Honda Automobiles: Honda CR-V Named 2015 Motor Trend Sport/Utility Of The Year

  • Refreshed CR-V selected for a fuel economy, pushing dynamics, prolonged list of new reserve comforts and altogether refinement
  • Noted for a new Touring trim with Honda Sensing reserve and driver-assistive reserve technologies
  • America’s best-selling SUV over a past decade

The Honda CR-V has won Motor Trend Sport/Utility of a Year for 2015.

The CR-V claims a pretension with a prolonged list of automobile enhancements for 2015, including a softened fuel economy and uncompromised pushing dynamics, interjection to a inclusion of Honda’s Earth Dreams Technology™ powertrain, a launch of an all-new Touring trim, a entrance of Honda Sensing™ reserve and motorist assistive technologies and a CR-V’s glorious value for income paradigm.

Motor Trend editor-in-chief Ed Loh, said, “The 2015 Honda CR-V tender a judges with a endless list of pleasant pattern and courteous engineering improvements. Our editors were generally tender by Honda’s manageable and fit continuously-variable delivery and worldly reserve systems – quite a intelligent and seamlessly integrated Lane Keeping Assist system. Efficient, practical, and a fun to drive; a 2015 Honda CR-V does probably all well.”

“It is an respect to accept such a prestigious endowment from a consultant staff during Motor Trend,” pronounced Jeff Conrad, SVP General Manager of Honda Division, American Honda Motor Co, Inc. “Our engineers, planners, and dealers work tough to broach difficulty heading products to a customers, and it’s intensely rewarding to be famous for that tough work. This endowment from Motor Trend reaffirms for us that we’re assembly that goal.”

In further to a Honda CR-V, a 2015 Motor Trend Sport/Utility of a Year foe enclosed 18 other all-new or significantly updated SUVs:

BMW X4
BMW X5
Cadillac Escalade
Chevrolet Tahoe
Chevrolet Suburban
Ford Expedition
GMC Yukon
GMC Yukon XL
Jeep Cherokee
Lexus NX
Lincoln MKC
Lincoln Navigator
Mercedes-Benz GLA
Nissan Rogue
Porsche Macan
Subaru Outback
Toyota Highlander
Volvo XC60

Motor Trend’s Sport/Utility of a Year is not a comparison test, and is usually open to all-new or almost upgraded vehicles that have left on sale in a 12 months from Nov 1 of a prior year.

To decider contenders for a award, Motor Trend’s editorial staff conducted an downright three-phase contrast process. Phase one includes a full tech check and weigh-in, afterwards full lane contrast to settle baseline information for acceleration, braking and handling. Phase dual involves 3 days of highway loops charity a operation of highway surfaces and trade conditions to weigh float and handling, engine and delivery fibre and responsiveness, breeze and highway sound and ergonomics. An off-road territory tests traction, stability, and braking control systems. In a third proviso a judges discuss and deliberate. The judging criteria embody a following categories:

Design Advancement – well-executed extraneous and interior styling; innovative automobile packaging; good preference and use of materials.
Engineering Excellence – sum automobile judgment and execution; crafty solutions to packaging, production and dynamics issues; cost-effective tech that advantages a consumer.
Performance of Intended Function – how good a automobile does a pursuit a planners, designers, and engineers dictated it to do.
Efficiency – low fuel expenditure and CO footprint, relations to a vehicle’s rival set.
Safety – a vehicle’s ability to assistance a motorist equivocate a crash, as good as a delegate reserve measures that strengthen a occupants from mistreat during a crash.
Value – rival cost and apparatus levels, totalled opposite those of vehicles in a same marketplace segment.

Priced from $23,320, a CR-V is offering with a new Honda Earth Dreams Technology™ 185-horsepower, 2.4-liter direct-injected four-cylinder engine and CVT (continuously non-static transmission). The CR-V can be had in possibly front- or all-wheel drive, and it earns best-in-class fuel economy, with and EPA-estimated 27 mpg city/34 mpg highway/ 29mpg total for front-wheel-drive models, and 26/33/28-mpg for all-wheel drive.

The 2015 CR-V is approaching to accept a Top Safety Pick+ (TSP+) endowment from a Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), and a central reserve ratings will be expelled after this year. The 2015 CR-V is done exclusively for a North American marketplace during Honda plants in a U.S., Canada and Mexico regulating domestic and globally sourced parts.

The approval from Motor Trend validates a sales success of a Honda

CR-V, that sole some-more than 300,000 units final year, and is on lane to do a same in 2014. CR-V’s clever sales opening has been a unchanging delight for a Honda code given a vehicle’s introduction, heading CR-V to turn a best-selling SUV in a attention over a past decade.

For some-more information about a award, judging process, and a contenders check out a Dec emanate of Motor Trend or revisit www.motortrend.com.

Today, Honda is rising a 60- and 30-second anthem TV commercial, “Music Festival,” with song by Portugal. The Man, a Honda Stage band, to launch a new 2015 CR-V. The blurb speaks to Gen Y and focuses on adults who are substantiating themselves and are about to or in a midst of entering their subsequent life stage. While embracing this sermon of passage, these singles, couples and immature families are still dreamers and doers that continue to make time for a fun, active and fulfilling life. The CR-V promotion debate will be upheld opposite network primetime and sports, digital, online video, amicable and print.

About Honda
Honda offers a full line of reliable, fuel-efficient and fun-to-drive automobiles for American automobile buyers by approximately 1,000 eccentric U.S. Honda dealers. The Honda lineup includes a Accord, Crosstour, Civic, Fit, CR-Z and Insight along with a Pilot, and CR-V sport-utility vehicles and a Odyssey minivan.

Honda has some-more models achieving an IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating than any other automotive nameplate.

Honda has been producing automobiles in America for some-more than 30 years and now operates 16 vital production comforts in North America. In 2013, some-more than 94 percent of all Honda vehicles sole in U.S. were done in North America, regulating domestic and globally sourced parts.

1 Based on indication year 2012 fuel economy information from a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and a report: “Light-Duty Automotive Technology, Carbon Dioxide Emissions, and Fuel Economy Trends: 1975 Through 2013.”
2 Longevity formed on IHS Automotive, Polk U.S. vehicles in operation registration statistics 1988-2012 for Honda and non-luxury competing brands.

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