We have already talked about the Honda CR-V at length, especially the redesigned 2018 model. Now, let’s have a look at what some journalists had to say in their recent reviews. There’s definitely a lot to love about the new 2018 Honda CR-V.
In a First Test review of the 2017 Honda CR-V, we liked the crossover’s quick acceleration for the segment, the responsive and smooth automatic transmission, and plentiful rear seat room. The CR-V provides more cargo room than most in its class and has easy-folding second-row seats. “It’s not that the CR-V does everything well, but just like its predecessor, it’s good or soooo good at so many important things that it’s difficult not to appreciate the Honda. Does the CR-V have a chance at claiming the SUV of the Year title? It surely has a chance and, in the meantime, the crossover is ready to do showroom battle as it likely becomes Honda’s best-selling vehicle.” – Motortrend.com
Honda has redesigned its segment's best seller CR-V, and the result is better fuel economy, improved safety, sharper handling, and an upgraded interior. The CR-V is small enough to navigate through tight parking lots, yet roomy enough inside to comfortably fit five adults – Consumer Reports
Regardless of engine, the CR-V handles well with direct, light steering, and its suspension soaks up rutted pavement quite well. Sure, it lacks the athletic feel of the Mazda CX-5, but the CR-V’s nimble feel and highway stability make it a match for just about any kind of routine driving
However, all CR-Vs are comfortable inside with nice materials and plenty of room for four average-sized adults. Even the middle seat in the second row is acceptable as long as you’re not transporting a trio of linebackers to practice. The CR-V’s cargo area boasts a usefully low liftover height and minimal intrusions from the wheel wells, but Honda has chosen not to follow some competitors by squeezing a third row back there. We think that’s just fine, since the larger Honda Pilot does that much better – The Car Connection
Out on the road, the CR-V is just as comfortable and easy to drive as it is practical. The suspension damping is smooth and compliant, yet taut enough for controlled body motions through corners. Road noise and vibration are nicely supressed as well. Whether its grueling long highway runs or maneuvering through tight city streets, the CR-V accomplishes the task with ease.
The drivetrain consists of a 1.5L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine matched to a CVT automatic transmission. The engine produces 190 horsepower and 179 lb-ft of torque on regular fuel, which is enough to put the CR-V on the quicker end of its class. In terms of fuel economy, I averaged 9.0L/100km in mixed city and highway driving, which is a cut above most competitors as well. Some have expressed concerns over the move towards more complicated CVT and turbocharging technology. Given the drivetrain’s strong performance and Honda’s reputation for long-term reliability, I’d consider it a non-issue – Car Help
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