In this video our newest presenter Jenny makes a comeback and it’s to review the latest 2018 Honda CR-V in it’s top of the line VTi-L guise 2WD 7 seater. Being a timed and tried legend like the CR-V we know Honda will give it all it has to ensure it remains such a popular SUV choice, so adding a 7 seater trim seemed like the logical next time.

Don’t expect too much in terms of power rating as for a big ride with a potential of 7 passengers, the engine seems rather small. This car comes with a 1.5 l turbo engine. Now, you might think that it is the one from the Civic, but it actually packs a larger turbo aimed at reducing turbo lag. The changes result in 140 kW of power and 240 Nm of torque, the latter available from 2,000 revs.

Fuel efficiency is stated to be 7.3 litres, but I would expect it to sip a bit more in real-world conditions.


Engine Size: 1.5L Turbo Petrol
Max. Power: 140 kW – 188 hP
Max. Torque: 240 Nm @ 2000rpm
Fuel Type: Petrol
Fuel Consumption: 7.3 L/100km banner


  • Apple CarPlay & Android Auto
  • LaneWatch
  • Push Button Start


  • 5-star ANCAP safety rating
  • Honda Sensing
  • Hill Start Assist
  • Tyre Pressure Monitoring
  • Emergency Stop Signal

The VTi-L gives more luxury features such as panoramic sunroof and leather-appointed trim, heated front seats, eight-way adjustable electric driver seat with lumbar support and memory, rain sensors as well as dual-zone climate control with rear vents and 3rd row ceiling vents.

The all new Honda CR-V has a heap of safety features and in it’s 7 seater guise we can see most of the main ones including ABS, agile handling assist system, electronic brakeforce distribution, hill start assist, driver attention monitor, front and rear parking sensors, LaneWatch blind-spot camera, automatic dusk-sensing headlights, electrically-retractable door mirrors, vehicle and trailer stability assist, tyre pressure monitoring, side impact protection, reversing camera and more.

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