The Honda CR-V has been considered by many to best in the compact crossover class. But with models such as the Mazda CX-5, Subaru Forester, and Toyota RAV4 starting to make end roads in the class, Honda knew it was time update the CR-V. Hence, the arrival of the 2015 CR-V.
Changes for the CR-V start outside. The front gets a new grille design with chrome bars and reshaped headlights. The rear also gets slight changes with new trim pieces and a bumper. The interior is pretty much the same as the previous CR-V with the instrument cluster that has a ring around the speedometer to indicate whether you are driving efficiently by changing the color from white to green, to a screen on top of the dash to provide trip computer data.
Under the hood is another big change for the CR-V. Honda has fitted their crossover with a new 2.4L Earth Dreams four-cylinder engine which produces 185 horsepower and 181 pound-feet of torque. This comes paired to a new CVT transmission and the choice of either front-wheel or all-wheel drive. The 2015 CR-V is rated by the EPA at 27 City/35 Highway/29 combined for the front-wheel drive model, and 26 City/33 Highway/28 combined for the all-wheel drive model. The suspension has also seen some changes, making the ride much more comfortable.
The 2015 Honda CR-V starts at a base price of $23,620 for the base LX front-wheel drive model and climbs to $32,770 for the Touring all-wheel drive model.