Since it was launched more than 20 years ago, this compact crossover is among leaders in the class. The 2018 Honda CR-V will surely continue in this was. Simply, there are so many reasons why this model is praised all over the world. It stands out because of its quality, versatility, competence and many other things. You will hardly find a vehicle in the car industry that offers at the same time excellent styling and plenty of useful space inside, in the way this crossover does. For more than two decades, the company released five generations of it. Newest version had its premiere in last October, and it came to the market as 2017 model year. If we consider that 2018 CR-V will in the second year of production, it is hard to expect some bigger changes.
2018 Honda CR-V redesign and features
As we already mentioned, a company just recently introduced new, the fifth generation of this excellent crossover, so 2018 Honda CR-V should come without bigger changes. It will come with the same design characteristics, which brought some important improvements, compared to the previous generation. It rides on a new platform, which is characterized by the massive use of HSS, which provided significant weight savings. Also, there is a new look, which isn’t significantly different than the previous model but evolved to a better-looking crossover. Also, there are some new things when it comes to equipment. The 2018 Honda CR-V will be available in new “Sensing” package, which includes latest drive-assist and safety technologies like adaptive cruise control with low-speed follow, collision mitigation braking, lane keeping assists, rear cross traffic monitor and many others.
2018 Honda CR-V engines
When it comes to powertrain, 2018 Honda CR-V will come in two variants. The base model will feature 2.4-liter engine, which is good for 184 horsepower and 180 pound-feet of torque. The optional engine is new 1.5-liter Turbo, which comes with similar numbers. It has a max power of 190 horses, while max torque is 179 pound-feet. However, it provides much better economy and overall efficiency. When it comes to transmission, both engines will come in a pair with the CVT transmission.
2018 Honda CR-V release date and price
The 2018 Honda CR-V should come late this year, with a price around 25.000 dollars for base models. There are many models in this segment but since CR-V is one of the leaders, we will mention only arch rivals. Those are models like Mazda CX-5, Ford Escape, Nissan Rogue, Toyota Rav4 etc.