Honda CR-V is the Best-Selling Crossover in 2014
CR-V is Best-Selling Crossover for Third Consecutive Year
Motor Trend announced that for the third-consecutive year the Honda CR-V is the best-selling crossover. In 2014, 335,019 units were sold, which is 28,807 more units than the crossover that placed second on the list. The CR-V outsold the Ford Escape, Toyota RAV4, Jeep Cherokee, and Subaru Forester, among others.
Not only is the CR-V a best-selling crossover, it was named the 2015 SUV of the Year by Motor Trend. On top of that, the CR-V is a Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Award winner and the winner of the Automotive Lease Guide Residual Value Award. The CR-V also fares well in safety having been named an IIHS Top Safety Pick+. 2014 was a great year for the Honda CR-V!
How Does the CR-V Compare to its Competitors?
In comparing the base prices of the 2015 Honda CR-V LX, 2015 Ford Escape S, 2015 Toyota RAV4 LE, and 2015 Subaru Forester 2.5i, all are very similarly priced at about $23,000. After 60 months the CR-V retains 42 percent of its value according to the ALG. The Escape holds 37 percent of its value. The CR-V also has the best fuel economy* of the four, getting 27 city/ 34 highway/ 29 combined. The Toyota RAV4 has the second best with 24/31//26 mpg.
The CR-V has the advantage in performance. It gets 185 horsepower at 6,400 RPM and 181 pound-foot torque at 3,900 RPM. The second-best in performance is the Toyota RAV4 with 176 horsepower at 6,000 RPM and 172 pound-foot torque at 4,100 RPM. Hill start assist is standard on the CR-V, Escape, and Forester. “When the driver’s foot moves from the brake pedal to the accelerator, hill start assist will maintain brake-line pressure, giving the driver time to push the accelerator and resume motion,” according to Honda.
The 2014 CR-V also has the best NHTSA safety rating of the four. The CR-V is 5-star rated overall, in the frontal crash test, and in the side crash test. The 2015 Subaru Forester is also 5-star rated overall, but 4-star rated in the frontal crash test. The 2015 Ford Escape and 2015 Toyota RAV4 are 4-star rated overall and in the frontal crash test. All vehicles are 5-star rated in the side crash test.
In terms of capacity, the CR-V has the second-best cargo volume of the four with 35.3 cubic feet of space. The Toyota RAV4 has the most with 38.4 cubic feet. In maximum cargo volume and passenger space, the Subaru Forester is the winner. It has 74.7 cubic feet of maximum cargo space, while the CR-V has 70.9 cubic feet of space. The passenger space in the Forester is 108.3 cubic feet and in the CR-V it is 104.1 cubic feet.
Rearview cameras, a multi-function remote, cargo area tie-downs, automatic headlights, and auto-off headlights are standard on all four vehicles.
*Based on EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle