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The 2024 Honda CR-V: Redefining the Compact SUV in Jamaica

Published:Sunday | April 21, 2024 | 10:10 AM- Automotives Coordinator
The 2024 CR-V cuts a striking figure with its sculpted lines, confident stance, and LED lighting that shines as bright as its capabilities.
The 2024 CR-V cuts a striking figure with its sculpted lines, confident stance, and LED lighting that shines as bright as its capabilities.
2024 Honda CR-V.
2024 Honda CR-V.
The panoramic sunroof will be a major attraction for most persons.
The panoramic sunroof will be a major attraction for most persons.
Stay entertained and informed with the seamless 9-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, and Bose Premium audio system. Every journey’s a soundtrack.
Stay entertained and informed with the seamless 9-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, and Bose Premium audio system. Every journey’s a soundtrack.
 For improved fuel efficiency there is an eco-mode button beside the gear lever.
For improved fuel efficiency there is an eco-mode button beside the gear lever.
It comes with a 1.5-litre turbo engine, as the only option.
It comes with a 1.5-litre turbo engine, as the only option.
From weekend getaways to daily commutes, the CR-V’s versatility and stylish alloy wheels makes driving enjoyable.
From weekend getaways to daily commutes, the CR-V’s versatility and stylish alloy wheels makes driving enjoyable.
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The Honda CR-V has been a mainstay in the compact SUV segment for over a quarter-century, consistently lauded for its practicality, reliability, and comfort. The 2024 model takes things a step further, boasting a refined design and an upgraded technology.

A Legacy of Excellence

The CR-V’s story began in 1995, emerging as a pioneer in the compact SUV segment. At the launch of the vehicle, ATL Automotives boasted that they premiered the vehicle to Jamaica in 1997 when it was internationally released. “Whenever you think of Honda, you immediately associate the brand with reliability, dependability, and a high resale value,” shared Petrena Purser, general manager of Honda Jamaica. Over the years, it has evolved alongside the needs of drivers, constantly adding features and improving performance. The 2024 model marks the sixth generation of this iconic vehicle, and it is sure to leave its mark on Jamaican roads.

Sophisticated Design that Turns Heads

The 2024 CR-V exudes a confident presence with its bold lines and sculpted surfaces. It has a longer hood and a wider track compared to the previous model, creating a more planted and assertive stance. Here are some other noteworthy observations.

Honeycomb grille: The hexagonal honeycomb grille, finished in either gloss black or chrome depending on the trim, adds a touch of sportiness and aggression to the front fascia.

Sleek LED headlights: The sharp LED headlights, with integrated daytime running lights, give the CR-V a modern and sophisticated look. The higher-end trims offer adaptive headlights that adjust automatically to provide optimal illumination based on driving conditions.

Sculpted lines: The bodywork features subtle yet striking character lines that run from the hood to the taillights, adding depth and visual interest to the profile.

Stylish alloy wheels: Depending on the trim, the CR-V rolls on 18-inch or 19-inch alloy wheels that complement the overall design and enhance the SUV’s stance.

A Cabin Built for Comfort and Convenience

Step inside the 2024 CR-V, and you’re greeted by a spacious and inviting cabin. High-quality materials and meticulous attention to detail create a refined atmosphere. The trim level that we tested was the highest, which comes with leather and an all-wheel-drive system. The front seats are supportive and offer ample headroom and legroom, even for taller passengers. The rear seats can accommodate three adults comfortably, and the 60/40 split-folding feature allows you to configure the cargo space to suit your needs.

Tech that Keeps You Connected and Entertained

The 2024 CR-V comes equipped with a user-friendly 9-inch colour touchscreen that acts as the hub for the infotainment system. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard, allowing you to seamlessly integrate your smartphone and access your favourite apps. The available 12-speaker Bose Premium audio system, which is standard on the leather package, delivers immersive sound that will make every journey enjoyable. And for added convenience, a wireless phone charger is available, ensuring your devices stay powered up on the go.

Safety First, Always

Honda Sensing technology is standard on all 2024 CR-V trims, providing a comprehensive suite of driver-assistance features that keep you and your loved ones safe. These include:

Collision Mitigation Braking System

Lane Departure Warning

Adaptive Cruise Control

Lane Keeping Assist System

7-Seater Optionality for Added Versatility

For those who need a little extra space, ATL Automotives offers the 2024 CR-V in a 7-seater configuration. This makes it the perfect choice for families or those who frequently need to transport large groups. The third-row seats fold flat when not in use, maximising cargo capacity of 1636 litres. There is also a full-size spare tyre underneath them, however it’s a little tricky to access this, as Honda uses every inch of space intuitively.

Performance and Efficiency You Can Count On

The 2024 CR-V is available in one powertrain: a 1.5-liter turbocharged engine. The turbocharged engine delivers 190 horsepower and 179 lb-ft of torque, providing ample power for city driving and highway cruising.

A Compelling Choice for Jamaican Drivers

This is perhaps the best shaped Honda CR-V I have seen in a while and I’m sure Jamaican drivers will like it for this, as well as the fact that it is fuel-efficient. In addition, with its spacious interior, advanced technology, and suite of safety features, the CR-V seems committed to staying among the best in its class.

Price of tested model: $10,995,000 - 4x4 Leather (7 seater)

Price Range/ Options:

4x2 Fabric is $8,950,000

4×2 Leather is $9,950,000

4×4 Leather is $10,650,00

Engine: 1.5 litre turbo

Torque: 177 lb-ft

Horse Power: 188

Transmission: AWD, CVT

Fuel tank: 57 litres

Gas consumption: 10.2 l/100 km

Seating: 5 or 7 passengers

Cargo space: 36.4 cubic feet behind the rear seats, 75.8 cubic feet with rear seats folded

Body Type: Compact SUV

Competition: Toyota Rav4, Hyundai Tucson, Nissan X-Trail, Mazda CX-5, Subaru Forester

Vehicle provided by ATL Automotive Ltd, 1876-754-0013, email: sales@atlautomotive.com, atlautomotive.com