2018 Honda CR-V

Pros: Generous cargo space; spacious back seat; comfortable ride; nicely finished cabin

Cons: Minor turbo lag with new 1.5-liter engine; no stand-alone factory options means stepping up to expensive high-end models to get desired features

CG Says: After its redesign last year, the Honda CR-V is unchanged for 2018. CR-V is a compact crossover SUV. The base LX model has a 184-horsepower 2.4-liter four-cylinder. All other models have a 190-hp turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine. Both engines are mated to a CVT automatic transmission, and all models are available with front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. Available features include remote engine start, rain-sensing wipers, a hands-free power liftgate, dual-zone automatic climate controls, LED headlights with automatic high-beam, adaptive cruise control, keyless entry and starting, and a 180-degree rear camera. Available safety features include rear cross-traffic alert, blind-spot alert, driver-attention monitor, forward-collision warning and mitigation, and lane-keep assist. The CR-V’s well-executed redesign brought welcome improvements in passenger and cargo space, several desirable new features, and impressive all-around refinement. In terms of both handling and acceleration, the CR-V isn’t as sporty as some compact-crossover competitors, but it’s still one of the best in its class.

The Facts
Class Compact SUV
Body Style(s) 4-door wagon
Passenger Count 5
Drive Wheels front-wheel drive, all-wheel drive
Manufacturer Honda
Nation of Manufacture USA, Canada
Base Prices LX: $25,090
AWD LX: $26,490
EX: $27,890
AWD EX: $29,290
EX-L: $30,390
AWD EX-L: $31,790
Touring: $33,590
AWD Touring: $34,990

Base Engine
2.4-liter 4-cylinder (LX)
Horsepower
185
Std. Transmission
CVT
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
25-26
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
31-32

Optional Engine
turbocharged 1.5-liter 4-cylinder (EX, EX-L, Touring)
Horsepower
190
Std. Transmission
CVT
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
27-28
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
33-34

2017 Honda CR-V
2018 Honda CR-V
NHTSA Ratings
Overall - 5
100%

(5 is the highest rating)

Front Crash - 5
100%
Side Crash - 5
100%
Rollover - 4
80%

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