What's hot about the Honda CR-V 2018: Diesel engine & Seven seats

Updated Jan 20, 2021 | Same topic: Latest Consumer Reports

This fifth-generation Honda CR-V may be your best choice. Check it out!

According to latest car news, the diesel-powered Honda CR-V 2018 finally arrived in the Philippines from as low as P1,569,000. You would think that this refreshed CR-V would have only one trick up its sleeve. But what if the all-new Honda CR-V gets much better at what it does? The compact crossover has stepped up its game by using a couple of new tricks.

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Diesel-powered vehicle

First up, the CR-V 2018, of course, is equipped with a turbo diesel engine mated to a class-leading 9-speed automatic transmission. The potent yet effective engine gives drivers all-weather capability, making the fifth-generation CR-V a true go-anywhere vehicle.

The all-new Honda CR-V will give diesel SUVs a run for their money

Manually folding third-row seats

Then, the new seats. Apart from having more gears than normal compact SUVs, the all-new Honda CR-V now comes available with a roomy third row. This CR-V could be packed with seating for 7 full-size adults, added practicality and sufficient space for hauling cargo haven’t been forgotten. According to sources, approximately 472L of cargo and stuffs can be stowed in the back with the third-row seats folded, while around 967L can be supplied with the third and second row folded.

The interior is also worth checking out. The cabin gets a premium dashboard, nice faux wood trim, a new electronic gear shifter, and futuristic gauges.

A red Honda CR-V 2018 on the road

The CR-V 2018 is equipped with a turbo diesel engine mated to a class-leading 9-speed automatic transmission

All in all, the Honda CR-V 2018 combines the driving pleasure and sheer handling of a car with durability, spacious space and versatility of an SUV.

With an all-new diesel engine, the roomy third-row, plus a really handsome ride, the CR-V 2018 has smartly distinguished itself from other SUVs in its class.

Let us have a look on what the all-new Honda CR-V has to offer and see for yourself.

Latest updates on upcoming Honda cars can be found in our Complete guide to the Honda Philippines' local lineup.

Know more about Honda CR-V 2024

Honda CR-V

The 2024 Honda CR-V is a midsize crossover SUV. For the Philippine market, it has three variants: the V Turbo CVT, VX Turbo CVT, and the RS e:HEV (hybrid) e-CVT. 

The latest version of this Honda model has two different engine options. For the top-spec hybrid trim, it uses a 2.0-liter gasoline four-banger paired with a dual motor and lithium-ion battery. The combustion component alone produces up to 145 horsepower and 183 Nm of torque. The electric-powered component meanwhile, can churn out 181 horsepower and 335 Nm of torque. 

Aboard the V and VX trims meanwhile is a 1.5-liter inline-4 engine that can churn out 187 horsepower and 240 Nm of torque. 

Only the VX gets all-wheel-drive, while the rest are front-wheel-drive. All trims then use a continuously variable transmission (CVT), but the one on the hybrid trim is an electronic CVT (e-CVT). 

In terms of dimensions, the all-new CR-V is 4,691mm long, 1,866mm wide, and 1,681mm (1,691mm for VX) in height. Both the hybrid and the V’s wheelbase then spans 2,701mm (2,700mm for VX). 

Locally, the Honda CR-V competes against the likes of the Mazda CX-9, Cherry Tiggo 8 Pro, Kia Sorento, Hyundai Santa Fe, Peugeot 5008, etc. 

₱ 2,100,000 - ₱ 2,590,000