Visually, the biggest changes are up front where the updated CR-V features a two-layer grille with U-shaped chrome bars at the top and bottom. This is flanked by a new set of headlights with built-in LED daytime driving lights.
Underneath there's a revised bumper assembly featuring a bash-plate-style lower portion and rectangular fog lights with chrome bezels.
At the rear, the CR-V's tail-lights have been tweaked and now feature jewel-like reflectors. Also top-spec models feature a bull-horn-shaped thick slab of chrome-plated plastic between the windshield glass and the rest of the tailgate.
Like the front, the rear bumpers have been modified. They now feature a silver plastic portion, while the reflectors have been enlarged and moved up to near the lower edge of the tailgate.
In the US the revised CR-V is available exclusively with a direct injection version of Honda's 2.4-litre Earth Dreams four-cylinder engine. Generating 138kW of power and 245Nm of torque, the new engine produces 24Nm more torque, but the same amount of power as the outgoing 2.4-litre engine. The sole transmission offered Stateside is a CVT.
A 7-inch touchscreen for the audio system is now standard issue in the US. Other newly available features include a power operated tailgated, 10-way electric driver's seat with memory settings, forward collision warning, automated emergency braking, lane keeping assistance and lane departure warning, and active cruise control.
The updated CR-V will go on sale in Australia in December. It will likely sport most, if not all, of the aesthetic changes seen above; equipment levels and drivetrain combinations for the local model have yet to be announced.