TORRANCE, Calif., May 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2015 Honda CR-V, America's most popular SUV for the past decade (automobiles.honda.com/cr-v/), has won the top spot in the Cars.com/USA TODAY/"MotorWeek" Compact SUV Challenge (cars.com/news), with a panel of experts and customers choosing CR-V over six competing models.
"The compact SUV segment is among the most competitive in the industry, and we took nothing for granted with the 2015 CR-V," said Jeff Conrad, senior vice president and general manager of the Honda Division. "The CR-V has been America's top SUV choice for many years now, and it's great to see that real-world customers and experts from Cars.com, USA TODAY and "MotorWeek" agree that the 2015 CR-V continues to live up to their high expectations."
In winning the competition, the CR-V earned praise for its rewarding driving experience, generous interior room and family-friendly features. The 2015 CR-V features upgrades to styling, performance, fuel efficiency and family-friendly technology.
"The 2015 Honda CR-V came out on top because it provided the best blend of good interior room, excellent visibility and a surprisingly rewarding driving experience," said Patrick Olsen, Cars.com editor-in-chief. "The CR-V was also packed with great family-friendly features like easy-to-fold seats, a low load floor, rear air vents and much more."
The Challenge pitted seven of the most popular compact SUVs against each other in a series of expert and consumer testing, which determined that the 2015 CR-V was overall best-in-class. To qualify for the competition, vehicles had to cost less than $28,000 and achieve a combined city/highway EPA fuel economy rating of at least 26 mpg.
Honda offers a complete lineup of Honda cars, trucks and service through a network of more than 1,000 Honda dealerships within the United States. Eight Honda auto plants in North America, including four in the U.S., have the capacity to produce 1.92 million automobiles each year1. In 2014, more than 97 percent of the Honda and Acura automobiles sold in the U.S. were produced in North America.
Launched in 1998, Cars.com is an award-recognized online destination for car shoppers and owners that offers information from experts and consumers to help research, price and find new and used cars, as well as information around service and repair for car owners. With more than 30 million monthly visits to its web properties, Cars.com offers millions of new and used vehicle listings, expert and consumer reviews, side-by-side comparison, build and price tools, unbiased editorial content and much more. In 2015, Cars.com introduced a new service and repair feature to help consumers find the right service provider and understand how much to pay with the fair-price estimator tool. Cars.com puts millions of car buyers, and now owners, in control of their shopping process with the information they need to make stress-free buying, selling and servicing decisions.
1Honda products are produced using domestic and globally sourced parts.
SOURCE American Honda Motor Co., Inc.