Honda CR-V

Introduction

Honda CRV is a compact crossover, the younger brother of Honda Pilot and the senior brother of Honda HR-V. The car was launched in 1995, and has been produces until now.
It is a typical small SUV, and its main competitors are Toyota RAV4, Nissan Rogue/X-Trail, Jeep Cherokee, Volkswagen Tiguan, Subaru Forester, Mazda CX-5, KIA Sportage, Hyundai Tucson, Ford Escape/Kuga, Mitsubishi Outlander, Suzuki Vitara, Chevrolet Equinox, Land Rover Discovery Sport, and many others.

The engines for Honda CR-V are typical for SUVs of these dimensions. In the first generation, the legendary CRV B20 engines were used. The second generation also got very good K-series K20 and K24 engines. There was a diesel 2.2 CDTi version CRV with an N22 engine.
In 2006, 3rd generation Honda CRV was launched, where R20, K24 and N22 engines were used. Buying the fourth generation CR-V in Europe, one could order a 1.6-liter diesel engine.
In 2016, a new CR-V was launched, and, following the trend, Honda started offering a turbocharged version of the L15B7 engine. 4-cylinder R20A and K24W are still available for fans of naturally aspirated engines.

Here we will tell you everything most interesting about Honda CR-V engines, you will know their names, you will learn what engine to choose, which of them is more reliable, more durable and has longer expected service life. On top of it, at Wikimotors you will find specs of the engines, common problems (knocking noise, ticking noise, oil leaks, vibration, rough idle, overheating) recommended type of oil, oil capacity and change intervals, what mods you need to get a little extra horsepower, and many more.

List of Honda CRV models:

1st generation, RD1-3 (1995 – 2001)
Honda CR-V (130 HP) – 2.0 L
Honda CR-V (145 HP) – 2.0 L

Honda CR-V (150 HP) – 2.0 L

2nd generation, RD4-7 (2001 – 2006)
Honda CR-V (150 HP) – 2.0 L
Honda CR-V (158 HP) – 2.0 L

Honda CR-V (160 HP) – 2.4 L
Honda CR-V CDTi (140 HP) – 2.2 L

3rd generation, RE (2006 – 2012)
Honda CR-V (150 HP) – 2.0 L
Honda CR-V (166 HP) – 2.4 L

Honda CR-V (170 HP) – 2.4 L
Honda CR-V (180 HP) – 2.4 L
Honda CR-V CDTi (140 HP) – 2.2 L

4th generation, RM (2011 – 2016)
Honda CR-V (150 HP) – 2.0 L
Honda CR-V (190 HP) – 2.4 L

5th generation, RM (2016 – present)
Honda CR-V (190 HP) – 1.5 L
Honda CR-V (184 HP) – 2.4 L
Honda CR-V TD (160 HP) – 1.6 L

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