Olathe Honda Dealer Welcomes the 2018 CR-V, America’s Premier SUV
Last year, Honda began rolling out its slate of redesigned models with the release of the 2017 Honda CR-V. The fifth generation of the CR-V was the culmination of 20 years of design work, featuring a bolder new styling, a premium interior and the model’s first-ever turbocharged engine. At the time, Honda noted that American car buyers had purchased nearly four million CR-Vs since its launch in the states in 1997. Since then, the CR-V has built a solid reputation with awards including:
- One of Kelley Blue Book’s 16 Best Family Cars of 2016
- Five Star Safety Rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
- A 2016 Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)
- Named 2015 Best Compact SUV for the Money by US News
Today we’re proud to welcome the 2018 model to the lineup! The SUV, returning for a second turbocharged year, will include a 1.5-liter direct-injected engine capable of a peak 190 horsepower (available in EX and higher trims) as well as the 2.4-liter direct-injected engine capable of spitting out 184 horsepower. Combined with a continuously variable transmission, the CR-V was designed and tuned to be fun to drive while also providing a quiet and comfortable ride.
By keeping the luxurious feel that Honda brought with the 2017 model, the 2018 model year will set the bar for interior refinement and premium features in the compact SUV class. Honda has worked hard to develop the best rear seat legroom in its class by providing ample space for passengers without compromising cargo space in the rear. Honda engineers have utilized upgraded materials throughout including the instrument panel and latest in-vehicle connectivity. By using the 7-inch touchscreen display, you can control the audio in your entire car or input your destination on the navigation system.
According to Honda, some of the 2018 Honda CR-V’s key comfort and convenience features include remote engine start, dual-zone climate controls, heated side mirrors, rear USB charging ports, heated front seats and much more! As with other Honda models, the vehicle offers Honda Sensing™ as standard equipment on EX and higher trims, including safety features such as Collision Mitigation Braking with Forward Collision Warning and pedestrian sensing capability, Road Departure Mitigation with Lane Departure Warning, Adaptive Cruise Control and Lane Keeping Assist. Additional driver-assistive technologies include the available blind spot Information, Rear Cross Traffic Monitor and auto high beam headlights.