2019 Honda CR-V: Award winning SUV offers more for families.


By Autoreviewman

The Honda CR-V is a mid-sized CUV that has won a multitude of Canadian and American awards over the years. It was the 2018 Motor Trend SUV of the Year for one thing.  And it is not hard to see why given its comprehensive features, ease of ownership, reliability, comfort and family orientated versatility. All Honda CR-Vs are now fitted with a turbocharged 1.5 liter four cylinder engines that is more powerful than the old 2.4L. Output is up with 190hp with 179 lb-ft of torque mated to a CVT transmission. Note; there is no V6 engined version of the CRV.

In terms of trim lines, the CR-V range starts with the LX 2WD at $27, 490 – with features such as Apple CarPlay, Remote Engine Start, Heated Front seats, Proximity Key with Pushbutton Start, Homelink, and Tilt and tele steering wheel with controls and Rear Heater Ducts.  The top –of the line Ex-L  Touring version priced at $38,890  offers a hands free tailgate with programmable height, blind spot information with rear cross traffic alerts system,  Ambient Lighting, 9 Speaker, 331 watt Premium Audio, Dual Exhaust With Chrome Finisher, Roof Rails, 7 inch display audio with satellite nav and bilingual voice recognitions, HD Radio and Panoramic sunroof.

Safety is high with Honda’s Sensing suite of driver assist technology, comprising of: automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, and a road departure mitigation system, Blind-spot monitoring with cross-traffic alert, and automatic high beam.

The Honda CR-V offers a great interior, The CR-V’s cabin is finished in high-quality materials. In addition to leather seats on the higher models – panels and trim are livened up with metal trim, nicely textured plastics and raised stitching on the dash. It is all done very nicely. Meanwhile, the high driving position and comfortable seats offer good long distance travel.   Fuel economy is at the top of the class with the CR-V offering a claimed fuel economy for FWD models at 8.4L/100km in the city, 7.0 on the highway. The AWD models deliver about 8.7 city, 7.2 highway on regular fuel.   Highly recommended as an excellent family Crossover Utility vehicle, with plenty of comfort and  practicality, The CRV is still a great family friendly CUV. Highly recommended.

 2019 Honda CR-V Priced from $27,490

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