[YesAuto Evaluation] In the domestic SUV market with a high fever, a car that can sit firmly at the top of the sales list must have its uniqueness. Whether a model is worth buying or not, whether it has been recognized by consumers, can all be reflected in sales. Last year, CR-V occupied the first place in the joint venture brand SUV sales with 160,000 units last year. After the launch of the new CR-V in 2012, the sales momentum is still booming. Now, in the face of the new generation of CR-V that has been “remodeled”, we are ready to come to the field to test why it can sell so hot.


Simple and comfortable driving style and power configuration

The new CR-V uses the old power system, squeezing the horsepower by increasing the speed, the maximum power value is slightly increased by 20 horsepower, and the torque is increased by 2 N·m. The gearbox is also the same old parallel shaft 5-speed automatic gearbox. Of course, in this era of 6AT all over the world, a 5AT can only be considered competent, but Honda’s original intention was to arrange a 6-speed gearbox. For the high-end brand Acura, I continue to use the parallel shaft developed by myself, and the cost will be much lower than the purchase of ZF or Aisin.

Compared with the 20 horsepower and 2 N·m of the old model, it has no practical meaning for the average consumer. At most, when chatting with people, I will say that my new CR-V has 190 horsepower, and that's it. The accelerator pedal is very controllable, light and sensitive, but unlike the previous Japanese cars, it feels like a light tap. The accelerator responds better in the middle of the speed increase, and the gearbox is also very smart. As long as you apply a little force, you will quickly lower the next gear to prepare for the speed increase, but there is no climax point in the acceleration process from start to finish.

The suspension adjustment is still very soft, and the small bumps are thoroughly filtered. It is almost invisible in the car. The larger potholes, the four wheels bounce up and down to absorb the shock. However, there are advantages and disadvantages. If the speed is a little faster when entering a corner, the shock absorber will not provide enough support, and the tall body will obviously tilt to one side, reminding the driver to reduce the speed.

As a qualified family car, no matter where you sit, the passenger or the driver, it will allow you to easily find a comfortable sitting posture, reach the destination smoothly and easily, and its task will be completed.

Fuel consumption test

During the driving process, we simulate the road conditions and the car environment during daily use. The congested rush hour (average speed of 20km/h, stop and go) accounts for 60%, and the average speed of 50-60km/h. On the road, the CR-V ran out of 11.9L/100km fuel consumption with full air-conditioning. This test should be the closest to the fuel consumption during daily use. If you run in the suburbs on weekends, it will be lower. This fuel consumption figure is fairly qualified for the CR-V, after all, it has a displacement of 2.4, a weight of 1.6 tons, and road conditions are not ideal.

0-100km/h performance test

At the start, the CR-V did not slip at all, and the 225mm tires provided a strong grip. Some people may say that the four-wheel drive system has played a role. This point needs to be explained. The characteristics of the four-wheel drive system of CR-V will not play a role at this time. It is a pure front-wheel drive vehicle. ( There will be a more detailed explanation later ) Of course, acceleration is not the specialty of urban SUVs. CR-V can run 10.39 seconds and it is quite good. It reaches 100km/h at the end of second gear, saving a change. Block time, but the impact of shifting can be clearly felt when accelerating sharply.

Emergency brake test

Yes, you read that right, it is 38.8 meters. After the results are calculated, I am as surprised as everyone. Compared with this class of SUVs, the results of about 38 meters are quite good, and the braking force and tire grip are also good. Shows a very high standard. By the way, the foot feel of the new CR-V brake pedal is very linear, the feedback force of the foot feel is clear, and the brake pedal has a very uniform braking force within the stroke of the brake pedal, which is very different from the brake pedal feel of the previous Japanese cars. This is really commendable.

Analysis of four-wheel drive system

As mentioned earlier, this CR-V is a four-wheel drive model. Why is it also a two-wheel drive vehicle when accelerating rapidly? Will the four-wheel drive system not adjust the power distribution of the front and rear axles? Let's take a look at the principle of CR-V's four-wheel drive system.

Through the diagram, we understand that CR-V uses a set of four-wheel drive system called Dual Pump System REAL TIME 4WD (dual pump type timely four-wheel drive system), its essence is a set of purely mechanical timely four-wheel drive system . The core is a hydraulic multi-disc clutch with a double pump structure (different from a general viscous coupler). When the speed of the front rear wheel is equal, the pressure of the front and rear mechanical hydraulic pumps remains the same. The multi-disc clutch is in the disconnected state, and when the current rear wheel speed is different, a pressure difference is generated between the front and rear mechanical pumps. When the pressure difference exceeds 3%, the pressure difference can compress the clutch discs and transmit power To the rear wheel.

This process is completely handed over to the hydraulic pump mechanical control, without computer interference, and the driver cannot lock or switch to the four-wheel drive mode from the car like a normal urban SUV. Moreover, the maximum front-to-rear torque distribution ratio of the Honda CR-V is only 70:30 (unchangeable), which means that even in the four-wheel drive mode, the CR-V is very similar to a front-wheel drive vehicle.

To put it simply, this CR-V fell into the ditch. The front wheels began to slip. After a while, the front hydraulic pump rotates faster than the rear. After the pressure increases and the clutch is pressed, the rear wheels will be distributed to 30%. There is no electronic assistance for the four wheels, no active intervention, no lock in power distribution, so don’t think about off-road performance. Through our field tests, we also found that the rear wheels of CR-V are even stationary on the more difficult slopes. This is because the clutch friction overheats and protects itself when the rear wheels are really unable to rotate. 30% of the rear wheel thrust can also help climb a small slope. Going back to the acceleration process, if the front wheel slips, the rear wheel will not get the distributed power so quickly. The reaction process of the pressure pump transmitting the pressure takes a while. In summary, the CR-V is still ahead when it accelerates rapidly. Driving, and the four-wheel drive system reacts slowly and passively. In the future, we will bring you more detailed CR-V four-wheel drive system tests.

There is another point worth noting. The domestic new CR-V has the same four-wheel drive system as the old one. It is still a two-pump timely four-wheel drive system. We learned from the official website of Japan that this generation of CR-V is sold in Japan. 2.4 The model has replaced the mechanical double-pump timely four-wheel drive system with an electronically controlled hydraulic pump timely four-wheel drive system. There is only one motor-controlled hydraulic pump to squeeze the clutch. It is an electronic type with a 50:50 allocation ratio. . The response speed has increased, and the power distribution and controllability have been fully improved. As for the new CR-V sold in China, why hasn't been introduced yet, I don't know why it is simpler? Or is it a technical problem?

Summary analysis

The appearance of the new generation of CR-V has always been controversial. As soon as it went on the market, many people felt that it had a hunchback, cysts, etc. After all, everyone has different aesthetics, so we do not give an evaluation in this regard. In terms of humanization and comfort, Honda’s new CR-V is an excellent sedan with a high chassis. Compared with the Honda Civic, it is taller and has ample space. When you drive it on the outskirts, it can handle some small Soil slopes or unpaved roads, but don’t think that you are driving an SUV that has the ability to escape difficulties. Moreover, for a model that is positioned as an SUV, the ground clearance of only 135mm (full load) is really unreasonable. The songs and poems of the same brothers can reach 150mm (full load).

A horizontal comparison of urban light SUV products in the 200,000 price range, through data analysis, we selected the second and third-selling Volkswagen Tiguan and Toyota RAV4 models in the same price range for configuration analysis.

Take the 262,800 top version of our test car as an example. Compared with the Tiguan, CR-V has a more atmospheric appearance. Compared with the 271,800 1.8T automatic elite version of the four-wheel drive version, CR-V has more keyless start, reversing images, GPS navigation, and xenon headlights, the tire size is also one level higher, but the price is 9,000 yuan lower. The performance of Tiguan's turbocharged engine is less than 1 second faster than CR-V at 0-100km/h, but how many consumers who buy an SUV at this price will consider the acceleration performance? The driving experience of Tiguan is completely different from CR-V. The suspension adjustment is tough and full of European style. In terms of sales, both vehicles have the phenomenon of hoarding cars and increasing prices, and they must be resisted.

Compared with Toyota RAV4, the configuration difference is almost the same. CR-V has more xenon headlights. RAV4's four-wheel drive system has a faster response speed than CR-V, with four-wheel independent assistance, and can lock front and rear torque. distribution. However, 4AT gearboxes and slightly older models may be the reason why RAV4 cannot sell CR-V.

In terms of maintenance, the new CR-V has a small maintenance of about 340 yuan per time and a 5000 km time. The 2.4 model is slightly more expensive than the 2.0 model. For details, please click on the picture below.

CR-V is actually very smart. It captured the psychology of Chinese consumers right after it was launched. It has a large space, sufficient face, comfortable and easy to drive, and its operating cost is similar to that of a car of the same level, and it is relatively timely to update. Compared with the old model, the new generation CR-V also has improved safety configuration, improving the flexibility of the rear row and adding a child safety seat interface.

I personally give everyone a buying suggestion. The 2.4 four-wheel drive luxury version of CR-V (239,800 yuan) is cost-effective. It can serve as a utility vehicle with a large space and an affordable high chassis. It also has a four-wheel drive system. Power and configuration are also sufficient. By the way, I would like to ask you again, even if you are driving the CR-V and encounter bad roads, you must be more careful. Maybe the CR-V will support the bottom of the song map.


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