I've been looking at the 2019 Touring AWD and have a good deal worked with the dealer. I'm not that concerned about the oil dilution issue given that I live in Texas and most trips will be more than a few miles... But I've also run across allot of chatter about battery/charging issues. This particular CRV was sitting on the lot for a couple of months and the battery was dead with 29 miles on it. The dealer did replace the battery. Is this a sign of issues to come?
For all of you that have bought a newer CRV, would you recommend buying or find something else? I'm also considering waiting for a 2020 model, but I'm sure that will cost me a couple thousand more.
I have a 2019 Honda CRV EXL, and the vehicle has been great. No real issues to date, and the recall item was taken care of promptly by the dealer. I have not experienced any issues with battery, charging, oil dlution or tranny issues. The car runs great. The only complaint I have is with the Android /APPLE car play USB hook up. It is rather sensitive and any movement of the cable to my phone may disconnect it, and force me to reset the connection by unplugging the cord into my phone, and plugging it back in. I have read a few other people complaints of the same issue. The Honda display interface is a bit cumbersome (lots of menus within menus to get at features) and should be improved by Honda. But these are minor issues unrelated to the driving experience. Overall a great vehicle. If you are looking at the touring, money should not be an issue so it may be best that you get a 2020 CRV because it has improved airbags.