Review: 2019 Honda CR-V

Review: 2019 Honda CR-V

Are you shopping for a new car in the Poughkeepsie area? The five-seater compact crossover 2019 Honda CR-V delivers impressive fuel economy, a comfortable, high-tech interior with contemporary styling. Visit Friendly Honda in upstate NY today for a test drive.


The 2019 Honda CR-V is available in four different trims; LX, EX, EX-L, and Touring. The base trim utilizes a 2.4-liter DOHC i-VTEC® 4-cylinder direct-injection engine mated to a continuously variable transmission that generates 184-hp and 180 lb.-ft. of torque. The higher trims are powered by a 1.5-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder direct-injection engine with a continuously variable transmission that produces 190-hp and 179 lb.-ft. of torque. All trims come standard with two-wheel drive and the option to upgrade to all-wheel drive for better handling on more challenging roads.

The base trim has an estimated fuel economy of 32 mpg highway and 26 city with 2WD and 31 mpg highway and 25 mpg city with AWD*. The higher trims earn an estimated EPA rating of 34 mpg highway and 28 mpg city with 2WD and 33 mpg highway and 27 mpg city with AWD*.

Convenience and Technology

The new CR-V cabin offers a roomy interior, with lots of storage spaces, and 75.8 cu. ft. of cargo space with the rear seat folded. Available is leather-trimmed and heated front seats and 12-way power including 4-way power lumbar support driver’s seat. Standard is a 5-inch touchscreen and 160-watt audio system with 4 speakers, or you can opt for the 7-inch display audio touchscreen and 180-watt 8-speaker sound system. HondaLink® with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ compatibility is available and allows you to access text messages, play your favorite music, and gives access to your favorite apps.


The 2019 Honda CR-V has been awarded a 2019 Top Safety Pick rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)**. The EX and higher trims come standard with the Honda Sensing® suite of safety and driver-assistive technologies including collision mitigation braking system, road departure mitigation system, lane keeping assist system and adaptive cruise control with low-speed follow.


Starting at $24,350 MSRP***

*Based on 2019 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery pack age/condition and other factors.

**When the 2019 Honda CR-V is equipped with Honda Sensing® and specific headlights

***Prices shown are Honda suggested retail prices only and do not include taxes, license or a destination and handling charge. Actual vehicles/accessory costs, labor and installation vary. Dealers set their own prices. Please consult your selected dealer.

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