the CRV offers a family pleasing blend of features and value and since it was just redesigned last year all of those characteristics carry over for 2018.
while everyone’s abuzz about the new Honda Accord the fact remains that the average consumer that walks through the door is more likely to leave with the CRV compact crossovers are quickly becoming the new mid-sized sedans and to see why you really don’t need to look any further than right here.
the CRV has never really been known to be stylish but this latest generation really stepped up its game the front design is pretty aggressive looking especially in this black exterior the grill itself features chrome across the top on all models and then mesh on the bottom on all but the LX where does bars instead the chrome piece.
the headlights which are these halogens on nearly every model you have to go up to touring before they become full LED and every term besides the LX has these fog lamps ground clearance comes in at 7.8 or 8.2 inches both pretty good for the class.
The wheels there are surprisingly few differences between trims these 18-inch alloys with a pretty interesting design. Comes standard on all but the LX which itself gets 17-inch alloys that look pretty similar to these. There is one optional wheel which is a 19 inch diamond-cut alloy available.
The brakes are 11.1 inch ventilated discs in the front and 10.2 inch solid discs in the rear and the tires are of course all seasons.
Honda has joined the trend of putting advanced safety equipment on almost every trend all, but the LX received the Honda sensing suite with forward emergency braking lane keep assist adaptive cruise control and automatic high-beam headlights. These features certainly contribute to the CRV getting the top safety pick+ award the highest possible rating as we move around to the rear.
the mirrors they are body colored and heated on all that the LX where they are black same goes for the turn signal also on those same trims. you’ll find blind spot monitoring which lights up this indicator when a vehicle’s in your blind spot. the CRV measures in at 180 point six inches long which is shorter than both the Toyota rav4 and Nissan Road. of course keep in mind that Honda is excellent at interior packaging so the cabin still ends up being bigger in almost every regard.
your audio system passive entry with push-button start and the Honda sensing suite of active safety and convenience features building on that aside from a few false Lane Departure warnings Honda sensing works great.
Lane Keeping Assist unobtrusively steers the CRV within its Lane dynamic cruise control blind spot monitoring and the automatic high beams each work exactly as you’d expect and the automatic brake warning indication is noticeable. but like some systems doesn’t dangerously startle the hell out of you when it activates on the infotainment front. the LX trim skates by with a basic 5 inch LCD screen but all other trims feature a high-res 7-inch display that’s easy to read features a glorious volume knob includes apple carplay and android auto. and is nearly smudge proof among the many competitors vying for your attention are you reliable Toyota rav4 stylish Ford Escape sporty, mazda cx5 value rich hyundai tucson distinctive kia sportage and the nissan rogue with its ultra cozy that might say marginally inhabitable optional third-row all fine choices depending on your need the Honda CRV boasts a universal excellence it’s hard to top.
the CRV hasn’t quite gone all in on turbos however the majority of models will still find one under the hood this is Honda’s 1.5 litre turbocharged four-cylinder which comes on every trim besides the LX, it produces 190 horsepower and 179 pound eight of torque in the LX you have a more familiar 2.4 liter four-cylinder engine making 184 horsepower and 180 pound feet of torque.
every CRV comes with a 14 gallon fuel tank good for 406 miles as equipped without all-wheel drive that goes up to 420 miles and the LX comes in at 378 and 392 miles.
both these engines are mated to a continuously variable transmission and power is put to the ground by either the front wheels or all four wheels.