Honda Automobiles: 2015 Honda CR-V

Overview
To serve urge a 2015 CR-V’s float and doing characteristics, several upgrades were done to a chassis. These changes embody cessation member pattern changes and tuning refinements, a mutated steering ratio, a new front subframe and engine mounts, incomparable circle options and softened brakes. Newly-designed aluminum amalgamate wheels are 0.5 inches wider on both a 17-inch and new 18-inch hole wheels.

Key New Chassis Features

  • Suspension pattern and tuning improvements
  • New front subframe and engine mounts
  • Quicker steering ratio
  • Increased step width
  • New 18-inch aluminum amalgamate circle (Touring trim)
  • Increased circle breadth for 17/18-inch wheels

Front MacPherson Strut Suspension
The front cessation is specifically designed and tuned for compress packaging, movable float comfort and a prolonged circle transport and ruggedness required to navigate oppressive roads, with many improvements done for a 2015 CR-V. Primary components of a front MacPherson strut cessation are a subframe-attached revoke control arm that was redesigned for a 2015 and a heavy-duty circle heart connected to a startle absorber and curl open assembly. Both a open and check accept new settings for softened float and doing characteristics. The check and curl open public acts as one territory and is trustworthy to a circle heart during a bottom and a reinforced apportionment of a car physique during a top. The geometry of a circle hub, or knuckle, was altered to boost step breadth by 15 mm and diminution cove by 0.5 degrees. The stabilizer bar and bushings were also altered for 2015 with new settings.

The front cessation geometry incorporates a high caster angle along with inversely wound springs for assured straight-line tracking and glorious toe-control dynamics for accurate and manageable steering. When cornering, a middle circle is designed to sojourn tighten to perpendicular (relative to a belligerent plane) via a far-reaching operation of travel, that improves tire adhesion. To urge float comfort, a correspondence angle on a revoke control arm is tuned to broadcast minimal harshness. Specially tuned bushings and precisely calibrated cessation geometry safeguard optimal ride, doing and steering feel in a far-reaching accumulation of highway conditions.

Rear Multi-Link Suspension
The CR-V is versed with a back multi-link torsion-beam cessation that helps yield a smoother ride, softened doing and additional load space. The spring, damper, stabilizer bar and bushing settings of a 2015 CR-V are revised to urge float and handling. The dynamics offering by a three-link cessation safeguard a high turn of fortitude underneath cornering and braking.

The back eccentric multi-link cessation complement with aluminum knuckle fits compactly underneath a back seating and storage areas while providing glorious float and doing characteristics, with low NVH. For 2015, a knuckle’s geometry was altered to boost step breadth by 15 mm and diminution cove by 0.5 degrees.

The back cessation trailing arm acerbity was increasing for 2015; a arms continue to use large-diameter bushings to revoke rudeness and urge float comfort. Front and back stays boost a subframe ascent indicate rigidity, to a advantage of fortitude and steering feel.

Front Subframe
The 2015 CR-V has a new front subframe, engine mounts and empty siren to accommodate a new engine and transmission.

Steering
To yield a high-quality steering feel, a 2015 CR-V incorporates an Electric Power Steering (EPS) system. EPS is a worldly electric power-assisted rack-and-pinion steering complement with an electric engine commissioned concentrically around a steering rack. The complement responds now to steering submit and automatically changes a volume of energy support suitable to a vehicle’s speed. To control a turn of support a Powertrain Control Module receives signals from a speed sensor and, joined with a steering sensor for torque and rotation, afterwards calculates a optimal volume of support and sends a vigilance to a electric motor.

When compared to a operation of a required hydraulic siphon energy steering system, a CR-V’s easier and lightweight EPS increases potency since it does not pull continual energy directly from a engine. Other advantages of electric power-assisted steering embody a morality and condensation (no hydraulic complement is indispensable to energy it) and a revoke energy consumption, that helps urge fuel efficiency.

The steering ratio on all CR-V models was mutated from 16.7:1 to 15.59:1 ensuing in 2.94 turns lock-to-lock (previously 3.2) and a curb-to-curb branch hole of 37.5 ft. for front-wheel expostulate versions and 36.9 ft. for all-wheel expostulate versions. All 2015 CR-V models have a tilt-and-telescope steering wheel.

A motorist assistive record that works with a CR-V’s EPS is Motion-Adaptive EPS. The complement uses car speed and steering angle information and works with Honda’s Vehicle Stability Assist® (VSA®)1 to detect instability in sleazy highway conditions during cornering and underneath braking and automatically triggers steering force that prompts a motorist to drive in a scold direction. For some-more information see a Safety and Driver Assistance section.

4-Wheel Disc Brakes with Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
All CR-V models are versed with 4-wheel front brakes (front ventilated front and back plain disc) for assured braking. The complement incorporates 4-channel ABS, Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist as customary equipment. An upgraded energy stop upholder with increasing servo ratio (from 8.0 to 9.5) offers a plain feel with optimized pedal acerbity and pedal bid decreased by 6 percent. The ventilated front front brakes are 11.7 inches in hole on FWD models and 11.8 inches on AWD models, and a plain back front brakes are 12.0 inches in diameter.

The 4-channel ABS exclusively modulates braking energy during any circle to assistance a motorist keep steering control during complicated braking. EBD automatically optimizes braking force between a front and back wheels, assisting a CR-V stop in a shortest stretch possible, regardless of a series of passengers or volume of load that it is carrying. Brake Assist can commend puncture braking situations and roughly now relates combined braking force when appropriate. The CR-V’s braking complement also incorporates Hill Start Assist that helps forestall a car from rolling back when starting out on a hill. For some-more information about Hill Start Assist see a Safety and Driver Assistance section.

Wheels and Tires
The new CR-V Touring trim receives incomparable 18×7-inch aluminum amalgamate wheels shod with 225/60 R18 all-season tires. EX and EX-L models are versed with 225/65 R17 all-season tires mounted on incomparable 17×7-inch aluminum amalgamate wheels, 0.5 inches wider than a wheels on a 2014 model. The CR-V LX is versed with 215/70 R16 all-season tires on 16×6.5-inch steel wheels. All CR-Vs embody a space- and weight-saving 165/80 D17 gangling tire mounted on a steel wheel. The gangling is located in a case underneath a carpeted floor.

Towing
When versed with a Honda dealer-installed appendage towing package, a new 2015 CR-V can draw adult to 1,500 pounds. The accessible towing package includes a Class II hitch, towing kit, ATF cooler and wiring harness.

Chassis Features

Suspension and Chassis

LX

EX

EX-L

Touring

MacPherson Strut Front Suspension

Torsion-Beam Rear Suspension

Stabilizer Bar (mm, front/rear)

20/18

20/18

20/18

20/18

Electric Power-Assisted Rack-and-Pinion Steering (EPS)

Steering Wheel Turns, Lock-to-Lock

2.94

2.94

2.94

2.94

Steering Ratio

15.59

15.59

15.59

15.59

Turning Diameter, Curb-to-Curb FWD/AWD (ft.)

37.5/36.9

37.5/36.9

37.5/36.9

37.5/36.9

Power-Assisted Ventilated Front Disc/Rear Solid Disc Brakes
[in, front/rear; FWD (AWD)]

11.7/12.0
(11.8/12.0)

11.7/12.0
(11.8/12.0)

11.7/12.0
(11.8/12.0)

11.7/12.0
(11.8/12.0)

Wheels

16” steel

17” alloy

17” alloy

18” alloy

All-Season Tires

215 / 70
R16 100S

225 / 65
R17 102T

225 / 65
R17 102T

225 / 60
R18 99H

Compact Spare Tire

T165 / 80
D17 104M

T165 / 80
D17 104M

T165 / 80
D17 104M

T165 / 80
D17 104M

1 VSA is not a surrogate for protected driving. It can't scold a vehicle’s march in each conditions or recompense for forward driving. Control of a car always stays with a driver.