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Hey all...

My dad says he has an EX ‘17 made for Canada, and mine’s an ‘18 EX made for the US.

His seems to resemble what I thought would be an LX for Canada, even though his sales receipt says it is an EX.

For example:

  • his has no moonroof. I thought the EX and higher trims had that in Canada.
  • his has 17” wheels, which I thought was only for LX
  • his has no USB ports in the rear passenger area, where has my EX does.
  • His does not have back up sensors, which I thought came with all EXs in Canada and US.
- same entertainment & HVAC systems, and most of the same electronics.

He seems to think that some of these options can be special ordered in Canada, whereas I am not convinced that’s true. In the US, you take the car as is, or leave it.

Does this seem like an LX in Canada? I’m wondering if the small town dealer he bought it from either didn’t know any better, or stiffed him.

What does your LX or EX in Canada look like?
I have a 2017 Canadian AWD LX.
Easiest way to differentiate a Canadian LX 2wd from a LX AWD (besides the 4WD on the tailgate) is the presence of the Sensing ACC radar cruise control in the center of the front grille.
To differentiate a Canadian LX AWD from a EX (which in Canada is always AWD), the wheels and regular size sunroof are the first thing to spot.
Both LX have the same 17in while the EX and above all have the same design of 18in (with black paint on the Touring version).
To differentiate a EX from a EX-L, look inside for leather seats.
And finally, a Touring has the panorama sunroof, tailgate badging, integrated tailpipes and roof rails.

BTW, the location of the assembly plant is totally irrelevant. Vehicles sold both in Canada and US can be assembled in Honda's US or Canadian plants.
Based on your description, I'm 100% positive your father has a Canada-spec LX AWD (exact same model as me).

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We're finding out that CRVs sold in New Zealand (presume elsewhere also) have fittings on the CVT for a Honda stacked plate style tranny cooler. USA CVTs do not have the fittings that allow the addition of a tranny cooler. Also, Honda dealers in New Zealand (presume elsewhere also) will not install a Honda trailer hitch unless a Honda tranny cooler is also installed.
I'm from Australia and when I bought 2018 LX and asked for a tow bar, they said that the tow bar kit included a transmission cooler. I was happy to pay the extra cost to protect the CVT.

Honda CRV 2019 2.4L CVT Touring
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Based on my own research, not all inclusive


360 Panoramic Image SystemChina
Adaptive Cruise Control with Low Speed FollowU.S., Australia, New Zealand, Philippines, South Africa, Taiwan, China, Malaysia, Puerto Rico, Bangladesh, Egypt
Auto High BeamU.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Taiwan, China
Automatic Parking Assistance System w/ 8 sensorsChina
Blind Spot Information SystemU.S., Canada (Touring), South Africa, China, Puerto Rico, Bangladesh
Electronic Parking Brake w/ Brake HoldAll
Collision Mitigation Braking System/Forward Collision WarningU.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Philippines, South Africa, Taiwan, China, Malaysia, Puerto Rico, Bangladesh
Driver Attention MonitorAll
Emergency Stop SignalIndonesia, Philippines, Brazil, South Africa, China, Malaysia, Bangladesh, Middle East
Front Parking SensorAustralia, Caribbean/Latin America, Malaysia, Thailand, South Africa, Korea, Brunei, Russia, Azerbaijan, Ukraine
Rear Parking SensorAustralia, Caribbean/Latin America, Malaysia, Thailand, Chile, South Africa, Middle East, China, Bangladesh Accessory, Middle East, Antigua, Colombia, El Salvador, Russia, Azerbaijan, Ukraine, or (inferior) U.S. Accessory
Lane Keeping Assist System/Road Departure Mitigation SystemU.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Philippines, South Africa, Taiwan, China, Malaysia, Puerto Rico, Bangladesh, Egypt
LaneWatchAll except U.S.
Rain-sensing WipersU.S. (Touring), Canada (Touring), Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, South Africa, Middle East, Korea, China, Brunei, Middle East, Colombia, El Salvador, Russia, Azerbaijan, Ukraine
Reverse Tilt Side MirrorAustralia, Caribbean/Latin America, Indonesia, China, Brazil, South Africa, Middle East, Brunei, Singapore, Russia, Ukraine
Power Retractable Side MirrorMalaysia, Singapore, Colombia, Russia, Ukraine
Traffic Sign Recognition SystemChina

Heating and Climate

Heated Side MirrorU.S., Canada, Australia, South Africa, China, Puerto Rico, Russia, Korea, Azerbaijan, Ukraine
Front Wiper Deicer/Heated WindshieldCanada, Russia, Ukraine, UK
Front Heated SeatsU.S., Canada, Australia, South Africa, Korea, China, Russia, Azerbaijan, Ukraine
Rear Heated Outboard SeatsCanada (EX-L, Touring), Korea, China, Russia, Azerbaijan, Ukraine
Heated Steering WheelCanada (EX-L, Touring), U.S. Accessory, Korea, Azerbaijan
Rear Ceiling-Mounted A/CIndonesia, Australia, Brunei
Panasonic nanoe Air PurificationIndonesia


Active Cornering LightsAustralia, New Zealand, Caribbean/Latin America, South Africa, Korea, China, Malaysia, Brunei, Ukraine
LED Fog LightsAll except U.S., China
Rear Fog LightMiddle East, Taiwan
LED HeadlightsAll
LED Interior Reading LightsCaribbean/Latin America, Taiwan
LED Front Ambient Footlights Accessory BlueU.S. Russia
LED Front Ambient Footlights WhiteU.S./Canada (Touring), South Africa, China, Caribbean/Latin America
LED Door Handle and Pocket Ambient Lights BlueRussia
LED Door Handle Ambient Lights WhiteU.S. (Touring)
Glovebox LightAustralia, Brazil, South Africa, China


Digital RadioU.S. HD Radio (EX-L Nav/Touring), Canada HD Radio (Touring), Australia DAB+, Puerto Rico HD Radio
HDMI PortAll except U.S.
7" TouchscreenAll except indonesia
9" A/V TouchscreenIndonesia
Rear Armrest Entertainment ConsoleChina
SiriusXM Satellite RadioU.S. (EX, EX-L, Touring), Canada (EX-L, Touring), Puerto Rico


7 Seats/Third RowAustralia, New Zealand, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Japan, Brunei, Singapore
7 Speed Paddle ShiftAll except U.S.
Capless Gas TankUS, Canada
Cargo Accessory Power SocketCanada
Electronic Gear Selector (like Odyssey)Philippines, China
Full Size SpareCaribbean/Latin America, Indonesia, Thailand, South Africa, Canada
HUDRussia, Brazil, Chile, Korea, China, Caribbean/Latin America, Colombia, Ukraine
Leather Knee PadIndonesia, Caribbean/Latin America, South America, Australia
Panoramic Moon RoofAll except U.S., Korea
Power Moon RoofU.S., Canada (EX, EX-L), Korea, Puerto Rico
Tailgate SpoilerAustralia, New Zealand, U.K., Phillipines, Middle East, Taiwan, Korea, China, Malaysia, Singapore, Russia, Ukraine
Power TailgateAll
Hands Free Tailgate (Foot)U.S. Touring/U.S. Accessory, Canada (Touring), Mexico, Thailand, Brazil, Chile, Carribean/Latin America, Puerto Rico, Bangladesh
HomeLinkU.S. (EX-L, Touring), Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico
Mud Guards (standard)Bangladesh
Washer Fluid Low Driver Information Interface WarningCanada, Russia, Ukraine


1.5L Turbo 4 cyl DOHC w/ CVT Transmission 184-190hpU.S. (EX, EX-L, Touring), Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, Indonesia, Taiwan, Argentina, Brazil, Peru, Chile, South Africa, China, Korea, Malaysia, Caribbean/Latin America, Puerto Rico, Bangladesh, Brunei, Singapore, Jordan, Uruguay, France (2019)
1.5L Turbo 4 cyl DOHC w/ 5-speed Manual TransmissionEurope
2.4L 4 cyl i-VTEC w/ CVT Transmission 184hp/173hpU.S. (LX), Mexico, Thailand, Taiwan, Peru, Middle East, Caribbean/Latin America, Bahrain, Kuwait, Ghana, Saudi Arabia, Russia, Azerbaijan, Ukraine
2.0L i-VTEC w/ CVT Automatic 152hpPhillipines, Indonesia, Pakistan, South Africa, China, Malaysia, Russia, Ukraine
1.6L i-DTEC Diesel Turbo w/ Manual Transmission or 9 Speed Transmission 160hpThailand, Phillipines
2.0L Atkinson Cycle inline-4 HybridJapan, China, France (2019), U.K. (2019)


Fog Light Chrome GarnishU.S. (Touring), Caribbean/Latin America (Accessory), Middle East
Door Lower Chrome GarnishU.S. (Touring), Philippines, Middle East
Moccha Brown Leather Interior OptionChina
Wood Trim, Center ConsoleIndonesia, Malaysia, Taiwan, China, Philippines, Brunei, Antigua

Trim Levels

Regional Differences

  • North America: U.S.A, Canada, Mexico
  • South America: Peru, Brazil, Argentina, Chile
  • Japan
  • Europe: Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland
  • Africa and the Middle East: UAE, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Pakistan, South Africa, more...
  • Asia/Oceania: India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Taiwan, Korea, Australia, New Zealand
  • China

  • Sayama, Japan
  • Swindon, England (4th gen)
  • East Liberty, OH, USA
  • Greensburg, IN USA
  • Alliston, ON Canada
  • Wuhan, Hubei, China (Dongfeng Honda Automobile Company)
  • Karawang, Indonesia
  • Ayutthaya, Thailand
  • Melaka, Malaysia
  • Pingtung County, Taiwan
NOTE: Updated based on the thread as of 12/2018
Please note that for the Middle East - Bahrain I found some discrepancies in your information under the following categories. These were found on my Touring trim - Year 2019 model.
Glovebox Light - Available
Panoramic Moon roof - Not available
Power Moon roof - Available
Hands-Free Tailgate (Foot) - Available
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