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2013 Honda CR-V Drive Review

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CR-V Review

Car Tested: Honda CR-V

Price OTR Rs. 23.92 – 28.59 lakhs

The new CR-V impresses with its spacious interiors and sedan driving dynamics.

The Honda has already seen two generations in The concept of a comfortable roundabout (CR-V) first came production in 1995 when the generation Honda CR-V hit the in Japan. The second generation made its way into India in and since then this has developed quite a fan following. from the beginning, the Honda has never set the sales chart on but there is no denying what a vehicle it is.

Now Honda aims to a good car even better by the next generation CR-V in Will the fourth generation waves again? We find out the beautiful country roads of

Exteriors – The fourth generation of the Honda CR-V is more and the basic DNA has been retained, is a good thing. The silhouette pretty similar to the outgoing The wheelbase is exactly the same as the old CR-V but changes include a in length by 30 mm and the roof is now 5 mm taller. has translated into more in the cabin.

The front end gets an new chrome grille and the swept headlamps incorporate HID headlamps washer. Two tone body and black grey theme sporty with the bulging arches magnifying the SUV character. The grey theme runs all the vehicle.

The sides flaunt the 10 spoke alloy wheels and the all new fin antenna does not go unnoticed. windows get a chrome surround all and give an airy and large to the occupants. The new Honda CR-V is distinct behind the C-pillar.

The triangle shaped quarter and new 3D tail lamp design the sporty appeal.

The rear flaunts a curving rear which grows on you with The top end 4WD version has its own badging on the lower corner of the boot lid and also an electric sunroof.

Interiors – inside and the Honda built speaks for itself. Fit and finish is and quality of materials used is The dashboard of the Honda CR-V a wooden insert to break the

Similar to the previous generation the gear lever is mounted on the which has a nice silver around it. Silver accents are present on the steering wheel and The dashboard also gets a 6.1 touch screen display variant only) which as a display for navigation, Bluetooth telephone, etc.

It also with the reversing camera and up once the car is slotted into At the extreme front is another display which works as the MID fuel consumption, audio etc.

Seating is comfortable and the upholstery looks and feels in the Honda CR-V . The drivers gets an 8-way electronic feature. The range of driver’s height adjustment and tilt/telescopic is much more in this new Overall, the front and rear offer comfortable seating good knee room and support, however, both a wee bit short on under thigh Headroom is more than for the tallest of passengers.

Interior space is more the third generation model. of the same wheelbase, Honda has to squeeze in more space by the seats lower than The cargo area is more too and loading bay is also much enabling easy loading of

The spare wheel is a full tyre mounted on the same alloy wheel.

The fourth CR-V gets a lever in the area used to operate the down rear seats. One is placed on either side to the rear bench into a floor.

Rear seats the CR-V can swallow two full mountain bikes. Even the rear bench upright, is abundant room to stow for your favorite weekend

Dual zone air conditioner automatic climate control well to chill the cabin in no time. Vents are provided at the so that the rear passengers feel left out. The system has decent sound with audio controls are on the steering wheel.

One can play through CD/DVD, USB, or can just stream it through phone via Bluetooth. The steering also houses controls for control and telephone. The top end automatic also get paddle shifts.

The USB lies in the centre armrest the front seats and two 12V charging have been provided.

The cluster is not only stylish but to read too. To encourage Eco driving, the ECO ASSIST System has arcs that light up green and white colours whether the vehicle is being in an efficient style. White signifies inefficient driving green means an efficient style has been adopted by the

In an effort to minimize the carbon Honda has incorporated a new ECON mode. The ECON button is on the right side of the steering Once activated, it will fuel consumption by adjusting the of the engine, transmission and the air conditioner.

is an important aspect of motoring and has offered many features on front. The new Honda CR-V is with 6 airbags, ABS, VSA (Honda speak for ESP), mitigation front seat and HSA (Hill Start Assist), prevents the vehicle from backwards on an incline when the switches from the brake to the HSA is only available in automatic

Performance – Honda is offering two options on the new CR-V. Both the have been carried from the earlier version few tweaks to enhance power and The 2.0-litre SOHC i-VTEC engine (front wheel pumps up 156 PS of peak power at RPM and a torque of 190 NM. Power is up by 13 PS over the model.

Mated to this is an option of either a 6-speed transmission or a 5-speed automatic. Our car was fitted with a 6-speed gearbox. Gear shifts are and slick and the ratios are suited both highway and city styles. Power delivery is with a strong mid and high

Honda CR 500 E
Honda CR 500 E

The low-end of the rev meter is strictly Overtaking on the highways may need you to down a few gears but it should not be a The ARAI certified fuel of this engine is 13.7 and we reckon this engine can around 8 km/l in the average driving cycle.

NVH levels are good but the engine make itself heard the redline.

The 2.4-litre DOHC petrol engine churns up 190 PS of power at 7000 RPM, a 29 PS more than the previous car. Torque figures top out at 226 NM at RPM. The 2.4-litre engine apt for the CR-V. Power and performance, are better and this engine quicker too. Our test car was to a 5-speed automatic transmission paddle shifts to turn up the

Floor the pedal and in the regualr D there is a lag before the cogs themselves to place. If you are in any urgency, the are the fastest way to work up or down the Get into the sports mode and the will only upshift it hits the rev limiter. This sounds more sporty of the two and out a typical but soothing Japanese typical of the Honda’s. The ARAI mileage stands at 12 km/l but on hard driving, the MID read 5.5

Drive with a light and you can extract around 7 km/l. The of an automatic is well worth the in the fuel efficiency between the and automatic. A diesel mill, if would have been a come true.

Our test car was the 4WD which has Honda’s Real 4-wheel drive system. In terms, the system supplies to the front wheels only normal operation and switches to 4WD the system detects any slip any of the wheels. We got a first hand of this function when we to enthusiastically slide the car over

The 4WD kicked in almost immediately the wheel spin and generating grip instantaneously.

Driving – Honda primary focus the CR-V has been comfort and the generation does not disappoint at Ride is plush and the suspension is absorbing the craters on the road, the passengers have no reason to Suspension tuning tilts towards comfort and even on the of roads, the undulations won’t down your spine. is very much like a and bodyroll is at an absolute minimal.

has switched to an electronic power (EPS) in the latest model, the hydraulic unit for good and towards a more eco-friendly The steering is therefore light and adds to the sedan like character and zipping through is as easy as running a knife butter. Come high and this EPS unit does not up well and feels a bit numb, at no instance does the CR-V unstable.


Even at tripple speeds, this crossover well planted on the road and speed stability is impressive. comfort deserves a special even after driving 350 odd we were as fresh as a daisy no hint of fatigue.

The brake feels a bit soft but all 4 disc and ABS along with EBD ensures the Honda CR-V stops in its track with confidence. No at all. The Michelin 17-inch tyres offer sufficient to lug this beast. The new Honda has better NVH levels than the model.

This has been by increasing body rigidity and better suspension isolation Furthermore additional noise has been used and the more design not only reduces the sound but also aids in fuel efficiency.

Verdict – The all new Honda CR-V has into a much better all around. The new model offers room in the cabin with a driving experience. The feature has only got longer and you get everything a SUV wants, well almost. the new Honda CR-V is a great all it still lacks what wish for in the segment, a diesel

Though Honda has not ruled out a mill for the CR-V in the future, the model will sport engines only which be a turn off for prospective customers in a dominated market. However, petrol and diesel prices towards each other, you know what happens. For lets give credit its due, Honda has managed to the CR-V brand in every way.

This new Honda is for the first time, through the CKD resulting in reduced prices, it more convincing than it was

Lack of a diesel engine may dent sales of the new Honda what is otherwise a brilliant by Honda.

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Honda CR 500 E
Honda CR 500 E
Honda CR 500 E
Honda CR 500 E
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