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Here’s everything you need to know about the 2018 Honda CR-V

Crossovers are all the rage nowadays, but the Honda CR-V[1] was doing it long before the segment became “cool.” More than 20 years after its debut as a concept in 1995, Honda’s midrange utility vehicle is still going strong. In fact, the Honda CR-V was the best-selling vehicle in 2016 that wasn’t a pickup truck or a four-door sedan. The 357,335 CR-Vs sold in the U.S. that year place the popular crossover just behind brand mate Honda Civic[2], the third best-selling car.

Honda CR-V engines

Honda introduced the new fifth-generation CR-V in 2017, so the engines and transmissions carry over for the 2018 model year.

All Honda CR-V models have four-cylinder in-line engines with direct fuel injection and a drive-by-wire throttle system. The CR-V LX is the only model that comes without a turbocharger. The LX’s 2.4-liter 16-valve DOHC i-VTEC motor produces 184 horsepower and 180 pound-feet of torque at 3,900 RPM.

The EX, EX-L, and Touring models all have a 1.5-liter, 16-Valve DOHC turbocharged engine producing 190 hp and 179 lb-ft from 2,000 to 5,000 RPM. All 2017 CR-Vs use a continuously variable transmission (CVT), the only choice for the four trim versions. The CR-V LX with front-wheel drive has EPS fuel economy ratings of 26 miles per gallon in the city, 32 mpg on the highway, and 28 mpg combined.

The smaller but slightly more powerful turbocharged engine with a wider torque band in the EX, EX-L, and Touring models is EPA rated at 28 mpg city, 34 mpg highway, and 30 mpg combined mileage. All-wheel drive[3], a £1,400 option for each model, exacts a fuel economy price of 1 mile per gallon for each of the three ratings. AWD won’t get you through deep mud, sand, or snow, but if you live where roads get slippery, the extra money for the upgrade and the slight uptick in fuel expense is probably worth it.

Honda CR-V tech

All 2018 Honda CR-Vs come standard with Honda’s Vehicle Stability Assist[4] traction control, anti-lock braking system, electronic brake distribution, brake assist for added pedal pressure when the vehicle detects an emergency stop, tire pressure monitoring, and LED daytime running lights.

All models also have a multi-angle review camera that lets you choose top-down, normal, and wide-angle views. The LX rearview camera has fixed backup guidelines while the other models have dynamic guidelines that change as you move. The LX does not include Honda Sensing, the automaker’s active safety and driving assist package — for that reason alone, upgrading from the LX is the smarter move if you can afford it.

It’s too bad all Hondas don’t have a standard driver assistance bundle, but that will come in future years. Honda Sensing[5] includes blind spot monitoring with cross traffic monitoring, adaptive cruise control with low-speed follow, lane-keeping assistance, road departure mitigation braking system, and road departure mitigation. The CR-V LX uses a 5-inch color LCD display to control its standard infotainment system, while the upgrade models have a 7-inch touchscreen and many more infotainment features including Android Auto[6], Apple CarPlay[7], SMS text support, and more.

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How to choose a Honda CR-V

Honda traditionally bundles complete model packages, and it’s no different with the CR-V.

When you choose one of the four CR-V trim lines, chances are you won’t find you need to add options, assuming there even are options available. If you want a more feature-rich car, you need to move up on the trim line scale. The LX, which starts at £24,150, is the least equipped of the four CR-V models, from engine size, type, power, and fuel economy, to comfort and convenience, luxury, and safety features.

Like other Hondas, the CR-V[8] benefits from high resale values and reliability standards. There are no scheduled tune-ups for 100,000 miles. As you move up through the EX, EX-L, and Touring models, the standard equipment lists get longer and the prices go higher, topping out at the CR-V Touring model, which starts at £32,650.

In each case, you can balance features you need, features you’d like to have, and the amount you want to spend. Dealer charges, destination charges, optional service and warranty programs, and taxes, title, and registration may well boost the bottom-line cost, but options and equipment packages for the most part will not.

2018 Honda CR-V LX

The entry-level 2018 Honda CR-V LX, starting price £24,150, has a MacPherson strut front suspension[9] with variable ratio power steering. power front and rear disc brakes, and 17-inch alloy wheels. The LX, like all CR-Vs, has front, front side, and side curtain airbags, an active shutter grille to reduce air resistance, and power side mirrors.

Automatic climate control, power windows, cruise control, and power door and tailgate locks are all standard equipment, as are floor mats, and a 60/40-split fold-down rear seat. The 160-watt audio system has four speakers and the LX supports Bluetooth streaming audio and hands-free phone operation, and has speed-sensitive volume control.

2018 Honda CR-V EX

The first upgrade level from the base CR-V LX is the EX, with a £26,950 starting price. The extra £2,800 buys upgrades in almost everything except the basic body style.

The EX includes the more powerful 1.5-liter turbocharged engine with better fuel economy and adds remote start. The Honda Sensing Active safety and driver assist package is included with the EX model and above. The EX has 18-inch alloy wheels, auto high-beam headlights, and fog lights, and the power side mirror is heated and has integrated turn indicators.

With all the other upgrades, you might not expect a one-touch power moonroof, but it’s on the EX and higher-level models. Other upgraded features include rear privacy glass, a standard security system, dual-zone automatic climate control, push-button start, illuminated vanity mirrors, and a retractable cargo cover. The EX’s front seats are heated and the driver’s seat has 12-way power adjustments including four-way lumbar support.

The audio system on the EX bumps up to 180-watts and six speakers, and is controlled with the 7-inch color touchscreen. The driver information interface includes a raft of indicators and information not available with the LX model.

2018 Honda CR-V EX-L

Add £2,500 to the CR-V EX to buy the EX-L and the list of luxury, comfort, and convenience features continue to expand. The EX-L’s £29,450 starting price adds a power tailgate with programmable opening height so you don’t crash into a low ceiling or door.

Leather seats and steering wheel are part of the EX-L package, as well as an automatic-dimming rearview mirror, HomeLink[10] remote system, two-position driver seat memory, and four-way power adjustment for the front passenger seat. The 180-watt audio system used with the EX gains two more speakers in the EX-L for a total of eight. In sum, the “L” in EX-L is the clue, because the major upgrade is leather seating.

2018 Honda CR-V Touring

The 2018 Honda CR-V Touring tops out the model line.

At the £32,650 the Touring model costs £3,200 more than the EX-L. In addition to the features included with the EX-L, the Touring model includes automatic LED headlights, roof rails, and hands-free tailgate open and close sensors. The windshield wipers add rain-sensing with the Touring, so just set them to automatic when you buy the car and never touch them again.

You also find dual chrome exhaust end caps on the Touring, which look nice outside, and white ambient LED lighting that looks nice inside the car. The Touring model bumps up the audio system considerably to 330-watts with nine speakers and a subwoofer, and the 7-inch color touchscreen works with the included satellite-linked navigation system with voice recognition and Honda HD Digital Traffic[11]. You can also ask for songs with voice control.

For many people, the hands-free tailgate control and navigation system will probably be the deciding points to upgrade to the Touring model.

At that point, just select AWD for an additional £1,400, and for less than £35,000, you’ll have a fully-loaded CR-V that could likely last a decade or more, should you choose to keep it that long.

Trim 2018 Honda CR-V LX 2018 Honda CR-V EX 2018 Honda CR-V EX-L 2018 Honda CR-V Touring Base price £24,150 £26,950 £29,450 £32,650 Drive wheels Front Front Front Front 4WD/AWD AWD optional, £1,400 AWD optional, £1,400 AWD optional, £1,400 AWD optional, £1,400 Base engine 2.4L 16-Valve DOHC i-VTEC 1.5L, 16-Valve DOHC engine with a Single-Scroll MHI TD03 Turbo and Internal Wastegate 1.5L, 16-Valve DOHC engine with a Single-Scroll MHI TD03 Turbo and Internal Wastegate 1.5L, 16-Valve DOHC engine with a Single-Scroll MHI TD03 Turbo and Internal Wastegate Base horsepower 184 190 190 190 Base torque 180 lb-ft @3,900 RPM. 179 lb-ft @ 2,000 to 5,000 RPM 179 lb-ft @ 2,000 to 5,000 RPM 179 lb-ft @ 2,000 to 5,000 RPM Transmission CVT with Sport mode CVT with Sport mode CVT with Sport mode CVT with Sport mode Fuel Regular gas Regular gas Regular gas Regular gas Fuel capacity (gallons) 14 14 14 14 Fuel economy 26/32/28 28/34/30 28/34/30 28/34/30 Base wheels 17-inch alloy 18-inch alloy 18-inch alloy 18-inch alloy Body style 4-door SUV 4-door SUV 4-door SUV 4-door SUV Passengers 5 5 5 5 3rd row seating N/A N/A N/A N/A Storage behind 2nd row seats 39.2 cu ft 39.2 cu ft 39.2 cu ft 39.2 cu ft Storage behind 1sr row seats 75.8 cu ft 75.8 cu ft 75.8 cu ft 75.8 cu ft Max Towing capacity 1,500 pounds 1,500 pounds 1,500 pounds 1,500 pounds Seat upholstery Fabric Fabric Leather Leather

Editor’s Recommendations


  1. ^ Honda CR-V (www.digitaltrends.com)
  2. ^ Honda Civic (www.digitaltrends.com)
  3. ^ All-wheel drive (www.digitaltrends.com)
  4. ^ Honda’s Vehicle Stability Assist (techinfo.honda.com)
  5. ^ Honda Sensing (automobiles.honda.com)
  6. ^ Android Auto (www.digitaltrends.com)
  7. ^ Apple CarPlay (www.digitaltrends.com)
  8. ^ CR-V (www.digitaltrends.com)
  9. ^ MacPherson strut front suspension (en.wikipedia.org)
  10. ^ HomeLink (www.homelink.com)
  11. ^ Honda HD Digital Traffic (owners.honda.com)

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Lightroom CC vs. Lightroom Classic CC: For photographers, what’s the difference?

Adobe Lightroom[1] is no longer one program — photographers can now choose between the mobile-focused Lightroom CC and Lightroom Classic CC, a split announced on October 18[2]. But what’s the difference between Lightroom CC and Lightroom Classic CC[3]? Lightroom CC was redesigned to maintain consistent features across mobile and desktop platforms, and to create a seamless workflow regardless of the device you’re using — what Adobe defines as mobile or cloud-based editing.

Lightroom Classic CC maintains all of the photo-editing power meant for desktop systems — like the Lightroom that existing users have known. While both share common features, there are a handful of tools that don’t cross over between programs. Here’s what photographers need to know about Lightroom CC vs.

Lightroom Classic.

Lightroom Classic

Lightroom CC

Apply preset on import, add metadata X Smart collections X Search X Organization X X Slideshow X Prints and photobooks X Geotagging map X Learn tool X Presets X X Exposure control X X (Excludes Tone Curve) Color control X X (Excludes HSL and Split Tones) Sharpness and noise reduction X X Local brushes X X Gradient and radial filters X X HDR merge X Panorama stitching X Backup original files X Mobile app X Export with watermark or custom size X X Price £9.99/month with Photoshop £9.99/month with 1 TB storage or £19.99/month with storage and Photoshop

Importing photos

Lightroom Classic’s import options aren’t changing with the latest version. The import window includes options to add to collections, adjust metadata, add keywords, change the destination, and even apply presets while importing.

Lightroom CC, on the other hand, has just the option for adding to an album. This creates a simplified screen that’s easier for beginners to get started with, but skips out on time-saving options like adding a preset to all photos on import.

Winner: Lightroom Classic

Organizing photos

Lightroom Classic organizes photos into collections and collection sets, and includes an option to navigate using the folders on the desktop. “Smart Collections” lets users create groups of photos instantly by setting parameters, such as selecting photos taken with a specific lens or images with a specific rating. Lightroom CC switches to an album nomenclature, but albums work similarly to collections. Folders can be used to organize albums.

Images are also automatically sorted by date and are accessible that way as well, without any extra steps to set up the dated albums.

Lightroom Classic has Smart Collections to create custom automatic collections that Lightroom CC doesn’t have. But Lightroom CC uses artificial intelligence (Adobe Sensei[4]) to search through your photos, a feature Classic doesn’t have. Using object-recognition technology, Lightroom CC can search for objects and popular landmarks, which means even if you don’t organize your photos, you’ll probably still be able to find that photo you are looking for.

Both versions include the tools to rate and flag individual photos. Lightroom CC will even choose your best photos, but the feature isn’t yet built into the application. Users have to use the online version of Lightroom CC[5] for the Best Photos tool, which chooses the best photos using Adobe Sensei.

Winner: Lightroom CC

Lightroom CC


  • Easier to learn for beginners, with simpler organization and built-in learning tools
  • Intelligent Search tool
  • Earlier presets are still compatible
  • Automatically save original files and edits to the cloud


  • Fewer import options
  • Fewer export options, including the absence of the watermark feature
  • No tone curve
  • No HSL panel or split toning

User interface

Despite a new name and a few new features, Lightroom Classic is the same program photographers have been using for more than a decade. Users familiar with the previous version of Lightroom won’t have to relearn controls in Lightroom Classic. Lightroom Classic is organized into different modules, each organizing all the options for that particular task.

While the Develop and Library modules are the most used panels, Lightroom Classic also has options for building a slideshow, printing a photo book, viewing geotagged photos on a map, making prints, and creating a web gallery. You won’t find those features in Lightroom CC. In creating Lightroom CC, Adobe asked a few questions about why the options were located where they were and couldn’t come up with a good answer as to why the exposure sliders were located in between options for white balance and saturation.

In Lightroom CC, the Develop side panel is entirely redesigned and organized by the type of adjustment. For example, adjusting exposure, contrast, and highlights and shadows are all under the Light section, while white balance, vibration, and saturation falls under the Color panel. The organization scheme will be easier for beginners to learn since everything is grouped together, but those familiar with earlier versions of Lightroom may have to do some hunting at first.

Lightroom CC also has new hover-over icons that explain each feature. If you’re not sure what temperature is in photography, leave your mouse over the name and a pop-up icon will not only explain what temperature is but animate a sample photo as the slider moves to show the effects on a photo. Winner: Lightroom CC

Editing photos

As the program designed for desktop computers, Lightroom Classic contains the widest assortment of tools and edits.

The visual tone curve and split toning options are not found in the mobile-focused Lightroom CC.

While Lightroom CC has the sliders for adjusting highlights, shadows, whites and blacks, Lightroom Classic also has a tone curve chart that allows users to select a point on the line and adjust those tones. The tool is more customizable than the exposure sliders and could be a big reason why many stick with Lightroom Classic. Another big feature missing in Lightroom CC is the split toning and HSL panel.

The HSL panel tool inside of Lightroom Classic gives each color in the photo their own slider to lighten or darken only that shade. The tool is helpful for reducing the redness in skin, as well as creating custom color profiles, such as imitating a film look. The tool also makes a dramatic difference when converting images to black and white by controlling which shade of gray each color converts to.

While Lightroom CC allows users to adjust color elements like temperature and vibrance, you can’t control each color separately. Both Lightroom CC and Lightroom Classic also have tools for editing specific areas of the image, including the healing tool, adjustment brush, and the radial and graduated filter tools, though CC is also missing the red-eye tool.

While previous users won’t notice any significant differences in the targeted adjustment tools, both the radial and graduated filter tools have a new option launched with Lightroom Classic not included in the CC version, a color and luminance masking tool. The new tool allows users to select color or luminance ranges to include in the mask.

That means that, if you are using the graduated filter to brighten up a boring sky[6], you can use the eyedropper tool to select the color (or colors) in the sky so you don’t have to manually go in and erase the mask from the trees, buildings, or other objects that jut into the skyline.

Lightroom Classic CC


  • More advanced adjustment tools
  • Smart collections options to create albums by metadata
  • More options for building slideshows, making prints
  • More export options, including watermarks


  • Cannot back up original RAW files to the cloud
  • Larger learning curve for newbies

Both programs include sharpening options, noise removal, a dehaze tool, vignetting, chromatic aberration and lens corrections. Cropping and straightening tools also cross over to both programs. Both also allow for creating or uploading Lightroom presets[7].

The location of the preset options is different, and Lightroom CC will move the corresponding sliders when you hover over the preset, making it easy to see what each one does. Adobe says that existing preset collections can be imported into Lightroom CC — and that even though Lightroom CC doesn’t have the tone curve or HSL panel, presets using those adjustments will still apply those changes. Classic also includes HDR merging and panorama stitching, while bothboth features absent in Lightroom CC.

Lightroom Classic has more features in more place, which is great for photographers already familiar with the program, but a bit more daunting for newbies. Compared to Lightroom CC, Lightroom Classic has a steeper learning curve because there are more controls and more panels to work in. Once those edits are finished, Lightroom Classic also has a few more export options.

Lightroom CC only asks for the destination, file size, and whether you want the file type to be a JPEG or the same as the original. Lightroom Classic, in comparison allows you to rename entire albums on export, add custom watermarks, add presets, and save in multiple file types. Winner: Lightroom Classic


Speed has been a chief complaint from Lightroom users in the past[8], but Lightroom Classic gets a speed boost in the latest update, though Adobe says they are continuing to work on speed improvements.

After using the previous version of Lightroom, even in a brief test with the new Lightroom Classic, previews seemed to load faster and I didn’t have the lag time when zooming in for detailed healing brush edits on giant 45 megapixel photos. Note: Speed varies based on a lot of factors outside of the software, including computer specs and, when the cloud is used, internet connectivity. These results were produced using a Macbook with 16 GB of memory and a 20 Mbps internet connection.

Importing 10 photos — large 45.7 megapixel RAW files from the new Nikon D850[9] — on Lightroom Classic took less than 20 seconds. But importing those same photos on Lightroom CC took half that, giving CC the edge in import speed. Images imported through Lightroom CC are saved to the local hard drive — but part of the beauty of the new mobile-focused program is that it includes 1 TB of cloud storage to access photos from anywhere.

That anywhere access is great and an excellent solution to prevent image loss from a hard drive failure. But if you want to access cloud photos not on the local hard drive, those photos will need to download. On a wedding album with just over 1,000 RAW photos previously synced but not stored on my local hard drive, I waited more than 45 minutes for the download icon to stop swirling (to be fair, I passed the time by watching Netflix, which made my 20 Mbps internet speed even lower).

You can work on other photos while the cloud images are downloading. The search tool also seemed a bit slow on my machine. As a lighter-weight version with a few less tools, Lightroom CC loads photos faster than Lightroom Classic.

Accessing images already imported is quick, but cloud-stored photos will take some time to download, particularly with large albums. For users that need the expanded tools in Lightroom Classic, the update offers a noticeable speed improvement over earlier versions, enhancing speed in several areas. Winner: Lightroom CC


One of the biggest differences between Lightroom Classic and Lightroom CC is accessibility and cloud storage.

While Lightroom has synced Smart Previews between desktop and mobile versions for years, the Creative Cloud has never doubled as a backup service because the original RAW files aren’t saved on the cloud — just the adjustments. In Lightroom CC, however, the original RAW files are saved to the Creative Cloud, with a large 1 TB storage limit. The ability to use the Creative Cloud as a storage option without separately exporting to back up to a different cloud service is a nice expansion of Adobe Creative Cloud’s abilities and one of the biggest perks to choosing Lightroom CC over Lightroom Classic.

Downloading full RAW files from the cloud is time-consuming, but syncing across mobile devices and having that backup is a big perk for many photographers. Lightroom CC’s rebuild also includes a rebuild of the Lightroom CC Android and Apple apps. The change means that switching from the mobile apps to the desktop of Lightroom CC is even more seamless, with the same features and a similar user interface.

The mobile versions expand on the desktop platform with a built-in camera mode with manual control, as well as an HDR mode that still shoots in DNG. Photographers that opt for the Classic subscription will still have 20 GB of storage included, but Classic still only backs up the Smart Preview, not the original files. Users have to switch programs in order to back up original files.

Lightroom CC is a better program with an internet connection, but you don’t need a signal to edit photos that are already saved to your local hard drive. An internet connection is required for both accessing cloud-stored photos and using the search tool. Winner: Lightroom CC


Choosing between Lightroom CC and Lightroom Classic means a £9.99 monthly subscription either way, but there are a handful of differences between each option to keep in mind.

First, the Lightroom Classic subscription includes Photoshop while the CC package does not. In fact, the CC version is included with the Lightroom-Photoshop subscription. The difference?

The CC package includes 1 TB of storage while the Classic only includes 20 GB. Of course, Adobe created another option for photographers that want it all — a £19.99 subscription includes all the photo programs and the 1 TB of storage. Current photography plan subscribers can get that extra 1 TB of storage for £14.99 a month for the first year.

Mobile-only users can also pick up the Lightroom CC smartphone and tablet apps for £4.99 month, without the desktop version. Adobe continues to offer a free trial download[10] for new users. Winner: Lightroom Classic

So, who wins?

Lightroom Classic and Lightroom CC have very different focuses, which means the best program for one photographer might not be the right choice for the next.

Lightroom CC is ideal for photographers that want to edit anywhere, with 1 TB of storage to back up original files, as well as the edits. With a simplified user interface, it’s also ideal for beginners with fewer daunting controls and an organization that makes a bit more sense. Uploads are also faster using Lightroom CC, while accessing cloud-stored files takes longer, depending on the internet connection.

Lightroom Classic, however, is still the reigning champ when it comes to features. The loss of the tone curve and split-toning tools will keep many photographers sticking with the Classic. A speed increase and new controls for the radial and graduated filter tools are also nice to see.

Personally, since I use the HSL panel on most of my edits and also use Classic’s watermarking tool on export for internet-destined images, I will be sticking with Classic workflow and occasionally using CC for backing up original files.

Adobe says that they will continue developing both programs — and that bringing features like the tone curve and split toning is on the list for future Lightroom CC updates.

The Lightroom split creates a mobile-focused platform without alienating advanced users that need the more powerful desktop tools — and we’re eager to see what Adobe does next for both programs.


  1. ^ Adobe Lightroom (www.adobe.com)
  2. ^ a split announced on October 18 (www.digitaltrends.com)
  3. ^ Lightroom Classic CC (www.adobe.com)
  4. ^ Adobe Sensei (www.digitaltrends.com)
  5. ^ use the online version of Lightroom CC (lightroom.adobe.com)
  6. ^ using the graduated filter to brighten up a boring sky (www.digitaltrends.com)
  7. ^ creating or uploading Lightroom presets (www.digitaltrends.com)
  8. ^ a chief complaint from Lightroom users in the past (www.digitaltrends.com)
  9. ^ Nikon D850 (www.digitaltrends.com)
  10. ^ a free trial download (creative.adobe.com)

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