Middletown Honda Shoppers 2018 Honda CR-V

The Honda CR-V has long been one of America’s favorite crossover SUVs at dealerships like the Middletown Honda dealer. After last year’s update, there are now even more reasons to like the CR-V, including the turbocharged engine that’s standard on all models except for the base LX trim. This powerplant produces a generous amount of low-end torque, while providing outstanding fuel economy. The 2018 Honda CR-V’s suspension minimizes body roll when the vehicle’s cornering, while still providing outstanding ride quality.

Customers also enjoy the 2018 Honda CRV’s roomy interior and ample cargo space. There’s an incredible 75.8 cubic feet of room for cargo, making the CR-V a great alternative to a midsize SUV. Last year’s update gave the CR-V 1.5 more inches of ground clearance, making it great for light off-roading. The available all-wheel-drive system makes mud crawling even better and provides more traction in wet and slippery weather. If you’re looking for a compact SUV that will please just about every driver, you should place the 2018 Honda CR-V at the top of your shopping list.

The automotive press remains enthusiastic, with Kelley Blue Book writing: “Fresh from its complete overhaul last year, the 2018 Honda CR-V compact-crossover SUV continues to offer the size, features, fuel economy and excellent reliability buyers have come to expect from Honda. … It has more interior room than a Toyota RAV4, more power than the Nissan Rogue and better resale value than a Ford Escape.”

The 2018 Honda CR-V seats five and comes in four trim levels, listed as LX, EX, EX-L and Touring. All models get standard front-wheel drive. The base LX trim is powered by a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 184 horsepower and 180 lb.-ft. of torque, connected to a CVT. The other trims get a 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine developing 190 hp and 179 lb.-ft. of torque, also matched to a CVT.

Fuel economy is outstanding, with EPA-estimated fuel economy rated for the 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine rated at 26 mpg city/32 mpg highway for models with front-wheel drive and 25 mpg city/31 mpg highway for all-wheel drive models.* The 1.5-liter four-cylinder powerplant gets 28 mpg city/34 mpg highway with front-wheel drive and 27 mpg city/33 mpg highway with all-wheel drive.

The 2018 Honda CR-V received the highest score of five stars overall in crash test ratings from the NHTSA. The IIHS awarded the CRV with the highest rating of Good in all crash tests and named it one of the organization’s 2018 IIHS Top Safety Pick models.

All CR-V trim levels get a standard rearview camera. The EX, EX-L and Touring trims come with the Honda Sensing suite of safety technologies, which features automatic emergency braking, forward collision warning, adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, lane departure warning and road departure mitigation. Also standard on these trims are rear cross traffic alert, blind spot monitoring and automatic high beams. Rear parking sensors are optional.

* All vehicle mileage based on 2018 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.