2015 Honda CR-V is Motor Trends’ 2015 SUV of the Year
CR-V Beats 2015 Subaru Outback for SUV of the Year
America’s best-selling SUV for the past decade, the Honda CR-V was named Motor Trends’ SUV of the Year for 2015. The updated 2015 Honda CR-V SUV was chosen for its fuel economy, driving dynamics, safety features, and overall refinement, according to a Honda press release. The naming of Motor Trends’ SUV of the Year means the vehicle is all-new or significantly updated. The 2015 Honda CR-V SUV beat out the likes of the BMW X4, Cadillac Escalade, Nissan Rogue, and Subaru Outback, among others.
“The 2015 Honda CR-V impressed our judges with its extensive list of delightful design and thoughtful engineering improvements,” Motor Trend’s editor-in-chief Ed Loh said. “Our editors were especially impressed by Honda’s responsive and efficient continuously-variable transmission and sophisticated safety systems – particularly the smart and seamlessly integrated Lane Keeping Assist system. Efficient, practical, and a joy to drive; the 2015 Honda CR-V does virtually everything well.”
Safety Features of the 2015 Honda CR-V SUV
The 2015 CR-V comes standard with Vehicle Stability Assist with Traction Control, ABS, daytime running lights, tire pressure monitoring system, brake assist, and electronic brake distribution. The Touring edition has the added safety features of a collision mitigation braking system, forward collision warning, and lane departure warning. These new safety features helped set the 2015 CR-V apart from its competitors.
2015 CR-V Fuel Economy
Updates to the 2015 CR-V’s fuel economy meant it faired well in relation to its low fuel consumption and carbon footprint. Its terrific efficiency translates to 27 mpg city and 34 mpg highway for two-wheel drive models. All-wheel drive models still fair well with 28 mpg city and 33 mpg highway.
2015 Honda CR-V Driving Dynamics
The 2015 Honda CR-V SUV comes standard with the all-new Honda Earth Dreams Technology 185-horsepower, 2.4-liter direct-injected four-cylinder engine and CVT (continuously variable transmission). The 2015 CR-V starts at $23,320.