No major changes for American's best-selling crossover.
Honda rolled out the current, fifth-generation CR-V less than two years ago, so it'll be some time before it's in need of a refresh – let alone complete replacement. It comes as little surprise, then, that the popular crossover carries over essentially unchanged for 2019. And that includes pricing.
The 2019 model starts at $24,350 (or $25,345 with the requisite $995 destination charge) in base LX trim, which represents an increase of all of $100 over the 2018 model. Step up to the EX model and you'll be shelling out $27,250 (or $28,245 delivered) – $200 more than last year.
The same increase goes for the EX-L as well, at $29,750 ($30,745 delivered). Pricing remains the same, however, for the top-of-the-line Touring model, at $32,750 ($33,745 delivered). Those prices are for the front-drive versions; factor in another $1,400 for all-wheel drive, across the board.
The base model is powered by a 2.4-liter inline-four good for 184 horsepower. All other versions pack a 1.5-liter turbo four that, at 190 hp, is barely more powerful, but delivers fuel economy that's rated by the EPA as better by 2 mpg. Either way, they come mated to a continuously variable transmission as the only available option.
The 2019 model starts arriving at dealerships today, but the only change from the 2018 version is a new Platinum White Peal that replaces the White Diamond Pearl finish.
Not that Honda's compact crossover needed much in the way of upgrades. It's been the top-selling crossover in America for the past 21 years running, and counts among its accolades an Editor's Choice Awards from Car and Driver, a Buyers Most Wanted Award from Edmunds, and a Buyer's Choice Award from Autoweb. Last year, Honda sold nearly 378,000 of them in the United States alone, and has already sold over 305k so far this year with two months still to go.