The 2018 Honda CR-V: Performance Capabilities

2018 Honda CR-V

The 2018 Honda CR-V returns after a recent overhaul and remains a popular option for Kamuela families looking for generous interior dimensions and advanced safety features. Here, though, we’ll focus our attention on CR-V performance, which overshadows that of the Nissan Rogue and Toyota RAV4. Explore your performance options here, and then come to Big Island Honda in Hilo or Kailua-Kona when you’re ready to take the next step!

Powertrain Options

The 2018 Honda CR-V is available with two different engines, both of which are offered with both front-wheel drive (2WD) and all-wheel drive (AWD), and a standard Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) with Sport Mode. Here’s a look at both engine options: in terms of power.

  • 4L I-4 – Standard on the base LX trim only is a 2.4L four-cylinder engine that generates 184 hp and 180 lb-ft of torque. This places the CR-V between the HR-V and Pilot in terms of power.
  • Turbo 1.5L I-4 – Upgrade to any of the other available trim levels and you’ll get a turbocharged 1.5L that creates 190 hp and 179 lb-ft of torque. Coupled with 2WD and the CVT, it earns a 28 mpg city/34 mpg highway rating.*

Real Time AWD

When you’re looking for adept performance and traction, the Honda CR-V offers a state-of-the-art Real Time AWD with Intelligent Control System. This system helps you navigate difficult road conditions and inclement weather by judging driving conditions, and sending power to the wheels that need it most. Whether you’re on a rocky road or slippery surface, the Honda CR-V AWD has you covered.

Find the New CR-V at Big Island Honda!

The 2018 Honda CR-V SUV’s performance is just one of its many winning qualities—and we can’t wait to show you the rest! Big Island Honda has locations in both Hilo and Kailua-Kona, both of which are open Monday through Friday. Take a trip from Waoimea to browse our new CR-V inventory, or schedule a test drive online!

*26 city/32 highway/28 combined mpg rating for 2WD LX with CVT model. 25 city/31 highway/27 combined mpg rating for AWD LX with CVT model. 28 city/34 highway/30 combined mpg rating for 2WD EX, EX-L and Touring with CVT models. 27 city/33 highway/29 combined mpg rating for AWD EX, EX-L and Touring with CVT models. Based on 2018 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.