The 2019 Honda CR-V will get some updates to maintain the top spot in the compact crossover class. Although the company plans to launch another SUV between it and larger Pilot, this vehicle will keep its fans. It is one of the best performers in the class. Its specs sheet is the main advantage. Ford Edge and maybe Nissan Murano can compete for the outputs and MPG rate of the Honda CR-V. Now, in 2019 season, it will be better and stronger, while boosting the mileage. Also, special hybrid version is on the way.
2019 Honda CR-V drivetrain
The 2019 Honda CR-V will continue to use two different engines with very similar outputs. The base crossover is coming with a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder powertrain. The unit pairs an SVT transmission with automatic gears. It is capable to produce 185 horses and 180 lb-ft of torque. The other unit delivers 1 pound-feet less, and 5 hp more than its sibling. It is mated to the same transmission. A 1.5-liter engine is smaller, but thanks to the turbocharger, it is very potent. Besides advantage in horsepower rating, the smaller unit has a better fuel economy. On the highway, mileage reaches 35 mpg, while the 2.4-liter engine has the best outcome around 33 mpg.
2019 Honda CR-V hybrid
European buyers will definitely see a hybrid version of the 2019 Honda CR-V. On the other side, or continent, shall we say, this vehicle is waiting for the validation. The plug-in system copies the one that Accord uses. It is an Intelligent Multi-Mode Drive. The i-MMD combines a 2.0-liter Atkinson engine with electric motors. This combo will be good for around 220 horses and a top speed of 115 mph. Nevertheless, Honda will continue to improve this system to meet the requirements of US regulations.
2019 Honda CR-V changes and price
Interior will take most of the changes for 2019 Honda CR-V. But, it shouldn’t reflect the price. Updates of infotainment and entertaining system are must these days. Every day we can witness new features and equipment, and Honda is a leader in implementing new stuff into their vehicles. That means the Honda CR-V will cost again around $25,000 in base trim. Hybrid will be around $30,000. Top of the lineup, CR-V Touring model is going to get a significant boost and will start from $35k.