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From boulevard, to bach, to beach and back again, CRV has the credentials to take the rough with the smooth.
The off-road vehicle that feels The striking side profile reflects its sports heritage, and details like the bold grille, projector style headlamps and
as smooth as it looks. clean tail light pattern give other motorists something to admire as you appear in their rear-view mirror and then
sweep on by. The CRV brings a whole new level of sophistication to Sport Utility Vehicles.
In keeping with Honda tradition,
Honda is breaking with all tradition.
Whoever said an SUV had to be square? In another example of true ‘outside the box’ thinking, CRV combines both
drivability and utility with technology and simplicity. From the handsome wide stance, firmly centered on big alloy
wheels, to the lift-up tailgate and innovative new split-level load space in the rear, CRV is as stylish as it is practical.
A layout to suit your lifestyle.
Storage to burn
Even a brief look shows how much thought has gone into storage
options; from the myriad of clever and handily-placed little holders
in the front compartment, to the cavernous rear storage area.
Among the storage spaces up front are two big, caffeine-hit size cup
holders, and a centre console which is perfectly sized to carry 24 CDs.
Your sunglasses, maps, cellphones and more will all find homes designed
to keep them on hand while keeping the cabin tidy.
Lifting the tailgate reveals a huge usable rear-cargo area. The spare wheel
and tools stow neatly under the floor leaving a large, flat cargo bay.
Deep tinted privacy glass on the rear windows keeps luggage secure
from prying eyes while helping keep the interior cool, however hot
the New Zealand summer becomes.
Beyond that, the base of the rear seats split 60:40 and can be slid
backwards or forwards to maximise either leg room or luggage space.
The rear seat backs split 40:20:40 to offer you every sort of seating
Step inside. Make yourself comfortable. and cargo combination imaginable, from a huge flat deck to room for
two adults and their surfboards.
The whole interior of the CRV was designed with a philosophy, blending Controls for the high-quality sound system are duplicated on the
This space comes with its own clever ‘double-decker’ horizontal divider
SUV practicality with car-like levels of comfort and sophistication. three-spoke steering wheel, which drives a powerful 30w x 4 stereo
330mm above the load floor, so you can keep the dirty sports gear
tuner with speed-sensitive volume control. The 6-speaker, 6-CD audio
From the SUV bloodline you will find strength, versatility and plenty separate from the shopping if the need arises. When not in use, it stows
system also plays MP3 and WMA encoded discs. And the auxiliary input
of space, while the sedan heritage brings high quality and comfort. away on the boot floor.
makes it easy to plug in a portable music player. An i-Pod connector
After settling into the comfortable ergonomic seats, designed to keep
is also available as an optional accessory.
you sharp on the longest journeys, take a moment to appreciate the
Steering wheel mounted cruise-control helps keep your eyes on the road
many well-thought-out details.
and dual-zone climate control even lets you and your front seat passenger
With your hands on the leather-wrapped steering wheel, which is both
choose individual ambient temperatures.
height and reach-adjustable to achieve your ideal personal driving position,
you have a perfect view of every instrument on the dashboard.
If it wasn’t for the CRV’s commandingly high road view, increasing both
the safety and enjoyment of your trip, you could be forgiven for thinking
you were in a luxury sedan.
This is a space to enjoy not just to go places in.
Intelligent design makes CRV strong and safe. Leading protection for you
and your passengers
In an impact, the CRV’s many safety systems spring into action;
Leading safety standards for peace of mind Advanced Compatibility Engineering Body
channelling force away from the passenger compartment, tensioning
The entire CRV is a safety platform, with every advanced handling and performance
seatbelts and deploying airbags, turning itself into a protective capsule
feature contributing to a safer ride for you, your passengers and other road users. UPPER FRAME
Absorbing upper part for you and your passengers.
of impact energy.
Specific active and passive safety features are extensive. Every CRV has dual-stage
Importantly and uniquely, in the unlikely event of a frontal collision,
SRS front airbags, side airbags for front seat passengers and full-length side-curtain
the Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) structure – much like
airbags. All models also have active front headrests which move the headrests
a ‘Catcher’s Mitt’ – better meets opposing vehicles, irrespective of Surrounding you is an integrated, one-piece (monocoque) structure
forward in the event of rear impacts, to help protect from neck injuries. Highly efficient energy
absorption. contact height. Energy is dissipated both underneath and over the top reinforced by a network of high-tension steel beams, side intrusion
IMPACT LOWER MEMBER
ENERGY Preventing misalignment of impact- of the monocoque structure and away from the passenger compartment, beams, energy absorbing structures and passenger safety zones – all
absorbing vehicle members.
resulting in enhanced protection for all occupants. part of Honda’s unique G-Force Control (G-Con) system.
Real Time™ 4WD.
Big time on
The CRV’s advanced 4WD system gives you all-weather and off-road Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) also provides road holding prowess by braking Gear Logic Control
capabilities, as well as smooth, sedan-like handling. individual slipping wheels, thereby redirecting driving torque to the wheel(s) Gear Logic Control and Drive-by-Wire optimises gear shift timing,
with more traction. up and down hills and through corners, selecting or holding a gear
For the technically minded, the CRV’s on-demand Real Time™ 4WD appropriate for the driving conditions.
system combines a quiet, fuel-efficient, lightweight and fully automatic The CRV is equipped with either a 5-speed automatic or 6-speed manual
With Gear Logic Control
system with a one-way cam unit to significantly enhance sensing of front gearbox, and the gear-shift lever is mounted high on the dash for ease 5 4 5 4 3 4 5
wheel slippage. This system transfers power to the rear wheels seamlessly of use and to increase storage spaces. Without Gear Logic Control
5 4 5 4 5 4 5
as required. The combination of 4WD with Vehicle Stability Assist provides
The 5-speed auto has computer-controlled Gear Logic Control, which
advanced slippage control and significantly improves the CRV’s all-weather
assesses the current driving situation, taking into account gradients,
and off-road capabilities.
cornering and engine speed. Gear Logic Control allows the CRV to know
For the less technically minded, the end result is that the CRV is always and hold the right gear instead of gear hunting and changing up or down 5 3 3 3
poised to engage 4WD instantly when it is needed, while using less fuel when you don’t want it to. In practice, you’ll find the CRV is in the best 5 3
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when cruising in two-wheel drive. gear for any corner or gradient – giving you more power and control Gear Logic Control Gear Logic Control
just when you want it.
Sure footed and razor sharp.
CRV’s low Centre-of-Gravity (a benefit of the spare wheel being located
Electronic stability control – VSA
under the boot floor, among other things), wide stance and big 17” wheels
Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA), which includes Traction Control, works
and tyres, create stability and predictable handling.
in combination with the DBW and brakes to achieve more stable
The MacPherson strut front suspension is specifically designed and tuned handling in even the worst conditions. Should the car deviate from its
for compact packaging and supple ride comfort, and with the ride height correct path, VSA activates to bring the car back on track by applying
and ruggedness needed to travel even harsh roads in comfort. The geometry the brakes to any individual wheel or adjusting the engine output.
has been optimised for response and stability. An additional benefit of VSA – ideal for off-road use – is the ability
of the system to brake individual skidding wheels and direct torque
The CRV’s multi-link double-wishbone rear suspension helps provide a
to the wheels with traction.
smooth ride, crisp handling, and also additional cargo space. It helps give
the CRV excellent cornering under braking. Front and rear stays increase
mounting-point rigidity, improving both stability and feel. without VSA
The variable speed-sensitive power steering system features quick gear
ratios for sharp and rapid response. More power boost is provided at low
speeds for easier manoeuvering and less boost at higher speeds for direct
steering feel and improved economy.
An electronic Drive-by-Wire system (DBW) gives you more control, with The braking system is no less high-tech. Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS) prevent
precision electronics responding directly to pressure on the accelerator, the wheels from locking, allowing you to steer away from a potential
optimising engine power and efficiency and smoothing out gear shifts. accident you might have otherwise slid into with locked wheels.
Powerful and efficient. The result is outstanding fuel economy and performance.
The CRV’s power, economy and handling is enhanced by a wide range and Euro 4 standards. Latest generation engine technologies, including Power
(Kw) CRV 2.4-litre engine output
of high-tech engine management and stability features. an efficient fuel-injection system, minimise harmful emissions while 140 (Nm)
leaving power undiluted. 120 240
Power comes from a 2.4-litre DOHC i-VTEC petrol engine, based on the without ABS
same advanced power plant used by the Accord Euro range, and combining This super-efficient high-tech engine, together with CRV’s aerodynamic 100 220
VTEC (Variable Valve Timing with Lift, Electronic Control) and VTC (Variable body shape, gives excellent fuel economy.
Timing Control) technologies to create i-VTEC (Intelligent VTEC). EBA
60 180 Emergency Brake Assist (EBA) detects sudden brake pedal action and
VTEC adjusts the lift and opening duration of the valves to produce
40 160 uses maximum boost braking for truly impressive stopping power.
torque and fuel-efficiency at low revs and performance at high revs,
giving you the best of both worlds: two engines in one – economy mode EBD
and performance mode. 0 Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) can reduce stopping distances
1000 2000 3000 4000 5000 6000
Engine revolutions (rpm) even further by spreading braking power optimally between front
VTC (Variable Timing Control) continuously adjusts camshaft phasing
and rear wheels.
across the power band, advancing or retarding the intake cam to optimise
engine output and reduce emissions.
Maximum power and torque are 125kW at 5,800 rpm and 218Nm Like the Honda Legend, CRV’s engine and chassis performance was optimised
at Honda’s world renowned Takasu test track.
at 4,200 rpm. Honda has proven a powerful car can also be gentle
on the environment. Emissions fall within LEV II (Low Emission Vehicle)
CRV offers almost every conceivable feature as standard including alloy wheels, VSA, six-CD stacker and six airbags. The Sport adds a leather interior, sunroof, power driver’s seat
and more. Then you can take style to the next level with the Plus models, which feature front and rear alloy skid plates, a honeycomb sports grille, side steps and a tailgate spoiler.
On Demand Real Time™ 4WD system
2.4 litre, 16 valve DOHC i-VTEC engine with power of 125kW @ 5800rpm and torque of 218Nm @ 4200rpm • • • •
Individual accessory options i-VTEC (Intelligent Variable Valve Timing and Lift, Electronic Control) performance and economy enhancing technology
Drive-by-Wire (DBW) electronic throttle control
1. 17. 22. 2. 20. 11. 14. Emissions fall within LEV II and Euro 4 international standards • • • •
91-octane fuel. 58 litre tank capacity • • • •
5-speed automatic transmission with Gear Logic Control • • • •
6-speed manual transmission • •
296mm front ventilated brake discs and 305mm rear solid brake discs • • • •
1. Tailgate spoiler 8. Front fog lights 15. Rubber floor mats 22. Door visors MacPherson strut front suspension and multi-link double-wishbone rear suspension with front and rear stabiliser bars • • • •
17” alloy wheels, 17 x 6.5JJ with 225/65 R17 tyres. Full size alloy spare wheel underfloor • • • •
2. Running boards 9. Towbar 16. Cargo net 23. Fabric and paint protection
Speed-sensitive hydraulic power-assisted rack and pinion steering • • • •
3. Acoustic backed custom floor mats 10. Front parking sensors 17. Exhaust finisher 24. Bonnet protector
SAFETY AND SECURITY
4. Bass speaker system 11. Rear seat storage tray 18. Ashtray 25. Headlamp protectors
Driver and passenger front Dual stage i-SRS airbags, side front airbags with passenger side OPDS and full length side-curtain airbags • • • •
5. i-Pod connector 12. Custom body cover 19. Cigar lighter 26. First aid kit Active headrests for front seats, height adjustable headrests for all five seating positions • • • •
6. Front alloy skid plate 13. Roof racks 20. Side sill garnish 27. Fire extinguisher Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) with ABS (Anti-lock Braking System), EBA (Emergency Brake Assist) and EBD (Electronic Brakeforce Distribution) • • • •
Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) collision compatibility body design with G-force Control (G-Con) • • • •
7. Rear alloy skid plate 14. Boot tray 21. Wheel lock nuts
Side intrusion beams and impact absorbing bumpers • • • •
3-point ELR seatbelts (front & rear). Pretensioners, load limiters and height adjustable anchor points for front seatbelts • • • •
ISOFIX child seat attachment points (2), child seat tether points (3) and Automatic Locking Reel (ALR) seatbelts (3) • • • •
Child-proof rear door locks • • • •
Colours Engine immobiliser, security alarm and remote central locking on all doors with visual answer back. Interior master door lock switch
• • • •
Body colour bumpers and door handles, with black mud guards • • • •
Exterior Interior Power adjustable and retractable body coloured heated door mirrors with integrated side turn indicator • • • •
Rear lifting tailgate with window wiper (intermittent with reverse gear synchronisation) • • • •
SILVER STREAK NIGHTHAWK BLACK TITAN GOLD
Privacy glass for rear side, quarter and back windows • • • •
RVi and RVi Plus Variable intermittent windscreen wipers • •
INDIGO BLACK FABRIC Variable intermittent windscreen wipers with automatic rain sensor • •
Halogen headlights – low/high beam • •
Xenon High Intensity Discharge headlights (HID) for low beam, halogen high beam, auto on/off • •
ROYAL BLUE PREMIUM WHITE BLUESTONE
Front fog lamps OPT OPT • •
Sport and Sport Plus Four sensor reversing proximity warning system • • • •
INDIGO BLACK LEATHER Front and rear alloy skid plates, side steps, honeycomb sports grille and tailgate spoiler • •
NEW CHERRY RED Leather trimmed tilt and reach adjustable 3-spoke steering wheel, leather trimmed gear shift lever • • • •
6-way adjustable driver’s seat and 4-way adjustable front passenger seat, ergonomically designed to reduce fatigue • •
8-way electric seat adjustment with power lumbar support (driver) and 4-way manual seat adjustment (passenger), ergonomically designed, 2-stage heating • •
Independent digital climate controlled air conditioning for driver and front seat passenger • • • •
Cruise control, with controls integrated into the steering wheel and illuminated • • • •
Electric glass sunroof with tilt/slide function and integrated sliding shade, with one-touch open/close function and anti-trap sensor • •
Front and rear seat folding armrests • • • •
CRV ‘Plus’ model range
Centre console with twin cupholder, storage compartments and storage for 24 CDs • • • •
Power windows with driver’s auto up/down and anti-trap, driver’s door mounted central locking and rear window lock/unlock switches • • • •
For the ultimate indulgence, the ‘Plus’ models take style to the next level, with front Velour upholstery with metal-effect trim • •
Leather upholstery with metal-effect trim • •
and rear alloy skid plates, honeycomb sports grille, side steps and tailgate spoiler. Driver and passenger vanity mirrors, front map reading light, ambient interior light, glove box light and accessory 12 volt sockets (3) • • • •
Rear seat with 40:20:40 upper split, 60:40 lower split and long object pass-through, sliding and folding • • • •
Spring dampened handgrabs, one with fold down coathook in rear • • • •
Sunglass storage box with ‘conversation’ mirror in front headlining • • • •
Multi-information Trip Computer with outside temperature display and fuel usage information • • • •
‘Double Deck’ rear cargo organiser and Tonneau Cover • • • •
Integrated in-dash 30W x 4 stereo tuner with 6 disc CD changer and 6 speakers, MP3/WMA compatible and speed sensitive volume adjustment (SVC) • • • •
Auxiliary audio input jack in centre console (suitable for a portable music player) • • • •
Remote audio system controls integrated into the steering wheel and illuminated • • • •
DIMENSIONS & ClEARANCES
Length (mm) 4519 Ground clearance – unladen (mm) 185 Steering wheel turns, lock-to-lock 2.96
Width (mm, inc. door mirrors) 1820 Ground clearance – fully laden (mm) 140 Turning circle (metres) 11.0
Height (mm) 1679 Approach angle (degrees) 28.0 Luggage capacity to window line – rear seats up (litres) 443
Wheelbase (mm) 2620 Departure angle (degrees) 23.2 Luggage capacity to roof line – rear seats folded (litres) 2064
Track – Front /Rear (mm) 1565 / 1565 Ramp-over angle (degrees) 18.0 Towing capacity – maximum warrantable (kg) 1500
Weights (kg) (Plus models add 14kg): manual 1557 Auto / Sport Auto 1587 / 1617
Every new Honda comes with a body
and mechanical warranty and 24 hr