Honda CR-V Qualitative SUV
Honda CR-V was introduced in 1995 as a compact crossover SUV, and currently, its 5th generation is available in the market. The 5th-generation Honda CR-V was unveiled in 2016, and Pakistan brought this Sport Utility Vehicle in 2018. Four versions of Honda CR-V are available in the international market: Honda CR-V LX, Honda CR-V EX, Honda CR-V EX-L, and Honda CR-V Touring. The Honda CR-V is available in Pakistan in only one version with a 2.0 liters engine. A 1.5 liters turbo-engine has not been introduced in it as instructed in Turbo Civic. The Compact Recreational Vehicle (CR-V) has already become people’s favorite, just like the BR-V has gained love from the customers. Now talking about the 2021 version of Honda CR-V available in Pakistan, we must tell you it has been introduced with updated safety features, and the Honda Atlas claims this to be the safest car to ride in. We will discuss the details of its safety features further in this article. Some of the 2021 Honda CR-V essential elements include heated seats with front armrest, glasses holder, personalized seat adjustment, electrically adjusted seats, leather interior, and seventeen-inches alloy wheels. The 2021 Honda CR-V available internationally is spacious, and it is one of the best compact SUVs for families. Still, it does not introduce some significant changes and is similar to the previous year’s model.
As already mentioned, four versions of Honda CR-V are available in international markets, along with a hybrid version. These international versions are:
- CR-V Hubrid
More focussing on the version available in Pakistan than it is only one. The active version available in Pakistan is the 2.0 CVT Honda CR-V that is an automatic petrol-powered CR-V. The hybrid version of the Honda CR-V is not available in Pakistan yet.
Engine & Power:
The Pakistani Honda CR-V has a 2.0-liter i-VTEC, SOHC, 16-valve, in-Line-4 cylinder engine with a displacement of 1997cc and an emission standard of Euro-4. It delivers you a front-wheel-drive with a Continuously Varying Automatic transmission. It generates a maximum of 113 hp at 6500 RPM and a maximum torque of 189 Nm at 4300 RPM. The braking system is the same as provided in all other SUVs with ventilated disc brakes on the front and rear axles. The suspension system consists of independent McPherson Strut suspension on the front and the independent-multi link suspension on the rear axles.
Performance & Drive:
Honda CR-V is an all-rounder in terms of performance. Generally, continuously varying transmission is not recommended because of awkward power delivery, but Honda CR-V delivers a reasonably natural response in every situation. You get to enjoy a smooth ride. Now when we talk about the handling and quality of the ride, then these are appreciated by the passengers. You will get enough confidence piloting this SUV around corners, and the steering is precise, so the vehicle is nicely controlled. The suspension set-up is on the softer side, so the speed bumps don’t cause a thump, and it feels calmer than any of its rivals. The Honda CR-V is priced higher than many of its competitors, but its price is justified when you take a ride in the CR-V. The engine does not produce much noise to disturb your journey, but you will hear wind and road noise while driving Honda CR-V at higher speeds on motorways. The 0 to 100 acceleration testing of the Honda CR-V has not been done yet, but it delivers you a top speed of 220 kilometers per hour. The electronic Brake-Force distribution system offered in Honda CR-V is the system that distributes braking force equally between the front and the rear wheels so brakes can be applied safely. It also provides you an Anti-Lock Braking System that lets you maintain control over steering, and it prevents locking of wheels when you are using brakes. The comfort and safety of the passengers are the chief focus of the Honda CR-V, and it makes sure that the safety and comfort of passengers are not compromised. Now talking about the fuel economy of the Honda CR-V, which is quite ok for a heavy engine car like CR-V. It gives you a mileage of 10 to 12 kilometers per liter with a fuel tank capacity of 57 liters.
Exterior design and features:
The 2021 Honda CR-V is available in eight beautiful exterior colors: White Orchid Pearl, Lunar Silver Metallic, Crystal Black, Modern Steel Metallic, Passion Red, Dark Olive Metallic, Carnelian Red Pearl, and Brilliant Sporty Blue Metallic. It features a graceful front grille with silver chrome imparts and a Honda stamp encrypted on it, and the LED headlights that look stunning. The silver roof rails and shark fin antenna give detailings to its body, and rain sensors are provided in the windshield. It is a 4591 millimeters long and 855 millimeters wide SUV with a smart trunk and beautiful sleek taillights highlighted on the rear.
Interior design and features:
The Cabin of the Honda CR-V is lavish, giving you feels of luxury. You will find leather upholstery inside the Cabin that not only looks premium but also gives you ultimate comfort. The driver and front seats come with electrically adjustable seats with personalized adjustment, and you will get storage spaces like a console box, glasses holder, seat pockets, and much more. The driver and the assistant seats are equipped with heating technology, and the multi-function steering wheel has audio controls on it for the driver’s convenience. There is a TFI meter for showing the vehicle’s information and works as an instrument cluster, and there is a seven-inches touch screen fixed in the dashboard that gives you infotainment. You will get a power outlet of 12 Volts in the Cabin for AUX connectivity and HDMI and USB ports. You are offered the facility of cruise control with a speed Limiter of your choice. There are two rows of seats in the Cabin to accommodate five passengers comfortably, and the rear seats can fold to increase the storage space in the trunk. It is the best family car that lets you enjoy a comfortable and convenient drive for your long route journeys or everyday tasks.
Safety & features:
The Honda CR-V provides you with:
- Six airbags
- Emergency Brake Assist
- Vehicle Stability Assist.
- Hill Start Assist
- High-mounted Brake light
- Auto-dimming rearview mirror
- Childproof door locks
The starting price of the 2021 Honda CR-V in Pakistan is 107.0 lacs Pakistani rupees that is much high when compared to its competitors, but the features it is providing to its customers justifies the price of CR-V.