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Honda CR-V Australia

The Honda CR-V was the Japanese company's first ever SUV, and it launched worldwide in 1996.

It's an important car for Honda sales wise, and it has served the company well over its first three generations. Locally, the fortunes of the brand have been on a downward trend, with the parent company still playing catch-up with model ranges after it reined in spending in the wake of the global financial crisis of the late-2000s. However, it has big plans for the fourth-generation CR-V, which ranges from range from $28,290 for the CR-V Vi (2WD) to $44,290 for the CR-V VTi-LX (AWD). Its main rivals include the Mazda CX-5 and Hyundai Tucson.

Honda CR-V Models Price and Specs

The price range for the Honda CR-V varies based on the trim level you choose. Starting at $28,290 and going to $44,290 for the latest year the model was manufactured. The model range is available in the following body types starting from the engine/transmission specs shown below.

Year Body Type Specs Price from Price to
2020 SUV 2.0L, ULP, CVT AUTO $28,290 $44,290
2019 SUV 1.5L, ULP, CVT AUTO $26,290 $44,770
2018 SUV 2.0L, ULP, CVT AUTO $22,550 $39,990
2017 SUV 2.0L, ULP, 5 SP AUTO $19,690 $37,500
2016 SUV 2.0L, ULP, 6 SP MAN $15,913 $29,990
See All Honda CR-V Pricing and Specs

Honda CR-V Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Honda CR-V here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • Honda CR-V 2020: Should I buy AWD?

    It’s a fact that the top-rung version of a particular make and model will not only get all the luxury and convenience items, it’ll also usually be the first to score new safety tech, too. That’s why CarsGuide gives car-makers a pat on the back when they make new safety gear standard across the whole range. However, that’s the exception rather than the rule here, and most car-makers, including the ones you’ve mentioned have the same policy of loading up the more expensive variants in their line-up.

    But before you dismiss all-wheel-drive as something you have to pay for to get better safety gear, understand that AWD itself is a safety boost. The extra grip given by driving all four wheels makes a car safer in all conditions, but especially in low-friction conditions. So, if safety is a concern (and it obviously is for you, Mark) then I reckon AWD is for you anyway.

    Besides which, even though you’ve said you only driver to the snow every now and then, when those times arrive, you’ll be very pleased you paid for AWD.

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  • Should I buy a Toyota RAV4 or a Honda CR-V?

    You really need to go out and test drive both vehicles, because they both have their plusses and minuses and those will be graded according to your personal preferences. Overall, the RAV4 is a bigger vehicle (almost as big as the original Kluger, in fact) so that might come into the reckoning based purely on the size of your parking space at home.

    The RAV4 rides a bit more softly but your choice of the range-topping VTi-LX in the Honda is a good one because that’s the only model in the line-up that includes autonomous emergency braking, lane-keeping and adaptive cruise-control. That said, the RAV4 has all those features, too, but extends them to the bulk of the models offered, not just the top-spec version.

    On warranty and fuel economy, both compare pretty closely, so it will come down to the little things that you personally find important; things like the Honda’s doors that open almost to 90-degrees and the Toyota’s vast rear seat legroom and cavernous luggage space. Over to you.

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  • Honda CR-V 2015: How do I change the clock?

    With the ignition on press Home button, then in turn Settings, Clock info, and Clock adjustment. You can then adjust the time. It is also shown in your owner’s manual.

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  • What seven seat SUV should I buy?

    There’s not much between them, but the Honda is regarded as being a little better than the Nissan overall. It’s well-equipped, good value, and practical. Another to consider is the Mazda CX-5.


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Honda CR-V Towing Capacity

The Honda CR-V has maximum towing capacity of 1500kg for the latest model available.

Year Body Type Braked Capacity from Braked Capacity to
2020 SUV 1500kg 1500kg
2019 SUV 1500kg 1500kg
2018 SUV 1500kg 1500kg
2017 SUV 1500kg 1500kg
2016 SUV 1500kg 1600kg
See All Towing Capacity for Honda CR-V

Honda CR-V Colours

  • Passion Red
  • Brilliant Sporty Blue
  • White Orchid
  • Lunar Silver
  • Modern Steel
  • Crystal Black
To confirm current colour availability, please check the manufacturer's website.

Honda CR-V Dimensions

The dimensions of the Honda CR-V SUV vary according to year of manufacture and spec level.

Year Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
2020 SUV 1679x1855x4596 mm 198 mm
2019 SUV 1679x1855x4596 mm 198 mm
2018 SUV 1679x1855x4596 mm 198 mm
2017 SUV 1685x1820x4545 mm 170 mm
2016 SUV 1685x1820x4545 mm 170 mm
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Honda CR-V Dimensions

Honda CR-V Interior

The Honda CR-V largely mirrors its Civic sibling in terms of interior, as you can see in these images. A 7.0-inch multimedia touchscreen sits prominently in the centre of the dashboard in all grades barring the entry-level Vi trim, with features including Bluetooth connectivity, but it lacks satellite navigation due to its Android Auto and Apple CarPlay functionality. We are not a fan of the touchscreen-only controls including the volume regulator as we much rather a physical knob or buttons. Second-row seats are spacious, while the third row available on some grades are also usable for children. Of note, a leather interior is reserved for the two top grades, with the rest of the CR-V line-up fitted with a cloth interior. 

Honda CR-V Boot Space

The Honda CR-V has a boot space size of 522 VDA.
Honda CR-V Boot space

Honda CR-V Fuel Consumption

The Honda CR-V is available in a number of variants and body types that are powered by ULP and Diesel fuel type(s). It has an estimated fuel consumption starting from 7.6L/100km for SUV /ULP for the latest year the model was manufactured.

Year Body Type Fuel Consumption* Engine Fuel Type Transmission
2020 SUV 7.6L/100km 2.0L ULP CVT AUTO
2019 SUV 7.6L/100km 2.0L ULP CVT AUTO
2018 SUV 7.6L/100km 2.0L ULP CVT AUTO
2017 SUV 7.8L/100km 2.0L ULP 6 SP MAN
2016 SUV 5.9L/100km 1.6L Diesel 9 SP AUTO
2016 SUV 7.8L/100km 2.0L ULP 6 SP MAN
* Combined fuel consumption See All Honda CR-V Pricing and Specs for 2020

Honda CR-V Wheel Size

The Honda CR-V has a number of different wheel and tyre options. When it comes to tyres, these range from 235x65 R17 for SUV in 2020 with a wheel size that spans from 17x7.5 inches.

Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
2020 SUV 235x65 R17 17x7.5 inches 235x65 R17 17x7.5 inches
2019 SUV 235x65 R17 17x7.5 inches 235x65 R17 17x7.5 inches
2018 SUV 235x65 R17 17x7.5 inches 235x65 R17 17x7.5 inches
2017 SUV 225x65 R17 17x6.5 inches 225x65 R17 17x6.5 inches
2016 SUV 225x65 R17 17x6.5 inches 225x65 R17 17x6.5 inches
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Honda CR-V Wheel Sizes