All you fourth generation CR-V haters can breath a lot easier now. Honda has gone the extra mile and fully redesigned America’s best-selling SUV to the point where we are genuinely excited about driving one. Yes, that’s right: We are excited about driving a vehicle that is about as commonplace as mispronouncing the word “saké.”
After 20 years of wearing the American SUV sales crown, the CR-V has been bought by nearly 4 million people on our continent alone and has experienced six straight years of growth as the entry-level CUV segment continues to expand. Honda knows that it cannot afford to relinquish its seat atop the CUV herd, and with many taking the current CR-V to task about its touch-exclusive infotainment screen, choppy lines, and unexciting driving characteristics, it was time for an overhaul.