2018 Honda CR-V
The 2018 Honda CR-V compact-crossover SUV still offers the features, size, excellent reliability, and fuel economy that buyers expect from Honda. The market for small SUVs is now crushing sales of small and midsize sedans, and the CR-V offers 5-passenger seating, versatile and roomy cargo bay which provides more ground clearance than the average car with an all-wheel-drive option. It has better resale value than a Ford Escape, more interior room than a Toyota RAV4, and more power than the Nissan Rogue.
How Does the 2018 Honda CR-V Drive?
The Honda CR-V is an easy-driving vehicle. When driving, the vehicle stays balanced when doing turns, and the suspension nicely absorbs dips and bumps in the road. The Honda CR-V has a tight turning radius, which makes it easy to park, and the steering is responsive. The vehicle’s brakes have excellent stopping power, as well.
The CR-V has two available engine options. There is a standard 2.4-liter four-cylinder scoots the Honda around town confidently, providing sufficient power for passing other vehicles and getting up to highway speeds. The available 1.5-liter turbocharged engine is competent at higher speeds, and it offers a bit more punch for city driving on low-speed.
Both engines available are paired with a refined continuously variable automatic transmission. Unlike some other CVTs, this transmission feels responsive. The engine doesn’t make drone noisily under hard acceleration.
The CR-V can grasp deep snow and unpaved roads with little issue, thanks to the 8.2-inches of ground clearance and the available all-wheel-drive system. The base engine is a 2.4-liter four-cylinder with 184 horsepower and 180 pound-feet of torque. An available engine is the turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder with 190 horsepower and 179 pound-feet of torque.
The standard drivetrain is front-wheel-drive, and there is an available all-wheel drive. Transmission is a CVT (continuously variable automatic). Does the 2018 Honda CR-V Get Good Gas Mileage? Yes, the CR-V gets an excellent fuel economy for a compact SUV. It gets up to 28 MPG in the city and 34 MPG on the highway.
2018 Honda CR-V Interior
The 2018 CR-V has a 5-passenger interior space which has only improved with time– the impressive feature in the previous generation was already among the most spacious in its class. In addition to its growth, the Honda SUVs space is more comfortable to use. The cargo area in the vehicle has a 2-tier setup in which the floor can be flat, and there is a 60/40-split rear seat which folds out with a simple pull of a lever.
The EX and above models have a pair of useful rear USB ports to keep mobile devices juiced. Upfront is the CR-V’s familiar and enviable seating position that is comfortable. It also provides an excellent view out.
2018 Honda CR-V Exterior
The latest version out of the Honda’s small SUV has a long, wide stance and a more aggressive wheel design. The ground clearance has 7.8 inches for front-wheel-drive (FWD) models. There are 8.2 inches for all-wheel drive (AWD) models.
2018 Honda CR-V Features
The CR-V comes with two different infotainment systems. The display system on the base LX trim is a 5-inch, and it has knobs and buttons on each side of the screen. The layout is straightforward to use while driving.
All other trims come with a HondaLink 7-inch touch screen. The vehicles have Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, which allow users to integrate their smartphone apps with the display. These models also have additional USB ports, which ensures enough space to plug in all devices.
The standard infotainment features a 5-inch audio display screen. It also includes a four-speaker stereo, Bluetooth, and a USB port. Also, other standard features are remote keyless entry and two 12-volt power outlets.
The available infotainment features a 7-inch touch screen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, a navigation system, two additional USB ports, and satellite radio. It has an HD Radio and a sound system with six, eight, or nine speakers. Other features available is dual-zone automatic climate control, proximity keyless entry, push-button start, remote start, a moonroof, and a security system.
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