Comparison - Honda CR-V 2015 - vs - Lexus RX 350 Crafted Line 2015

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Make: 
Model: 
Average Price: 
25,463
Updated: 
30 Nov 2016
42,016
Updated: 
01 Dec 2016
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
Front Wheel Drive
Four Wheel Drive
Year: 
2015
2015
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
no
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
15.30gals
19.20gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Alabaster Silver Metallic
#B2B4B5
Basque Red Pearl II
#621B23
Copper Sunset Pearl
#775A56
Crystal Black Pearl
#070707
Kona Coffee Metallic
#423B35
Modern Steel Metallic
#646369
Mountain Air Metallic
#2C3740
Obsidian Blue Pearl
#353A42
Urban Titanium Metallic
#413B3B
White Diamond Pearl
#DCDBD7
Color: 
Claret Mica
#812328
Deep Sea Mica
#1F233C
Fire Agate Pearl
#524A4D
Nebula Gray Pearl
#1C1B20
Obsidian
#030303
Satin Cashmere Metallic
#47443F
Silver Lining Metallic
#5B5B5B
Starfire Pearl
#DFDFDF
Stargazer Black
#070707

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

A new grille, a new direct-injected engine, and a new transmission

This year, more than 300,000 individuals will sign a sales contract and drive home in a Honda CR-V. These won’t be fleet buyers wearing shirts that say Hertz or Avis, but retail consumers presumably wearing more stylish garb. Or maybe not: What they’re all looking for, after all, is a small, no-hassle SUV that does the job as reliably as a polo shirt.

The new CR-V delivers on that front as well as it ever has. A spacious cabin with a generous back seat and an ample cargo area with a low floor, as well as available four-wheel drive, draw buyers in, just as they do in mixed measure for competitors like the Ford Escape, the Toyota RAV4, and the Mazda CX-5. Style doesn’t rule this choice, but every little bit helps in this high-volume market segment. So Honda made an effort to inject more panache into the CR-V for 2015: New headlights, grille, bumpers, and wheels dress up the exterior. The inside becomes a happier place thanks to a few soft-touch pieces on the instrument panel, a rear air vent to keep back-seat passengers comfortable, and more sound insulation. The net effect of the exterior changes is a more expensive appearance

No one mistakes a CR-V for a redline-luring sports car, so extra power at lower rpm is indeed a good thing. We did enjoy the sound the older engine made as it roared toward redline, but we also wonder how many current owners actually rev all the way to the 7000-rpm power peak on purpose.

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By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2015 Honda CR-V ranking is based on its score within the 2015 Affordable Compact SUVs category. Currently the Honda CR-V has a score of 8.5 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 56 pieces of research and data elements using various sources

The CR-V’s improved material quality and good sound-deadening technology make its cabin a quiet place to be. Its front seats are comfortable, and its back seats offer plenty of space for adults. Aside from the 2015 Toyota RAV4, the CR-V has the highest cargo capacity in the compact SUV class. Additionally, its long list of technology and safety features ups its appeal. The Mazda CX-5 and GMC Terrain offer only a few safety features.

The 2015 CR-V is part of the compact SUV’s fourth generation, which started in the 2011 model year. The 2015 model has a number of style, technology, and performance updates, including a revised suspension and a continuously variable transmission that replaces the five-speed automatic.

Pros
Excellent fuel economy
Ample standard features
Outstanding cargo space
Great reliability rating

Cons
Stronger engines not available

By: 
cars.usnews.com

The 2015 Honda CR-V enriches its class-leading formula with a host of improvements, including much better fuel economy. If you're shopping for a top-shelf compact SUV, the CR-V remains one of your best bets

The 2015 CR-V switches to the Accord's direct-injected four-cylinder engine and continuously variable transmission (CVT). It also receives refreshed exterior styling and richer feature content, including a front console armrest, rear climate vents, a 7-inch touchscreen linked to the LaneWatch blind spot monitoring system (EX and above) and a high-end Touring trim level with additional safety technologies.

The 2015 Honda CR-V is kind of like a carton of Tropicana orange juice. Now, don't assume we're being disparaging here. Sure, there are enticing beverage alternatives -- maybe there's even an impartial, Edmunds.com-like o.j.-reviewing Web site out there that trumpets their virtues -- but a whole lot of people still go with this tried-and-true juice. The CR-V appeals because it's a product you can count on year after year.

Pros
Exceptional fuel economy
Abundant passenger and cargo room
Nifty self-folding rear seats
Appealing tech and safety features

Cons
No available engine upgrade
Touchscreen controls can be difficult to use for most models

By: 
edmunds.com

The particular Honda CR-V model you see here isn’t entirely indicative of the styling changes that the Japanese brand has made to its mid-sized SUV, with this VTi-L petrol four-wheel drive variant being fitted with a Modulo sports body kit.

As standard, the VTi-L petrol 4WD comes in at $42,290 plus on-road costs, and is thoroughly well kitted for the cost: highlights include leather trim, a sunroof, front and rear parking sensors and reverse-view camera, HID headlights and LED cornering lights, and more

with Honda’s legendary focus on function over form, the CR-V remains a strong contender for people who most appreciate the practical applications of SUVs. As such, there are plenty of useful storage options through the cabin including decent front and rear door pockets, a large centre console area and rear-seat ventilation (which is absent from too many cars in this class, in this writer’s humble opinion).

Pros
Remains one of the cleverest mid-sized SUVs in terms of interior space and packaging
Lots of equipment
New interior finishes lift the cabin ambience
Media system much improved...

Cons
But not as good as the best in class
Drivetrain remains uninspiring and thirsty
Not as good to drive as some rivals (we'd like to assess one without the optional wheels)

By: 
caradvice.com.au

The 2015 Honda CR-V is neither sporty nor particularly quick, but fuel efficiency is excellent and it prioritizes interior space, earnest practicality, and cleverly chosen features in a way that buyers appear to crave.

The 2015 Honda CR-V looks a bit more upscale inside and out, but it remains a tall, boxy utility vehicle.

The 2015 Honda CR-V performs adequately, but heavily loaded, it can feel slow; handling is predictable and reassuring.

The 2015 Honda CR-V has a cavernous cabin and clever folding rear seat, but interior trims and materials have been improved.

Structural improvements and a top-rated active-safety system add up to major improvement for the 2015 CR-V -- although somehow the federal ratings have slipped.

The 2015 Honda CR-V has received some feature upgrades and a larger infotainment display screen, keeping it competitive.

The 2015 Honda CR-V sports a new powertrain that boosts combined gas mileage to 29 mpg, or 28 mpg with AWD.

Pros
Simple, functional, huge inside
Quiet cabin except under high power
Best seat-folding mechanism
Plenty of space for four adults
Richer feature mix this year

Cons
Styling borders on ungainly
Performance only adequate
Handling just average

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
27.00mpg
18.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
34.00mpg
26.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
24
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
6
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.40L
3.50L
Torque: 
181ft-lbs
at 3 900rpm
248ft-lbs
at 4 700rpm
Horsepower: 
185hp
at 6 400rpm
270hp
at 6 200rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
37.50Feet
40.00Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
no
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
no
no
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
Transmission, cruise and audio controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Roadside Assistance*
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
179.00in
187.80in
Width: 
71.60in
74.20in
Height: 
64.70in
67.70in
Ground Clearance: 
6.80in
7.30in
Front Track: 
62.00in
64.20in
Rear Track: 
62.30in
63.80in
Wheel Base: 
103.10in
107.90in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.90
39.10
Rear Head Room: 
38.60
37.70
Front Leg Room: 
41.30in
36.80in
Rear leg room: 
38.30in
36.80in
Front Hip Room: 
54.50in
55.50in
Front Shoulder Room: 
58.60in
58.00in
Rear Hip Room: 
53.00in
54.50in
Rear Shoulder room: 
56.40in
57.60in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
70.90cu.ft
80.30cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1500lbs
3500lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
35.20cu.ft
40.00cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
28.00degrees
28.60degrees
Angle of Departure: 
21.00degrees
24.90degrees
Curb Weight: 
3358.00lbs
4178.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
1 one-touch power windows
Reverse tilt dual mirrors provides curb view when vehicle in reverse

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Height adjustable driver seat
Bucket front seats
Cloth
Multi-level heating passenger seat
8 -way power driver seat
Multi-level heating driver seat
Height adjustable driver seat
Leather
8 -way power passenger seat
Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Height adjustable passenger seat
Height adjustable passenger seat
Rear Seats Features: 
Split-folding rear seatback
Rear ventilation ducts
Reclining rear seats
Split-folding rear seatback
Reclining rear seats
Rear ventilation ducts
Folding with storage center armrest

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front stabilizer bar
Front stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension: 
rear stabilizer bar
rear stabilizer bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-wheel independent suspension
Four-wheel independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
no
no
More Comfort Features: 
Dual vanity mirrors
Air conditioning
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
Leather steering wheel
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Turn signal in mirrors
Dual zone climate controls - driver and passenger

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
no
yes
Video monitor: 
yes
no
More Entertainment: 
4 total speakers
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
Speed sensitive volume control
Radio data system
12 Months of provided satellite radio service
Satellite radio w/real time traffic satellite radio

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Intermittent rear wiper
Intermittent wipers
Remote sunroof operation
Intermittent rear wiper
Privacy glass
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
16 x 6.5
19 x 7.5
Wheels more: 
Steel wheels
All season tires
Temporary spare tire
Inside mounted spare tire
Painted alloy wheels
Temporary spare tire
All season tires
Underbody mounted spare tire
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
215.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
70
Diameter: 
R16
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R18

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Front ventilated disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
solid rear disc brakes
solid rear disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
no
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
no
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear center 3-point belt
Intuitive Parking Assist
Glass Breakage Sensor
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance*
Airbag Deployment Notification*
Blind Spot Monitor
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation

Options

Packages: 
DVD Premium Audio for Navigation
Navigation System w/Voice Command
Preferred Accessory Package
Exterior Options: 
Alloy Wheel Locks
Paint Protection Film
Roof Rack Cross Bars
Tow Hitch w/Ball Mount
Door Edge Guards
Interior Options: 
Cargo Net - Spider
Cargo Mat
Cargo Mat
Cargo Net
All-Weather Floor Mats w/Cargo Mat

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Beige, leather
#CAC1AE
Black, leather
#2B2E2D
Gray, leather
#4D4D4D
Color: 
Black, leather
#363636
Black, premium leather
#393939
Light Gray, cloth
#B5BACB
Light Gray, leather
#A3A39C
Light Gray, premium leather
#A3A39C
Parchment, leather
#D0CABD
Parchment, premium leather
#B7B1A4
Saddle Tan, leather
#874A30
Saddle Tan, premium leather
#874A30

North America:
The CR-V Concept debuted at the Orange County International Auto Show in September,[23] the production 2012 CR-V debuted at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show.[24] The CR-V went on sale in the U.S. on December 15, 2011.[25]

It is powered with a 2.4-liter i-VTEC inline-four engine that puts out 185 hp and 163 pound-feet (220Nm ) of torque at 4,400 rpm along with an all-new Real-Time all-wheel-drive (AWD) with intelligent control system. All North American Honda CR-Vs come equipped with a 5-speed automatic transmission.[26] Front-wheel-drive CR-Vs now get 23 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway, while models with the optional Real-Time all-wheel-drive are rated at 22 mpg and 30 mpg, respectively.[27]

Facelift Honda CR-V (Vietnam)
The facelifted 2015 model year CR-V went on sale during October 2014.[28] The CR-V uses the direct injected "Earth Dreams" engine and continuously variable transmission (CVT) transmission combination first introduced on the ninth generation Accord, EPA estimated fuel economy is improved +4/+3/+3 mpg (city/highway/combined). The structure has been modified to improve crash performance, particularly in the IIHS's small offset crash test. The suspension shock absorbers, springs, anti-roll bars and lower control arms are also revised to improve ride performance, while a reduced 15.6:1 steering gear ratio and larger brake booster gives it a sportier feel.

The "EX-L with Rear Entertainment System" trim was discontinued. A new "Touring" trim supplants the "EX-L w/Navigation" trim level as the top trim level and adds Forward Collision Warning (FCW) with Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS), Lane Departure Warning (LDW) with Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS) and Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) along with a power tailgate, power seat and side mirror memory, projector headlamps and integrated turn signal side mirrors.[29] The interior has been upgraded for a more upscale look with Honda's Lane Watch passenger side mirror camera now standard (on EX and above trims) as well as newly available exterior LED daytime running light headlamps.

Japan[edit]
In Japan, the 2012 CR-V was launched on November 28, 2011 and has been on sale since December 2, 2011.[30] The Japan-spec 2012 CR-V is offered in 2.4 L and 2.0 L variants. The 2.0 L variant is mated with continuously variable transmission with torque converter that has the same off-the-line acceleration and overall acceleration performance as the 2.4 L model. The 2.0 L variant is only available in front-wheel drive; the 2.4 L variant is available in four-wheel drive model only and equipped with a 5-speed automatic transmission.