The all new 2018 Honda CR-V with Premium Design, Versatility & a Fun-to-Drive Persona

Honda CR V AWD Sport Sensing 7


  • Most powerful CR-V yet with first all new turbocharged powertrain
  • “Class above” design quality, premium features and performance levels
  • More premium interior boasts larger, quieter cabin with best in class rear seat legroom and larger, more versatile cargo space. 7 seats available for the first time
  • The latest in Connectivity with Advanced Display Audio featuring in-built Navigation and compatibility with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™

The all new, completely redesigned and re-engineered 2018 Honda CR-V, the fifth generation of Honda’s best-selling SUV, goes on sale today from $37,900+ORC.

The 2018 CR-V boasts bold and sophisticated new styling, a more spacious and versatile premium quality interior, the model’s first ever turbocharged engine, and a host of new features and technologies for improved connectivity, comfort and convenience.

Based on an all new platform architecture, the new CR-V targets the highest levels of quality and driving refinement in its class, including cabin quietness, steering precision, ride comfort and body control, all designed to imbue the CR-V with a polished, fun-to-drive persona.

Bold and Sophisticated New Design
The new CR-V styling heads in a fresh new direction with an aggressive attitude, thanks to crisp and sharp front end design elements, aggressive stylised headlights surrounded by a wing shaped LED DRL array on all grades with wide, muscular fenders. The long hood, longer wheelbase, short rear overhang and dual exhausts give the new CR-V a stronger stance and more athletic presence.

The CR-V’s new windswept front end appearance includes signature Honda LED Headlights, new 18” Alloy wheels and narrower A-pillars for improved visibility. Adding convenience is an Electric Power Tailgate, which allows opening and closing the tailgate with the remote or simply touching the rear tailgate handle.

The new exterior design is complimented by the new CR-V platform's best in class space efficiency. Its wider stance and longer wheelbase significantly benefit interior space – total interior volume is up, rear seat legroom is increased by 9cm, and total cargo length with the second row seats folded flat is up over the previous model. Converting from passenger to cargo hauling is made easier than ever with the new one motion drop down 60/40 split rear seat to a totally flat floor for ease of loading.

New Powertrain and Chassis Technology
The 2018 CR-V will feature CR-V’s first ever turbocharged engine, a more powerful and fuel-efficient 1.5-litre DOHC VTEC, direct-injected and turbocharged in-line 4-cylinder power plant. Rated at 140kw of power with 240 Nm of Torque it delivers incredibly refined and responsive performance across the engine’s full driving range.

The engines will be mated to a smooth shifting and sporty Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) with Honda G-Shift control logic. The new more powerful turbo engine, transmission and aerodynamic body combine to improve fuel economy to an impressive 7.3L/100kms for the 2WD models & 7.4L/100kms for AWD models.

The all new body and chassis design in the new CR-V provides more agile and confident handling, greater refinement, additional ground clearance and superior overall versatility. Its front MacPherson strut and rear multi-link suspension utilise Honda’s Amplitude Reactive dampers, with both 2WD and AWD models including tubular front and solid rear stabiliser bars that promote quick turn-in and flatter cornering. Dual-pinion, variable ratio Electric Power Steering (EPS) also contributes to the CR-V’s direct and satisfying steering feel.

All wheel drive models feature an upgraded Intelligent Real Time AWD System with a significant increase in maximum rear wheel torque delivery and new electronic control allowing step-less control in everyday driving conditions and further improved all weather confidence and control.

More Premium, Spacious and Technologically Advanced Interior
The 2018 CR-V also raises the bar for interior refinement, utility and premium features in the medium SUV class. The more spacious cabin, with best in class interior space and rear legroom, features upgraded materials throughout, including a new soft touch instrument panel and a more intricately stitched new seat design. A colour TFT Driver Information Interface (DII) centre metre display adds to the modern new design aesthetic.

The CR-V offers the latest in vehicle connectivity and audio performance with a new generation of advanced technologies. Standard features include a 7 inch Touch Screen featuring Advanced Display Audio interface with Android operating system, as well as a built in Garmin Navigation App, with all the flexibility of an App without the need to connect a smartphone.

The CR-V’s Advanced Display Audio System is compatible with the Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ platforms, giving customers seamless integration of key smartphone features and functions, including smartphone powered GPS navigation and voice controlled search capabilities.

Some of the key new comfort and convenience features available on the 2018 CR-V include dual-zone climate controls, an Electric Parking Brake (EPB), and rear fast charging USB ports. The CR-V Sport models feature Leather Seats, with heated front seats, and the driver’s seat with 8-way power adjustment, 4-way power lumbar support and memory function.

Advanced Safety and Driver Assistive Technology
Utilising Honda’s next-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure, the 2018 CR-V targets the highest available collision safety ratings. All models are equipped with Honda’s LaneWatch Camera System, Straight Drive Assist, Agile Handling Assist, Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) with Traction Control & Emergency Brake Assist, Emergency Stop Signal and the new Driver Attention Monitor System.

The 2018 CR-V AWD Sport Sensing includes the Honda Sensing™ suite of advanced safety and driver assistive technologies which include Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) and Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low-Speed Follow (LSF), Auto High-Beam Support (HSS) added to Honda’s Collision Mitigation Braking (CMBS) with Forward Collision Warning (FCW) and pedestrian sensing capability, Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Lane Keep Assist (LKAS).


Key Specifications

2018 CR-V


1.5L DOHC VTEC Turbo Engine


140Kw @ 5,500


240Nm @ 2,000-5,000



Wheelbase (cm)


Length (cm)


Height (cm)


Width (cm)


Key Features Standard across the range:

1.5L DOHC VTEC Turbo Engine
18” Alloys with full size spare
Roof Rails & Tailgate Spoiler
Electric Tailgate – remote or touch activated
Smart Entry with Push Button Start
Advanced Display Audio with 7” Touch Screen
Apple CarPlay™ & Android Auto™
In-built Garmin Navigation App
Active Noise Cancellation
Cruise Control with Speed Limiter
Intelligent Auto Headlights & Fog Lights
LED Daytime Running Lights
Front & Rear Parking Sensors
Auto Rear Wiper – reverse linked
Emergency Stop Signal
Dynamic Multi-Angle Reversing Camera
LaneWatch Camera
Electric Park Brake with Automatic Brake Hold
Hill Start Assist
Agile Handling Assist
Straight Drive Assist
Trailer Stability Assist
Driver Attention Monitor System
5 Year, Unlimited Km Warranty

Model Grade Specification

Model Grade

Front Wheel Drive

CR-V 2WD Touring
CR-V 2WD Sport 7

Intelligent Real Time AWD

CR-V AWD Touring
CR-V AWD Sport Sensing

Fuel Economy 2WD 7.3L/100km

CR-V 2WD Touring
CR-V 2WD Sport 7

Fuel Economy AWD 7.4L/100km

CR-V AWD Touring
CR-V AWD Sport Sensing

Leather Premium Interior with Heated Front Seats

CR-V 2WD Sport 7
CR-V AWD Sport Sensing

7 Seats

CR-V 2WD Sport 7

Panoramic Sun Roof

CR-V 2WD Sport 7
CR-V AWD Sport Sensing

Honda Sensing Active Safety Technology:

Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS)
Forward Collision Warning (FCW)
Road Departure Mitigation (RDM)
Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low Speed Follow (LSF)
Lane Keep Assist (LKAS)
High Beam Support (HSS)

CR-V AWD Sport Sensing


The 2018 Honda CR-V is available in seven colours including White Orchid Pearl, Crystal Black, Lunar Silver, Modern Steel and Brilliant Sporty Blue. Two new colours have been added to the CR-V range - Passion Red Pearl and Dark Olive Metallic.

2018 CR-V Model Pricing

CR-V 2WD Touring $37,900+ORC                                                            
CR-V AWD Touring $40,700+ORC                                                         
CR-V 2WD Sport 7 $44,900+ORC                                                      
CR-V AWD Sport Sensing $47,900+ORC                                                      

CR-V demonstrators will arrive in showrooms at the beginning of August.