At first glance the 2015 Honda CR-V does not appear to be dramatically different from its predecessors, but Honda continues to make driving the popular compact crossover SUV an ever better experience. The exterior maintains the sturdy and aggressive styling of previous models, but new color choices will be available. Even though this fourth generation model is shorter and lower, it manages to increase the interior roominess through smart design changes.
2015 Honda CR-V review
The new Honda’s small SUV comes to the market this fall slightly redesigned. On the front fascia are noticeable chromed horizontal bars on the large black grille. Inside projector beam headlights are integrated LED daytime running lights. In lowered and redesigned bumper are fitted sleeker foglights. The color body side mirrors have integrated turn signals. In order to improve aerodynamic efficiency the new CR-V has a long roofline with integrated rear spoiler. Higher trim levels are equipped with roof rails.
The interior is packed with technology and comfort that make driving a pleasure. Both drivers and passengers have plenty of legroom with the spacious interior. There is still plenty of room for cargo as well in the rear. The spacious interior will be a key selling point for drivers looking for comfort. A new design for the dashboard gives sleek styling and improves ease of use. Drivers can also expect an improved touch screen experience for the Multi-Information Display that controls the technology packed into this small SUV. Entertainment and communication options include Bluetooth and USB connectivity, Pandora Internet radio, and a premium seven speaker audio system. Higher models can also come with the Honda navigation system and a rear view camera.
2015 Honda CR-V powertrain reviews
The new direct-injected Earth Dream engine powers the new 2015 Honda CR-V. This DOHC i-VTEC 4-inline engine has 2.4-liter of displacement. It produces 185 horsepower at 6,400 rpm and 181 lb-ft of torque at 3,900 rpm. This new powerplant is paired with Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) with Sport Mode. This transmission major improvement is gained in lowering fuel consumption. With this drivetrain EPA estimated fuel efficiency is rated at 29 mpg combined (27/34 city/highway) for front-wheel-drive. When the Rear Time all-wheel-drive is chosen the fuel consumption is rated at 28 mpg combined (26/33 city/highway).
2015 Honda CRV price and available trim models
The 2015 Honda CR-V will be available in four trim models: the basic LX, the mid-level EX, EX-L and Touring. No matter which model and extras are chosen, the CR-V remains an affordable choice. The MSRP for base LX model with FWD is $24,150 and goes up to $33,600 for top Touring model with drive on all wheels.
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