2019 Honda CR-V’s Only Update Is A New Body Color Yet Pricing Increases By $100-$200

The 2019 Honda CR-V has gone on sale across the United States on November 13 with subtle updates and a slight price increase.

Since it was redesigned for the 2017 model year, no one expected the CR-V to bring major updates for 2019. Still, Honda could have tried harder because the only modification to the CR-V lineup is the addition of a Platinum White Pearl exterior color. The new paint replaces White Diamond Pearl and completes the CR-V’s 10 color choices.

Despite the lack of updates, the 2019 CR-V’s starting MSRP adds $100 over the previous model year. The base Honda CR-V LX with two-wheel drive starts at $24,350, while the LX with all-wheel drive is priced from $25,750.

As for the EX and EX-L models, their starting prices add $200 over the 2018 model year. Pricing for the Touring grade remains unchanged. All prices exclude a $995 destination and handling fee.

As before, LX models feature the standard 2.4-liter naturally aspirated four-cylinder i-VTEC engine that produces 184 hp. EX models and above get the 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder unit with Variable Valve Timing Control that makes 190 hp. Both engines feature a standard CVT, which in the case of the turbo unit gets Honda G-Shift control logic.

The 2019 CR-V continues to offer the Honda Sensing safety suite as standard equipment on EX and higher trims. The pack includes Collision Mitigation Braking System with Forward Collision Warning and pedestrian sensing capability, Road Departure Mitigation with Lane Departure Warning, Adaptive Cruise Control with low-speed follow, and Lane Keeping Assist.

Available driver assistance features consist of Blind Spot Information, Rear Cross Traffic Monitor, and Auto High-Beam headlights. Finally, the 2019 Honda CR-V also offers optional premium features such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, SiriusXM, HD Radio and Pandora capabilities.

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  • Some ol’ bloke

    Someone tell me why this costs 35+k in the UK

    • Loquacious Borborygmus

      It’s called a bear market.
      It’s what the people in that market will bear…

    • Psst

      1. The number of units built with right hand drive is a tiny fraction of the total.
      2. Honda is trying to get back at the Kingdom for getting the Americans into WW2?

  • Loquacious Borborygmus

    Listen, paint’s not cheap.

    • Sai Krishna

      Why paint it then? The materials for next gen must come with core colors infused.

      • Loquacious Borborygmus

        Listen, color infusion isn’t cheap.

        • Psst

          Paint makes cheap metal and plastic less subject to rusting and UV fading with a shiny coating that complements your self-image.

          • Loquacious Borborygmus

            Listen, acquiring a self image isn’t cheap.

          • Psst

            Acquiring one is cheap. The consequence of acquiring one that is false can be very expensive.

          • Loquacious Borborygmus

            Listen, consequences aren’t cheap.

  • mick

    How the gas in the oil problem, I presume the 2019 has that fixed?

    • Psst

      Don’t presume.

  • David Penate

    “Finally, the 2019 Honda CR-V also offers optional premium features such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration”

    The CR-V Offered that in 2018, what the heck do you mean finally?

  • Six_Tymes

    I laugh every time I see one… over priced with wide plastic rear light flanking its body. hideous cheap design, tricking the eye into making you believe its larger (in width) than it really is. much like how the fake giant plastic vents on the rear bumper covers of civics, fake, fake fake.

  • Lets not forget the oil dilution with the 1.5L turbo engine. Until that is fixed, CRV’s are not worth anything.

    • HaltestelleLuitpolthafen

      You realize how much of a non-issue that is, right? It only affects those with very frequent, VERY SHORT (less than 3km) drives in weather that is well below freezing.

      It has been severely overblown.

      • Psst

        Wrong. It has caused engine stalling on cars that are in mid trip during hour long daily commutes and damage to engines of taxis operated 8 hours a day.

        • HaltestelleLuitpolthafen

          On about 50 cars, out of HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS sold.

          Again, overblown unless you don’t understand statistics, which obviously you don’t.

          • Psst

            Incidence frequency does not necessarily correlate with safety. Potential consequences of a known defect is a bigger factor.

            The largest product recall in automotive history, Takata airbags, had a smaller statistical incidence than the reported incidents with this engine, so did gas tank explosions of the Ford Pinto.

            You also need to look at the st history of this engine design in China, where it was first introduced. The Chinese government is not nearly as obsessive about safety or product defects in cars sold in their country as the US government is, and there was a massive recall of that engine.

            It may be a QC rather than a design issue, but it is not a new one, nor does Honda have an actual fix for engines with the issue.

      • Dan

        Wrong, wrong, wrong. The oil dilution problem has been widely reported in warmer climates and not just in colder climates. I live in a warm area and my daily commute each way is 35 miles. The problem still showed up. Just go read the numerous comments on the internet from owners who do not all live in colder climates and who also have noticed the problem with longer drives. It is not an overblown problem. It’s a major consumer ripoff. Traded my CRV in as I got tired of waiting for Honda to come out with their so called fix…..which many say has done nothing.

  • ksegg

    Who cares, they’re all about to be made in Chinaaaaa.

  • eye.surgeon

    You forgot the new automatic oil level increase feature.

  • HaltestelleLuitpolthafen

    It might not be the very best at any one thing, but it is the total package that people want. There’s a reason why it is one of the very best selling SUVs in many countries.

  • Sai Krishna

    I might go for Mazda CX 5 then. Anyone would tell me not to and why?

  • SteersUright

    This thing just oozes a sense of quality above and beyond anything in its class. Though Mazda is getting so much better as well.

  • James Agapios

    I had a 2017 turbo and it was piece a junk and was mixing oil with gas. They couldn’t figure out was was the issue. I bought the 2018 RAV4 hybrid and I am very happy now.

  • Psst

    The 2019 model doesn’t have an update to fix the EX and Touring oil contamination issue or address the other TSBs?

  • Dan

    I bought 2017 CRV with the 1.5L turbo engine and unfortunately was afflicted by the well reported oil dilution problem. Oil crankcase diluted with gasoline. Smell of gas fumes in passenger compartment. This problem has NOT been fixed by Honda and extends into the 2018 and 2019 models despite what Honda says. Finally traded in the CRV for a Subaru. This is a serious ending problem. Honda has dragged their feet. Never buying a Honda again and disgusted with Honda’s lack of response Avoid this engine.

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