The sixth-generation Honda CR-V has grown in virtually all dimensions and is now straddling the medium and large SUV segments.
There are seven grades on offer and a mix of front- and all-wheel drive, petrol and hybrid and five and seven-seat model grades.
Opening the range is the VTi X, which is a front-wheel drive (FWD), five-seat grade. The former entry-level Vi with the underwhelming 2.0-litre naturally aspirated engine has been dropped for the new-gen CR-V.
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Instead, all grades except the flagship e:HEV RS hybrid are powered by Honda’s 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine, delivering 140kW/240Nm and paired with a CVT.
The whole CR-V range is packed with standard gear, and the entry VTi X is no exception. It comes with a 9.0-inch touchscreen with wireless Apple CarPlay and wired Android Auto, power-adjustable driver's seat, drive-mode selector, wireless smartphone charger, a hands-free power tailgate with a walkaway close function, eight-way power adjustable driver’s seat, 17-inch alloy wheels, black fabric seat trim, and a 7.0-inch driver display.
All CR-V grades come with a healthy standard safety features list, with the 'Honda Sensing' active safety suite including auto emergency braking, forward collision warning, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, road departure mitigation, and active cruise control with low-speed follow, while traffic jam assist and traffic sign recognition are new to the suite.
However, the VTi X misses out on a rear cross-traffic alert and blind spot monitor.