The reengineered 2019 Honda CR-V is the fifth generation of Honda immensely popular five-passenger compact SUV, the best-selling SUV in America for the past 20 years, with cumulative U.S. sales of nearly 4 million units since the model's introduction in 1997.
The 2019 Honda CR-V boasts bold and sophisticated styling, a more spacious, versatile and premium-quality interior, its first-ever available turbocharged engine, and a host of new features and technologies for improved connectivity, comfort and convenience. Based on an all-new platform architecture, the CR-V also targets the highest levels of quality and driving refinement in its class, including top-in-class steering precision, ride comfort, body control and cabin quietness.
The 2019 CR-V continue to offers the Honda Sensing suite of advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies as standard equipment on EX and higher trims, and includes both Road Departure Mitigation and Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow along with driver-assistive features include Rear Cross Traffic Monitor, Blind Spot Information System, Auto High-Beam and Driver Attention Monitor.
With a choice of a powerful 2.4-liter in-line 4 or an 1.5-liter turbocharged in-line 4, the 2019 Honda CR-V offers exceptional fuel efficiency and fun-to-drive performance. Both engines are paired with Continuously Variable Transmissions and are offered in front-wheel drive or with reengineered Real Time AWD with Intelligent Control System for all-weather performance and control.
The LX trim is powered by a 2.4-liter, DOHC, i-VTEC + VTC direct-injected (DI) inline-4. Designed to operate on Regular Unleaded fuel, the normally aspirated powerplant is rated at 184 peak horsepower at 6,400 rpm. Peak torque output is 180 lb.-ft. at 3,900 rpm. The engine is Tier 3 Bin 70 emissions compliant and is rated by the EPA at 26 city/32 highway/28 combined mpg when equipped with front wheel drive and 25 city/31 highway/27 combined mpg when equipped with AWD.
The 2019 Honda CR-V EX, EX-L and Touring trim are powered by a 1.5-liter turbocharged DOHC direct-injected inline-4 engine with dual variable timing control that is the most powerful engine ever offered in the CR-V. Designed to operate on Regular Unleaded fuel, the engine is rated at 190 peak horsepower at 5,600 rpm. Peak torque output is 179 lb.-ft. from 2,000 to 5,000 rpm. The engine is Tier 3 Bin 70 emissions compliant and is rated by the EPA at 28 city/34 highway/30 combined when equipped with front wheel drive and 27 city/33 highway/29 combined when equipped with AWD.
All-wheel-drive models feature an upgraded Real Time AWD system with a significant increase in maximum rear-wheel torque delivery and electronic control allowing stepless control in everyday driving conditions and further improved all-weather confidence and control. The body and chassis design in the 2019 Honda CR-V provides more agile and confident handling, greater refinement, additional ground clearance and superior overall versatility. Its front MacPherson strut and new rear multi-link suspension utilize specially tuned low-friction dampers, with both FWD and AWD models including tubular front and solid rear stabilizer bars that promote responsive turn-in and flatter cornering. Dual-pinion, variable ratio Electric Power Steering (EPS) also contributes to the CR-V's direct and satisfying steering feel.
In-Line 4-Cylinder with Single-Scroll MHI TD03 Turbo and Internal Wastegate
Horsepower (SAE net)
184 @ 6400 rpm
190 @ 5600 rpm
Torque (SAE net)
180 lb-ft @ 3900 rpm
179 lb-ft @ 2000-5000 rpm
Bore and Stroke
87.0 mm x 99.1 mm
73.0 mm / 89.5 mm
11.1 : 1
10.3 : 1
16-Valve DOHC i-VTEC
Drive-by-Wire Throttle System
Electric Parking Brake with Automatic Brake Hold
Eco Assist System
Active Noise Cancellation
Hill Start Assist
Direct Ignition System with Immobilizer
Remote Engine Start
Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) with Sport Mode
Front engine/FWD or AWD
Real Time AWD with Intelligent Control System
Fuel Tank Capacity
Zero to 60 mph
7.6 sec (AWD)
Zero to 100 mph
16.0 sec @ 89
EPA FUEL ESTIMATED (mpg)
26 / 32 / 28
28 / 34 / 30
25 / 31 / 27
27 / 33 / 29
EXTERIOR & INTERIOR
The 2019 Honda CR-V exterior offers sporty and innovative styling to match its comfortable and spacious interior, while also providing maximum utility value for a wide range of users. Slightly longer, wider and taller than the previous-generation, the current model is the ideal size to lead the compact SUV segment.
Defining design elements that add strength and vigor to the 2019 Honda CR-V are athletic wheel arches, a long hood with aggressive aerodynamic front-end detailing, a short rear overhang, and increased ground clearance. The design also features a 1.6-inch longer wheelbase that improves rear-seat roominess and ride quality.
Although the vehicle's silhouette is reminiscent of the previous CR-V, its details clearly define it as the next generation. These include a windswept new front end appearance, including signature Honda LED headlights (Touring trim), a Honda-first Active Shutter Grille System that lowers aerodynamic drag, uprated aluminum alloy wheel sizes, narrower A-pillars for improved visibility, and dual exhaust outlets. Adding convenience is a Honda-first available Hands Free Access Power Tailgate (Touring), which allows opening and closing the tailgate by using a foot-activated motion sensor located under the rear bumper. Available chrome garnishes, rain-sensing windshield wipers, roof rails and numerous Genuine Honda Accessories also expand beauty, convenience and functionality.
The CR-V has long been known for its accommodating and versatile interior. The 2019 Honda CR-V builds on that legacy with an even more spacious and space-efficient interior – the roomiest CR-V cabin yet – boasting top-class interior space, best-in-class rear seat legroom, a more voluminous cargo area and the easy utility of the new one-motion dive-down 60/40 split rear seat.
In typical Honda fashion, the 2019 Honda CR-V is built on a foundation of smart design, comfortable fit and intuitive controls. Upscale amenities, premium accents and available leather seating in EX-L and Touring models help give the CR-V a more luxurious feel than ever before. With 105.9 cubic feet of passenger cabin volume, the CR-V offers impressive space and comfort, particularly in the spacious rear seating area, which has gained more than two inches of additional legroom.
The 2019 Honda CR-V has an expanded 39.2 cubic ft. of cargo space behind the rear seats and a volume of 75.8 cu-ft. with the rear seats down to create a flat load floor that is 9.8 inches longer than in the previous model. Underfloor storage is available just behind the rear seats; for maximum cargo capacity, the two-position removable rear cargo floor can be set in a low position to open up even more space for tall and bulky items.
TRIM LEVELS & PRICING
The 2019 Honda CR-V is a five-passenger crossover SUV offered in four trim levels: LX, EX, EX-L, Touring and virtually no options. Buyers can choose between front- and all-wheel drive on all trims.
The base LX comes standard with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine, CVT, 17-inch alloy wheels, LED running lights, a rearview camera, automatic climate control, cruise control, a height-adjustable driver seat, Bluetooth, two USB ports, and a four-speaker audio system with a 5-inch color display. Honda's various advanced safety technologies are not offered on the LX.
The EX get a more powerful turbocharged four-cylinder engine, remote start, 18-inch wheels, foglights, heated mirrors, rear privacy glass, a retractable cargo cover, keyless entry and start, an upgraded driver information display, a sunroof, dual-zone automatic climate control, a power-adjustable driver's seat and heated front seats.
Tech features include a 7-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Audio phone integration, satellite radio, an upgraded rearview camera, second-row USB charging ports, advanced safety features such as automatic high beams, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, lane keeping assist, adaptive cruise control, and forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking.
The 2019 Honda CR-V EX-L adds a programmable-height power liftgate, driver-seat memory settings, leather upholstery, a power-adjustable passenger seat, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and an eight-speaker audio system with HD radio. A navigation system can also be added. The CR-V Touring adds LED headlights, dual chrome exhaust tips, roof rails, automatic wipers, hands-free functionality for the power liftgate, ambient interior lighting, the navigation system and a subwoofer for the audio system.
MSRP for all 2019 Honda CR-V is as follow:
*MSRP plus $1,045 destination charge, excluding tax, license, registration and options.