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Waiting too long for a Toyota RAV4 Hybrid? 2024 Honda CR-V price and specs confirmed for electrified family SUV arriving soon

The CR-V e:HEV RS will top the SUV line-up, and adopts a unique and sporty look.

Honda’s new-generation CR-V will hit Australian shores later this year in a seven-variant line-up geared towards stealing sales away from the Nissan X-Trail, Mitsubishi Outlander and even the Mazda CX-8, the brand says.

Kicking off the range is the non-hybrid, front-drive, five-seat VTi X, priced at $44,500 drive-away, while the more equipment-heavy VTi L will set buyers back $48,800.

Opting for the seven-seat VTi X7 and VTi L7 will cost $46,800 and $53,000 respectively.

The only option for all-wheel drive comes with the exclusively five-seat VTi L and VTi LX for $51,300 and $57,000, while the top-spec model is the hybrid e:HEV RS for $59,900 that comes with five seats and front-wheel drive.

Having grown to 4694mm long (+59mm over the last-gen), 1867mm wide (+10mm), 1681mm tall (1689mm for the AWD) and with a 2700mm wheelbase (+40mm), the 2024 CR-V is still smaller than three-row rivals like the Nissan X-Trail and Mitsubishi Outlander, but the added girth gives it more space between the new ZR-V that launched last month.

The X-Trail offers the strongest competition against the CR-V, with pricing of the former starting at $36,750 before on-road costs, and extending to $57,190, however, it must be noted that the new-gen Honda SUV is pricier than before as the outgoing version ranges from $35,900-$53,600 drive-away.

Powering all grades barring the hybrid is a 1.5-litre turbo-petrol engine, outputting 152kW/243Nm and paired with a continuously variable transmission – at least in overseas models.

Here in Australia, Honda’s 1.5-litre turbo-petrol engine produces 131kW/240Nm in the Civic hatchback and ZR-V mid-size SUV.

The top-dog e:HEV RS however, scores a 2.0-litre petrol engine and dual-electric motor hybrid set-up, which punches out a combined 135kW/315Nm under the bonnet of the Civic and ZR-V – which all share the same underpinnings.

Honda Australia is yet to detail fuel economy figures for the new CR-V.

Standard equipment includes 17-inch wheels, leather-appointed seats, power-adjustable driver's seat, drive-mode selector, 7.0-inch driver display and a wireless smartphone charger, as well as the brand's Connect smartphone app that allows vehicle monitoring on the go.

Handling multimedia is a 9.0-inch touchscreen system with a physical volume knob, wireless Apple CarPlay and wired Android Auto, while "select grades" also score satellite navigation and a premium Bose sound system.

VTi L grades add 18-inch wheels and a power-adjustable front passenger seat.

Moving up to the VTi LX and the e:HEV RS, 19-inch wheels and 10.2-inch all-digital instrument cluster are added. 

The top-spec e:HEV RS also scores body-coloured bumpers, a blacked-out front grille and leather seats with red contrast stitching.

A powered tailgate is also offered, though on exactly which grades Honda Australia is yet to confirm.

Honda’s Sensing safety suite is also fitted across the range, which encompasses autonomous emergency braking (AEB), lane keep assist, adaptive cruise control and more.

2024 Honda CR-V pricing drive-away










VTi X7



VTi L7