2018 Honda CR-V: Used Car of the Week

October 28th, 2019 by

When it comes to compact SUV, the 2018 Honda CR-V ranks near the top. The 2018 CR-V has the quality interior that buyers are looking for, spacious cargo space and it has high safety scores. If shopping for a used compact SUV, the Honda CR-V is a great option. 

Performance:

The Honda CR-V gives comfort to both driver and passengers. When taking turns, the car stays balanced, and the suspension absorbs the bumps and dips of the road rather nicely. The steering of the CR-V is responsive, and the CR-V is comfortable to maneuver thanks to the tight turning radius.     

The 2018 CR-V has two engine options. The standard engine is a 2.4-liter four-cylinder, which allows for the vehicle to drive around town confidently, as it provides enough power for highway travel. The available 1.5-liter turbocharged engine is just as competent. The CR-V comes standard with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 184 horsepower and the optional turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder produces 190 horsepower. 

Both engines have a continuously variable automatic transmission. The transmission feels responsive, and it doesn’t cause the engine to drone underpressure. Although CR-V isn’t known for being an off-road vehicle, it can handle unpaved roads as it has 8.2-inches of ground clearance and the available all-wheel-drive system.  

Exterior:

The Honda CR-V has a long, wide-stance and more aggressive wheel design for 2018. The ground clearance has a respectable 8.2 inches for the front-wheel-drive models (FWD), and for the all-wheel-drive (AWD), it has 8.2-inches. The latest design of the CR-V is precisely what it needed, making it look less bulging in the rear, and it seems like it has a more substantial and slightly more robust in general. 

Interior:

The 2018 CR-Vs have 2-rows of seating, which seats 5-passengers, which has only improved the vehicle. Having more space is impressive to have as the previous generation was already known for being the most spacious in its class. For 2018, the CR-V has 39.2 cubic feet of cargo space behind the back seat and it has 75.8 cubic feet with the seat folded, according to cars.usnews.

There are 60/40-split rear seats which fold with a pull of a lever. There is also the rear cargo area, which has a 2-tier setup, setting up the floor to be flat or to be set lower to keep the objects secure. The seating upfront provides a good view and a comfortable space.

Technology:

The CR-V has two available infotainment systems. The base LX has a 5-inch infotainment display with buttons and knobs which are at each side of the screen. The layout of the system is straightforward to use while driving.   

The other trims come equipped with the HondaLink 7-inch touch screen. The vehicle supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, allowing users to integrate the smartphone of their choice with the display. The CR-V models also benefit from the additional USB ports, which means teens won’t have to fight as there will be enough space to plug in all of the devices in the vehicle. 

Available features are the dual-zone automatic climate control and proximity keyless entry. There is also a remote start, and push-button start. There’s also a moonroof, a transparent, tinted, sliding glass panel, and it comes with a security system. 

Safety:

The standard advanced safety feature on the Honda CR-V is a rearview camera. Available advanced safety features are lane keep assist, lane departure warning, and automatic high-beam headlights. There are also blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, and adaptive cruise control.     

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