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Honda CR-V SUV Review – Strong diesel engine powered stylish compact suv

The Honda CR-V is a a small crossover SUV, manufactured by Honda. The first-generation model of the Honda CR-V was made from 1995 to 2001. The Honda CR-V has seen its four generation in India. The SUV, in point of fact, has been among the top-selling Honda cars in India. The company introduced the fourth-generation of the Honda CR-V in the year of 2013 with significant exterior and interior updates.

The SUV was revised in the year of 2015 and, now, it looks more aggressive and sportier than its predecessor. The price of the fourth-generation model of the Honda CR-V starts from Rs 21.90 lakh and goes up to Rs 25.97 lakh. The prices are Ex-showroom, New Delhi. 

The closest rivals of the Honda CR-V are the Toyota RAV4 and the Ford Escape. In addition to these rivals, the SUV competes with the Nissan Rogue, Subaru Forester, Chevrolet Equinox, Mitsubishi Outlander, Buick Encore, Hyundai Tucson, Mazda CX 5, GMC Terrain Subaru Forester, Hyundai Santa Fe Sport and Volkswagen Tiguan.


Honda CRV's 2.0 litre engine comes with 6-speed manual transmission gear box

The Honda CR-V comes with 2.0 -litre i- VTEC and 2.4 -litre i- VTEC petrol engine options. The 2.0-litre, 1997 cc, SOHC, i-VTEC engine produces a maximum power of 153.9 bhp at 6500 rpm with a peak torque of 190 Nm at 4300 rpm. The engine is coupled with a 6-speed manual transmission gear box. On the other hand, the 2.4-litre, 2354 cc, DOHC i-VTEC engine churns out a maximum power output of 187.4 bhp at 7000 rpm with a peak torque of 226 Nm at 4400 rpm. This engine is mated to a five speed automatic transmission gear box.

In terms of mileage, the Honda CR-V is capable of delivering a mileage of 13.7 Kmpl on highways whereas within the city it delivers a fuel economy of around 10.9 Kmpl. Besides, the Honda CR-V accommodates a 58 litre of fuel tank. 

As far as acceleration is concerned, the Honda CR-V achieves the 0 – 100 Kmph speed barrier in just 10 seconds with a maximum speed of 195 Kmph approximately.


CRV has car has 170 mm of ground clearance and 2620 mm of wheelbase

The Honda CR-V looks masculine and aggressive. The front end of the car gets a new chrome grill and the swept back HID headlamps with washer whereas, the side profile of the car features dual tone theme, chrome surround windows, 17-inches alloys wheels, pronounced wheel arches and a new shark fin antenna and, at the same time, the rear end of the car features a 3-D tail lamp, triangular quarter glass and wide windshield with a defogger and an intermittent wiper. Besides, the Honda CR-V is crafted with fog front lights and has adjustable power exterior view rear mirror.

In addition, the Honda CR-V measures 4545 mm in length, 1820 mm in width and 1685 mm in height. Besides, the car has 170 mm of ground clearance and 2620 mm of wheelbase. The Honda CR-V comes with a choice of 5 colours- Carnelian Red Pearl, Alabaster Silver Metallic, Taffeta White, Urban Titanium Metallic and Sparking Brown Metallic.


The 5 seater Honda CRV has 490 litre of boot space

The Honda CR-V comes with a smooth and stylish dashboard which is fitted with plenty of features such as a 7-inch touch screen, three spoke steering wheel, a seven-speaker audio system, navigation, Bluetooth, HD Radio, satellite Radio, USB port, push-button start, a large glove box with cooling effect and an adaptive cruise control. The driver seat is 8-way electronically adjustable along with lumbar support. Besides, the car has a decent air conditioner that controls the environment as per the passengers’ requirement.

The leather trimmed seats of the Honda CR-V offer a sophisticated look and luxurious feel and five people can comfortably sit. The car has ample headroom and legroom so even a taller person can easily sit. The Honda CR-V has a boot space of 490 liters, which can be expanded further up to 589 litres by folding the last row.


Honda CR-V is capable of delivering a mileage of 13.7 Kmpl on highways whereas within the city it delivers a fuel economy of around 10.9 Kmpl.

The Honda CR-V has amazing performance because of its ultimately advanced technology and features. The car has impressive handling and the quality of riding is excellent as suspension soaks bumps and potholes on rough roads and, at the same time, gearshift is smooth. Both front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive is available.

The braking features of the Honda CR-V comprise of ABS (Anti-lock braking system) with EBD (Electronic brake force distribution), central locking and power door locks. Besides, the car gets strong disc brakes at the front and the rear axles.

Other safety features of the car include driver airbag, passenger airbag, side head airbag and rear head airbag, child safety locks, rear seat belts, parking brake, daytime running lights, crash sensor, hill start assist, vehicle stability and engine immobilizer. 


The Honda CR-V is a fresh and sleek looking crossover SUV, that comes with robust styling, spacious and comfortable interior. The car has decent ground clearance and wheelbase, which makes it capable for off-roading. It has also good traction control.

The performance of the engine is good and acceleration and pick up is decent. In addition, the Honda CR-V has central locking system along with keyless entry. The car has generous rear seat legroom and abundant cargo space.


The Honda CR-V is not available in diesel engine. Fuel efficiency of the car is not up to the mark. Besides, it is a little difficult to handle in heavy city traffic. Automatic gearbox and shift is also slow.


The Honda CR-V is a complete super car, which has the best combination of lavish interior, safety and advanced technology. No doubt, the Honda CR-V is a true value for money car that provides excellent riding quality and, at the same time, users can enjoy the thrill of driving off-road. 

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