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2016 Honda CR-V continues record breaking sales run in August

With no shortage of competition in North America’s compact crossover segment, Honda CR-V continues to break sales records.

2016 Honda CR-V is not the cheapest, nor the most powerful compact crossover on the market today. Yet, American consumers continue to purchase Honda’s best selling compact utility at record numbers. Looking to Honda’s August sales report, although the maker’s overall sales numbers for the month are of a tad, Honda and Acura crossovers, SUVs and the well accepted 2017 Honda Ridgeline pickup, carry the lineup into September with 149,571 units sold, off - 3.8 percent from August 2015.

Honda CR-V sales continue to outpace Toyota RAV4

The tight competition between Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4 continued into August with #! And #2 of the compact crossover/SUV segment coming within 3,000 units of each other -- as we roll through Honda’s “Summer Sales Event,” and the “Toyotathon” like 0 interest rate incentive, currently offered on select RAV4 models. How well does CR-V hold up in the long run?

Transparency in option packaging drive Honda CR-V sales

Granted, if you’re a die hard Toyota fan, than RAV4 may be the right crossover for you. After driving CR-V and RAV4 in a side by side comparison, I found CR-V’s drive and ride dynamic to be just a bit more refined -- a little quieter -- and just a bit more maneuverable in town than RAV4. While I do appreciate Toyota’s edgy good looks, Honda CR-V takes the segment for ease of ingress, seat comfort, and a seemingly wider, unobstructed front windshield visual.

At the end of the day It’s those little details that make the difference in the sub premium crossover segment. Looking to the total package that is CR-V, Honda takes it!


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