New Honda CR-V 2021 pricing and specs detailed: Facelift makes Toyota RAV4 rival more expensive
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Honda Australia has detailed the facelifted version of the current-generation CR-V mid-size SUV, which will be more expensive but better equipped than its predecessor when it goes on sale from September

Three of the CR-V's seven variants have been renamed and repositioned as part of its line-up overhaul. That said, the Vi is still the entry-level offering, but it's now priced from $30,490 plus on-road costs, which is $2200 higher than before.

It's a similar story for the next-rung-up VTi, which has jumped $2800 to $33,490, while the mid-range VTi 7 ($35,490), VTi X ($35,990) and VTi L AWD ($40,490) are the three 'new' additions to the CR-V line-up.

The VTi L7 and VTi LX AWD are still the headliners, but their pricing has increased the most, moving to $43,490 (+$4500) and $47,490 (+$3200) respectively, with Honda Australia indicating exchange-rate pressures were a factor across the board.

As before, the Vi is motivated by a 113kW/189Nm 2.0-litre naturally aspirated four-cylinder petrol engine, while its VTi siblings are powered by a 140kW/240Nm 1.5-litre turbocharged unit.

All versions are mated to a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT), while five are front-wheel drive and the other two…
Justin Hilliard
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