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.