Review: 2018 Honda CR-V

Review: 2018 Honda CR-V

While other automakers have raced to catch up to the CR-V, the latest generation of the competitive crossover proves that Honda isn’t content to rest on its laurels and will continue its reign over the segment.

The 2018 Honda CR-V is the quintessential crossover SUV for drivers in the greater Richmond area, and it’s easy to see why. Check out our full review below, then visit our South Chesterfield location to experience the CR-V in action.

Comfort and Convenience

The CR-V features two rows of seating for five passengers and has up to 105.9 cubic feet of passenger space. The rear seat is spacious enough to fit three adults comfortably, with 40.4 inches of leg room and 55.6 inches of shoulder space. Plus, it has class-leading cargo space, featuring 39.2 cubic feet behind the second row and 75.8 cubes with the second row folded.

The 2018 CR-V has four trims, including the LX, EX, EX-L, and Touring. The base model comes standard with automatic climate control, a tilting/telescoping steering column, multi-functional center console, illuminated steering wheel-mounted controls, and Easy Fold-Down 60/40 Split Rear Seat.

The EX trim and higher include dual-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats, 12-way power driver’s seat, Push Button Start, and a cargo area cover. The EX-L and Touring add a leather-wrapped wheel and shift knob, auto-dimming rear-view mirror, HomeLink Remote System, leather-trimmed seating, and driver’s seat memory. The Touring model exclusively features rain-sensing wipers, a hands-free access power tailgate, roof rails, and the Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System with voice recognition and digital traffic.

Safety and Technology

True to form, the 2018 CR-V earned top safety ratings from both major testing organizations. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety named the 2018 Honda CR-V a 2018 Top Safety Pick, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave the 2018 Honda CR-V a best-possible 5-Star Overall Rating.

The CR-V comes standard with LED daytime running lights, Hill Start Assist, a multi-angle rearview camera with dynamic gridlines, and an electric parking brake with automatic brake hold. The EX trim and higher come with Lane Keeping Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow, automatic high beams, and a Blind Spot Monitoring System with Cross Traffic Monitor. 

Performance and Fuel Economy

The CR-V LX has a 2.4-liter inline-4 engine that makes 184 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque. All upper trims have a 1.5-liter turbocharged inline-4 that makes 190 horsepower and 179 lb-ft of torque. Both engine options are available with all-wheel drive and are connected to a continuously variable automatic transmission.

The turbo engine gets slightly better fuel economy, with FWD models getting 28 MPG city and 34 MPG highway and AWD variants getting 27 MPG city and 33 MPG highway. The base engine with front-wheel drive gets 26 MPG city and 32 MPG highway, while the LX AWD gets 25 MPG city and 31 MPG highway.*

Pricing

Starting at $24,150 MSRP**


‡Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s New Car Assessment Program (www.safercar.gov). Model tested with standard side airbags (SAB). 2018 Honda CR-V with Honda Sensing TM and specific headlights.

*2018 EPA MILEAGE BASED ON 2018 EPA MILEAGE RATINGS. USE FOR COMPARISON PURPOSES ONLY. YOUR ACTUAL MILEAGE WILL VARY, DEPENDING ON HOW YOU DRIVE AND MAINTAIN YOUR VEHICLE, DRIVING CONDITIONS, BATTERY PACK AGE/CONDITION (HYBRID MODELS ONLY) AND OTHER FACTORS.

**Prices shown are Honda Suggested Retail Prices only and do not include taxes, license or a destination and handling charge. Actual vehicle/accessory costs, labor and installation vary. Dealers set their own prices. Please consult your selected dealer.

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