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Honda CR-V Honored as Motor Trend 2018 SUV of the Year

November 29, 2017

· Motor Trend hails Honda CR-V as “supreme example of calm, confident composure that delivers in all categories”
· Previous generation CR-V named 2015 SUV of the Year by Motor Trend
· CR-V is America’s best-selling SUV over the past 20 years

Motor Trend has named the ever-popular Honda CR-V as its 2018 SUV of the Year. The 2018 CR-V, which is the second model year of the completely reimagined fifth-generation of Honda’s compact SUV, beat out 25 contenders in an exhaustive evaluation by 11 of Motor Trend’s top editors, writers and testers. The refreshed fourth-generation Honda CR-V previously took home Motor Trend 2015 SUV of the Year honors.

“The Honda CR-V has earned its place as America’s most popular SUV over the past two decades by providing customers with just-the-right balance of features, capabilities, fun-to-drive performance and outstanding quality.” said Jeff Conrad, senior vice president of Automobile Sales & general manager of the Honda Division, American Honda Motor Co., Inc., “We are incredibly honored to earn this recognition from the experts at Motor Trend in a very competitive and crowded field.”

Calling it “the swankiest interior ever seen on the CR-V”, Motor Trend chose the CR-V because Honda paid attention to a wide range of details including advancement in design, safety performance features, engineering excellence, efficiency and value. To be eligible for the Motor Trend SUV of the Year award, a vehicle must be "all-new" or "substaintially upgraded" and have been on sale within twelve months from the previous November. 

The 2018 Honda CR-V is manufactured at three Honda plants in North America, in East Liberty, Ohio; Greensburg, Indiana; and Alliston, Ontario. Its 1.5-liter turbocharged engine and automatic transmission are manufactured by Honda in Anna, Ohio and Russells Point, Ohio, respectively1. Honda has sold more than 4.2 million CR-Vs in America since its U.S. introduction in 1997, making it the top selling SUV in America over the course of 20 years. The new CR-V has collected numerous other accolades including a Kelly Blue Book “Best Overall Buy” in the Small SUV/Crossover category, U.S. News & World Report’s "2017 Best New Car for Teens" and Autotrader’s "Must Test Drive" Award, as well as a top-in-segment score in J.D. Power and Associates’ 2017 U.S. APEAL Study.

The CR-V, its 1.5 liter turbo engine and transmission are made from domestic and globally sourced parts. 

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    Victory Honda of Muncie

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