This is a great article about the realities of why people really buy crossovers and how the 2014 Honda CR-V exceeds expectations when it comes what people really want from their crossover: to make life easier.
It’s true. People shopping for a crossover aren’t usually really looking for something to haul an oversized boat or looking to go romping in the seriously rugged territory.
No, what people desiring a crossover really want is space, to have seats fold with the simple tug of a lever, great gas mileage, and available all-wheel drive for when the weather gets bad.
“The standout feature in our opinion is the marvelously roomy back seat, which is easily accessed through big back doors that open nearly 90 degrees. That seat also folds with ease. Pull a fabric tether and — viola! — the cushion tumbles, the seat back folds and a flat load floor is created from tailgate to front seats. That same folding ballet can be initiated with a pair of handy pull handles in the cargo bay. Either way, it creates a generous 71 cubic feet of cargo room.”
The Honda CR-V has been the best-selling crossover in the United States for a decade because people, especially families, recognize that it does what we need. It may not be the most stylish or zippiest on the road, but when it comes of functionality and safety (arguably two of the most important things when its transporting your wee ones), the Honda CR-V can’t be beat, including the 2014 Honda CR-V
It is, in fact, “… a marvelous helpmate in simply getting through daily life.”
Stop by Apple Valley Honda, Sims Honda, or Northwest Honda dealerships to take the 2014 Honda CR-V out for a test drive with the kids and see exactly how it can help make your daily life a bit easier.
Honda announced that it is expanding the availability of SiriusXM radio on Many several Honda models.
According to this article, “For the first time, SiriusXM will be offered on the Fit, CR-Z, and Insight models. Additionally, Honda will expand availability of the radio service on the Accord, Civic, CR-V, and Pilot. Acura ILX buyers will get SiriusXM as standard equipment.”
“We think this is just another example of Honda giving drivers what they want,” said Tod McLaughlin, general manager at Apple Valley Honda in Wenatchee. “Offering SiriusXM radio in more vehicles simply gives people more options and a higher tech ride; that’s what most people want.”
Back the to the article, “American Honda first introduced the satellite radio service in 2003. The recent expansion is part of an agreement between Honda and Sirius XM Radio to extend their partnership through January 2020. Right now, customers who purchase a Honda or Acura vehicle with satellite radio receive a 3-month subscription to the radio company’s All Access Package, giving them access to everything from NFL games to NASCAR events to Oprah Radio.”
Stop by Apple Valley Honda, Northwest Honda, or Sims Honda dealership today to take any of these models for a test drive and find out how having SiriusXM radio can improve your drive.
This is press release from a local Honda dealership located in Wisconsin. They’ve done some great comparisons between the Honda CR-V and Ford SUVs. Check it out below. If Wisconsin is too far for you to get your Honda CR-V fix, then stop by Apple Valley Honda in Wenatchee, Northwest Honda in Bellingham, or Sims Honda in Burlington!
RHINELANDER, Wis., Oct. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — Rhinelander Honda is committed to being a primary resource for people looking for their first or next Honda car, truck or SUV. They have employed a series of online tools to make the research phase of vehicle shopping as painless as possible. During that research process, customers are often tasked with comparing vehicles on a head-to-head basis. Trying to find those measurements and scores can be very difficult, especially when comparing similar vehicles between two different automakers. The staff at Rhinelander Honda has done some of that leg work for its customers and compared two of the most popular crossover SUVs on the market today; the 2014 Honda CR-V vs. the 2014 Ford Escape.
As for the differences of the Honda CR-V and the Ford Escape, a few jump right off of the page to those deciding which vehicle to finally take home with them. The 2014 Honda CR-V is powered by a 2.4-liter, four-cylinder engine that produces 185 horsepower while recording more than 20 miles per gallon during city driving conditions and breaking the 30-mile per gallon barrier while driving on the highway, according to Environmental Protection Agency estimates. There are more engine options available for the 2014 Ford Edge; however those are only available on some of the higher priced upper trims. The base engine of the 2014 Edge is a 2.5-liter, four-cylinder that makes 168 horsepower while getting very similar EPA fuel-economy scores to the 2014 Honda CR-V.The 2014 Honda CR-V available in Rhinelander has been one of the most popular crossover SUVs since it was released to the public sometime ago. The new CR-V, like its predecessors, offers one of the most compliant and comfortable rides in its automotive industry segment. One of several things that have made crossover SUVs more popular than older, more rough-and-tumble designs has been the unibody construction of the Honda CR-V’s frame. This design feature allows the CR-V to be much more nimble through tight spaces like parking structures or parking lots. Drivers that have never driven an SUV before will have a very small learning curve coming from a sedan.
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We love all things creative. Especially Honda commercials.
Especially when they aren’t what you expect and surprise you.
Check out one of Honda’s latest commercials for the CR-V HERE and you’ll understand what we’re talking about.
The US News and World Report website did a thorough study of the best compact SUVs on the market and the 2014 Honda CR-V is definitely at the top of its class.
- #2 in Affordable Compact SUV
- #1 in Affordable Compact SUVs with 2nd row
- #2 in Affordable Crossover SUV
“The 2014 truly is one of the compact SUVs money can buy,” said Keith Hofkamp, general manager at Sims Honda dealership in Burlington. “It’s roomy, versatile, and gets good gas mileage. It’s also one of the, if not the, safest compact SUVs on the market.”
That’s what we’re saying, but here’s what everyone else is saying:
- Roomy, fuel-efficient and loaded with family-friendly features, the 2014 Honda CR-V is our top choice among compact crossover SUVs.” –Edmunds
- “The 2014 Honda CR-V sails into the new year with little changed, not that one of the best-selling compact SUVs on the market needed changing.” – Kelley Blue Book
- “CR-V continues to excel for its “just-right” blend of comfort, refinement, passenger room, and cargo versatility. It’s competitively priced, too.” — Consumer Guide (2013)
- “Some of its competitors lean on styling and upmarket features to appeal to customers, but Honda is relying on the core strengths of its product. As a package, the CR-V remains pretty unbeatable. That certainly won’t come as a surprise to existing CR-V owners.” – Automobile Magazine (2012)
If you think that sounds pretty good (let’s be honest, that sounds really good), stop by Sims Honda, Northwest Honda, or Apple Valley Honda dealership today!
We love the Honda CR-V. Turns out, we aren’t the only ones.
Check out the first paragraph of this review, “The all-new, fourth-generation Honda CR-V debuted late last year with upscale styling, excellent fuel efficiency, and a host of standard convenience features, making it one of the most fun and functional compact SUVs in America. The CR-V returns for 2013 as an IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK and is distinguished by a NHTSA 5-star Overall Vehicle Score. Along the way, it has also earned awards from Edmunds.com, Kelley Blue Book’s kbb.com and J.D. Power and Associates.”
Yeah. That pretty much sums it up.
But there’s more.
Here are the highlights:
- Body: “aggressive and aerodynamic”, lightweight suspension
- Interior: “The interior of the 2013 Honda CR-V combines a sedan-like driving position with abundant comfort and convenience features, and standout utility and versatility. The CR-V’s “small on the outside, big on the inside” packaging is the key to its appeal. The roomy 5-passenger seating layout provides plenty of space to stretch out, front and rear, and there’s abundant storage, including a large center console.” Also the 60/40 easy fold-down seats for bigger loads.
- Safety: “The CR-V has been named a TOP SAFETY PICK (the highest rating possible) by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The rating recognizes vehicles that do the best job of protecting vehicle occupants involved in front, side and rear crashes.”
- Power: “All CR-V models are powered by a 2.4-liter i-VTEC 4-cylinder engine with 185 horsepower and 163 lb-ft. of torque.”
Stop by Sims Honda, Apple Valley Honda, or Northwest Honda today so you can take the new Honda CR-V out for a test drive!
While we try to keep things local (or at least national) on the BlogHonda blog, we also like to brag about the accolades given to Honda vehicles overseas. It reminds us that Honda is a globally recognized brand for its excellence, safety, and reliability.
Like this article that tells about how the Honda CR-V has been rated one of the safest vehicles in Europe by Europe’s vehicle safety organization, NCAP. It was just given a 5-star rating! (Five stars is good in anyone’s book, right?!)
The rating was based on the following items:
- occupant protection
- child protection
- pedestrian protection
- availability of driving aids
One thing that stuck out to me in reviewing these was “pedestrian protection.” Here in the United States, I don’t think we worry too much about way of protecting pedestrians that may get struck by a vehicle. I’d be interested to learn about that and how we can better protect pedestrians in the U.S.
“The new CR-V’s top safety rating reflects Honda’s commitment to overall vehicle safety. Honda’s commitment to safety is embodied by the term ‘Safety for Everyone; safety for drivers, but also safety for passengers, pedestrians and occupants of all vehicles. Honda’s car-to-car crash test facility at the Tochigi R&D plant analyses impacts between models of different sizes and weights and develops solutions to mitigate injuries for both passengers and pedestrians.”
Read more about the safety features of the Honda CR-V HERE.
The 2012 Honda CR-V has won an impressive website award across the pond!
The 2012 Honda CR-V won the Honest John “Most Popular 4×4″ award given by the expert auto website honestjohn.co.uk. This is the second year in a row the Honda CR-V has won this specific award from the website.
Dan Harrison, editor of honestjohn.co.uk, commented: “The 2012 Honda CR-V picks up where its predecessor left off – the previous generation model won this award last year and impressively the latest version has picked up the 2013 award. Refined and upmarket it has all the qualities to be a big seller in the SUV market and as our figures prove, users of honestjohn.co.uk are certainly showing plenty of interest. The addition of the new 1.6 i-DTEC engine will surely only increase its appeal.”
The Honest John awards are chosen by the people, for the people. Here’s what the press release
had to say about it: “The honestjohn.co.uk awards aren’t awarded by judges or a panel, instead they come from the best experts of all: the website users. The main awards recognise and reward the cars and vans that users search for most on the site. Put simply, the reviews which create the most interest among honestjohn.co.uk users are the winners. The data to measure this is taken from Google Analytics and calculates the number of page views each review has had over the previous 12 months from April 2012 to April 2013.”
While we realize that not very many of our readers have heard of the Honest John awards, we think any award like this is a good one and thought it was a great opportunity to talk about how awesome the 2012 Honda CR-V is and how so many people just love it.
You don’t have to go overseas to get your very own 2012 Honda CR-V, though. Oh, no. Just stop by Apple Valley Honda in Wenatchee, Northwest Honda in Bellingham, or Sims Honda in Burlington to take one for a test drive and find out why it’s on the top of so many lists!
The Honda CR-V has been one of the most, if not the most, popular small SUVs on the road. With each new version, it has only gotten better and, so, my interest was piqued when I saw this article with a ‘study’ of the new CR-V.
And I liked what I saw (photo is from Carscoop.com).
From Carscoop.com: “Honda’s official tuning arm created a new styling package for the latest generation CR-V comprising a front grille with a protruding chrome bar, a newly designed front bumper, chrome fender trims, side skirts, a new rear bumper with stacked exhaust outlets and a roof spoiler.”
I love the look of the new Honda CR-V that will officially debut in Japan in January. It looks…less soccer mom (not that there’s anything wrong with that) and more…”move over, I’ve got places to be.” I think that’s a subtle but bold distinction.
From this one photo, it does seem to have more of a minivan shape, but the front grill and shaping do not scream “I’ve got 3 kids in here spilling their milkshakes and throwing their fries! Would you please move over because I’m late to piano lessons!” I think it says, “I’m fierce and I’ll tailgate you until you move over to the right lane where you belong, you passive aggressive Prius!” Ok, maybe that got a little too personal (but really, are drivers of Priuses the most passive aggressive left-lane drivers ever or is it me?).
What does the new Honda CR-V look say to you?