Stay up to date with Honda’s popular midsize SUV as we keep track of any and all upgrades, price changes and more, inside one handy report
Honda’s CR-V has been a favourite of Australian SUV buyers since the original arrived in 1997. Honda says CR-V stands for “Comfortable Runabout Vehicle”.
A new generation arrives in 2023 with turbocharged four-cylinder engines and a clever range-topping hybrid that drives like an electric car, intended to take on cars like the best-selling Toyota RAV4.
The new CR-V measures 4704mm long, 1866mm wide and 1681mm tall – unless you have a model with the roof-racks, which extends the height to 1691mm.
All CR-Vs come with a five-year, unlimited kilometre warranty; five years of complimentary roadside assistance and five years capped pricing servicing. In Australia, Honda uses a novel new ‘agency model’ for selling cars, meaning what you see price-wise is what you pay. It’s intended to do away with haggling at dealers.
In this article, we break down the pricing and equipment lists of each 2024 CR-V grade.
Honda offers its CR-V in four distinct grades or equipment levels: VTi X, VTi L, VTi LX and the range-topping hybrid eHEV RS.
All models are powered by a 1.5-litre turbocharged inline-four producing 140kW and 240Nm, except the top-spec eHEV RS.
The eHEV RS uses a 2.0-litre naturally aspirated inline-four as a generator, charging a small battery pack which then powers two electric motors which propel the car, making it a petrol-powered electric car (sort of). The eHEV RS’s total system output is 152kW.
All models are front-wheel-drive as standard except the VTi LX, which has standard all-wheel-drive. The VTi L can be optioned with all-wheel-drive for an additional $2500.
All CR-V models require minimum 91RON fuel and feature 57-litre fuel tank.
The VTi X and VTi L are available as seven-seaters for an additional $2300 and $2500 respectively. Seven-seat models feature full-length curtain airbags, protecting third row occupants.
All five-seat models come standard with a full-size spare wheel except the eHEV RS, which has a puncture repair kit. Seven-seat models have a space-saver spare.
Honda’s safety Sensing system is standard across the range and includes:
The VTi L seven-seater comes with a standard panoramic sunroof.
All prices listed are before on-road costs.
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