After a series of price increases implemented by other car makers in the US automobile industry, Honda has also joined the trend by increasing the price of the 2014 Honda CR-V.
Based on the information provided by Honda, the price of the 2014 Honda CR-V will start at $23,775 including the destination charge of $830. When compared to the cost of the 2013 Honda CR-V which is sold at $23,625 including the shipping charge of $830, the 2014 model is more expensive by about $150.
Honda has also revealed that the top-of-the-line model which is the 2014 Honda CR-V EXL will be sold at a starting price of $31,275 including the shipping charge. When compared to the base model’s price the EX-L is quite expensive, however Honda explained that the top-of-the line model comes with a lot of advanced features that the base does not have. This includes the navigation system and the all-wheel drive powertrain.
Despite of the increase in its price, the 2014 Honda CR-V is still cheaper compared to the 2013 Toyota RAV4. The 2013 Toyota RAV4 is sold at a price of $24,160 including the destination charge of $860 and this reflects a $385 price difference when compared to the cost of buying a 2014 CR-V.
On the other hand, the 2014 Honda CR-V is considered as a more expensive option compared to the 2014 Ford Escape and the 2014 Mazda CX-5. The price of the 2014 Ford Escape starts at $23,595 including the destination charge of $895 and this makes the Escape cheaper compared to the CR-V by about $180.
When compared to the 2014 Mazda CX-5, the 2014 Honda CR-V could still be considered as a more expensive option since the price of the CX-5 starts at $22,190 including the destination charge of $795. Thus, the CR-V is about $1,585 more expensive than the CX-5.
Aside from confirming the increase in the prices of the 2014 Honda CR-V models, Honda has also revealed that the current CR-V was a carry-over model and buyers cannot expect that there are a lot of changes made on the vehicle. Honda’s engineers might have tweaked some of the vehicle’s features but majority of these were still the same as those that are found on the 2013 version.