Honda CR-V Diesel Review 2014 Dti-S And DTi-L SUVs Reviews Prices…

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2014 Honda CR-V DTi-S and DTi-L Review


Hot: Torquey diesel spacious cabin, great quality

Vehicle Style: SUV

Price: $38,290 (DTi-S to $45,915 (DTi-L)

Engine/trans: 2.2 4cyl turbo diesel | 6sp 5sp auto

Fuel Economy 5.8 l/100km (DTi-S manual), 6.7 (DTi-S auto), 6.9 l/100km auto)


It’s a little over a year for to bring out a diesel variant of its medium SUV . but this is definitely a of “better late than

Available in both automatic and guise and selling for roughly more than a similarly-specced equivalent, the new CR-V DTi range is, we the CR-V to get.

Nevertheless, the premium attached to the diesel coupled with the greater of diesel fuel means has modest expectations for its diesel

By its estimates, the diesel will for just 15 percent of total sales volume — but not a reflection of the quality of the product. Not by a shot.

The CR-V DTi-S and DTi-L are from Honda’s UK factory in literally half a world from the Thai plant assembles petrol CR-Vs for

But there is no such gulf in between petrol and diesel

There’s the same soft-touch on the dash and doors, and hard everywhere else.

The layout of and buttons is identical too, and the visible difference between and diesel interiors is the strip of silver trim running the dashboard.

Fit and finish is very Panel gaps are tight, squeaks and most things reassuringly solid.

Comfort is too, though the back could use a more supportive base.

One standout feature of the is its feeling of spaciousness. There’s of headroom front and rear, the is a roomy 556 litres with the seats up, and the second row folds at the flick of a lever.

It’s also quite equipped. Specification largely that of the petrol CR-V with the CR-V DTi-S sat-nav, Bluetooth phone and integration, cruise control, climate control and rear sensors.

The DTi-L adds headlamps, powered and heated seats, leather upholstery, entry, a push-button starter and parking sensors.

Key interior

Satellite navigation, dual-zone control, cruise control, phone and audio streaming

One-touch folding rear

Heated, power-adjustable front in DTi-L

Luggage capacity: 556 seats up, 1648 litres down.

Full-size spare boot floor.

Thanks to a 2.2 turbo diesel inline the CR-V diesel produces a 110kW and 350Nm of torque.

The DTi-S can be had with either a manual or a five-speed auto, the DTi-L is strictly auto-only. the petrol CR-V range, all come with an on-demand AWD

Compared with the 2.4 litre inline four that the AWD petrol CR-Vs, the diesel is 30kW on power, but up on torque by a 128Nm.

All 350Nm is delivered from a low which makes the diesel ‘grunty’ indeed.

It’s not as lively as the 2.4 petrol and there’s a bit if turbo lag lower in the rev range.

It is a much more relaxed on the highway than the petrol, and is effortless once the engine steam and the turbo spools up.

smooth and refined too. there’s a typical diesel from outside the car, just a muted thrum the driver’s seat.

The standard manual on the DTi-S is one of the best. far from truck-like, with light shifts and a clutch that’s just as easy to with.

Don’t want to gears? The optional five-speed is for you, and though it’s not as cutting-edge as some of the six-speed about, the extra torque of the helps deal with the gaps between ratios.

We drove a DTi-S manual and a auto over a mix of tarmac and country roads, and both comfortable companions for this of driving.

Whether on the DTi-S’ alloys or the DTi-L’s 18-inchers, the was always composed and nicely The steering doesn’t inspire its numb feel, but this is an not a sports car.

And with the Australia hoping the CR-V will increase the brand’s to rural buyers, this of long-distance ride comfort is It’s an able cruiser, and a fuel efficient one at that.

In the we managed an average consumption of 7.8 which is appreciably close to claim of 6.9 l/100km for that

Key specifications:

2.2 litre diesel inline four

110kW @ 350Nm @ 2000-2750rpm

Honda CR 500 E

Six-speed or five-speed automatic, AWD

Fuel listed: 5.8 l/100km (DTi-S 6.9 l/100km (DTi-L auto).

strut front suspension, rear suspension

Towing 2000kg (manual), 1500kg

ANCAP rating: 5/5 Stars this model scored out of 37 possible points.

Safety Stability control, traction ABS, EBD and brake assist are all features of the CR-V, as are three-point and six airbags (dual front, side, curtain).


If you’re concerned about torque and long-distance fuel the CR-V DTi-S and DTi-L are offerings.

The extra three-and-a-half premium over the petrol is but that’s pretty much the for diesel SUVs in the CR-V’s category.

If you’re shopping on value though, the petrol probably be more appealing equipment levels and interior are largely identical between the models and their diesel

And Honda knows this. It just 150 out of every 1000 sold will be diesels, but it expects to do well in regional where diesel is king. If shopping for a smart diesel this one from Honda disappoint.

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Pricing (excludes on-road

CR-V VTi 2.0 2WD — manual $27,490

CR-V VTi 2.0 2WD — — $29,790

CR-V VTi Navigation 2.0 2WD — automatic $31,790

CR-V VTi 2.4 4WD — — $32,790

CR-V 2.4 4WD — automatic —

CR-V VTi-L 2.4 4WD — — $42,290

CR-V 2.4 4WD w/ADAS — automatic $45,790

CR-V DTi-S 2.2 4WD manual — $38,290

DTi-S 2.2 4WD — auto $40,590

CR-V DTi-L 2.2 4WD auto — $45,915

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