Review Honda CR-V VTi-S
Think of the Honda CR-V like Britney Spears. Initially lovely, it only started to run out of common stakes once the younger competitors started going live. Fortunately, unlike Britney, Honda has not disappeared from view.
The old CR-V, the fourth generation, is very solid if not noticeable, with Honda’s key feature of its smart, spacious interior and other features of Honda, deafening since the engine’s 2010s. boring and transmission combination.
Now in its twentieth year on sale, the new CR-V is here to revive fortunes in a far more complex and busy market than its great-grandfather could see (if cars could admire. ). And with a new turbo engine singing a new tune, it could be even a bit more interesting. This is hope.
Does it represent good value for the price? What features does it come with? 7/10
The CR-V comes in a lot of flavors, in fact, with an appealing new seven-seater option. The range opens with VTi front-wheel drive at $ 30,690, and continues through VTi-S to VTi-S AWD for $ 35,490. VTi-L is the first to sprout up the third row (big news for the new CR-V and for the segment). VTi-L lost AWD, before it reappeared on a seven-seat VTi-LX at $ 44,290.
My week’s was the driver in front of the five-seat VTi-S at $ 33,290. For that, you’ll get Honda’s middle filter rolling on 18-inch alloys, with eight-speaker stereo, dual-zone climate control, reversing camera, LaneWatch camera, keyless start and start. lock, front and rear parking sensors, cruise control, sat nav, automatic headlights and wipers, leather-wrapped steering wheel, electric tailgate, power for everything and a full size widget .
All seven colors are available for free (hooray) and there is no factory option.
The media system is controlled via a touch screen that has a blocky set of graphics, which in the mid-90s was quite frustrating, a bit flawed. Everything is not particularly grouped and all are quite amateurish. Thankfully, that doesn’t matter, since transparent screens can also run Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
A bunch of shortcut buttons on the side of the dashboard like Audi means you never really need to use firmware if you don’t want to. And glory is, there’s an appropriate volume adjustment knob. Another very smart feature is when you activate Siri to ask it to do something, the fan speed drops to get rid of your voice. I don’t know why it annoys me so much, but it’s pretty cool and smart.
Is there anything interesting about its design? 7/10
The fourth generation is one of almost but not entirely styling efforts. Ahead is a wild forest with corners and chrome and more lines than a Shakespeare tragedy, all stuffed into a busy nose with giant animated headlights. It becomes quieter and is considered more when you get off the bus, but one look doesn’t.
Sadly, although predictable for Honda, it’s still not, but now in the fifth iteration, it’s at least more cohesive. The front is cleaner and everything is more symmetrical, although there are a few moments where the eraser will be a better part of the valor for designers.
However, you cannot deny it has a presence and is a scientist less crazy than it. Familiar profile in “isn’t it shorter?” way, while the characteristic arrowhead shape of the rear quarter window fills a bit to accommodate more glass.
And it’s longer, but only with a relatively difficult 11mm. It looks lower, but the actual height is up to 6 mm in this front-wheel drive version. It’s also wider (35mm) but the real reason it looks longer is to add an extra 40mm wheelbase, extending the body. Curiously, the ground clearance also increased by 28mm.
The inside of the CR-V is actually quite lovely. There was a palpable elevator in both presentation and document. Like VW’s excellent Tiguan, the fabric seats are preferable to leather examples and are comfortable to boot. Everything you touch feels soft and inviting and looks good.
I will be careful towards great words but in a market with quality services from Mazda and VW, you have to bring your game A and, in my opinion, Honda has done that.
How much fuel does it consume? 8/10
Honda claims a combined cycle number of 7.3L / 100km and I got 8.2L / 100km in an easy 50/50 mix of suburbs and highways, which is quite good considering the CR- V has not stopped.
What safety devices are equipped? What is a safety assessment? 7/10
CR-V comes from Thailand with six airbags, ABS, stability and traction control, trailer sway control, brake emergency display, reversing camera and speed warning.
At the top is a smart LaneWatch camera, which hangs the rearview mirror on the left, down the side of the car, so you can know someone drove in while you were about to turn. Activated by the earth indicator, it is very useful.
ANCAP has not yet been given a safety rating, but cannot afford to lose five stars from the previous generation. On a side note, Honda says the CR-V is not equipped with Takata airbags.
One more note – only the top spec has the kind of equipment that its main rival, the CX-5 has. These include AEB front and rear and reverse traffic alerts. Even the bottom of the CX-5 Maxx range has front LED headlights and LEDs.
What is the cost to own? What warranty is provided? 8/10
Honda offers a very generous five-year / unlimited km warranty. Service is limited to the first 10 services / year at $ 295, regardless of the service. Unlike some of its rivals, Honda wants to meet you every 12 months or 10,000km.
What does it like to drive? 8/10
The new CR-V is a much better machine than the one it replaces. Gone are the noisy 2.4-liter sounds like wanting to be anywhere but the bonnet of anything. The new engine is only a 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder, but it’s much more willing (with greater power and torque) and doesn’t have an audio module.
The old five-speed car overcame its peak and defeated its rival, which added to misery. CVT replaces it at home in CR-V more than Civic, but you have to watch to burn. It will take some time to realize you’re asking for a bit, but once you’ve got it on the move, it makes sense that it’s not a special response box. Picked up, it whistled like a jet engine rolling down – it was background noise, but it was annoying until you found out what it was.
What lit my flames for the CR-V was ride, handling and steering. Although there is still no rival with the CX-5, but it is closer than before and selected between it and other cars on the driveway, CR-V won easily, all day. everyday. It’s comfortable for everyone, super quiet on the journey (I mean, really quiet – even the cunning surfaces are a long distance, instead of near roar). It’s more like someone who actually likes to ride a car rather than just using them as a transportation service thinking: “We should make this pleasant.” And they did.
The old car is a bit clumpy, crashing and bumping through bumps and the steering feels a little tight or loose, but mostly, you have little idea of what’s going on under the front wheel. Again, this issue has been arranged in a fairly minimalist way, but with higher grip and more sense of a vehicle you can be more confident.
The CR-V will never be fast enough for me, but it is more than the competition, which (most) is not fast enough for me. The suspension can also be quieter, but the noise is a far cry and a few slaps of tires rather than the racket of the old car.