Will the Honda CR-V petrol be a good option for you? Read the following to know more about its performance.
Honda CR-V will be on sale in October in India. And it is the first time that will be available in diesel version. With the increase in size, capacity and the addition of the diesel version, it is hoped to compete against Toyota Fortuner and Hyundai Tucson. But today, we will put our hands on the steering of the petrol version to test drive the performance and the riding quality of this model and give you an honest Honda CR-V petrol review.
1. Hyundai CR-V 2018 Petrol Exterior
We have done a thorough review of Honda CR-V’s new exterior on our Honda CR-V Review and Honda CR-V diesel automatic review. And here is the recap of the changes on the soon-to-be-launched CR-V:
The new-gen CR-V will grow in size to accommodate more passengers on the cabin.
On the front, it still keeps the signature grille but update with considerable new details, for example, a smaller grille, sharper headlight and refreshed fog light unit.
From the side of the new CR-V, it will get new wheels and different taillight housing. Other parts look similar to the outgoing version
At the rear end, CR-V looks less boxy and becomes glossy due to the rework of the taillight units, chrome inserts, and a new boot lid design.
Overall, Honda CR-V has totally broken away from the old look and goes with a stylish and more fashionable exterior.
Honda CR-V will be more stylish and fashionable
2. Hyundai CR-V Petrol 2018 Interior
The interior feels upmarket with premium touches like faux wooden finish, black piano and silver insert on the dashboard.
The build quality comes as one of the best in class. However, fit and finish falls short in some part of the interior, like in some buttons.
In terms of space, Hyundai CR-V offers a good amount of space on the first and the second row. The newly-added third rear is most suitable for kids.
The cabin of the Hyundai also provides many thoughtful and useful storage space, not to mention the cabin of 150-litre which could add up to 472 litre with the third row down.
Good ingress and egress.
The new Honda CR-V Petrol interior for Indian market might look like the international version
3. Hyundai CRV Petrol 2018 Feature:
The feature package that Honda CR-V offers is outstanding, which includes:
7-inch touchscreen infotainment Android Auto, Apple CarPlay support and satellite navigation and voice control.
Engine push start-stop button
Dual zone climate control
Eight-way adjustable driver seat
On the safety front, Honda CR-V will come with a lush standard kit that brings in the following techs:
ABS with EBD
ISOFIX child seat mount
Besides, on the top variants, there will be more advanced safety functions:
Besides the first-time diesel ever for the CR-V, the 2-litre petrol engine is also offered. The petrol unit could belt out 154bhp and 189Nm, which is paired with a CVT gearbox
At the low-end range, the drive shows a calm and relaxed nature. But as the speed builds up, it comes as more lively and powerful drive. However, the acceleration might feel dull for enthusiasts. And the lack of paddle shift which is only available for the diesel variants is also discouraging from enjoying the drive. But it is still a competent performer for the city driving.
On the positive note, the CVT unit offers smooth performance and with a little interfere of rubber band effect.
Honda CR-V 2019 offers good performance for everyday city driving
Riding quality and handling
The handling in the CR-V is quite good, better and average SUVs in the market. It responses well at cornering and acceleration. Ride quality is on the stiffer side, which comes at the expense of good handling. This could be revealed when it tackles the sharp potholes or bumps. That said, at the small bumps, it still conveys a decent comfort with limited body rolls.
Steering and braking
The steering is well-weight, responsive and predictable but still gives enough firmness when you swerve the wheels. On the braking, the CR-V petrol offers strong stopping power and the brake feel is very good.
Honda CR-V petrol will be a nice option for interested customers as this SUV offers a lush package of feature and a premium cabin. Even not much impressive as the diesel version, the petrol options still makes well-rounded SUVs for city driving as well as highway run.