In the 2018 Honda CR-V, your daily drive is one for the books, with a smooth performance, streetwise safety features, and stylish comfort all around.
2018 Honda CR-V
Why Buy the Honda CR-V?
The 2018 Honda CR-V is a standout five-passenger crossover SUV, beating its competitors with interior comfort, passenger space, and everyday utility. Under the hood, the turbocharged engine packs a big punch, which means seamless highway merging, no matter how harried the traffic. But this crossover is also frugal, earning up to 28 city/34 highway mpg. Its confidence-inspiring handling is perfect for careening around sharp corners in downtown city streets. Inside, you'll find enough passenger and cargo space for the whole family and all their favorite sports gear. And, with the CR-V's smooth, quiet ride, road trips can be as peaceful as you like.*
Should I Lease or Buy the 2018 Honda CR-V?
If you aim to keep it in your garage for as long as possible, buying is the right choice. By making sure your crossover gets all of its regular maintenance, you'll enjoy optimal performance for years on end. When you eventually buy a new model, your CR-V's trade-in value will reflect nothing but the excellent care it's always gotten from you. After all, you're its first and only owner.
On the other hand, if you prefer to drive this crossover for just a few years, and then trade it in for another brand new car, leasing is a better option. By leasing, you'll always reap the benefits of a new car, minimizing the repair costs you may run into further down the line.
Which CR-V Is Right for Me?
That really depends on you. The 2018 Honda CR-V is available as four trim models: the base LX, the mid-level EX, the classy EX-L, and the top-trim Touring. The LX, which also happens to be your most affordable option, features a decent features list, creating seamless convenience with a height-adjustable driver seat and Bluetooth connectivity. But, with the mid-grade EX, you'll enjoy extras - like a larger central touchscreen and a more powerful, turbocharged engine - all of which make your day on the road smoother and more convenient.
If luxury is your desire, check out the EX-L and Touring models. You'll find stylish leather upholstery in both of these crossovers. The EX-L builds on this upscale seating with modern conveniences, like driver-seat memory settings and a programmable-height power liftgate. With the top-trim Touring, you won't lack for any contemporary comfort or convenience. Inside, ambient interior lighting is the icing on the leather-swathed cake. In addition to being able to program the liftgate's height, you can also open it hands-free - by swiping your foot under the bumper with the key in your pocket.
Are Honda CR-Vs 4WD or AWD?
The 2018 Honda CR-V is available with either front- or all-wheel drive. If you're looking to maintain your footing on icy roads or light trails, adding all-wheel drive to your ride should do the trick. This technology is available for both engine options, so you can increase traction on any model.
*Any MPG listed is based on model year EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack age/condition (hybrid only) and other factors. For additional information about EPA ratings, visit http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/label/learn-more-PHEV-label.shtml.
** Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA's) New Car Assessment Program. Model tested with standard side airbags (SABs). For additional information on the 5-Star Safety Ratings program, please visit www.safercar.gov.