The 2018 Honda CR-V is a compact SUV that is designed to enthral the senses and give comfort to the eyes. The SUV belongs to a long legacy of luxurious and powerful vehicles that have proven to be live up to the owner’s expectations.
The 2018 CR-V aims to revolutionize the aspects of comfort and luxury in the SUV class. The new model is dynamic because of the smart sensing and drivetrain technologies that have been installed in it. It looks set to redefine SUV intuitive technology.
The latest 5 door CR-V is the 5th Generation Model of the brand, and is proving to be one of the most reliable compact SUV’s in the world. The model comes with a variety of power and safety options, and also features advanced chassis systems that improve the handling of the SUV to a great extent.
Here we shall take a detailed look at the features of the car.
Engine Specifications of 2018 Honda CR-V
The 2018 Honda CR-V is fitted with a 2.4-litre I-4 Engine and is reported to be able to produce 184 horsepower and 244Nm of Torque as well. The powerful engine gives the SUV a top speed of 200 Km/h, and provides it with the ability to go from 0 – 100 Km/h in just 8.5 seconds.
The engine also comes equipped with a new and improved Direct Fuel Injection System, and an i-VTE Valve Train System as well. Both of these features combine to provide the seller with a more dynamic driving experience and complement overall engine power. Paired with a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT), the engine is capable of delivering optimum performance that can truly absorb the driver’s senses.
The SUV comes in 2WD and AWD options as well. The 2WD system gives excellent Fuel Economy with an astonishing 26mpgs while driving within the city, and 32mpgs while on the highway. The Combined Fuel Economy for the 2WD trim stands at 28mpg. The AWD trim of the SUV provides an in-city Fuel Economy of 25mpg and of 31mpg on the highways, while the Combined Fuel Economy of the AWD stands at 27mpg.
The new Honda CR-V comes packed with exciting technological advancements, which make a very strong impression on the onlooker. The SUV possesses many technological innovations that are unique.
The SUV contains a Multi Angle Rear-View Camera that enhances the visibility of the driver during reverse. The Multi Angle Rear-View Camera provides the driver with three viewing Angle options, including Normal, Top-Down and Wide Angle. The driver is thus provided with a wider field of view.
Another exciting feature that improves driver visibility is the availability of Full LED Headlights at the SUV’s front end. The headlights utilize smart technology for detecting driving conditions and then to adjust the direction and style of the lamps. They can also detect oncoming traffic and lower the beams at night, in order to make the driving experience safer for everyone. The lights also come equipped with an automatic on and off feature as well.
Another innovative feature is the Smart Entry System which can be used by engaging the Smart Key. The Smart Key provides options for keyless entry, exit and engine start/stop. There is a separate Walk Away Auto Lock Feature provided in the use of this key as well, which essentially locks the car doors once it senses that the smart key is being taken away from the car.
The SUV is equipped with a Smart Blind Spot Information System as well which can help the driver in knowing when vehicles come too close to the rear of the car. This feature can come especially handy for a driver once changing lanes on busy highways, where many vehicles disappear from the driver’s field of view because of their speed. The sensors are adapt to figuring out whether the object behind the 2018 Honda CR-V is a car or something else, and sounds alarms once it detects a real threat.
One of the most dynamic feature of the SUV that complements the luxury component of Honda as well, is the revolutionary Rain Sensing Windshield Wiper System. The automatic wipers can sense once rain pours over the car, and switch-on on their own. The wipers can also sense the amount of rain that is pouring at a given moment, and automatically adjust the wiping frequency as per the driver’s requirement. This feature greatly enhances the comfort of the driver, so that he can focus on the road ahead and not have to worry about the adjusting the wiping rate.
— Honda (@Honda) November 10, 2017
Honda Sensing Assistance Suite
The 2018 Honda CR-V is also fitted with the revolutionary Honda Sensing Suite as well, which essentially consists of 4 drive assist technologies. The suite has been created to aid the driver in keeping a safe driving profile.
The system includes:
- Road Departure Mitigation System, which detects road markers through a small camera and ensures the car doesn’t leave the road.
- Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Flow, which helps regulate vehicle speed on highways and long distance travel.
- Lane Keeping Assist System, that detects once the car starts to sway from the center of the lane and automatically adjusts the steering to return to its previous position.
- Collision Mitigation Braking System, which detects unavoidable frontal collisions and helps brake/stop the car.
The technological aspects of the SUV puts it head and shoulders above the rest of its competition.
Design of the 2018 Honda CR-V
The design profile of the 2018 Honda CR-V is quite dynamic as well. The external detailing has been lined exquisitely with modern aerodynamic edges and has a striking impact on the on-lookers. The interior is eye-catching as well, and needs to be understood in detail as well, in order to get a better idea of its design identity.
The front fascia of the 2018 CR-V is dominated by the Active Shutter Grille which has been built to give the SUV a new design identity. The Grille is also instrumental in giving the SUV an increase in aerodynamic flow regulation. The front bumper integrates the Shutter Grille along with the in-built Fog-Lights, and is part of the overall rugged design identity of the SUV. The aerodynamic lifts on the hood of the car pay homage to Honda’s legendary design innovation as well.
The rear end of the SUV is dominated by the new and distinctive LED Tail Lights that are a special feature of the SUV’s design identity. The heightened placement of the lights increases visibility for the cars behind it, and the LED feature enhances visibility for the driver as well. The SUV is quite wide, and the rear end is testament to this design feature. The bumper integrates chrome exhaust tips, which add to the overall sturdy and athletic look of the car.
— Honda (@Honda) October 17, 2017
The Interior Profile of the SUV is highlighted by the extra roomy cabin, which provides extended leg and head room. The cabin details include leather trimmed linings and smooth fabric seat-covers as well. The dashboard is dominated by the digital instrument panel and the display audio visual touchscreen that provide enhanced navigational, entertainment and communication options.
The steering wheel contains enhanced smart controls which can be used to select drive modes and assistance techniques as well. The central panel includes Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control instruments and knobs, and just beneath them is the shifting panel which includes an automatic brake button that can disable the parking brake by a simple push and without having to shift out of the parking gear.
The leather trimmed seats of the SUV enhance luxurious experience for the driver and passengers, with the front driver and passenger seats being equipped with Internal Heating Functions to beat the cold on chilly days. The seats are completely powered, with 12-way power seat adjustment options for the driver and 4-way adjustment options for the front passenger.
The SUV is also equipped with 25+ connected audio features including Apple Car Play and Android Auto, that give the driver better connectivity options for their car. The Smart Honda Link system can also be connected to the car for the purpose of internet connectivity and for setting up WiFi Hotspots within the car as well.
The 2018 Honda CR-V offers many advanced safety features as a standard. The following list provides details.
Some of the SUV’s highlighting safety features include:
- 3-Point Seat Belts at all Seating Positions
- Adaptive Cruise Control
- Advanced Compatibility Engineering Body Structure
- Anti-Lock Braking System
- Blind Spot Monitoring System
- Brake Assist
- Child-Proof Rear Door Locks
- Collision Mitigation Braking System
- Driver Attention Monitor
- Electric Parking Brake with Automatic Brake Hold
- Electronic Brake Distribution
- Forward Collision Warning
- Hill Start Assist
- Lane Departure Warning
- Lane Keeping Assist System
- LED Daytime Running Lights
- Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH)
- Low-Speed Follow
- Multi-Angle Rear-view Camera
- Multiple Air Bags
- Road Departure Mitigation System
- Tire Pressure Monitoring System
- Traction Control
- Vehicle Stability Assist
Price and Availability of the 2018 Honda CR-V SUV in the UAE
The 2018 Honda CR-V SUV is readily available in the UAE. The SUV can be obtained from the exclusive Honda Dealers in the country. The price of the SUV has been established by the company to start from AED 89,900 to AED 125,900. The increases in price are due to the various trim levels and other options of the SUV.
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