CR-V 2007-2013 2.4L 4WD AT Review
One of the leading car makers in the Indian automobile market is Honda India; it’s a joint venture between the Japanese auto maker, Honda Motor Company and India’s very own Siel Limited. HSCI venture was done in the ending of year, 1995 and Honda India now has a marvelous fleet of vehicles in the market. The company has a solitary SUV in the market, Honda CR V, which is very popular and has been generating fantastic sales year after year, since it was launched in 1995 in the Indian market. This SUV is sold in a number of other international car markets as well such as in United Kingdom and also in the United States of America as well. This SUV is being offered in a 2-wheel drive as well as with an all-wheel drive option. The Honda CR V 2.4L 4WD Automatic Transmission is still being brought into the country as a completely built-up unit (CBU). This SUV is being developed and made in their manufacturing facilities based in Japan as well as in the United Kingdom and is then supplied to most of the international markets across the world. This SUV is being offered in a total of three trims of which two are manual transmission, while the other is a fully loaded automatic version. Honda CR V is offered with two different petrol engine options, one of which is a 2.0 litre power train and the other one is a more powerful and sophisticated 2.4 litre engine. Honda Motor Corporation had recently showcased their fourth generation version of this SUV at the Geneva Motor Show, which is said to be fitted with a 2.2 i-DTEC diesel engine . This diesel version is also speculated to hit the Indian shores very soon, which will certainly take the sales of this SUV to the next level.
The exteriors of this magnificent SUV are simply brilliant with a striking aerodynamic shape. This massive SUV has a bold and aggressive front façade, which has a neatly carved out 2-step radiator grille which has Honda’s badge embedded in it. The headlamp cluster is large and radiant with projector headlights, which has been powered with four luminous halogen bulbs. The sturdy front bumper has been bestowed with a pair of bright fog lamps, which help in enhancing the visibility of the driver. The front as well as the rear windshield are of green tinted glass with wash and wipe system, while the rear end also has a defogger as well. The side outline has strong wheel arches, which are fitted with a stylish set of 17 inch alloy wheels that have five twin spokes. The outside rear view mirrors are integrated with side turn indicator and the door handles are finished in chrome. The rear end has a smart tail pipe finisher and the number plate area is chrome plated. This Honda CR V 2.4L 4WD Automatic Transmission also has a panoramic sun roof as well to add to the beauty of this superb SUV. An impressive ground clearance of 185mm gives this SUV a manly stance and makes it look different in the crowd. The dimensions of this amazing SUV are – 4575mm of overall length along with a total width of 1820mm and an overall height of 1680mm. The long wheel base of 2620mm ensures that this SUV has roomy interiors, while the 5.9 meters of turning radius helps in the maneuverability of this SUV. Honda CR V 2.4L 4WD Automatic Transmission has a fuel tank capacity of 58 litres and a kerb weight of 1595 kgs along with an ample boot space for a regular family.
The interiors of this Honda CR V 2.4L 4WD are luxuriant and are loaded to the gills with some remarkable features. The plastic quality and other surfaces are top class along with a comfortable seating arrangement of plush seats that are upholstered with premium leather, which also covers the steering wheel as well as the gear shift knob. The interiors sport an attractive ivory and black color combination along with wooden paneling as well . Some other exceptional features include an electrically operated sunroof, a tilt and telescopic power steering with illuminated controls, a powerful yet proficient automatic dual climate control air conditioning unit, an eight way electrically adaptable seat for the driver, an ambient blue colored LED lighting, a conversation mirror, a center console with a storage box to keep some small utility things, accessories socket in the luggage area, a sunglass holder and a number of other notable features, which will certainly make an impact on the customers.
Engine and Performance:
The engine of this Honda CR V 2.4L 4WD Automatic Transmission is i-VTEC power train that can displace 2354cc . This engine has 4 cylinders and a spark ignition along with a programmed fuel injection (PGM-FI). This incredible drive train can deliver a peak power output of 157.78bhp at 5800rpm along with a maximum torque of 218Nm at 4200rpm. The advanced gear box of this all-wheel drive petrol engine is a 5-Speed automatic Transmission with a D3 mode switch, which assists this engine in braking even when driving down inclines. The mileage of this SUV is around 11.1kmpl in standard driving conditions and the top speed of this SUV is around 175 kmph and it can cross the 100kmph barrier in around 10.7 seconds, which is quite impressive.
Braking and Handling:
This massive SUV has a very efficient braking system with both the front and rear brakes being equipped with discs along with ABS with EBD. These features help the 17 inch radial tubeless tyres of wheel size 17 x 6.5 J , to stop proficiently and are assisted with a sturdy suspension as well. The strong suspension of this Honda CR V 2.4L 4WD Automatic Transmission SUV is a McPherson strut in the front, while the rear has a Double wishbone with a coil spring and a torsion anti roll bar for both ends.
The Honda CR V Automatic Transmission SUV has been bestowed with some top class safety features, which are quite capable of protecting the vehicle as well as the occupants inside it. These remarkable safety features include six SRS airbags that come with an occupant position detection system (OPDS), ABS with EBD, security alarm along with an engine immobilizer, doors that automatically gets locked with speed and many more such important features.
This variant being to top end version in the model line is loaded to the gills with comfort features. The long list of these convenience features comprise of a powerful music system with speakers and control buttons on the steering wheel , outside temperature indicator, driver and the rear seats that can be adjusted in eight different ways, power adjustable and retractable external rear view mirrors, cruise control, double glove box and a number of other features, which will tempt the customers into buying this SUV.
Excellent design and exteriors, luxuriant interiors, advanced features
Low mileage, high cost of maintenance, Expensive price tag.