Honda Automobiles: 2013 Honda CR-V Combines Remarkable Value, Functionality, Features and Efficiency in Right-Sized Package

Posted on 31. Aug, 2012 by in Honda Canada

The all-new, fourth-generation Honda CR-V debuted late final year with upscale styling, glorious fuel efficiency, and a horde of customary preference features, creation it one of a many fun and organic compress SUVs in America. The CR-V earnings for 2013 as an IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK and is renowned by a NHTSA 5-star Overall Vehicle Score1. Along a way, it has also warranted awards from Edmunds.com, Kelley Blue Book’s kbb.com and J.D. Power and Associates. The 2013 Honda CR-V goes on sale Sep 6, and pricing starts during $22,695.

Compact on a outward and ample inside, a CR-V represents an forlorn change of distance and capability in a entrance SUV segment. With a car-like interior comfort, a well-spoken and still ride, and innovative features, a versatile CR-V is a good fit for families or anyone with an active lifestyle.

The CR-V indication lineup carries over for 2013, starting with a unusually well-equipped CR-V LX with customary atmosphere conditioning, journey control, Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink, rearview camera, tone i-MID display, remote entry, 160-watt 4-speaker audio complement and Motion-Adaptive Electric Power Steering (EPS). The CR-V EX adds a series of facilities including an upgraded 6-speaker audio system, appetite moonroof, and 17-inch amalgamate wheels.

The CR-V EX-L builds on a abounding calm of a CR-V EX by adding some-more facilities including a leather-trimmed interior, 10-way appetite driver’s seat, involuntary dual-zone meridian control, and a 328-watt 7-speaker audio complement with XM® Radio3. Available facilities for a CR-V EX-L embody a Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System4 with Voice Recognition™ and FM Traffic, or a DVD Rear Entertainment System5. Real Time AWD (all-wheel drive) with a swift-acting electronic Intelligent Control System™ is permitted on any model.

Body
The Honda CR-V’s physique is designed to minister to high fuel potency and car reserve while enhancing a organic and polished aspects of this entry-level SUV. The CR-V has an assertive and aerodynamic position with low sculpting of a bodylines and a confidant front fascia. The rarely firm unibody construction combines with lightweight cessation components, sound insulation and aerodynamic facilities including underbody covers and a back spoiler to raise serenity and float quality.

Large 5-spoke wheels (17-inch amalgamate for a CR-V EX and EX-L, and 16-inch steel for a CR-V LX) and confidant buffer flares stress a vehicle’s energetic participation and capability. All CR-V models underline an extraneous Expanded-View Driver’s Mirror that adds an additional 5.5 degrees of prominence during a outdoor corner of a mirror’s margin of view, that can support a motorist in detecting other vehicles or highway conditions that they competence not differently see in a required mirror.

Interior and Features
The interior of a 2013 Honda CR-V combines a sedan-like pushing position with abounding comfort and preference features, and standout application and versatility. The CR-V’s “small on a outside, vast on a inside” wrapping is a pivotal to a appeal. The ample 5-passenger seating blueprint provides copiousness of space to widen out, front and rear, and there’s abounding storage, including a vast core console. When it comes to utility, a low load building and lift-over tallness palliate loading, and a innovative Easy Fold-Down 60/40 Split Rear Seatback can fast dump a seatback regulating recover levers located nearby a tailgate opening or around a pull-strap permitted from any back door.

The CR-V is good versed with worldly orchestration that includes an normal fuel-economy indicator, present fuel economy, miles-to-empty indicators, an engine oil-life indicator and more. A customary full-color “intelligent” Multi-Information Display (i-MID) offers a operation of customizable facilities around fingertip controls on a steering wheel. A multi-angle rearview camera, customary on all models, provides a choice of 3 opposite views on a i-MID or navigation screen, charity some-more visible information for a motorist when subsidy up.

The CR-V LX comes customary with a 160-watt AM/FM/CD audio complement with 4 speakers; a CR-V EX and EX-L have six-speaker systems. The audio complement offers considerable connectivity, with a Pandora® internet radio interface (with concordant iPhones) and a accessible SMS content messaging underline (with concordant intelligent phones) that can review incoming texts aloud by a audio system. The customary Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink™ phone interface offers accessible hands-free calling. Models versed with a Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™ embody FM Traffic, that has no monthly fee.  A DVD Rear Entertainment System (RES) with a 7-inch shade and a wireless remote control is permitted on a CR-V EX-L.

Safety
The 2013 CR-V exemplifies a Honda proceed to safety. As customary equipment, each CR-V incorporates: VSA electronic fortitude control complement with roll-over sensor; ABS with Brake Assist; motorist and front-passenger airbags; side-curtain airbags; front-side airbags with a passenger-side Occupant Position Detection System (OPDS); and a front chair pattern that can assistance revoke a astringency of neck damage in a eventuality of a back collision. An Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) physique structure helps make a CR-V rarely effective during interesting and dispersing a appetite of a frontal crash. A walking damage slackening pattern in a front of a car is also included, as are daytime using lights (DRL).

Third-party research highlights a CR-V’s reserve credentials. The CR-V has been named a TOP SAFETY PICK (the tip rating possible) by a Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The rating recognizes vehicles that do a best pursuit of safeguarding car occupants concerned in front, side and back crashes. The rating also factors in customary electronic fortitude control as good as rollover opening formed on ratings in IIHS tests. The CR-V warranted a highest-possible measure of GOOD in all 4 ratings, including a severe roof-strength test. The CR-V also warranted NHTSA’s best-possible Overall Vehicle Score of 5-Stars, with 5-Star ratings for a frontal pile-up reserve exam and both side pile-up reserve tests1 in all evaluated front and back seating positions and scenarios.          

Powertrain
The CR-V facilities a worldly powertrain that offers a polished change of versatile opening for city and highway pushing and high levels of fuel potency for an SUV. All CR-V models are powered by a 2.4-liter i-VTEC 4-cylinder engine with 185 horsepower and 163 lb-ft. of torque (SAE net). In gripping with Honda’s proven joining to a environment, a CR-V engine meets despotic California Air Resource Board (CARB) Ultra Low Emission Vehicle-2 tailpipe emissions standards and Federal Tier 2-Bin 5 glimmer standards.

The engine is interconnected with a customary 5-speed involuntary delivery that works in and with a engine’s Drive-By-Wire™ stifle control to well-spoken changeable action, and Honda’s singular Grade Logic Control complement can intuitively reason a many suitable rigging on hilly roads, shortening nonessential shifting. For a all-season certainty of all-wheel drive, a Real Time AWD with Intelligent Control System is permitted to assistance entrance permitted traction in low-grip pushing conditions such as snow, sleet and unpaved highway surfaces.

The CR-V has an EPA fuel economy6 rating of 23/31/26 mpg city/highway/combined (FWD) and a compress SUV-class heading 22/30/25 mpg city/highway/combined rating for a AWD CR-V. Standard Eco Assist indicates to a motorist when a car is being operated in an fit character around “green” visible cues surrounding a speedometer, and a selectable ECON Mode alters handling characteristics of a car to support an fit pushing style.

Chassis
With a entirely eccentric front MacPherson strut and back multi-link suspension, a 2013 CR-V framework is designed to maximize newcomer comfort, pushing enjoyment, and confidence. All CR-V models underline Motion-Adaptive Electric Power Steering (EPS) that works with a customary VSA and Electric Power Steering to detect instability in sleazy highway conditions both during cornering and underneath braking, and automatically triggers steering circle inputs to prompt a motorist to expostulate in a scold direction. This modernized new record supports a driver’s movement in handling a car some-more absolutely and with larger confidence. CR-V EX and EX-L models are versed with 225/65-17 all-season tires with 17×6.5-inch aluminum amalgamate wheels. The CR-V LX is versed with 215/70-16 all-season tires with 16×6.5-inch hammered steel wheels.

Manufacturing and Awards
The CR-V is sole in some-more than 160 countries via North and South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and Africa. In a U.S., CR-Vs are made during a Honda of America Manufacturing, Inc., East Liberty Auto Plant in Ohio from domestic and globally sourced parts.

In a comparatively brief time it has been on sale, a fourth-generation CR-V has warranted poignant recognition. Kelley Blue Book’s kbb.com named it a “2012 Best Redesigned Vehicle.” According to a editors, a CR-V “boasts larger comfort, softened fuel economy and extended dynamics opposite a operation while charity considerable options that embody a some-more worldly chronicle of a Real Time AWD.”

The 2012 CR-V was ranked series one in Best Retained Value in a SUV $25K–$35K difficulty by Edmunds.com and named one of a Top 10 cars with Best Resale Value by Kelley Blue Book’s kbb.com. The 2012 CR-V was also named a tip Compact Crossover SUV in J.D. Power and Associates Initial Quality Study (IQS), that looks during owner-reported problems in a initial 90 days of new car ownership.

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1 5-Star Safety Ratings are partial of NHTSA’s New Car Assessment Program (www.SaferCar.gov). Model tested with customary side airbags (SABs). Vehicles tested underneath a new module can't be compared to MY10 and progressing vehicles.

2 MSRP incompatible tax, license, registration, $830.00 end assign and options. Dealer prices might vary.

3 Required XM Radio subscription sole separately. Subscriptions are governed by a XM Customer Agreement permitted during xmradio.com/service terms. Other fees and taxes apply; see XM Customer Agreement for details. Fees and programming theme to change. Service not permitted in Canada, Alaska, or Hawaii. © 2011 SIRIUS XM Radio Inc.

4 The Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™ is permitted on a CR-V EX-L in a United States, solely Alaska. Please see your Honda play for details. Certain functions that rest on a satellite vigilance will not work rightly in Hawaii and Alaska. These functions include, though are not singular to, involuntary time updates and time section adjustments.

5 Rear Entertainment System (RES) not permitted with Navigation

6 Based on 2013 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison functions only. Your tangible mileage will change depending on how we expostulate and say your vehicle.

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