The upcoming 2018 Honda CR-V Touring AWD represent the fifth generation of the wildly popular crossover SUV series from Honda. Thanks to an excellent performance, comfort, convenience, as well as fuel efficiency, the CR-V has quickly become among the most frequently seen crossovers on the American roads. However, the series was in the need of a refreshment, and Honda answered with the newest Touring AWD model. With a number of major and minor design updates, the new SUV is poised to dazzle the potential customers, once again. But, in order to do that, it will have to go against the Mazda CX-5 and the Chevrolet Equinox.
2018 Honda CR-V Touring AWD – Noticeably Larger than the Previous Model
From the first looks, it would seem that the 2018 Honda CR-V Touring AWD will be noticeably larger than the previous model. This will certainly bring about even more available space, especially for cargo options. The SUV itself is built on a brand new modular platform from Honda, which promises a lot of durability and flexibility. To update the CR-Vs design Honda opted for a more aggressive and athletic approach. The new striking lines and smooth aerodynamic angles distinguish this model from the older ones. In the front, the SUV will feature a redesigned and more aggressive grille, coupled with sleek, swept-back headlights. In addition, the Honda also decided to stretch the hood and give the vehicle a less minivan-like stance, which will certainly please many customers. Lastly, the rear will feature Acura-inspired taillights, which wrap around the edges of the rear window.
As opposed to the older models, the interior of the upcoming 2018 Honda CR-V Touring AWD will be much more classy and stylish. The Honda has decided to add some fresh and adventurous flavor to its cabin, while still preserving its core functionality. Even though the CR-V is one of the smallest crossovers on the market, it still offers plenty of room. The driver and the passengers will appreciate the headroom and legroom, as well as extensive cargo options. When it comes to the materials, the new vehicle will feature nothing but high-quality trims. On the tech side of things, the latest CR-V will offer a little bit of everything. The drivers will appreciate the new Garmin navigational system, an updated dashboard, adaptive cruise control and a plethora of safety systems. For infotainment purposes, there will be a 7.0-inch touchscreen display, a 9-speaker audio system, and Bluetooth wireless connectivity.
2018 Honda CR-V Touring AWD – Engine Specs and Performance
The 2018 Honda CR-V Touring AWD will sport two engine variants. One is going to be a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine, capable of producing 184 hp at 6.400 rpm, and 189 lb-ft of torque, with an EPA of 25/31 mpg for the AWD version. The other will be a 1.5-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder, with 174 hp at 5.600 rpm and 179 lb-ft of torque. Its EPA is rated at 27/33 mpg with an AWD. Both engines will be coupled with a CVT automatic transmission. There are also strong indications that there will also be a hybrid version, as well. So far, the Honda hasn’t confirmed or denied this rumor.
2018 Honda CR-V Touring AWD – Price and Reveal
The 2018 Honda CR-V Touring AWD will have a price tag of no less than 25.000$. The release date will be in early 2018.