The new 2018 Honda CRV
7 Must See Features
[My Favorite Is #2]
by Bill Flitter
Dad, Coffee Lover, Coach, First Car: '79 Camaro
The 2018 Honda CRV capitalizes on all the great features that you’ve come to know and expect from Honda and ratchets them up a notch. The next iteration of one of the world’s most popular compact SUVs focuses on comfort, convenience, fun and safety. Let’s take a look at what Honda has on tap for next year.
The Top 7 Features Of The 2018 Honda CRV
The 2018 Honda CRV goal is to make you more comfortable. They’ve increased the cargo space to 101.6 cubic feet of passenger volume. This gives you more space for your guitar, your soccer chairs, your bags of groceries and, of course, legroom.
DUAL-ZONE AUTOMATIC CLIMATE CONTROL SYSTEM
To add to your comfort, there’s an available dual-zone automatic climate control system. This comes in handy when your passenger enjoys arctic blasts of cold air while you prefer a more subtle form of air conditioning.
Two-position memory driver’s seat
Another comfort feature of the 2018 model is an available two-position memory driver’s seat. This is helpful for when your spouse, mechanic, valet drives your car and readjusts everything. Now, the seat remembers your preferences based on the key fob you carry with you.
Second-row USB charging ports
Another something new for next year is the available second-row USB charging ports. Now, your kids can charge their tablets while on long road trips. This should help out greatly!
As for convenience, you’ve probably seen other cars with the fancy foot detector to open the tailgate. Now, Honda has that feature as well. Simply wave your foot under the tailgate and it automatically opens right up! To close it, simply press a button. It’s as easy as that!
AUTOMATIC WALK-AWAY LOCK
Plus, for even more added convenience, the 2018 model has an automatic walk-away lock feature. No more will you worry if your car is locked. Now you can feel rest assured that you did indeed lock the car (or at least the car did it for you).
All this comfort and convenience is super nice, but Honda went the extra mile and made it more fun. The 2018 Honda CRV has available all-wheel drive. Now you can challenge your buddy with a Subaru to who can drive in the snow the safest. There’s a good chance you might win that challenge due to the new and more powerful 190 hp turbo charged engine.
Never again will your vehicle feel sluggish as you leave the grocery store parking lot! Plus, even with a more powerful engine, Honda is claiming even better fuel efficiency for next year.
Safety has to be at the top of everyone’s list of must-have features (after perusing all the comfort, convenience and fun) and Honda does not disappoint. The 2018 Honda CRV comes with a standard rearview camera. After using it for a few days, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without it.
With the camera, you’ll avoid backing into poles, trash cans and mailboxes that you might have otherwise missed by turning awkwardly around and looking out the rear window. On top of the camera, all EX models and above will come with Honda Sensing—a suite of safety and driver assisted technology features.
Over to You
If you’re interested in seeing the 2018 CRV in action, check out Rob Fraser and Alan Zurvas as they take several of the models for a drive. They are in Australia and got access to the new models first. Watch and listen as these two drive through the countryside. They chat up all the new Honda CRV features and specs complete with their own commentary. The guys mix the video up with photos and demonstrations of certain features. Enjoy!