2019 Honda CR-V Visualizer – All 10 Colors + Animated GIFs

The CR-V has held onto its spot in the top six selling vehicles in the USA for years now. This latest generation brings a huge leap forward in design and style — to the point we’ve started to really admire them on the road! Pricing is from about $25k and up with four trim levels and all CR-Vs come with these gorgeous LED daytime running lights up front.  To get the sexy full-LED headlights takes the Touring trim or an option package.  To help out on your CR-V shopping, we’ve put together a full visualizer of the new CR-V in every color, from every angle.  Animated GIFs will spin each car around (albeit a bit choppily) in each of the ten colors. There are five colors in the silver/grey family so you should definitely try for a look in the flesh before deciding online. Enjoy!   2019 Honda CR-V Colors …

Read more 2019 Honda CR-V Visualizer – All 10 Colors + Animated GIFs

2018 Honda CR-V 1.5T AWD Touring – Road Test Review – By Ben Lewis

It’s amazing how time flies in the auto industry. Especially in the compact SUV segment. We tested the all-new 2017 CR-V less than a year ago, but it’s got loads of competitors nibbling at its heels, from an all-new Subaru Forester, Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross and Toyota RAV4 plus a heavily-revised Jeep Cherokee. And don’t forget the Nissan Rogue Sport, Hyundai Kona and other ilk, that are a little smaller, but still in the hunt. How you holdin’ up? Being such a competitive segment, most manufacturers seem willing to be more expressive in their styling – you don’t want to be lost in the crowd. In that crowd, the CR-V still looks great, but where it felt edgy last year, it’s migrated over to the more conservative side of the party. Not a problem though, we like it looking more upscale and stylish, vs outdoorsy and rugged. Being a top of …

Read more 2018 Honda CR-V 1.5T AWD Touring – Road Test Review – By Ben Lewis

2017 Mazda CX-5 GT Premium AWD – HD Road Test Review

The compact crossover segment has a ‘masculinity gap.’  There are more than a dozen of these cute utes on the market, but none of them really looks or drives manly.  Yes, the Audi Q3 and Honda CR-V are good cars. But do they increase or decrease their driver’s sex appeal? Among the dudes of the world coming up from econoboxes and blah mid-size sedans, CUVs are theoretically perfect machines.  A bit of all-weather ability here, a dash of extra practicality there. Like it or not, people buy cars based on strange psychology.  Men and women are usually both fine with ‘macho’ cars, but men tend to avoid overtly feminine cars.  Nothing sexist about this characterization, hopefully.  Just about confidence, really, with masculinity used as a shorthand. To fill this man gap, Mazda has designed one of the coolest crossovers out there – and engineered it to be dude-approved as well.  …

Read more 2017 Mazda CX-5 GT Premium AWD – HD Road Test Review

2017 Honda CR-V 1.5T AWD Touring – Road Test Review – By Ben Lewis

  An exciting new twist with the 2017 CR-V.  Five of them, in fact!~ Honda’s really got us spinning with the all-new CR-V. And while it already was one of the very best, they’ve done a lot of things – big and small – to make sure it keeps its leadership position.   Twist 1: It will turn heads: CR-V’s have always been modern, contemporary vehicles, but not Wowzers. Until now. First of all, the new CR-V looks noticeably bigger, and it is. Give partial credit to the smaller HR-V being offered so its big brother can stretch out. The wheelbase is punched out 1.6-inches, and overall its longer, taller, and wider. It’s also more aggressive, with swept back headlights (awesome LED ones on our Touring tester) sporty mesh grille and fogs. Active grille shutters also close up for more aerodynamic cruising. Come ‘round the side and you’ve got muscular …

Read more 2017 Honda CR-V 1.5T AWD Touring – Road Test Review – By Ben Lewis

2017 Honda CR-V – Turbo-powered Redesign Continues March Upmarket

You know those statistics that say California is a top-10 economy, ranked worldwide versus entire countries? The CR-V is a similar story for Honda.  It is an absolute mint. This car makes money like you would not believe, and single-handedly pulls in revenue many automakers can’t achieve with their entire lineups. CR-V is a profit-center extraordinaire. As a result, the model has received careful pruning over the last few years to make up for the missing total redesign.  Even while the compact crossover market has grown to the second-best-selling in all of automobile-dom —- behind pickups and neck/neck with midsize sedans — the CR-V has basically kept on with its larger-than-expected size.  But worse-than-expected performance, refinement, handling and style. That changes for 2017. The CR-V takes a big leap upmarket in the same mode as the Civic below.  This means a more rigid chassis, far fewer buttons inside the car-azay tech controls, …

Read more 2017 Honda CR-V – Turbo-powered Redesign Continues March Upmarket