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2021 Honda CR-V pricing and specs: Toyota RAV4 and Mazda CX-5 rival creeps up in cost

Prices have gone up for the 2021 Honda CR-V, but equipment levels have stayed the same.

Honda Australia has quietly increased the prices for its popular CR-V mid-size SUV, with increases of up to $1010 kicking in from January 1, 2021.

Now starting at $31,300 before on-road costs, the base Vi is $810 more expensive than before, while the next-grade-up VTi is now $34,200 (+$710) for the five-seater and $36,100 (+$610) for the three-row version.

Stepping up to the VTi X will now set buyers back $37,000 ($1010 more than before), while the VTi L AWD and VTi L7 rise $610 and $710 to $41,100 and $44,200 respectively.

The top-spec VTi LX AWD meanwhile, matches the $1010 jump seen in the VTi X, and now wears a pricetag of $48,500.

Honda Australia has confirmed to CarsGuide that there are no specification changes to coincide with the rise in price.

As such, standard equipment in the 2021 CR-V includes a 7.0-inch multimedia touchscreen, dual-zone climate control, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support, reversing camera, tyre pressure monitoring, and 17-inch wheels.

Honda throws in its advanced safety systems from the VTi grade and up, meaning autonomous emergency braking, lane-keep assist and adaptive cruise control.

The VTi grade also scores keyless entry and push-button start, while the VTi 7 adds a foldable third row.

The VTi X meanwhile, adds a powered tailgate, satellite navigation and 18-inch wheels.

Buyers stepping up to the VTi L AWD will be treated to a leather-appointed interior and heated front seats, with the VTi L7 also nabbing a panoramic sunroof, LED headlights and a wireless smartphone charger.

At the top of the tree, the VTi LX AWD also adds 19-inch wheels.

Powering all but the base CR-V Vi is a 1.5-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine, outputting 140kW/240Nm and paired with a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT).

The price-leading CR-V uses a 113kW/189Nm 2.0-litre petrol engine and CVT combo.

As their names suggest, all CR-Vs barring the VTi-L AWD and VTi-LX AWD send drive to the front axle.

2021 Honda CR-V pricing before on-road costs

VariantTransmissionCost
ViAutomatic$31,300 (+$810)
VTiAutomatic$34,200 (+$710)
VTi 7Automatic$36,100 (+$610)
VTi XAutomatic$37,000 (+$1010)
VTi L AWDAutomatic$41,100 (+$610)
VTi L7Automatic$44,200 (+$710)
VTi LX AWDAutomatic$48,500 (+$1010)