The all new Honda CR-V made its debut in September, just prior to the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show. Many at LAAS were surprised at the direction Honda's award winning cars seem to be taking.
However, the Japanese auto maker is being very careful with how they reshape a popular, well known vehicle like CR-V.
Next year's CR-V will be powered by a 2.4-liter i-VTEC 4-cylinder engine, rated at 185 horsepower and 163 pound-feet of torque, connected to a 5-speed automatic transmission. Fuel economy estimates bring it in around 23 mpg city, 31 mpg highway.
An EcoAssist system onboard CR-V will aide in better driving and higher miles per gallon ratings. Reminders on the dash, for example, will pop up and inform you on how to put less pressure on the brakes.
Models will begin with base LX, EX, and up to EX-L coming in at prices from $21,000-$30,000, and will be available at Mungenast St. Louis Honda in St. Louis, MO by December 15th. Honda believes the "Compact on the outside and roomy inside" CR-V is going to be a huge success.1