You might criticize the 2014 Honda CR-V for not adding any new major features, but who needs upgrading when you have the best selling SUV in the market. This car has been a favorite for those in need of a family vehicle due to its ability to provide extra space for passengers and cargo, very efficient in fuel economy and available at a low ownership cost.
CR-V Design and Trim Levels
The exterior design of the 2014 Honda CR-V may not be as elegant or the interior may not be fitted with high quality materials, but this car sets itself apart among rivals by making the life of its owners easy. Just like its predecessors, this model will have two row seats with the capability of accommodating 5 passengers. The cabin is rather roomy with large doors making it easy to load kids. The back seats can be folded to increase the ample cargo space and fit large items.
The SUV will be available in three trim levels; LX, EX and EX-L, each available with either front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. The LX is the standard trim and it will come with base features like 16-inch steel wheels, a rear view camera, blind spot mirror, keyless entry and a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel. The EX will add 17-inch alloy wheels, fog lights, a sunroof and a 6-speaker sound system. The top trim level will add climate control, roof rails, leather upholstery and a 7-speaker sound system with a subwoofer.
Engine, Specs, Performance
Sadly, the 2014 Honda CR-V offers one engine option for all trim levels. All models are powered by a 2.4 liter four-pot engine delivering power of 185 hp and torque of 163 lb-ft to the front wheels. Buyers in need of extra performance have the option of selecting an AWD configuration. This unit is mated with a 5-speed automatic transmission. Various drive tests indicate that this car has the capability of accelerating from 0-60 mph in 9.4 seconds which average for a car in it class.
The 2014 Honda CR-V is for those afraid of being burnt at the pump because of the ever rising fuel prices. This model has an EPA rating of 23 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway which is way above average for an affordable compact SUV. Fuel efficiency is one of the reasons this car has surpassed its rivals like the Subaru Forester.
2014 Honda CR-V Price
The SUV was released last year. The base 2014 Honda CR-V LX model is available at a starting price of $23,120, while the top EX-L AWD model is available with a price tag of $30,620. Pricing depends on a trim level and additional equipment. The LX AWD and EX AWD cost $24,370 and $26,470, while the EX and EX-L are priced at $25,220 and $29,370, respectively. With gratifying EPA ratings and pocket friendly princess, it is clear why this model continues to be the best SUV option for most families.
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