When Honda released the CR-V 20 years ago, it was like a breath of fresh air for people who needed the capabilities of an SUV but wanted the benefits of driving a car. It was to feature a car-based design, an efficient four-cylinder engine and sedan-like ride and handling. There were no sacrifices to be made by soon-to-be buyers because they finally had the perfect medley of their wants and needs. The CR-V was a hit.
Today, the CR-V has its own class of competitors to keep the innovations flowing. The fifth generation of the CR-V has been released with a turbo engine, a sleek exterior design, all of the technology (yes, all of it), and even more space. It just doesn't get more accommodating or comfortable than a CRV. My only request is that they bring back the complimentary picnic table, because picnics.
This compact crossover SUV continuously delivers the perfect blend of size, power and capability. Priced competitively and offering plenty of passenger room and technology for most people's needs, the Honda CR-V happily enjoys strong sales numbers and much loyalty from it's customers.
Happy Birthday, CR-V!