2018 Honda CR-V Release Date, News and Rumors

 

Making its way to the market is the all new 2018 Honda CR-V vehicle. Once again we are expected to get one of the better SUV vehicles on the market which is going to show just how well the Japanese automaker has taken the challenge of making a good SUV car. The CR-V is endowed with a spacious and rich interior which allows the passengers to feel comfortable and secure, a powerful engine option and enough cargo space to fit in any type of a load that you might be carrying. All of the characteristics one needs out of a car of this shape and size.

The release date has been confirmed recently and we are getting the new model next year as it is getting ready to make its debut on the next major auto show when the vehicle is supposed to be showcased. There are no information when is that going to be but the released pictures of the car show us a completely ready vehicle that is production prepared and ready to hit the road.

The new 2018 Honda CR-V is going to update the interior as it is going to bring us some pretty awesome technological additions and items on the inside that are going to satisfy the audiences for sure. Additionally, the foldable seats and abundance of cargo space is good enough for any road trip that you might be going on with your family or friends. Finally a big issue is safety and this car has plenty of it as they have managed to update the safety features and are bringing us a very secure car to drive in now.

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All in all, the 2018 Honda CR-V hits the pavement next year and in order to get ready for the release and find about the price and specs of the car we are bringing you an exclusive review that might help clear some things about the car.

Exterior

Well the thing with the exterior of the 2018 Honda CR-V is that it has been planned to be quite exciting compared to the previous ones. This is going to be the fourth-generation model so it is about time that this vehicle gets some excitement to it on the exterior of it. The former models were largely criticized for its conservative shape which many have regarded as even boring and as not something appealing that they would appreciate driving in. The 2012 was far from bold and this is something that Honda was planning to address for the future. As we are yet to see something happening from this model we have seen the Pilot get a new bolder look last year and we assume this is the way they are planning to take the 2018 CR-V.

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The latest 2018 Honda CR-V is going to take a page out of the Honda Pilot book and adopt a much more bolder and exciting look. There are going to be some parts which are being borrowed from the Honda HR-V which is going to bring a sportier element to the exterior of this one. The greatest expectations is that the vehicle is going to enhance the wheelbase and expand it beyond the current 103.1 inches. This will add more legroom to the passengers but the overall length will not be increased so expect the same type of dimensions except the wheelbase.

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Interior

We are looking at a much higher trim level for the inside of the 2018 Honda CR-V model. Much of it is going to improve and with the added legroom and the spacing there are going to be some added technological points of equipment that are going to expand the overall offer for the car. The upscale look is actually achieved with the added features that the car gets, some of them are going to be passed down from the higher trims and are going to be featured on this one.

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One of the features that this car gets is the Display Audio system with dashboard touchscreen and Android auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity. The front seats are heated, there is a dual-zone automatic climate control added, power driver and passenger seats as well and heaters in the rear seats also. Honda Sensing suite of driver-assists has been introduced last year and will be kept here as well as it has proven to be one of the more interesting features. It includes forward-collision alert and automatic braking, lane-departure warning and self-correcting steering, adaptive cruise control to maintain a set distance from traffic ahead and many things more. Thus, we get one of the more safer car currently available in the market.

Engine

Under the hood of the 2018 Honda CR-V the confirmed offer is 1.5-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder which is actually a similar powertrain from the latest Honda Civic model. This one manages to churn out 174 horsepower and 162 pound-feet of torque, but there is also the  2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine option that manages to come with an output of 185 horsepower and 181 pound-feet of torque. Honda might offer two engine variants in this stage with one as an optional choice but the latest rumors state that there is the  2.0-liter 4-cylinder rated at 158 horsepower and 138 pound-feet of torque also up for contention as it might also get a chance to appear as one of the optional variants for the car.

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Specifications

Wheelbase: 8 ft. 7.1 in. (103.1 in.)
Length: 14 ft. 11.4 in. (179.4 in.)
Width: 5 ft. 11.6 in. (71.6 in.)
Passenger volume: 101.5 cu ft
Cargo volume: 35.2 cu ft
Curb weight: 3442 lb
Top Speed: 117 mph
0-60: 7.5 sec
MPG: 26/33 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Alabaster Silver Metallic, Crystal Black Pearl, Modern Steel Metallic, White Diamond Pearl…
Towing Capacity: 1500 lbs.

Available trims

The 2018 Honda CR-V is going to come available with couple of trim variants which add the base LX, mid-trims SE, EX, and EX-L, and the top-of-the line Touring trim. The Hybrid version is still not released and the we are going to get the review and the release date for that model soon.

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Price and release date

As the release date is already set for next year as the 2018 Honda CR-V is going to make its debut in the beginning of the year, having the right price is very important. The model’s starting price is $24,850 for the base level, the EX models are around $27,100, while the EX-Ls  come to $29,600 . The top of the line Touring is going to have a base MSRP of $33,300.

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