2019 Honda CRV Introduction: The all-new CRV was released a few months ago, and it is a brand new vehicle that has very little in common with the older generation. It is Honda’s second car to use their brand new modular platform which debuted on the new Civic. Thanks to it the CRV is stiffer, lighter and quite a bit better to drive.
The car uses more than 50% high-strength steel in its construction, so the NVH levels improved dramatically over the original. However, the CRV is not perfect despite being quite close to perfection. The interior could use some work, and it would make great use of some extra power.
2019 Honda CRV Details and Price
Revision for the newly released car is expected with the 2019 Honda CRV. Even though at this point it seems Honda wants the car to remain a five-seat crossover, this could change. Both the Australian and European markets love compact seven-seat crossovers, and Honda doesn’t have one. Here Honda has to compete with cars like the Xtrail or the new Tiguan, both available with seven seats.
It seems that due to the competition it faces, the 2019 CRV might receive a seven-seat model in the future. The car is expected to cost not much more than the current car. In fact, some rumors suggested around $26,000 which is considerably better than the Pilot. At a price, the CR-V should be more than capable of carrying five adults, two kids, and their luggage.
Due to some experts, it is expected for new CRV to hit the market in first half 2018 or more likely until the end of 2019.
Because it is a brand new vehicle, the 2019 Honda CRV is not going to change much over the current model. The only real differences might arrive on the rumored seven-seat car. This could receive unique wheel designs, likely different color options as well as longer rear quarter-panels. These are likely going to be done in a similar fashion to the Tiguan. This means that the D-pillars will be moved back and the glass between the C and D pillars will become slightly larger. These modifications will free up some space without ruining the design. This seven-seat model might also boast a longer wheelbase, possible thanks to Honda’s modular architecture. However, it is worth mentioning that this was not confirmed by any industry experts.
Inside the Cabin
One of the largest griefs with the current car has to be the infotainment system. Even though Honda brought back the volume knob, it still is too difficult to use without taking your eyes off the road. Rumors suggest that Honda is already working on a replacement for it which will eventually be used on all of their models. This new infotainment system may be first used on the 2019 Honda CRV, and it may come with a set of new features. Expect a better resolution screen, a more capable set of hardware as well as an easier to use mode. The seven-seat model should offer just as much space as before for the five passengers in the front. The two in the back should get just enough room for short journeys which is what it matters in this class.
Under the Hood
Both the 2.4 naturally aspirated and the 1.5-liter turbo four are expected to be carried over unchanged from the current car. The seven-seat model is expected to receive a more powerful powertrain. Most rumors suggest that it will receive Honda’s US-built 2 liter turbocharged four gas engine. This should be done by the time the new CRV will hit the market. The engine shares its design with the one in the European Type R so it should be more than capable of making more than 300 horsepower. However, we expect the CRV to settle for closer to 250 horsepower which is more than enough.