2018 Honda CR-V Car Review
A compact SUV is the perfect option for the commuter who needs plenty of versatile storage space, but still wants the dynamic drive style of a smaller vehicle. A fantastic option in the class is the Honda CR-V, which delivers on good safety scores, spacious passenger and cargo room, and a quality interior. Our team at Baierl Automotive has put together this helpful 2018 Honda CR-V car review to give you a closer look at all that the car has to offer, so you can decide if it’s the right fit for you.
Honda CR-V Power & Performance
The 2018 CR-V comes standard with a 2.4L 4-cylinder engine that produces 184 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque. The engine is EPA-estimated to achieve a fuel efficiency rating of 26 city/32 highway MPG. For more fuel economy, opt for the 1.5L turbocharged 4-cylinder, which makes 190 horsepower and 179 lb-ft of torque. This engine achieves 28 city/34 highway MPG.
A Continuously Variable Transmission is standard with both options, and provides smooth shifts. Front-wheel drive is standard, or you can upgrade to all-wheel drive for improved traction and control, which is especially helpful during icy winter weather conditions in Pittsburgh, Wexford, and Butler.
CR-V Interior Features
Inside the CR-V, you’ll find spacious seating for five on standard cloth upholstery. There’s plenty of optional upgrades to make the cabin look and feel more luxurious, including heated front seats, leather upholstery, power adjustable front seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, and even a heated steering wheel.
With all five seats in use, there’s a roomy 39.2 ft3 of cargo space in the rear of the vehicle, or you can fold the second row flat and you’ll have a total of 75.8 ft3 of cargo capacity. A power liftgate or hands-free liftgate are available for extra convenience.
Modern Technology Features
On the dashboard of the 2018 CR-V, you’ll find a 5-inch display screen with a connected rearview camera. You can access your phone’s music and contacts via Bluetooth® connectivity, and you’ll also get a USB port to keep it charged up. Plenty of additional features are available to keep you even more connected, including Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ for complete smartphone integration.
You can also add a 9-speaker premium audio system, four USB ports, satellite radio, a 7-inch touchscreen display, and a navigation system. For extra safety, add a variety of driver assisting safety technologies, including Forward Collision Warning, Lane Departure Warning, Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane Keep Assist, Blind Spot Monitoring, and much more.
Test Drive the 2018 Honda CR-V
If you think that this compact SUV has what it takes to handle your drives around Pittsburg, Wexford, and Butler, it’s time for you to try it out for yourself. Contact Baierl Automotive today to schedule a test drive, and we’ll set you up to meet with a member of our team who can tell you even more about this vehicle.