Honda Automobiles: 2015 Honda CR-V

The CR-V is renowned for its comfortable, spacious and versatile cabin with exceptional cargo carrying capacity and intuitive control layout. To further improve the CR-V interior, a number of changes were made for 2015 to increase visual appeal, convenience and control. Primary among these are the addition of the standard configurable center console with adjustable armrest and rear-facing ventilation ducts, along with premium styling refinements and the first CR-V application of Honda’s 7-inch Display Audio touchscreen telematics interface on EX and above trims.

Key New Interior Features

  • New center console design with configurable partitions, sliding armrest and rear-facing ventilation ducts
  • High contrast styling touches using chrome, silver and wood grain treatments
  • Upscale fabric and leather texture treatments
  • Available 7-inch capacitive touchscreen Display Audio with HondaLink™1 and Honda Satellite Navigation System (see Entertainment and Telematics section)
  • Sliding sunvisors (see Comfort and Convenience section)
  • Available two-position memory driver’s seat (see Comfort and Convenience section)
  • Available Push Button Start (see Comfort and Convenience section)

Interior Styling
Added to the CR-V’s already sophisticated styling is chrome and bright silver accents that highlight the complimentary lines of the interior, depending upon grade. Chrome plating or chrome trim around such items as the steering wheel-mounted controls, vent knobs and door levers, on EX and above grades, add a more luxurious look. Bright silver accents around console panels, vents and other surfaces add visual contrast and a high-tech look. On the LX and EX trims, the sweeping full-length console garnish is in deep bright silver, with EX-L and Touring grades getting a premium two-tone wood grain treatment with chrome accent trim. Adding to the contrast of the interior’s high-grade surfaces and stylish lines are the gray and beige color schemes that feature light-colored fabric against black accents, such as on the center console and door armrests. Seat trim and door panel materials have been upgraded with a smooth embossed textured fabric and upscale perforated leather that exude a well-tailored, high quality feel. Standard on all trims is the newly designed configurable center console that not only adds storage versatility but more comfort with its broad, sliding armrest, while also conveying a more luxurious appearance. On EX and above grades, the inclusion of the intuitive 7-inch Display Audio adds technological sophistication.

Interior Colors
For 2015 the CR-V retains the three interior colors of black, gray and beige from the previous model. To provide more interior contrast on gray and beige options, the fabric on the seats and doors is colored differently than the other surfaces.

Interior and Exterior Color Combinations

Interior Packaging Concept
The CR-V has always offered a unique combination of virtues that continue to define the compact SUV segment: relatively small exterior dimensions for easy urban maneuvering, excellent fuel efficiency, and a roomy, accommodating interior that offers great cargo carrying versatility. The 2015 CR-V carries on in that same tradition with an interior that has a spacious feel, lots of storage space and Easy Fold-Down 60/40 Split Rear Seat that combines with a low lift-in and load floor to provide cargo loading convenience.

Driver Interface
The “smart interface” design of the 2015 CR-V’s interior means instruments and controls are oriented to the driver for quick readability and easy, natural access. Key design features include large analog instrumentation complemented with an Information Display on the LX trim or Multi-Information Display (MID) on EX and above trims. The Information Display or MID are positioned in the interior of the analog speedometer. A color “intelligent” Multi-Information Display (i-MID) placed high in the central part of the instrument panel within the driver’s line of sight is included on all trims. CR-V EX and above trims feature the 7-inch touchscreen Display Audio that is conveniently positioned for either the driver or front passenger to control. The final element of the CR-V’s smart interface approach is its steering wheel mounted controls. By allowing the driver to operate a range of features without taking their hands off the wheel, distraction potential can be reduced in certain situations. For more information see the Audio and Telematics section. See the Audio and Telematics section for more information about the Information Display, MID, i-MID and Display Audio.

Steering Wheel-Mounted Controls
All CR-Vs include multiple sets of steering wheel-mounted controls, including intuitive and easy-to-operate radial controls. Depending upon trim level, up to four sets of buttons allow convenient and easy operation of the MID, i-MID, Display Audio and features such as the audio system, Bluetooth®2 HandsFreeLink® and navigation system.

The CR-V uses clean and simple analog instrumentation with a sophisticated and technical appearance. The centrally positioned speedometer is the largest feature on the instrument panel. It is complemented by a central LED Multi-Information Display (MID) screen that is controlled using the Select/Reset knob positioned just above and to the right of the speedometer. The display provides a range of information, trip computer functions and safety and driver-assistive indicators.

Progressive Instrument Illumination
The CR-V’s instrumentation uses a progressive illumination sequence when the driver enters the vehicle. When the door is opened, the instrumentation is illuminated at 10 percent of its full brightness. When the key is put in the ignition (encircled with an illuminated ring) or when the push-button start button is depressed, the instrument illumination ramps up to 100 percent. When the ignition is turned on, the illuminated instrument needles and enunciator lights come on, indicating all systems are go.

Interior Storage
To maximize convenience and utility, the CR-V’s interior has a wide range of storage features including the newly designed center console. The generously sized front console now has four distinct compartments. The front section of the console has three open sections, all with a non-slip rubberized material to help keep items in place. A smaller section to the front left is perfect for items such as loose change or a parking stub. A longer, shallow section to the rear left nicely fits a wallet or smart phone and is placed so a charger lead will reach from the power outlet in the covered rear compartment. A long and deeper section to the right of the open area includes two partitions that can be rotated or removed, allowing for multiple compartment configurations, including a mode for holding two beverage containers of various diameters, and a mode for storing a tablet PC. The rear compartment is covered by a wide, flip-up and sliding armrest with 2.4 inches of fore-aft travel. The covered compartment includes a 12-volt power outlet and a USB3 port; a second USB port is included on EX and above trims. An additional power outlet is located at the front of the console. The front of the covered compartment has cable pass-throughs for charging/audio cables. Compartments in each door panel provide additional space for small items and also include bottle holders. In the rear seating area, a flip-down center armrest includes two beverage holders.

Cargo Capability
The CR-V is designed to offer cargo capability to suit the needs of active owners. The CR-V has 35.3 cubic ft. of cargo space behind the rear seats and a volume of 70.9 cu-ft. with the rear seats down. For easy loading, the CR-V has a lift-in height that is among the lowest in the class. For maximum cargo capacity, the Easy Fold-Down 60/40 Split Rear Seat can be quickly lowered, creating a nearly flat load floor. The load area is sized to accept large suitcases stored vertically, four golf bags or a stroller (rear seats upright), or two mountain bikes (rear seats folded).

A generously sized elastic storage net and well is located on the left side of the cargo area for holding small items securely. In addition, four “D” rings for tying down cargo are located on the cargo area floor. The front “D” rings are chromed for an attractive finished appearance. The CR-V also includes a retractable cargo cover that can hide items stored in the cargo area behind the second-row seats. The cover and mechanism can be quickly removed and stowed on the floor. Located underneath the cargo floor is a temporary spare tire and vehicle jack.

Easy Fold-Down 60/40 Split Rear Seat
For superior rear passenger comfort and cargo carrying versatility, the CR-V has a One-Motion 60/40 Split Rear Seat. With supportive padding, reclining seatbacks and a flat floor with plenty of legroom, the backseat offers a high level of passenger comfort. But if cargo carrying is a priority, the seats can be quickly lowered to provide a large cargo deck. Each side of the split-folding seat is operated independently via an easily accessible release handle, one on each side of the cargo area. There is also a release strap for each seat that’s accessible from each rear door. A single pull on either the handle or strap stows the seat completely, by automatically tilting the seat base forward, lowering the outboard head restraint and folding the seatback forward. The process only takes seconds. To put the seats up, simply raise the backrest, flip up the head restraint and swing the seat base back into position.

Interior Features











12-Volt battery-charging system indicator

ABS indicator

Airbag system indicator

AWD indicator





Brake system indicator

Coolant temperature indicator

Cruise control indicators

Door open indicator

DRL indicator

ECON mode indicator

ECON button

Electric Power Steering (EPS) indicator

Fog lights indicator


Fuel level indicator

Headlights-On indicator

High-beam indicator

Immobilizer system indicator

Low-tire pressure indicator

Low-Fuel indicator

Low-oil pressure indicator

Maintenance Minder™ indicator

Malfunction indicator

Passenger-side side airbag-off indicator

Seat-belt reminder indicator

Security system indicator


Shift lever position indicator



Tailgate-open indicator

TPMS indicator

Transmission indicator

Turn signal/hazard indicators

VSA®11 system and VSA-off Indicators

1 HondaLink™ access within the Display Audio interface is currently only compatible with iPhone® 5 and newer models.

2 The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc., and any use of such marks by Honda Motor Co., Ltd., is under license.

3 The USB Audio Interface is used for direct connection to and control of some current digital audio players and other USB devices that contain MP3, WMA or AAC music files. Some USB devices with security software and digital rights-protected files may not work. Please see your Honda dealer for details.

4 LDW only alerts drivers when lane drift is detected without a turn signal in use. LDW may not detect all lane markings or lane departures; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and road condition. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.

5 LKAS only alerts drivers when lane drift is detected without a turn signal in use. LKAS may not detect all lane markings or lane departures; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and road condition. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.

6 Always visually confirm that it is safe to drive before backing up; the rearview camera display does not provide complete information about all conditions and objects at the rear of your vehicle.

7 Pandora, the Pandora logo, and the Pandora trade dress are trademarks or registered trademarks of Pandora Media, Inc. Used with permission. Compatible with select smartphones. See: Not all devices compatible with USB connection. Your wireless carrier’s rate plans apply.

8 The Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™ is available on EX-L models and standard on Touring models in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. (Honda HD Digital Traffic service only available in the United States, except Alaska). Please see your Honda dealer for details.

9 Display accuracy will vary based on weather, size of object and speed, and the display may not show all relevant traffic. The display is not a substitute for your own direct visual assessment of traffic conditions before changing lanes.

10 SiriusXM® services require a subscription after any trial period. If you decide to continue your SiriusXM service at the end of your trial subscription, the plan you choose will automatically renew and bill at then-current rates until you call SiriusXM at 1-866-635-2349 to cancel. See our Customer Agreement for complete terms at Fees and programming subject to change. XM satellite service is available only to those at least 18 years and older in the 48 contiguous United States and D.C.© 2014 Sirius XM Radio Inc. Sirius, XM and all related marks and logos are trademarks of Sirius XM Radio Inc.

11 VSA is not a substitute for safe driving. It cannot correct the vehicle’s course in every situation or compensate for reckless driving. Control of the vehicle always remains with the driver.