The initial introduction of the CR-V into the market by Honda was in 1995. Since its conception and introduction, the CR-V has been modified in engine size and the exterior outlooks.The fourth generation 2015 Honda CR-V has a new CVT transmission and a new engine which is superior and much more efficient than its predecessors.
It has a sculpted appearance with new headlights comprising of LED lights which run during the day complementing the piece of silver trim along the lower front fascia.On the side this model has a third V-shaped window which has an accent line similar to its long taillights. At the rear the SUV has a large rear glass and a chrome trim.
This 2015 Honda CR-V version also has an assist system which helps it keep lanes while driving,a lane watch system and a sensor warning to avoid any forward collision.The braking system on the vehicle is the collision mitigation type.This enhances the safety of this car while driving as it is easily controllable even at top speeds.
This model has a wheelbase of 103.1 inches. The 2-wheel drive version has a ground clearance of 6.4 inches with a height of 64.7 inches while the all-wheel drive has a clearance of 6.8 inches with a height of 65.1 inches. The vehicle’s length is 179.4 inches and the width is 71.6 inches. The front track in the 2WD is 62.1 inches while that of the AWD is 62.0 inches. The rear track of the AWD is 62.0 inches while that of the 2WD is 62.2 inches.
The FWD has a curb weight of 3358 lbs while the AWD has a curb weight of 3479 lbs. The front and rear weight distribution is 59% and 41% respectively for the 2WD while that of the AWD is 58% and 42% respectively.
This version has a standard console at the center with a legible gauge cluster. At the center stack, a 7-inch infotainment touchscreen system is available.It has a seating capacity of 5 leaving a very large room for cargo with the 60/40 folding hind seats assisting in creation of more space for cargo.
It has improved telematics which comprise of advanced Honda links and has a multi-gesture supporting screen. Gestures like swiping and pinching are used for information control on numerous interfaces all through the system.The system also has Pandora,Bluetooth and SMS text messaging.
It has a passenger volume of 104.1 cubic feet with 41.3 inches front legroom and 38.3 inches rear legroom. The front headroom is 39.9 inches while the rear headroom is 38.6 inches.The front shoulder room and hip room are 58.6 inches and 54.5 inches respectively.The rear shoulder room and hip room are 56.4 inches and 53.1 inches respectively.
Under the hood is a 2.4 liter in-line 4-cylinder direct injection engine. It has 185 horsepower at 6400rpm and produces 181lb-ft of torque at 3900rpm.The engine block is made of aluminum alloy with a cylinder bore of 87mm and a stroke of 99.1mm.It has a displacement of 2356cc with a compression ratio of 11.1:1.It has a 16-valve DOHC train.Due to the presence of the CVT transmission, it achieves 34 mpg highway,29 mpg combined and 27 mpg city for the front wheel drive while the AWD achieves 33/28/26 mpg on the same loop.It has a top speed of 112 mph with a 0-60 mph time of 8.8 seconds.
Price and Release date
From this review it is evident that the new Honda crv 2015 is superior to its predecessors. Honda CRV price is expected to range from $23,320 to around $30,000.It will be released into the market within the first quarter of 2015.