In one independent comparison to another the 2018 Honda CR-V ranks at the top of its category. And why not? It offers a quality interior, plenty of passenger and cargo space, great safety scores, and balanced performance for everyday needs.
Whether you’re looking for a family vehicle, the 2018 CR-V is a hit with its roomy rear seats, enormous cargo area, and outstanding safety scores. If you’re looking for a partner for your daily commute, the 2018 CR-V provides excellent EPA estimated fuel economy as well as a well-equipped and comfortable interior for which to spend your alone time.
The four-wheel independent suspension comprised of MacPherson struts in front and multi-link double wishbones in the rear provide the CR-V with a responsive yet comfortable ride quality, and with the available 1.5 L turbocharged four-cylinder engine, it also delivers plenty of power. On the inside, the CR-V successfully balances utility and comfort, which is why it’s one of the highest-rated compact SUVs. It has ample seating space and class-leading cargo volume.
The 2018 Honda CR-V comes in four trim levels: LX, EX, EX-L, and Touring. The base LX model comes with a 2.4 L DOHC normally-aspirated engine, while all other models feature a new 1.5 L turbocharged engine that produces 190 horsepower with a wide flat torque curve of 179 lb-ft from 2000 – 5000 rpm.
All Honda CR-V models feature a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT). Front-wheel drive is standard, and Real Time AWD with Intelligent Control System is an available option.
Standard features include LED daytime running lights, fold-flat 60/40 split rear seats, 17-inch allow wheels, cloth seats, power side mirrors, a four-speaker stereo, automatic climate control, a remote entry system, Bluetooth HandsFreeLink, a USB port, a 5-inch audio display screen, and a multi-angle rear view camera.
Upgrades from the LX include the 1.5 L turbocharged engine, dual-zone automatic climate control, proximity key entry, push-button start, remote start, a moon roof, heated front seats, a 12-way power-adjustable driver's seat, a six-speaker stereo, four USB ports,, a 7-inch touch-screen infotainment system, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. It includes Honda Sensing, an intelligent suite of safety technologies that includes forward collision warning, lane departure warning, automatic emergency braking, road departure mitigation, lane keep assist, adaptive cruise control, automatic high beams, blind spot monitoring, and rear cross traffic alert.
Further upgrades to the CR-V with the EX-L trim include leather seats, a four-way power-adjustable passenger seat, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, an eight-speaker stereo, and a power lift gate. In addition there are options including a heated steering wheel, hands-free power lift gate access, and an integrated navigation system.
Honda CR-V Touring
The top-of-the-line CR-V Touring comes with all the features listed for the EX-L, plus navigation and hands-free power tailgate as standard, along with a 330 watt premium audio system with nine-speakers, LED headlights with auto On/Off, rain-sensing windshield wipers, and more.
But reading about the 2018 Honda CR-V is one thing but driving one is a completely different experience. So come in to JL Freed Honda to check out all the 2018 Honda CR-V trim levels, select one that suits you, can take it for a spin. You probably won’t want to give it back.