2018 honda crv

Not So Many Changes Expected for 2018 Honda CR-V?

Honda first unveiled the CR-V (Compact Recreational Vehicle) back in 1995, you could almost say that it was one of the pioneers of the compact crossover SUV segment. It has gone on to become one of the most popular SUV’s in its segment – selling 357,335 units in 2016.

Sales have increased year-on-year since its introduction aside from 2007 where it had spike in sales and sold more than expected. The fifth-generation of the Honda CR-V sits between the smaller Honda HR-V and the full-sized, three-row Honda Pilot SUV.

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The Honda CR-V was updated for 2017, will the 2018 CR-V be an improvement?

If you’re currently in the market for a CR-V, you should consider getting to your local Honda dealer when they start clearing out the inventory to make way for the 2018 model – there will be discounts offered, and truthfully, aside from a few styling details, there won’t be that much difference.

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Has the 2018 CR-V from Honda got the wrong engine choice?

Under the hood, we will see the existing range of engines – two to be precise. These will be the ‘Earth Dreams’ 2.4 liter inline four-cylinder with 184 horsepower and 181 pounds feet of torque or if you upgrade to the higher trim levels, you’ll get the turbocharged 1.5 liter inline four-cylinder with 190 horsepower and 170 pounds of torque.

And this is where we see a problem – yes, the smaller 1.5 turbo makes more horsepower, but you won’t feel that extra 6 horsepower and it makes less torque. The whole point of vehicles like these is torque – being able to pull a higher gear, or tow more stuff, or fill with more … anything. It needs torque to do that, not horsepower. We think that Honda have dropped the ball with this engine choice. Further, we don’t know if the larger 2.4 liter is available on the higher trims – officially we’re told that the LX trim will have the 2.4, while the EX, EX-L and Touring will have the smaller mill.

Doesn’t sound right to us, but maybe we are missing something?

Whatever the choice of powering the CR-V, it will drive the front-wheels as standard, with an all-wheel drive option. All powertrains will use the Honda Continuously Variable Transmission – the CVT automatic.

Plenty of Fitted Equipment

Safety-wise, the 2018 Honda CR-V will use the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) ratings from the 2017 Model Year, this should mean an overall 5-Star rating for safety.

This is helped enormously by the Honda Sensing system which includes such technology as collision mitigation braking system, adaptive cruise-control with a low-speed follow function, lane keeping assistant and lane departure warning.

We’ll also see a blind-spot monitoring system, rear cross-traffic alerts and driver attention monitor.

Along with the safety stuff, the 2018 Honda CR-V will have plenty of other toys and features fitted, although we aren’t yet sure what’s going to make it on the base model or will only be available on the higher trim levels.

No doubt we’ll have the rear-view camera across the range, there will also be LED lighting (including the Daytime Running Lights), dual-zone climate control, powered moonroof and powered driver’s seat. There’s also nice touches like a powered liftgate, which can also be activated via a hands-free option – waving your foot under the rear bumper, leather upholstery and of course, an updated touchscreen infotainment system. We’d have to say that you get a surprising amount for your money – even when you’re paying for the fully-loaded flagship Touring version.

The 2018 Honda CR-V will be in a competitive segment, filled with the likes of the Hyundai Tucson, Kia Sportage, Toyota RAV4 and Ford Escape. They’re all very similar vehicles; a slightly different driving position, upholstery or standard equipment, but not entirely dis-similar.

We have also heard a rumor that the 2018 CR-V may get an optional third-row of seating, but we aren’t sure that could happen; yes, the CR-V is slightly bigger than the predecessor, but it isn’t that big – there would be too many compromises for that to happen in our opinion. And that’s the thing about today’s market – you don’t need to drive a compromise when there are just so many great vehicles to choose from.

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Inside Out

We aren’t sure about what detail changes Honda will introduce for the interior, but we can tell you that Honda make some of the best interiors (for the segement) on the market. We would imagine that for the 2018 CR-V, they will try and make it better still – improving sound insulation would a first pick (not that the current CR-V suffers from being noisy), next up would be slightly redesigned seating and then just an overall trim fit & finish – when you compare the inside of the Honda to the Kia for example, they look to be in different classes.

Will it be a June Debut?

Industry sources have the 2018 Honda CR-V making its debut around June of this year, with a full production roll-out later – around August or September for the U.S. market.

Pricing will be near identical to the current model, so we’ll see prices starting in the region of $24,645 and rising up to $34,295 for the loaded Touring trim level.

What do you think to the 2018 CR-V? Is it something that you’d buy? Or does it need to be funked up a little? Let us know in the comments.

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2018 Honda CR-V Reviews and Rating

You’ll Like

  • Quick acceleration and good handling
  • Strong safety scores
  • Plenty of passenger and cargo space

You Won’t Like

  • Infotainment system needs improvement
  • Excessive wind and tire noise

New for 2018

The Honda CR-V did not receive any significant changes for the 2018 model year.

Vehicle Summary

The CR-V is Honda’s compact crossover, slotting above the subcompact HR-V and below the three-row Pilot in size and price. The CR-V has a higher starting price than the Accord sedan and Civic hatchback.


The base LX model for the 2018 Honda CR-V is powered by a 2.4-liter I-4 engine that produces 184 hp and 180 lb-ft of torque and is rated at an EPA-estimated 26/32 mpg city/highway with front-wheel drive and 25/31 mpg with all-wheel drive. The CR-V EX, EX-L, and Touring trims come standard with a 190-hp, 179-lb-ft of torque 1.5-liter turbocharged I-4 engine that delivers 28/34 mpg with front-wheel drive and 27/33 with all-wheel drive. Both engines are backed by a CVT. In Motor Trend testing, the 2017 Honda CR-V AWD Touring hit 60 mph in a respectable 7.5 seconds and stopped from 60 mph in an impressive 115 feet.

The 2018 CR-V comes standard with 17-inch wheels, automatic climate control, a 5.0-inch LCD center display screen with Bluetooth phone and streaming audio, one USB charging port, a multi-information drivers display, and a six-way manual adjustable driver’s seat. The EX model adds a power moonroof, fog lights, push-button start, heated front seats, and a 7.0-inch center display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The EX-L includes a 12-way power driver’s seat, four-way power passenger’s seat, leather upholstery and an automatic dimming rearview mirror. The top Touring model comes standard with 18-inch alloy wheels, a hands-free power liftgate with programmable height, LED headlights with auto on/off, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, and a 330-watt premium audio system. If you’re seeking bolder styling, opt for the available body side moldings and 19-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels.


The 2018 Honda CR-V received the highest overall safety rating from the NHTSA of five stars, and the crossover is considered an IIHS 2017 Top Safety Pick+. The highest award of Top Safety Pick+ was issued because the CR-V scored the highest rating of Good in all five crash test evaluations, the highest rating of Superior for front crash prevention, and scored the second highest rating of Acceptable for the headlights evaluation. The Superior rating for front crash prevention was issued because the CR-V properly warned the driver of a possible collision and avoided frontal collisions in 12- and 25-mph tests thanks to the optional Collision Mitigation Braking System found in the Honda Sensing package that is standard on the EX trim and above. The Honda Sensing package also includes Forward Collision Warning, Lane Departure Warning, Road Departure Mitigation System, Lane Keeping Assist System, and adaptive cruise control with Low-Speed Follow. Other safety features include the standard multi-angle rearview camera system, automatic high beams, rain-sensing windshield wipers, rear parking sensors, and blind-spot monitoring with Cross Traffic Monitor.

What We Think

In a First Test review of the 2017 Honda CR-V, we liked the crossover’s quick acceleration for the segment, the responsive and smooth automatic transmission, and plentiful rear seat room. The CR-V provides more cargo room than most in its class and has easy-folding second-row seats. We like the modern design of the CR-V but wished the center screen was a little larger and was canted toward the driver. We also wished the CR-V had better outward visibility; this made us appreciate the Honda Sensing package of driver assist safety features even more. “It’s not that the CR-V does everything well, but just like its predecessor, it’s good or soooo good at so many important things that it’s difficult not to appreciate the Honda. Does the CR-V have a chance at claiming the SUV of the Year title? It surely has a chance and, in the meantime, the crossover is ready to do showroom battle as it likely becomes Honda’s best-selling vehicle.”

In a two-way comparison against the Mazda CX-5, we loved just about everything the CR-V offered except the excessive wind and tire noise, a slightly frustrating user interface, and a less premium interior versus the CX-5. We concluded the comparison by saying: “Yes, the Mazda CX-5 is prettier, more luxurious, and a little more fun to drive, but the Honda CR-V is just damn good. If you want to be coldly rational, the CR-V has more space, gets better fuel economy, has more-advanced technology, and is cheaper to own. It’s also very good to drive. In the past, we lead-footed sports car lovers might have excused the Mazda’s deficiencies in exchange for its lusty driving experience. But this time, we have no hesitation in recommending the CR-V to enthusiasts as well as our automotively apathetic friends and family. It’s a narrow margin of victory, but whether your other car is a Camaro or a Corolla, if you want a compact crossover, you’ll be slightly better served by the new Honda CR-V.”

Cool Fact

The large three-row Honda Pilot offers up to 83.9 cubic feet of cargo space, which is not too much more than the CR-V’s impressive 75.8 cubic feet of cargo space.

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2018 Honda CR-V Spy Shots Redesign Interior

2018 Honda CR-V Update 02/10/2017:

The 2018 Honda CR-V has been modified, and the new model is a synonym for efficiency, refinement, and practicality. It has been at the top of the sales list in compact SUV segment, and the new version brings a lot of innovations to the table. Let’s analyze the 2018 Honda CR-V into greater detail.



Even though we are talking about the compact crossover SUV, the new CR-V looks as if some muscle elements have been added to the vehicle. Compared to its previous model it is longer, taller and wider while the FWD and AWD versions have ground clearance from 6.3 to 6.7 and between 7.8 to 8.2 inches respectively. This is great news for the people who plan to go wild with the new CR-V, which is more beautiful and more aggressive than its predecessor.

2018 Honda CR-V Interior

The 2018 Honda CR-V is a two-row vehicle which has room for five passengers, and because of the growth in size, there is more space in the cabin, which is amazing considering that the previous model was one of the most spacious in the segment. If you want to fold the rear seats, you can do so by pulling a lever and because of a 2-tier setup in the rear cargo area, the floor can either be flat or lower in case you want to prevent things from rolling inside the trunk. Starting from the EX trim, you get rear USB ports, while the seats in the CR-V offer a lot of comfort, not only for the driver but other passengers as well.



Honda offers two engine options for its 2018 crossover. The first engine is a familiar 2.4-liter I4 that can be found in the older version, but this engine can be chosen only in LX trim. The I4 unit is good for 184 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque, whereas according to EPA estimates, the fuel economy ratings for the FWD model are 26 mpg city and 32 mpg highway, while for the AWD model 25 mpg city and 31 mpg highway.

The second engine option that is under the hood of every other CR-V is a 1.5-liter turbocharged I4 which is good for 190 horses and 179 lb-ft of torque. The fuel economy of this one is slightly better with 28 mpg city and 34 mpg highway for the FWD models and 27 mpg city and 33 mpg highway for AWD versions. Both powerplants are paired with a CVT automatic transmission, while FWD is the standard setup with AWD offered as an option.

Top Features

Among all of the features and equipment which can be found in the new 2018 Honda CR-V, we have selected the two most impressive – Honda Sensing Safety Suite and Interior Space. The first one is a part of the safety equipment, and Sensing Safety Suite consists of numerous features that can save your life and it is standard starting from EX trim. These additions are collision-mitigation braking, adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist and blind-spot monitoring.

We have already said that the 2018 Honda CR-V is amazing in terms of space, but Honda is definitely the best manufacturer when it comes to adding space in small vehicles. The size of the new model has increased, resulting in 40 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seats up or almost 76 cubic feet of space if you fold the seats flat. The rear legroom is increased to 40.4 inches, allowing the passengers in the back to enjoy the ride.

Some of the standard equipment includes single-zone automatic climate control, backup camera and a 4-speaker audio system on the LX trim. The EX trim offers power driver’s seat, dual-zone climate control, push-button start, heated front seats and 7-inch-display infotainment system. The EX-L adds leather seating, and it comes with a 4-way power adjustable passenger seat and HomeLink universal garage door opener, to name a few, while the range-topping Touring has a hands-free tailgate operation LED headlights, dual chrome exhaust outlets, and a 9-speaking premium audio system.


Driving Experience

Even though Honda offers two different units for the 2018 CR-V, the difference between them is really small. The power output is similar, but the 1.5-liter unit is better when it comes to fuel efficiency. The CVT is the best option for this vehicle, and it is quite responsive while the new crossover is more dynamic in turns, but it is not the best when you put the pedal to the medal. CR-V remains comfortable commuter, and even though it has gotten bigger, it is no problem finding a parking spot in the city, whereas on the highway it is quiet and subtle.

Price and Conclusion

The starting price of the 2018 Honda CR-V is just above $25,000, but as you climb the ladder the price increases as well. Thus, the EX trim costs about $27,600, while the EX-L is roughly $5,000 more expensive than the base version. The top-shelf Touring starts at more than $33,000. Some of the main opponents of the new CR-V are Toyota RAV4, Ford Escape, and Nissan Rogue and you cannot go wrong if you pick the 2018 Honda CR-V.

2018 Honda CR-V – rumors and spy-photos are here! Prepare for launch!

With the average lifespan of a car being around five to six years, the current Honda CR-V is rapidly approaching its end of the line. A new model has been rumored for quite some time, and it seems it might be released with the Honda CR-V 2018 model. So the far company hasn’t said a word about this upcoming vehicle, but rumors suggest it will be their first crossover to be based on the new modular platform. On top of that, thanks to the introduction of the Honda HR-V, the new CR-V is expected to be larger and more expensive than before. This is both good, as it will give people more space, and bad, as it will cost more for the high-end versions of the car.

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2018 Honda CR-V Changes & Price

The new platform the car is going to use is expected to be the same as in the new Civic. This is a highly modular structure which uses aluminum and steel to create a more rigid yet lighter platform than before. In fact, the upcoming CR-V is expected to be with up to 30% to 60% more of structural rigidity. This will allow it to have improved noise, vibration and harshness levels and also to be a lot better to drive. So far the car felt like a Civic on stilts, but it seems that Honda is trying to change that. In fact, the new model is expected to drive more like a premium crossover and to offer far more luxury.

Source: automobiles.honda.com; 2016 model shown

One of the most interesting things about the upcoming 2018 Honda CR-V that has been rumored is that it will have two different versions. A five-seat model is still expected to cost right around $25,000 which is where the current model is. However, a seven seats version in base trim could be more expensive which is quite logical. This one should make use of a slightly longer wheelbase when compared to the regular model, and it should cost closer to $30,000. While the extra two seats are always nice, the larger price will get the CR-V in the same class with far greater and more powerful vehicles.

New Honda CR-V Spotted Testing

Not that long ago a car has been spied test wearing heavy camouflage and from what the photographers said, it seems this might be the upcoming Honda CR-V. However, the car’s proportions look a lot more like a model from Acura, which perfectly fits Honda’s desire of a larger car and clearly show in which direction CR-V development is going. The new vehicle will be wider, taller and longer than before.

2018 Honda CR-V spy shots; Source: autoexpress.co.uk

2018 Honda CR-V spy shots; Source: autoexpress.co.uk

Also, its looks will change dramatically to the point where the CR-V will become a true premium crossover. This design change will also happen inside the cabin. While the materials might still be in accordance with its price scheme, the CR-V should offer more room and quite a nicer driving position than before. We weren’t astonished by the comfort level that currently available model provided, but it was a decent option even if you wanted a vehicle with nice and long features list.

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Engine in Honda CR-V 2018

Even though the 2018 Honda CR-V is expected to be improved in pretty much all segments, it will have a hard time dealing with its more powerful competitors. To alleviate this problem, we think Honda’s going to take the same route as its competitors; turbocharging. We expect the base five-seat version of the car to use a new 1.5-liter turbocharged inline four units. With around 180 horsepower and the same amount of torque, the car should be as fast as the previous 2.4-liter model while being quite a bit more efficient.

Source: automobiles.honda.com; 2016 model shown

There are no official results just yet but with few tweaks and improvements it could offer up to 25% higher fuel efficiency. As an option or likely standard for the seven-seat model, a 2.0-liter turbocharged mill is also expected. This should easily provide closer to 270 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque which should allow it to compete with V6-powered cars. There is still no word on the transmission. However, rumors suggest that a nine-speed automatic as an option while a CVT might be offered as standard on the base five-seat model of the car.

Video of 2016 Honda CR-V

Till we wait for the confirmation of 2018 model take a look at the previous one, 2016 Honda CR-V.

More info about Honda CR-V at Wikipedia.org.


2018 Honda CR-V Hybrid Price Release Date Touring

Honda CR-V is a Japanese compact SUV, manufactured since 1995 and it was loosely derived from the Honda Civic. The CR-V is Honda’s mid-range utility vehicle, trying to find its place between the smaller HR-V and the larger Pilot. New CR-V model is based on the new platform that underpins the recently redesigned Honda Civic, which means styling and designs, mechanical components and engines options although some are specifically going to be redesigned for the CR-V. The new 2018 Honda CR-V grew a bit compared to the current model but that will not result in losing any style points, with the possible addition of an optional third-row seat to help bridge the gap between it and the larger Honda Pilot.

2018 Honda CR-V Changes

Exterior of the 2018 Honda CR-V is changing but in a good way, meaning that it has adopted sportier and more upscale look, a larger, more aggressive front grille along with a longer hood and a less minivan-like stance. Honda appears to have increased the front grille of the CR-V with the new generation, and the bumper is also part of the change.

The window lines remain pretty much the same, when compared to the ongoing model. The CR-V’s signature vertical taillights have undergone a slight redesign, and the headlights look like they’re taken directly from an Acura. The new Honda Civic’s modular chassis, which will also underpin the next-generation Accord, will guarantee a smooth and more dynamic ride all around. The current CR-V’s 103.1-inch wheelbase will likely grow, possibly to match the 2016 Civic sedan and we can also expect changes to its basic architecture because it will have to accommodate mechanical for the all-wheel-drive system that will  be optional for the upcoming 2018 Honda  CR-V.

Engine and specs

If we speak about engine, we can expect several options. Base LX trim is powered by four-cylinder 2.4-liter which is able to produce 184 hp and 180 lb-ft of torque. EX, EX-L, and Touring trims are powered with turbo charged direct-injected four-cylinder 1.5-liter engine which is able to produce 190 hp and 179 lb-ft of torque. As for the transmission options expect six speed manual transmission paired with these engines as well as continuously variable automatic transmission which is a more likely candidate to come as a standard in 2018 CR-V. Front wheel drive is also a standard for this vehicle and AWD will be offered as an option probably in the top trim. European version which should hit the market in 2018 will use 1,5 litter VTEC turbo petrol and will come with either six speed manual or CVT gearbox. European version will not be available with diesel option.

2018 Honda CR-V hybrid

Honda presented hybrid version of this model at the 2017 Shanghai auto show in and according to some speculation it should also be sell in the US, but this information is not yet officially confirmed.Don’t be surprised if you see it at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show in November. This hybrid CR-V is offered with a plug-in hybrid drivetrain made up of a 2.0 L gasoline-burning 4 cylinder engine , two electric motors and a lithium-ion battery pack also used in Accord Hybrid. This two motors combined will be able to produce 212 hp. This numbers will definitely give the hybrid version grate amount of power.  Speaking about design the 2018 Honda CR-V Hybrid looks the same as regular model except it posses the label hybrid on front left bumper.

The 2018 Honda CR-V Hybrid will boast a three different driving modes and those are:
  • Hybrid Drive – the combustion engine supplies power to the electric generator motor, which in turns transfers power to the electric motor;
  • EV Drive – full electric with zero emissions;
  • Engine Drive – runs primary on gasoline engine, but with an electric boost when needed.

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Indian market specs

In the India new 2018 CR-V will use 1.6-litre i-DTEC diesel engine which will be able to produce 120 PS and 300 NM of torque. It will a paired with 9-speed ‘Shift by Wire’ automatic transmission and six speed manual. Besides this diesel the car will also have 2.4-litre i-VTEC petrol engine with 173 PS and 224 Nm of torque and it should be paired with CVT.

Interior redesign

Inside, Honda assures best-in-class interior area and rear legroom, with better high quality materials and “much more intricately sewed seats”. Rear travelers obtain a volume control for the sound system, while in advance there’s the choice of a seven-inch screen running an Android operating system with sat-nav, Apple CarPlay and Android Vehicle. Myriad safety and security functions have actually provided the car a first-class ranking in US collision examinations, and also other attributes include a hands-free tailgate, operated by a wave of a foot under the rear bumper.

2018 CR-V release date and price

The 5th generation CR-V hit the market starting at $24,150 in LX trim as well as peaking in Touring semblance at $33,795. Europe version should hit the market in spring this year while Australian version hit the market in July and is offered both with five and seven seats variants. Base model VTi will start at $30,690, VTi-S  2WD coasts $33,290 while AWD can be your for $35,490. For uper trim levels you will need to pay more, so for VTi-L with 7 seats you will need to give $38,990 and the most expensive VTi-LX is priced at $44,290.The 2018 Honda CR-V Hybrid for the US market will have its world premier at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November or in Detroit in January,2018.

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2018 Honda CRV 7 Seater Launch Date, Price in India, Specifications

Going by the various speculations abounding the web space, it looks like Honda Cars India has been busy readying a slew of new models for a launch in the coming year. While are looking forward to meeting a host of new Honda Cars at Auto Expo 2018, here, in this post, we have come up with the launch and price details of the most expensive of all the upcoming Honda cars in India – the 2018 Honda CRV 7 seater variant. Yes, Honda is likely to launch a 7 seater model of the CR-V to gain from the rapidly rising sales in the premium SUV segment. The 7 seater model of Honda’s popular SUV is already on sale in Thailand, and its India launch is likely to happen sometime next year. Also See- Honda Cars at Auto Expo 2018

It’s worth a mention here that the new Honda CRV 2018 is high on safety and crash protection. It has been awarded a 5-star safety rating by the ASEAN NCAP (New Car Assessment Program for Southeast Asia). As per the crash test reports, the new Honda CR-V has received a score of 88.8 out of 100. The crash tests conducted on the SUV included frontal offset impact test and side impact along with an in-depth evaluation of all the safety features.

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So far, one of the biggest drawbacks of the CRV has been the lack of a Diesel engine option. Another negative is that until now the SUV has been a strict 5 seater. Now, however, it seems like the next generation model will have all the bases covered. It will not only offer seven-seat format but will even have a Diesel engine option. In India, the new 2018 Honda CRV 7 seater model will have two engine options- 2.4-litre i-VTEC Petrol and 1.6-litre iDTEC Diesel. The latter will even offer a 9-speed ZF automatic transmission. The new CRV will be available in both FWD (Front Wheel Drive) and All Wheel Drive (AWD) formats. While the 2.4-litre petrol engine will be carried forward from the earlier generation and will come with a CVT.

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In terms of design, the 2018 CRV 7-seater model will look much more modern and even bolder than the current car. The new SUV is based on the latest Civic’s modular platform and gets Honda’s latest design theme. Thanks to the flexible platform, the CRV will offer a four wheel drive option. On the inside, the CRV will offer three rows of seats. A 7 seater layout will boost the appeal of this car. Of course, the new CRV is dimensionally bigger than the earlier generation. Its wheelbase is as much as 41 mm longer, which helps it accommodate the third row of seats.

Among the highlights of the new CRV is its long list of features. For the first time ever, the Honda CRV will get an automatic shutter type grille that lowers the car’s aerodynamic drag by a fair margin. It will get a modern infotainment unit that will offer a 7-inch touchscreen interface and will have features like Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Mirror Link, Internal Storage and Bluetooth connectivity. Other features will include a multi-zone climate control, electric parking brake, electric tailgate and an electric sunroof.

2018 Honda CRV 7 Seater India Launch Date

Launch Date (expected) By June 2018

While the new 2018 Honda CRV 7 Seater will replace the current CRV in India, it will be positioned in the segment above. This will enable the manufacturer to also launch the HRV in India and position it in a way that there’s no price overlap between the two SUVs. The new generation of Honda’s popular SUV is likely to make its India debut at the Auto Expo 2018. Subsequently, it will go on sale in the first half of 2018. We are yet to receive an official confirmation of the launch date. However, we’ll keep you updated with all the new developments on the CRV 2018 model.

Also See – Hyundai Tucson vs Honda CR-V

2018 Honda CRV 7 Seater Price in India

Model Expected Price
Base Model Rs 25 lakh
Top Model Rs 30 lakh

Like we said, the new CRV will be positioned in a higher segment. Also, it will bring in many new features along with a higher seating capacity. There will be also a Diesel engine and a ZF-sourced 9-speed automatic gearbox for the petrol motor. All this will lead to a considerable increase in the prices of Honda’s premium SUV. We’re expecting the CRV to have a starting price of Rs 25 lakh. The fully loaded model could cost as much as Rs 30 lakh.

2018 Honda CRV 7 Seater Specifications

Engine 2.4-litre iVTEC Petrol/1.6-litre iDTEC Diesel
Max. Power 160 PS/160 PS
Peak Torque 190 Nm/300 Nm
Transmission 6-speed Manual, CVT/ 6-speed Manual, 9-speed Automatic
Drivetrain FWD and AWD

The new 2018 Honda CRV will offer two engine options – 2.4-litre Petrol and 1.6-litre Diesel. This will be the first time that Honda will offer the CRV SUV with a Diesel engine option. The new 1.6-litre iDTEC Diesel engine will come mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. There will be an option of a ZF-sourced 9-speed automatic transmission. The new 1.6-litre iDTEC Diesel engine will be locally produced at Honda’s Tapukara facility in Rajasthan. This engine will also end up powering the new Civic and the HRV. The oil burner will have a max. power of 160 PS and a peak torque of 300 Nm. It is likely to be available in both FWD and AWD formats.

On the other hand, the petrol variant will get the same 2.4-litre iVTEC engine that powers the current car. This engine outputs a max. power of 160 PS and a peak torque of 190 Nm. Transmission choices include a six-speed manual and a CVT. The Petrol engine variant will also come in both FWD and AWD formats.

2018 Honda CRV Mileage

Petrol 14 KMPL
Diesel 20 KMPL

The introduction of the Diesel engine will make the CRV a lot more economical to run. It’s expected that the oil burner will easily offer a max. fuel mileage of 20 KMPL. On the other hand, the petrol will offer a peak fuel mileage figure of 14 KMPL.

2018 Honda CRV Features

  • LED Turn Indicators
  • Electrically Adjustable Outside Rear View Mirrors
  • Tailgate Spoiler
  • Auto Shutting Front Grille
  • Rain Sensing Wipers
  • Auto Headlamps
  • Roof Rails
  • Electric Sunroof
  • LED DRLs
  • LED Taillights
  • Cruise Control
  • Multi Zone Climate Control
  • Multi-functional Steering Wheel
  • Keyless Entry
  • Push Button Start
  • Electric Taillgate
  • LCD Multi Information Display
  • Touchscreen Infotainment System
  • Satellite Nav
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Mirror Link
  • Bluetooth connectivity

Safety Features – The Honda CRV 2018 is high on safety features. It offers-

  • ABS
  • EBD
  • 6 Airbags
  • Emergency Stop Signal
  • Hill Start Assist
  • Electric Parking BRake
  • Vehicle Stability Assist
  • Tyre-tronics

2018 Honda CRV Rivals

In India, the new CRV 2018 will go on to rival a host of SUVs like-

2018 Honda CRV Dimensions

Length 4,596 mm
Width 1,855 mm
Height 1,679 mm
Wheelbase 2,660 mm
Ground Clearance 198 mm
Max. Boot Space 967-litres

Underpinned by the latest Civic’s modular platform, the new generation CRV has grown in size. It is now as much as 4,596 mm long, 1,855 mm wide and stands 1,679 mm tall. It has a wheelbase of 2,660 mm, which is 41 mm longer than before. The new gen SUV has a ground clearance of 198 mm. With all the three rows of seats in place, the SUV offers a boot space of 150-litres. However, it can be boosted to 472-litres by folding the third-row of seats. It can be further increased to 967-litres by folding the second-row as well.

2018 Honda CRV – Exterior Design Review

While the design of the new CRV 2018 builds on the current SUV’s profile, it has got larger in dimensions. This has helped the manufacturer to offer a third row of seats. At the front-end, the 2018 Honda CRV 7 seater model gets a really sharp nose that is characterized by the sleek headlamps and tasteful usage of chrome. The side profile, especially the window line, bears some resemblance to the outgoing model. At the back, the new 2017 CRV features high mounted L-shaped stop lamps that get LED detailing. Honda has been generous with the usage of chrome all around the SUV. The front bumper, side skirts, window area, and the rear, all feature chrome highlights. It also features dual tone alloys, black body cladding and roof rails that add to the crossover/SUV look.

2017 Honda CRV India – Interior Design Review

The insides feel plusher and boast higher levels of sophistication too. Like the current CR-V, the gear stick is mounted on the dashboard and not between the driver and co-passenger seat. The steering wheel looks quite similar to that of the new Honda Civic. Behind the steering wheel, there is an all-digital instrument console, which could be customisable. There is a 7 inch touchscreen that controls the infotainment system on offer as well. Depending on the market, the dashboard will get either an all black treatment or a black beige combination. To add to the premium feel, the dashboard also features wood inserts. Like the Honda CR-V for Thailand, the one that comes to India will also feature a 5+2 seating layout.

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