2015 Honda CR-V Motor Trend SUV of the Year
When news of the Honda CR-V’s mid-cycle refresh broke, we knew we were in store for some nice upgrades and improvements. Little did we know it would become one of the best SUVs of 2015, at least according to Motor Trend. We say that because the 2015 Honda CR-V has been named the 2015 Motor Trend SUV of the Year.
Receiving this prestigious award from such a reputable source is certainly not an easy feat, but one Honda earned after giving the CR-V its most significant mid-cycle refresh ever. With an affordable price, comfort and convenience that meet the needs of most crossover shoppers and a fun driving experience, there is a lot to love about the 2015 Honda CR-V. That said, here are some of the key points Motor Trend discussed after naming the new CR-V the best five-passenger SUV of 2015.
With a new Earth Dreams 2.4-litre direct-injection engine with a lighter die-cast aluminum block, the 2015 Honda CR-V now offers 181 pound-feet of torque, which marks an 11 percent improvement from the 2014 model. Horsepower holds strong at 185 hp, but efficiency takes a huge leap forward, as the 2015 model returns efficiency ratings as many as 58.8L/ km more than the outgoing model.
The revamped engine pairs with a CVT that is very similar to the one in the 2015 Honda Civic, which has also received critical acclaim from Motor Trend and several other online reviewers. With a Sport Mode to help you boost performance, there are plenty of thrills to be had behind the wheel of the 2015 Honda CR-V in Edmonton AB.
Meeting the Needs of CUV Drivers
Motor Trend extensively discusses the convenience and practicality of the 2015 Honda CR-V. Attributes like abundant rear-seat legroom, a compact exterior that makes for enhance maneuverability, and a 2 cubic-meter cargo space with the seats folded flat, the 2015 Honda CR-V meets the needs of a variety of drivers.
On its way to becoming the 2015 Motor Trend SUV of the Year, the crossover faced competition from the likes of the Chevy Tahoe, Porsche Macan, Mercedes-Benz GLA and BMW X4, making this award even more satisfying
You can read the entire review from Motor Trend here. Also, take a few minutes to read our comparison between the 2015 and 2014 Honda CR-V, so you can see exactly where the crossover improved from last year.