Honda CR-V

Honda CR-V
  • Car model: Honda
  • Producing country: Japan
  • Year of issue: 2015
  • Body Type: SUV

Honda CR-V is a compact crossover from the Japanese manufacturer Honda. The basis of this car is a model of Honda Civic. It is popular both in America and Europe. The car was announced to the public in the summer of 2012. In the course of crash-tests, according to many automotive publications, this crossover has received maximum points and won the sympathy of people from around the world. The whole model range is Honda.

The new CIA Honda was the fifth generation to be presented in Detroit for the first time at the car showroom. It happened in the autumn (October 16th) of 2016, however, such a presentation was a closed plan, so only a limited number of people could see the vehicle personally. A little later (after a month), Los Angeles allowed the others to see the official presentation of the compact crossover.

The new Honda CR V 2016 was launched in Europe in March 2017 at the Geneva Motor Show.

In general, small crossovers are the largest segment of the North American car market. It is easy to explain, because now just crossovers provide convenience along with the control of the sedan in a merger with economy and acceptable capacity. Customers usually prefer these vehicles, thanks to their practical moments and the ability to cope with a variety of tasks. With the 2016 Honda CPV, the new car was the leader in compact crossovers in 2016.

New Honda CR-V

The release of the updated version in 2017 seems to hint at everyone’s own high ambitions. The main changes were able to affect the internal space (inside the machine there is more space for people and things), power and efficiency of the power unit. In addition, it is worth mentioning the smooth suspension and overall level of comfort. The last version of the CIA-B was able to occupy the flagship niche in its own class, so fully restyled model 2017 has every chance to stay on the podium.


The 5th generation CPV Honda has changed significantly in appearance, while retaining many of the features of the previous version. The manufacturer decided to refresh the car with a new bumper, extended grille and charming optics. Chrome parts and fog lights were added to the exterior. The new generation is easy to learn, just pay attention to the front of the machine. Emphasized LED-lights give brutality and solidity, now it is impossible not to notice the Honda CR-V in the stream!

The car has been handed over with a bright design. The solid chrome insert on the trunk emphasizes its expressiveness. The fog lights have been moved to the bumper compared to the previous version. At the customer’s request, Honda’s crossover can be made in one of the nine proposed colours. Immediately in the eye catches the light alloy wheels, from the factory they go from 17 to 19 radius, depending on the equipment. It should be noted that in general, the size of the restyled version has not changed.

Honda CR-V photo

The changes have affected only the front and rear wheels tracks. There are no serious differences from the American version. The only difference is the white windows of the front turntables. Daytime running lights are LED. The Japanese concern decided to protect not only the lower part of the front bumper, but also the wheel arches, doors and even the rear bumper with plastic overlay. Elegant door handles, stylish rear-view mirrors with turntable repeaters, and a timeless design give the Honda image its completeness. If you bypass the back of the car, you can see a vertical trunk door with a small glass.

Honda CR-V fifth generation side view

The exhaust system nozzles of the car, which are located on the sides of the rear bumper, are very aggressive. Almost immediately notice the massive wheel arches with relief side wings, which were very inflated. Many people have already accepted that there is a gradual increase in the size of each future family, so this could not but affect the Honda CR-V 2017, which is not easy to call a compact crossover.

The wheelbase of the Japanese car was 4 centimeters longer than the previous model, and the new crossover was 3.5 centimeters higher and 3 centimeters longer. It is very pleasant, that all these “superfluous” centimetres speaking about additional space in fine creation.

Dimensions Honda CR-V

Dimensions Honda CR-V

  • Length 4570 mm;
  • Width 1820 mm;
  • High 1685 mm;
  • Wheelbase 2620 mm;
  • Clierence 170 mm;
  • Wheels of 1580 mm.

The appearance of the Japanese crossover is impressive. It is clear at once that the design staff of the company worked for glory. The car literally blows with novelty and energy, which is smoothly intertwined with style.

New Honda CR-V

Passengers sitting on the rear sofa now have 5 extra cm more legroom compared to the previous version (the latest version has about 102 seats available). 6 centimeters). Direct competitors such as Ford Escape, Nissan Rogue (similar version Nissan X Trail) and Toyota RAV4, have a maximum of 94 centimetres in this parameter.

With the rear seats folded down, the luggage compartment is 25.4 centimetres longer than in previous generations. During the unfolded rear sofa, the volume is equal to 1,110 liters, but if it is folded, the useful space will grow to an impressive mark of 2,146 liters. This parameter puts our hero on the same level with the main rivals, although Rogue has a small third row of seats, which allows him to be 7-seater.

Honda CR-V side view

The design staff of the Japanese company Honda has successfully managed to elegantly conceal the actual dimensions of its own new product, with the help of sharp lines, which are emphasized by muscular fenders and detailed optical light amplification technology. The rear lights are massive, with a transparent, decorative plastic insert that extends beyond the bodywork. Very unusual, but taking into account all this, orange “rotary” lamps were made in the form of small vertical lines, which are almost invisible in the daytime.


Honda’s 5th generation CR-V salon is still a five-seater salon with a very comfortable fit. Rear passengers feel comfortable in any position of the driver’s seat. The central console is ergonomically designed. Therefore, all major controls are easily accessible to the driver. The front panel is equipped as we have already mentioned with the Connect multimedia centre with seven-inch touchscreen display.

Many people will love the updated cruise control system called “Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control System”. Not only does it support the set speed and distance to the moving vehicle ahead, but it can also track the actions of other drivers. For example, if somebody decides to overtake and builds in between you and another car, the system itself will automatically change the speed and type of traffic.

Honda CR-V interior

Experts note the reduction of noise more than twofold. Engineers from Japan have done a lot of work on the sound insulation of the cabin, which, combined with a reduced level of aerodynamic resistance to achieve these figures for noise insulation.

The Honda CR-V trunk has become more comfortable and this has been achieved by reducing the loading height by 30 mm and increasing the loading area to 1570 mm. The standard trunk capacity can be increased from 569 litres to 1669 litres by folding the rear seats. By the way, the rear seats are equipped with electric drive.

Honda CR-V photo salon

The entire interior of the new Japanese car Honda CR-V, can be called carefully thought-out. The presence of a volume control, which comes as an addition to the 7-inch display of the audio system, was pleasantly surprised. From the new vehicle’s new interior, we can confidently point out the presence of a two-level shelf behind the 2nd row of seats, reconfigurable center console and adjustable height of the 5th door, which has an electric drive. All the regulators, as well as the keys that the driver needs on a daily basis, were perfectly labeled and easily accessible. The only exception is the double sensors located on the side of the digital dashboard on EX and above.

If we talk about fuel level and coolant temperature sensors, they were made in the form of modest illuminated scales, instead of standard solutions, which makes it a little difficult to read this necessary information.

If you have the impression that this review is very picky about small elements, yes, it is. This can be easily explained, because the car company Honda has taken great responsibility for the equipment of the model 2017, which you notice while driving.

Honda CR-V interior

A large number of parts were made of high quality aluminium. The driver’s seat is quite well equipped, and the seats themselves have a pronounced side support, moderately stiff and dense. It feels the correct orthopedic fit. There is enough space for three passengers at the back.

Inside comfort is the answer:

  • Adaptive electric power steering (EPS);
  • Washing fluid level sensor;
  • Electric window lifts (4 pcs.);
  • Side mirrors electric drive;
  • Driver’s seat height adjustment;
  • Electric lumbar support adjustment of the driver’s seat;
  • Climate-control dual-zone;
  • Heating the side mirrors;
  • Front seat heating;
  • Rudder audio control;
  • Rudder audio control
  • Intelligent multi-information display.


Mower unit

Two types of engines can be found in the Russian Federation:

  • Two-liter four-cylinder petrol engine with 150 horsepower. The customer can choose between the front-drive and all-wheel drive versions.
  • Diesel i-DTEC 2 liters for 150 horsepower. With this engine two boxes are supplied – mechanical and automatic.

Honda CR-V engine

It is expected that in the near future buyers will have access to a crossover with a 1.6 liter 120 hp engine. The model with mechanical gearbox is accelerated up to 100 km/h in 11.2 seconds, the maximum possible speed is 182 km/h. Speaking of fuel consumption, we would like to note that in the case of mechanics and automatic machines, fuel consumption is at an acceptable level of 7.9 and 7.7 litres, respectively.

Other technical innovations:

  • Variator instead of ACPP;
  • Direct Injection System.

Honda CR-V 5th generation mower unit

Standard machines LX, decided to equip with a four-cylinder engine with a volume of 2.4 liters, which produces 184 horsepower. However, the main news of 2017 is the introduction of a 1.5-liter turbocharged engine, which will be delivered as a standard for all other modifications. Its power is 190 “horses”. Despite the fact that the new product has technically 1.3 NM less torque than the “atmosphere”, the maximum thrust is available from 2,000 to 5,000 rpm.

Based on preliminary estimates by the EPA, the new CPV Honda will be consumed with a “fresh” 8.4-litre turbine powerhouse in a city line. Outside the city this indicator will be reduced to 6.9 liters, and the mixed mode will be about 7.8 liters per 100 kilometers. If we take models with all-wheel drive support, we will need to add about 0.5 liters to such data. This figure only exceeds last year’s model of the Japanese, and also helps the novelty to become a leader among the rivals.

2017 Honda CR-V powertrain width=

Transmission 5th generation

Normal conditions show that the new 1.5-liter engine is quite lively and energetic. To some extent, this was achieved thanks to Honda’s variator, which, as with Accord and Civic, received a torque converter snap, which provides smooth initial acceleration.

The 2017 model variator is able to simulate the operation of a standard automatic box, adjusting the engine in normal driving conditions. This may not be the most effective solution, considering the side of fuel consumption, but it allows you to achieve maximum comfort for the psychological component of the driver. After all, then Honda does not receive typical complaints about the functioning of the variator.

Honda CR-V transmission

The all-wheel drive system Real Time AWD can only be installed for a fee ($1,300). It can direct up to 40% of the torque to the rear wheels. Thanks to the design changes, the torque to the rear axle has been increased by 57 percent. Moreover, it is now possible to monitor this process using sensors that can be found on the digital dashboard.

The all-wheel drive system cannot be set up, it is always active and automatically selects which wheels require traction. In other words, the company began to believe that CP-B consumers do not need to use special modes to overcome off-road conditions. On a wet or snow-covered track, the Real Time AWD function, which does not need to be switched on in a special order, justifies itself most of all.


The car’s suspension is very reliable and is based on McPherson’s racks. Its rear part is multilever with additional stabilizers of transverse stability. For example, when slipping, the Intellectual Real Time 4WD function connects the rear axle. The all-wheel-drive system constantly interacts with the steering system and the electric power steering to ensure that it responds even to the smoothest turns of the steering wheel by the driver.

Honda CR-V rear suspension

The front suspension has already familiar McPherson racks, but still has springs with shock absorbers, which are adjusted more comfortably. In addition, they have reinforced the subframe, increased the angle of the caster and reshaped the geometry so that the inner wheel remains on the vertical axis for a longer period of time when turning, which in turn increases the grip on the road surface.

Honda CR-V front suspension

Cars for Europe and America have front and rear stabilizers with different thicknesses (23 and 17 against 20 and 19, respectively). In short, the suspension has been assembled by experts in good faith. The vehicle turned out to be quite rigid, but obedient – despite the poor road surface, the car is fully controlled.

Rail steering

It has an electric power steering. The car feels very confident on an asphalted road and even on a bad road. The car is well balanced and natural.

During a turn on a steering wheel there comes a long-awaited effort. To be completely satisfied with the lack of information, it feels like the front wheels are floating in the air.

Brake system

Each CPV Honda wheel is equipped with a disc brake. By the way, the front wheels are ventilated. It allows to protect the brakes from overheating. The crossover is equipped with many control and locking systems.


All modern vehicles must meet the requirements of reliability and safety. Before any car enters the market, it undergoes a lot of research and tests. The same applies to Honda CR-V. The new crossover generation is equipped with many popular safety systems.

In the process of production of the body was carried out by the technique of programmable compression, that is, in the event of an accident the car saloon will remain intact. Special attention should be paid to the system of course stability, which will help the driver to cope with driving in steep turns or off-road.

Honda CR-V car photo

The steel bodywork component of the Honda has become 7 percent stiffer in bending and 9 percent stiffer in torsion. And this is only the fourth generation of the Japanese car. The basic equipment has a stabilization system, which works together with electric power steering (with the help of pulses on the rim, the service can help the driver to turn the steering wheel in the desired direction), front seats with a design that prevents shoulder damage.

In addition, the Japanese vehicle can be equipped with an adaptive cruise control and travel assistance system within the LKAS lane (with the help of a camera, which is installed in the upper area of the windshield and electric power steering, the car is kept near the lane).

Safety Honda CR-V

From the previous generation, the CMBS service has been moved to the fourth generation, which is able to prevent collisions. When driving at speeds of no more than 15 kilometres per hour, the service is able to detect moving and standing machines that are up to 100 metres away with the help of radar. In the event that the service determines the probability of impact, the driver will receive visual and audible warning signals.

When nothing changes, the system will start to emit a signal that will look like a triple jerk of the seatbelt and the vehicle will be stopped. Speaking of the final stage (if the impact is unavoidable), the system will tighten the seatbelts of the driver and the front passenger sitting next to him and apply the maximum braking force.

Honda CR-V airbags

Many models in 2017 received a package of Honda Sensing, which has modern technology in the niche of safety, which can be attributed to systems: collision avoidance, warning of exit from the occupied lane, warning that you have moved off the road, adaptive cruise control and assistance in driving on the occupied lane. Instead of the LaneWatch service, which displayed a picture of what was happening on the right side of the machine on the central screen, the novelty of 2017 received a more standard function of notification of interference in blind areas in the form of an indicator that flashes on the rearview mirror.

In a situation where all the above services will establish that the driver is tired, or does not pay attention to the warnings, the instrument board will light up a label in the form of a coffee mug, which will remind you of the need to rest.

Crash test

Driver and adult protection

During a frontal collision, the body deformation did not result in a deformation of the passenger compartment. Sensors were able to detect good protection of the driver’s knees and hips and front passenger.

When the side impact, which simulated a collision with another car, the crossover was able to gain the maximum number of points, thus showing excellent protection for all areas of the body.

In a more severe pole side impact test, when the body deformation is maximum, breast and abdominal protection was acceptable and head and thighs were good. In a rear-end collision situation, the seat and head restraints provide excellent protection against whiplash injury.

Protection of child passengers

During the frontal impact simulation, the movement of the properly secured child dummy, which was sitting in the direction of travel, was slight. When there was a side impact, the retention device was able to securely hold the dummy in place, resulting in a minimum probability of contact between the head and the interior elements.

The installed airbag for the front passenger is switchable. The front seat can therefore be fitted with a child seat that faces backwards. However, the indication of the change in airbag activity was not permanent, so the points were removed.

Japanese Crossover SR-B allows to install all categories of children’s restraints, which are provided by the company-manufacturer. But still, during the installation you should be vigilant and make sure that the seat was installed correctly, because that’s why the assessment was reduced.

Pedestrian protection

The installed bumper provides acceptable protection for pedestrian’s feet, which was the basis for obtaining the maximum number of points. The hood was able to show a good or satisfactory level of protection during the collision. The Japanese has electronic dynamic stabilization, which is mandatory on all CR-Vs and fully meets Euro NCAP standards. Reminders of unbuckled seat belts are provided for front and rear seats.

CR-V Honda is equipped with:

  • Anti-block braking system (ABS);
  • Car Vehicle Stability System (VSA);
  • Brake Assist System (BA);
  • Braking force distribution system (EBD);
  • Hill Start Assist System;
  • Cruise control;
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (DWS);
  • Rate Limiter;
  • Airbags (8 pcs.).

Complections and prices

Fifth generation CPV Honda comes in several packages. Elegance – with a six-speed gearbox will cost the future owner about 1,369,000 rubles. This package includes:

  • 8 airbags;
  • ABS;
  • ESP;
  • Climate control;
  • Modern multimedia system;
  • Seat heating and light alloy wheels.

Lifestyle – the price of Honda CR V in such a configuration with an engine of 190 horsepower and a volume of 2.4 liters from 1,499,000 rubles. This is a richer set of equipment, which includes:

  • Fog lights;
  • Great audio system;
  • Rear view camera;
  • Parktronic;
  • Rain sensors;
  • Electrostechnical side mirror lifts.

The Japanese car has a diverse list of options, which correspond to the latest technologies and innovations, including airbags, LED optics, multimedia support for mobile devices, leather interior, electric drive of the luggage compartment door, heated seats installed in front.

Honda CR-V crossover

There is also a Honda Sensing security system, which monitors the prevention and avoidance of frontal accidents, markings, cruise control and blind areas. The richest equipment is equipped with a rear view camera, parking sensors and start of the power unit with a button.

Pluses and minuses:

Pluses cars

  • Modern and unique design;
  • Beautiful salon, which began to make even more qualitatively;
  • Diverse modern security systems;
  • Electronic assistants;
  • Airbags;
  • Comfortability;
  • Slight fuel consumption;
  • Many free space inside;
  • Large luggage compartment, which can be enlarged without much difficulty;
  • Powerful power units;
  • Pleasant driving;
  • All necessary buttons and control levers at hand;
  • All-wheel drive capability;
  • All-wheel drive capability
  • Disc brakes (front – ventilated);
  • Good flowability;
  • Large wheels;
  • Massive wheel arches;
  • Presence of chrome parts;
  • Colour touchscreen display;
  • Rear door has an electric drive and can be opened after a foot under the rear bumper;
  • Comfortable and multifunctional steering wheel;
  • Good dynamic characteristics;
  • Comfortable seats;
  • Good manageability;
  • Admissible ground clearance height.

Cons of a car

  • Higher value;
  • No permanent four-wheel drive available;
  • Sometimes it is difficult to read information from the dashboard display, especially the fuel level and brake fluid temperature sensors.

References and results

Summing up the results of the next restyling from the Japanese car company Honda, we are sure that many will be satisfied with its work. All the specialists worked for glory. The appearance of the crossover has become more modern and stylish, with notes of sports aggression. Thanks to good height of road clearance and connected all-wheel drive (optional), the car can move not only on asphalted terrain.

From the feedback of car enthusiasts who used to own or continue to use the Honda CR-V, it is clear that all of them are satisfied with their car. And it doesn’t matter what kind of generation we’re talking about – with each subsequent update, the Japanese make the vehicles more adapted to consumers, more pleasant and comfortable.

Rear view Honda CR-V

Owners regard their vehicle as a reliable vehicle for all occasions. Moreover, there is an opinion that the originator of crossovers is SR-B. Drivers often praise the suspension. Noises and vibrations inside the car are not transmitted. Many people don’t have any claims to the interior in general – comfortable armchairs, a new multimedia system with a color display that supports touch screen input are installed here. From the technical point of view, the power is enough for many with the head.

Yes, it is not a racing car, but not a small car, all to moderation. The only thing that slightly differs from the American assembly from the Japanese – the first one is not fully fitted joints and so on, and in general everything is fine. It can be seen that with their new “brainchild” the Japanese are not going to lose the fight to their direct rivals and wish to win the respect of consumers in the car market.

We advise you to read the article: Honda History

Honda CR-V 2015-2018 photo

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