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2017 Honda CR-V drives light truck sales into the black for April

Income Tax time in the United States is historically, a slow time for auto sales. 2017 is no exception, with most makers experience a bit of a market correction. The bright spot for Honda is the 2017 CR-V 2-row SUV. What;s driving record CR-V sales in April?

Once again Honda light trucks record year over year April sales gains with the reinvented CR-V selling 32,671 units for an uptick of 13%.The Fit platformed HR-V crossover continues to sell well with a measurable uptick, thanks mostly to supply catching up with consumer demand. And, Honda Civic is the best selling car in North America 4 months running. We compare the Honda HR-V and Mazda CX-3 here.

How turbocharging and active suspension damping takes the best selling SUV in North America to the next level

Granted, Honda CR-V, the best selling SUV of any size in North America for the better part of a decade, has always been an exceptional drive and ride value for the money. We first met the reinvented CR-V in Monterey, California. For 2017 Honda presents a larger, more refined 2-row SUV, with expanded user friendly personal electronic connectivity, available Honda SENSING ™ near autonomous active safety features, and a turbocharged VTEC direct injected 4-cylinder gasoline engine and CVT transmission option that tops the segment in fuel efficiency, torque and horsepower.

Throw in a Real Time ™ all-wheel-drive option, with traction mode selection, and a 50% quicker engagement time, despite some very good competition in the compact SUV segment coming from Ford, Mazda, Toyota, and Nissan, when we look to standard, available optional features, and MSRP, 2017 Honda CR-V remains the greatest overall purchase value in the segment. Read our latest CR-V drive and ride review here.


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