Americans have made SUVs their cars of choice. SUVs make up more than half of all car sales in the United States, dwarfing pick-up trucks by more than a two-to-one margin. One that’s consistently on the list of most popular SUVs is the compact crossover Honda CR-V.
The CR-V consistently earns high ratings from both individual drivers and the automotive press for its high performance in areas such as fuel efficiency, a smooth ride, and a powerful enough engine while also offering convenience factors such as configurable space for passengers and cargo. Here’s an overview of what you can expect from the coming year’s Honda CR-V.
The CR-V is available in multiple configurations, including a hybrid model. In typical Honda fashion, the 2024 SUV offers solid gas mileage numbers. According to Car and Driver magazine, the Honda CR-V with the turbocharged 1.5-liter engine gets 28 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway.
For greater fuel efficiency, choose the front-wheel-drive Sport Hybrid to cruise along with an EPA-estimated 43 mpg in the city and 36 mpg on the highway.
While you’re not likely to win a race to the finish, the Honda CR-V is no slouch in the power department. The standard in the LX, EX, and EX-L models is a 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produces 190 horsepower. Choose the Sport and Sport Touring to experience Honda engineering in hybrid electric-gas engines. Those models pair a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with two electric motors to produce 204 horsepower.
If safety is a concern, you’ll appreciate the CR-V’s hill-descent control feature, which helps you adjust your speed to a proper level for steep or slippery roads.
Five people can ride comfortably in the Honda CR-V. The total passenger volume for front-seat riders reaches a healthy 53 cubic inches of space, while the rear passengers get up to 51 cubic inches. Cargo space is 77 cubic inches behind the front seat and about half that behind the rear seats.
For infotainment purposes, CR-V drivers can access radio, car functions, podcasts, playlists, and cell phone apps through a 7.0-inch touch screen in the LX, EX, and Sport trim levels in 2024, with the EX-L and Sport Touring models offering a 9.0-inch digital display. You can synchronize your mobile phone to the car through Apple CarPlay or Android Auto.
Here’s an example of the extreme convenience built into the CR-V: rear-seat passengers can access two USB-C ports and a wireless smartphone charging pad. And front-seat drivers will stay nice and toasty in the heated front seats.
You can depend on Honda for technology to help you safely reach your destination. The CR-V design includes features such as blind-spot monitoring, a driver-attention monitor to test your alertness, traffic-sign recognition, and a back-seat reminder for any important cargo you may have forgotten back there.
Other handy safety features include standard forward-collision warning, automated emergency braking, standard lane-keeping assist and lane-departure warning, and standard adaptive cruise control to keep you from getting too close to cars in front of you.
The CR-V gives drivers and passengers all they need to ride in style.
Performance Honda, serving Fairfield, Ohio, offers an impressive selection of new Honda sedans, coupes, crossovers, minivans and more, in addition to the Honda CR-V. Call us or contact us online to discuss your needs.