2018 Honda CR-V
- Comprehensively redesigned last year, the 2018 Honda CR-V carries over unchanged.
- Turbocharged engine delivers a rare combination of thrift and zest
- Roomy interior with cavernous cargo capacity for this class
- Rides comfortably yet handles corners athletically
- Plentiful and thoughtful storage areas
- Touchscreen can be finicky to use and lacks a separate tuning knob
- Base LX's engine is weaker and thirstier than the turbo
- Optional navigation system isn't as reliable as expected
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Which CR-V does Edmunds recommend?
Edmunds' Expert Review
Overall rating4 / 5
The Honda CR-V was redesigned last year and, frankly, we were surprised by how deep the changes went. Rather than phone in some superficial tweaks to a top-selling model, Honda gave it a ground-up overhaul that decisively parted ways with its predecessor. The 2018 Honda CR-V sets a new pace for its rivals to follow.
Among the tricks up this fifth-generation CR-V's sleeve is a turbocharged engine that comes on all trims except for the base LX. With ample low-end torque and a fuel-sipping design — fuel economy climbs as high as 34 mpg highway, according to EPA estimates — the turbo engine is a natural fit in the CR-V.
The 2018 Honda CR-V also benefits from an overhauled suspension that reduces body roll in corners without compromising its historically compliant ride. The wheelbase is longer, the front and rear tracks are wider, and there's even an extra 1.5 inches of ground clearance for those who found that the previous CR-V scraped its stomach too often in light-duty off-roading. All-wheel drive remains an option for those mild excursions into the dirt, as well as for increased stability in wet weather.
Inside, the CR-V follows the latest Civic's lead with a modernized dashboard, a digitally enhanced instrument cluster, and an updated touchscreen that thankfully includes a physical volume knob. There's also more rear legroom than in earlier models and an exceptional 75.8 cubic feet of maximum cargo space that makes the supposedly compact CR-V a legitimate alternative to midsize SUVs.
Add it all up and the CR-V is a strong contender for best-in-class honors, despite tough competition from crossover rivals such as the more rugged Subaru Forester and the more athletic Nissan Rogue.
Trim levels & features
The 2018 Honda CR-V is offered in four trim levels: LX, EX, EX-L and Touring. The LX isn't exactly bare-bones, but it does have a less powerful engine along with a 5-inch display screen and no sunroof. Step up to the EX and you get a standard sunroof plus a 7-inch touchscreen, a power driver seat and a more powerful, turbocharged engine. The EX-L tacks on items such as leather, premium audio and a power liftgate, while the Touring goes all in with LED headlights, a subwoofer and more.
Opt for the base LX and you'll get a decent roster of equipment, including a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine (184 horsepower, 180 pound-feet of torque) paired to a continuously variable automatic transmission and front-wheel drive, an electronic parking brake, 17-inch alloy wheels, LED running lights, automatic climate control, cruise control, a height-adjustable driver seat, a 5-inch color LCD dashboard display, and a four-speaker audio system with Bluetooth and USB connectivity. Honda's various advanced safety technologies are not offered on the LX, although all-wheel drive is optional as on all trims.
The EX ups the ante with a more powerful turbocharged four-cylinder engine (190 hp, 179 lb-ft), remote start, 18-inch wheels, foglights, heated mirrors, body-colored door handles and spoiler, rear privacy glass, a retractable cargo cover, keyless entry and start, an upgraded driver information center, a sunroof, dual-zone automatic climate control, a power driver's seat, and heated front seats.
Infotainment features include a 7-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Audio phone integration, satellite radio, an upgraded rearview camera with dynamic guidelines, numerous advanced safety features (automatic high beams, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, lane departure warning and intervention, adaptive cruise control, and forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking) and second-row USB charging ports.
The EX-L's upgrades include a programmable-height power liftgate, driver-seat memory settings, leather upholstery, a power passenger seat (though it lacks a height adjustment), a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and an eight-speaker audio system with HD radio. A navigation system is optional on the EX-L but not on the lesser trims.
The top-of-the-line Touring boasts LED headlights, dual chrome exhaust tips, roof rails, automatic wipers, hands-free functionality for the power liftgate, ambient interior lighting, a navigation system and a subwoofer for the audio system.
Aside from the EX-L's optional navigation system, there are no factory options for the 2018 CR-V, so the only question is which trim level is right for you.
Noise & vibration3.5
Ease of use3.5
Getting in/getting out4.5
Child safety seat accommodation4
Audio & navigation3.5
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2018 Honda CR-V video
[MUSIC PLAYING] MARK TAKAHASHI: Small crossover SUVs have been wildly popular, outselling the less versatile sedans for quite some time. JOSH SADLIER: Mark and I brought our two current favorites in this segment, and Will over here brought the RAV4, the current top seller. WILL KAUFMAN: We're going to take a closer look at each of these vehicles to let you know what their strengths and weaknesses are. We've put hundreds of miles on each of these movies on the road, but we thought we'd spare you 12 minutes of us going to buy groceries. Instead, we took our three red people movers to our test track where we could make those disclaimers at the bottom of every ad about closed roads and professional drivers come alive. You may never drive your compact crossover like this, but at least you can rest easy knowing someone has. JOSH SADLIER: We've got the latest Honda CR-V here with the 1.5-liter turbo charged four cylinder engine that you get on almost every version you'll find at a dealer lot. There's the 2.4 that comes in the base LX. I don't know if I've ever seen one of those on the road. It doesn't really seem like something people are going to be interested in because you want the turbo motor, it gets better fuel economy and more power. How are you guys enjoying it so far? WILL KAUFMAN: This back seat is cavernous. There's a lot of room for me to flop around back here. JOSH SADLIER: I've been watching that, yeah. WILL KAUFMAN: But-- I mean, it's huge back here. There's just a ton of room in this car. JOSH SADLIER: Yeah, it is very spacious. This is effectively a mid-sized SUV I would say in terms of usability. MARK TAKAHASHI: I'm not getting a sense of that space, though. I feel like the headliner and the windshields are actually a little close to me. [ENGINE REVVING] WILL KAUFMAN: That's interesting. Oof. Oh wow, there's that noise. Ah, it just sounds like the engine wants to leap out of the engine bay. [LAUGHTER] The CVT just does not do it any favors in the sound department. MARK TAKAHASHI: In its defense, though, no one in their right mind is going to be driving a CR-V this-- JOSH SADLIER: Well, MARK TAKAHASHI: --hard. JOSH SADLIER: That's fair. WILL KAUFMAN: And it does provide a good boost and good fuel economy. I mean-- JOSH SADLIER: It does. WILL KAUFMAN: With the gas motor-- JOSH SADLIER: Well, not right now. WILL KAUFMAN: But with a gas motor, this is the most efficient of the three if you don't want the hybrid. JOSH SADLIER: Now this is the front wheel drive one, which means we're going to be getting under ideal circumstances, 34 MPG highway, which is easily the best of any of these competitors. The others are I think 31 and 30 at the top end. So the fuel economy is definitely a strong suit, at least according to the EPA. Now in the real world, if you're in a boost like I've been here, your results may vary. MARK TAKAHASHI: Here's the thing, though. It's making a lot of tire noise, but it doesn't feel sloppy. JOSH SADLIER: Yeah, I wouldn't call it sloppy. I mean, it clearly does not have much tire for this purpose, but in the real world, having driven this around, I didn't feel like it needed more tire like on a country road or something. So I think this is an extreme situation we're in right now, but I do like the way it responds. The steering, there's no slop in it and it goes where you point it. The thing for me about this car is the transmission. I think if people are not used to a CVT, this can be kind of a rude awakening in that it just doesn't always respond as promptly or as predictively as you might expect if you're used to driving like a traditional automatic transmission. MARK TAKAHASHI: And they don't offer any kind of automatic, do they? JOSH SADLIER: CVTs beauties across the board, yeah. Even with the 2.4, it's still CVT. That's the one thing, I think if people take a test drive and-- again, transmission's fine, what's he talking about? Cool, and then you'll probably like the rest of the car. For me it's a deal breaker. MARK TAKAHASHI: Wow, all right. WILL KAUFMAN: See, I didn't-- in normal driving, I haven't felt that way about this vehicle, because of the CVT, when you're just, you know, cruising in traffic, when you're driving on the freeway, when you're driving around town, the response that I expect from a car, the CVT isn't falling short of that. MARK TAKAHASHI: It's not until you start getting onto a highway, you know, on an on-ramp or something and you really want to get up to speed, does it feel like it's at a disadvantage? JOSH SADLIER: Yeah, and the engine gets really frantic. MARK TAKAHASHI: I think this is better suited to someone who has one or two kids. It's comfortable. It just kind of checks all the boxes. JOSH SADLIER: There's still some road noise there I noticed on a longer drive over the weekend. WILL KAUFMAN: It does seem like for this vehicle, they looked at the old RAV4 and they said, OK, it's going to be just better in every measure. Not necessarily tremendously better, but it's going to be better. It's also the only one that has Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. This is the 2018 RAV4, and it's the RAV4 that really started the compact crossover craze way back when. And it's still the bestselling of any compact crossover. In fact, it's the bestselling vehicle in the US next to the pickup trucks that everybody loves to buy so much. But I think part of the appeal of this is that there's nothing complicated about it. There's no other reason you buy it, you don't have to think, oh, I want the one that handles well. You just think, I want the one that will carry all of my people and stuff and I don't want to worry about it. MARK TAKAHASHI: It's not something that I don't think you really aspire to? There's nothing that kind of gets me excited about this car. It's the safe choice. JOSH SADLIER: Yeah. There's actually decent bolstering in these seats. A little more than I expected. Thanks for helping me to feel that with that turn. WILL KAUFMAN: I mean, it is-- it's just a perfectly fine place to spend time. I mean, I agree, there's nothing that stands out here, but that's sort of part of the point of this car, is it just does what it does without any pretension to anything else, and you can get a hybrid power train so you get better fuel economy than any of the others if that's what you're looking for. It's also not a very thrilling engine. The transmission will, even though it's only a six-speed transmission, it will sort of jump around if you're in normal mode and you start asking for a little bit of acceleration. JOSH SADLIER: There's something kind of honest, though, about this power train that I'm drawn to. WILL KAUFMAN: Yeah, it's basically the same power train as the Mazda. MARK TAKAHASHI: Even to be competitive nowadays, you have to overdeliver on a number of fronts-- refinement and comfort and performance. Everything has now gotten to the point where everybody is expecting more. This doesn't really overdeliver, it's adequate in almost every way. JOSH SADLIER: It's an aging product that's kind of hanging in there, but you're right, it's not really going the extra mile. WILL KAUFMAN: The ride and handling isn't bad. It is a little rough around the road than that CX-5, you definitely feel the bumps a little bit more. I mean, it's not sloppy around these turns. MARK TAKAHASHI: It was that little boaty coming out of that last turn, though. I felt a little bit of residual bounces as you set it into the turn. JOSH SADLIER: Yeah, you wouldn't call this the driver's choice. MARK TAKAHASHI: No, no. JOSH SADLIER: But at the same time, I feel like if someone told me, hey, I just bought a 2018 RAV4, it would be hard to argue against that. MARK TAKAHASHI: Oh no, no, no. JOSH SADLIER: Well maybe-- MARK TAKAHASHI: He would say, why didn't you get the 2019 and just wait nine months? JOSH SADLIER: Well, it's an all-new model, you want to give it a year or two to sort things out. MARK TAKAHASHI: Do ya? WILL KAUFMAN: The other thing is, you'll be able to get a really good deal on one of these-- when it's on dealer lots and a few months when the new one's out. JOSH SADLIER: That's a great point. WILL KAUFMAN: This is going to get cheaper. You don't always see sales on Toyotas. MARK TAKAHASHI: Welcome to the best small crossover you can buy today, the Mazda CX-5. It's a little sporty, it's a little more reactive and responsive. Sure it's an SUV, it's a little tippy, but there's only so much you can do in regards to physics, right? WILL KAUFMAN: One of the things that impresses me in this car is the body roll is really well-controlled. JOSH SADLIER: You should try sitting in the middle back here, but I take your point. MARK TAKAHASHI: Well, in addition to better driving dynamics, I think it's also the best-looking in the bunch. JOSH SADLIER: I would agree with that. MARK TAKAHASHI: I mean, it's better to look good than feel good, but this does both. JOSH SADLIER: If you look around at the competition, there's not really another crossover at this price point that actually makes a style statement. Not one that I can think of, at least. MARK TAKAHASHI: It's not over-styled either. I mean, it just-- like the overall shape is really pleasing. JOSH SADLIER: Yep. WILL KAUFMAN: It's also definitely the nicest interior of any of the ones we have here today. MARK TAKAHASHI: Some of these materials we wouldn't have expected to see except for maybe a luxury car last generation. JOSH SADLIER: Yep. MARK TAKAHASHI: And it's got this great infotainment controller here that's kind of the same as you'd expect from BMW, Mercedes, and Audi. And I love that. It's just well-managed, you know? It's easy to drive, it's fun to drive. WILL KAUFMAN: It raises the question, why do you buy a compact SUV? It is because it handles nicely? MARK TAKAHASHI: You know, there are certain people left in the world who appreciate cars that handle well and are sporty. WILL KAUFMAN: But if you're buying one of these, what you need is practicality, right? What you need is to be able to fit stuff and people and just carry things around. I mean, what are the tricks of this car other than it's nice to put around a turn, which, let's face it, most of the only chance you get to do that is a freeway on-ramp. Not every road is our test track. MARK TAKAHASHI: Well, you don't think that this has enough cargo space? WILL KAUFMAN: You've got two kids, especially if they're small, you've got two strollers you gotta throw in the trunk. That's a lot of space right there. This is definitely going to be the worst at moving stuff. MARK TAKAHASHI: Worst? WILL KAUFMAN: There's no other power train option in this car. This is the only one here today-- MARK TAKAHASHI: I don't think it needs more power. WILL KAUFMAN: Well, the power is only part of it, right? The other thing that-- the other thing that the other power train options on the other vehicles offer is not just more power, but more fuel efficiency. You've got a hybrid motor in the RAV4 and you've got the 1.5 liter turbo in the CR-V, both of which are more efficient than what you get in this car. JOSH SADLIER: But I think the point about cargo capacity for me in this segment is I doubt that many buyers are actually folding down the seats and maximizing every last cubic foot that's available. I feel like what they're looking for is a high seating position. Yeah, a convenient hatchback trunk, sure, you can fold down the seats if you need to, but I think it's the style that really pushes this one over the top compared to other cars in the class for the price. Like, you want to look good driving a crossover, I feel like that's part of the appeal. WILL KAUFMAN: This is also the best seating position of any of the ones we have here today for sure. I mean, you feel a little bit more ensconced in the vehicle, you've got armrests that at least for me actually work on both sides. And that's-- I mean, just that, just the feel of sitting down and in this vehicle, there is a little bit of that sportiness to it. And I also think it's just the most comfortable-- these seats to me are the most comfortable of the three we have. JOSH SADLIER: Starting with acceleration, the CR-V turns out to have a pretty significant advantage. We're talking about a second-and-a-half to 60-- seven-and-a-half for the CR-V, nine seconds-plus for the CX-5 and RAV4. What do we think about that? MARK TAKAHASHI: It's crazy. I mean, the CX-5 feels so much faster and livelier, but numbers don't lie. JOSH SADLIER: Braking distance we go from 60 to zero, full panic stop. Once again the CR-V has a significant advantage-- 121 feet in that panic stop versus 130 for the other two cars. When it comes to cargo space, the CR-V has a class-leading 39.2 cubic feet of it behind the second row. That's on par with some mid-size SUVs. MARK TAKAHASHI: Cargo capacity is one of the main reasons people gravitate towards crossovers like these. WILL KAUFMAN: That is really impressive, but on paper, it's within a cubic foot of the RAV4. In the real world, that makes a difference, though. You can see, after the most unexpected game of Tetris ever, JOSH SADLIER: We are down one golf bag, but only one golf bag, so they're pretty much the same. The CX-5, though, I feel like it's a little smaller. Is that-- Mark? Is it smaller? MARK TAKAHASHI: It's smaller. That is what didn't fit in the RAV4, and all of this is what doesn't fit in the CX-5. At 30.9 cubic feet, it's the smallest capacity of the bunch, but that's still a lot of stuff. WILL KAUFMAN: I know the force is the bestselling vehicle in this segment, but it's really starting to show its age. Compared to these other two, it just can't really hold up. We're going after you run this test again and we get the new model in because I think it's going to be a big improvement. MARK TAKAHASHI: And I realize that the CX-5 doesn't have the greatest cargo capacity, but it really appeals to my left brain. I mean, it looks great, and drives even better. JOSH SADLIER: But here's what the right brain says. The CR-V's got the best fuel economy, best cargo capacity, best braking, and best acceleration in the whole test. Case closed. MARK TAKAHASHI: Let us know what you think. Leave a comment below, and if you like what you see, hit Subscribe. And check out Edmonds.com for full ratings and reviews of each of these SUVs. [MUSIC PLAYING]
Mazda CX-5 vs. Honda CR-V vs. Toyota RAV4 Comparison Test
Edmunds editors Mark Takahashi, Josh Sadlier and Will Kaufman do a back-to-back-to-back comparison of the two highest-rated small crossovers: the 2017 Honda CR-V and the 2018 Mazda CX-5. Also added into the mix is the best-selling 2018 Toyota RAV4, which is due to be replaced by an all-new model later this year. We put these versatile vehicles through their paces to see which one might be the best fit for you.
Features & Specs
Our experts’ favorite CR-V safety features:
- Mitigation Braking System
- Brakes the vehicle automatically if an imminent collision is detected and you haven't responded quickly enough.
- Lane Keeping Assist
- Monitors the vehicle's position in its lane with a camera and automatically corrects your course to prevent inadvertent lane departure.
- Auto High-Beam Headlights
- Activates and deactivates high beams depending on traffic. Honda includes this typically luxury-class feature starting at the EX level.
Honda CR-V vs. the competition
2018 Honda CR-V
2018 Toyota RAV4
Honda CR-V vs. Toyota RAV4
The CR-V isn't particularly exciting to drive, but the Toyota RAV4 isn't either, although the RAV4 SE trim ratchets up the sport quotient a bit. Both are equally comfortable for driver and passengers. And they're equally roomy. The CR-V offers slightly better fuel economy, while the RAV4 offers more user-friendly tech. In our evaluation, we give the more modern CR-V the edge with a four-star rating. The RAV4's dated interior and underwhelming quality of its materials drag it down to three stars.
Honda CR-V vs. Mazda CX-5
Compact crossover SUVs are built around utility, and the CR-V does offer 15 more cubic feet of maximum cargo space than the Mazda CX-5. For its part, though, the CX-5 shifts the crossover's terms of engagement: It's built around you actually enjoying the drive, not just having a vehicle to swallow a big-box binge. If you like your cars quick in the curves and don't mind the loss of some cargo space, the CX-5 is an excellent choice. We also prefer its infotainment system.
Honda CR-V vs. Subaru Outback
The CR-V has stiff competition in the Subaru Outback, which is appealing for drivers who value rugged utility in a compact SUV. The CR-V gets better fuel economy and offers more cargo space, but not by much. What the Outback sacrifices to the CR-V's street civility, it makes up for with standard all-wheel drive, a sleek wagon shape, and a deft ability to traverse broken road. The CR-V can get you to the trailhead; the Outback can get you past it.
2018 Honda CR-V for Sale
Is the Honda CR-V a good car?
Even in base LX trim, the Honda CR-V fulfills its mission of comfortable, capable utility. Moving up through the trim levels brings additional convenience, tech and luxury touches (such as a power liftgate, a larger touchscreen display and leather upholstery). But the CR-V is remarkably well sorted from the start. Last year's changes made the CR-V even more refined.
The best reason to step up above the base trim is the turbocharged engine that's standard in the EX, EX-L and Touring trims. It's smooth and zippy, offers good low-end punch for those often-necessary short sprints in the city, and gets better fuel economy than the base four-cylinder. We're not sold on the CR-V's continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT), but it's a moot point since there's no other option. We've also found the CR-V's touchscreen a bit finicky and not quite as seamless to use as rival entertainment systems.
How can I get a Honda CR-V deal?
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Does the Honda CR-V have good MPG?
At its best, the Honda CR-V returns an EPA-estimated 34 mpg on the highway and 30 mpg in combined driving (28 mpg in the city). That's for a front-wheel-drive model with the 1.5-liter turbo engine. Adding all-wheel drive drops those numbers 1 mpg across the board, although any small SUV that maximizes fuel like a compact sedan is doing something right. The CR-V's base engine is only slightly less impressive at 28 mpg combined (26 city/32 highway) or 27 mpg combined (25 city/31 highway) with all-wheel drive.
The CR-V stands as a class leader in fuel economy. The Nissan Rogue comes a close second, although the Chevrolet Equinox offers an optional diesel engine that achieves 32 mpg combined and 39 mpg highway.
Does the Honda CR-V have good resale value?
If you're ready to buy, you're probably wondering about the Honda CR-V's resale value. How much will a 2018 Honda CR-V be worth in two or five years — or whenever you decide to sell? Check out the Edmunds True Cost to Own (TCO) calculator. It includes projected annual depreciation over the first five years of ownership based on Edmunds' robust market transaction data.
Continuing a tradition of quality, utility, roominess and value dating to its introduction more than two decades ago, the 2018 Honda CR-V remains a class leader in the compact SUV segment. Redesigned last year, today's CR-V offers a host of new features that shoppers looking for comfort, convenience and the latest technology will appreciate.
Still built on the same platform as the Honda Civic, the new CR-V has a longer wheelbase for improved ride quality, while updated exterior style is marked by more muscular fenders, aggressive front-end styling and Honda's first automatic foot-activated tailgate.
The model's reputation for spaciousness is maintained inside, with plenty of room for all your items in the cargo area and more legroom than ever for rear-seat passengers.
One of the newest additions is the CR-V's first turbocharged engine, a 1.5-liter four-cylinder powerplant rated at 190 horsepower and 179 pound-feet of torque. It comes standard on EX and higher trim levels. A criticism of past CR-Vs was that peak power didn't arrive until high up in the rev range, an issue that is capably addressed by the turbo, which reaches maximum torque at a low 2,000 rpm.
The base LX model is still powered by a non-turbocharged 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 184 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque. Both engines come mated to a continuously variable automatic transmission, and buyers have the choice of front- or all-wheel drive on all trim levels.
Never known for particularly sporty handling, this current-generation improves on that score with beefed-up suspension tuning, which reduces body roll in the corners, and variable-ratio electric power steering for quicker turn-in and more positive feel. And though the CR-V isn't suited for rigorous off-roading, the updated model offers increased ground clearance compared to previous models.
With its lighter weight and new powerplant, today's CR-V also earns top scores for its fuel efficiency. The LX, with its non-turbocharged four-cylinder engine, achieves 28 mpg combined (32 mpg highway), while models powered by the optional turbocharged engine achieve 30 mpg combined (34 mpg highway). Opting for all-wheel drive drops those numbers by 1 mpg across the board.
The base LX model CR-V is already well-equipped with enhanced interior materials and a variety of comfort and convenience features. EX and higher trim levels add more premium interior touches, an upgraded infotainment system and the standard Honda Sensing suite of advanced safety systems.
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2018 Honda CR-V Overview
The 2018 Honda CR-V is offered in the following submodels: CR-V SUV. Available styles include EX 4dr SUV AWD (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT), EX-L 4dr SUV AWD (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT), EX 4dr SUV (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT), EX-L 4dr SUV (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT), Touring 4dr SUV AWD (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT), LX 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl CVT), LX 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl CVT), Touring 4dr SUV (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT), EX-L w/Navigation 4dr SUV AWD (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT), and EX-L w/Navigation 4dr SUV (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT).
What do people think of the 2018 Honda CR-V?
Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2018 Honda CR-V and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2018 CR-V 4 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2018 CR-V.
Edmunds Expert Reviews
Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2018 Honda CR-V and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2018 CR-V featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.
Our Review Process
This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.
We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.
What's a good price for a New 2018 Honda CR-V?
2018 Honda CR-V Touring 4dr SUV AWD (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT)
The 2018 Honda CR-V Touring 4dr SUV AWD (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $35,145. The average price paid for a new 2018 Honda CR-V Touring 4dr SUV AWD (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT) is trending $4,735 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $4,735 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$30,410.
The average savings for the 2018 Honda CR-V Touring 4dr SUV AWD (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT) is13.5% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
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2018 Honda CR-V EX-L 4dr SUV AWD (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT)
The 2018 Honda CR-V EX-L 4dr SUV AWD (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $31,945. The average price paid for a new 2018 Honda CR-V EX-L 4dr SUV AWD (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT) is trending $4,260 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $4,260 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$27,685.
The average savings for the 2018 Honda CR-V EX-L 4dr SUV AWD (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT) is13.3% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
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2018 Honda CR-V EX 4dr SUV AWD (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT)
The 2018 Honda CR-V EX 4dr SUV AWD (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $29,445. The average price paid for a new 2018 Honda CR-V EX 4dr SUV AWD (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT) is trending $4,000 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $4,000 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$25,445.
The average savings for the 2018 Honda CR-V EX 4dr SUV AWD (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT) is13.6% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
We are showing 322 2018 Honda CR-V EX 4dr SUV AWD (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.
2018 Honda CR-V LX 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl CVT)
The 2018 Honda CR-V LX 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl CVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $26,645. The average price paid for a new 2018 Honda CR-V LX 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl CVT) is trending $2,966 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $2,966 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$23,679.
The average savings for the 2018 Honda CR-V LX 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl CVT) is11.1% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
We are showing 278 2018 Honda CR-V LX 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl CVT) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.
2018 Honda CR-V EX-L w/Navigation 4dr SUV AWD (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT)
The 2018 Honda CR-V EX-L w/Navigation 4dr SUV AWD (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $32,945. The average price paid for a new 2018 Honda CR-V EX-L w/Navigation 4dr SUV AWD (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT) is trending $2,491 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $2,491 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$30,454.
The average savings for the 2018 Honda CR-V EX-L w/Navigation 4dr SUV AWD (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT) is7.6% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
We are showing 70 2018 Honda CR-V EX-L w/Navigation 4dr SUV AWD (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.
2018 Honda CR-V LX 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl CVT)
The 2018 Honda CR-V LX 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl CVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $25,245. The average price paid for a new 2018 Honda CR-V LX 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl CVT) is trending $2,048 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $2,048 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$23,197.
The average savings for the 2018 Honda CR-V LX 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl CVT) is8.1% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
We are showing 26 2018 Honda CR-V LX 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl CVT) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.
2018 Honda CR-V Touring 4dr SUV (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT)
The 2018 Honda CR-V Touring 4dr SUV (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $33,745. The average price paid for a new 2018 Honda CR-V Touring 4dr SUV (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT) is trending $2,018 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $2,018 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$31,727.
The average savings for the 2018 Honda CR-V Touring 4dr SUV (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT) is6% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
We are showing 17 2018 Honda CR-V Touring 4dr SUV (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.
2018 Honda CR-V EX 4dr SUV (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT)
The 2018 Honda CR-V EX 4dr SUV (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $28,045. The average price paid for a new 2018 Honda CR-V EX 4dr SUV (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT) is trending $3,557 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $3,557 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$24,488.
The average savings for the 2018 Honda CR-V EX 4dr SUV (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT) is12.7% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
We are showing 16 2018 Honda CR-V EX 4dr SUV (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.
2018 Honda CR-V EX-L 4dr SUV (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT)
The 2018 Honda CR-V EX-L 4dr SUV (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $30,545. The average price paid for a new 2018 Honda CR-V EX-L 4dr SUV (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT) is trending $2,474 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $2,474 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$28,072.
The average savings for the 2018 Honda CR-V EX-L 4dr SUV (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT) is8.1% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
We are showing 12 2018 Honda CR-V EX-L 4dr SUV (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.
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