Drivers searching for a compact SUV that performs well, looks fantastic and offers great value for money should look no further than the Honda CR-V. As one of the most popular and well-reviewed vehicles of its type, the CR-V has built up a reputation for reliability, performance and economy, and has become one of Honda’s flagship models across the world.
The CR-V – what SUV style should be
Though they’re known as Sports Utility Vehicles, very few SUVs can deliver convincing sports aesthetics. The Honda CR-V bucks this trend and boasts a sleek, sporty look that makes for a bold and refreshing change in the world of boxy, heavy SUV design. From the side, its prominent wheel arches steal the show, while the stand-out front bumper and rear spoiler also add a design flair not seen on other SUVs. Dual chrome exhausts and chrome accents along the rear and side of the vehicle complete the look.
Best in class performance from a high-powered engine
The Honda CR-V boasts a 1.5 L, four-cylinder, turbocharged engine that’s superior to many other SUVs in this price range. A continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) comes as standard and seems to operate far more effectively than those found in Honda’s rivals. The result is a vehicle that outperforms other SUVs by a considerable degree. Acceleration is smooth, steady and powerful, and the car is both well-balanced and responsive.
Along with one of the most impressive engine setups on the market, the CR-V boasts world-beating fuel efficiency. In the city, expect to get an average of 28mpg, while on the highway that figure rises to 34mpg. Both of these are significantly above average for an SUV of this size and capacity.
Putting safety first with innovative driving technology
The CR-V has been awarded full marks in several safety tests and boasts an array of standard safety features that ensure the safety and well-being of the driver, passengers, and other road users.
Honda’s traditional safety suite, Honda Sensing, comes as standard on the CR-V and includes:
- Collision Mitigation Braking system – detects potential frontal collisions, warns the driver, and engages emergency braking if that warning is not heeded.
- Lane Keeping Assist – keeps an eye on the vehicle’s lane position and makes subtle steering corrections if the vehicle begins to stray across the white line.
- Blind Spot Information system – monitors blind spots and warns the driver of obstacles with both visual and audio signals.
- Traffic Sign Recognition – reads traffic signs and reminds the driver of current limitations.
The CR-V is equipped with adaptive cruise control, a rear-view camera and automatic high-beam headlights.
Space for the family, cargo and more
While its premium trim results in a luxurious finish, the CR-V’s interior is defined by the exceptional amount of space its designers have found. Despite technically being a compact SUV, it’s able to offer passengers in the front and rear an impressive amount of head and legroom. The available trunk space provides 39.2 cubic feet of storage when the rear seats are up and 75.8 cubic feet when they’re down, making this one of the most spacious and roomy SUVs on the market.
Equipped with a full range of infotainment features
While a little smaller than other touchscreen displays, the CR-V’s 5″ infotainment screen makes up for its size with an impressive range of features. Equipped with Bluetooth connectivity, a USB port, and a quality stereo system as standard, there are also several other upgrades available.
For instance, the touchscreen can be upgraded to a 7” model, while the stereo system can be enhanced by adding up to five speakers to the standard 4-speaker set-up. Other possible upgrades include:
- Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
- Navigation system
- Wireless device charging capabilities
- Satellite radio
- Extra USB ports
To rent or lease the Honda CRV, visit the nearest Hertz Car Rental branch and talk to one of our friendly team today.
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