2018 Honda CRV – This is it! Luxury Crossover with Coservative Appearance

March 17, 2017 2017, Honda

Are you waiting for the arrival of 2018 Honda CRV? Do you want to know when it will be released? Even if it was expected that 2018 Honda CRV will be released anytime in 2017, but Honda surprised everyone by releasing it without notifying the people. Honda released the 2018 Honda CRV a few weeks back. 

This latest model of the Honda will use the new modular platform that was first seen in the Civic. With this modular platform, the 2018 Honda CRV will look larger and will be more comfortable and efficient as well. The new engine will come up with the improved running gear to enhance the experience of the driver. The 2018 Honda CRV will be available in the showrooms by the end of the December. Honda has not confirmed the price of this new model. But it is expected that it will be higher than the previous model for some it’s developed features and advanced technologies.

Do you want to know more about the 2018 Honda CRV? Are you interested in knowing the interior and exterior changes, comforts, facilities, and the engine power? If yes, then you can go through the following 2018 Honda CRV overview. This overview will offer you all the relevant information of this model to have a fair idea about the latest addition of the Honda.


New and conservative look

Honda has adopted a conservative look for this new model. Instead of going with a new design and stylish look, Honda has tried to update the previous look. Therefore, you might not notice any major difference in the look of the previous and new model. However, the front end will offer more muscular look with the new swept- back headlights and a larger grille. The rear of this vehicle will have a roof spoiler, L-shaped tail lights, and you can also see dual exhaust system on some models.


The Platform

You will see some major improvements in the platform of the 2018 Honda CRV. The car will be lighter than the previous one. The rigidity will be increased. The wheelbase of the vehicle has increased around 1.6 inches that will allow a lot of room inside the cabin. You will also notice some changes in the running gear.

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The new model will use an independent suspension system with the coil covers back and front. It will allow a lower center of the gravity than the normal crossover and will also make the driving easy and more comfortable. Though Honda has tried to change every panel of its new vehicle, but still it looks like the updated model of the previous car. You will notice some changes both the on the look of the front and rear. It has included some new designs while retaining the old look. But the overall look will be different. It will feel sportier and more stylish than the previous model.



The exterior will look like a good combination of some previous designs and new additions. As the rumors say some exterior designs have come from the Acura NSX and Civic Type R cars. It will have a larger front end with a large bumper and full-LED headlamps. The wheelbase is increased up to 3.1 and it will have a sedate appearance. The wheelbase will be around 106.3 inches. The cabin of the 2018 Honda CRV will be more spacious than the previous one and it will have seven seats. The side doors of this new model will look longer and wider due to the added space. Moreover, the rear lights will be located in two planes. It will also have the MPV elements just like the previous model.



It seems that Honda has spent a lot of time to redesign the interior of its new model in the best possible manner. You will notice technological improvements in the interior that will make the interior more stylish and modern. It will feature a minimalist feel with a few buttons. In addition, the touch-screen infotainment system will receive a volume-knob to improve the driving experience and to make the driving more comfortable. The materials of the interior have been improved. It will come with high-quality finishing material as well. The instrument cluster will now feature a fully digital design and the HVAC vents have also been restyled.

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In addition, you will get an advanced multimedia system, power tailgate, ventilation and massage, Google Maps, heated and ventilated seats, Apple CarPlay, and the second row with some additional features.


2018 Honda CRV Safety features

When it comes to the safety features, you will notice some major improvements in this new model of the Honda. It will have an excellent safety with the addition of some new technologies. All the seats will have cover cases and that can be folded and shifted in different positions depending on the requirement of the passengers. As it will come with special headlamps, you will not have to bother much about the mist and fog. In addition, there will be the taillights near the rear window.



If you are expecting some major changes in the engine of this developed model then you are right. The engine will be more efficient. The 2018 Honda CRV will have a new 1.5-liter 4-cyclinder engine. It will come with the 174 horsepower and 180lb-ft of torque that is slightly less than the previous model. In addition, the previous 2.4 liters 4 cylinder engine with 184 horsepower and 181 lb-ft torque will also be available for this model. If you are looking better fuel economy and better performance, then you can go with the 1.5 liters turbocharged inline 4 offered by Honda. This engine was first seen in the Civic but now it comes with 190 horsepower and 179lb-ft of torque. Both of them will come with the CVT gearbox. The gearbox of the new model will be comparatively slow than the previous one.

The engine will use both the gasoline and diesel depending on the area. Rumors also say that it will have an option of six-speed manual transmission and FWD. With all these features, it will offer a better and improved performance.

You will have to wait a little longer to drive the 2018 Honda CRV and to know more about the latest technologies and developed features. For this new model, you might have to spend around $34,295.