2015 Honda CR-V | new car review

Posted on Jan 13, 2015 by
2015 Honda CR-V
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  • Rated 3.5 stars
  • Very Good
AEDAED 89,900 - 123,900
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  • Exterior
    Editor: 80%
  • Interior
    Editor: 70%
  • Quality
    Editor: 75%
  • Features
    Editor: 80%
  • Performance
    Editor: 75%
  • Value for money
    Editor: 75%

Review Summary:

Priced well within the limits of its Toyota RAV4 and Nissan X-Trail rivals, the 2015 CR-V is an affordable and interesting contender to the segment.

Pros

* One of the more fashionable offerings from the brand.

Cons

* The 2WD variant is only an option if you take the bare austere entry-level spec.

Looks

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.

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Feels

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.

2015 Honda CR-V interior

Engineering

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.

2015 Honda CR-V rear

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.

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Summing it…

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.

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Specifications

Specifications2015 Honda CR-V
Engine/ Cylinders2.4 litre / 4 cyl
Max Power
(bhp/rpm)
185 hp @ 6,400 RPM
Max Torque
(Nm/rpm)
245 Nm @ 3,900 RPM
TranmissionCVT
DriveFront Wheel Drive / All Wheel Drive
0-100 km/h8.2 secs
Top speed193 km/h
PriceAED 89,900 - 123,900

10 Responses to 2015 Honda CR-V | new car review

  1. Etta Reply

    July 20, 2016 at 12:04 am

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  2. Deepak Vellalath Reply

    May 25, 2016 at 4:31 pm

    Dear Zaran,
    I went through all your comments above. I am planning to buy a compact SUV and shortlisted 2 models based on my test drive and budget, those are Honda CRV MID Option (ARV EX-AED 100,000/- for Ramadan)and Nissan Xtrail. Driving comfort and steer-ability I loved both the cars. I am really confused which one to choose. Please help me with your suggestion. Feature wise CRV mid option has lot of fancy features. Xtrail is confusing me with lot of variants. The 84,500/- model has less features, the 94500/0 has better features but not to match CRV. However Arabian Auto offers 30,000 kms services free, first year insurance free. Please help me choose one of this models.

    • Rakesh Krishnankutty nair Reply

      March 1, 2017 at 2:19 am

      And finally which one you choose? I am also planning to go for it. Three options I have CR-V, XTRAIL AND RAV4

  3. Amir Reply

    August 16, 2015 at 6:09 pm

    Just a thought!

    Why NMC insist on the 5K Service PM in addition to the 1K (Free) Service? While in UAE, all cars are at 10K service and the 1K is completely removed. Also, Why NMC is printing its own Service booklet and not using the one provided by the manufacturer?

  4. muhammad umer Reply

    July 27, 2015 at 3:06 pm

    hi,

    during the research i came to know that this 2015 hinda cr-v having some vibration issue in most of its USA models. so wanted to know is this issue still there in middle east models?

    • Zaran Tarapore

      Zaran Tarapore Reply

      July 30, 2015 at 12:36 pm

      Hi Muhammad Umar,

      We personally haven’t heard any such thing as of now. If that had been the case, I’m sure we’d have a few owners bring the issue up on our site.

      Regards,

      Zaran

  5. Reader Reply

    December 25, 2014 at 5:59 pm

    Your review seem to ignore the engine update the CVT. Wondering what’s your view on that?

  6. AA Reply

    December 22, 2014 at 10:07 pm

    Is CR-V 2015 even available in the Middle East?

    Your 2014 review seem to have updated prices to 107-122K. So now is 2014 model more expensive than 2015?

    Also, are there any new features like lane camera etc. that are put in the international version of CR-V?

    • Zaran Tarapore

      Zaran Tarapore Reply

      December 23, 2014 at 4:15 pm

      Hi AA,

      Hope you’re well.

      The 2015 CR-V is scheduled to be here in March and prices are expected to be in the range of those quoted in the review. As for new features, the 2015 model does receive a revised mug, and though Lane Watch and Lane Keeping Assist are both available in international markets (where the model has already been launched) only time will tell if we’re on the privileged list of countries to receive them too.

      Regards,

      Zaran

    • Lolly Reply

      July 20, 2016 at 12:05 am

      Como eu o compreendo! É sempre estranho gostarmos muito, mas mesmo muito de uma coisa e haver pessoas da qual não gostam. Como o contrário. Não conseguirmos gostar de coisas de que outros gostam bastante. Eu acho cada mais que o juízo estético não anda muito longe de gostar ou não de ovos com ervilhas. Ainda que possa haver um “padrão de gosto” educável, transmissível, existirão sempre factores pessoais, subjectivos, inssvntmisríaeis que dificultam a ideia de compreender o juízo estético num plano universal.JR

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