades.


Capital Region Honda Dealers includes Lia Honda, Keeler Honda, Mohawk Honda, Carbone Honda of Bennington, D’Ella Honda of Glens Falls, Rensselaer Honda, Bedard Bros. Honda, and Saratoga Honda.