Update by Justin Pritchard; original article by Chris Chase
High resale values and a continued reputation for no-nonsense, reliable performance have helped the last-generation Honda CR-V maintain a position as one of the most sought-after used crossover buys on the market today. With efficiency, flexibility and safety front and centre, the last
Nearly 39,000 Honda CR-V compact crossovers found Canadian homes in 2015. Sure, that’s 3,285 units behind the Toyota RAV4 and 8,765 shy of the Ford Escape, but in the big picture, the Alliston Ontario-built CR-V is a sales powerhouse.
“Easy” describes the driving part as well. The 2.4L might not have the shove of some turbo-charged competitor
Honda calls it a “mid-cycle refresh” but there’s little that hasn’t been updated or upgraded on the 2015 Honda CR-V: the engine, transmission, suspension, body structure, interior design, infotainment system, safety features, styling, and pricing have all undergone significant changes – though many are not in plain view. In fact, with these engine
Restyled, re-engineered, re-packaged, and revised, the all-new-for- 2012 Honda CR-V delivered more of the value, efficiency, and safety that Canadian drivers grew to expect over numerous generations. With space to spare via a surprisingly roomy cabin, a deep and flexible cargo hold, numerous stor
Victoria, BC – The CR-V is a big deal to Honda. It’s is the second-biggest seller for them, after their perennial (I don’t know, does 18 years in a row as bestselling car in Canada count as perennial?) sales driver, the Civic. Anything that is a manufacturer’s second biggest sales pillar will get special attention, and the fact that the compact SUV
Smarter than the average bear, yours truly. So, when asked to make the annual pilgrimage from the Toronto area to Detroit for the North American International Auto Show this year – a journey that’s notoriously fraught with driving conditions of pure winter misery – I sought to find a vehicle that would meet several criteria.
When called on fo
Honda’s given their elemental CR-V new looks, new features, new tech, an all-new platform, and its first-ever standard turbo engine, as part of the growing trend of replacing displacement with boost.
The 2017 CR-V will make former CR-V owners feel right at home in many meaningful ways – and that’s a good thing.
And though it’s all-new f
A few years ago Honda started dropping volume knobs from their high-end stereos in favour of touchbars and sliders. The clean look that it gave those flat-faced radios was certainly an improvement, but as far as functionality was concerned it was a big step backwards. Journalists and customers complained, so when Honda redesigned the CR-V for 2017
What a colossal missed opportunity to not be calling this latest Honda crossover the “Crossfit.” I mean, it's a Fit-based crossover. Cross-Fit. Crossfit! [Perhaps the taint of Crosstour is just too fresh in their minds… –Ed.] C'mon Honda – enough with the alphanumerics!
Not to mention that, not unlike the aforementioned fitness craze, this lit
Review and photos by Dan Heyman and Brendan McAleer
Cue the Gene Kelly impersonations and let's start slinging these two in the rain.
Dan and I are rain gods. This is somewhat inconvenient.
I ain't joking: in every single one of our past four or five comparison tests, as soon as we grab the keys, the heavens grum
Crossovers are big business in Canada – on both the new and used sides of the marketplace. As some of the bestselling vehicles amongst us Canucks, there’s a solid chance that if you’re looking for a new-to-your ride, it’s going to be a crossover SUV.
Below, we’ll highlight five of the most popular crossovers on the used market based on sales vol
It all started with the goal of testing a full menu of reasonably priced compact SUVs, one of the fastest growing segments in Canada. Originally, given the mid- to high-$20k starting price of many of these call-them-what-you-will high-riding hatchbacks (crossovers, CUVs, but we’ve stuck with SUVs), we thought that gathering a group of these vehicle
It’s gonna’ get greasy! The snow is coming, hard and fast, and it’s going to test your nerves, reduce your traction, and make it increasingly likely that you and your fellow motorists will be stressed on every drive. Grip and daylight are down, accident rates are up, and your local body repair shop is anxiously awaiting the truckloads of twisted wr
My first impression of the all-new 2014 Nissan Rogue was that it definitely looks bigger than the outgoing model. Checking the dimensions, I was right…. and wrong. Yes, it has a slightly longer wheelbase (15 mm), but a shorter front overhang more than compensates for that. Turns out, the 2014 Nissan Rogue is actually shorter than the last generat