As gas prices are continuously on the rise, people are constantly looking for a vehicle that provides the space and function they need while still achieving fuel efficiency, which is why people are regularly searching for the best small SUV available.
Although many small SUVs come in close to qualifying for this title, experts and drivers alike seem to agree that the Honda CR-V is the best small SUV. With a MSRP of $21,545 to $27,740, it’s a smaller SUV that is not only affordable for it’s initial purchase, but it’s maintenance, fuel costs, and durability make it a vehicle that proves to be super affordable in the long run.
At Motor Trend, this small SUV won a four SUV shootout and also received an award for “Most Reliable” from J.D. Power and Associates. This SUV is also recommended by more industry experts over any other comparable SUVs of it’s size and class.
Although the Honda CR-V looks similar to it’s rivals, the Subaru Forester and the Toyota RAV4, it actually has several characteristics that easily set it apart. It offers large cargo areas, comfortable and roomy backseats, and also has fuel economy that rivals most vehicles on the road.
Some drivers have even found the CR-V offers better mileage than some of Honda’s other standard vehicles, such as the Accord and Civic. Drivers are also raving about the great function the CR-V offers, such as being able to easily fit baby seats in the back seat and using the cargo space to easily hold items like strollers and on the go bags and luggage.
Experts state that this SUV absolutely beats out its rivals, offering excellent handling capability, a fantastic passenger cabin, and incredible reliability that hasn’t yet been surpassed. One of the best features of it, in addition to its price, is that it maintains the highest resale value in its class.
Motor Trend representatives have stated that the CR-V is in a class all of its own, offering a feeling of extreme quality, superb interior materials, and well done details, making it seem like a premium vehicle both
aesthetically and mechanically. The driver’s seat, for example, is supposed to be one of the most comfortable, as though it’s giving the driver’s body a hug.
It’s four cylinder engine has received a horsepower boost as of 2010, and although it held back on hills in the Car and Driver’s Test, it still managed to keep up, most likely due to it’s taut chassis and easy steering. Results from its crash test has yet to be surpassed. Additionally, it receives 24 mpg in combined city and highway driving, making it easily qualify for best small SUV just on that.
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