The 2015 Honda CR-V’s are here — and it’s Motor Trend’s “2015 SUV of the Year!”
We just got our first shipment of new 2015 Honda CR-V’s and it’s already won Motor Trend’s “2015 SUV of the Year!” It’s our first Honda ever to take home Motor Trend’s “SUV of the Year” trophy, beating out 18 other contenders in the broad field of crossover SUV’s. The ever-popular Honda CR-V got a significant refresh this year and has added lots of new technology to make your driving experience safer and more enjoyable.
Read the full article at: http://www.motortrend.com/oftheyear/suv/2015_honda_cr_v_is_the_motor_trend_suv_of_the_year/
Motor Trend judges drive and rate cars for six different categories, ranging from overall design to efficiency – both fuel economy and carbon footprint – to safety and value. It praised Honda’s new 2.4-liter “Earth Dreams” four-cylinder engine and continuously variable transmission (CVT), which helped it earn higher fuel economy ratings and increase its refinement when compared to last year’s five-speed automatic transmission. Motor Trend’s judges also liked the way the new CR-V handled, as its retuned suspension and tighter steering ratio made a difference in both the fun-to-drive and comfort categories.
The judges also liked the CR-V’s updated interior packaging, with the most usable amount of cargo capacity in its segment (nearly double last year’s model at 70.9 cubic feet), together with a roomy back seat and legroom. In the end, it was the 2015 Honda CR-V’s value proposition, improved driving dynamics, and stellar packaging that earned it the win.
Another big change for the 2015 is the available Honda Sense suite of camera/radar-based safety gear, including Collision Mitigating Braking Support, Lane Departure Warning, Lane-Keeping Assist System, and adaptive cruise control. It felt the LKAS was an amazing piece of technology for the segment. “The steering straightens you out and doesn’t send you ping-ponging down the road,” said one of the judges.
The impressive list of other SUV contenders for this year’s title included any crossover or SUV that was new or significantly revised for the 2015 model year, including luxury crossovers like the BMW X4 and X5, Lexus NX, Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class, and Porsche Macan–all the way up to large SUV’s like the Cadillac Escalade, Chevrolet Suburban and Tahoe, Ford Expedition, Lincoln Navigator and the GMC Yukon.
The new 2015 Honda CR-V is going to be a best seller for us! Stop by and test drive it at Brandon Honda, conveniently located at 9209 E. Adamo Drive in Tampa, FL 33619, one mile west of I-75 on Route 60. Because we’re the #1 Honda dealer in our district, we’ve got a larger selection of new 2015 models ready and available for sale or lease.
For more information, call 813-664-1234 or visit http://www.BrandonHonda.com/. It’s always worth the drive to visit Brandon Honda!