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2018 Honda Cr-v
Select a Different Model (10 Available): EX 2WD
Fair Market Price $ 27909
MPG (EPA) 28 CTY /34 HWY
Cargo (Std/Max) 39/76 cu.ft.
Seating (Std/Max) 5/5
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2018 Honda CR-V MODEL OVERVIEW

You'll Like

  • Quick acceleration and good handling
  • Strong safety scores
  • Plenty of passenger and cargo space

You Won't Like

  • Infotainment system needs improvement
  • Excessive wind and tire noise

New for 2018

The Honda CR-V did not receive any significant changes for the 2018 model year.

Vehicle Summary

The CR-V is Honda's compact crossover, slotting above the subcompact HR-V and below the three-row Pilot in size and price. The CR-V has a higher starting price than the Accord sedan and Civic hatchback.

Overview

The base LX model for the 2018 Honda CR-V is powered by a 2.4-liter I-4 engine that produces 184 hp and 180 lb-ft of torque and is rated at an EPA-estimated 26/32 mpg city/highway with front-wheel drive and 25/31 mpg with all-wheel drive. The CR-V EX, EX-L, and Touring trims come standard with a 190-hp, 179-lb-ft of torque 1.5-liter turbocharged I-4 engine that delivers 28/34 mpg with front-wheel drive and 27/33 with all-wheel drive. Both engines are backed by a CVT. In Motor Trend testing, the 2017 Honda CR-V AWD Touring hit 60 mph in a respectable 7.5 seconds and stopped from 60 mph in an impressive 115 feet.

The 2018 CR-V comes standard with 17-inch wheels, automatic climate control, a 5.0-inch LCD center display screen with Bluetooth phone and streaming audio, one USB charging port, a multi-information drivers display, and a six-way manual adjustable driver's seat. The EX model adds a power moonroof, fog lights, push-button start, heated front seats, and a 7.0-inch center display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The EX-L includes a 12-way power driver's seat, four-way power passenger's seat, leather upholstery and an automatic dimming rearview mirror. The top Touring model comes standard with 18-inch alloy wheels, a hands-free power liftgate with programmable height, LED headlights with auto on/off, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, and a 330-watt premium audio system. If you're seeking bolder styling, opt for the available body side moldings and 19-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels.

Safety

The 2018 Honda CR-V received the highest overall safety rating from the NHTSA of five stars, and the crossover is considered an IIHS 2017 Top Safety Pick+. The highest award of Top Safety Pick+ was issued because the CR-V scored the highest rating of Good in all five crash test evaluations, the highest rating of Superior for front crash prevention, and scored the second highest rating of Acceptable for the headlights evaluation. The Superior rating for front crash prevention was issued because the CR-V properly warned the driver of a possible collision and avoided frontal collisions in 12- and 25-mph tests thanks to the optional Collision Mitigation Braking System found in the Honda Sensing package that is standard on the EX trim and above. The Honda Sensing package also includes Forward Collision Warning, Lane Departure Warning, Road Departure Mitigation System, Lane Keeping Assist System, and adaptive cruise control with Low-Speed Follow. Other safety features include the standard multi-angle rearview camera system, automatic high beams, rain-sensing windshield wipers, rear parking sensors, and blind-spot monitoring with Cross Traffic Monitor.

What We Think

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. We like the modern design of the CR-V but wished the center screen was a little larger and was canted toward the driver. We also wished the CR-V had better outward visibility; this made us appreciate the Honda Sensing package of driver assist safety features even more. "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."

In a two-way comparison against the Mazda CX-5, we loved just about everything the CR-V offered except the excessive wind and tire noise, a slightly frustrating user interface, and a less premium interior versus the CX-5. We concluded the comparison by saying: "Yes, the Mazda CX-5 is prettier, more luxurious, and a little more fun to drive, but the Honda CR-V is just damn good. If you want to be coldly rational, the CR-V has more space, gets better fuel economy, has more-advanced technology, and is cheaper to own. It's also very good to drive. In the past, we lead-footed sports car lovers might have excused the Mazda's deficiencies in exchange for its lusty driving experience. But this time, we have no hesitation in recommending the CR-V to enthusiasts as well as our automotively apathetic friends and family. It's a narrow margin of victory, but whether your other car is a Camaro or a Corolla, if you want a compact crossover, you'll be slightly better served by the new Honda CR-V."

Cool Fact

The large three-row Honda Pilot offers up to 83.9 cubic feet of cargo space, which is not too much more than the CR-V's impressive 75.8 cubic feet of cargo space.

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2018 HONDA CR-V SPECIFICATIONS
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FEATURES
WARRANTY/RECALL
SAFETY
REBATES
Engine Name
Engine: 4-Cyl Turbo 1.5 Liter Earth Dreams Technology™
Transmission Name
Transmission, Continuously Variable Automatic Mode Select
Trim
EX 2WD
Class
Mid-Size Utility
Horsepower
190@5600
Standard MPG
28/34
Body Style
SUV/Crossover
Drivetrain
FWD
Fuel Type
Unleaded Regular
Seating Capacity
5/5
Package Invoice Retail

Engine: 4-Cyl Turbo 1.5 Liter Earth Dreams Technology™

Std Std

Transmission, Continuously Variable Automatic Mode Select

Std Std

Exterior Color, Obsidian Blue Pearl

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Dark Olive Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Gunmetal Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Molten Lava Pearl

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, White Diamond Pearl

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Crystal Black Pearl

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Modern Steel Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Lunar Silver Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Basque Red Pearl II

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Sandstorm Metallic

N/C N/C

Brake Assist System

Std Std

Brakes, 4 Wheel Disc w/ABS

Std Std

Electronic Brake Distribution

Std Std

Hand Brake, Electronic

Std Std

Air Conditioning: Dual-Zone Climate Control

Std Std

Apps Control

Std Std

Bluetooth®

Std Std

Roof Box - Short (Dealer)

Opt $498

Built-In Apps

Std Std

Cargo Hooks

Std Std

Cargo Tray (Dealer)

Opt $114

Connection To External Entertainment Devices

Std Std

Cruise/Speed Control, Adaptive

Std Std

Cup Holders, Front and Rear

Std Std

Engine Start Button

Std Std

Entertainment Display Screen

Std Std

Interior Illumination (Dealer)

Opt $125

Internet Connection

Std Std

Navigaion Via Mobile Phone

Std Std

Cargo Net (Dealer)

Opt $50

Power Locks, With Passive Access (Card Key)

Std Std

Power Windows

Std Std

Remote Engine Starter

Std Std

Secondary Ventilation Controls

Std Std

Ski Attachment (Dealer)

Opt $140

Smart Card/Key

Std Std

Telematics

Std Std

Text To Speech / Speech To Text

Std Std

Trip Computer

Std Std

Trunk/Hatch Release, Remote

Std Std

Ventilation System

Std Std

Voice Activating System, Handsfreelink, with Phone

Std Std

Wi-Fi Network

Std Std

Multi-Function Display Screen, 7.0-Inch

Std Std

Power Outlet, 12v: Front(2)

Std Std

Axle Ratio, 5.640

Std Std

Compass

Std Std

Driver Modes: Engine Mapping

Std Std

External Temperature

Std Std

Fuel Tank, 14.0 Gallon

Std Std

Traction Control, Electronic

Std Std

Drive: Front-Wheel Drive

Std Std

Bike Attachment - Roof Mount (Dealer)

Opt $188

Body Side Molding (Dealer)

Opt $225

Bumpers, Front Body-Colored and Rear Black

Std Std

Chrome/Bright Trim, Window Surround

Std Std

Door Edge Guards (Dealer)

Opt $99

Door Handles (Exterior), Body Color

Std Std

Door Sill Trim - Illuminated (Dealer)

Opt $290

Fender Accent Trim (Dealer)

Opt $105

Front Fender Emblem (Dealer)

Opt $105

Running Boards (Dealer)

Opt $549

Kayak Attachment (Dealer)

Opt $175

Mud Flaps

CONTAINED IN: [SGS] Splash Guard Set (Dealer)
Std Std

Privacy Glass

Std Std

Rear Bumper Protector (Dealer)

Opt $110

Rear Panel Protectors (Dealer)

Opt $90

Roof Rails (Dealer)

Opt $399

Sport Bumper - Front (Dealer)

NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [SGS] Splash Guard Set (Dealer)
Opt $439

Sport Bumper - Rear (Dealer)

NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [SGS] Splash Guard Set (Dealer)
Opt $439

Sport Exhaust Finisher (Dealer)

Opt $158

Splash Guard Set (Dealer)

INCLUDES: Mud Flaps NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [SBF] Sport Bumper - Front (Dealer); [SBR] Sport Bumper - Rear (Dealer)
Opt $104

Snowboard Attachment (Dealer)

Opt $146

Spoiler, Roof

Std Std

Sunroof, Glass Power

Std Std

Surfboard Attachment (Dealer)

Opt $79

Window, Rear

Std Std

Windows, 3rd Row

Std Std

Windows, Rear Side

Std Std

Crossbars (Dealer)

Opt $249

Rear Door, Lifting Gate

Std Std

Doors, Front-Hinged Front and Rear

Std Std

Armrest, Front Seat Center

Std Std

All-Season Floor Mats - High Wall (Blue Logo) (Dealer)

Opt $179

All-Season Floor Mats - High Wall (Black) (Dealer)

Opt $169

Cargo Area Cover (/Rear Parcel Shelf)

Std Std

Console

Std Std

Door Visors (Dealer)

Opt $184

Floor Covering, Carpet In Passenger And Load Area

Std Std

Floor Mats

Std Std

Heated Steering Wheel (Dealer)

Opt $433

Interior Panel Trim (Dealer)

Opt $299

Light, Cargo Area

Std Std

Luxury Trim, Alloy Look On Doors And Instrument Panel

Std Std

Steering Wheel: Tilt Telescoping Steering Wheel

Std Std

Vanity Mirror: Illuminated Driver And Passenger Vanity Mirror

Std Std

Reading Lights, Front

Std Std

LED Lights: Daytime Running Lights, Side Indicator

Std Std

Body-Color Heated Driver And Passenger Power Door Mirrors With Turn Signals

Std Std

Expanded View Mirror (Dealer)

Opt $31

Rear View Mirror

Std Std

Cargo Liner (Dealer)

Opt $199

Cargo Organizer (Dealer)

Opt $78

Electronic Noise Reduction

Std Std

Hood Air Deflector (Dealer)

Opt $169

Moonroof Visor (Dealer)

Opt $152

Seat Covers - Rear (Dealer)

Opt $239

Tent (Dealer)

Opt $382

Paint, Pearl

Std Std

Airbag, Front

Std Std

Airbag, Side Curtain

Std Std

Airbag, Side

Std Std

Airbags, 6

Std Std

Back-Up Sensors (Dealer)

Opt $528

Collision Warning System, Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (Cmbs™)

Std Std

First-Aid Kit (Dealer)

Opt $30

Front Fog Lights

Std Std

Head Restraints

Std Std

Headlight Control, Dusk Sensor

Std Std

Headlights, Halogen

Std Std

Hill Holder

Std Std

Isofix Preparation

Std Std

Lane Departure Warning System

Std Std

Lights, Daytime Running

Std Std

Low Tire Pressure Indicator

Std Std

Overtaking Sensor, Blind Spot Information (BSI)

Std Std

Parking Assistance

Std Std

Parking Distance Sensors, Multi-Angle Rear View Camera with Dynamic Guidelines Camera

Std Std

Passenger Assist Handles

Std Std

Seatbelts, Front

Std Std

Seatbelts, Rear

Std Std

Theft Deterrent System

Std Std

Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®)

Std Std

Windshield Wipers, Automatic Intermittent

Std Std

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Cross Traffic Monitor Radar

Std Std

Driver Seat, 12-Way Power Heated Bucket; Passenger Seat, Heated Bucket

Std Std

Rear Seats, Bench Split Folding

Std Std

Seat Upholstery, Cloth

Std Std

Seating, 5

Std Std

Seat Upholstery/Color, Black Cloth

N/C N/C

Seat Upholstery/Color, Gray Cloth

N/C N/C

Seat Upholstery/Color, Ivory Cloth

N/C N/C

Audio System, Display Audio AM/FM Radio, Satellite Radio with Color Touch Screen

Std Std

Remote Audio Controls

Std Std

Six Speakers

Std Std

Power Steering

Std Std

Suspension, Front Strut/Rear Multi-Link w/ Coil Springs

Std Std

Spare Tire, Limited Use w/Steel Rim

Std Std

Tires, P235/60HR18 All Season BSW

Std Std

Wheels, 19" Diamond-Cut Alloy with Tires (Dealer)

Opt $2265

Wheels, 18" Alloy

Std Std

Wheels, Single Rear

Std Std

Wheel Locks (Dealer)

Opt $56
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Corrosion Warranty Miles
unlimited
Maintenance Warranty Months
none
Corrosion Warranty Months
60
Powertrain Warranty Miles
60000
Full Warranty Miles
36000
Powertrain Warranty Months
60
Full Warranty Months
36
Roadside Assistance Miles
36000
Maintenance Warranty Miles
none
Roadside Assistance Months
36
IIHS Best Pick
1
NHTSA Rating Front Driver
5
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
Good
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
5
IIHS Front Small Overlap
Good
NHTSA Rating Front Side
5
IIHS Overall Side Crash
Good
NHTSA Rating Overall
5
IIHS Rear Crash
Good
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
5
IIHS Roof Strength
Good
NHTSA Rating Rollover
4
Amount Description Expiry Date
$500 Honda announces a College Graduate Down Payment Assistance Bonus when leased or financed through HFS. 03-31-2020
$500 Honda announces a Military Appreciation Bonus when leased or financed through HFS. 03-31-2020