Images of Honda's concept, the 2013 CR-V have been floating around the Internet for a few months now, fueling rumors about the redesigned SUV. Honda released photos of the new model on their website right before it's official debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show this month, confirming much of what enthusiasts have been saying this fall.
So what's in store for the new CR-V? Due to hit the Scholfield Honda showroom in the middle of December, the new SUV gets a boost in power, from 180 to 185-hp and 163 lb.-ft. of torque up from 161. It'll get a combined EPA-estimated 26 mpg in the front-wheel-drive model and 25 mpg in the all-wheel-drive model.
The outside of the CR-V gets a noticeable change in the front fascia with a full-integrated lower front bumper. The side sills are more pronounced, and the headlights are slimmer on each side, with the rear vertical light design remaining much the same. All of these front end changes, according to Honda, result in better aerodynamics, which are partially responsible for the bump in fuel-economy.
Honda managed to make all of these changes without a bump in price, either. MSRP of the all-new CR-V starts at $21,000, with available trim levels priced up to $31,000.
So, it looks like we're getting all the things Honda promised in the rumors! And, we couldn't be more excited. Be sure to stop in and see us at Scholfield Honda, located at 7017 E Kellogg Dr Wichita, KS 67207, later in December to check out the all-new CR-V for yourself. You can even contact us at any time to set up a time to take a spin in this or any other new Honda model. We look forward to seeing you!