Honda CR-V Review
When searching for a car for your commute around the City of Industry, Glendora, El Monte, and La Puente, CA, you’ll want something that’s comfortable, reliable, and visually appealing. The Honda CR-V is a crossover SUV that will be able to provide you with just that. Crossover models are a great choice because they provide you with the space and durability of an SUV, and the smooth, easy handling of a sedan.
Our team at Norm Reeves Honda Superstore West Covina is dedicated to helping our drivers find their next vehicle. Check out our 2019 Honda CR-V review and trim level comparison to see if it’s the right choice for you!
The CR-V comes standard with an inline 4-cylinder engine that provides 184 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque. If you’re interested in an engine with more power behind it, you’ll have the option to choose the available 1.5-liter VTEC® Turbo 4-cylinder engine, which provides 190 horsepower and 179 lb-ft of torque.
The standard Hill Start Assist feature helps keep you stabilized when you’re traveling up steep hills, which also helps with towing. The available Real Time AWD with Intelligent Control System™ will provide you with excellent traction control no matter what terrain you’re traveling over. It has the ability to monitor your environment, and will adjust accordingly.
Entertainment Technology Features
The available Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ integration features allows you hands-free access to your smartphone’s music, navigation, messages, contacts, and apps. With simple voice commands, you’ll be able to change the song you’re listening to, or answer calls, so that your hands can stay on the wheel.
You’ll be able to view your audio information over the available 7-inch Display Audio Touchscreen.
Honda Sensing® Driver-Assistant Safety Features
The available Honda Sensing® driver-assistant safety features are there to be your partner out on the road. They were designed to be a second set of eyes, and to help keep you and your passengers safe and secure during your commutes.
- Available Collision Mitigation Braking System™
This feature helps you avoid frontal collisions by monitoring the cars traveling in front of you. If it senses an impending collision, it will alert you with audio and visual warnings.
- Available Road Departure Mitigation System
This feature utilizes a small camera to monitor the road around you, and will provide alerts and gentle steering assistance when it senses you veering off the road.
- Available Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow
This feature helps you maintain one set speed, and will adjust your speed accordingly depending on the flow of traffic. This is especially helpful during rush hour, or when traveling on the highway.
- Available Lane Keeping Assist System
This feature helps keep you securely in the center of your lane, and will provide steering assistance and alerts when it senses you drifting.
Honda CR-V Trim Levels
Whether you choose the LX trim or the Touring trim, you’ll be content cruising down the highway or sitting on heavily trafficked city roads. Depending on your specific driving needs, one of these Honda CR-V trims will surely fit the requirements. Continue reading below to find out which trim best fits your driving lifestyle.
This trim package comes equipped with an in-line 4-cylinder engine. Like all Honda CR-V models, the LX will have a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) with Sport Mode. This configuration offers an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 26 city/32 highway/28 combined MPG.*
On the inside, you’ll find a 6-way manually adjustable driver’s seat and Automatic Climate Control System. A 160-watt audio system with four speakers can be controlled via the center-mounted 5-inch color LCD screen. Other interior conveniences include 12-volt power outlets as well as a 1.0-amp USB port, so your phone can stay charged while it streams your favorite media.
There’s plenty of space for you and your passengers to stretch out, too. The front row offers 40.1 inches of headroom, 41.3 inches of legroom, and a wide 57.9 inches of shoulder room. Rear-seated passengers can enjoy 39.2 inches of headroom, 40.4 inches of legroom, and 55.6 inches of shoulder room.
With the EX trim, your CR-V will come standard with an in-line 4-cylinder turbocharged engine. Your fuel economy will get a slight increase to an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 28 city/34 highway/30 combined MPG.*
The EX, EX-L, and Touring trims are also fitted with a remote start, so you can warm up your CR-V before you leave your house. Your audio will get a boost to a 180-watt system with eight speakers controlled by a center-mounted 7-inch high-resolution display with customizable feature settings.
If you opt for the EX, EX-L, or Touring trim, your CR-V will be equipped with more driver-assistive technologies, such as Lane Keeping Assist (LKAS) and Forward Collision Warning (FCW) as well as a Lane Departure Warning (LDW) system.
The EX-L trim comes with improved cockpit features, which include a leather-wrapped steering wheel and an automatic-dimming rearview mirror. The rear of your CR-V will also get an upgraded power tailgate with a programmable height feature.
For the EX-L and Touring trims, the driver’s seat is 12-way power adjustable with 4-way power lumbar support. To keep your front passenger from getting too jealous, their seat is 4-way power-adjustable, and plush leather-trimmed seating throughout is great for longer drives.
If you decide to take home the Touring trim, your CR-V will come equipped with some exterior upgrades, such as roof rails and dual chrome exhaust finishers. Additionally, nice-to-have LED headlights with an auto-on and -off feature are standard on the Touring trim.
The power tailgate included on the EX-L trim will have completely hands-free access, so you don’t have to set your groceries down in the parking lot.
Your 180-watt audio is bumped up to a 330-watt premium audio system with nine speakers. The CR-V Touring also has Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™ with Voice Recognition as well as a turn-by-turn directions capability.
Test Drive the Honda CR-V!
We hope you found our Honda CR-V review and trim level comparison helpful as you continue your search for your next vehicle to commute around Glendora, El Monte, and La Puente, CA. For more information about this powerful crossover SUV, or to schedule your next test drive, call or stop by Norm Reeves Honda Superstore West Covina!
*Based on 2019 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.