Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

Take a sleek, stylish, and technologically savvy sedan, and inject with pure, hybrid eco-friendliness, and out will come the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid. In a world of car manufacturers hybridizing their favorite models, the Hyundai Sonata is a true standout. At first glance, you wouldn’t even know that it’s a hybrid, which is exactly what we …

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Hyundai Sonata

When it comes to contemporary automobiles with subtle, yet refined style, the Hyundai Sonata sits just at the top of the list. This borderline luxury sedan is one of the most comfortable and stylish sedans on the market today. While it may not be the most stand-out in terms of expression and performance, it is …

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Hyundai Palisade

When it comes to making affordable, functional, and stylish vehicles, no other car manufacturer seems to be able to do it quite like Hyundai does it.  The Hyundai Palisade has helped bring the company to the larger vehicle market, as it is one of their best and biggest three-row SUVs that they have ever released. …

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Hyundai Kona

When it comes to developing stylish, budget-friendly, and fuel-efficient vehicles, Hyundai has been on a roll. The Kona is one of the most charming vehicles that has come out in the past couple of years. With a tight and punchy powertrain that is fun to drive and a stylish design that provides you with class …

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Hyundai Ioniq

You usually know when you’re looking at a hybrid or electric car thanks to the least-aerodynamic designs and non-intimidating looks.  With the Hyundai Ioniq, that is not the case. It does a great job at being as unassuming as possible, although it’s a wonderful electric vehicle. A History of the Hyundai Ioniq The Hyundai Ioniq …

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Honda CRV

There is no vehicle out on the market today that has built a reputation for reliability quite like the Honda CR-V. 

Some people might refer to it as a “triple threat”, thanks to its out-of-this-world fuel economy, spacious interior, and high-tech design. For people who are looking for a compact utility vehicle that will last them a lifetime, the Honda CR-V is one of the best choices. 

A Brief History of the Honda CR-V

The Honda CR-V was first manufactured back in 1995, though didn’t hit the North American market until 1997. It was made to be the mid-range utility vehicle just between the Honda Pilot and the Honda HR-V.

Versatile Technology and Performance – The Honda CR-V

The 2019 Honda CR-V has one of the first turbocharged engines in a CR-V model, which is paired with a continuously variable automatic transmission. There is a base four-cylinder engine as well, which is very smooth, yet not as responsive. The CR-V also has a towing capacity of 1500 pounds. When it comes to fuel economy, however, the CR-V excels. This compact crossover runs at an average of 32 mpg on the highway.

The interior is a mixture of chromed plastic, faux-wood accents, and brushed-satin finishes, giving drivers a more upscale feel than they might have expected. Of course, it comes with a modern infotainment system as well, which has come with the reintroduced rotary knob. Some of the driver-assistance features include available lane-departure warning, blind-spot monitoring, and automated emergency braking.

A Generational Timeline of the Honda CR-V

  • First Generation Honda CR-V (1995-2001)

The first-generation Honda CR-V hit the market as a compact crossover SUV with a 2.0L inline-four engine that put out 126 horsepower. It was designed with an all-plastic outer body and a chromed grille.

  • Second Generation Honda CR-V (2001-2006)

The second-generation used a brand new K24A1 engine that put out 160 horsepower with the i-VTEC system. Honda updated the chassis, as well as the suspension with the introduction of a reactive-link double wishbone and MacPherson struts. 

  • Third Generation Honda CR-V (2006-2011)

The third-generation Honda CR-V utilized a 2.4L K-Series engine. Honda got rid of the spare wheel to put in a rear liftgate. It also came complete with a voice-controlled navigation system. By 2011, the CR-V saw another facelift with a brand new 180-horsepower 2.4L engine.

  • Fourth Generation Honda CR-V (2012-2016)

By 2012, the interior on the CR-V had been completely revamped. Once again, the car used a 2.4L i-VTEC four-cylinder engine, though this time, it was brought up to 185 horsepower. They released an all-wheel-drive variant as well. By 2014, the car received modern touches to the grille, as well as new halogen headlights. 

  • Fifth Generation Honda CR-V (2016-Present)

The fifth-generation CR-V featured crisper styling with more aggressive headlights. Honda included a new soft-touch instrument panel as well.

Celebrity Endorsements of the Honda CR-V

Though we haven’t been able to find any Honda CR-V celebrity owners, there were tons of celebrities featured in the new CR-V commercial, including Tina Fey, Steve Carrell, and Magic Johnson.

The Honda CR-V In the News

In recent news, 134 of the new 2019 Honda CR-V models are being recalled thanks to faulty welding between the fuel tank and vapor return line.

Best Honda CR-V Groups

The CR-V Owners Club is one of the best groups on the Internet for CR-V owners and enthusiasts to talk all things CR-V.

The Honda CR-V – Total Functionality

The Honda CR-V has always been a functional vehicle, though now, it’s just as exciting to drive as any other crossover on the market. With a new sporty style and tons of innovative technology onboard, it is a crossover for everyone.

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