The 2019 Honda CR-V is a solid SUV. The car has many advantages from fast acceleration on a turbocharged engine to ingeniously designed corners and ratchets located throughout the cabin and cargo space. The only drawback, in my opinion, is related to Honda technologies.
The car received a 1.5-liter turbo engine, an updated suspension that significantly reduced body roll problems, and a variety of standard safety and infotainment features.
The powerful 190 HP engine is connected to a standard automatic transmission. These powertrain components work quite well together, giving the car the ability to properly accelerate on any road.
The CR-V offers an extremely comfortable ride quality. Tires and suspension bushings combine well to absorb road impacts. Small bumps are all you will feel, even if you encounter major bumps on the road. Smooth and refined, the car provides its passengers with a relaxing ride without any problems.
Another aspect of the car that may attract you is the generous amount of space inside the cabin. The car became the best in its class in terms of capacity. You will find it difficult to find another SUV with the same amount of space in the back seat as the CR-V, and there will certainly be plenty of room to maneuver in front.
The car has a lot of cargo space.
Another nice aspect of driving it is its steering. You can clearly see how good the steering is during maneuvers. Overall, the steering seems precise, and the steering wheel itself turns easily in the driver’s hands.
Handling is also excellent due to the extremely limited roll of the body and the ability to easily overcome ruts and bumps. The car easily copes with any anomaly on the road surface. Passengers will easily, without nausea, endure turns on long winding country roads.
Front visibility is almost completely perfect, you can see far enough ahead of the car to successfully determine the distance to other objects.
The paneling throughout the cabin is perfect, and the well-stitched leather upholstery of the two highest finishes looks great. These little hints of luxury are a reminder that Honda cares very much about the quality of its cars.
I like the many standard features.
Drivers can appreciate the many standard safety features and entertainment and information transmission that are available in the new Honda SR-V. This list of features includes monitoring of “dead zones” with a warning about cross traffic, adaptive cruise control, and a warning about a possible direct collision with built-in automatic braking. Infotainment features include USB and Bluetooth connectivity.
Unfortunately, the biggest drawback of the 2019 Honda CR-V is that the touch interface can be quite finicky and therefore not very user-friendly.
The second disadvantage I see is the unreliable navigation system. I often have to use my smartphone to help navigate.
|EPA Classification||Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD|
|MPG/MPGe||33 Highway / 27 City|
|Engine||Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 1.5L/91 cu in|
|Drive Train||All Wheel|
Starting MSRP $34,250.00
Destination Charge $1,120.00
Dealer Suggested Retail $35,370.00
There is no shortage of features on the CR-V, and Honda has made sure that the car meets the diverse needs of a wide range of drivers. The amount of space you get is great, and the comfort level makes the CR-V even more attractive to buy.
- Good steering control.
- Excellent passability.
- High-quality interior materials.
- Finicky touch display.