The 2018 Honda CR-V remains the crossover SUV for those looking for reliability, accessibility, safety and simplicity. Pre-packaged equipment levels save you from having to choose many functions. The EX and higher models offer advanced safety features such as collision mitigation braking and the assistance needed to maintain the track. If you’re looking to get off the road or towing over 1,500 pounds, you’d better ride a Jeep Cherokee equipped with a V6 engine. If you’re looking for awesome maneuverability, the Mazda CX 5 or Ford Escape is a better option, while the Toyota RAV4 offers its driver assistance features as standard equipment in every version.
While still undeniably a 2018 Honda CR-V, the latest version of Honda’s small SUV seems to have hit the gym, with a long, wide position and more aggressive wheel designs. The ground clearance is 7.8 inches respectable for front wheel drive (FWD) and 8.2 inch AWD models. This is very good news for 2018 Honda CR-V owners, who will face snow and other adverse weather conditions. In our opinion, the last model is exactly what the 2018 Honda CR-V needed: it seems less bulbous at the back, more substantial and a little more resilient in general.
As mentioned before, the interior space for the 2018 Honda CR-V only improved for 2 rows and 5 passengers, a feat all the more impressive as the previous generation was already one of the most spacious in its class. In addition to its growth, the space of this Honda SUV is easier to use 60/40 split rear seats fold by simply pulling a lever. The rear cargo area has a 2 level configuration in which the floor can be flat or lower to protect the objects. EX models and higher models have a pair of back USB ports that are useful for mobile devices to work. At the front is the familiar and enviable sitting position of the CR-V, comfortable and offering a good view to the outside.
The current model of the car has a 2.4 liter naturally aspirated 4 liter engine that should be shut down. Instead, we could see the same turbocharged 4 liter and 1.5 liter gasoline engine as in the new Civic. In his little brother, the engine currently generates 174 horsepower, which is lower than the current 2018 Honda CR-V of 185 horsepower. However, the engine could be adjusted properly to provide lower torque and possibly more power. In addition, although a manual is available in the Civic, the 2018 Honda CR-V will probably only be offered with a continuously variable gearbox preferred by its regular buyers. Other engine options include Honda’s new 2 liter turbocharger, which should be in the Civic Si with about 230 horsepower. This engine could be offered with the seven seat version of the 2018 Honda CR-V that could work with more power and torque.
As before, the new 2018 Honda CR-V will likely cost between $ 25,000 and $ 35,000 for a high-end version. However, almost everything else should change and the car will probably become what has always been supposed to be a true premium compact crossover. We can expect a new CR-V model available on the market in late 2017 or early 2018.