As the new 2014 model year Honda CR-V goes on sale in America, the Japanese car maker announces the official prices and specs of their compact SUV. At $22,945, the CR-V has a rather small starting price for its size and features. A full-loaded model will cost $30,445.
Boasting a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) 5-star Overall Vehicle Score and a 2013 TOP SAFETY PICK designation from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the 2014 CR-V is available in three LX, EX, and EX-L trim levels, and the choice of two-or four-wheel drive. There is only one engine though.
It’s a 2.4-liter i-VTEC 4-cylinder mated to a 5-speed automatic transmission, developing 185 horsepower and 163 lb-ft. of torque. EPA ratings for this engine are 23/31/26 mpg city/highway/combined for the front-wheel-drive model and 22/30/25 mpg city/highway/combined for the AWD model.
The standard kit on the 2014 CR-V, which is a mere 150 bucks more expensive than the last year’s model, include one-pull fold-flat rear seats, cruise control, Bluetooth HandsFreeLink, air conditioning, rearview camera, 160-watt 4-speaker audio system with Pandora interface. The EX model adds good stuff like power moonroof, upgraded 6-speaker audio system and 17-inch alloy wheels, and the EX-L offers leather-trimmed interior, and 328-watt 7-speaker audio system with XM radio.
Options include Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System, voice recognition, DVD entertainment package, and all-wheel-drive. Here’s the full price list:
|CR-V LX (2WD)||$22,945|
|CR-V LX (AWD)||$24,195|
|CR-V EX (2WD)||$25,045|
|CR-V EX (AWD)||$26,295|
|CR-V EX-L (2WD)||$27,695|
|CR-V EX-L (AWD)||$28,945|
|CR-V EX-L w/ Rear Ent. Sys. (2WD)||$28,395|
|CR-V EX-L w/ Rear Ent. Sys. (4WD)||$29,645|
|CR-V EX-L w/ Navi (2WD)||$29,195|
|CR-V EX-L w/ Navi (AWD)||$30,445|