2022 Honda CR-V price and specs: Two new special editions added


Honda’s familiar CR-V family SUV has received two new special editions in the middle of the range, as the current model enters its final year on sale.

Alex Misoyannis

  • 2022 Honda CR-V pricing and specifications
  • Black Edition adds darkened styling elements, more kit
  • VTi 7 +Luxe model scores heated leather seats, driver power adjustment
  • Priced from $35,600 drive-away

The 2022 Honda CR-V has gained two new special editions, as Honda prepares to unveil an all-new model in the coming weeks.

Available to pre-order now, ahead of first Honda showroom arrivals in the coming weeks, the first of the editions is the CR-V Black Edition, which adds an array of extras from higher-spec VTi X, VTi L AWD, VTi L7 or VTi LX AWD grades, plus a blacked-out look.

These include 18-inch wheels, LED headlights, heated leather seats and the LaneWatch camera – joining black, dark chrome or dark wood finishes for almost all interior and exterior accents, from the wheels and mirrors to the plastic around the infotainment screen.

Prices for the Black Edition start from $44,600 drive-away, just under $6000 more the VTi five-seat variant it’s based on. A full list of additions is included towards the bottom of this story.

Meanwhile, the CR-V VTi 7 +Luxe commands a $3000 premium over the VTi 7 variant it’s based on, and scores leather upholstery, a power driver’s seat and heated front seats – all usually exclusive to the VTi L7 and up.

It’s only available five (rather than eight) exterior colours – Ignite Red, Cosmic Blue, Lunar Silver, Meteoroid Grey and Platinum White – and, given it’s based on the VTi 7, doesn’t get the VTi L7’s sunroof, LED headlights, wireless phone charging, or other features.

Both variants – along with all other variants, excluding the Vi – are powered by a 1.5-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine, sending 140kW and 240Nm to the front or all four wheels through a continuously-variable automatic transmission (CVT).

Meanwhile, the base Vi uses a 2.0-litre non-turbo four-cylinder petrol engine offering 113kW and 189Nm, powering the front wheels through a CVT.

The base CR-V Vi is also the only variant without autonomous emergency braking, lane-keep assist and adaptive cruise control – features fitted as standard across the line-ups of nearly all of its rivals (though the base Honda is slightly cheaper).

To view all the features available across the CR-V range, see the lists at the bottom of this story. Prices have risen across the range by a few hundred dollars since Honda adopted fixed drive-away pricing in July 2021.

The core 2022 Honda CR-V range is available now – with the special editions due in showrooms in the coming weeks.

2022 Honda CR-V Australian pricing

  • CR-V Vi five-seater – $35,600
  • CR-V VTi five-seater – $38,800
  • CR-V VTi 7 seven-seater – $40,700
  • CR-V VTi X five-seater – $41,700
  • CR-V VTi 7 +Luxe seven-seater – $43,700
  • CR-V Black Edition five-seater – $44,600
  • CR-V VTi L AWD five-seater – $46,000
  • CR-V VTi L7 seven-seater – $49,200
  • CR-V VTi LX AWD five-seater – $53,600

Note: All prices above are drive-away.

2022 Honda CR-V Vi standard features:

  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Halogen headlights
  • Power-folding mirrors
  • 7.0-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and reversing camera
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • Four-speaker sound system
  • Auto up/down driver’s window
  • Fabric seat upholstery
  • Two USB ports
  • Manual cruise control
  • Driver attention monitoring
  • Tyre pressure monitoring

2022 Honda CR-V VTi and VTi 7 add (over Vi):

  • Seven seats (VTi 7 only; VTi keeps five)
  • Autonomous emergency braking
  • Lane departure warning
  • Lane-keep assist
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Road departure mitigation
  • Proximity keyless entry and start
  • Eight-speaker sound system (four speakers, four tweeters)
  • Four USB ports
  • Auto walk-away door locking
  • Illuminated vanity mirrors and glovebox


2022 Honda CR-V Black Edition adds (over VTi):

  • 18-inch gloss black wheels
  • LED headlights with active cornering function
  • LED front fog lights
  • Rear privacy glass
  • Leather seats (with Black Edition logo), steering wheel and gear selector
  • Heated front seats
  • LaneWatch (blind-spot camera on passenger side)
  • Black wheel nuts, mirror caps and roof rails
  • Piano black front and rear bumper garnishes
  • ‘Dark trivalent chromium’ front grille, bumper inlays and door inlays
  • Black Edition smoked headlights and rear badge
  • Black Edition badge
  • Piano black steering wheel and dashboard trim
  • Dark wood inlays
  • Black headlining

2022 Honda CR-V VTi 7 +Luxe adds (over VTi 7):

  • Leather upholstery
  • Heated front seats
  • Eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat with two-position memory

2022 Honda CR-V VTi X adds (over VTi and normal VTi 7):

  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Automatic (halogen) headlights with auto high beam
  • Hands-free power tailgate
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Satellite navigation
  • Upgraded dual-zone climate control system
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • LaneWatch (camera-based blind-spot monitoring on passenger side)

Above: Honda CR-V VTi L AWD.

2022 Honda CR-V VTi L AWD adds (over VTi X):

  • Leather upholstery
  • Heated front seats
  • Eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat with two-position memory

2022 Honda CR-V VTi L7 adds (over VTi L AWD):

  • LED headlights and fog lights
  • Wireless smartphone charging
  • Rain-sensing wipers
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Rear privacy glass

2022 Honda CR-V VTi LX AWD adds (over VTi L7):

  • 19-inch alloy wheels
  • Digital radio
  • Active cornering function for headlights
  • Four-way electric passenger seat
  • Leather-wrapped gear selector
  • Heated side mirrors
  • Auto up/down for all windows
  • Auto-dimming rear-view mirror

Alex Misoyannis

Alex Misoyannis has been writing about cars since 2017, when he started his own website, Redline. He contributed for Drive in 2018, before joining CarAdvice in 2019, becoming a regular contributing journalist within the news team in 2020. Cars have played a central role throughout Alex’s life, from flicking through car magazines as a young age, to growing up around performance vehicles in a car-loving family.

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