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The Honda CR-V is a compact crossover SUV manufactured by Honda since 1995 and introduced in the North American market in 1997.[1][2] It uses the Honda Civic platform with an SUV body design. The CR-V is Honda's mid-range utility vehicle, slotting between the smaller Honda HR-V and the larger Honda Pilot. Honda states "CR-V" stands for "Comfortable Runabout Vehicle"[3][4][5] while the term "Compact Recreational Vehicle" is used in a British car review article that was republished by Honda.[6]

Honda CR-V
2017 Honda CR-V front 4.11.18.jpg
Fifth generation Honda CR-V
Overview
ManufacturerHonda
Production1995–present
Body and chassis
ClassCompact crossover SUV
Body style5-door SUV
LayoutFront-engine, front-wheel-drive
Front-engine, four-wheel-drive
Chronology
PredecessorHonda Crossroad

Honda began producing the CR-V in Sayama, Japan, and Swindon, UK, for worldwide markets, adding North American manufacturing sites in East Liberty, Ohio, United States, in 2007; El Salto, Jalisco, Mexico, in late 2007 (ended in early 2017); Alliston, Ontario, Canada, in 2012; and Greensburg, Indiana, United States, in February 2017. The CR-V is also produced in Wuhan (Hubei province) for the Chinese market by the Dongfeng Honda Automobile Company, a joint venture with Dongfeng Motor Corporation.

Contents

First generation (1995–2001)Edit

First generation (RD1–RD3)
 
Overview
Production1995–2001
Model years1997–2001
AssemblySwindon, United Kingdom (HUKM)
Sayama, Japan
Hsinchu, Taiwan
Santa Rosa, Laguna, Philippines (Honda Santa Rosa, Laguna Plant)
Ayutthaya, Thailand (Honda Ayutthaya Plant)
Karawang, Indonesia (Honda Prospect Motor)
DesignerHiroyuki Kawase (1993)
Body and chassis
RelatedHonda Civic (sixth generation)
Honda Integra
Powertrain
Engine
Transmission5-speed SBXM AWD manual
5-speed SKH FWD manual
MDMA 4-speed automatic
MDLA 4-speed automatic
Dimensions
Wheelbase2,620 mm (103 in)
2,625.1 mm (103.35 in) (post-facelift)
Length4,510 mm (178 in)
Width1,780 mm (70 in)
Height1,678 mm (66.1 in)1995–1998 (2WD version)
1,700 mm (67 in) 1995–1998(4WD LX)
1,725 mm (67.9 in) 1995–1998 (2WD EX 126 BHP)
1,745 mm (68.7 in) 1999–2001 (2WD EX 146 BHP 2.0 Engine)
1,755 mm (69.1 in) 1999–2001 (4WD EX 146 BHP 2.0 Engine)
1,770 mm (70 in) 1999–2001 (4WD EX-L With Navigation)

The first generation CR-V was Honda's first in-house designed sport utility vehicle by Hiroyuki Kawase. The CR-V was introduced in Japan at Honda Verno dealerships only and was regarded as a luxury vehicle in Japan due to the exterior width dimensions exceeding Japanese Government dimension regulations. For the North American market, it was displayed at the 1996 Chicago Auto Show and went on sale in February 1997.

Upon introduction, the model had only one trim level, which would later be known as the LX model trim; it was powered by the 2.0-liter straight-four B20B producing 126 hp (94 kW) at 5400 rpm and 133 lb⋅ft (180 N⋅m) of torque at 4800 rpm. Outer dimensions for this engine would be identical to the Integra's 1.8 L engine, but internally the engine had a larger 84 mm (3.3 in) bore to add the extra displacement needed to produce more torque. The engine used a one-piece cylinder sleeve construction unique from any other B-series engine. The chassis was a unibody design with a four-wheel double wishbone suspension. Inside, the rear seats were able to fold down, and a picnic table was stowed in the rear floor area. All models featured plastic cladding covering the front bumper, rear bumper, and fender wells. In most countries, CR-Vs had a chrome grille; however, in the United States, the grille was made out of the same black plastic as the bumpers. The EX included anti-lock brakes and 15 inch alloy wheels over the LX trim. Drivetrain options were front-wheel drive or Honda's Real Time AWD.

FaceliftEdit

Honda CR-V (pre-facelift)
Facelift Honda CR-V
Facelift Honda CR-V Sport
Honda CR-V (Japan)

In 1999, the European, Australian, and Asian CR-V models featured more drastic changes. Exterior alterations included a new front bumper, smoothed off rear bumper, and a smaller plastic radio antenna on the rear of the roof. "Nighthawk Black" was added to the list of paint choices, while "Passion Orange" disappeared. New dark blue pearl and red pearl shades replaced the former solid red and metallic blue hues. European models received an enlarged Honda emblem on the front grille, and a new metallic yellow paint in certain markets.

The engine was changed to the 2.0 L B20Z engine, producing 147 hp (110 kW) at 6200 rpm and 133 lb⋅ft (180 N⋅m) of torque at 4500 rpm. This improved performance for the 3,200 lb (1,500 kg) vehicle. Fuel economy of 23 mpg‑US (10 L/100 km; 28 mpg‑imp) city/28 mpg‑US (8.4 L/100 km; 34 mpg‑imp) highway (US) and price were not affected by the increase in power, which was the result of a higher compression ratio (9.6:1 compared to the B20B's 8.8:1), a new intake manifold, and slightly higher lift on the intake valves.

In 2000, a Special Edition model was introduced in North America. The SE featured body-colored bumpers and side moldings, a body-colored hard spare tire cover, leather upholstery, CD/cassette audio deck, rear privacy glass, a Navtech navigation system, and chrome grille accent. Until 2001, the CR-V sold more than any other vehicle in its class. The North American models also received new exterior colors including Naples Gold Metallic and Taffeta White. Electron Blue was introduced in 2000 to replace Submarine Blue Pearl, while Satin Silver Metallic replaced Sebring Silver Metallic in 2001. However, that year, sales of the Ford Escape and its clone, the Mazda Tribute, surpassed those of the CR-V.

The Australian higher specification model was called the "Sport". It was added at the time of the first facelift and included body-colored bumpers, mirrors, door handles, and hard rear spare wheel cover. It also included alloy wheels, roof rails, and a large glass sunroof. The CR-V became the country's best-selling SUV in 2000, outselling the Toyota Land Cruiser for the first time.

SafetyEdit

The 1997–2001 model tested by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) was the LX model with standard driver and passenger airbags. Even though the car's structure received an acceptable rating, the overall car received a marginal rating as the dummy's left leg would have been broken. In addition to this lower body injury, the dummy's head went through the airbag which may have caused a minor concussion. The chest was well protected.

Models equipped with an automatic transmission now had an overdrive cancel button that allowed the driver to lock the transmission in the first three gears to provide power for passing and climbing grades. The pattern of the cloth on the seats was also redesigned, and the head restraints earned an acceptable rating from the IIHS for whiplash protection.

Second generation (2001–2006)Edit

Second generation (RD4–RD9)
 
Overview
Production2001–2006
Model years2002–2006
AssemblySwindon, England
Ayutthaya, Thailand
Melaka, Malaysia
Sayama, Japan
Ping-Tung, Taiwan
Santa Rosa, Laguna, Philippines
India
Karawang, Indonesia (Honda Prospect Motor)
Wuhan, China (Dongfeng Honda)
DesignerMitsuhiro Honda (1999)[7]
Body and chassis
RelatedHonda Civic (seventh generation)
Honda Element
Honda Integra DC5
Powertrain
Engine2.0 L K20A1 I4
2.0 L K20A4 I4
2.2 L N22A2 turbodiesel I4
2.4 L K24A1 I4
Transmission5-speed manual
4-speed automatic
5-speed automatic
Dimensions
Wheelbase2,620 mm (103 in)
2,625 mm (103.3 in) (post-facelift)
Length4,535 mm (178.5 in)
4,600 mm (180 in) (post-facelift)
Width1,785 mm (70.3 in)
Height1,680 mm (66 in) 2002–2004
1,700 mm (67 in) 2002–2004 2WD
1,750 mm (69 in) 2002–2004 4WD
1,759 mm (69.3 in) 2005–2006 2WD
1,780 mm (70 in) 2005–2006 4WD
1,800 mm (71 in) 2005–2006 2WD/4WD
 
Pre-facelift Honda CR-V Sport

The second generation CR-V was a full redesign, based on the seventh generation Civic, and powered by the K24A1 engine. South East Asian models produced 150 hp (110 kW) of power and 190 N⋅m (140 lbf⋅ft) while the North American versions of the new engine produced 160 hp (120 kW) and 190 N⋅m (140 lbf⋅ft) of torque. Per new SAE regulations, the same North American K24A1 engine is now rated at 156 hp (116 kW) and 160 lb⋅ft (220 N⋅m). The new CR-V retained the fuel economy of the previous model because of the i-VTEC system. The new chassis had increased torsional and bending rigidity, the suspension included front toe control link MacPherson struts and a rear reactive-link double wishbone; the compact rear suspension increased cargo space to 72 cu ft (2,000 l). The second generation CR-V was Car and Driver magazine's Best Small SUV for 2002 and 2003. Second generation CR-Vs in countries outside of North America were again offered in both "low specification" and "high specification" variants, with the latter featuring body-colored bumpers and fittings. It also now did not require the glass hatch to be opened before the swinging door. Changes between model years 2002, 2003, and 2004 were minor, involving an enlargement of the center compartment bin and the addition of a front passenger door power lock in the latter two years respectively.

It is reported that in late 2003, Honda took legal action against Shuanghuan of China accusing its Laibao SRV of copying the CR-V's exterior design.[8] Production for the Laibao SRV started in 2007 and ended in 2010. Another manufacturer from China made their copy called the Tianqi Meiya TM6480A.

FaceliftEdit

In 2005, the CR-V received a mid-cycle refresh. New 16-inch wheels replaced the previous 15-inch versions. Changes included new taillights and headlights with clear indicators and two separate H1 bulbs for low beams and high beams, the previous setup used H4 single bulb for both low and high beams. The taillights now used clear lenses instead of amber for the turning indicators. The grille was also changed; it had two horizontal bars instead of one. The front bumper design was slightly changed, it now has round fog lights compared to the previous trapezium fog lights and in addition to the lower grill there are two horizontal bars instead of one. The rear bumper reflectors were longer and narrower.

2005 facelift

On the inside of the car, the EX trim received upgrades which included steering wheel-mounted audio controls and an outside temperature monitor. The stereo system was also XM Satellite Radio ready (USA but not Canada). All CR-V models also had revised rear seat headrests, which had been redesigned to reduce rear view blockage.

Mechanically, the 2005 model was also changed. A major change included a drive-by-wire throttle for all CR-Vs. The all-wheel drive system was improved; it had been tuned to activate faster in low traction situations. US market models were equipped with a five-speed automatic, as opposed to the previous four-speed automatic.

In the United States and Canada, all 2005 MY and later CR-Vs have anti-lock brakes, electronic brake force distribution, traction control and Vehicle Stability Assist, front seat-mounted side airbags, and side-curtain airbags with rollover sensors for all occupants.

In Australia, the MY05 facelift went on sale in late 2004. Base models made do with only dual airbags and ABS as standard equipment, while the Sport came equipped with side airbags for the first time. Curtain airbags were unavailable on any model, until the next generation.

Following the tradition of adding a trim level above the EX during the refresh like the first generation CR-V, Honda added the SE trim level for the 2005 CR-V. The CR-V SE featured painted bumpers, body side molding, and hard, body-colored spare tire cover. For a more luxurious experience, Honda added a leather interior, leather-wrapped steering wheel, and heated side mirrors and front seats.

AustraliaEdit

This iteration of CR-V arrived in Australia in January 2002, and initially came in separate guises, consisting that of the "Base" & "Sport". The "CR-V" (or "Base"), consisted of, but not limited of, dual front airbags, Air Conditioning, power windows and mirrors, as well as a CD Player. Building upon "CR-V" specification, The Sport added ABS, Cruise Control, a sunroof, 15 inch alloy wheels, front foglights, as well as body coloured bumpers and mirrors.[9] Consistently selling very well within the Medium SUV segment within the previous generation, amassing over 40,000 units between 1997 and 2001, the second generation continued its success, with it becoming the best selling SUV in 2002, selling over 12,000 units.[9]

Several "Special Edition" models were released, beginning in 2003. The "Winter Classic" & "Sport Winter Classic" were sold in Winter/Spring 2003. Building upon the "Base", Winter Classic added alloy wheels, side steps, as well as a Tow Bar, whilst the Sport Winter Classic gained roof racks, nudge bar and foglights, however, did without the towbar. Later within this irritation, in 2005, an SE model was launched, featuring Rear parking Sensors, nudge bar and 16' alloy wheels. It was sold between October and November 2005. Running throughout 2006, the CR-V "Extra" brought with it 16 inch alloy wheels and side airbags.[10]

The following table lists its sales throughout its tenure

Year Australia
2002
2003 9,736
2004 >8,078
2005 8,844
2006
2007 (Jan-Feb)


Third generation (2006–2011)Edit

 
Pre-facelift Honda CR-V

The third generation CR-V went on sale in the U.S. in late September 2006 for the 2007 model year. Unlike preceding models, it features a rear liftgate rather than a side-opening rear door and no longer has the spare tire mounted on the rear door.

The third generation CR-V was powered by Honda's standard K-series 2.4 L inline-four engine. In North American markets, this engine's power is rated at 166 hp (124 kW) at 5,800 rpm and 161 lb⋅ft (218 N⋅m) at 4,200 rpm.[11] A 2.2 L i-CTDI diesel engine was offered in the European and Asian markets. The European market CR-V had the R20A 2.0 L gasoline engine, based on the Honda R-series i-VTEC SOHC engine found in the Honda Civic, as opposed to the previous CR-V offering the K20A.

FaceliftEdit

 
Facelift Honda CR-V

For the 2010 model year, the CR-V received style, powertrain, and equipment changes. Changes included a redesigned front fascia with a new horizontal-slat chrome grille and honeycomb-designed lower front grille, new front bumper, and revised taillights. The rear bumper was redesigned, as well as new five split-spoke 17-inch alloy wheels for EX and EX-L models. The interior received minor changes, including seat fabrics, as well as wider driver and front-passenger armrests. The audio head unit controls were altered and the information display backlighting in the gauges was changed to blue, instead of the previous black. A USB audio input became standard in the EX-L trim while hands-free Bluetooth connectivity was exclusive to the EX-L trim equipped with navigation system. In 2011, a mid-level SE trim debuted with a 6-disc CD changer and 17-inch 7-spoke alloy wheels that came from the pre-facelift EX and EX-L trims.

Fourth generation (2012–2016)Edit

 
Honda CR-V (pre-facelift)

The CR-V Concept debuted at the Orange County International Auto Show in September 2011,[12] the production 2012 CR-V debuted at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show.[13] The CR-V went on sale in the U.S. on 15 December 2011.[14] In some European countries, the fourth generation model is still being sold.

It is powered with a 2.4-liter i-VTEC inline-four engine that puts out 185 hp and 163 pound-feet (220 Nm) of torque at 4,400 rpm along with an all-new Real-Time all-wheel-drive (AWD) with intelligent control system. All North American Honda CR-Vs come equipped with a 5-speed automatic transmission.[15]

FaceliftEdit

 
Honda CR-V (facelift)

The facelifted 2015 model year CR-V went on sale during October 2014.[16] The CR-V uses the direct injected "Earth Dreams" engine and continuously variable transmission (CVT) transmission combination first introduced on the ninth generation Accord, EPA estimated fuel economy is improved +4/+3/+3 mpg (city/highway/combined). The structure has been modified to improve crash performance, particularly in the IIHS's small offset crash test. The suspension shock absorbers, springs, anti-roll bars and lower control arms are also revised to improve ride performance, while a reduced 15.6:1 steering gear ratio and larger brake booster gives it a sportier feel.

Fifth generation (2016–present)Edit

Fifth generation (RW1–RW6, RT5–RT6)
 
2017 Honda CR-V 2.0 (RW3, Indonesia)
Overview
Also calledHonda Breeze (China, Guangqi Honda)[17][18]
ProductionNovember 2016–present
Model years2017–present
AssemblyEast Liberty, Ohio, United States (ELAP)
Greensburg, Indiana, United States (HMIN)
El Salto, Jalisco, Mexico (Honda Mexico)
Sayama, Saitama, Japan
Ping-Tung, Taiwan
Ayutthaya, Thailand (Honda Ayutthaya Plant)
Alliston, Ontario, Canada (HCM)
Alor Gajah, Melaka, Malaysia
Wuhan, China (Dongfeng Honda)
Greater Noida, India (Honda Cars India)
Karawang, Indonesia (Honda Prospect Motor)
Body and chassis
RelatedAcura CDX
Honda Civic (tenth generation)
Powertrain
Engine2.4 L K24W I4
1.5 L L15B7 I4 (turbo)
2.0 L R20A I4
2.0 L LFA1 i-VTEC I4 PGM-Fi DOHC i-VTEC + 2 Electric Motors
1.6 L N16 i-DTEC I4 (turbo-diesel)
TransmissionCVT
9-speed ZF automatic (diesel)
Dimensions
Wheelbase104.7 in (2,659 mm)[19]
Length180.6 in (4,587 mm)
Width73.0 in (1,854 mm)
Height66.1 in (1,679 mm) (FWD)
66.5 in (1,689 mm) (AWD)
Curb weight1500-1540 Kg (3307–3397) lbs (FWD)
1551-1593 Kg (3421–3512) lbs (AWD)
2018 Honda CR-V +Sport 2WD (Australia)
Honda CR-V Hybrid (interior)

The fifth generation CR-V was unveiled on 13 October 2016 in Detroit. Sales began in the U.S. on 21 December 2016 as a 2017 model year. It uses the same Honda compact global platform introduced on the tenth generation Civic.The fourth generation also offers optional third row of seats for 7 passenger seating capacity.[20]

The base (LX) (exclude LX in Canada) trim is powered by an Earth Dreams 2.4-liter I-4 engine with 184 hp (137 kW; 187 PS), premium trims (all trims in Canada) are equipped with a 1.5-liter turbocharged I-4 with 190 hp (142 kW; 193 PS). The turbocharged engine delivers peak torque at 2,000 rpm-5,000 rpm[21] whereas the naturally-aspirated engine delivers its peak torque at 3,900 rpm.[22] U.S. and Canada models are only available with CVT transmissions.[citation needed]

The Honda Sensing package, which includes features like Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Collision Mitigation Braking (CMBS) and Lane Keeping Assist (LKAS), are standard on EX and above trims; the package was formerly reserved to the Touring trim prior to the 5th gen release. New safety features introduced include: Blind Spot Information (BSI) with Rear Cross Traffic Monitor (CTM), replacing the LaneWatch system from the previous generation CR-V, and Auto High Beam (HSS) headlights.[23]

LED daytime running lights, 18" alloy wheels, and electronic parking brake with a new auto-hold feature, are now standard on EX and up trim levels (LED Daytime running light and electronic parking brake with a new auto-hold feature are included in all trims in Canada). Additional, new features include a power lift-gate, active grille shutter system to reduce aerodynamic drag, Android Auto/Apple CarPlay on an updated 7-inch touch screen display with volume knob, 7-inch TFT instrument display and LED headlights.[24]

Honda began producing the CR-V at East Liberty, Ohio (ELP) in November 2016[25] and at Greensburg, Indiana (HMIN) during February 2017.[26][27]

The fifth generation CR-V was also launched in Thailand on 24 March 2017, and in Indonesia on 27 April 2017 at the 25th Indonesia International Motor Show. Indonesian models went on sale on 17 June 2017. The Indonesian model top trim (Prestige) is equipped with 5-spoke 18-inch Modulo alloy wheels not seen in other markets. The ASEAN models (excluding Indonesia and Malaysia)[28] are available with a 1.6-liter Honda i-DTEC turbodiesel option (producing 160 horsepower and 350Nm of torque) paired to a ZF 9HP transversely-mounted 9-speed automatic transmission. The i-DTEC turbodiesel engine has been revised from having a single variable-nozzle turbocharger in the earlier version to having two turbochargers - one for low RPMs and the other for high RPMs - to minimise turbo lag. It uses an aluminum cylinder head paired to an open-deck cylinder block, with shorter and thinner piston skirts to reduce mechanical friction to levels comparable to a gasoline engine.[29] It was named the 2018 Motor Trend SUV of the Year.

In the Philippines, the 1.6-liter i-DTEC diesel engine manages 120 PS and 300 Nm of torque.[30]

The Honda CR-V Hybrid was unveiled at the 2017 Auto Shanghai in China during April 2017.

In Malaysia, four models are offered to the consumer which are:

  • Honda CR-V 2.0 2WD SOHC i-VTEC
  • Honda CR-V 1.5 TC 2WD DOHC VTEC TURBO
  • Honda CR-V 1.5 TC 4WD DOHC VTEC TURBO
  • Honda CR-V 1.5 TC-P 2WD DOHC VTEC TURBO

The fifth generation CR-V was also launched in Japan on 30 August 2018, and went on sale on the following day, making it the return of the CR-V for the Japanese domestic market after a two-year hiatus since the fourth generation CR-V was discontinued there in August 2016. It was previously displayed on 27 October 2017 at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show, announced on 29 September 2017.

EnginesEdit

Engine Horsepower Torque
2.4L I4 184 hp (137 kW) at 6,400 rpm 180 lb⋅ft (240 N⋅m) at 3,900 rpm
1.5L I4 Turbo 190 hp (140 kW) at 5,600 rpm 179 lb⋅ft (243 N⋅m) at 2,200 rpm
2.0L I4 152 hp (113 kW) at 6,500 rpm 139 lb⋅ft (188 N⋅m) at 4,300 rpm
1.6L I4 Turbo Diesel 160 hp (120 kW) at 4,000 rpm 258 lb⋅ft (350 N⋅m) at 2,000 rpm.

SafetyEdit

NHTSA 2017 CR-V:[31]
Overall:      
Frontal Driver:      
Frontal Passenger:      
Side Driver:      
Side Passenger:      
Side Pole Driver:      
Rollover FWD:       / 16.3%
Rollover AWD:       / 16.2%
Euro NCAP test results
CR-V (2019)[32]
Test Points %
Overall:      
Adult occupant: 35.7 93%
Child occupant: 40.7 83%
Pedestrian: 33.6 70%
Safety assist: 9.9 76%


IssuesEdit

The 2017-2019 version's 1.5 turbocharged 'earth dreams' engine reportedly suffers an oil dilution issue where the fuel (gasoline) gets into the engine oil (crankcase) and dilutes it. This causes a fuel smell but ultimately leads to engine issues such as engine misfires and the Malfunction Indicator Lamp being illuminated (aka Check Engine Light). The Chinese version has been recalled but only a TSB and warranty extension have been offered to USA customers. Generally this issue presents in colder climates, where the engine fails to 'warm-up' to operating temperature before the oil is diluted with fuel. There are numerous online references to this issue, including leading consumer buying publications.

SalesEdit

US Sales of Honda CR-V
Calendar year Sales[33]
1997
66,752
1998
100,582
1999
120,754
2000
118,260
2001
118,313
2002
146,266
2003
143,909
2004
149,281
2005
150,219
2006
170,028
2007
219,160
2008
197,279
2009
191,214
2010
203,714
2011
218,373
2012
281,652
2013
303,904
2014
335,019
2015
345,647
2016
357,335
2017
377,895
2018
379,013

Other marketsEdit

Calendar Year Canada[34] Europe[35] China[36] Thailand Indonesia[37]
1997 16,022
1998 37,975
1999 34,793
2000 29,129
2001 23,373
2002 30,854
2003 31,443
2004 15,388 33,029 9,301
2005 15,976 49,739 26,243 7,694
2006 17,821 43,258 23,672 1,864
2007 20,980 76,613 45,688 15,750
2008 20,500 55,107 80,607 17,800
2009 18,554 42,437 102,745 10,110
2010 24,930 38,781 140,000 16,961
2011 25,076 36,088 160,003 11,760
2012 33,339 37,182 169,037 14,753
2013 34,481 47,596 199,333 20,385
2014 37,684 49,182 168,184 8,393[38] 8,551
2015 38,961 46,967 156,608 7,802[39] 10,750
2016 44,789 43,456 180,319 3,487[40] 7,853
2017 50,433 34,616 181,177 11,232[41] 15,905
2018 54,879[42] 28,576 143,689 11,672[43] 14,565

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