The 2018 Honda CR-V is a dynamic crossover and a favorite among West Michigan drivers. With versatile interiors that provide comfort, conveniences, and a long list of technology features to help everyone stay connected and entertained, the CR-V makes life inside better for drivers, passengers, and families at all stages of life. Still, it’s the powerful engines, available AWD, and towing capabilities that makes the CR-V a utility vehicle that’s ready to meet any adventure head on.
Powering the entry-level CR-V is a 2.4L 4-cylinder engine, so drivers will get up to 184 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque. It’s a dynamic engine option, but for drivers who want even more power, the EX, EX-L, and Touring models are upgraded with a turbocharged engine that produces 190 horsepower and 179 lb-ft of torque. It accelerates quickly and can make trickier driving situations, like merging or passing, a little easier. Both engines come paired with a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) with Sport Mode.
Every trim level of the CR-V has an available Real Time AWD with Intelligent Control System. Opting for AWD will enhance the CR-V’s ability to maintain good tractive control with the road and ensures that it’s always performing at its best, even in inclement weather or slippery road conditions. With more reliable control, agile handling, and confidence behind the wheel, this model can navigate West Michigan roads safely all year round.
For drivers who prefer the smaller size of a crossover SUV but still need the capability to tow, the CR-V is a great option. It’s small enough to easily maneuver through tight spaces or narrow streets and has an impressive tow rating with a capacity of 1500 lbs. The CR-V also comes with an available trailer hitch, which means you’ll be ready to tow smaller or lightweight trailers and haul whatever you need.
Inside the CR-V, the cabin is as versatile as it is comfortable. With seating for five, the CR-V features class-leading leg and head room so even tall passengers sitting in the rear seat will have plenty of space. The second-row seat is a 60/40 split and can create several seating and cargo configurations for better versatility. Behind the second row, there is a large cargo area that measures at 39.2 cubic feet. And for even more cargo space, fold the second row down completely flat and get up to 75.8 cubic feet of total cargo volume.
39.2 cubic feet of cargo space behind second row
75.8 cubic feet of cargo space behind first row
Ground clearance is the distance between the road and the lowest point of the underside of the CR-V. A higher ground clearance means the vehicle is poised to go off-roading or drive over small obstacles without scrapping or damaging the underside body. The ground clearance of the CR-V will vary slightly depending on which drivetrain is right for you. But whether you’re heading to a remote campsite or just off the beaten path, this utility vehicle stays high above the road.
2WD – 7.8 inches
AWD – 8.2 inches
Fuel economy is an important factor to consider when you’re shopping for any type of vehicle. Fortunately for drivers, the CR-V doesn’t sacrifice fuel economy to create more power and utility. The efficiency of the CR-V will vary slightly depending on whether 2WD or AWD is right for you, but both drivetrain options allow drivers to travel longer distances on the road with less visits to the pump. And that’s good for your wallet as well as the environment.
2WD – 26 city / 32 highway / 28 combined mpg*
AWD – 25 city / 31 highway / 27 combined mpg*