The CR-V comes standard with an Inline 4-cylinder 184 hp engine on the base LX model, while the EX, EX-L, and Touring trims come equipped with a single-scroll MHI TD03 turbo that can muster 190 hp. You can take control of all that power with the available Real Time AWD that makes for speedy distribution of power, improved acceleration, greater efficiency, and better handling. The system automatically transfers power from the front to the rear wheels to avoid loss of traction in adverse conditions. The AWD system makes these changes so smoothly, you won’t even notice them when driving onto different terrain. The smart shifting of power where it’s needed most also improves your fuel economy. Standard on all CR-V models is the Hill Start Assist system, which prevents the vehicle from unexpected rolling while pulling away from a parked position on steep grades. The CR-V is held in place after releasing the brake, allowing the driver to engage the throttle without inadvertently rolling.
The more than 39 cubic feet of cargo space in the CR-V gives it an edge over the competition when it comes to hauling. Power tools for the next job or supplies for the next cookout can easily fit into the CR-V’s spacious cargo area. Up your storage game with these available accessories:
Maybe you’ve loaded up the cargo area with tents and hammocks for the weekend or coolers for the hiking trip—never fear; the CR-V offers even more storage on the roof:
You’ve loaded up the cargo area with supplies and packed your gear onto the roof. It wouldn’t be an SUV without the ability to tow some large loads. The CR-V’s monster towing capacity of 1,500 pounds ensures you won’t have to leave anything behind. The CR-V has all you need to start towing, including a draw bar, retaining pin, and clip. You just need to provide the trailer. You can pass any rugged terrain like Montana’s gravel roads with the 7.8 inches of ground clearance on the 2WD version. A write-up in Car and Driver states, “Its 8.2 inches of ground clearance with all-wheel drive mean navigating unmapped roads is possible.” The CR-V is ready for your adventures. Are you?