Latest Honda CRV: Lighter, Increased Interior And Better Driving Experience Equates To Great SUV!

Mar 16, 2017 05:40 AM EDT | Paul Urban

The latest Honda CRV is definitely one of the best there is and Honda stays true to its commitment to producing remarkable vehicles globally. The latest CRV is an addition to this roster of impressive vehicles in the SUV category. It is definitely difficult to beat and is made to give its competitors an intense competition.

According to Car Dissection, the new CRV was supposed to be released middle of this year, however, Honda altogether to decided to do it back in October. It is somehow different compared to its predecessor and is the second to use Honda's modular platform which also underpins the new Civic. Even more interesting is it is larger but lighter giving more spacious cabin but with improved engine performance and fuel economy.

The latest Honda CRV is lighter by 50 to 150 pounds depending on the model. In relation to increased interior, the rear legroom has increased to 40.4-inches which are better compared to other vehicles of its class. The latest CRV also has a lower center of gravity which makes for better handling and an improved driving experience.

Its exterior also looks conservative and it is a good decision. CRVs are considered more conservative than other SUVs which bank on a more athletic and sportier look. Even when it stayed loyal to the design from the previous model, its look gets more updated with larger grille and new swept-back headlights. The rear gets L-shaped tail lights and also a roof spoiler.

The 2.4-liter naturally aspirated inline-4 is still available in the latest CRV. It produces an adequate power of 184-horsepower and 180 pound-feet of torque. As a result of its lighter weight, fuel economy then translated to 28 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway.

As added by Motor Trend, the latest Honda CRV has standard features which include LED exterior lighting, dual-zone automatic climate control, power moonroof, and power driver seat. It is also a safe SUV for having blind spot monitor with rear traffic alert, driver attention monitor, and Honda Sensing which includes collision mitigation braking system, adaptive cruise control with low-speed follow, lane keeping assist system, and lane departure warning system.

The latest Honda CRV comfortably stays in between the subcompact HRV and the three-row Pilot SUV. Whichever size, Honda offers unbridled choices for car enthusiasts to choose from.

The latest Honda CRV is definitely one impressive SUV which is sure to be well-received by industry experts and car enthusiasts. With its increased size, it is best for families ready to take on the great expanse of the countryside or a suave businessman who wants to be taken seriously.

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