2018 Honda CR-V Utility

For drivers considering a crossover SUV, utility can be a major factor. The 2018 Honda CR-V is compact enough to maneuver easily on the road, even through tight spaces or crowded city streets, but boasts a powerful and capable performance—from the drivetrain, to the towing capability, to the spacious interior for both passengers and cargo. And with available AWD, the CR-V is a reliable companion for taking on New England’s terrain and four-season weather.

  • Two powerful engine options
  • Impressive fuel economy
  • Class-leading cargo space


The CR-V has two engine options. The standard is a 2.4L 4-cylinder 16-valve DOHC i-VTEC that produces up to 184 hp and 180 lb-ft of torque. For drivers who want even more power, a turbocharged 1.5L turbocharged engine comes standard on the EX, EX-L, and Touring models. With the turbocharged engine under the hood of the upper trims, drivers will get up to 190 hp and 179 lb-ft of torque.

2018 Honda CR-V Turbocharged Engine

2018 Honda CR-V AWD System


The CR-V also comes with a choice of 2WD or available Real Time AWD with Intelligent Control. Every model can be equipped with the AWD configuration for drivers who prefer it. It offers drivers better control in inclement weather or less-than-ideal road conditions by ensuring the CR-V keeps good traction with the road and prevents slipping and sliding even in icy, snowy, or muddy road conditions.


The excellent road performance that the CR-V offers is also thanks in part to its engineering build. The CR-V features a MacPherson strut front suspension as well as a multi-link double wishbone rear suspension. Along with all-season tires suitable for even the harshest New England temperatures, the result is a satisfying, well-balanced ride yielding better responsive control to the driver behind the wheel.

2018 Honda CR-V parked on snowy road

Fuel Economy

The CR-V comes with one transmission, a CVT, but the fuel economy varies depending on which engine and drivetrain you choose. No matter which model combination is right for you, your CR-V will achieve excellent fuel economy numbers and can drive for longer distances with fewer visits to the pump.

2WD CV-T models:

  • LX – EPA-estimated 26 city / 32 highway / 28 combined mpg*
  • EX, EX-L, and Touring – EPA-estimated 28 city / 34 highway / 30 combined mpg*

AWD CV-T models

  • LX – EPA-estimated 25 city / 31 highway / 27 combined mpg*
  • EX, EX-L, and Touring – EPA-estimated 27 city / 33 highway / 29 combined mpg*

Towing Capacity

For drivers who need towing capability, the CR-V offers the power needed to get the job done. Though a compact crossover, the CR-V is as utilitarian as it is versatile. When properly equipped with the available towing package, the CR-V can tow up to 1,500 pounds of cargo, which includes most lightweight trailers.

2018 Honda CR-V Towing Capability

2018 Honda CR-V Interior Passenger Space

Passenger Space

U.S. News and World Report notes that the CR-V offers “the most spacious passenger and cargo room in its class.” Inside, the CR-V has a seating capacity of five passengers and a passenger volume that measures at 105.9 cubic feet. Roomy and spacious, even tall passengers in the rear will have plenty of room to spread out and feel comfortable. The LX model’s interior measurements in both rows are:

  • Headroom – 40.1 inches in the front / 39.2 inches in the rear
  • Legroom – 41.3 inches in the front / 40.4 inches in the rear
  • Shoulder Room – 57.9 inches in the front / 55.6 inches in the rear
  • Hip Room – 55.1 inches in the front / 49.5 inches in the rear

Cargo Space

The CR-V’s incredible versatility is in part due to a rear seat at a 60/40 split that can allow for several different seating and cargo configurations. The CR-V provides class-leading cargo volume, with the volume behind second-row seats measuring at 39.2 cubic feet. For even more cargo space, fold the second row of seats down completely flat and the cargo volume will balloon to 75.8 cubic feet, large enough to carry a small couch or gear for the camping trip.

2018 Honda CR-V Cargo Space

Test Drive Today

Find out more information on the 2018 Honda CR-V by contacting us or visiting your nearest New England Honda Dealer. Explore current offers and financing options, and then sit behind the wheel for a test drive today.

*Based on 2018 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, and other factors.

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