Honda CRV India
Honda CRV may not have set the roads on fire but it has still managed to grab the eyeballs with its controversial styling. The Honda CRV is not your typical run of the mill off-roader, but a soft roader with lots of strings attached to it in the form of high class comforts. The Honda CRV comes with a robust engine which is easy to drive with a light steering. This means the Honda CRV is a delight to drive around the town in the busy traffic and fun on the long escapades as well. The Honda CRV has managed to crossover from the usual SUV image and it has succeeded to quite an extent with its car-like looks. The new Honda CRV is sportier than ever before. The changes have also been made to the entire unit making the car radical and yet functional enhancing the customer experience.
Honda CRV Exteriors
The new Honda CRV exteriors come with a bold and expressive forward cabin which gives it a unique identity. A new two-step front grille and a side profile with an arched window shape further add to the exclusivity of the CRV. The new Honda CRV also comes with a re-done hood and a new front bumper and rear bumper design as well as oval shape fog lamps. The new CRV is further enhanced by the painted bumpers. The other exterior features included in the CRV are body-colored units, a large chrome grille, and head lamps with dual circular. In terms of the length the new CRV is 45 mm longer than the existing 4575 mm length while the same width, height, ground clearance and head clearance has been maintained. The new Honda CRV is carried by a 10-spoke alloy wheel design which adds to the overall daring nature of the SUV.
Honda CRV Engine
Honda CR-V engine comes with a i-VTEC 2.0 litre and 2.4 litre Real time 4WD petrol engine. The engine is mated to a six speed manual transmission. The 4 WD engine comes with the option of 5 speed automatic transmission as well. The 2 litre engine delivers a maximum power of 143 PS, and 161 PS of power for 4WD engine.
Honda CRV Interiors
In terms of the interiors the Honda CRV comes with a one of a kind dashboard adorned with plush leather upholstery. The colors give a bright effect to the interior scheme and adding a premium look with chrome finish in audio controls and gear knob and coordinated color changes in the dashboard and centre console. The LCD meter display is now located at the centre in a cool blue color with design changes in the indicators for improved decipherability. There is a vanity mirror to assist visibility during darkness. The entertainment is taken car by the USB system just above the glove compartment. Other comfort features include Dual Climate Control, adjustable tilt-telescopic steering, multi-info display and an ultra-silent cabin to make sure you are spoilt for choice. The driving pleasure is further increased by the excellent visibility The CRV also comes with sunroof as a standard feature and the 4WD models come with a steering-mounted Cruise Control system with illuminated controls to ensure comfort and convenience for the customer with one-touch operation.
Honda CRV Safety Features
The Honda CRV safety features include six airbags, Dual SRS Airbags, Side-Curtain airbags and Side Airbags with Occupant Position Detection System (OPDS) and strong vehicle bodies that very effectively master over crash during a collision. Honda addresses this as G-Force Control Technology or G-CON (the strategy is to control the G-forces that passengers can experience during a collision). G-FORCE Control Technology verifies the body framework and allows the collision energy to manage efficiently. The CR-V is 'Crash Compatible' when it stands with other vehicles.
Honda CRV Colors
The Honda CRV colors include new premium mystic night pearl, new opal sage metallic, crystal black pearl, alabaster silver, polished metal and premium white pearl.
Honda CRV Ride and Handling
The Honda CRV has a comfortable ride and comes with refined powertrains, though the significant road noise comes as a spoilt sport. The engine coupled to a 5-speed automatic gearbox was smooth, powerful and offers a good drive. The Honda CRV would surely have been a better performer with a V6 or turbocharged engine option and an automatic transmission with more gears. The car certainly doesn't fit the stereotypical image of a big fat 4*4 SUV and negotiates corners and curves with minimal wallow. Excellent outward visibility is a hallmark of Honda design and a key feature for the Honda CRV.
Honda CRV Specifications
The Honda CRV car weighs 1475 kg for the 2.0 L two-wheel drive variant while the four-wheel drive 2.4 L variant with manual gear weighs 1565 kg and 1595 kg for the AT variant. The SUV measures 4575 mm in length, 1820 mm in width and 1680 mm in height with the 225/65 R alloy wheels measuring 17x6.5 J in size. The ground clearance is 185 mm with a wheelbase of 2620 mm.
Honda CRV Ex-Showroom price
The Honda CRV price as per the variants:
Honda CRV 2WD MT: Rs. 2,265,502
Honda CRV 4WD MT: Rs. 2,413,432
Honda CRV 4WD AT: Rs. 2,489,948
Honda CRV Models
Honda CRV 2WD MT: The Honda CRV base variant comes with features like two step front grille, body colored outer door handle, 4 bulb, halogen, projector type head lights, intermittent (front & rear) wipers and washers, body colored with side tum indicators outer door mirrors, green tinted glass front windshield, 17' alloy wheels (10 spoke), chrome plated rear license garnish, tubeless tyres, audio system with AM/FM, 1 CD player, audio volume control and Aux-in Jack/USB, cargo compartment hook & light, outside temperature indicator, double deck cargo, independent auto air conditioning, double glove box, illuminated meter with drive computer, ambient light and map light, power steering with tilt & telescopic adjustment, roof antenna, clutch foot rest, 8-way power adjustable with lumbar support driver seat, central door locks with keyless entry & answer back doors, front (driver & passenger) armrest, rear centre armrest with cup holders, black steering, power and auto up & down with pinch guard windows, collapsible steering, 40:20:40 split foldable with 8 versatile rear seating combination, roof console with conversation mirror sunglass holder, leather upholstery, leather wrapped shift knob & steering, illuminated audio steering controls, crumble zones, ivory & black interior color combination, power adjustable, electrically retractable outer door mirrors, anti lock brake system (ABS), 6 speakers (2 front + 2 rear + 2 tweeter), security alarm & immobilizer, dual SRS airbags, side airbags with OPDS, electronic brake-force distribution (EBD), side curtain airbags, auto door lock with speed.
Honda CRV 4WD MT: This variant comes with a Cruise control, chrome outer door handle, electric sun roof with remaining features same as the variant 2WD MT.
Honda CRV 4WD AT:All the features are same except for the auto gear option.
Honda CRV Competitors
The Honda CRV competes with the likes of Hyundai Santa Fe, Chevrolet Captiva, Renault Koleos, Mitsubishi Outlander and the Tata Aria etc.
Compare Honda CRV with other Models
Honda CRV vs Hyundai Santa Fe: The diesel variants of the Hyundai Santa Fe are a great choice. The petrol variants do not give you value for the money and efficiency compared to the diesels. In terms of the ride quality, comfort and refinement the Santa Fe is great thanks to the large body and well-sorted suspension. It also seats seven people compared to five of most competitors. The Honda CRV is not at all bad and is very much competent, able and reliable but it has zero appeal and comes across a totally unexciting SUV due to its soft off road nature.
Honda CRV vs Chevrolet Captiva: The new Chevrolet Captiva surely does manage to captivate the audience with an all new front end and some changes to the interiors as well. The Honda CRV on the other hands comes with one of the best engines in the business and handles like a car making your off road experience quite easy.
Honda CRV vs Renault Koleos: The Renault Koleos is a new kid on the block which was launched just at the far end of 2011. The Renault Koleos is very much similar to the Honda CRV in the sense that both the SUV's handle like cars and stand out from the rest of the pack. However, they are still SUV's and seem to have forgotten the raw nature of SUV's. The Renault Koleos is styled better than the Honda CRV but the rear still looks ordinary. The Honda CRV engine is refined and interiors look good.
Honda CRV Awards
The 2012 Honda CR-V was named one of the Top 10 cars with Best Resale Value by Kelley Blue Book's kbb.com.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has named the CR-V a "2012 Top Safety Pick."
Kelley Blue Book's kbb.com named it a "2012 Best Redesigned Vehicle."
Edmunds.com has published its 2011 New Car Buying Guides, and the Honda CRV has been named in the 2011 Edmunds.com Top Recommended vehicles.
Honda CRV Mileage
The Honda CRV mileage ensures you have a fine cruiser for long drives with figures of 12kpl and around 9kpl within city limits. The 2.0L version gives you a tad bit more on the mileage front with figures of 13.1 kmpl and 11.1 kmpl.
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