Did you know that the Honda CR-V was Ohio’s best-selling crossover last year? Yup, its sales numbers beat other big-box brand’s models, including the Hyundai Tucson, Subaru Forester, Nissan Rogue, Kia Sportage, and even the Toyota RAV4 (click the links for side-by-side comparisons).
It wasn’t crowned Prom King simply due to a popularity contest, either. Loaded with features, tech and safety, the new CR-V earned its popular status by actually living up to its promises. Here are the biggest reasons why shoppers voted for the Honda CR-V in Dayton over every other compact or midsize SUV last year.
Family Comes First
The Midwest is America’s hub for families. As such, it takes a family-friendly vehicle to make the cut. Enter: Honda CR-V.
What makes the new CR-V one of the best SUVs for families? Ask any parent or teen and you’ll get a different answer. However, standard Honda Sensing might be numero uno.
With the Honda Sensing suite, every 2021 CR-V offers top-tier peace of mind, as Collision Mitigation Braking, Auto High-Beams, Road Departure Mitigation, Adaptive Cruise Control and Lane Keeping Assist all come prepackaged, no matter the trim level. Higher trims gain a Blind Spot Information System with Cross Traffic Monitor, as well.
Parents with younger children will also adore CR-V’s two sets of easily accessible LATCH connectors and mid-seat tether anchors.
Enormous Cargo Area
The new CR-V offers one of the most spacious cargo areas in the class.
Open up its hands-free liftgate and you’ll discover a ridiculous 39.2 cubic feet* behind the rear seat—more than the RAV4, Rogue, Forester and Chevy Equinox.
If you’re driving solo or with your partner in crime, you’ll be pleased to find that CR-V’s cargo space expands to 75.8 cubic feet*, which is 15 cu. ft. more than the Equinox, the second-best-selling SUV in Ohio.
You can stuff it with a bike, you can stuff it with a trike. You can fit a chair or maybe even a bear. It’s seriously very roomy.
In the seats, you can fit a Mike, you can fit a tyke, you can fit a Blair, and still have room to spare. That’s because CR-V offers an impressive 105.9 cubic feet (LX trim) of passenger volume throughout its two rows.
Headroom and legroom are near the top of the class, with front seats offering a 40.1 inches and 41.3 inches, and the rear row getting 39.2 inches and 40.4 inches, respectively.
Shoulders and hips get business-class treatment, as well. In the front, shoulder and hip room equals 57.9 inches and 55.1 inches; in the back, passengers have 55.6 inches and 49.5 inches to play around with, respectively.
Essentially, the new CR-V seats five without much risk of knees touching awkwardly.
Fuel-Efficient Hybrid Option
If your summers revolve around long road trips down south and weekend camping excursions, you’ll want to seriously consider a Honda CR-V Hybrid. You’ll start seeing your MPG hover around 38 (40 city/35 highway)* thanks to the Hybrid SUV’s e-CVT transmission, electric motor, and special deceleration paddles that initiate the regenerative braking system. Even with standard AWD, the 2021 CR-V Hybrid is one of the most fuel-efficient SUVs in its class.
The Meryl Streep of SUVs
Like the queen of the Silver Screen, the newest CR-V models have received a bunch of industry awards, including U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 Best Compact SUV for the Money award, Car and Driver’s 2021 Editors’ Choice – Compact SUV award, an IIHS Top Safety Pick, and Kelley Blue Book’s 2021 Best 2-Row SUVs for Families award, just to name a few. But while the latest CR-Vs have certainly earned that praise, resting on its laurels hasn’t always been Honda’s jam, which is why the upcoming 2022 CR-V is set to return even better. Get excited, America.
Interested in buying a 2021 CR-V in Dayton or getting notified when the 2022 CR-V goes on sale? Reach out to your Miami Valley Honda Dealers to speak with a member of our sales team. We’ll gladly set you up with a test drive, get you a quote on a CR-V, or put you on a waitlist.
CR-V LX cargo space based on SAE J1100 cargo volume measurement standard plus, where applicable, floor space between seating rows and seats in their forward-most and upright position.
Hybrid – 40 city/35 highway/38 combined mpg rating. Based on 2021 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery-pack age/condition and other factors.