New Honda CR-V: Variants explained

New Honda CR-V: Variants explained

The all-new sixth-gen Honda CR-V has finally hit the Malaysian roads and it's creating a buzz! The generation upgrade brings to the table a more striking design, a hybrid engine setup, and a bucketload of advanced features. The new Honda SUV is offered in four variants -  S, E, V, and RS. In this article, we discuss the details of each variant, making it easy for prospective buyers to decide which one suits their style and needs. Without further ado, let's dive into the world of the new Honda CR-V.


  • How many variants of the new Honda CR-V are available?

    The new Honda CR-V is available in four variants in Malaysia - S, E, V, and RS at a starting price of RM 159,900.
  • Which Honda CR-V variant should you buy?

    The decision hinges on your budget, desired features, and preference for hybrid technology. The base S is budget-friendly with advanced features, while the E and V models offer superior equipment. However, the top-spec RS is a more stylish, luxurious, and eco-friendly option.
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    New Honda CR-V variants: Price

    The new Honda CR-V is offered at a starting price of RM 159,900. However, to commemorate 20 years of CKD production of the SUV in Malaysia, the company has rolled out a special introductory price of RM 157,900 for the first 750 customers. The pricing for the top-spec RS variant will be announced early next year.


    Price (on the road, without insurance)


    RM 159,900 


    RM 169,900


    RM 181,900


    To be announced early next year

    Included in the mentioned prices are a 5-year, unlimited-mileage warranty and 5 times free labour service within 100,000 km or five years. There is also an eight-year, unlimited-mileage warranty for the battery in case of the hybrid variant.

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    New Honda CR-V variants: Dimensions


    4,691 mm


    1,866 mm


    1,681 mm


    2,701 mm

    Ground clearance

    198 mm

    Fuel tank

    57 litres

    Boot capacity

    589 litres

    Size-wise, all the variants of the SUV are identical. Therefore, regardless of the trim chosen, customers will experience the same spaciousness, comfort, and road presence that define the SUV's overall design.

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    New Honda CR-V variants: Engine 







    1.5-litre 4-cylinder, 16 Valve, DOHC VTEC Turbo

    2-litre 4-cylinder, 16 Valve, DOHC i‑VTEC 

    Max power

    193 PS at 6,000

    Engine: 148 PS at 6,100 

    Motor: 184 PS at 5,000 - 8,000

    Max torque 

    243 Nm at 1,700 ‑ 5,000

    Engine: 190 Nm at 4,500 

    Motor: 335 Nm at 0 - 2,000




    Drive system





    0-100 kmph acceleration

    9.7 seconds

    9.8 seconds

    10.4 seconds

    9.0 seconds 

    Top speed

    200 kmph

    200 kmph

    200 kmph

    187 kmph

    Fuel efficiency

    7 litres per km (14.2 kmpl)

    7 litres per km (14.2 kmpl)

    7.5 litres per km (13.3 kmpl)

    5 litres per km (20 kmpl)

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    As the above table reveals, the upgraded SUV comes with two drivetrain options. The first is the familiar 1.5-litre 4-cylinder VTEC Turbo engine, delivering an impressive blend of power and efficiency. On the other hand, for those inclined towards an eco-friendly solution, there is a hybrid setup. This setup integrates an electric motor and a 2-litre 4-cylinder i‑VTEC mill, offering not only enhanced fuel efficiency but also a more environmentally conscious driving experience. 

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    New Honda CR-V variants: Features

    Here’s a detailed comparison of the new CR-V variant-wise features:



    E (over S) 

    V (over E) 

    RS (over V)


    • LED auto headlights
    • LED daytime running lights
    • LED tail lights
    • LED sequential front turn indicators
    • 17-inch silver alloy wheels
    • Body-coloured door handles
    • Body-coloured side mirrors with LED Turn Light
    • Body-coloured shark fin antenna
    • LED front fog lights
    • Hands-free powered tailgate
    • 18-inch silver alloy wheels
    • Tailpipe Chrome Finisher
    • Active Shutter Grille
    • Rear fog lights
    • Active Cornering Lights
    • Roof rails
    • Black side mirrors
    • Black shark fin antenna


    • 7.0-inch TFT instrument display
    • 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment unit 
    • Wired Apple CarPlay & Android Auto
    • Remote Engine Start
    • Walk Away Auto Lock
    • Smart Entry with Push Start Button
    • Cruise Control
    • ECON Button
    • Dual-zone air-conditioning
    • Rear AC vents
    • Urethane steering wheel
    • Fabric upholstery 
    • Auto Dim Rearview Mirror
    • Two rear USB chargers
    • 8 speakers

    • 9.0-inch touchscreen infotainment unit
    • Wireless Apple CarPlay 
    • Wireless Charger 
    • Paddle Shifters
    • Leather steering wheel
    • Leather upholstery
    • 8‑Way Driver Power Seat
    • 4‑Way Assistant Power Seat
    • Memory Seat
    • Auto Front Wiper
    • Ambient light
    • 10.2-inch fully-digital instrument panel
    • 12-speaker Bose Premium audio system 
    • Key Card
    • Head Up Display
    • Deceleration Selector Paddle
    • SPORT Button


    • Eight airbags
    • ABS with EBD and brake assist
    • Auto brake hold
    • Hill start assist
    • Vehicle stability assist
    • Active noise control
    • Hill descent control
    • Agile handle assist
    • Emergency stop signal
    • Honda Connect
    • Adaptive cruise control
    • Automatic high beam
    • Autonomous emergency braking
    • Forward collision warning
    • Low speed follow
    • Road departure mitigation
    • Lane departure warning
    • Lane keeping assist
    • Lead car departure notification
    • 4 front parking sensors
    • Honda LaneWatch side camera system
    • 360-degree camera
    • Tyre pressure monitoring system
    • Adaptive driving beam 
    • Active sound control

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    Which Honda CR-V variant should you buy?

    The choice depends on what matters most to the buyer. The base-spec CR-V is a budget-friendly option without compromising on advanced features. However, the higher-spec E and V step up the game with a better equipment kit. The top-spec RS variant offers a stylish package with reduced environmental impact to those who are looking for a greener mobility option and has no budget constraint.

    Also read: 2023 Honda Civic Type R: Is it worth the price?

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