Honda CRV LX AWD SUV 2021 Radio Review

Honda CRV LX is perfect for a small Family

Honda upgraded their popular CRV range late in 2020 and the LX AWD model is the top model in the range.

2021 Honda CR-V VTi LX AWD front qtr

CRV comes with 1.5L VTEC turbo engine producing 140kW/240Nm driving through a CVT to a part time AWD system. Think of the AWD as an added safety feature rather than for more adventurous pursuits.

However the LX drives nicely and the 1.5L is both willing and economical.

2021 Honda CR-V VTi LX AWD dashWith the recent upgrade the LX now includes heated leather front seats electronically adjusted for the driver, 7 inch Audio Display, Apple Car Play and Android Auto, hands-free power tailgate, wireless phone charging, dual zone climate control A/C and 19 inch alloy wheels.

With a five star ANCAP safety rating the CRV is equipped with the Honda Sensing package of advanced safety and driver-assist technologies.

2021 Honda CR-V VTi LX AWD phone charger

As a five seat model the LX version is cavernous seating five in comfort and I can fit easily in the back seats. It’s packed with all the little goodies people want and at a price of $47,490 plus the usual costs it’s a very competitive proposition.

Im Rob Fraser

What’s good:-

  • Internal room (for five)
  • Ride and quietness
  • Comfort and features

What’s not so good:-

  • Would prefer an AT over CVT
  • Missing some safety features
  • Lacking a few features for the price

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2021 Honda CR-V VTi LX AWD rear qtr

Model:   Honda CRV VTi LX 

  • Model Price       $47,490 MLP*
  • Engine                1. 5L 4 Cyl Turbo Petrol
  • Drivetrain          CVT FWD
  • Power                 140kW @ 5,600rpm
  • Torque                240Nm @ 2,000rpm
  • Safety                  Five Star ANCAP
  • CO2                     166g/km
  • Economy ADR   7.3 L/100 km
  • Servicing             TBA Price 12mths/10,000km
  • Tow Rating         1,000 kg
  • Tow Ball Rating 100 kg
  • Warranty           5 Yrs. / Unlimited km with Roadside Assist

*MLP – Manufacturers List Price includes GST and LCT but excluding statutory charges, dealer costs and dealer delivery. See your dealer for RDAP. Does not include price of any options.

 Overall Rating: 79/100

  • Behind the Wheel           8
  • Comfort                            9
  • Equipment                       8
  • Performance                    8
  • Ride & Handling              8
  • Practicality                        9
  • Fit for Purpose                9
  • Towing Ability                  5
  • Off Road Ability              6
  • Value for Money             8

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Rob Fraser – General dogsbody & Director Rob is the founder of the business. He constantly mutters something about way too many red wines one evening being to blame. Often known for taking the 4WD in the driveway over the sports car, he has travelled pretty much everywhere in Australia and when he is bored goes for a drive. He first learned to drive on the farm in a left hand drive WW11 Jeep when he was 11, and was hooked on 4WDriving way back then. In addition to 4WD he is an avid motoring enthusiast and has maintained a strong interest in the industry ever since his teens. He has owned way too many cars in his time as well. Having previously lived at the top of corporate life he retired in 2000 and hasn’t put a suit and tie on since. Cars are his passion so why not have a business doing what you love he figures. He has towed either a caravan or camper trailer to most parts of Australia, has run guided tours for camper trailers’ and instructed drivers in off road towing.