2015 Honda CR-V - Overview

The Honda CR-V, a perennial favorite of American car buyers and the best-selling entry-SUV of all time, receives the most significant mid-model cycle redesign in its 17-year history, with a new Earth Dreams Technology™ engine and transmission, significantly enhanced exterior and interior styling, and a long list of new standard and available features. A new top-of-the-line Touring trim includes the first-ever Honda application of Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™) and Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS), and the first CR-V adoption of Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) and Forward Collision Warning (FCW). These systems are a part of the new Honda Sensing™  suite of safety and driver assistive technologies that, together with other high-end features such as a power tailgate, bring a new level of sophistication to the benchmark compact SUV.

The 2015 CR-V's new Earth Dreams Technology™ powertrain – a 2.4-liter, direct-injected DOHC i-VTEC engine mated to a new continuously variable transmission (CVT) with G-design Shift – delivers increased performance and cruising efficiency with an 11 percent increase in peak engine torque and a significant fuel efficiency gain.

The CR-V's already impressive functionality is enhanced with multiple upgrades, including a new configurable center console, new rear console heat/air ventilation ducts, and an available 7-inch touchscreen Display Audio telematics interface. Refinements such as a redesigned high-quality and high-tech interior further increase the CR-V's sophistication. Exterior design changes, including re-styled front and rear bodywork, mirrors and wheels, lend the CR-V an aggressive and bold appearance with unique Honda style. Customers will also benefit from a longer list of standard features on all trims. The best-selling CR-V EX, for example, adds 7-inch Display Audio, a 10-way power driver's seat, heated front seats, Honda LaneWatch™, Smart Entry/Push-Button Start and LED daytime running lights.

New for 2015

  • More efficient engine with improved horsepower and torque
  • New seamless and efficient continuously variable transmission (CVT)
  • A smart- and tough-looking new exterior design Body, 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 (FCW)18, Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™)1, Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)2, Lane Keeping Assist (LKAS) and Honda LaneWatch™

These improvements, especially the significant feature upgrades and new line-topping Touring trim, provide customers with more value and choice than ever before. Add car-like interior comfort and a smooth and quiet ride, and the enhanced and upgraded 2015 Honda CR-V once again sets a new benchmark for the highly competitive compact SUV segment. See the upgrade summary below for a full listing of the new or changed CR-V features.

2015 Honda CR-V Feature Upgrade Summary

Trim

New 2015 Features

LX

- Earth Dreams Technology™ 2.4-liter direct-injected i-VTEC engine
- Earth Dreams Technology™ continuously variable transmission (CVT)
- Exterior and interior styling upgrades
- Center console with armrest with rear air ducts
- Sliding sunvisors

Trim

New 2015 Features

Upgrades from Preceding Trim

EX

 Changed or added from CR-V LX:

 

- 7-inch Display Audio
- 10-way power driver's seat
- Heated front seats
- Honda LaneWatch™3
- Smart Entry/Push Button Start
- LED daytime running lights

- 17-inch aluminum wheels
- Sunroof
- Privacy glass
- Fog lights
- Security system
- Cargo cover
- Fully automatic headlights
- Tweeter speakers
- Body colored door handles
- Body colored side mirrors
- Variable speed windshield wipers
- Additional USB4 jack
- Seatback pockets
- Illuminated vanity mirrors

Trim

New 2015 Features

Upgrades from Preceding Trim

EX-L

Changed or added from CR-V EX:

 

- Auto-dimming rearview mirror

- Leather seating surfaces
- Leather steering wheel cover
- Dual zone auto HVAC
- Roof rails
- SiriusX® Radio5
- Heated side mirrors
- Subwoofer speaker
- Audio amplifier

EX-L Navi

Changed or added from CR-V EX-L:

 

- HD Radio™6

- Honda Navigation System

Trim

New 2015 Features

Touring

Changed or added from CR-V EX-L Navi:

(new trim)

- Forward Collision Warning (FCW)18
- Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™)
- Power tailgate
- Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)7
- Lane Departure Warning (LDW)8
- Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
- Larger 18-inch wheels
- Driver's memory seat
- Side mirror turn signal lights
- HomeLink remote system
- Projector headlights
- Special badging

Underscoring the enhanced and upgraded nature of the 2015 CR-V, the front and rear bodywork, mirrors and wheels are redesigned for a wide, planted and confident stance. The CR-V's versatile and spacious interior is even more accommodating with a configurable center console including an integrated sliding armrest.

Beyond its versatile packaging, the CR-V includes easy-to-read instrumentation and, for the first time on CR-V, Honda's new 7-inch capacitive touchscreen Display Audio telematics interface. Display Audio, standard on EX and above trim levels, allows the user to tap, pinch, and swipe – just like on a smart phone or tablet – to control audio and other telematics features, including the available next-generation HondaLink™9 and the Honda Satellite-linked Navigation System™10. All CR-Vs retain the full-color "intelligent" Multi-Information Display (i-MID) that offers a range of customizable features via fingertip controls on the steering wheel. The CR-V's audio and telematics systems offer a high level of connectivity, including a standard Pandora®11 internet interface and SMS text messaging function, Bluetooth®12 HandsFreeLink® phone interface.

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 from the previous engine (from 163 lb-ft to 181 lb-ft13) while making the same 185 horsepower14. The new lighter-weight engine is mated to a new continuously variable transmission (CVT) that provides smooth, seamless ratio changes and contributes to increased EPA fuel economy ratings of 27/34/29  mpg15 (city/highway/combined) for front-wheel-drive models (+4/+3/+3 over the 2014 model), and 26/33/28 mpg15 for the Real Time AWD models (+4/+3/+3).

An updated suspension design and features such as Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®)16 and Motion-Adaptive Electric Power Steering (EPS) all contribute to the 2015 CR-V's car-like driving experience, which is enhanced further on the EX and above trims with wider front and rear track dimensions due to wider wheels (+0.5 inches). The CR-V uses a front MacPherson strut front and a rear multi-link suspension that have benefitted from tuning changes. The rear multi-link system helps maximize rear seating and cargo space while providing stable and comfortable handling and ride quality. High-capacity shock absorbers help deliver a refined driving feel.

As with all Honda vehicles, safety is a primary focus, starting with the CR-V's next-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) front body structure that helps make the CR-V highly effective at absorbing and dispersing the energy of a frontal collision crash. Overall, the body receives over 60 changes to improve stiffness and collision performance, and the 2015 CR-V is targeted to achieve top safety ratings, including a TOP SAFETY PICK+ from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and a NCAP 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score from the NHTSA. Standard safety equipment on all models include Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) electronic stability control system, Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Brake Assist, frontal airbags, side-curtain airbags, SmartVent® front-side airbags and a front seat design that can help reduce the severity of neck injury in the event of a rear collision. The newly available Honda Sensing™ suite of safety and driver assistive features includes Honda LaneWatch™, Forward Collision Warning (FWC), Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™), Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS) and Lane Departure Warning (LDW).

The 2015 Honda CR-V is covered by a comprehensive 3-year/36,000 mile new vehicle limited warranty and a 5-year/60,000 mile powertrain limited warranty. Additional benefits of ownership include Honda Roadside Assistance, which provides free 24-hour roadside assistance during the 3-year/36,000-mile new vehicle limited warranty term. CR-Vs are manufactured at the Honda of America Manufacturing, Inc., East Liberty Auto Plant in Ohio using domestic and globally sourced parts.

2015 CR-V Pricing and EPA Fuel Economy Ratings

Trim

Wheel Drive

MSRP17

Anticipated EPA MPG15 (city/highway/combined)

LX

FWD

$23,320

27/34/29

LX

AWD

$24,570

26/33/28

EX

FWD

$25,420

27/34/29

EX

AWD

$26,670

26/33/28

EX-L

FWD

$28,020

27/34/29

EX-L

AWD

$29,270

26/33/28

EX-L Navi

FWD

$29,520

27/34/29

EX-L Navi

AWD

$30,770

26/33/28

Touring

FWD

$31,520

27/34/29

Touring

AWD

$32,770

26/33/28

 

2015 CR-V Powertrain Specifications Overview

Engine

DOHC i-VTEC® + VTC inline 4-cylinder

Displacement

2356cc

SAE Horsepower @ rpm*

185 @ 6400

SAE Torque @ rpm (lb.-ft.)*

181 @ 3900

Fuel supply system

Direct fuel injection

Transmission

CVT

Fuel type

Regular unleaded

Emissions certification (CARB/EPA)

LEV2-ULEV/Tier2 BIN5

*SAE J1349 testing method

2015 CR-V Key Dimensions and Capacities

Wheelbase, in.

103.1

Length, in.

179.4

2015 CR-V Key Dimensions and Capacities (continued)

Width, in.

71.6

Height, in.

FWD: 64.7
AWD: 65.1

Track, F/R, in. FWD (AWD)

LX: 62.1/62.2 (62.0/62.0)
Other than LX: 62.3/62.3 (62.2/62.2)

Turning diameter, curb-to-curb

FWD: 37.5
AWD: 36.9

Ground clearance, in.
not loaded/loaded

2WD: 6.4/5.2
4WD: 6.8/5.2


Curb weight, lbs. (FWD/AWD)

LX: 3358/3479
EX: 3437/3552
EX-L: 3457/3576
EX-L Navi: 3472/3592
Touring: 3521/3624

Passenger volume, cu. ft.

LX FWD: 104.1
Apart from LX FWD: 101.5

Cargo volume (cu. ft. seats up/down)

35.2/TBD

Seating capacity

5

Fuel capacity, gal.

15.3

1 CMBS™ cannot detect all objects ahead and may not detect a given object; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and other factors. System designed to mitigate crash forces. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.

2 ACC cannot detect all objects ahead and may not detect a given object; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and other factors. ACC should not be used in heavy traffic, poor weather or on winding roads. The driver remains responsible to slow or stop the vehicle to avoid a collision.

3 Display accuracy will vary based on weather, size of object and speed, and the display may not show all relevant traffic. The display is not a substitute for your own direct visual assessment of traffic conditions before changing lanes.

4 The USB Audio Interface is used for direct connection to and control of some current digital audio players and other USB devices that contain MP3, WMA or AAC music files. Some USB devices with security software and digital rights-protected files may not work. Please see your Honda dealer for details.

5 SiriusXM services require a subscription after any trial period. If you decide to continue your SiriusXM service at the end of your trial subscription, the plan you choose will automatically renew and bill at then-current rates until you call SiriusXM at 1-866-635-2349 to cancel. See our Customer Agreement for complete terms at www.siriusxm.com. Fees and programming subject to change. XM satellite service is available only to those at least 18 years and older in the 48 contiguous United States and D.C. ©2014 Sirius XM Radio Inc. Sirius, XM and all related marks and logos are trademarks of Sirius XM Radio Inc.

6 HD Radio™ is a proprietary trademark of iBiquity Digital Corporation.

7 LKAS only alerts drivers when lane drift is detected without a turn signal in use. LKAS may not detect all lane markings or lane departures; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and road condition. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.

8 LDW only alerts drivers when lane drift is detected without a turn signal in use. LDW may not detect all lane markings or lane departures; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and road condition. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.

9 HondaLink™ access within the Display Audio interface is currently only compatible with iPhone® 5 and newer models.

10 The Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™ is available on EX-L models and standard on Touring models in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. (Honda HD Digital Traffic service only available in the United States, except Alaska). Please see your Honda dealer for details.

11 Pandora, the Pandora logo, and the Pandora trade dress are trademarks or registered trademarks of Pandora Media, Inc. Used with permission. Compatible with select smartphones. See: www.pandora.com/everywhere/mobile. Not all devices compatible with USB connection. Your wireless carrier's rate plans apply.

12 The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc., and any use of such marks by Honda Motor Co., Ltd., is under license.

13 181 lb-ft @ 3900 rpm (SAE net)

14 185 horsepower @ 6400 rpm (SAE net)

15 2015 EPA fuel-economy ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.

16 VSA is not a substitute for safe driving. It cannot correct the vehicle's course in every situation or compensate for reckless driving. Control of the vehicle always remains with the driver.

17 MSRP (Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price) excluding tax, license, registration, $830 destination charge and options. Dealer prices may vary.

18 FCW cannot detect all objects ahead and may not detect a given object; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and other factors. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. FCW does not include a braking function. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.

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