While Pilot is still number one in Honda’s SUV lineup in the US, other vehicles are also popular in other markets. For example, subcompact HR-V’s sales raise every day, and its popularity is mainly based on the success of older and bigger brother. Fans will be happy to hear about the return of 2019 Honda CR-V.
The new crossover will bring the most changes inside the cabin. The infotainment system is updated and upgraded. Furthermore, seating layout will be revisited, which will add more space for passengers and cargo. Taller people will appreciate this. Also, the exterior will suffer cosmetic modifications to get a bolder look. Under the hood, Honda doesn’t prepare big changes. So, we will see the same lineup, with minor updates on power and torque.
2019 Honda CR-V Comes Back With the Same Drivetrain
The base unit of the 2019 Honda CR-V is a 2.4-l engine. This 4-cylinder can make 190 hp and 180 lb-ft of torque. Also, it comes with front-wheel or all-wheel drive configuration, and with the manual and automatic gearbox.
Another option is a 1.5-l 4-cylinder drivetrain. A heart of the crossover is paired with a 6-speed manual gearbox. Power will be pumped to front wheels. Optionally, Honda CR-V will offer CVT transmission and all-wheel drive.
Hybrid Version of Honda CR-V?
Rumors about the hybrid engine for 2019 Honda CR-V are very loud. This system was mentioned earlier, but never so often and sure. But, according to information from the company, a combination of 2.0-l petrol unit and 2 electric motors is not likely for now. However, in future, even if doesn’t happen for 2019 Honda CR-V, this SUV will come as a plug-in.
2019 Honda CR-V Redesign and Trim Levels
Different drive configurations will carry many additional options. The entry level of the 2019 Honda CR-V is LX. It uses a 2.4-l engine and has base equipment package. Comparing to its predecessors, no big changes are on the way. However, we expect more from higher trims.
At first place after entry-level LX is EX, and EX-L right after it. Already on these trims, we will have all functions paired with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Finally, top of the class is Touring crossover with the most features and equipment. Also, this one will have more color options and larger wheels. With it, the appearance of the 2019 Pilot Touring will be more aggressive.
2019 Honda CR-V Launch Date and Price
In few months we can see the premiere of the new 2019 Honda CR-V. Since there are no big changes on the SUV, fans shouldn’t expect it on some car show, or main stages.
The current plan is to launch base model at $25,000. Mid-range crossovers will cost not more than $30,000. As we already said, Touring is the model with the most equipment. That will cause the raise of the price, and this version is going to cost over $35,000.