The first Honda CR-V model debuted in 1997, and the compact SUV has been going strong ever since. From its earliest days, the CR-V's mission was to provide a smaller, more versatile alternative to full-size SUVs. It offers a healthy blend of comfort and economy, and has responsive handling. Add in its affordable price tag, and it's easy to see why the CR-V has remained a top contender in an ever-expanding compact-SUV segment.
Its uncomplicated design is appealing: it's easy to maneuver, park, load and unload, its interface is intuitive, it gets good gas mileage, and the seats fold down for added space. The CR-V also attract buyers who don't want to dig through pages of options and upgrades to create a decent vehicle; it has only one engine and three trim levels, making the car buying process a breeze. For those who want a straightforward model that provides stability and simplicity, the CR-V is an excellent choice.