The all-new Honda CR-V will arrive in showrooms in mid-July with a 140kW four-cylinder VTEC turbo engine as standard across the range, which will be priced from $30,690.
As with the current CR-V family there will be four main model grades though the diesel-powered DTi-L departs, replaced by a new range-topping VTi-LX petrol.
Also gone will be the six-speed manual transmission in the entry-level VTi, making this one of the few SUV ranges to have the same engine and transmission (a CVT auto in the CR-V’s case) across all variants.
There will still be a choice between two- and all-wheel drive, though this will mostly depend on which variant you select with only the second-tier VTi-S variant being available with either.
No manual means the $30,690 entry-level price is $3200 more expensive than the current model. However, the gap is reduced to $900 when comparing the CVT-equipped version of the base model CR-V VTi. Honda says the price bump is more than compensated by $3500 worth of additions including the turbo engine, with similar “added value” across the range.
This will be the first CR-V to accommodate a third row, though this will only available in the second-from-top VTi-L variant, and only in 2WD configuration.
The fifth-generation CR-V has bolder styling than the current model and features a more spacious, “premium interior” featuring upgraded materials with a soft-touch instrument panel and a high-resolution 7-inch TFT touch screen, the latter of which includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone mirroring
The infotainment system is included as standard in the entry-level VTi along with:
- Smart keyless entry with Push Button Start
- Active Noise Control (ANC)
- Dual-zone climate control
- Reverse camera
- 8-speaker audio
- Electric parking brake
- LED Daytime Running Lights (DRLs)
- Front fog lights
- 17-inch alloy wheels
- Driver Attention Monitor (DAM)
- Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
- Trailer Stability Assist (TSA).
The VTi-S has all of the above features plus 18-inch alloy wheels, electric tailgate, sat-nav, front and rear parking sensors, lane departure warning and the option of all-wheel-drive. [VTi-S AWD - $35,490].
Upgrading to the VTi-L brings seven seats with split-fold 3rd row, a panoramic sunroof, leather-appointed seat trim, heated front seats with eight-way power adjustment and auto rain-sensing wipers.
The range-topping VTi-LX AWD has everything, minus the third row, plus Honda Sensing suite of driver-assist technologies, LED headlights with active cornering, LED front fog lights, Digital Radio (DAB+), privacy glass and auto-dimming rear view mirror.
2017 Honda CR-V manufacturer list pricing
- VTi, 2WD - $30,690
- VTi-S, 2WD - $33,290
- VTi-S, AWD - $35,490
- VTi-L, 2WD [7 seats] - $38,990
- VTi-LX, AWD - $44,290
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