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2015 Honda CR-V Wins Cars.com/USA Today/“MotorWeek” Compact SUV Challenge

2015 CR-V applauded for its optimal balance of family-friendly features, interior room, excellent visibility and rewarding driving experience

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The 2015 Honda CR-V, America’s most popular SUV for the past decade (automobiles.honda.com/cr-v/), has won the top spot in the Cars.com/USA TODAY/”MotorWeek” Compact SUV Challenge (cars.com/news), with a panel of experts and customers choosing CR-V over six competing models.

“The compact SUV segment is among the most competitive in the industry, and we took nothing for granted with the 2015 CR-V,” said Jeff Conrad, senior vice president and general manager of the Honda Division. “The CR-V has been America’s top SUV choice for many years now, and it’s great to see that real-world customers and experts from Cars.com, USA TODAY and “MotorWeek” agree that the 2015 CR-V continues to live up to their high expectations.”

In winning the competition, the CR-V earned praise for its rewarding driving experience, generous interior room and family-friendly features. The 2015 CR-V features upgrades to styling, performance, fuel efficiency and family-friendly technology.

“The 2015 Honda CR-V came out on top because it provided the best blend of good interior room, excellent visibility and a surprisingly rewarding driving experience,” said Patrick Olsen, Cars.com editor-in-chief. “The CR-V was also packed with great family-friendly features like easy-to-fold seats, a low load floor, rear air vents and much more.”

The Challenge pitted seven of the most popular compact SUVs against each other in a series of expert and consumer testing, which determined that the 2015 CR-V was overall best-in-class. To qualify for the competition, vehicles had to cost less than $28,000 and achieve a combined city/highway EPA fuel economy rating of at least 26 mpg.

 

2015 Honda CR-V Wins Cars.com/USA Today/“MotorWeek” Compact SUV Challenge

2015 CR-V applauded for its optimal balance of family-friendly features, interior room, excellent visibility and rewarding driving experience

15_CR_V_034

 

The 2015 Honda CR-V, America’s most popular SUV for the past decade (automobiles.honda.com/cr-v/), has won the top spot in the Cars.com/USA TODAY/”MotorWeek” Compact SUV Challenge (cars.com/news), with a panel of experts and customers choosing CR-V over six competing models.

“The compact SUV segment is among the most competitive in the industry, and we took nothing for granted with the 2015 CR-V,” said Jeff Conrad, senior vice president and general manager of the Honda Division. “The CR-V has been America’s top SUV choice for many years now, and it’s great to see that real-world customers and experts from Cars.com, USA TODAY and “MotorWeek” agree that the 2015 CR-V continues to live up to their high expectations.”

In winning the competition, the CR-V earned praise for its rewarding driving experience, generous interior room and family-friendly features. The 2015 CR-V features upgrades to styling, performance, fuel efficiency and family-friendly technology.

“The 2015 Honda CR-V came out on top because it provided the best blend of good interior room, excellent visibility and a surprisingly rewarding driving experience,” said Patrick Olsen, Cars.com editor-in-chief. “The CR-V was also packed with great family-friendly features like easy-to-fold seats, a low load floor, rear air vents and much more.”

The Challenge pitted seven of the most popular compact SUVs against each other in a series of expert and consumer testing, which determined that the 2015 CR-V was overall best-in-class. To qualify for the competition, vehicles had to cost less than $28,000 and achieve a combined city/highway EPA fuel economy rating of at least 26 mpg.

 

Honda Accord and Civic Ranked as Two Most Popular Models with Individual California Car Buyers in 2014

  • Accord #1 most popular car with Californians in 2014
  • CR-V most popular SUV in California
  • Second straight year for a Honda model to lead in California, with Civic earning the title in 2013 

2015_Civic_Sedan_SEThe Honda Accord and Civic were the two most popular vehicles with individual California car buyers in 2014, according to a Honda analysis of new-vehicle registration data from IHS Automotive. The Accord was California’s most popular vehicle with individual buyers in 2014, followed by Civic as the second most popular new vehicle.1 2014 was the second year in a row that a Honda vehicle earned the top spot in California, with Civic having taken the title in the Golden State in 2013.2

Among all new vehicle registrations, California car buyers purchased 71,578 Accords and 67,293 Civics in 2014, up 17.3 and 0.5 percent, respectively, when compared to 2013 results.  What’s more, in 2014 some 34,980 CR-V sport-utility vehicles were purchased by car buyers in California, up 9.8 percent in the state versus the previous year, making CR-V the most popular SUV in California in 2014.

“California is a critical battleground for the auto industry, and it tends to set the tone for the country in terms of product and sales trends, so it’s great to see California buyers choosing Honda over the competition in key product segments,” said John Mendel, executive vice president of sales at American Honda Motor Co., Inc. “We’re in a very strong position with core products like Accord, Civic and CR-V and we’re going to really fortify our light-truck lineup with the launch this spring of the all-new HR-V crossover and the summer arrival of the redesigned Pilot SUV.”

On a national basis, the Accord, Civic, CR-V and Odyssey were the top retail sellers in their respective segments for the second consecutive year, according to new-vehicle registration data from IHS Automotive. Taken together, retail registrations of Accord, Civic and CR-V topped 1 million units in 2014, totaling 1,031,266. Excluding full-size pickups, no other trio of models across the industry top retail registrations of more than one million units in a single year.  National retail new vehicle registrations in 2014 for Honda’s three top sellers were 382,535 units for Accord, 317,025 for Civic, and 331,706 for CR-V.

Approximately 98 percent of Honda brand new car registrations in America in 2014 were to individual retail car buyers.