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September 8, 2023

2024 Honda CR-V RS e:HEV Specs Leaked!

Just a few days before its official launch on September 13, specs of the all-new Honda CR-V have leaked from, all places, the LTO.

Published as part of its certification and homologation process, the specs of the all-new CR-V, specifically the top-of-the-line CR-V 2.0 RS e:HEV CVT have made their way online. And based on the circular, here’s what we officially know:
  • Piston Displacement: 1,993 cc
  • Battery: Lithium-Ion
  • Overall Length: 4,691 mm
  • Overall Height: 1,681 mm
  • Overall Width: 1,866 mm
  • Wheelbase: 2,701 mm
  • Ground Clearance: 198 mm
  • Curb Weight: 1,780 kg
  • Net Capacity: 570 kg
  • Seating: 5
  • Tire Size: 235/60R18
Most of this info shouldn’t come as a surprise given that there’s no way for Honda to be able to fit a third-row since that’s where the high-voltage lithium-ion traction battery is. Moreover, don’t expect to find a spare tire under the cargo hold either; there’s a tire inflator and sealant instead.

Based on its Thailand market specs, the powertrain should be good for a combined 207 horsepower (148 horsepower from the 2.0-liter Atkinson cycle engine and 184 horsepower from the dual electric motors). Peak torque is rated at 335 Nm from as low as zero rpm.

But here’s the kicker. Collating its ASEAN specs from Thailand and Indonesia, it can be gathered that the Philippine spec CR-V RS 2.0 e:HEV won’t have real-time all-wheel drive. This is based on three things: the ground clearance, the curb weight, and wheel size.

If Honda did equip the CR-V RS e:HEV with all-wheel drive, the ground clearance should read 208 mm, while the tire size should be 235/55R19s. Furthermore, its curb weight would have been 1,815 kilograms. Instead, the figures submitted to the LTO indicate that it’s front-wheel drive.

Now, the question remains: what do you benefit from getting the RS over the 1.5 VX Turbo which has been confirmed to come with all-wheel drive? Well, you stand to get the RS aero kit which paints over the black cladding to match the rest of the body color. It also receives dark toned 18-inch alloy wheels too. Inside, expect leather seats with red stitching, ambient interior lighting, and aluminum pedals. It’s also safe to assume it’ll receive a sunroof and the 12-speaker Bose sound system too.

As for colors, Honda dealers have said that the all-new CR-V RS e:HEV will come in four colors: Ignite Red Metallic (lead photo), Canyon River Blue Metallic, Meteoroid Gray Metallic, and Platinum White Pearl.

Do you think the all-new CR-V RS e:HEV’s specs justify its P 2.6-million price tag?


  1. Just get any of the gas variants, they even come with 7 seats.

  2. Much better and easier to buy than the RAV4 LTD HEV 2WD which is its direct rival

    1. We can't exactly tell this for sure. Yes, Honda will have easier access to units thanks to the CR-V being made in Thailand. We don't know how the demand will be for the CR-V e:HEV however. For all we know, it could be just as bad as the RAV4. Just look at the situation with the HR-V right now.

    2. What’s the situation with the HR-V?

    3. Top up and mark up units mostly happens on Toyota vehicles sold by Toyota dealers that's why you see Toyota vehicles sold at 300,000 up to 3 Million over the original MSRP
      That thing won't happen on the CR-V HEV as only a few people would buy a very expensive Honda vehicle.
      Price of CR-V HEV is near the Tiggo 8 Pro PHEV and GAC GS8 4WD SUVs.

    4. CR-V Hybrid buyers are less likely to cross-shop with Chery and GAC, it'll be the other way around, GAC and Chery buyers will cross-shop the Honda.

  3. Any news when they will conduct road show or mall tour?

  4. Replies
    1. Nobody would pay 2.7 Million Pesos on a CRV

    2. With rising fuel price, it is not impossible that there might be someone considering it; as it is expected that the Oil may reached more than $100/barrel and it's not impossible that it may even reached $150/barrel? Beside RAV-4 Hybrid price it roughly has the same price range if not more

    3. RAV4 buyers will consider it, and just like the RAV4, it'll be a niche product.

    4. shiet, rav 4 is a niche product? since when?

    5. The RAV4 Hybrid is. It's a niche product locally.

  5. Well, the new CR-V is very expensive!

  6. People here keep complaining that Toyota brings 3rd world products. When Honda brings in a 1st world product (with a 1st world price of course) same group of people still complains.

    1. I think they want 1st world products with 3rd world pricing.

  7. For someone in the market for a sub-3m semi-luxury SUV, consider the CX-60 instead.


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