2018 Honda CR-V – Video
The new CR-V makes use of Honda’s 1.5-litre VTEC TURBO petrol engine that was first seen in the latest Honda Civic, and has been adapted to include an exclusively-designed turbocharger for CR-V. It offers a remarkable and class-leading combination of power and efficiency, and features numerous technologies to achieve optimum driveability and performance.
Power output for the VTEC TURBO is 173 PS (127kW) at 5,600 rpm when equipped with the six-speed manual gearbox (6MT), and 193 PS (142 kW) at 5,600 rpm for CVT models. Maximum torque is 220 Nm between 1,900 and 5,000 rpm for 6MT and 243 Nm between 2,000 and 5,000 rpm for CVT.
The new VTEC TURBO engine delivers environmental performance that is among the class leaders. Official CO2 emissions are 143 g/km for the 6MT front-wheel-drive model, 149 g/km for the 6MT all-wheel-drive model and 158 g/km for CVT-equipped cars – which are fitted with all-wheel drive as standard. Fuel economy on the NEDC combined cycle is 6.3l/100 km (44.8 mpg) for the 6MT FWD model, 6.4l/100 km (43.9 mpg) for the 6MT AWD and 6.8l/100 km (41.5 mpg) for the CVT AWD car.
A boost in power compared to the previous petrol CR-V means that the new car delivers greater performance as well as significantly improved efficiency. Acceleration from 0-100 km/h takes 9.3 seconds, with a top speed of 211 km/h (131 mph).
Advanced technologies in the VTEC TURBO unit optimise power and efficiency, improving the responsiveness while reducing internal friction and weight.
Since the introduction of the first-generation model in 1995, the Honda CR-V has gone on to become the world’s best-selling SUV. This latest evolution of the popular compact SUV has been developed to exceed the expectations of customers, with enhanced and unique characteristics. The new CR-V now features a range of sophisticated technologies and superior quality throughout.
The CR-V has a fresh and sophisticated exterior design, with broader, muscular wheel arches, sharper contours on the bonnet and rear quarters, as well as the latest Honda family ‘face’ with its signature headlight graphic.
The new model raises the bar in terms of interior quality, sophistication and spaciousness – including, for the first time, the option of seven seats on petrol AWD models. Benchmarked against premium-brand products, it delivers improved ride quality, steering response, body control and NVH management. Evolved in every way, the all-new CR-V delivers more comfort, convenience and connectivity than ever before.
The all-new CR-V’s slightly larger exterior proportions, longer wheelbase and wider stance enable a significantly larger interior. Best-in-class space efficiency is highlighted by the generous space available for all occupants, as well as a wider, deeper boot with a longer load bay. A new two-position boot floor enables a flat surface for loading larger items, while a hands-free power tailgate enables convenient loading access.
Clever features make the new CR-V easier to use every day. For example, the height of the tailgate when opened can be programmed to avoid contact with low ceilings, while cabin flexibility is boosted by a three-mode centre-console storage, and new single-action ‘dive down’ 60:40 split-fold second-row seat backs that enable faster, easier loading.
The platform design incorporates Honda’s exclusive next-generation ACE™ (Advanced Compatibility Engineering) body structure, which employs a network of connected structural elements to distribute crash energy more evenly. In addition, standard across the range is Honda Sensing™, among the most comprehensive suites of active safety and driver-assistive technologies in the class, combining radar and camera information to assist the driver.