Used Honda CR-V buying guide
The Honda CR-V is a versatile and reliable SUV that’s perfect for any adventure, school runs, or daily commutes. With its spacious interior and comfortable seating for five or seven passengers, the CR-V is a great option for those who need ample room to fit in anything from groceries to surf gear. Intuitive features like 90 degree rear doors are made for stress-free luggage loading, installing child seats, or just simply getting in and out easily. Take a used Honda CR-V for a spin and experience its many features and capabilities for yourself.
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Honda CR-V models: what’s included
Depending on which used Honda CR-V you consider, you’ll find a range of engines, drivetrains, and equipment levels to choose from. Here’s what you need to know:
Honda CR-V Vi
The Honda CR-V Vi is 2WD only, and has a 2.0L i-VTEC engine, CVT, and 17-inch alloy wheels. Key standard features include dual-zone climate control, Apple Carplay and Android Auto, bluetooth connectivity, multi-angle reversing camera, anti-lock braking system, electronic brake-force distribution, hill start assist, vehicle stability assist, driver attention monitor, tyre pressure monitoring system, cruise control, and trailer stability assist. This entry-level CR-V is equipped to please many drivers, with many essentials for convenience, safety, and comfort.
Honda CR-V VTi / VTi 7
The Honda CR-V VTi moves up to a 1.5L turbo engine, plus keyless entry and start, dual exhaust finishers, adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, lane departure warning, autonomous emergency braking, and lane keep assist. The seven-seater option, the VTi 7 adds 3rd row cooling vents. The VTi models add a few more active safety features, and the keyless entry and start offers a bit more convenience for your drive.
Honda CR-V VTi X
The VTi X is a 2WD five-seater, which adds a hands-free power tailgate, satellite navigation, front and rear parking sensors, LaneWatch camera, automatic dusk-sensing headlights with high beam assist, leather-wrapped steering wheel, and 18-inch alloy wheels. The hands-free power tailgate comes in handy for busy parents, making the VTi X a comfortable and all-rounded option for many.
Honda CR-V VTi L AWD
Next, we have the VTi L AWD that has five seats, and AWD capabilities. It features a leather-appointed seat trim, and adds front heated seats, and 8-way powered driver seat with memory function. This model adds touches of refinement for comfort and convenience for drivers, and there’s ample space and AWD capabilities for all kinds of outdoor hobbies.
Honda CR-V VTi L7 / VTi LX AWD
The Honda CR-V VTi L7 is 2WD only, with seven seats. Over the VTi L AWD, it adds a wireless charger, panoramic sunroof, privacy glass, LED headlights and fog lights, roof rails, active cornering lights, rain-sensing wipers, and 3rd row cooling vents. The five-seater AWD option VTi LX AWD adds a leather gear shifter, 4-way powered front passenger seat, heated door mirror and auto-dimming rear view mirror. These are the range-topping models, and are hard to beat in terms of cabin space, practicality, and comfort.
Is a used Honda CR-V safe?
All Honda CR-V models since 2012 have received 5-star ANCAP ratings, thanks to Honda Sensing safety features like autonomous emergency braking, lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, and high beam assist. On the Honda CR-V, you’ll enjoy the support from the multi-angle reversing camera and driver attention monitoring. Families will also be pleased about the ISOFIX child seat anchors throughout the rear seats, and reinforced body structure designed to protect makes the Honda CR-V one safe SUV.
What are the benefits of buying a used Honda CR-V?
The Honda CR-V is known for its practicality and versatility, proving itself as a true joy for families, commuters, and outdoor enthusiasts. You can also feel confident that a used Honda CR-V will provide dependable performance and durability. Used Honda CR-V SUVs have also passed the initial drop in value, meaning you’ll be saving money when you choose to buy one. You may also be able to find a used Honda CR-V higher-up on the range with better specs, trim, or installed extras while staying within your budget too. With its spacious interior, comfortable seating, and ample cargo space, a used CR-V can provide a comfortable and convenient driving experience for a wide range of needs.
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