Honda SUVs Shine in KBB Best Lists! Honda’s CR-V and HR-V have been highly awarded by the experts at Kelley Blue Book. Read on to see what the experts had to say about these two best-selling Honda models!
The Honda CR-V came in fifth in KBB’s “10 Most Affordable SUVs of 2016” but the model topped the “10 Best SUVS under $25,000” list with the experts explaining, “As our Small SUV Best Buy for 2016, one of our 16 Best Family Cars of 2016, and last year’s number one on this list, the CR-V was again an easy pick for this top spot. Honda’s small SUV is roomy, reliable, refined, efficient and just about everything else you might be seeking from a small SUV.” The 2016 Honda CR-V was also placed seventh is Kelley Blue Books’s “10 best AWD Vehicles under $25,000.”
The 2015 CR-V was named among Kelley Blue Book’s “10 best selling cars of 2015” with the experts saying, “The Honda CR-V is the best-selling SUV in the country, blending comfort, features and economy with an interior that’s one of the easiest to reconfigure in the segment. Significant upgrades for 2015 have helped keep it at the top.”
If you are looking for a used CR-V, the 2006 Honda CR-V was named in two of KBB’s lists– “10 best Used SUV’s under $10,000” and “10 Best Used AWD Vehicles Under $10,000.” The expert editors at Kelley Blue Book conclude, “The bestselling compact SUV for many years running, the CR-V is a crossover that offers many of the best attributes of a sedan and of an SUV. Its upright stature makes it a versatile cargo-hauler even though its exterior dimensions are compact. A breeze to drive in traffic, it can tote camping gear to a remote campsite with equal facility. The important thing with this vehicle is to change its oil and oil filter at least every 5,000 miles. The variable valve timing system might have issues if this is not done, because it is controlled by engine oil pressure. A possible ABS warning light is likely due to wheel speed sensor or wheel bearing failure, but these failures typically occur on high-mileage vehicles. The only problem with the 4WD system our master mechanic has seen is an occasional noisy rear differential. Do the maintenance and drive your CR-V 200,000 miles.”
The Honda HR-V, recently named in KBB’s best back to school cars, took the top spot in the “10 Most Affordable SUVs of 2016” list because it is “the most versatile, most practical SUV in the segment. It’s also the most affordable SUV you can buy when looking at a full 5-year ownership cycle.” The HR-V placed fifth in KBB’s “Most Fuel Efficient SUVs of 2016” while it placed sixth in “10 Most Fuel Efficient SUVs.” The 2016 Honda HR-V came in sixth in the “10 best SUVs under $25,000” list because its a “solid choice for pre- and post-family shoppers seeking SUV flexibility in the neighborhood of $20,000” while it placed tenth in the “10 best AWD Vehicles Under $25,000.”
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