Meet the updated Honda CR-V for the discriminating US market

Including its more fuel-efficient engine
Oct 1, 2014

TopGear.com.ph Philippine Car News - Honda finally reveals details of updated CR-V

A week after Honda revealed what the updated CR-V would look like in the US market, the Japanese carmaker has finally shared the details of the revised crossover, and it's certainly a lot more than just the usual facelift.

The most significant update to the CR-V is its new--and supposedly lighter--2.4-liter direct-injection Earth Dreams Technology i-VTEC engine that now has 248Nm of torque, an 11% increase over the previous engine's 220Nm, while still retaining its 182hp output. Paired with it is an equally new CVT transmission that "provides smooth, seamless ratio changes," and improves the fuel efficiency to combined city/highway figures of 12.329km/L for front-wheel-drive units and 11.904km/L for all-wheel-drive ones.

For the interior, the CR-V has a new configurable center console, new rear console ventilation ducts, and Honda’s seven-inch touchscreen Display Audio telematics interface as standard. Available features for other variants, meanwhile, include a power tailgate function, a 10-way power and heated driver seat with memory function, and LED daytime running lights. CR-V buyers now also have access to forward collision warning, collision mitigation braking, adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assist, lane departure warning, and Honda's  lane watch systems.

We wish some of these features would make it into the update of the Philippine-market CR-V.

 

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