The 2018 Honda CR-V takes the top spot in the highly competitive compact SUV segment, with an overall impressive package of an enticing interior and exterior layout, class-leading cargo space, coupled with even better gas mileage numbers. The 2018 CR-V has a strong value statement with a great safety score, above-average resale value, and a comfortable ride over rough pavements. This best-selling Honda car is on sale with next to no changes for the 2018 model year, carrying forward two fuel-efficient powertrains. The CR-V also offers premium interior space. It has one of the more spacious rear seats in its class. The 2018 CR-V is available in four trim levels, in both front-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive configurations. The base CR-V LX trim is powered by a 184 hp 2.4-liter I-4 engine while the CR-V EX, EX-L, and Touring trims come standard with a more powerful and efficient 190-hp 1.5-liter turbocharged I-4 engine.
2018 Honda CR-V For Sale
The 2018 Honda CR-V crossover SUV goes on sale at a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) starting around $24,150 for the base LX FWD and $25,450 for the LX AWD model, a good pick for most shoppers. However, with impressive standard convenience features and advanced safety technology, the EX is a more popular choice starting at around $26,950. Used compact SUV shoppers looking for more premium features like leather, the EX-L trim costs around $29,450 while the top-range CR-V Touring starts at $32,650. The average price of the used 2018 CR-V is around $26,000 which is slightly higher than the most used compact SUVs, but it compensates with a lower five-year cost to own and a high resale value. Currently, the best Honda lease deals on the new CR-V are around $299 per month for 36 months with $3,599 due at signing. However, if you want to have your Honda CR-V for more than five years, leasing can become unaffordable.
2018 Honda CR-V Buying Advice
Since the CR-V received a full redesign for 2017, the 2018 or 2019 models saw no major changes. The 2017 Honda CR-V is an excellent choice as it is less expensive if you are shopping for a used compact SUV. Further CR-V's average cost of ownership for the 2017 model is lower than in 2018, estimated at around $20,940 and $22,100 respectively, for over five years. Though choosing the CR-V EX is the cheapest way to get a turbocharged performance, to get the most luxury out of your ride, check out the CR-V Touring.