Japanese Honda CR-V technology but expensive

Honda CR-V is a car that I propose for the Japanese premium as long as the luxury division, Acura, is not present in Romania. The new CR-V has the technology and comfort that makes peer to beat a BMW or Audi.

Holds a trump card: a price though is great for a Japanese SUV – with optional 40,000 euros – is the basis for a German limousine. Honda CR-V has a history of 20 years, during which reached the fourth generation. The new CR-V is defined as a facelift model launched in 2012.


The changes are so major that they could announce that a new car. First, the model is studded with the latest technologies designed for comfort and safety, and manufacturers humanoid robot Asimo have experience.

Then, the CR-V comes with the new 1.6-liter turbo diesel engine that delivers 160 horsepower, the most powerful unit in relation to displacement. In a first for Europe, the Japanese installed a new automatic gearbox with speed, fully electronic.

At first glance, CR-V may seem to be loaded once more sober taste of European car manufacturers. It has many broken lines many body elements, while the interior may seem tedious even if we sit to watch all the elements.

The myriad of details offered by Honda aims convenience for driver and passengers. Besides extrasuficient space and a panoramic glass sunroof, Honda offers a direct connection to high-end phones. Almost a course that you need to access all the features of the car.

For example, the 7 inch tablet on the center console can track including films carried on an HDMI port located in the armrest. Data about the condition of the car, anything we could think of, can be displayed on board in the middle of the dial, the tablet comes with Android system – hence able to run any applications – and the old display above the tablet.

The position is very comfortable in the car, leather seats, heated and equipped with powered, perfect for listening to music hi-fi audio system that plays.

The tablet may display warnings about the car’s blind spot about the proximity of objects in front or HD images from camera as framed in three different situations. Warning sounds come depending on the direction of the approaching danger.

It moves pretty well

Delight driver is given on how the car moves and assists systems. 1.6-liter engine and 160 horsepower is able to lead SUV 4.6 meters long and 1.7 tonnes up to 100 km / h in 10.9 seconds and to a top speed of 197 km / h.

Transmission is ensured by the automatic gearbox in 9 steps – which the manufacturer praise as the most advanced in the world – that can be directed and using the steering wheel paddles is on board as an indicator for how best yield.

Consumption announced by the manufacturer is 5.3 liters / 100 km in combined, but I have been somewhere around 7 liters counting the innings putting the sportiest, and about 9 in the city compared to the 6-liter know. Eco there for driving a light on the dashboard that helps you consume less fuel.