The Honda CRV has been a legacy of the Japanese Automaker Honda since 1995. It is a compact crossover SUV and initially, it was manufactured on the same platform as the Honda Civic (roaring since 1972).
However, the CRV we are going to review today is not exactly the same as the Honda CRV 1995. It went through tons of modifications and updates each year.
Last year, the Honda CRV met with larger proportions and more passenger space. In fact, it was so impressive that the CRV 2023 won a place in the 10 Best Trucks and SUVs award for 2023.
What’s new about the Honda CRV 2024? Can this new version of CRV meet our satisfaction? Or not? Are you ready for a true review? Read this article with us then!
Highlights of the Day
- Do you know? The CRV was initially set to be another valiant Honda Civic. However, later Honda decided to have a separate model with the CRV series.
- As early as it was, in 1997, the CRV became the first SUV to earn a 5-star safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). It is no wonder that the CRV has consistently been one of the best-selling compact SUVs in the United States.
- In 2020, Honda introduced a hybrid version of the CRV. This version combined a gasoline engine and an electric motor for improved fuel efficiency.
- The CRV has a reputation for winning several awards over the years. That includes the Motor Trend SUV of the Year and the Car and Driver 10 Best award multiple times. It’s all about excellence.
- Over time, Honda has also worked with the fuel efficiency. The CRV fuel became an environmentally friendly choice for many of us who are looking for a pollution-free SUV.
- And if you are considering resale of your CRV, there’s good news for you. The CR-V has a strong resale value. It can be a smart long-term investment for its users.
Honda CRV 2024 Review: Straight from the Board
The CRV series has been our favorite for a long time and it’s no surprise that there are so many prizes in the collection. Over 10 million units of Honda CRV sold since 1995.
What are we looking at? Take a look at the common features of CRV 2023, (till last year).
Engine: A 190 HP, 179-232 lb-ft Torque, DOHC 1.5 Litre turbocharged 4-cylinder engine.
Hybrid Powertrain: 2.0 Litre 4-cylinder engine, up to 40 MPG combined and 35 MPG on the highway.
Display: 7-inch (for base model), 9-inch (in higher trims).
Safety Measures: Adaptive cruise control, Lane-keeping assist, Blind-spot monitoring, Rear cross-traffic alert, Multi-angle rearview camera, and Collision mitigation braking.
Here are a few key CRV features! This compact crossover comes in multiple trims like LX, EX, EX-L, and Touring.
But do you know the 2024 CRV promises some cool lineup trim levels including LX, EX, Sport Hybrid, EX-L, and Sport Touring Hybrid?
Additionally, Honda CRV 2024 is going to offer a new trim level – Sport-L Hybrid. This is the first time this lineup is going to be launched in the middle of the year.
What’s New in Honda CRV 2024?
Honda has officially confirmed the release of the Honda CRV 2024 is going to be on 14 June 2024.
The automobiles have a reputation for breathable and comfortable space inside and out. It was not long ago when CRV was redesigned for the grille with premium styling materials. So, when you ask us what’s included in the Honda CRV 2024?
Our first answer would be, part of the sixth-gen CRV introduced for 2023.
All the exclusive features are included in the CRV 2024 but enhanced. The 2024 Honda CRV LX Trim features the Real Time AWD™. You have an improved control system that keeps all four wheels on track and distributes power equally to all of them.
Additionally, with the 2024 CRV LX trim, it gets better and your car can now react better to slippery conditions such as on muddy roads or snowy days! That’s the peace of mind!
Plus, let’s not forget the lifesaver ADAS technology. Honda Amaze is likely to have the Level 3 ADAS in 2024, and with the 2024 CRV LX trim, you will also enjoy some of the ADAS benefits,
Some Honda Sensing features, that are confirmed for the CRV 2024 LX trim are,
- Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS)
- Road Departure Mitigation System (RDM)
- Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow (ACC)
- Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)
- Traffic Sign Recognition (TSR)
Finally, the all-new Apple CarPlay. Only a few Honda Car Models have the standard Apple CarPlay® feature.
Honda has also confirmed the integration of wireless Apple CarPlay with the first global EV Prologue. We can be hopeful about this! The Apple CarPlay will also be featured in the 2024 CRV Models.
It will be a special benefit for the drivers near Orlando, and FL. They can easily access their smartphone’s map, audio, and messaging apps through the center touch-screen.å
The New Sport-L Trim Joins the Show
An extended lineup is going to add up with the CRV 2024, and that’s the Sport-L Trim. It’s going to catch up both in the base CRV and the hybrid model.
At first, we thought, it was going to be only featured in the original CRV. But no! It’s a double package!
The CRV 2024 Sport L Trim holds a charm for young and active buyers. Honda Sport trim consumers have been feeling that there has been a gap between the Sport Hybrid and Sport Touring Hybrid.
Somewhere between these two trims, a customer segment was looking for a unique Honda Sport Trim. Well, the Honda CRV 2024 can just be the answer they are looking for.
It is believed that the hybrid CRV Sport-L Trim 2024 filled the gap between the two trims. It is more enjoyable than the combustion-only Honda CRV.
Specific features of this Sport-L trim:
The Honda CRV 2024 series has all the privileges of the 2023 version. Only a few additions were made to improve users’ experience.
It’s the introduction of the Sport L-trim that draws all the attention. We can say that the Sport-L trim is exceptionally well designed with all the benefits of the turbo-charged CRV EX-L and the Sport Touring hybrid model.
When you look into it, you will find that the front fascia of the new CRV incorporates a bold chrome grille, surrounded by LED headlights.
On the other side, the rear is marked by unique LED taillights and a power tailgate for quick access to the cargo area.
The all-wheel drive (AWD) has been made optional. Meanwhile, the front-wheel drive remained as standard as it was before. It helps you typically save money on the highways.
Get inside the CRV and you will love the comfort! The 4-way power seats are leather-made, with added support and plush. You can easily fold down the rear seats and make a flat load floor. No more worries about big luggage or grocery bags.
Some other features you will notice in the CRV Sport-L Trim are front and rear parking sensors, a wireless charging pad, satellite radio, driver’s seat memory, and wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability.
Not to mention! CRV 2024 is going to introduce a 9-inch display, which is 2 inches larger than the CRV 2023.
The new sound system also comes with an 8-speaker audio system (earlier it was 6!), still lower than Sport Touring’s Bose-branded 12-speaker system.
All set for the market, you can have the new Honda CRV 2024 Sport-L trim at $33,350. The all-wheel drive is optional. If you want to add it up, that’s going to cost you another $1500.
We are talking about the Sport-L trim. Look into other CRV 2024 trims, the prices will start from $29,500 MSRP for the LX 2WD.
All set for the road, the Honda CRV 2024 will come with limited powertrain warranties. However, Honda is planning to offer compliment scheduled maintenance from 2024 Honda models. Let’s wait a bit!
What Do We Like in Honda CRV 2024?
We have an overview of the upcoming features of Honda CRV 2024. What do we like about it? From our observations, we think,
- Honda didn’t compromise with comfort. The roomy interior with cavernous cargo capacity is proof of that.
- Tech features have been enhanced. We like how accessibility gets better with the CRV 2024 models, especially with the AWD feature being made optional.
- More room for safety with the Honda Sensing Suite! Some features of the ADAS have been enhanced and improved.
What We Don’t Like:
- Users may not have enough cabin space for small items, given that 5 passengers onboard.
- The Hybrid powertrain still lacks speed on hills and can sometimes be noisy.
We are at the end of our article. If you think would the new Honda CRV be a fit match for you or not, you can learn from the previous versions of this series, and its award-winning performance.
The Honda CRV 2024 holds some promises to improve user experience. With different trims available, there is no scope for complaints now! All the trims are unique and filled with useful features that are bound to match your taste.
We would suggest you learn more about this series if you are planning to buy the upcoming 2024 CRV trims. The release is not going to be any time soon in 2024, so you have plenty of time.
However, believe it or not, the Honda 2024 Sport-L Trim is going to be the front-runner of 2024 and we are hopeful about it. Get ready for the hype in the automobile market that’s going to be set by this trim!
Let us know what you think about the Sport-L trim in the comment section. We would be glad to raise a discussion.