What Does CR-V Stand For?
CR-V stands for "Comfortable Runabout Vehicle." This perfectly quaint description couldn't be more apt for the Honda CR-V, a Honda crossover that expertly balances both comfort and utility to go wherever you need to. First brought to the world in 1995, the CR-V combines a mix of a car, minivan and SUV to give you the best of all those worlds, through its compact size, spacious and comfortable interior, as well as its excessive capability. Alberta Honda is your Edmonton source for the entire Honda lineup, including this landmark, the CR-V, represented in its latest form by the 2019 version. Read on and learn all there is to know about these CR-V models and how it places in the Honda car, minivan, SUV and truck lineup!
What are the Different CR-V Models?
The Honda CR-V model lineup comprises of the LX-2WD, LX, EX, EX-L and Touring trim levels. Economical, peppy, spacious, stylish and primed for adventure, all the CR-V trims are ready for varied action. Best-in-class fuel economy means you'll be far in-between gas stations with no worry; and if those roads are a little unstable, rest assured the Real Time AWD with Intelligent Control System will provide exceptional traction for a confident drive. Inside, the driver and passenger will sit comfortably on the leather-trimmed seats, with cargo safely stored in the back, whether in place of the fold-down rear seats or in the two-level rear luggage compartments. A 1.5L, 16-valve, Direct Injection, DOHC, turbocharged 4-cylinder engine supports 190 horsepower and 179 lb-ft of torque. Rounding everything out is the Honda technology and safety features, highlighted by Honda Sensing™ with everything from Forward Collision Warning to Adaptive Cruise Control. The CR-V checks every box, remaining as a Honda stalwart.
Differences Between CR-V and HR-V
||CR-V LX||HR-V LX|
||1.5L, 16-valve, Direct Injection, DOHC, turbocharged 4-cylinder||1.8L, 16-valve, SOHX, i-VTEC® 4-cylinder|
|Passenger Volume (L)||2,999||2,835|
|Fuel Economy (city/highway/combined) (L/100 km)||8.7 / 7.2 / 8.0||8.8 / 7.5 / 8.2|
Not only does the CR-V find itself at home in the Honda lineup, but also a similarly named and looking vehicle, the HR-V. But what does the HR-V stand for and how does it compare against the CR-V? The HR-V stands for the "High Rider Vehicle," sitting right below the CR-V, designated as a subcompact while the CR-V is listed as a compact. This size discrepancy is listed as such in the chart above, showcasing how the HR-V positions itself as even more compact and slight than the already aerodynamic CR-V. This means that while the HR-V benefits in economical size benefits, the CR-V still takes the title in the performance specifications. The choice is yours to what fits your needs the best, with the 2019 Honda CR-V starting at $27,690 and the 2019 Honda HR-V at $23,300.