Compact crossover SUVs are extremely popular these days, and the all-new Honda CR-V for 2015 absolutely embodies why. Comes available as functional, economical, safe, spacious, and equipped with the up-to-date infotainment and safety technologies, the latest CR-V is nothing short of perfect packed with irresistible package, hence it remains a no-brainer and the popular choice among compact utilities today.
Under the hood of the all-new Honda CR-V for 2015 is a direct-injected, 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine with a continuously variable automatic transmission with a sport mode. The engine produces 185 horsepower, the same hp as in the previous year except at a lower engine speed, and 181 lb-ft of torque, which is good for acceleration up from 163 lb-ft in the 2014 model and, again, at a lower engine speed. Hence, the newest CR-V has snappier acceleration with an excellent all-around performance.
In terms of interior, those who are aware with the previous model’s interior will learn no wonders in the new CR-V, along with pretty welcome improvements. This year, there’s a new audio display, upgrades to some trim and textures, an added center console, and rear A/C vents for the new CR-V. The front seats are supportive and perfectly adjustable, while the rear seats give adequate room for adults and comfortably fold down to sort-of flat for carrying the larger things of present family life. Furthermore, the new CR-V’s interior drives as fully reliable without being dull and fully avant-garde without being odd, and that’s a delightful mix all the time.
Certainly, comfort is but one of the CR-V’s many strengths, especially for the Touring model, which includes a power driver’s seat giving 8-way adjustment plus 2-way lumbar support and memory for two different drivers.
Exterior-wise, Hondas have obviously given nice vision through generous windows, and the latest CR-V is again, no exception. The upgrading of the exterior for 2015 has carried it visually rich, an impression supported by more chrome, and it also appears to have a better potentiality. The up-level Touring trim rides on 18-inch wheels and tires, which grow the fender wells more entirely and broadly improve the appearance.
In the end, the Honda CR-V for 2015 continues to own one of the most useful cabins in the segment. In fact, there is a plenty of space for rear passengers, and those seats recline and have child safety seat latch anchor points in all three seating positions. Even space up front is good, particularly with an extra adjustability that comes with the available power driver seat, giving excellent visibility and a touch of responsiveness.
Handsomely constructed, Honda is always faithful to bring new values and modernization to its products for its most valued clients. Well equipped in 2015, the Honda CR-V for 2015 comes ready for use in LX, EX, EX-L and Touring trim versions.
The latest Honda CR-V LX comes equipped with full power accessories, a rearview camera, cruise control, air-conditioning, a height-adjustable driver seat, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a 60/40-split-folding and reclining rear seat with trunk-mounted release handles, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, and a four-speaker sound system with a CD player, an auxiliary audio jack, as well as iPod/USB audio interface and Pandora Internet radio compatibility, in addition to 16-inch steel wheels.
Nicely equipped, the CR-V EX features a sunroof, fog lights, rear privacy glass, a retractable cargo cover, keyless entry and ignition, an eight-way power driver seat (with two-way power lumbar), heated front seats, a 7-inch touchscreen, dynamic guidelines for the rearview camera and a six-speaker sound system with an added USB port, 17-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlights with LED running lights, as well as blind spot monitoring system with a camera that displays your passenger-side blind spot (Honda’s LaneWatch).
This year, the practical Honda CR-V EX-L features heated side mirrors, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, roof rails, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, and satellite radio, along with a seven-speaker sound system.
While the well equipped CR-V Touring comes packed with projector beam headlights, a power lift gate, adaptive cruise control, a forward collision mitigation system, a lane departure warning system, driver seat memory settings, a navigation system and HD radio, as well as with18-inch wheels.
In terms of safety, the 2015 Honda CR-V comes standard with antilock brakes, stability and traction control, front seat side airbags, side curtain airbags and a rearview camera.
The crash tests for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) New Car Assessment Program revealed that Honda CR-V for 2015 garnered the four out of five possible stars for overall crash protection, with four stars for frontal crash protection and five stars for side crash protection.
In the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) crash tests, the 2015 CR-V received the highest possible rating of ‘Good’ in the small-overlap and moderate-overlap frontal-offset impact tests. In addition, it earned a ‘Good’ score for the side impact, roof strength and whiplash protection (head restraints and seats) tests. This year, the IIHS also tested the CR-V’s optional frontal collision warning and mitigation system and rated it a top rating of ‘Superior’.
Kudos to Honda’s remarkably complete upgrade to one of its top-selling models, the Honda CR-V for 2015 is nearer to perfection than ever. Comes better equipped with the hi-tech infotainment and safety technologies, extra comfort and convenience features, an outstanding crash-test results, and the enhanced fuel economy, indeed the Honda CR-V for 2015 not only broadens its popular lead over other small crossover SUVs, but possibly also starts to pressure the number one selling cars in America, including Honda’s own Accord.
If you want to learn more about all the options available for the 2015 HondaCR-V, or you just like to experience a truly ambitious all-road performance when you test-drive the Honda CR-V for 2015, you can ask and consult with Honda of Joliet.
The adept staff at Honda of Joliet serving Aurora, Joliet, Bollingbrook, Plainfield, Oswego and Montgomery, is enthusiastic to help car buyers select a 2015 Honda CR-V, or any other new or used vehicle according to their budget and preference. All loyal and new Honda customers always get an excellent service and hassle-free experience.
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