The current model of Honda’s CR-V was refreshed with the 2017 – year model. For that reason we do not expect bigger changes with the 2019 Honda CRV.
As we mentioned exterior colors and future price should remain the same as before. Hybrid version, presented with 2018 – year model, will be available with same specifications, without any big change. Summer of 2018 will be a period that we expect release date of the new Honda CRV 2019. Main competitors are going to be Ford Escape, Toyota RAV4, Kia Sportage, Hyundai Tucson, Chevy Equinox, Mazda CX-5 and Jeep Cherokee.
2019 Honda CRV review
Since this crossover SUV was redesigned with 2017 – year model, we do not expect some big changes on this model. If we hear any news about it we will update this section. Front fascia comes with standard multi-reflector halogen headlights while Touring model will be available with LED headlights. All CR-V’s are going to be equipped with LED daytime running lights (DRL). Touring trim also comes with Hands Free Access Power Tailgate which opens tailgate with sensor under the rear bumper.
|2019 HONDA CR-V DIMENSIONS|
|Length||180.6 in. (4,587 mm)|
|Width||73.0 in. (1,855 mm)|
|Height||66.1 in. (1,680 mm) – FWD|
66.5 in. (1690 mm) – AWD
|Wheelbase||104.7 in. (2,660 mm)|
|Ground clearance||7.8 in. (198 mm) – FWD|
8.2 in. (208 mm) – AWD
|Fuel tank capacity||14.0 gal. (53 L)|
|Colors||Basque Red Pearl, Crystal Black Pearl, Molten Lava Pearl, Obsidian Blue Pearl, White Diamond Pearl, Dark Olive Metallic, Gunmetal Metallic, Lunar Silver Metallic, Modern Steel Metallic and Sandstorm Metallic|
It is going to be available in four trim levels: LX, EX, EX-L and Touring. With this update, the CR-V received Active Shutter Grille System for the first time. For better comfort there are advance noise, vibration and harshness preventive features. Base LX model runs on 17 inch wheels while there are 18 inch alloy wheels available. There are ten 2019 Honda CRV exterior colors available, of which 5 are pearl and 5 metallic colors. That are: Basque Red Pearl, Crystal Black Pearl, Molten Lava Pearl, Obsidian Blue Pearl, White Diamond Pearl, Dark Olive Metallic, Gunmetal Metallic, Lunar Silver Metallic, Modern Steel Metallic and Sandstorm Metallic.
Interior of the new Honda’s crossover SUV
According to test that has been made, the interior of the new Honda CRV 2019 is more spacious than it ever was. It is going to be available in three colors: Black, Gray and Ivory. Lower trims, LX and EX, come with seats made of fabric while leather upholstery is available with EX-L and Touring models. Front seats are adjustable with powered option and with three level of heating.
Rear seats come with foldable option with 60 / 40 ratio. Cargo volume comes with respectable size of 37.2 cu. ft. while with folded seats it raises up to 70.9 cu. ft. Storage area also comes with “2-level” floor mode. In upper position it makes flat surface for long objects or sleeping area when camping. Powered moonroof is available as an option. Hybrid version of the car will be available with same exterior design but only with couple badges that tell us that it is about eco car.
Behind the steering wheel we can see 7-inch TFT Driver Information Interface color display that displays analog tachometer, digital speedometer and more optional information. On the center console standard display for base model is 5-inch with Pandora, USB port and Bluetooth connectivity for Hands Free Link feature. Higher trims are equipped with 7-inch touchscreen audio display with Android operating system. This audio system features HondaLink content, AM/FM, Bluetooth connectivity and compatibility with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay platforms.
Safety and driver assist features
When it comes to safety, there are active, passive safety and driver-assist features. Key passive safety features include Advanced Compatibility Engineering body structure with crash stroke design and Hot-stamped ultra-high-strength steel door rings and sills. Key Safety and Driver Assist features are Auto High-Beam, Indirect Tire Pressure Monitoring System, Multi-Angle Rearview Camera, while EX trim and above are available with Blind Spot Information, Driver Attention Monitor and Honda Sensing. Honda Sensing is driver assist system that includes Collision Mitigation Braking System, Lane Keeping Assist System, Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Warning, Road Departure Mitigation and Adaptive Cruise Control with Low Speed Follow.
New Honda CRV 2019 specs
There will be available only two engines. Base LX will be powered by a 2.4-liter inline-4. This naturally aspirated engine in 2018 year model produces 184 horsepower at 6,400 rpm and 180 lb-ft of peak torque at 3,900 rpm. Second engine is available with other trims and this turbocharged engine has 1.5-liter of displacement. It is rated at 190 horses at 5,600 rpm and peak torque of 179 lb-ft is available from 2,000 to 5,000 rpm.
Both engines come paired with CVT automatic transmission with available both FWD and AWD drivetrain. Both engines have similar power output but fuel economy is a bit better with turbo engine. Base engine is rated at 28 mpg of combined driving while turbocharged is rated at 30 mpg of combined drive.
|2019 HONDA CR-V SPECIFICATIONS|
|Engine type||2.4-liter I4 i-VTEC||1.5-liter I4 Turbo|
|Horsepower||184 HP @ 6,400 rpm||190 HP @ 5,600 rpm|
|Torque||180 lb-ft @ 3,900 rpm||179 lb-ft @ 2,000 – 5,000 rpm|
|Transmission type||Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT)|
(city / hwy / comb)
|26 / 32 / 28 – FWD|
25 / 31 / 27 – AWD
|28 / 34 / 30 – FWD|
27 / 33 / 29 – AWD
|Towing capacity||1,500 lbs. (680 kg)|
2019 CR-V Hybrid
Hybrid version of the crossover SUV will come with the same powertrain that we can find under the hood of the Honda Accord Hybrid. It pairs a 2.0-liter inline-4 engine with 143 HP with two electric motors – generators. One of the motors is geared to the engine while other is coupled with the vehicle’s differential. This combination can produce total of 212 horsepower with fuel economy rated around 36 / 35 / 37 mpg (city / hwy / comb).
2019 Honda CRV price and release date
Since the new Honda CRV 2019 will not receive any big changes we do not expect any changes when it comes to its cost. The base LX with FWD model should start around $24,000 while EX starts with almost $3,000 more. EX-L and Touring models are going to be available with base price just under $30,000 and $33,000 respectively. If you decide to have AWD drivetrain you have to pay $1,300 more, no matter what model you choose. When it comes to release date, we expect that the 2019 Honda CRV will hit the market in summer of 2018.