It is just perfect for us
It’s been 5 weeks and almost 1000 kms since I got the car. I have the black color but looks gorgeous. This is my second Honda. I don’t drive the car at enthusiasts speed but safe speeds and never found the engine/transmission under spec. Android Auto works like a dream. Camera is good as well as the emergency braking facility. The safety specs are really good. I am hoping for a few great years of good motoring. Will let you know otherwise.
Does the job
Very pleased with handling, economy and power.
Only drawback is the wireless, as it relies on this for music and GPS etc - frequently doesn;t work. GPS location is useless
And requires service more than I thought (usually $300 a hit)
Purchased in May 2019 for A$32,500.00.
Great vehicle, sneaky Honda service and center display issues
Bought my 2019 CR V in 2019.
I had the central display unit replaced under warranty and still having the same problems or worst than before. Honda service people at Kirrawee said they haven't got any upgrades or recalls from Honda. This is very frustrating and dangerous, as the centre display unit keeps changing the program, brightness, display from radio to GPS and back again, last week after aI finished a phone call, the centre unit went crazy again and then started to call my last phone call by itself!
Lucky it was one of my colleagues, if i...
Good reliable family car
Car now 3 years old with 39000 kms. Reviews all said 2.0l engine was "underwhelming" yes is if you F1 driver but for the daily commute & family workhorse it is perfect with plenty of space & comfort for family of teenagers. Air conditioning works well
Purchased in April 2016.
They know this model has problems
Brand new car purchased Aug 2018 Honda CRV 2018 AWD
Problem 1, head unit has a mind of its own, when driving on a sunny day if the head unit gets a lot of heat from the front windscreen, the unit will start making adjustments by its self as if someone is touching the touch screen. Honda don’t have a fix for it. Honda have replaced it twice, but they are just replacing it with the same type of unit so essentially replacing the faulty units with other faulty units. It is winter at the moment so all is good, but come summer I will be back again g...
Purchased in August 2018 for A$34,000.00.
Best car we have ever owned
We purchased this SUV to serve as our "family car", and have never regretted it once. Like most Honda vehicles, I think the great functionality is due to how much thought went into the design. It has a multitude of different functions which are very user-friendly, because all the buttons etc are exactly where you would expect to find them. Having never had forward and reverse sensors before, I now can't live without them because they make parking so much easier. The reversing camera has multiple angles which also comes in handy. In terms of cab...in space, it has no more or less than your average SUV. With two baby seats in the back, you could fit a thin person in the middle. Depending on the baby seat you have (some rear-facing recline more than others), this can limit the legroom the front passenger has. Although taller than your average sedan, the entire car sits slightly lower than lots of other SUVs out there (but this is more an aesthetic point). Having previously suffered from back pain, I can attest that the CRV seats are very comfortable, and from a lay-man's point of view, fairly ergonomic. The semi-turbo engine makes accelerating so much easier and faster, and it makes the accelerator of other cars seem heavy and sluggish. The only malfunction I have noticed was that during one drive, the entire display began to flick on and off uncontrollably. It did not affect the sound at the time and the mechanic advised simply turning the engine off-and-on (which did fix the problem). If having trouble deciding on models, I personally would say that the satellite navigation (which is included in the VTi-S) is fairly superfluous, as the car has Apple CarPlay so directions can be accessed via your phone onto the car display (however this is a personal preference). It has required an engine oil change and service (at 8500km), rather earlier than what you would expect, and the mechanics blamed it on the fact that we use the car for "city driving" (which seems to defeat the purpose for anyone looking to purchase a car for shorter commutes).
Purchased in December 2018.
- RW VTi-S AWD (2017-2020)
- Verified purchase
Got the 2019 Vti-S 2019 model from Honda Essendon. I love the space it has compared to other competitors within its range. Loaded with all the safety features and aesthetically beauty from the inside. The exterior design is not the best which I believe the CX-5 is better. Overall, it's not to bad with the comfort and practicality it provides.
I picked up my new CRV on 30 June 2018 from Suttons Homebush Honda. On 31 July 2018, I have the 1 month/1000km service done.
At 4200km, “Engine Oil Replacement” warning signal appeared on 10 May, 2019, i have to have my 1st year car service put forward on 10 May 2019. It costs $295.
On 18 May 2019, just 8 days after so called “first year service” done, a “check tyre pressure” warning signal appeared on dashboard while I was driving. I have four tyres pressure checked next morning when the tyres were cold, found tyres pressure were close...to normal. On 29 May 2019, noticed the AC blow out warm air from the vent, I went to Suttons Homebush Honda for checking out the reasons but was told I need to book in for service . On 4June, 2019, Honda service department guy used the thermometer to check the temperature of the AC, come back and show me the temperature is 20 degree . He tried to convince me there is nothing wrong with the AC. But I suspect there may be something wrong with the AC condenser fan. Where can I get help?
Purchased in June 2018.
- RW VTi-S 2WD (2017-2020)
- Verified purchase
Great Family Car
We have now done 2000km in a Honda CR-V VTi-S (2WD). This is just a great family car and ticks all of the boxes. It is practical and drives great. I was a bit worried going from a BMW X3 to this car on the way it handles and power. The CVT transmission seems well paired to the 1.5 turbo engine and when you need power it is very surprising as to how much this little engine can deliver. We did road test the AWD and the 2WD and opted for the cheaper 2WD option as we only do road driving anyway and could feel no difference between the vehicles.
...We haven't encountered any problems and the service at the dealership has been excellent so far. I would recommend test driving one of these if you a looking for a mid sized SUV. You will be surprised how big this new CR-V is!
October 2018 VTIS AWD
I love driving this car. My last car was a corolla wagon bought new in 2003, loving my upgrade. Incredibly spacious and comfortable. Has plenty of zip when overtaking and its fuel economy has surpassed all expectations, 6.2l/100km freeway driving, I am averaging 7.4l/100km extra urban. The reports of noise are unfounded, touchscreen is easy to use and the whole interior feels luxurious. Unleaded 91 plus fuel economy sees me saving on my fuel bill!
Best SUV in the current market
Before purchasing the CRV (VTI-S) i test drove the Toyota Rav 4 and Mazda Cx-5, i made the easy decision to get the Honda Crv as it was in a completely different league to its competitors, responsive 1.5l turbo , logical dashboard and interior configuration, lots of bootspace, heaps of legroom, sharp exterior and unbelievable fuel efficiency, 7 year warranty! ticked all the boxes, after owning it for 6 months i am so impressed and absolutely love my car...I highly recommend you give the new Crv a test drive wont be dissapointed
- RW VTi-S AWD (2017-2020)
- Verified purchase
Perfect choice I have made! Ever!
I didn’t plan to buy the CRV. Simply because I didn’t like the design & also I wanted to have a 7 seater like Kia Sorento. But as soon as the CRV new design came out, which is MY18 look, it definitely caught my eyes.
I did a lot of research & test drive different cars. I ended up at Honda for a closer look through the CRV.
because it’s the MEDIUM SUV, I can’t fit my big baby pram in the boot. So it was a biggest disappointment for me at first.
I looked through inside & out. And then I was thinking Forget about the boot size, I can live wit...
This car is really value the money, and it is a family car, can put many things in it, two car seat can put at the back seat, and one person can still sit in the middle at the back seat, we got 2017 version and the screen is beautiful, apple CarPlay is incredible
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