2015 Honda CR-V

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What's New for 2015:
  • Earth Dreams direct-injection engine and continuously variable transmission
  • New suite of Honda Sensing safety and driver-assistance features
  • Enhanced exterior and interior styling
  • New standard and available features
  • Touring trim level tops model lineup

The 2015 Honda CR-V is a compact, 5-passenger crossover SUV. The CR-V made its debut in 1995 and is now in its fourth generation. This year's model features a slightly more powerful and more fuel-efficient powertrain, similar to that of the Honda Accord. Primary competitors include the Toyota RAV4, Nissan Rogue, and the Hyundai Tucson.

Models and Features
The 2015 Honda CR-V is offered in front-wheel or all-wheel drive (FWD or AWD) and in four trim levels: LX, EX, EX-L, and the new Touring version. The base (LX) model includes 16-in. wheels, daytime running lights, cloth upholstery, tilt-and-telescoping steering column, illuminated steering-wheel-mounted controls, map lights, floor mats, fold-down 60/40-split rear seat with center armrest, 4-speaker sound system, Bluetooth streaming audio, USB interface, and remote entry system. The EX trim level adds 17-in. alloy wheels, multi-angle rearview camera, LED daytime running lights, push-button start, retractable cargo cover, driver's seat with 10-way power adjustment including lumbar support, heated front seats, 6-speaker sound system, 7-in. display screen, one-touch power moonroof with tilt feature, fog lights, security system, and body-colored power side mirrors. The EX-L trim level includes leather-trimmed seats, dual-zone automatic climate control with air filtration, leather-wrapped steering wheel, auto-dimming rearview mirror, a more powerful 7-speaker sound system, and roof rails. A satellite-linked navigation system is available for the CR-V EX-L.

The new Touring trim level upgrades to 18-in. alloy wheels and adds a collision-mitigation braking system, lane-departure warning, lane-keeping assist, adaptive cruise control, HomeLink remote system, power tailgate, projector-beam halogen headlights with automatic on/off, heated power side mirrors with integrated turn indicators, and expanded-view driver's mirror. Aside from the available navigation system, the 2015 CR-V offers no factory options. All 2015 CR-Vs offer 35.2 cu. ft. of cargo space behind the rear seats--2 cu. ft. fewer than last year's model. With rear seats folded, cargo capacity is 70.9 cu. ft.

Under the Hood
The standard drivetrain on the 2015 CR-V features Honda's new 2.4-liter, 4-cylinder \"Earth Dreams\" engine that generates 185 horsepower and 181 lb.-ft. of torque. It works with a continuously variable transmission. Torque is increased by 11% over last year's CR-V, according to Honda.

Fuel Economy
The EPA fuel-economy ratings for the 2015 Honda CR-V with FWD are 27/34/29 mpg (city/highway/combined). The AWD version returns 26/33/28 mpg. According to Honda, this represents an increase of 4 mpg in the city, and 3 mpg highway and combined, compared with the 2014 CR-V.

Safety and Technology
Safety features on the 2015 Honda CR-V include standard anti-lock brakes, stability and traction control, front-seat side air bags, side curtain air bags, and a rearview camera. All trim levels above the base LX version add the LaneWatch blind-spot monitoring system, which displays passenger-side blind-spot activity on the touch screen. The Touring trim level includes the first Honda application of two advanced technologies: collision-mitigation braking and lane-keeping assist, and the CR-V's first application of adaptive cruise control. These systems, plus forward-collision warning and Honda LaneWatch, are part of the new Honda Sensing suite of safety and driver-assistance technologies.

In crash testing conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the 2015 Honda CR-V receives 4 stars (out of a possible 5) for rollover protection, but has released no other ratings as of this writing.


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