When something isn’t broken there are no reasons why to fix it. Similar is with the 2015 Honda CR-V that will come pretty much unchanged when we compare it to 2014th model. This is mainly because this car company is getting good sale results of this still fresh vehicle.
This compact crossover is available to easily transport five passengers while the rear seats can be easily folded to provide additional space for your cargo when needed. Any buyer will easily notice that we are getting high quality and great value for the money vehicle but still we need to notice that strong competition in this market segment like Ford Escape, Subaru Forester, Mazda CX-5 and similar will take a decent amount of customers.
Under the hood we are getting 2.4 liter inline four cylinder i-VTEC engine that produces 185 hp at 7000 rpm and 163 lb-ft of torque at 4.300 rpm. Power goes to front wheels or to all wheels through a five speed transmission and this vehicle is able to return 23/31 mpg in front wheel drive version and 22/30 in models with AWD. This is segment where it would be nice to see few more engines but also a hybrid system would be great addition.
Review Of Honda CR-V
One of the things that will allow the 2015 Honda CR-V to further improve fuel economy is the ECON button that when pressed will adjust the throttle response and mapping of the ECU so it would offer highest fuel efficiency. In this mode air conditioning and cruise control are operated in that way to reduce fuel consumption.
Interior we are getting here is of decent quality and it will be on pair with competitors in this segment and price range. Driver comfort is among the top spots but other passengers are also getting supportive seats and features that will make the trip easier. Features like auxiliary input and USB connector are things that we really appreciate while the cargo area comes with little more space. Through a 5 inch LCD display located on the center console every driver and passenger will be able to get information’s about the most important systems in this vehicle.
Regarding the exterior, we are not getting anything new. Even there are no noticeable changes for 2015th model we still have to praise the looks of this vehicle. Nice, aggressive and aerodynamic looks makes it one of the best choices on the market. When we add 17 inch alloy wheels and similar great features it will be possible to even further improve the looks.
Another thing that sets the 2015 Honda CR-V apart from competition is the suspension setup. Most car makers are delivering vehicles that are pushed to be better when it comes to handling and to be more appealing to enthusiast but Honda decided to keep everything softer and smoother. This still is a really nice vehicle when it comes to handling but with slightly more note on the comfort.
2015 Honda CR-V Release Date
Base model will be priced similar to 2014th version, it could be offered with only a slight increase of price but we do expect to see the price tag to be set at about $ 24.000 Top of the range model with all wheel drive will cost more than $ 33.000. We do expect this vehicle to be offered during this year and that the sales will start before the end of 2014th.