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- RW VTi-X (2017-2021)
After spending a few months extensively researching cars, the Honda CR-V VTi-X is the one that ticked all my boxes and was within budget. This car would be ideal for families as it's so incredibly roomy! Plus the rear doors open up a full 90°, which makes loading things into the back seat a lot easier.
I love how the gear shifter sits up high, leaving oodles of room below it for storage. The entertainment system is easy to use, although lags very slightly now and then, but it has decent sound.
The car is surprisingly great on fuel considering...I only ever drive it around town. It's easy to park (easier in reverse due to the large side mirrors and the reversing camera). Only things I don't like is that the mirrors don't automatically fold in when the car is turned off, I have to remember to push the button before I stop the engine and it has a ridiculously large turning circle!
Purchased in October 2020 at Honda Dealers for $39,131.00.
Maintains the Quality offering with a soften 'look'
Searched for SUV that is affordable, Quality built with reasonable resale value and the 2021 CR-V came on top of our list. Spacious inside with the standard inclusions. Acceptable power and comfort for a medium size SUV.
Purchased in April 2021 at Honda Dealers.
A great choice
Purchased to replace an ageing captiva. The Honda was being compared with other 5 seater SUV s on the market. We use this as our family car and have 2 young adult children and ageing parents so back seat room was important.
The wider opening rear doors are great.The ride is quiet and smooth.
Excellent fuel economy and leather seat a luxury we can't live without.
Only downside is, like every new vehicle on the market, sooo many bells an whistles.Fortunately in the Honda they are easily disabled if you wish.
Purchased in March 2021 at Honda Dealers.
Ok, but not what Honda used to be.
I've had a few Hondas in my time, from Civics to Integras to Accord Euros. All of them were brilliant for the money: well engineered, fun to drive, and impeccably built. We bought our current CR-V due to an expanding family, and for this purpose, it's great: incredible space inside, comfortable, versatile and well specified for the price.
However, we have been shocked at the build quality of our car - a Honda no less. In the 2.5 years we've owned it, we have had the following issues:
1. Faulty steering rack (complete unit replaced)
2. Faulty ...
Purchased in February 2018.
I bought CRV2020 , just within first 2 years it had trouble with electrical fault and oil leaking .
I do book service often by Western highway honda.
I don’t recommend to buy CRV
Purchased in August 2019 for $48,000.00.
Back seats leaves little head room, constant whistling noise
So far I havr enjoyed my time driving the car however noticed some glaring issues in my first week
1. Constant whisting noise on the passenger side of the car. When I hit 60+ the noise comes. I have doubled checked that the passenger side door is shut. Very annoying
2. The back seats have little to no head room for adults! Is there an aftermarket seat mechanism that gives some more headroom? I am 180cm and just about hit the roof!
- RW VTi-S AWD (2017-2021)
A good compromise for a family midsize SUV
What's to like
+ Standard safety features including adaptive cruise control (the main thing for me), forward collision warning, lane keeping assist, and others as part of Honda Sensing safety suite
+ Digital speedo and other helpful features on the driver info screen
+ Android auto and Apple carplay
+ Satellite navigation
+ Roomy interior space (like massive compared to other midsize suv's) in the front, back and cargo area
+ Economical, running at average 8.6 L/100kms regular unleaded petrol for a mostly suburban driving
+ Nice balance of ride...
Purchased in July 2020.
Great car with a weak air conditioner
We decided to down size from our bigger SUV to something a little smaller and more economical as we are now empty nesters. We travel regionally and need an SUV for ground clearance as well as day to day metro driving. We bought a 2013 Honda CRV VTI-L AWD with just over 100k's. It has the 2.4 litre engine and 5 speed auto. The car is easy and light to drive with good quality build and comfortable leather seats. There is ample space front & back and when you drop the back seats they drop flat.
The Engine: This is a strong and reliabl...
Purchased in October 2020.
I purchased a 2018 top of the range CRV but am extremely disappointed with the Satilite Navigation system. The system can update on traffic but is way out of date
Purchased in February 2019 at Honda Dealers for $47,000.00.
A few issues
I've had this car for 1.5 years and have done 14,000km and I've had a few issues, the head unit went crazy and started doing random phantom button presses, the head unit was replaced.
The tailgate hatch developed loud squeal from the hatch strut that was replaced, the hatch strut was replaced.
About to take the car back due to high fuel consumption 9.8 l/100km, it has never gone below 9.7 even after 800 km of freeway driving and the emergency braking will sometimes slam the brakes on when the cars sees road markings for a bus ahead
Purchased in September 2019 for $42,000.00.
Too many issues with this car seriously
We bought a crv last year, 2019, as our family car because we were expecting to have our first baby. I consider it a quality car, the look and the feel is premium. I haven’t been using the car much since March this year because of work from home arrangements due to the pandemic. Only time I got to use the car again was last month, November, when my daughter started childcare. Problems started to arise and I immediately noticed a clicking sound when steering the vehicle, doing full turns left or right. It was irritating to hear and most times yo...u feel it on the steering wheel when it occurs. Another major problem I had with this car, which really made me nervous because I was with my daughter at that time, was the transmission failures. I already had two instances wherein the car made loud grinding gear noise and stopped moving while trying to accelerate from a full stop. The last thing I would want is my car breaking down in front of me while I’m with my 1 year old daughter. I had with me the dashcam footage as evidence and I brought the vehicle to the dealership for a diagnostic. Customer service from eastern honda was superb and they even paid for my uber fare, 5/5 stars for you, but I was quite disappointed to hear that the steering noise was from a damaged steering rack because the lubrication had leaked and according to them would take a while (like two months) to get replaced since parts will be ordered from Japan. While transmission issue which I’m really concerned about, they said was a normal issue with a CVT when slowing down to a stop and quickly accelerating... I was like, that is normal really?? If I had known about this cvt trans issue with crvs then I wouldn’t have bought it and just went for a different SUV during that time but this was on me for not doing enough research before purchasing. For someone who wants to buy the latest crv models, it pays to research, consider this as sort of a warning. I might just be one of the unlucky ones to get a lemon but please research before buying a crv so that you are aware of the current issues this car is facing. Believe me you wouldnt want to experience the hassle and stress im getting now.
Purchased in January 2019.
Lots of rattles and lots of features removed compared to overseas models
I have a now 10 month old VTi-LX AWD model. Noticed a couple of months ago a really bad rattle coming from the centre console area. Luckily the service manager at local Honda is from Canada and knew what is was. One of the drivers seat bolts had come undone and was loose in the body. They found it and replaced it with a new bolt and nut. Apparently the seats do not bolt direct into the frame but have a nut and bolt arrangement.
Like other people, there are lots of dashboard/door/engine bay/sunroof noises that can't be traced. When I took...
Purchased in January 2020 for $44,000.00.
Winner on Paper but packed with cluster of issues from parts to customer service to overall quality.
We chose this car because it ticked a lot of boxes on the paper e.g. 7 seats yet medium size, panoramic sun roof, turbo etc. but my experience so far after driving it for 18,000kms in 1.5 years is not too far from 'bad'.
1- Parts and Customer service: We had a cracked wind screen and it took 3 months to get a replacement because of some issues with Honda's production line in Japan and oddly there was no stock anywhere in Australia.
2- Warranty and Customer Service: We noticed moisture in our rear lights this winter and took it to the dealership...
Purchased in June 2019.
Primarily my commuter car (3days a week), but also great to take the family out on weekends. I love the responsiveness of the engine and the feel of the drive which reminds me more of a sedan than a standard SUV. Can't comment on service as yet as it is under 1 year old but so far everything is ticking along nicely with no servicing needs at all.
Purchased in December 2019 at Westpoint Autos for $37,000.00.
Sensors are not functioning
CR-V parking sensors both at the front and rear are not functioning after a year of purchase. Both sensors have gone quiet when parking and one of the rear sensors fell inside because it was not glued well I think. During the first month of service after purchase itself, one of the rear sensors fell off its pocket and the service person fixed it. Parking sensor issues are ongoing for the Honda CR-V I currently own
Purchased in February 2019.
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The CR-V line up starts with the $34,849.00 Vi model, and prices through to the top of the range VTi L7 priced at $48,318.00.
Standard features you’ll find on the base CR-V includes:
- 17 inch alloy wheels.
- Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and a 7 inch infotainment display.
- Reversing camera.
- Dual-zone climate control.
- USB ports.
- 522L of boot space, total boot space of 1084L.
You have a choice of two engines:
- 113kW, 189Nm naturally aspirated petrol four cylinder.
- 140kW, 240Nm turbocharged petrol four cylinder.
And, you have a choice of just 2WD or 4WD drivetrains.
Points of Praise:
- Comfortable to drive, as well as to ride in as a passenger.
- Good fuel consumption.
- Reliable with long service intervals of 10,000kms between services.
- A responsive engine, which helps getting the CR-V up to speed and out of tight corners.
- Rear seats fold flat, which meant one of our reviews found it easy to transport a full kitchen set from IKEA.
Honda took home the 2021 Award for its CR-V SUV. Our reviewers reported on how they favour the CR-V’s responsive motor, modest fuel consumption, interior and exterior design.
|Category||Midsize / Medium SUVs||Midsize / Medium SUVs||Midsize / Medium SUVs||Midsize / Medium SUVs|
|Transmission||Continuously Variable (CVT)||Continuously Variable (CVT)||Continuously Variable (CVT)||Continuously Variable (CVT)|
|Drive Type||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)|
|Wheels||17" Alloy||17" Alloy||18" Alloy||18" Alloy|
|ANCAP Safety Rating||5 Stars||5 Stars||5 Stars||5 Stars|
|Fuel Consumption||7.6 L/100km||7 L/100km||7.3 L/100km||7.3 L/100km|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||57 L||57 L||57 L||57 L|
|Engine||4 Cylinder 2.0L||4 Cylinder 1.5L||4 Cylinder 1.5L||4 Cylinder 1.5L|
|Max Power||113kW @ 6500rpm||140kW @ 5600rpm||140kW @ 5600rpm||140kW @ 5600rpm|
|Max Torque||189Nm @ 4300rpm||240Nm @ 2000-5000rpm||240Nm @ 2000-5000rpm||240Nm @ 2000-5000rpm|
|Country of Manufacture||Thailand||Thailand||Thailand||Thailand|
|Maximum Towing Capacity (braked)||1,500 kg||1,500 kg||1,000 kg||1,000 kg|
|Maximum Towing Capacity (unbraked)||600 kg||600 kg||600 kg||600 kg|
|Manufacturer Warranty||5 year(s)||5 year(s)||5 year(s)||5 year(s)|
|Release date||Jan 2017||Jan 2017||Jan 2017||Jan 2017|
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