CRV 2019 – Honda’s 5th gen compact crossover – is big on features and performance but still its faces tough competition from RAV4 (Toyota), Fortuner (Toyota), APV (Suzuki) and its own siblings including the Vezel and the BRV.
Let’s evaluate the worth and viability of Honda’s prestigious vehicle by putting its specs against the Honda CRV 2019 price in Pakistan.
Available in the 2.4 and 2.0 L variants, the CR-V is a 7-seater sports utility vehicle with advanced automatic (CVT) transmission technology. Its 2.0 trim can give the maximum power output of up to 113 HP @ 6500 revolutions per minute.
A big stature suggests that the SUV has a spacious room both for the passengers and the luggage. It measures 4,591 mm, 1,855 mm, and 1,679 mm along the dimensions of length, width and height, respectively. On the other hand, the wheelbase and ground clearance measure 2,660 mm and 192 mm, respectively.
The CR-V and its Rivals – Critical Analysis:
While embarking on the comparison and contrast of the CR-V with its rivals, let’s first put it against the Fortune, a bit bigger and taller 7-seater SUV from the house of Toyota.
Fortuner vs CR-V: When compared with the 2019 CRV Honda, the Fortuner not only carries bigger dimensions but also happens to be significantly more powerful with a 2694 cc engine. On the other hand, Honda’s product is fitted with a 1997 cc machine. Quite logically, it generates 158 HP of force against 113 HP produced by the CRV.
Another major difference appears in the capacity of fuel tank. While Honda’s fuel tank can accommodate 57 litres of fuel, the Toyota’s petrol reservoir is much bigger, measuring 65 litres in capacity.
Looking at the prices of the two, despite being bigger and more powerful, the Toyota offers incredibly high economy. That is, while the Honda CR-V 2019 price in Pakistan is over 10 million rupees, you can get the Fortuner for as low as just around 5 million! That is why, the buyers who can compromise for the leather seats and cruise control, quickly change their decision in favour of the Fortuner.
BR-V vs CRV:Comparing the CR-V with its sibling BR-V, the latter offers a huge saving while offering the same seating capacity and quite similar dimensions.
The BRV measures a bit less along the dimensions of length, width and height. However, its values for the wheel base and ground clearance are a bit higher.
The first major difference between the two is that of the displacement. Against the 1997 cc engine of its high-end sibling, the BRV’s machine has the capacity of just around 1500 cc – a big gap indeed. Meanwhile, the BRV is also somewhat deficient in its safety provisions and the cruise control technology.
The advanced specs that are provided in both the siblings include air-conditioner, power windows, power steering, anti-lock braking system, leather seats and the keyless entry system.
Just to have an idea about a big gap in the prices of the two, please note that you can get as many as four BRVs in the price of the single CR-V. So, which one would you choose for yourself? Definitely, the BRV if you are ready to make compromise for a few additional tweaks.
Vezel vs CR-V: Though the Vezel and the CRV are both the high-end Hondas, they are much different from each other both in the interior and exterior. Being bigger and more spacious, the CRV offers two extra seats for the passengers. Similarly, its machine measures about 500 cc higher in its displacement. However, the majority of other specs measure almost the same in both the siblings.
CRV’s Interior and Exterior:
The notable things on CRV’s tech-enriched interior include electrically adjustable seats, personalized seat adjustment, console box, glasses holder, heated seats for the driver and passenger, leather seats and advanced audio system.
Feasting your eyes on its exterior, you will come across the bold and graceful front grille, sharp tail lights, rain sensor, shark fin antenna, roof rails, headlight with DRL, alloy wheels, and 2 front sensors and 4 back sensors, etc. You can get all this and more against the justifiably high Honda CRV 2019 price in Pakistan.
Claiming to be the safest place to be in, the passenger cabin of the CRV is furnished with sophisticated safety equipment. The advanced safety technology also protects the people outside the car.
While the advanced controls make the driving and handling easier, the anti-lock braking system (ABS) and vehicle stability assist (VSA) provide extra safety. The VSA system controls brake pressure and the power delivered by the machine, thereby boosting the vehicle stability and providing better control during high acceleration, cornering and emergency manoeuvres.
The ABS and VSA systems are accompanied by the EBD (Electronic Brakeforce Distribution) technology to further enhance the security and control.
The variety makes it to the body colour shades as well. The available body colour options include white orchard pearl, lunar silver metallic, modern steel metallic, crystal black pearl, passion red pearl, carnelian red pearl, brilliant sporty blue metallic, and dark olive metallic.
Brimming with finesse, each of these shades supplements as well as reinforces the impressively grand stature of the CRV 2019.