The sporting Honda CR-V crossover SUV offers high performance, impressive power, and torque ratings under its hood. The Honda CR-V is the perfect choice to drive a new mid-size SUV, which can deliver the exciting driving experience on the road you want while also providing you with the versatility and the ability you need.
Once upon a time, CR-V with the normal range of diesel and petroleum engines was available, but times have changed. Diesel has gone, leaving a 1.5-liter turbocharged petrol engine or a 181bhp hybrid system that pairs a 2.0-liter petrol engine and an electric motor.
The powerful 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine produces 190 horsepower and 179 lb-ft of torque. This motor doesn't restrain anything and makes any drive more thrilling. The Honda CR-V sends all the energy and torque to the front rims or an established Real Time AWD system that offers receptive performance under adverse road conditions. When it's well-fitted, the engine can tow up to 1,500 pounds. That's enough capacity to handle a small boat or a camper, making it easy to take the family away for the weekend.
In manual form with front-wheel drive, 1.5 allows the CR-V to accelerate from 0-62mph in 9.3sec, or 9.8sec, whether you order a four-wheel drive. In the manual model, the two-wheel-drive can accelerate from 0-62mph in 9.3 seconds and reach 130mph, while the four-wheel-drive version manages 9.8 seconds and 129mph, respectively. The engine sounds active and will pull you along quite well, even in fourth and fifth gears, if you sustain the revs above 2000rpm. It begins to increase its speed steadily between 3000 and its limiter. If you choose the CVT automatic, you'll get not only a four-wheel-drive but also more torque and more power.
The new Honda CR-V hybrid is much more enticing and combines a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine with an electrified 2-motor system. One is a generator/starter motor, and the other is a propulsion motor with 181 hp and 232 lb-ft on its own. On its own, the 2.0-liter engine produces 143 hp and 129 lb-ft, but the total system output is 212 hp. It is even more potent than the regular gasoline model, and with its 40 mpg EPA rating, it is the most efficient CR-V. As for the torque, the engine provides 232 lb-ft. It uses an electronic continuously variable automatic transmission (eCVT) and can run on electricity alone at lower speeds. The acceleration of the CR-V Hybrid is similar to that of the standard model but quieter due to the potential to run in city-speed electric-only mode. The handoff is smooth as the powertrain transitions to the gasoline engine. The hybrid powertrain is one of the softest and refined in an SUV.
The Hybrid has much greater torque than gasoline and better copes when heavily loaded. The 2-wheel drive model is the fastest in the CR-V series, hitting 8.8 seconds from 0-62mph (9.2sec on the four-wheel-drive version). It provides excellent performance to keep it cruising at motorway speeds, and the CVT gearbox operates smoothly and well.