The Honda CR-V brings a wealth of features, technology, capability, and reliability which makes it an ideal compact SUV for work and play in both Queens and Long Island in New York. The busy rush of having so many people means reliability is an absolute must in your vehicle, not only for you but for everyone around you. You need a vehicle that you can count on to get you through the already stressful rush hour traffic: breakdowns are something you can’t afford. So the Honda CR-V offers the dependability you need in a slick-designed, fun-to-drive package.
Honda CR-V Features
The Honda CR-V is available in four trims with increasingly enticing features as you advance up the chain: LX, EX, EX-L, and Touring. The standard LX model features an efficient, yet capable 184-horsepower 2.4-liter i-VTEC® 4-cylinder engine with direct injection. This engine pulls off an impressive EPA-estimated 28 city and 34 highway MPG, so you can rest easy knowing that you’re getting the most out of your gas tank whether you’re cruising down the highway or stuck in traffic. The EX and above trims feature an upgraded 190 horsepower turbocharged engine.
The Honda CR-V comes loaded with a wide range of standard features including long-lasting, bright-illuminating LED daytime running lights. The Touring trim features LED headlights. The compact SUV’s back side design is more than slick-looks: the fin-type roof mounted antenna and roofline spoiler with integrated brake light offer both function and form.
Adverse weather, pot holes, and other drivers give you enough to worry about on the road, so the Honda CR-V sports several convenience features to make your life a little easier. The steering wheel-mounted controls and integrated Bluetooth® wireless make it easier for the driver to keep their eyes focused on the road. The EX-L and Touring trims feature leather-seating interiors.
It also includes helpful features for the time between driving like the standard remote entry system. The available Walk Away Auto Lock® means you’ll never have to worry about forgetting to lock your vehicle and you won’t find yourself running back across the parking lot to check if you did. The available Hands-Free Access Power Tailgate makes it easy to load the back when you already have your hands full.
Add some personal style with the available 10 exterior color colors including Lunar Silver Metallic, White Diamond Pearl, Basque Red Pearl II, and Modern Steel Metallic.
You don’t need to sacrifice seating in the Honda CR-V to have plenty of cargo space for day-to-day activities. The CR-V has plenty of space to comfortably sit five passengers with 39.2 cubic feet of cargo space. However, if you need more space you can take advantage of the easy folding 60/40-split rear seat to get 75.8 cubic feet of cargo space. This is more than enough room to carry that new big screen TV or smaller furniture items home without needing to rent a truck.
Honda can be very proud of the CR-V with the large number of industry accolades and awards the compact SUV claims. The CR-V is Honda’s most reliable vehicle in a notoriously reliable line-up, according to Consumer Reports. The CR-V is also the “2018 Motor Trend SUV of the Year.”
The Honda CR-V is also an excellent option for drivers that put a high value on safety. It’s a “2017 IIHS Top Safety Pick+” winner on models equipped with Honda Sensing® and LED headlights. The Honda Sensing® package features high tech safety features including Collision Mitigation Braking System™, Road Departure Mitigation System, Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow, and Lane Keeping Assist System.
The CR-V: Perfect for Queens and Long Island, New York
While it’s not something you’ll notice all year, the available Real Time AWD™ with Intelligent Control System™ is great for the winter months when it’s not so much a question of “if” it’s going to snow, but rather “how much” is it going to snow. The Honda CR-V’s optional AWD system automatically adjusts to road conditions to help keep the driver in control.
Additionally, the standard continuously variable transmission is well-suited for city driving. Unlike traditional manual and automatic transmissions, CVTs forego gear-based transmission and instead adjust power through a pulley and belt system. This change in construction offers smooth, responsive acceleration that’s perfectly suited for city driving.
Finally, the Honda CR-V gets excellent fuel economy, which not only saves you money at the pump, but also contributes less to pollution. The money saved on gas will go a much longer way in New York compared to other states because of the relatively high cost of fuel.