HONDA CR-V REVIEWS | MODEL 2017 – 2019
Read and compare reviews on the Honda CR-V 2017 – 2019 Model from top New Zealand automotive journalists on trusted websites.
2019 Honda CR-V Limited 7 Review – CR-V with Seven
SOURCE: NZAUTOCAR | YEAR: 2019 | BY: KYLE CASSIDY
7 seats that is. Honda has been busy rejigging its CR-V range and a new addition is the Limited 7.
It puts seven seats on a buyer’s menu for under $40k and, as hinted by the Limited badging, adds a dash of flash. One can expect leather trim for all three rows, a powered driver’s seat (no memory function though), a smart key, reverse camera and dual zone air. There’s a seven-inch touchscreen with CarPlay and Android Auto functionality to enable sat nav, which isn’t part of the standard deal.
A few bits and pieces have missed the cut, like Honda’s LaneWatch camera, auto wipers and lights, parking sensors, seat heaters and a powered tailgate, all of which you can get, and more, in the Sport 7, which goes for $44,990. However, neither gets the active safety gear offered in the Sensing models, not even AEB.
The seven-seat configuration adds air vents for the third row, there’s a proper three-point belt for the middle seat rather than one dangling from the roof, the second row has been placed on runners and there’s also a curtain airbag extending to the third row.
While the five-seater CR-V has plenty of boot space thanks to its low-set floor, the seven-seat version has had to make a few compromises to include the extra pews in the rear.
2018 Honda CR-V – Honda’s sensitive CR-V
SOURCE: NZAUTOCAR | YEAR: 2018 | WORDS: KYLE CASSIDY | PHOTOS TOM GASNIER
Honda’s CR-V has joined the long-term fold as we take the keys to the top of the range Awd sport sensing model for the next few months.
The CR-V is an SUV we’ve had a generally favourable view of over the years, a trend continuing with this one, the fifth generation. CR-V dates back to 1995, and so is one of the earliest entrants into what is now the most popular vehicle segment here.
As Louisson mentioned in the HR-V review, CR-V is not quite Honda’s best seller here, that being the Jazz. The wee five-door probably has the greatest owner retention rate as what does one replace their Jazz with? Another Jazz of course as the winning formula of a small car with oodles of space simply works for its owners.
And it must be a similar story with CR-V. Over the years, Honda has kept to a similar formula for CR-V, that being an SUV that’s big on space for its class with lots of practical features.
And it must be a similar story with CR-V. Over the years, Honda has kept to a similar formula for CR-V, that being an SUV that’s big on space for its class with lots of practical features. Like arranging the controls to perch on the dash, leaving the centre console area for oodles of storage space.
Family values: Driven road test the all-new Honda CR-V
SOURCE: DRIVEN | YEAR: 2017 | WORDS: MATTHEW HANSEN | PHOTOS: TED BAGHURST
I was about 10 when my parents decided to replace the ageing 1988 Mazda 323 that was parked in the driveway.
Naturally, I took the opportunity to try to push them towards buying something cool. I would constantly bombard Dad with Impreza WRXs and Altezzas that I’d excitedly circled in tatty editions of Auto Trader.
Unfortunately for me, my parents’ desires were a bit more on the conventional side; Mitsubishi Chariots, Mazda MPVs, and … the Honda CR-V. To a kid in the early 00s, nothing could be more uncool or detestable than any of these.
But, the world has a knack for folding over on to itself every now and again. Nowadays crossovers — like it or not — are cool. Manufacturers, including even Ferrari, are queueing to enter the market as they overtake sedans as the most dominant selling passenger cars.
But, while crossovers are now cool, the Honda CR-V has lagged behind somewhat; still entrenched in the mire as a vehicle for cripplingly conservative families.
The all-new CR-V could well change that. From the outset, you can tell that this is an SUV trying desperately to “keep up with the kids”.
Plenty of reasons why new Honda CR-V will prove popular
SOURCE: STUFF | YEAR: 2017 | WORDS: ROB MAETZIG
Forget about such product as the new Civic hatch and even the Type-R – the most important Honda to be launched in New Zealand this year is a medium-sized SUV.
The vehicle is a new fifth-generation CR-V, which has arrived a little earlier than Honda New Zealand anticipated.
In fact the first shipment of CR-Vs arrived just as the company was preparing to introduce the five-door hatchback version of its Civic range. So what could Honda NZ do? It quickly added the vehicle to the subject matter at a media conference that was supposed to be the preserve of the hatch and its racy version the Type-R.
But don’t think that just because the CR-V almost had to play second-fiddle to the Civic by being lumped into that media conference, that it’s not a crucial vehicle. It’s actually the most important model in the Honda fleet, one that is expected to shoot to the top of Honda sales here, overtaking both the smaller Honda SUV the HR-V and the little Jazz hatch in terms of numbers of vehicles crossing showroom floors.
At the media conference Honda NZ marketing manager Nadine Bell forecast more than 1300 CR-V sales in the eight months to the end of the current financial year, and more than 2000 sales next year.