Honda refreshes CR-V crossover for 2015 model year

(September 30, 2014) TORRANCE, Calif. — Launching at Honda dealerships nationwide on Oct.1, the new 2015 Honda CR-V receives the most significant mid-model cycle refresh in its history, with a new direct-injected Earth Dreams Technology i-VTEC engine and continuously variable transmission, a new suite of Honda Sensing safety and driver assistive features, exterior and interior styling updates, a long list of new standard and available features and a new premium Touring trim.

Starting at $23,3202, the 2015 CR-V has increased EPA fuel economy ratings of 27/34/29 mpg (city/highway/combined) for front-wheel-drive models and 26/33/28 mpg for Real Time AWD models, both increasing +4/+3/+3 mpg over 2014 models.

The 2015 CR-V's new Earth Dreams Technology 2.4-liter direct-injected DOHC i-VTEC inline 4-cylinder engine produces 181 lb-ft of torque, an 11-percent increase over the previous engine's 163 lb-ft while making the same 185 horsepower. The new lighter-weight engine is mated to a new continuously variable transmission with G-design Shift that provides smooth, seamless ratio changes and contributes to increased EPA fuel economy ratings.

New for the 2015 CR-V:

    • More efficient direct-injected engine with torque up 11 percent
    • New seamless and sporty CVT for enhanced performance and fuel efficiency
    • New exterior design plus chassis, braking system and sound isolation improvements
    • New standard features include a center console armrest, sliding sunvisors and rear console ventilation ducts
    • New available features include a power tailgate, 10-way power and heated driver's seat with memory, LED daytime running lights, and Display Audio
    • Available Honda Sensing suite of advanced safety and driver assistive features that includes Forward Collision Warning, Collision Mitigation Braking System, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Keeping Assist, Lane Departure Warning and Honda LaneWatch.