2013 Honda CR-V On Sale In Australia

Mike Stevens | Nov 20, 2012

Honda's all-new CR-V SUV hits Australia this week, arriving just 20 months since it first debuted in concept form in California early last year.

The new model brings a new look for Japan's number-three carmaker, along with a smaller footprint and a more spacious cabin.

The entry 2.0 VTi 2WD manual now starts at $27,490, putting it $600 below the outgoing all-wheel-drive entry model - although the latter featured the more powerful 2.4 litre engine.

The range tops out with the 2.4 litre all-wheel-drive VTi-L automatic, priced at $42,290. A diesel option is also scheduled to join the range in late 2013, expected to be Honda's 110kW/350Nm 2.2 litre engine.

Mechanical Package

All two-wheel-drive variants in the new CR-V range are powered by a 2.0 litre four-cylinder petrol engine, producing 114kW and 190Nm of torque.

Mated with a six-speed manual transmission, the engine list fuel consumption figures of 7.8 l/100km. Opt for the updated five-speed auto and the number drops slightly to 7.7 l/100km.

In all-wheel-drive form, the CR-V gets Honda's revised 2.4 litre four-cylinder petrol engine, offering 140kW and 222Nm. The automatic shifter is the only option here, listing fuel consumption at 8.7 l/100km - a 13 percent improvement.

Features & Dimensions

Following the theme of Honda's latest models, the new CR-V is smaller on the outside than its predecessor, overall length falling by 20mm to 4545mm.

Interior space is up however, particularly in the rear cargo space, where capacity grows 147 litres to 1648 litres (with the rear seats folded flat).

The length of the cargo space has grown by 140mm to 1570mm, and the floor height has dropped 665mm for more convenient loading.

Honda has worked to deliver a more 'sedan-like' driving position with the new CR-V, lowering the hip-point by 38mm and reducing the height of the vehicle by 30mm to 1685mm.

Standard features in the entry VTi trim grade include front, side and full curtain airbags, a reversing camera, air conditioning, cruise control, remote central locking, power windows, Bluetooth connectivity and roof rails.

Moving up to the mid-spec VTi-S, there's satellite navigation, auto headlights and wipers, fog lights, dual-zone climate control and rear parking sensors.

The top-shelf VTi-L adds front parking sensors, HID headlights with active cornering function, sunroof, leather trim, powered and heated front seats, keyless entry and push-button start.


  • CR-V VTi 2.0 2WD - manual - $27,490
  • CR-V VTi 2.0 2WD - automatic - $29,790
  • CR-V VTi With Navigation 2.0 2WD - automatic - $31,790
  • CR-V VTi 2.4 4WD - automatic - $32,790
  • CR-V VTi-S 2.4 4WD - automatic - $36,290
  • CR-V VTi-L 2.4 4WD - automatic - $42,290

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  • EJ Holden says,
    2 years ago
    This should sell up a storm... Suddenly the Koreans look like poor value without the engineering integrity of Honda.
    • Callous says,
      2 years ago
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      Based on what? The awful styling of the honda or your total lack of knowledge about the Koreans?

      Everything listed above is available in the new santfe and it is a damned site better looking than that thing pictured above, has a longer warranty and EVEY SINGLE review has stated the SanteFe is "exceptional value for money".

      The Sportage's awd system is one of the most advanced in the world. Honda are playing catch up, not innovating.

      Just more blind "anti-Korean tripe" and if it wasn't for the Koreans shaking up the market the others would still be ripping us off. rolleyes
      • Balthazaaaaargh says,
        2 years ago
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        Styling is subjective, I think the new CR-V looks terrific.

        Inclined to agree with you on the rest, though.
  • tempustwo says,
    2 years ago
    Honda its time to embrace the turbocharger...
    190-220 Nm's ??? C'mon....
  • cyclone says,
    2 years ago
    1 like
    Very nice. Mitsubishi - you could've made the outlander to look this good - but missed the boat.
    • FrugalOne says,
      2 years ago
      Very nice. Mitsubishi - you could've made the outlander to look this good - but missed the boat.

      Unlike haonda who stole Volvos tail lights, Mitsu did not copy anything, the new Outlander is unique looking and the PHEV is geniusbiggrin
  • Sue Boughen says,
    2 years ago
    HI, I am wanting to buy the new CRV 2013. Looking at basic entry model. The price above is considerably less than the price given to me at a dealer. Price I got was for ON ROAD cost....I assume your price above does not inculde the on road costs?????
    If I pay cash, what should I expect to pay (on road, automatic)..thanks, Sue
  • Robbie says,
    2 years ago
    Just bought a new CRV, I have to say for city driving, its well balanced! Looking is important for me but what's inside of CRV really counts - Honda F1 influenced, superior quality, and the power of dreams! Robbie
    • FrugalOne says,
      2 years ago
      Made In Thailand.....FAILsad
  • owner says,
    2 years ago
    the fuel economy is terrible 15.5l/100 kms in city conditions and 14.5l/100kms on highway.
    • FrugalOne says,
      2 years ago
      the fuel economy is terrible 15.5l/100 kms in city conditions and 14.5l/100kms on highway.

      Thats V6 style, defect for sure

      Like Robbie said:
      Honda F1 influenced, superior quality, and the power of dreams! Robbie

      LOL!!!! PAYBACK!

  • Anita says,
    1 year ago
    I bought 2013 CRV 4WD , it's awesome , very comfy and the best thing my kids love it. I just love Honda it's PERFECT !
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