2015 Honda CR-V | new car review
* One of the more fashionable offerings from the brand.
* The 2WD variant is only an option if you take the bare austere entry-level spec.
The CR-V is one of Honda’s better looking cars. There are plenty of curves and smooth lines that give the car a very chic appearance. The rear clusters in particular are original in their own right, as they run up either side of the rear window moulding neatly with the contours of the roof.
Inside the CR-V things aren’t exactly remarkable. While the dashboard flaunts its signature dual displays and a fair amount of soft touch materials, that’s about where it all ends. Seating and space score highly, though, with the 60/40 split folding rear seat that allows for longer pieces of cargo to be carried.
Standard on all models are a fair number of features including, turn signals in the door mirrors, a broad sliding armrest located between the driver and front seat passenger, and rear parking sensors as well. For those willing to dish out further amounts of cash, leather upholstery, a rear view camera, and Honda’s blind spot monitoring system, Lane Watch, are all available.
What’s on offer?
Four trims are available in the UAE, with a 2WD variant allowing entry into the world of CR-V ownership for just AED 89,900. The next step up brings you the LX for AED 103,900, followed by the EX for AED 113,900 and EX-L for a decent AED 123,900. Welcoming a CVT transmission and direct injection, the 2.4 litre i-VTEC engine fitted in the 2015 Honda CR-V emits 185 horsepower at 6,400 RPM and an impressive 245 Nm of torque at 3,900 RPM.
The 2015 Honda CR-V is not a bad car at all. Despite the slightly unimaginative styling, the latest version is both good-looking and well equipped with an excellent sized boot. Priced well within the parameters of its Toyota RAV4 and Nissan X-Trail rivals, choosing one between the three will boil down to picking your favourite brand, which is a lot like picking your favourite angel; Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore, or Lucy Liu.
|Specifications||2015 Honda CR-V|
|Engine/ Cylinders||2.4 litre / 4 cyl|
|Max Power |
|185 hp @ 6,400 RPM|
|245 Nm @ 3,900 RPM|
|Drive||Front Wheel Drive / All Wheel Drive|
|0-100 km/h||8.2 secs|
|Top speed||193 km/h|
|Price||AED 89,900 - 123,900|