What are the Differences Between the 2018 Honda CR-V EX and EX-L Trims?

By Product Expert | Posted in Comparisons, Honda CR-V on Friday, July 27th, 2018 at 2:32 pm
Passenger side exterior view of a blue 2018 Honda CR-V EX on the right "vs" a driver side exterior view of a red 2018 Honda CR-V EX-L on the left

2018 Honda CR-V EX vs 2018 Honda CR-V EX-L

The 2018 Honda CR-V has an athletic and aggressive exterior styling that is highlighted by bold accent lines contrasted by smooth body panels for a beautifully balanced design.  On the interior the cabin is loaded with advanced technology and safety features that turn the everyday drive from ordinary to extraordinary.  If you have been interested in the 2018 Honda CR-V but needed to know what the key similarities and differences between its most popular trim levels, the EX & EX-L, then look no further.  We have broken down the specs and features of the 2018 Honda CR-V EX and EX-L for you below to help you in your 2018 Honda CR-V search.

Standard Drivetrain Specs

2018 Honda CR-V EX Versus 2018 Honda CR-V EX-L
1.5L In-Line Turbocharged 4-Cylinder Standard Drivetrain 1.5L In-Line Turbocharged 4-Cylinder
190 HP/ 179 LB-FT Horsepower/ Torque 190 HP/ 179 LB-FT
Continuously Variable w/ Sport Mode Standard Transmission Continuously Variable w/ Sport Mode
28 MPG City/ 34 MPG HWY Fuel Economy* 28 MPG City/ 34 MPG HWY

*Based on 2018 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery package/condition, and other factors.

The standard drivetrain of both the 2018 Honda CR-V EX and EX-L are identical and the Touring trim level also gets equipped with the 1.5L Turbo engine.  All four trim levels of the 2018 Honda CR-V also make All-Wheel Drive available and when the 1.5L Turbo engine works with available AWD it averages EPA fuel economy estimates of 27 MPG* in the city and 33 MPG* on the highway.  The base LX trim level gets loaded with a 2.4L In-Line 4-Cylinder that supplies 184 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque.

Driver's cockpit of the 2018 Honda CR-V

Color touchscreen display of the 2018 Honda CR-V

Rear seat folded flat for storage in the 2018 Honda CR-V

Interior Space and Amenities

Both the 2018 Honda CR-V EX and EX-L have spacious seating for five people and provide them with 102.9 cubic feet of overall passenger volume.  The driver and front seat passenger will appreciate the 38” of headroom, 41.3” of legroom, 57.9” of shoulder room, and 55.1” of hip room.  Rear seat riders can stretch out into the 39.1” of headroom, 40.4” of legroom, 55.6” of shoulder room, and 49.5” of hip room.  A 60/40 Split Fold-Down rear seat allows the 2018 Honda CR-V EX and EX-L to handle up to 75.8 cubic feet of cargo with the rear seat folded flat and 39.2 cubic feet with the rear seat upright.  Standard interior amenities of the 2018 Honda CR-V EX and EX-L include a 7” Color Touchscreen Display, Apple CarPlay™ & Android Auto™, and SiriusXM® Radio.  The CR-V EX gets equipped with a 180-Watt 6-Speaker stereo while the EX-L receives a 180-Watt 8-Speaker stereo.  Take the 2018 Honda CR-V for a test drive today at Davenport Honda to help you determine which of its trim levels is right for you.

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