Many car manufacturers have pretty much moved on from providing Baja 1000-ready Suvs. It’s not that now there isn’t still romance inside the adventure of crashes over boulders at high speed and getting caked in the dust of desert competition. It’s exactly that modern car-based crossover Sports utility vehicles such as the Honda CR-V, using its raised driving position; 70-plus cubic feet of freight space (with the rear seats down); friendly fuel economy, ride, and handling; and available four-wheel drive, offer just about everything today’s buyer needs in this particular car.
Indeed, once the CR-V first broke cover in 1997 for a Civic-based high-roof wagon, Honda was rebadging Isuzu Rodeos as Passports along with the number-one-selling SUV in the usa was the truckulent body-on-frame Ford Explorer. But Americans, notoriously dismissive of hatchbacks, have embraced the SUV cum wagon cum crossover from the freeway load, and those vehicles are now a superior, bestselling body style-better compared to compact sedans, mid-size sedans, as well as pickup trucks. Including the leading of which heap might be the CR-V, that had been the highest-selling crossover/SUV in the Us. in 2014.