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Will the US version include the interior from the hybrid in Europe? also what are all the other buttons for next to the shift selector above and below the econ button? As well as more buttons on the drivers lower right of dash that has the rear hatch and other Honda Safety buttons?
 

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I hope not, I hate those button shifters! I like to have something to hold onto and move forward or backward, not just some tiny button.

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I hope not, I hate those button shifters! I like to have something to hold onto and move forward or backward, not just some tiny button.

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Rob, I hope no one takes a swing at this. You have to quit lobbing softballs.

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Those buttons likely reflect a different mix of options packages (maybe some of them are related to the Hybrid powertrain); I wouldn't view that as a new interior.

When the Gen5 goes through mid-cycle refresh, the changes will be more noticeable than that.

I think I could get used to a button shifter. Certainly it's better than the infamous "Monostable" shifter that killed Anton Yelchin. (Looked like a lever, felt like a lever, worked more like the shifter on a motorcycle.)
 

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Looks like the push button shifter in the '19 RDX. It is actually pretty intuitive once you use it a couple of times.

Maybe this is the new improved shifter button that has been mentioned? :banana:
 

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Looks like the push button shiftier in the '19 RDX. It is actually pretty intuitive once you use it a couple of times.

Maybe this is the new improved shiftier button that has been mentioned? :banana:
Yes, it's the exact same as the RDX. When we looked at the RDX as a potential replacement for my wife's CR-V, she hated it. Actually, she didn't like many of the new shifters found in vehicles like the Q5, X3 and GLC. Some people just don't like change. :)
 

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Yes, it's the exact same as the RDX. When we looked at the RDX as a potential replacement for my wife's CR-V, she hated it. Actually, she didn't like many of the new shifters found in vehicles like the Q5, X3 and GLC. Some people just don't like change. :)
I look at the RDX every few years but my wife has no love for it. She will not support paying $10,000 more for a car she likes less than the CR-V.
 

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I've never looked at the Odyssey, since we're long past any need for a minivan. However, I just happened to notice that it is now using this new shifter. I'm now sure that it's just a matter of time, like probably next year, that the CR-V will be getting it.

Odyssey Shifter:

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RDX Shifter:

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Besides the stick (which I love, BTW), what about that head unit? It has a nice display and knobs and buttons!
 

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Besides the stick (which I love, BTW), what about that head unit? It has a nice display and knobs and buttons!
The Clarity has the same push button setup as in the Odyssey pic. It seems to be where Honda is going.

I have one of each style and prefer the stick only because I use it to rest my hand on, but it's not something I care enough about that I would reject a car bc of it.

I like the clean look and extra leg space of the buttons.

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Image taken from Honda UK catalog. You can see it online.
 

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I wonder how many remember what happened when push button transmissions were popular the first time? If I recall, Chrysler introduced push buttons in 1956 and it was across their line and it then went to Rambler and Edsel. It was the thing to have for a while but people rejected it and as far as I know, push button transmissions ended at the end of the 1964 model years. Chrysler didn't have park on their large cars but did on their compacts (Valiant, Lancer, etc).
 

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Guys, the transmission is different for the Honda Hybrids. Actually, if you read about it, the Honda Hybrids really don't have a transmission anymore, at least not in the traditional sense.

Like the Clarity and the Insight, Honda puts in the push button transmission for those vehicles, not for vehicles equipped with a CVT. Honda also uses the pushbutton selector for the 10-spd auto that you see in the Pilot, Odyssey and Accord.

So, for those that don't like the pushbutton gear selector, don't fret, you won't see it in the non-hybrid model CR-V. At least not until the 6th gen comes out anyway.

BTW, I have the pushbutton selector in my Accord and I think it's way better than the antiquated lever selector in our CR-V as well as what's in most other cars with an automatic or CVT. The part I like most is when you park the car, you just hit the ON/OFF start button and the transmission automatically goes into park. Just one small thing to make life easier, IMO. The other thing I like is there is nothing sticking up out of the center console to get in the way, it's a much cleaner, much more space efficient way of doing things.

I believe the reason for the come back of the pushbutton gear selector is that today's transmissions no longer need a mechanical link to select the operating mode of the transmission. PRDRL can all be selected electronically, hence the clunky lever is a holdover for people how like or are used to that way of selecting the operating mode of the transmission. Many luxury and now moderately priced vehicles are dumping those old fashioned gear selectors and are installing pushbuttons, a rotary knob (Chrysler/RAM), or a joystick style selector (as I've seen on many German cars, Hyundai, and Nissan). Face it, the days of the clunky gear shift selectors are numbered, just like the old column shifters you don't see much anymore.
 

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So, for those that don't like the pushbutton gear selector, don't fret, you won't see it in the non-hybrid model CR-V. At least not until the 6th gen comes out anyway.
This is good information. To add, iirc there isn't a mechanical link between the mechanical shifter on the CVTs, so it is a natural evolution to get rid of it completely. So really the mechanical shifter is more of a large clunky multifunction digital switch.

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I wonder how many remember what happened when push button transmissions were popular the first time? If I recall, Chrysler introduced push buttons in 1956 and it was across their line and it then went to Rambler and Edsel. It was the thing to have for a while but people rejected it and as far as I know, push button transmissions ended at the end of the 1964 model years. Chrysler didn't have park on their large cars but did on their compacts (Valiant, Lancer, etc).
I remember those from my teenage years. I never realized, until I watched this week's episode of "My Classic Car," that there was no Park position push button:

https://www.allpar.com/mopar/transmissions/pushbuttons.htm

BTW, I exchanged emails with Dennis Gage, host of "My Classic Car" last year. A staff member at my alma mater knows him and, after seeing my '57 Pontiac on a visit from IL to here in AZ, he mentioned Dennis. Dennis really liked my '57 Pontiac from the pictures I sent and told me he'd like to see it in person if he ever was in the Prescott Valley, AZ, area. He told me last year was his 23rd year with the program and he plans on two more to make it 25 years before he calls it quits. He loves doing it, but he spends too much time on the road to do it.
 
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