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Fun for All in the Honda CR-V
The Honda CR-V is part of the highly competitive compact crossover SUV segment, yet it still manages to easily stand out from the other models in New Jersey. The CR-V is known for its fun-to-drive feel and fuel efficiency, both of which are enhanced by the latest model’s turbocharged engine. Of course, the CR-V is also highly versatile and spacious despite being a compact vehicle. When you fold down the rear seats, the CR-V gives you 75.8 cubic feet of storage. Even with all five seats occupied, you have 39.2 cubes behind the second row.
Speaking of the second row, adults will find it spacious and comfortable, even on long road trips. The cabin is actually comfortable from any seating position with available leather trim, heated front seats, and 12-way power adjustment for the driver. The Honda CR-V is also among the safest models in its class, courtesy of the available Honda Sensing suite with its advanced features like Adaptive Cruise Control, Collision Mitigation Braking System, and Road Departure Mitigation System.
A Closer Look at the 2018 Honda CR-V
Following its complete overhaul for 2017, the CR-V made few major changes for the 2018 model year. It retains a stronghold in the compact crossover market, with Honda devotees and newly won-over drivers alike being drawn in by the CR-V’s incredible cargo space and technology features galore. Safety is also a priority in the CR-V, with the Honda Sensing suite of safety and driver-assistance features equipped on three of the four available trims.
With its standard CVT and energetic powertrain that includes a 1.5L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine on the EX trim and above, the CR-V promises efficiency combined with great road performance. Two-wheel drive is standard, but for those who want to tackle tough terrain or more confidently manage frequently changing weather conditions, all trims are available with Real Time All-Wheel Drive with Intelligent Control.
Creating the Current Model: CR-V History
The Honda CR-V didn’t hit the American market until 1997, two years after arriving in Japan. The CR-V was an immediate success, leading to Honda dropping their Passport, a similarly-sized model made by Isuzu. The CR-V had loose influences from the Civic and was geared towards young families. It had a unibody construction, 126 horsepower, and four-wheel independent suspension plus available Real-Time AWD. The 2002 CR-V got a new suspension and body for the second generation along with a new 160-horsepower engine with i-VTEC variable valve timing for efficiency. The third generation arrived as a 2007 model year with a more quiet and comfortable cabin, a new rigid body design, and a fully independent suspension. It actually got shorter overall, although it also got wider and more spacious overall.
Hondas Abound At Garden State Honda
The Honda CR-V is a favorite car among many drivers because of its compact versatility and the fact it is loaded with technology. To truly get a feel for this car, you need to take it for a test drive. You can try may different options at Garden State Honda in Clifton, NJ. Our dealership can answer all your questions, show you around the different models and trims and help you find the perfect vehicle for you and your family. Give us a call to learn more!