Text: Martin Aguilar / Photos: Honda Press | posted October 01, 2014 12:06
Upgrades all around
Following last week's reveal of the first official photo, Honda USA has finally released the full details of the updated 2015 CR-V.
The design updates are most noticeable on the vehicle's front fascia. The 2015 CR-V sports a new front bumper, a redesigned grill with chrome accent and a restyled headlights. It also has rectangular fog lamps with chrome trim pieces and optional LED daytime running lights.
However, the rear of the 2015 CR-V has limited design changes. The taillights of the vehicle are identical to the previous model, but the liftgate of the 2015 CR-V is now fitted with a prominent chrome trim piece. Moreover, the rear bumper has also been restyled with silver accents and the reflectors are placed higher as compared to the original 4th generation CR-V.
Inside, the 2015 CR-V has a center console armrest as standard, sliding sunvisors and rear console ventilation ducts. Silver accents can be seen on the aircondition vents, steering wheel and door panels while wood trim is incorporated to the dashboard. The 2015 CR-V is also available with a ten-way power and heated driver's seat, power tailgate and seven-inch “Display Audio” telematics interface.
The top-of-the-line 2015 CR-V Touring variant includes safety features such as collision mitigation braking system, lane keeping assist system, adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning and Honda LaneWatch.
Under the hood, the 2015 CR-V is powered by Honda's Earth Dreams Technology 2.4-liter direct-injected DOHC i-VTEC inline four-cylinder engine that delivers 188 PS and 245 Nm of torque, an increase from the previous rating of 221 Nm. The engine is mated to a new continuously variable transmission (CVT).