Honda’s all-new CR-V compact SUV makes its local debut at this week’s Australian International Motor Show in Sydney.
The fourth-generation Honda CR-V kicks off at $27,490 for the two-wheel-drive VTi (manual) and goes to $42,290 for the range-topping VTi-L automatic. Mid-grade is the VTi-S (automatic only which carries a $36,290 tag.
Two-wheel-drive models are powered by Honda’s 2.0-litre i-VTEC engine with 114kW/190Nm on-tap while the four-wheel-drive variants employ a 2.4-litre powerplant with 140kW/222Nm. Like others in this segment, Honda has realized school run mums prefer optimized fuel consumption over 4WD ability and the combined cycle rating for the all-new CR-V two-wheel-drive is as low as 7.7l/100kms.
Currently no sign of a diesel-powered Honda CR-V.
The current model Honda CR-V is a Car Showroom favourite in this segment and one of the things we like is its looks. Well Honda has upped the ante (or should that be drawing boards?) and delivered a fresh, new look for the all-new CR-V which – in the Honda way – is a little evolutionary of the predecessor.
Specification levels are impressive and underwrite the great value-for-money of the all-new Honda CR-V.
Entry-level VTi runs 17-inch alloy wheels, cruise control and a reversing camera amongst its standard features and you can add satellite navigation as an option. Range-topping VTi-L misses little and includes HID headlights with active cornering, an electric sunroof, leather/power seats and 18-inch alloy wheels.