If you’ve been shopping around for a new crossover for a while, you may have noticed that there have been some changes to the 2015 Honda CR-V from the previous model year. Granted, it’s hard to improve on something as well-done as the CR-V, but Honda doesn’t do anything arbitrarily. Let’s take a closer look at just how Honda has made the CR-V even better for our West Michigan drivers.
A New Engine
The Honda CR-V has always been regarded as a capable, fuel-efficient family vehicle, and Honda managed to actually make it more powerful and more fuel efficient for the new model year. All it took was a tweaked 2.4L four-cylinder engine:
- Honda’s new 2.4L four-cylinder is rated at 185 hp and 181 lb-ft of torque, letting you tow as much as 1,500 pounds when properly equipped.
- The 2015 Honda CR-V 2WD models earn an EPA-estimated 34 highway mpg and 27 city mpg,* making them some of the most fuel-efficient crossovers on the road.
The Touring Trim Level
In addition to the new powertrain, Honda added on a brand new top-of-the-line trim level to the CR-V: the Touring. Like the other three trims, this model can be had with both front-wheel and all-wheel drive, but what sets this trim level apart is its ability to offer a next-gen level of safety to drivers.
The CR-V Touring has Honda Sensing technology that is actually designed to help prevent a collision before it happens. Each Touring model comes with the following technology:
- Lane departure warning
- Lane keeping assistance
- Forward collision warning
- Adaptive cruise control
- Collision mitigation braking
On top of that, the vehicle also features a nice new set of 18-inch alloy wheels to give it a distinct style. These updates helped the CR-V attain a new level of safety as well, with the IIHS awarding Top Safety Pick+ status to CR-V models with forward collision warning systems installed.
We Haven’t Even Scratched the Surface
When it comes to family-friendly crossovers like the 2015 Honda CR-V, changes are almost always for the better. But we don’t have the space to tell you all of the great reasons you should choose this crossover as your next family vehicle. Visit a West Michigan Honda Dealer today to see it for yourself.