Likes

  • Great value with plenty of standard features
  • Showing great reliability
  • Excellent practicality

Dislikes

  • Infotainment system is severely lacking compared to its competitors
  • Very boring form of motoring
  • CVT does drone a bit

Stuff you should know

The 2017-2022 RW Honda CR-V is the fifth generation of the popular mid-size SUV. It was first introduced in Australia in 2017 and has been updated twice since then, in 2019 and 2021.

The CR-V is available in two engine options: a 2.0-litre naturally-aspirated petrol engine and a 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine. Both engines are mated to a CVT automatic transmission. The 2.0-litre engine produces 113kW of power and 189Nm of torque, while the 1.5-litre engine produces 140kW of power and 240Nm of torque.

The 2017 – 2022 Honda CR-V is available in front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive configurations. The all-wheel drive system is Honda’s Real Time AWD system, which can send up to 70% of the engine’s power to the rear wheels when needed.

It’s a spacious and comfortable SUV. It has a comfortable ride and plenty of interior space for five adults.

The CR-V is well-equipped with safety features. It comes standard with features such as six airbags, ABS, EBD, stability control, and traction control. It also has a reversing camera and parking sensors.

It has been updated twice since its introduction in 2017. The 2019 update brought a new front grille, headlights, and taillights. It also added a new Honda Sensing suite of safety features, which includes adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assist, and automatic emergency braking.

The 2021 update was more minor. It brought a new black exterior styling pack and a new interior colour scheme. It also added a wireless phone charger to the range-topping VTi-LX grade.

The 2017-2022 RW Honda CR-V is a good all-round SUV. It is spacious, comfortable, and well-equipped. It is also relatively fuel-efficient. The CR-V is a good choice for families or anyone looking for a practical and reliable SUV.

 

What goes wrong

The 2017-2022 RW Honda CR-V is a generally reliable car, but there have been a few common faults reported by owners. These include:

  • Air conditioning problems: Some owners have reported that their CR-V’s air conditioning blows warm air, even when the system is set to cold. This is a relatively common problem with Honda cars, and it is usually caused by a faulty blend door actuator.
  • Door lock problems: Some owners have reported that their CR-V’s door locks stick or don’t work properly. This is also a relatively common problem, and it is usually caused by a faulty actuator or wiring issue.
  • Groaning noises: Some owners have reported hearing groaning noises coming from the rear suspension of their CR-V. This is usually caused by loose or worn suspension components.
  • CVT transmission problems: Some owners have reported problems with their CR-V’s CVT transmission, such as slipping or hesitation. This is a less common problem, but it can be serious if it is not addressed.
  • Paint problems: Some owners have reported problems with the paint on their CR-V, such as peeling, fading & corrosion.

It is important to note that these are just some of the common faults that have been reported with the 2017-2022 RW Honda CR-V. Not all CR-Vs will experience these problems, and many owners will have a completely problem-free experience. However, it is important to be aware of these potential issues if you are considering buying a used CR-V.

 

Recalls:

  • October 2017 – A misalignment in welding in Honda CR-V vehicles may lead to breakage of the welded area, affecting 173 units and potentially causing the right front wheel to tilt, rendering the vehicle undrivable and posing a crash hazard.
  • July 2020 – Honda vehicles including Civic, City, Jazz, CR-V, H-RV, Accord from 2018-2021, with 54,300 affected units, have an improper manufacturing process in a fuel pump component that could swell, leading to engine start failure or stalling while driving, posing a potential accident risk and serious harm to occupants and others on the road.
  • January 2023 – Honda issued a recall for 5,053 units of CR-V and Civic models from 2021-2022 due to a defect in the Genuine accessory window tint applied to front side windows, which does not meet specifications, potentially reducing visibility and increasing the risk of accidents and harm to vehicle occupants and others on the road.

The 2017-2022 RW Honda CR-V is a generally reliable car, but there have been a few common faults reported by owners. These include:

  • Air conditioning problems: Some owners have reported that their CR-V’s air conditioning blows warm air, even when the system is set to cold. This is a relatively common problem with Honda cars, and it is usually caused by a faulty blend door actuator.
  • Door lock problems: Some owners have reported that their CR-V’s door locks stick or don’t work properly. This is also a relatively common problem, and it is usually caused by a faulty actuator or wiring issue.
  • Groaning noises: Some owners have reported hearing groaning noises coming from the rear suspension of their CR-V. This is usually caused by loose or worn suspension components.
  • CVT transmission problems: Some owners have reported problems with their CR-V’s CVT transmission, such as slipping or hesitation. This is a less common problem, but it can be serious if it is not addressed.
  • Paint problems: Some owners have reported problems with the paint on their CR-V, such as peeling, fading & corrosion.

It is important to note that these are just some of the common faults that have been reported with the 2017-2022 RW Honda CR-V. Not all CR-Vs will experience these problems, and many owners will have a completely problem-free experience. However, it is important to be aware of these potential issues if you are considering buying a used CR-V.

 

Recalls:

  • October 2017 – A misalignment in welding in Honda CR-V vehicles may lead to breakage of the welded area, affecting 173 units and potentially causing the right front wheel to tilt, rendering the vehicle undrivable and posing a crash hazard.
  • July 2020 – Honda vehicles including Civic, City, Jazz, CR-V, H-RV, Accord from 2018-2021, with 54,300 affected units, have an improper manufacturing process in a fuel pump component that could swell, leading to engine start failure or stalling while driving, posing a potential accident risk and serious harm to occupants and others on the road.
  • January 2023 – Honda issued a recall for 5,053 units of CR-V and Civic models from 2021-2022 due to a defect in the Genuine accessory window tint applied to front side windows, which does not meet specifications, potentially reducing visibility and increasing the risk of accidents and harm to vehicle occupants and others on the road.

The 2017-2022 RW Honda CR-V is a generally reliable car, but there have been a few common faults reported by owners. These include:

  • Air conditioning problems: Some owners have reported that their CR-V’s air conditioning blows warm air, even when the system is set to cold. This is a relatively common problem with Honda cars, and it is usually caused by a faulty blend door actuator.
  • Door lock problems: Some owners have reported that their CR-V’s door locks stick or don’t work properly. This is also a relatively common problem, and it is usually caused by a faulty actuator or wiring issue.
  • Groaning noises: Some owners have reported hearing groaning noises coming from the rear suspension of their CR-V. This is usually caused by loose or worn suspension components.
  • CVT transmission problems: Some owners have reported problems with their CR-V’s CVT transmission, such as slipping or hesitation. This is a less common problem, but it can be serious if it is not addressed.
  • Paint problems: Some owners have reported problems with the paint on their CR-V, such as peeling, fading & corrosion.

It is important to note that these are just some of the common faults that have been reported with the 2017-2022 RW Honda CR-V. Not all CR-Vs will experience these problems, and many owners will have a completely problem-free experience. However, it is important to be aware of these potential issues if you are considering buying a used CR-V.

 

Recalls:

  • October 2017 – A misalignment in welding in Honda CR-V vehicles may lead to breakage of the welded area, affecting 173 units and potentially causing the right front wheel to tilt, rendering the vehicle undrivable and posing a crash hazard.
  • July 2020 – Honda vehicles including Civic, City, Jazz, CR-V, H-RV, Accord from 2018-2021, with 54,300 affected units, have an improper manufacturing process in a fuel pump component that could swell, leading to engine start failure or stalling while driving, posing a potential accident risk and serious harm to occupants and others on the road.
  • January 2023 – Honda issued a recall for 5,053 units of CR-V and Civic models from 2021-2022 due to a defect in the Genuine accessory window tint applied to front side windows, which does not meet specifications, potentially reducing visibility and increasing the risk of accidents and harm to vehicle occupants and others on the road.

Should you buy it?

Honda has become known for making solid, reliable cars – the 2017-2022 Honda CR-V is no different.

Despite a few common concerns, the Honda CR-V is proving to be reliable, albeit a bit boring in terms of the driving experience. It does make up for it by being hugely practical.

One major issue is the infotainment system. While not poor from a reliability sense, it just lacks usability, as well as being a nightmare to use in direct sunlight. Some owners have even said the poor usability is one of, if not the only reason, they wish to sell the car. It’s that bad…

Our advice would be to buy the newest one you can, for two main reasons. Firstly, you’ll get the most possible remaining factory support, so if anything goes wrong, it should be covered under warranty. Secondly, if it’s post-2019, you’ll get updated safety tech, wich is obviously a good thing. As well, make sure it has a full service history and get a pre-purchase inspection done. Do all that and you’ll have a cracking family SUV.

 

 

Honda has become known for making solid, reliable cars – the 2017-2022 Honda CR-V is no different.

Despite a few common concerns, the Honda CR-V is proving to be reliable, albeit a bit boring in terms of the driving experience. It does make up for it by being hugely practical.

One major issue is the infotainment system. While not poor from a reliability sense, it just lacks usability, as well as being a nightmare to use in direct sunlight. Some owners have even said the poor usability is one of, if not the only reason, they wish to sell the car. It’s that bad…

Our advice would be to buy the newest one you can, for two main reasons. Firstly, you’ll get the most possible remaining factory support, so if anything goes wrong, it should be covered under warranty. Secondly, if it’s post-2019, you’ll get updated safety tech, wich is obviously a good thing. As well, make sure it has a full service history and get a pre-purchase inspection done. Do all that and you’ll have a cracking family SUV.

 

 

Should you buy it?

Honda has become known for making solid, reliable cars – the 2017-2022 Honda CR-V is no different.

Despite a few common concerns, the Honda CR-V is proving to be reliable, albeit a bit boring in terms of the driving experience. It does make up for it by being hugely practical.

One major issue is the infotainment system. While not poor from a reliability sense, it just lacks usability, as well as being a nightmare to use in direct sunlight. Some owners have even said the poor usability is one of, if not the only reason, they wish to sell the car. It’s that bad…

Our advice would be to buy the newest one you can, for two main reasons. Firstly, you’ll get the most possible remaining factory support, so if anything goes wrong, it should be covered under warranty. Secondly, if it’s post-2019, you’ll get updated safety tech, wich is obviously a good thing. As well, make sure it has a full service history and get a pre-purchase inspection done. Do all that and you’ll have a cracking family SUV.

 

 

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Models, pricing & features

Honda CR-V 2017-2022-3

Vi

Price when new: $28,290 - $35,900

Price used: $20,000 - $35,300

Standard:

12V Socket(s) – Auxiliary
17″ Alloy Wheels
4 Speaker Stereo
ABS (Antilock Brakes)
Adjustable Steering Col. – Tilt & Reach
Air Conditioning
Air Conditioning – Pollen Filter
Airbag – Driver
Airbag – Passenger
Airbags – Head for 1st Row Seats (Front)
Airbags – Head for 2nd Row Seats
Airbags – Side for 1st Row Occupants (Front)
Armrest – Front Centre (Shared)
Armrest – Rear Centre (Shared)
Audio – Aux Input USB Socket
Bluetooth System
Body Colour – Door Handles
Body Colour – Exterior Mirrors Partial
Brake Emergency Display – Hazard/Stoplights
Camera – Rear Vision
Central Locking – Remote/Keyless
Control – Electronic Stability
Control – Traction
Control – Trailer Sway
Cruise Control
Cup Holders – 1st Row
Cup Holders – 2nd Row
Daytime Running Lamps – LED
Disc Brakes Front Ventilated
Disc Brakes Rear Solid
Driver Attention Detection
EBD (Electronic Brake Force Distribution)
Engine Immobiliser
Footrest – Drivers
Grab Handle – Drivers Side
Grab Handle – Passengers Side
Grab Handles – 2nd Row
Headlamps – Halogen
Headrests – Adjustable 1st Row (Front)
Headrests – Adjustable 2nd Row x3
Hill Holder
Intermittent Wipers – Variable
Map/Reading Lamps – for 1st Row
Multi-function Control Screen – Colour
Multi-function Steering Wheel
Park Brake – Electric
Power Door Mirrors – Folding
Power Steering – Electric Assist
Power Windows – Front & Rear
Power Windows – Remote Control Open/Close
Rear View Mirror – Manual Anti-Glare
Rear Wiper/Washer
Remote Fuel Lid Release
Seat – Height Adjustable Driver
Seatback Pockets – 1st Row (Front) seats
Seatbelt – Pretensioners 1st Row (Front)
Seats – 2nd Row
Seats – 2nd Row Split Fold
Spare Wheel – Full Size Alloy Wheel
Speed Limiter
Spoiler – Rear Roof Mounted
Storage Compartment – Centre Console 1st Row
Sunglass Holder
Sunvisor – Illuminated Vanity Mirrors Dual
Tacho
Tail Lamps – LED
Trim – Cloth
Trip Computer
Tyre Pressure Sensor
Warning – Speed Alert

MY19 update

Parking Assist – Graphical Display
Sunvisor – Vanity Mirror for Driver
Sunvisor – Vanity Mirror for Passenger

MY21 update

Brake Assist
MY21 update
Power Door Mirrors – Auto Dipping (Reversing)

VTi

Price when new: $30,690 - $38,900

Price used: $21,200 - $38,500

Adds:

8 Speaker Stereo
Air Cond. – Climate Control 2 Zone
Cargo Cover
Central Locking – Key Proximity
Chrome Exhaust Tip(s)
Exhaust System – Dual
Fog Lamps – Front
HDMI input for Audio/Video
Keyless Start:- Key/FOB Proximity related
Power Door Mirrors
Roof Rails
Smart Device App Display/Control
Smart Device Integration – Android Auto
Smart Device Integration – Apple CarPlay
Starter Button

MY21 update

Active Noise Cancellation
Collision Mitigation – Forward (Low speed)
Collision Warning – Forward
Cruise Control – Distance Control
Lane Departure Warning
Lane Keeping – Active Assist

50 Years Edition

Price when new: $32,090

Price used: $24,900 - $32,000

Adds:

18″ Alloy Wheels
Camera – Side Vision
Control – Park Distance Front
Control – Park Distance Rear
Rear Windows – Extra Dark/Privacy

+Sport

Price when new: $32,490

Price used: $24,200 - $30,800

Adds:

Grille – Black

VTi-S

Price when new: $33,290 - $36,490

Price used: $23,200 - $38,200

Adds:

GPS (Satellite Navigation)
Headlamps Automatic (light sensitive)
Leather Steering Wheel
Power – Boot/Tailgate

VTi-E

Price when new: $34,490

Price used: $26,000 - $35,900

Adds:

Airbags – Head for 3rd Row Seats
Cup Holders – 3rd Row
Electric Seat – Drivers
Headrests-Adjustable 3rd Row x2
Leather Seats – Partial
Seats – 3rd Row
Seats – 3rd Row Split Fold

VTi 7

Price when new: $36,100 - $40,900

Price used: $27,900 - $39,600

VTi X

Price when new: $37,000 - $41,900

Price used: $28,400 - $40,600

Adds:

Headlamp – High Beam Auto Dipping

VTi-L

Price when new: $38,990

Price used: $27,400 - $40,700

Adds:

Electric Seat – Drivers with Memory
Electric Seat – Passenger
Gear Shift Paddles behind Steering Wheel
Heated Seats – 1st Row
Rain Sensor (Auto wipers)
Seat – Driver with Electric Lumbar
Sunroof – Electric

VTi L AWD

Price when new: $41,100 - $46,200

Price used: $31,600 - $44,200

Adds:

Leather Gear Knob

VTi 7 +Luxe

Price when new: $43,700

Price used: $32,300 - $40,200

VTi L7

Price when new: $44,200 - $49,500

Price used: $34,100 -$47,300

Adds:

Ambient Lighting – Interior
Fog Lamps – Front LED
Headlamps – Active (Cornering/steering)
Headlamps – LED
Wireless Charging – Compatible Devices

VTi-LX

Price when new: $44,290

Price used: $27,800 - $42,100

Adds:

Power Door Mirrors – Heated
Radio – Digital (DAB+)
Rear View Mirror – Electric Anti Glare
Water Repellant – Door Mirror

Black Edition

Price when new: $44,900

Price used: $33,200 - $41,300

Adds:

Coloured Door Mirrors
Gloss Finish – Exterior Highlights
Gloss Finish Inserts
Woodgrain – Inserts
Woodgrain – Inserts in Door

VTi LX AWD

Price when new: $48,500 - $53,600

Price used: $37,400 - $51,600

Tech specs

Body Styles

5 door Wagon

Engines

1.5 litre 4-cylinder turbo-petrol

2.0 litre 4-cylinder petrol (Vi)

Power

140kW – 1.5 litre 4-cylinder turbo-petrol

113kW – 2.0 litre 4-cylinder petrol (Vi)

Torque

240Nm – 1.5 litre 4-cylinder turbo-petrol

189Nm – 2.0 litre 4-cylinder petrol (Vi)

Transmissions

1-speed Constantly Variable Transmission

Fuel Consumption

7 – 7.6L / 100km

Length

4596 – 4635mm (5 door Wagon)

Width

1855mm (5 door Wagon)

Height

1679 – 1689mm (5 door Wagon)

Wheelbase

2660mm (5 door Wagon)

Tare Mass

1469 – 1679kg (5 door Wagon)

Kerb Weight

1504 – 1642kg (5 door Wagon)

Towing

600kg (unbraked), 1000kg – 1500kg (braked)

ANCAP Ratings

5 stars (tested 2017)

Body Styles

5 door Wagon

Engines

1.5 litre 4-cylinder turbo-petrol

2.0 litre 4-cylinder petrol (Vi)

Power

140kW – 1.5 litre 4-cylinder turbo-petrol

113kW – 2.0 litre 4-cylinder petrol (Vi)

Torque

240Nm – 1.5 litre 4-cylinder turbo-petrol

189Nm – 2.0 litre 4-cylinder petrol (Vi)

Transmissions

1-speed Constantly Variable Transmission

Fuel Consumption

7 – 7.6L / 100km

Length

4596 – 4635mm (5 door Wagon)

Width

1855mm (5 door Wagon)

Height

1679 – 1689mm (5 door Wagon)

Wheelbase

2660mm (5 door Wagon)

Tare Mass

1469 – 1679kg (5 door Wagon)

Kerb Weight

1504 – 1642kg (5 door Wagon)

Towing

600kg (unbraked), 1000kg – 1500kg (braked)

ANCAP Ratings

5 stars (tested 2017)

Body Styles

5 door Wagon

Engines

1.5 litre 4-cylinder turbo-petrol

2.0 litre 4-cylinder petrol (Vi)

Power

140kW – 1.5 litre 4-cylinder turbo-petrol

113kW – 2.0 litre 4-cylinder petrol (Vi)

Torque

240Nm – 1.5 litre 4-cylinder turbo-petrol

189Nm – 2.0 litre 4-cylinder petrol (Vi)

Transmissions

1-speed Constantly Variable Transmission

Fuel Consumption

7 – 7.6L / 100km

Length

4596 – 4635mm (5 door Wagon)

Width

1855mm (5 door Wagon)

Height

1679 – 1689mm (5 door Wagon)

Wheelbase

2660mm (5 door Wagon)

Tare Mass

1469 – 1679kg (5 door Wagon)

Kerb Weight

1504 – 1642kg (5 door Wagon)

Towing

600kg (unbraked), 1000kg – 1500kg (braked)

ANCAP Ratings

5 stars (tested 2017)

Warranty & servicing

Warranty

5 years / unlimited km

Service Intervals

10,000 km / 12 months

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