Advantages and Disadvantages of Buying Honda CR-V Car

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Honda CR-V is turning out to be one of the best cars for middle class population. The car has numerous advantages over other brands, something that attract potential car owners into buying it.

The CR-V is the best-selling SUV in the U.S. and has been for the past decade. The updated 2015 CR-V raises the bar even further vs the competition and, as a direct result, has been named Motor Trend’s SUV of the Year for 2015. Why is the CR-V so popular? Because it provides what compact CUV buyers want, including:

  • Targeted top safety ratings
  • An extensive list of standard and available safety features
  • Class-leading (non-hybrid) EPA fuel economy ratings
  • Enjoyable driving dynamics
  • Roomy and family-friendly interior with lots of storage spaces
  • Long list of standard comfort and convenience features
  • Unmatched value
  • Renowned reliability
  • High resale values/low cost of ownership


2015 CR-V vs. 2015 Escape

Odyssey’s top advantages include:

Significantly Higher EPA Fuel Economy Ratings
The 2015 CR-V EX-L AWD with CVT has a 4-mpg city rating advantage, a 3-mpg highway rating advantage, and a 3-mpg combined rating advantage vs the 2015 Ford Escape Titanium 4WD with its turbocharged 4-cylinder engine and 6-speed automatic transmission.

Roomier Rear Seat/More Cargo Space
With 3.4 cubic feet more overall passenger volume, CR-V offers rear seat passengers 1.5 inches more legroom, 0.7 inches more hiproom, and 1.1 inches more shoulder room than Escape. In addition, the CR-V has 1.0 cubic foot more standard cargo volume. Edmunds.com notes that CR-V has “abundant passenger and cargo room” and “nifty self-folding rear seats”.

Historically Better Reliability
According to USNews.com, the 2014 CR-V’s reliability rating is “Among The Best”. The 2014 Escape’s is “About Average”. (Reliability ratings are not available for 2015 models.)

2015 CR-V vs. 2015 Rogue
Odyssey’s top advantages include:

Capable and Refined Powertrain
CR-V’s 2.4-liter engine and CVT transmission provide responsive and refined power. In naming the 2015 CR-V its SUV of the Year for 2015, the editors at Motor Trend noted, “Our editors were especially impressed by Honda’s responsive and efficient continuously-variable transmission,” and said it was “a joy to drive”. In contrast, Edmunds.com criticized the 2015 Nissan Rogue for its “noisy engine under hard acceleration” and “lackluster power”.

Greater Towing Capacity
CR-V provides greater utility when needed with an additional 500 pounds of towing capacity vs the 2015 Nissan Rogue: 1,500 pounds vs 1,000 pounds.

Historically Better Reliability
According to USNews.com, the 2014 CR-V’s reliabilit rating is “Among The Best”. The 2014 Rogue’s is “About Average”. (Reliability ratings are not available for 2015 models.)

2015 CR-V vs. 2015 RAV4
Odyssey’s top advantages include:

Significantly Higher EPA Fuel Economy Ratings
The 2015 CR-V EX-L AWD with CVT has a 4-mpg city rating advantage, a 4-mpg highway rating advantage, and a 3-mpg combined rating advantage vs the 2015 Toyota RAV4 Limited AWD with its 6-speed automatic transmission. In addition to its fuel economy advantages, CR-V’s 2.4-liter engine is also more powerful than RAV4’s 2.5-liter 4-cylinder, producing 9 more horsepower and 9 more lb-ft of torque.

Roomier Rear Seat
CR-V offers rear-seat passengers 1.1 inches more legroom, 4.2 inches more hiproom, and 1.0 inch more shoulder room than RAV4.

Standard Popular Features
In addition to efficient and responsive direct injection fuel delivery system for its engine, popular comfort and convenience features like Hill Start Assist, leather-trimmed seats, an illuminated vanity mirror, and overheard storage are standard on CR-V, but not available on RAV4.

One of the best things about Honda CR-V is that it can comfortably be driven in rough roads, away from tarmac road,the reason many developing countries are importing the car for personal use.

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