A lot of auto producers have almost moved on from providing Baja 1000-ready Suvs. It’s not that certainly, there isn’t still romance with the adventure of crashing over boulders at high speed and becoming caked in the dust of desert competition. It’s just that modern car-based crossover Sports utility vehicles just like the Honda CR-V, having its increased driving position; 70-plus cubic feet of cargo 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 such a vehicle.
Indeed, once the CR-V first broke cover in 1997 as the Civic-based high-roof wagon, Honda was rebadging Isuzu Rodeos as Passports and the number-one-selling SUV in the states was the truckulent body-on-frame Ford Explorer. But Americans, notoriously dismissive of hatchbacks, have embraced the SUV cum wagon cum crossover by the freeway load, and like vehicles are actually any superior, bestselling body style-better compared to compact sedans, mid-size sedans, and also pickup trucks. Including a top of that heap could be the CR-V, that had been the highest-selling crossover/SUV within the Us. in 2014.