CR-V

With sophisticated new styling, sleek lines and advanced technology, the redesigned CR-V is a game-changer, created with purpose to complement your lifestyle. Packed full of features including our hands-free tailgate, intelligent dual zone climate control and a 7 inch touch screen display, the redesigned CR-V makes hitting the road a truly enjoyable experience, whether you’re commuting to the office, heading to the boat ramp or off on a family road trip.

The Honda CR-V offers dynamic design, versatility of 5 or 7 seats, intelligent features and a smart, customer-centric cabin that is sure to impress every driver and their family. The new and improved design offers extensive storage space and all the roominess and comfort of an SUV, while remaining a compact and easy to handle vehicle.

All models of the redesigned 2021 CR-V also come complete with the advanced safety features of the Honda Sensing Suite, our exclusive intelligent suite of safety and driver-assistive technologies designed to alert you to things you might miss while driving.

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There's more of everything to choose from in the CR-V, with the latest connectivity, including Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™, 2WD or AWD, 5 or 7 seats, and a turbo engine providing more power and better fuel economy.

The CR-V Sport models add luxury leather interior, heated front seats, wireless charging*, driver seat memory system, panoramic sunroof and much more.

All CR-V models have a 5 Star ANCAP safety rating, include Honda Sensing - our advanced suite of safety and driver assist technologies and come with a 5 year warranty, unlimited kms and 24/7 national roadside assistance.

*Wireless phone charging only available on compatible devices.

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With so many options to choose from, there’s sure to be a CR-V that’s perfect for you.

If you want a quick comparison between the various models: 2WD or 4WD, 5 or 7 seats or a full comparison of specs, this is a useful tool to use.

You can even compare the CR-V with any other Honda, like a small SUV, Hatch or Sedan.

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Customise your CR-V

We know that sometimes you need an extra bit of kit on your car. Here's a selection of some of the ways you can customise your CR-V: roof-racks for surfboards, kayaks or skis; there's a specially designed cargo/boot tray for the 7 seater to protect your boot from wet or muddy gear. For other models there's a cargo net to stop things like soccer balls and gear from bouncing around.

Or you can change things up on the outside by adding door visors to front and rear doors.

CR-V reviews

Tora Tourer - Honda CR-V Touring

"What’s best about the CR-V drive is the pampering ride; this wafts over speed humps, and yet it isn’t all at sea out on winding rural roads." See what Peter Louisson from New Zealand Autocar has to say about our redesigned CR-V.
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Technology: Sensing a safety revolution

Driven takes a look at the high-tech safety and driver-assist features of the CR-V. "That means high-tech features such as stop-and-go adaptive cruise control, lane-departure warning, lane-keeping assistance and automatic high-beam for the headlights are standard on all models."

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The Redesigned 2021 CR-V

Driven's David Linklater takes the 2021 Redesigned CR-V Touring and AWD Sport Premium for an exclusive pre-launch spin, "the second best-selling SUV in the world last year."

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Three-way comparison SUV test

NZ Company Vehicle put the Honda CR-V up against the Mitsubishi Outlander and the Renault Koleos Sport. Find out why Honda came away as the stand out from the day...

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Is the 2019 CR-V up for a family roadtrip?

Tom Gasnier from New Zealand AutoCar puts the CR-V Sport Sensing to the ultimate test - a roadtrip over Christmas with the family....

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Honda CR-V Sport Sensing

OHbaby! reviews the new CR-V Sport Sensing to see if it truly is a family car...

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2018 HONDA CR-V Part 1

Kyle Cassidy from New Zealand Autocar puts the CR-V through its paces in the first of a two-part review..

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2018 HONDA CR-V PART 2

Kyle Cassidy from New Zealand Autocar concludes his two-part review of the new CR-V.

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Honda CR-V SUV

Drivesouth.co.nz spends time with the new CR-V - see what they think...

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Frequently asked questions

What kind of car is a Honda CR-V?

A Honda CR-V is a medium sized SUV. 

The classification of SUVs into small, compact, medium and large is prescribed by the motoring industry. The CR-V, has been classified as medium but this car is anything but middle of the road. It over delivers in almost every capacity - size, space, safety, driving performance and fuel economy.

What is so special about the new turbo engine in the CR-V?

The CR-V offers Honda’s 1.5L turbo petrol engine, developing 140kW of power and 240Nm of torque, which means it delivers more power than the earlier 2.4L CR-Vs, but at the same time delivering better fuel efficiency. More powerful and more fuel efficient – that’s a pretty attractive combination in an SUV.

Can the Honda CR-V tow?

Yes. The CR-V has a braked towing capacity of 1500kgs (1000kg for the Sport 7). What's more, all CR-Vs are equipped with Trailer Stability Assist which is additional safety technology to give the driver peace of mind. Trailer Stability Assist corrects any dangerous trailer swing before it gets out of control. The system also automatically warns drivers behind the vehicle by flashing a brake light on both the car and the trailer. 

What does CR-V stand for?

The CR-V is Honda's medium SUV. However the acronym, which is a historical one, stands for Compact Recreational Vehicle.

What is Honda CR-V Sensing?

Sensing indicates that the Honda Sensing suite of advanced active safety technologies are available in that model. These are a range of smart driver assist technologies designed to help improve situational awareness and in some cases intervene to help avoid a collision or lessen its severity. You can read more about them here

Which Honda CR-V has heated seats?

The Sport 7 and the AWD Sport Premium offer heated seats.

Which CR-V has leather seats?

The Sport 7 and AWD Sport Premium models offer leather trim seats.

Which CR-V is 4 wheel drive?

The AWD Touring and AWD Sport Premium models are equipped with All Wheel Drive.

All of the CR-V AWD models have the Intelligent Real Time All Wheel Drive System, which independently controls all four wheels.

The electrically controlled AWD system transfers power automatically to individual wheels, when and where it's needed, rather than waiting for a loss of traction typical in hydraulic 4WD systems.

Which CR-V has wireless phone charging?

The CR-V Sport 7 and AWD Sport Premium are equipped with Honda wireless phone charging. Wireless phone charging only available on compatible devices, check with your device's manufacturer for wireless capability.

Which Honda CR-V is the 7-seater?

Honda offers the Sport 7 as its 7-seater model in the CR-V range.

Which Honda CR-V has a sunroof?

Two of the CR-V models feature a panoramic (double) glass sunroof which offers an increased feeling of space and light. These models include the Sport 7 and the AWD Sport Premium.

When do I change the CR-V oil?

Oil changes will need to be made, whichever occurs first; every 12 months or 10,000kms travelled, or when the CR-V's Oil Monitoring System prompts the required change with a warning on the digital display.