2015 Honda CR-V EX FWD, the best elevated hatchback choice

2015-01-22 10:49:10
2015 Honda CR-V EX FWD, the best elevated hatchback choice
2015 Honda CR-V EX FWD, the best elevated hatchback choice

In a scenario where Baja 1000 ready vehicles are not in demand anymore there are people who still want the power and speed but at the same time the car like comforts and drivability. The Honda CR-V crossover pretty much answered the demand with its raised seating, decent fuel economy and 70 plus feet of cargo space.

For the 2015 there have been minimal changes which are visual and they include the projector beam headlamps and the daytime running lights made of LED. You find more electronics inside the cabin and a notable amount of brightness and material upgrade. A civic based high roofed wagon was introduced by Honda in 1997 as CR-V at a time the top selling SUV in America was the Ford Explorer and Honda was selling rebadged Isuzu Rodeos in the name of Passport. Americans have a liking for SUVs and a noticeable abhorrence against the hatchbacks.  The SUV cum crossover cum wagon are welcome and they are dominating the scene having a better body style than the midsize sedans, compact sedans and even the pickups.

Americans have the abhorrence for the hatchbacks and they wholeheartedly embrace the SUV cum crossover cum wagons and these are types which are dominant among the consumers here. A whole lot of them are available to the consumers and the top choice has been the CR-V which registered the highest sales in the US for SUV/crossover in 2014. Continuing its dominance Honda has offered visual refinement to the 2015 CR-V and the beneficiaries have been the projector beam headlamps and the LED decorated daytime running lights. You also see lot of bright trim inside the cabin and upgraded materials, electronics have also been added freshly.

 But major changes were reserved for the inside and the new mill for the 2015 CR-V is the direct injection Earth Dreams 2.4 Liter four-cylinder engine with 185hp assisted by continuous variable automatic transmission. The new engine though boasts no extra power than the last engine it is able to reach peak power at lower rpm of 600 and also offer low level of torque. It is now upgraded from 163 to 181 lb-ft.  With the later the engine sounds and feel lively and response quickly than before. The perception is backed by the numbers and the 2015 front-drive EX model moved quicker than the CR-V EX-L all-wheel-drive heavier with 165 excess pounds. It achieved the 0-60mph in 7.5 seconds and the quarter mile in 15.9 seconds which is quicker by 1.1 seconds and 0.6 seconds in the respective timing.

The 2015 Honda CR-V EX FWD has front engine layout and it is offered in a 4-door hatchback body style with 5 passengers seating capacity. The wheelbase for the CR-V is measured at 103.1 inch and the length stands at 179.4 inches. The vehicle is able to offer a passenger volume of 101.5 cu ft and 35.2 cu-ft for cargo. Curb weight of the vehicle is 3442. Top speed offered is a governor restricted 117mph and the fuel economy figure according to EPA is 27/34mpg for city and highway. The CR-V has a base sticker price of $26k plus.

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