Lauded as a great all-rounder crossover, the Honda CR-V has plenty of talking points that make it an appealing ride to a wide array of drivers. Let’s take a look at the specs of this 2021 crossover along with the perks that each edition has to offer.
Price – The standard LX model of this crossover has a starting retail price of $25,150. Above that is the EX which sells for $27,660. The slightly upgraded version of the EX is the EX-L, on sale for $30,150, while the top-of-the-line model is the Touring, on sale now for $33,350. Let’s take a closer look at each edition’s set of features.
Performance – Every CR-V model comes with a 1.5 litre four-cylinder engine, boasting 190 horsepower and 179 lb-ft of torque. While a smooth ride around the city and highly responsive in harsher road conditions, the CR-V does tend to drone under hard acceleration. Nevertheless, this vehicle remains a smooth ride that mimics the shifts of a traditional automatic transmission.
-Regardless of model, you can choose between a front-wheel drive or all wheel-drive. Front-wheel drives display impressive gag consumption, doing 28 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway. All-wheel drives better those figures, with 27 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the open road.
Interior And Infotainment – The LX and EX models come with a spacious interior, door openings that provide plenty of clearance and plenty of cargo space. Exact measurements are 37.6 cubic feet behind the rear seats, while the EX-L and Touring trims have 39.2 cubic feet of space. With the rear seats folded down, each model boasts up to 75.8 cubic feet of storage.
Safety – All CR-V trims come with airbags, 4-wheel ABS, 4-wheel disc brakes, brake assist, daytime running lights, lane keeping assist, lane departure warning, electronic stability control, and traction control. With such a vast set of features, the CR-V earned a five-star overall rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, making it one of the safest compact SUVs on the market.
Overall Impression – With its superior fuel economy, powerful engine, advanced safety features and spaciousness, the CR-V outperforms most of its competition. If you are able to look past these weaknesses, the CR-V proves to be one of the most versatile crossovers that provides great value for money.