Honda’s CR-V Crossover Named the Motor Trend Sport/Utility of the Year for 2015

October 24th, 2014 by

HondaWe love the CR-V here at Tri-State Honda Dealers, and we know that many of our drivers do too, but we’re particularly excited when we hear that critics and awards committees discover that it really is one of the best crossover SUVs on the road. And that’s why we’re so proud to announce that Motor Trend has named the CR-V their Sport/Utility of the Year for 2015!

While we could certainly tell you everything we adore about the CR-V—give us a day or so—you’re probably wondering just what criteria it was judged on to earn such a prestigious award, right?

Earning Sport/Utility of the Year

Thanks to a long list of enhancements to its 2015 model year—including an updated powertrain and a brand new trim level that debuts the Honda Sensing safety technology—it doesn’t surprise us to see the CR-V taking home trophies.

Motor Trend editor-in-chief Ed Loh, explained a bit more about the CR-V, saying “The 2015 Honda CR-V impressed our judges with its extensive list of delightful design and thoughtful engineering improvements. Our editors were especially impressed by Honda’s responsive and efficient continuously-variable transmission and sophisticated safety systems – particularly the smart and seamlessly integrated Lane Keeping Assist system. Efficient, practical, and a joy to drive; the 2015 Honda CR-V does virtually everything well.”

The CR-V had to contend with 18 other brand new or refreshed SUVs from some of the best automakers in the world, and yet it still came out on top.

Judges ranked vehicles based on the following criteria:

  • Design Advancement
  • Engineering Excellence
  • Performance of Intended Function
  • Efficiency
  • Safety
  • Value

Those sound like important qualities to be measured up against, don’t they?

See the CR-V for Yourself

Do you want to know why we’re such big fans of the crossover? Then visit a Tri-State Honda Dealer and let us put you behind the wheel for a test drive. We want to show you the 2015 Honda CR-V for yourself.

Tri-State Honda Dealers includes Bill Cole Honda, Freedom Honda, Glockner Honda, Larry Simmons Honda, Lester Raines Honda, Moses Honda, and Taylor Honda.
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