August 2015
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The Used Honda CR-V: upscale inside and out


Honda CR-V

Recent years brought a full redesign to the Honda CR-V, awarding it with a longer list of standard features, a refreshed cabin, enhanced interior materials, and restyled sheet metal. Sounds good so far, right? Well, it gets better! Passenger and cargo space is excellent, handling is smooth, and it houses great tech and family-friendly features.

Inside the CR-V, you’ll find a nice cabin with fluid lines and an upscale vibe. Controls are attractive and well-placed, and all models have a full front console that increases storage capacity. With all seats in place, the CR-V offers 37.2-cubic feet; with rear seats folded this number bumps to a generous 70.9 cubes. Rear seats also slide fore and aft and have an automatic fold-flat feature, which further enhances passenger and cargo space. All models of the CR-V are equipped with many tech features, including Pandora interface and Bluetooth phone and audio streaming, plus an SMS text-messaging function that allows texts to be read over audio speakers.

The CR-V comes in several trims, each with either front- or all-wheel drive. The LX is extremely well-equipped for an entry-level model, making it leaps ahead of typical base models. It comes standard with 16-inch steel wheels, automatic headlights, keyless entry, full power accessories, and cruise control. The steering wheel is tilt-and-telescoping and the driver seat is height-adjustable, which is perfect for people of all heights to find just the right position. Also included is a rearview safety camera, full-color, multi-information display, steering wheel audio controls, and Bluetooth phone and audio streaming. The sound system comes with four speakers, CD player, Pandora interface, auxiliary audio jack, and USB/iPod interface.

The EX and EX-L offers a plethora of add-ons, including some sport and luxury features. The EX comes with foglights, sunroof, rear privacy glass, retractable cargo cover, and six-speaker sound system. The EX-L further equips the CR-V with roof rails, heated side mirrors, dual automatic climate control, and eight-way power driver seat with power lumbar adjustability. Upholstery is luxe leather and front seats are heated. The sound system gets a nice upgrade with seven speakers and satellite radio. The EX-L with Navi adds navigation with voice controls and real-time traffic, while the EX-L with Rear-Entertainment system boasts a rear DVD entertainment system.

Safety on the CR-V proves excellent in both standard safety gear and crash test scores. On all models, standard safety equipment includes antilock disc brakes, stability and traction control, active front head restraints, front side airbags, side curtain airbags, and a backup camera. In crash testing, the CR-V received the top score in frontal-offset, side impact, and roof strength.

For more information on this top SUV, visit Washington Honda. Located in Washington, Morgantown, South Hills, and Belle Vernon.


Washington Honda specializes in new and used Honda cars, trucks, hybrids and SUVs.
Located in Washington, PA. Serving Greater Pittsburgh, Canonsburg, Charleroi, McMurray and Waynesburg, Pennsylvania; and Morgantown and Wheeling, West Virginia.

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