2018 Honda CR-V
After its debut at Japan in 1995, the CR-V Honda model has undergone much transformation through five generations, into the 2018 Honda CR-V model — while still living up to its name — Compact Recreational Vehicle. The 2018 model is larger and spacious compared to its 2017 predecessor while surprisingly lighter. Its prices have however not changed much.
2018 Honda CR-V Interior
The interior of the 2018 Honda CR-V model has definitely been spruced up, with notable changes to the infotainment system. This system features a standard 7-inch screen, friendlier controls and an added volume control knob. The dashboard material is also finer and smoother to the touch, while the steering wheel is quite smaller and resembles that of the Civic model. The gear handle for the 2018 Honda CR-V has been mounted higher, close to the center stack of the dashboard, definitely making it easier to reach. The 2018 model is rumored to come in two options, a 5-seater and 7-seater. For the 5-seater, the leg-room has been stretched to 40.4 inches and cargo space volume increased to 40 cubic feet.
2018 Honda CR-V Engine
The 2018 Honda CR-V offers two different engine options. The first one is a 2.4 litre I4 for the LX trim, which offers 184 horsepower and 180 lb-ft. of torque. The second engine option is similar to one in the 2017 model. It is a 1.5 litre turbocharged I4 which is good for 190 horsepower and offers 179 lb-ft. of torque.
2018 Honda CR-V Exterior
The exterior of the 2018 Honda CR-V is definitely different from its predecessors, due to its added size. It appears larger and more muscular. The materials used for the 2018 model structure are steel and aluminum, definitely making the car lighter and more rigid. The headlights are a little swept back and the rear lights have an l-shaped layout. A roof spoiler is to be featured and some trims would get double exhausts. One of the additional cool features in the 2018 model include the Honda Sensing Safety Suite which has integrated many pieces of safety mechanisms to help avoid accidents and also save the lives of the car occupants. Some of these features include collision-mitigation braking, blind-spot monitoring, lane-keeping assist and adaptive cruise control.
2018 Honda CR-V Price and Gas Mileage
Prices for the 2018 model would not differ much from those on the previous version. The 5-seater is estimated to cost around $25,000, while the 7-seater would range at about $30,000. Further detail suggest that the EX trim would cost $27,000, and the EXL trim wold be costlier than the base version by $5,000. The touring would then go for $33,000. EPA estimates suggest that fuel economy for the first engine option would be 26 mpg city and 32 mpg on highway. When it comes to the AWD model, the values fluctuate at 25 mpg in the city and 31 mpg highway. For the second option, the estimates range at 27 mpg city and 33 mpg on highway while for the FWD choice is at 28 mpg in the city and 34 mpg highway.
2018 Honda CR-V Towing
Tow capacity for the 2018 Honda CR-V is not expected to be much higher than that of the 2017 version, since engine capacities are somewhat similar. Towing capacity would be somehow compromised in the 7-seater due to the additional weight. However, loads like sailboats can be easily towed.