Latest 2018 Honda CR-V news has it that the new vehicle offers a good fuel economy, appealing tech and safety features, nifty self-folding rear seats, and a big cargo and passenger room. With all these features intact, there’s no doubt the new model is a great choice for anyone shopping for a compact SUV. The 2018 CR-V release date should be expected sometime in the second half of 2018.
Given, the new model may not be the most fun-to-drive vehicle on the planet. Small crossovers are meant to be affordable and functional. Their elevated drive height gives the user a commanding view of the road ahead, and their luggage and passenger space are comfortable enough.
New Honda CR-V Has Weak Engine?
We can say the same about the new 2018 Honda CR-V concept. According to Honda, it offers lots of practicality and new technologies in addition to the previously-mentioned highlights. It does, however, lack a powerful engine but that minor disappointment, in comparison to its wide-array of features, is significantly outweighed.
Why Should I Buy the new Honda CR-V?
The 2018 Honda CR-V interior is accommodating and appealing. The control, comfort, and infotainment buttons are well laid out and driver-centric. The design of the doors is such that it allows for easy ingress and egress for its occupants.
The transmission tunnel that used to stood out is no longer a concern for passengers sitting in the rear middle seat. The cargo volume is huge and is rated at 37.2 cup. ft. As such it can swallow just about anything thrown to it by the five occupants inside the CR-V’s cabin.
Equipment And Accessories
Also offered is an amount of comfort, and safety features. Some of them include keyless entry and ignition, a sunroof, heated and ventilated front seats, a rearview camera, a trip computer, and Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity. Other technologies include a blind-spot monitor with rear cross traffic alerts, adaptive cruise control, lane-assist, forward collision alert and mitigation, and park assist.
Is There Something Better Than The 2018 CR-V?
Inasmuch as we find the 2018 Honda CR-V specs appealing, we still think the segment offers other compelling options. They include the Toyota RAV4, Mazda CX-5, Ford Escape, Jeep Cherokee, and Hyundai Santa Fe. Nevertheless, the CR-V factors in most of what people like – interior space, usability, safety, practicality, and fuel economy – and therefore deserves a spot on your priority list.
Trim Levels Offered For 2018 Honda CR-V
Five trims are offered for the 2018 Honda CR-V: Hybrid, SE, LX, EX, Touring, and EX-L Touring. The CR-V Hybrid is however offered separately.
Exterior Photos & 2018 Honda CR-V Interior Changes
Some of the standard 2018 Honda CR-V accessories include a conversation mirror, a CD player, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, reclining and folding seats, cruise control, full power accessories, Pandora Internet radio compatibility, an adjustable driver seat, sixteen-inch steel wheels, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, dual-zone automatic climate control, and dual USB ports.
The SE adds a rear privacy glass, adaptive cruise control, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, seventeen-inch alloy wheels, and a security system.
The 2018 Honda CR-V EX adds a passenger-side blind-spot monitor, LED daytime running lights and headlights, a seven-inch touchscreen display, heated and ventilated front seats, a sunroof, a rearview auto-dimming mirror, extra USB port, smartphone app integration, an eight-way driver seat, keyless ignition and entry, a sunroof, dynamic guidelines, a six-speaker sound system, a retractable cargo cover, and automatic headlights and wipers.
Upscale features available on the EX-L and Touring include a seven-speaker sound system, tri-zone automatic climate control, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, cruise control, driver and passenger memory functions, adaptive cruise control, projector beam headlights, a seven-speaker sound system, satellite and HD radio, a navigation system, a lane-departure warning and mitigation system, and a forward collision warning and mitigation system.
2018 Honda CR-V Engine Specs
2018 Honda CR-V offers a power output of 185 horsepower and 181 pounds-ft. of torque generated by the sole engine – a 2.4L four-cylinder.
EPA estimates the fuel economy at 25/31/27 mpg in the city/highway/combined with the all-wheel drive CRV.
Price And A Release Date For The New CR-V
According to various rumors, the new model should be expected sometime in the second half of 2018.
The CR-V price starts from an MSRP of $23,745. Latest 2018 Honda CR-V spy shots, and vibration details can be found online on Honda forums.
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