The new Honda CR-V begins arriving in dealers from September 2018, and to prepare for its debut, Honda has released full pricing details of the all-new family-sized five- and seven-seat SUV.
The new 2018 CR-V range is priced from £25,995 for a punchy 173hp turbocharged 1.5-litre i-VTEC petrol, in base S grade. Standard kit includes the comprehensive Honda Sensing active safety pack, plus a rear-view camera.
However, more customers are expected to pick a higher-spec CR-V. The 1.5 SE costs from £27,855, and includes extra features, and it can also be taken in 4WD guise, for an extra £1,100.
The SE 4WD offers an optional CVT automatic too, which is priced from £31,265. That’s a little bit of a jump, but the 1.5-litre turbo does receive a power boost when paired with the auto, up to 193hp. It has more pulling power as well.
There is a fuel economy penalty from the combination of CVT and 4WD, mind. The base 2WD CR-V averages 44.8mpg and emits 143g/km. Pick and auto and average economy calls to 39.8mpg, while CO2 emissions go up to 162g/km.
Oh, and don’t mention the ‘d’ word: there won’t be a diesel version of the new CR-V. Instead, Honda will roll out a clever petrol-electric hybrid early next year.
As for model grades, while S and SE are the entry-level cars, Honda expects greater volumes from SR and EX variants – particularly the former. The SR features leather seats, keyless entry and start, plus active cornering lights, while the EX adds panoramic glass roof, head-up display, heated rear seats and a power tailgate.
Early PCP finance deals are also out. Honda is offering the SR AWD manual (list price £31,435) for £279 a month, on a three-year, 10,000-mile contract, at 6.2 percent APR.
But if that doesn’t sound very good to you, and you’re not bothered about having the latest thing, then get ready to act fast. The current CR-V, pictured below, is still available in dealers – and a 2.0 EX 4WD with metallic paint can be had for £299 a month, on 0 percent APR, with a £1,000 deposit contribution from Honda AND an extra £1,000 simply for taking a test drive.
You can even buy five years’ servicing for £599. Still desperate to have the latest thing?
2018 Honda CR-V prices
- 1.5 i-VTEC Turbo S 2WD S: £25,995
- 1.5 i-VTEC Turbo S 2WD SE: £27,855
- 1.5 i-VTEC Turbo S 4WD SE: £28,955
- 1.5 i-VTEC Turbo S 4WD SR: £31,435
- 1.5 i-VTEC Turbo S 4WD EX: £34,145
- 1.5 i-VTEC Turbo S 2WD CVT SE: £31,265
- 1.5 i-VTEC Turbo S 2WD CVT SR: £33,745
- 1.5 i-VTEC Turbo S 2WD CVT EX: £36,455
- 1.5 i-VTEC Turbo S 4WD SE: £30,655
- 1.5 i-VTEC Turbo S 4WD SR: £33,135
- 1.5 i-VTEC Turbo S 4WD CVT SE: £32,965
- 1.5 i-VTEC Turbo S 4WD CVT SR: £35,445