The new Honda CR-V will come to the UK with four trims, the choice of 4WD and either five or seven seats when it enters showrooms at the end of September.
With two states of tune – 170bhp with a manual box and 228bhp in conjunction with CVT – the 1.5-litre VTEC turbo’d petrol engine covers the entire CR-V range.
S trim will only be available with 2WD – and therefore the stick shift – and five seats. SE gets the added choice of 4WD which is the only option on SR and EX models. The CR-V is available as a seven-seater on 4WD SE and SR models.
Standard equipment across all models consists of parking sensors and a rear camera plus Honda’s suite of safety tech. The SENSING pack comprises of collision mitigating braking, forward collision warning, lane keep assist and departure warning, adaptive cruise and traffic sign recognition. Top spec SR and EX models also receive blind spot warning and cross traffic monitoring with CVT models also featuring low speed follow.
From SR upwards smart entry and start is introduced, as is a leather interior, active cornering lights and front window de-icer. Heated steering wheel, heated rear seats, hands-free tailgate and a panoramic sunroof feature in the range-topping EX.
Prices for the fifth-gen CR-V will start at £25,995 for 2WD S models, whilst 4WD options begin at £28,995 OTR for a manual, five-seat SE. Seven variants are introduced at £30,655 – again for a manual SE and the range tops out with the auto EX at £36,455.