Honda CR-V best selling small SUV for 2014
Think of the CR-V as the Subaru Forester of the Honda Line. This all- wheel drive light utility vehicle offers an affordable entry into the world of Urban weekend adventurism. Its economy, reliability and residual resale is legendary.
You won’t find CR-V owners complaining about glitchy drive-trains, faulty electronics or unrealistically stated mpg statistics.
Second only in sales to Accord and Civic, the CR-V is Honda’s affordable answer to a civilized tech-rich, not-too-small,SUV. 300,000+ CR-V s were sold in North America for 2013. The trend continues.
Tough enough to take off road, refined enough to rinse off and take out on the town, the CR-V just may be the perfect utility vehicle for the new economy and a generation or two of eco-aware consumers.
We see many CR-V s in Eugene and Portland Oregon, and believe that Honda may be overtaking Subaru sales in the region. The Pacific Northwest can be tough and fuel, expensive. A perfect local for a small reliable SUV that averages 30 mpg highway on regular gasoline.
We've written much on the CR-V at Torque News Honda, and when rolling residual resale value into the equation as noted by K.B.B., we find the CR-V to be the best overall value in its segment.
A well equipped CR-V LX all wheel drive has a MSRP of $24,195, and according to K.B.B. retains 50% or more of it’s original purchase cost after 5 years of ownership..
While the CR-V has grown in dimension over the years, it remains small enough to maneuver city parking, yet large enough to accommodate a weekend’s worth of gear and provisions. For those wishing for a smaller Crossover or SUV, Honda has an answer coming in mid 2014.
Based on sales numbers for March and the 10.5 % increase in daily sales rates, we believe the Honda CR-V will be the best selling small SUV in North America for 2014.