Honda introduces 2018 CR-V to U.S. market

On October 17, American Honda launched its 2018 CR-V.

The current fifth-generation CR-V was unveiled last October. A year after its debut, Honda has introduced its 2018 model featuring its advanced driving assistance system (ADAS).

All trims excluding the LX come standardized with Honda Sensing technology which includes Honda’s Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS) featuring Forward Collision Warning (FCW) and pedestrian detection function as well as Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Road Departure Mitigation System (RDM). It also comes with Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low-Speed Follow and Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS).

The lineup of optional features includes Blind Spot Information System, Cross Traffic Monitor and Auto High-Beam Headlights.

No changes have been made to its powertrains, which include a 2.4-liter direct injection DOHC i-VTEC engine and 1.5-liter direct injection turbo engine that generate maximum outputs of 184hp and 190hp, respectively. The base price for the 2018 CR-V is listed at $24,150 US (approx. 2.73 million yen).

Written by Minoru Moriwaki
(Translated by Masayuki Shikata)