The CRV is a very stylish and aerodynamic crossover vehicle, versatile enough to provide fun for the whole family…

2014 Honda CR-V EX-L AWD

The 2014 Honda CRV could be the go-to vehicle to get everything on your to-do list done.

Looks:

Redesigned in 2012, this CRV continues to receive awards for design, practicality, and function. Very clean bodylines, swept back rear windows with taillights that contour the body. The new shape gives the appearance of a tall stance but the ground clearance remains the same. The three-bar grille looks very good and I like how it cuts into the headlights.

In The Cab:

The cabin is surprisingly spacious and comfortable. All the gauges are well defined and easy to reach. The LX comes with a 6-way manual adjustment driver’s seat that is heated. The EX-L and Touring edition comes with a 10-way power adjustable with power lumbar support and the rear seats on all models are 60/40 split that easily folds down independently to provide more cargo space. LX and EX models feature a 160-watt AM/FM/CD audio system with MP3/Windows media audio playback with four speakers. The EX-L and Touring models have a 360-watt premium audio system with seven speakers and MP3/ Windows media playback compatibility with a subwoofer, the Sirius XM satellite radio is available with a subscription. The intelligent multi-information display features a SMS text messaging function for compatible cell phones. This feature can read incoming texts aloud over the audio system.

Safety first:

Safety features on the CRV including; front side air bags with passenger side occupant position detection system, dual stage, dual threshold front airbags. Childproof rear doors, active front seat head restraints, three point rear seat belts, three-point height adjustable front seat belts, security alarm, side curtain airbags, and immobilizer theft deterrent system. All models receive a multi-angle rearview camera with a five-inch multi-information display. The camera shows a top view, 130-degree view or 180-degree rear view when in reverse.

Power:

The engine is a 2.4 litre, 16 valves, DOHC, I-VTEC 4 cylinder that produces 185 hp and 163 lb ft of torque with a five-speed automatic transmission, a very reliable combination for this size of vehicle. Front-wheel drive is standard on the LX and EX models with the option to upgrade to real-time four-wheel drive, while the Touring edition comes standard with real-time four-wheel drive. Hill-start assist helps prevent the vehicle from backwards when it is stopped on a hill. Econ mode comes on with a push of the button, this makes the engine and other non-essential functions go from efficient to ultra-efficient.

Roadworthy:

The CRV’s steering is very responsive and the vehicle is very agile when it comes to manoeuvring in tight areas. You can pull into tight parking areas with ease and backing up is a breeze.

Verdict:

The CRV is a very stylish and aerodynamic crossover vehicle, versatile enough to provide fun for the whole family.

Pump frequency:

Front wheel drive 9.0/6.4 L/100 km

Real-time 4 wheel drive 9.2/6.6 L/100 km

Warranty support:

5 years / 100,000 km Powertrain

3 years / 60,000 km Emission System

3 years / No limit Roadside Assistance

3 years / No limit Battery

Sticker price:

2014 Honda CRV

LX 2WD     $27,842

LX               $30,202

EX 2WD     $31,102

EX               $33,202

EX-L           $35,402

TOURING $37,302

Contact: Ian [dot] harwood [at] drivewaybc [dot] ca

5 thoughts on “Honda CR-V Review: The Compact Crossover To Get Things Done

    Susan Browne says:

    I purchased a 2014 Honda CRV Touring in June 2014 and like it fine on the highway, but I do have issues with the design. I am the driver and am constantly hitting my head when I enter the car also the shape of the rear area lets the sun shine into the cargo area too much, in the summer weather I cant put my groceries in the cargo area as it gets too much sun and heat. By the time I get home my milk and/or ice cream is in poor shape. I would much prefer the square type back they had on the earlier model.

    Jim says:

    I really like the fuel economy of 2014 Honda CR-V.

    Rj says:

    I disagree with Jim here. I find Honda crv to be excellent in fuel economy.

    Steven says:

    Current version of Honda CR-V is not as spacious as previous versions. That is the only thing I don’t like about it.

    Khanh lam says:

    I’m very like Honda CRV, the brand name you can trust, may be I’m so lucky this is the # 3 CRV I drove, 1997,2003, 2008, never let me down, now may be time for me looking for a new one soon, I hope Honda have a good discount for me, also I have a Honda accord 1992, 2011 and a civic 2000, all bought from brand new

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