Honda CR-V (2012–2018)

Model History

July 2012

Honda CR-V revealed

Launch engines are the 2.2 i-DTEC with 150PS and 350NM torque. The manual with idle stop emits 149g/km CO2, same as a BMW X3 2.0 diesel, but the auto chucks out 174g/km, which is quite a lot more than the X3 auto.

The 2.0 i-VTEC now offers 155PS and 192Nm torque. It emits 173g/km in manual form with idle stop and 175g/km as an auto. But in 2WD manual form emissions drop to 168g/km.

The 4WD system is different from before. Instead of having dual pump system that engages 4WD when it is needed, it now has a single hydraulic pump and the car sets off in 4WD, ‘relaxing’ to 2WD when the system detects it isn’t needed.

Wheel and tyre sizes are: 17-inch with 225/65 R17 tyres; 18-inch with 225/60 R18 tyres or (not recommended) 19-inch with 245/45 R19 tyres.

With the rear seats folded flat, the boot capacity of the CR-V has grown by 148 litres to 1,648 litres. If the space saver spare wheel is specified, 147 litres to 1,669 litres and with the seats folded up, the boot capacity is 589 litres. The load length has been increased by 140mm to 1,570mm, while the height of the load lip has been reduced by 25mm to make it easier to load heavy or awkward items. The boot of the CR-V can now accommodate two mountain bikes or four sets of golf clubs.

The next generation Motion Adaptive electric power steering system (MA-EPS) has been refined to combine easy manoeuvrability with increased feedback and response at higher velocity. This sophisticated new system also works with the standard Advanced Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) system to detect instability in slippery road conditions and automatically initiates steering inputs that prompt the driver to steer in the correct direction.

The MA-EPS system also has efficiency benefits. It’s simple and compact and unlike a conventional hydraulic pump power steering system, it does not draw continuous power from the engine, helping to reduce fuel consumption.

There’s also a range of electronic systems designed to make driving both easier and safer including Hill Start Assist (HSA) which is standard across the range and stops the vehicle rolling backwards during hill starts. Hill Descent Control (HDC) makes its debut on the CR-V and is available on automatic variants, it operates at up to 5 mph and helps the CR-V descend difficult terrain safely and consistently. These systems work in conjunction with the VSA and the MA-EPS systems.

September 2012

Prices announced

Petrol Models

CO2

Combined MPG

OTR

Tax Band

2.0 i-VTEC S (2WD)

168 g/km

39.2

£21,395

H

2.0 i-VTEC SE (2WD)

168 g/km

39.2

£22,895

H

2.0 i-VTEC S

173 g/km

38.2

£22,495

H

2.0 i-VTEC S auto

175 g/km

37.7

£23,995

H

2.0 i-VTEC SE

173 g/km

38.2

£23,995

H

2.0 i-VTEC SE auto

175 g/km

37.7

£25,495

H

2.0 i-VTEC SR

177 g/km

37.2

£26,445

I

2.0 i-VTEC SR auto

179 g/km

36.7

£27,945

I

2.0 i-VTEC EX

177 g/km

37.2

£28,900

I

2.0 i-VTEC ES auto

179 g/km

36.7

£30,400

I

Diesel Models

2.2 i-CTEC S

149 g/km

50.4

£24,605

F

2.2 i-DTEC S auto

174 g/km

42.8

£26,245

H

2.2 i-DTEC SE

149 g/km

50.4

£26,105

F

2.2 i-DTEC SE auto

174 g/km

42.8

£27,745

H

2.2 i-DTEC SR

154 g/km

48.7

£28,540

G

2.2 i-DTEC SR auto

180 g/km

41.5

£30,195

I

2.2 i-DTEC EX

154 g/km

48.7

£30,995

G

2.2 i-DTEC EX auto

180 g/km

41.5

£32,650

I

March 2013

CR-V 1.6 i-DTEC revealed

Comes in two-wheel drive with manual transmission and features 300Nm of torque and 120PS with CO2 emissions of 119g/km built exclusively for Europe at Honda's production facility in Swindon on sale from autumn 2013. Annual VED £30.

Other features of the 1.6iDTEC include Honda's ECON mode which helps to minimise fuel consumption and the Eco Assist system which advises drivers on how their driving style is impacting on fuel economy. Idle Stop technology will also be standard on the new CR-V 1.6 i-DTEC.

August 2013

Prices confirmed 1.6 i-DTEC, available from October 2013: £22,800 OTR for the entry level S, £24,660 OTR for the SE and £26,880 OTR for the 1.6 i-DTEC range topping SR trim.

February 2014

Honda CR-V Black Edition and White Edition revealed

Both share a range of bold exterior enhancements. The CR-V Black and White Edition models represent a saving of £770 compared to the CR-V SE-T combined with the relevant optional equipment. Both Black Edition and White Edition come on 19-inch Orion alloy wheels with low profile tyres (sacrificing ride quality for bling), exhaust finisher and privacy glass.

The front has a new patterned grille, while a tailgate spoiler extends the line of the roof over the rear window. Integrated running boards are also fitted, while front and rear skid plates top the styling upgrades while protecting the underside of the car. The Special Editions also benefit from the specification offered with the CR-V SE-T, which features dual-zone climate control, Bluetooth HFT, front and rear parking sensors and power-folding door mirrors, plus metallic paint and satellite navigation all as standard.

October 2014

Honda CR-V facelifted for 2015

Comes with new 1.6 i-DTEC engine, new headlamps, front grille, fog lights, skid-plate and bumper, new rear LED combination lamps, refreshed tailgate design and bumper.

2.2 i-DTEC engine dropped and 4WD CR-V now offered with 160PS / 350Nm 1.6 i-DTEC and optional 9-speed torque converter automatic transmission.

With six-speed manual transmission the 4WD 160PS 1.6 i-DTEC offers sub 130 g/km of CO2. With the 9-speed automatic CO2 is less than 135g/km

2WD diesel CR-V with manual transmission continues with the 120PS 1.6 litre i-DTEC diesel engine, now with emissions as low as 117 g/km.

February 2015

2015 Honda CR-V prices announced

Engine

Variant

Transmission

CO2 (g/km)

VED band

OTR price

Fuel economy combined (mpg)

Petrol engines

2.0 i-VTEC

S (1 CD) (2wd)

Man

168

H

£22,340

39.2

2.0 i-VTEC

S (Honda Connect with Navi) (2wd)

Man

168

H

£23,240

39.2

2.0 i-VTEC

SE (Honda Connect) (2wd)

Man

168

H

£24,510

39.2

2.0 i-VTEC

SE (Honda Connect with Navi) DASP (2wd)

Man

168

H

£25,680

39.2

2.0 i-VTEC

SE (Honda Connect) (4wd)

Man

173

H

£25,610

38.2

2.0 i-VTEC

SE (Honda Connect) (4wd)

5-speed Auto

175

H

£27,110

37.7

2.0 i-VTEC

SE (Honda Connect with Navi) DASP (4wd)

Man

173

H

£26,780

38.2

2.0 i-VTEC

SE (Honda Connect with Navi) DASP (4wd)

5-speed Auto

175

H

£28,280

37.7

2.0 i-VTEC

SR (Honda Connect with Navi) (4wd)

Man

177

I

£28,590

37.2

2.0 i-VTEC

SR (Honda Connect with Navi) (4wd)

5-speed Auto

179

I

£30,090

36.7

2.0 i-VTEC

SR (Honda Connect with Navi) DASP (4wd)

Man

177

I

£29,190

37.2

2.0 i-VTEC

SR (Honda Connect with Navi) DASP (4wd)

5-speed Auto

179

I

£30,690

36.7

2.0 i-VTEC

EX (Honda Connect with Navi) (4wd)

Man

177

I

£30,435

37.2

2.0 i-VTEC

EX (Honda Connect with Navi) (4wd)

5-speed Auto

179

I

£31,935

36.7

2.0 i-VTEC

EX (Honda Connect with Navi) DASP (4wd)

Man

177

I

£31,035

37.2

2.0 i-VTEC

EX (Honda Connect with Navi) DASP (4wd)

5-speed Auto

179

I

£32,535

36.7

2.0 i-VTEC

EX (Honda Connect with Navi) Honda Sensing (4wd)

Man

177

I

£31,935

37.2

2.0 i-VTEC

EX (Honda Connect with Navi) Honda Sensing (4wd)

5-speed Auto

179

I

£33,435

36.7

Diesel engines 120PS

1.6 i-DTEC

S (1 CD) (2wd)

Man

115

C

£23,400

64.2

1.6 i-DTEC

S (Honda Connect with Navi) (2wd)

Man

115

C

£24,300

64.2

1.6 i-DTEC

SE (Honda Connect) (2wd)

Man

115

C

£25,570

64.2

1.6 i-DTEC

SE (Honda Connect with Navi) DASP (2wd)

Man

115

C

£26,740

64.2

1.6 i-DTEC

SR (Honda Connect with Navi) (2wd)

Man

119

C

£28,495

62.8

1.6 i-DTEC

SR (Honda Connect with Navi) DASP (2wd)

Man

119

C

£29,095

62.8

Diesel engines 160PS

1.6 i-DTEC

SE (Honda Connect) (4wd)

Man

129

D

£27,570

57.7

1.6 i-DTEC

SE (Honda Connect) (4wd)

9-speed Auto

134

E

£29,350

55.4

1.6 i-DTEC

SE (Honda Connect with Navi) DASP (4wd)

Man

129

D

£28,740

57.7

1.6 i-DTEC

SE (Honda Connect with Navi) DASP (4wd)

9-speed Auto

134

E

£30,520

55.4

1.6 i-DTEC

SR (Honda Connect with Navi) (4wd)

Man

133

E

£30,625

55.4

1.6 i-DTEC

SR (Honda Connect with Navi) (4wd)

9-speed Auto

139

E

£32,275

53.3

1.6 i-DTEC

SR (Honda Connect with Navi) DASP (4wd)

Man

133

E

£31,225

55.4

1.6 i-DTEC

SR (Honda Connect with Navi) DASP (4wd)

9-speed Auto

139

E

£32,875

55.3

1.6 i-DTEC

EX (Honda Connect with Navi) (4wd)

Man

133

E

£32,470

55.4

1.6 i-DTEC

EX (Honda Connect with Navi) (4wd)

9-speed Auto

139

E

£34,120

55.3

1.6 i-DTEC

EX (Honda Connect with Navi) DASP (4wd)

Man

133

E

£33,070

55.4

1.6 i-DTEC

EX (Honda Connect with Navi) DASP (4wd)

9-speed Auto

139

E

£34,720

55.3

1.6 i-DTEC

EX (Honda Connect with Navi) Honda Sensing (4wd)

Man

133

E

£33,970

55.4

1.6 i-DTEC

EX (Honda Connect with Navi) Honda Sensing (4wd)

9-speed Auto

139

E

£35,620

55.3

January 2016

New Honda CR-V Black Edition launched

Three years after the last version of the CR-V Black Edition first launched, Honda has revived the more sporty, premium look. Available in 4WD with a choice of petrol or diesel and manual or automatic, the new CR-V Black Edition starts from £29,995 for the manual 2.0 i-VTEC and tops out at £33,730 for the automatic 1.6 i-DTEC.

On the exterior, owners will get running boards, a tailgate spoiler, 19-inch black alloys, a gloss black front grille as well as gloss black skid plates on the front and rear. The high-quality full leather interior features contrasting stitching with an embossed Black Edition logo on the front and rear seats while the door panels and arm rests are also leather. The interior is finished off with premium carpet mats complete with the Black Edition logo.

What does a Honda CR-V (2012 – 2018) cost?

List Price from £26,945
Buy new from £23,677
Contract hire from £223.34 per month