2014 Honda CR-V is now available for sale in the United States at a starting price of $22,945. Touted as one of the most functional and enjoyable compact sports utility vehicle in America, the 2014 Honda CR-V is able to deliver outstanding fuel efficiency and car-like interior comfort. The 2014 Honda CR-V also features a number of standard features.
The base CR-V LX is remarkably well-equipment, as it features as standard one-pull fold-flat rear seats, cruise control, Bluetooth HandsFreeLink and air conditioning. It also features a rearview camera, a 160-watt 4-speaker audio system with Pandora interface.
CR-V EX, considered as the most popular trim, boasts of more premium features like a power moon-roof, an upgraded 6-speaker audio system and 17-inch alloy wheels. The Honda CR-V EX-L carries the same features as the CR-V EX, with the addition of a leather-trimmed interior, a 328-watt 7-speaker audio system with XM Radio3 and others.
CR-V EX-L could also be availed with Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System4 with Voice Recognition and FM Traffic, or a DVD Rear Entertainment System5. Real Time AWD (all-wheel drive) is available on all CR-V models, which are powered by a 2.4-liter i-VTEC 4-cylinder engine that provides 185 horsepower and 163 lb-ft. of torque (SAE net).
The engine is mated to a standard five-speed automatic gearbox. Real Time AWD with the Intelligent Control System binds available traction in low-grip driving conditions.
2014 Honda CR-V has an EPA fuel economy rating of 23/31/26 mpg city/highway/combined for the front-wheel-drive variant and 22/30/25 mpg city/highway/combined for the AWD model. The Honda CR-V received a 5-star Overall Vehicle Score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and a 2013 Top Safety Pick designation from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).
The previous generation of the Honda CR-V was considered as a huge success, being the best-selling sports utility vehicle from 2007 to 2010. Its success was thanks to its size, proportion as well as refined styling features like its multi-reflector halogen headlights and long full-body taillights. Moreover, the previous CR-V featured an exterior that exudes both ruggedness and sophistication.
Ushering in a new generation, the 2012 Honda CR-V boasts of a more aggressive yet more aerodynamic design, as defined by its deeply sculpted bodylines and its bolder front fascia.
Its front bumper features flowing lines underscored by a horizontal three-bar grille as flanked by multi-reflector headlights. Its lower bumper was designed to wrap upward so as to tell the world of its SUV attributes. Likewise, the lower front bumper of the new CR-V has been integrated seamlessly with the front fascia, thereby helping enhance the SUV’s aerodynamics.
Although the 2012 CR-V still features the SUV’s signature vertical rear brake lights, these elements now feature a three-dimensional styling that doesn’t just boost its design but also aid in the area of aerodynamics. Meanwhile, the dynamic presence and capability of the third-generation CR-V are conveyed by its bold fender flares and large wheels.
Honda has aimed for the new CR-V to dominate its class in terms of aerodynamic efficiency. This was achieved by implementing a number of design elements that could help improve its aerodynamic efficiency. For instance, the SUV’s longer roofline and integrated rear spoiler have resulted to lower coefficient of drag.