2017 Honda CR-V: Can It Escape Civic Eclipse?

Honda may be celebrating how the latest Civic compact sedan has exploded and taken over the automaker’s lineup as the top-selling vehicle. In the entire sedan segment, it has overtaken a good number of its peers and is now second only to the Toyota Camry. While that’s all good, Honda needs to ensure that its Read more about 2017 Honda CR-V: Can It Escape Civic Eclipse?[…]

2017 Honda CR-V: Inspired By Hybrid Rival?

If there is one vehicle in the Honda lineup that is in need of a dramatic makeover, it is the 2017 Honda CR-V – not due to anything more than the fact that its current form has grown cold with consumers who have mostly grown to favor the Toyota RAV4. It’s good to know that Read more about 2017 Honda CR-V: Inspired By Hybrid Rival?[…]

2016 Honda CR-V vs Subaru Forester vs Mazda CX-5: Of Course AWD Matters

One of the major considerations in getting SUVs and crossovers are their AWD systems, and most are not equal to one another. They more often than not make or break an SUV especially to drivers who often deal with the elements. So it’s worth looking at those offered by the likes of the Subaru Forester, Read more about 2016 Honda CR-V vs Subaru Forester vs Mazda CX-5: Of Course AWD Matters[…]

2016 Honda CR-V Makes Climb, Rival Goes Down

Just like how folks are feeling about the pickup segment, there are fears that the crossover segment is approaching its crest and is going to plateau for a bit before going for a downward dip. That is not going to happen yet, as most nameplates in the compact crossover side of the SUV market are Read more about 2016 Honda CR-V Makes Climb, Rival Goes Down[…]

Next-Gen Honda CR-V Release ETA Finally Revealed

It has not been once or twice that the next-gen Honda CR-V has been spotted as a test mule out and about in the streets – the larger SUV has been caught by spy photographers many times. After all of its sightings people pretty much have a good idea what’s coming. The body of the Read more about Next-Gen Honda CR-V Release ETA Finally Revealed[…]

2017 Honda CR-V: Could Hybrid Reclaim SUV Throne?

By now, there have been several sightings of the 2017 Honda CR-V test mule already. Besides looking much bigger than before – which prompts speculation about a third row of seats – the SUV looks much more sophisticated than before. Its headlights seem more refined based on whatever can be seen through the camouflage on Read more about 2017 Honda CR-V: Could Hybrid Reclaim SUV Throne?[…]

2017 Honda Odyssey: Hybrid Not Profitable, Apparently

Minivans aren’t going away anytime soon, no matter how much people have wanted them to all this while. Demand for the large family haulers have been picking up lately, with growth presently at 34.3 percent against the same period last year. And it is set to be spurred on by the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica that Read more about 2017 Honda Odyssey: Hybrid Not Profitable, Apparently[…]

Fifth-Gen Honda CR-V Adds Third Row – Trouble For Pilot?

Honda realizes that it needs to do something to make the CR-V attractive to consumers again, and is going the extra mile to differentiate the fifth-generation model from what is currently being sold. The SUV will be sitting on a totally new platform and will adopt a small turbocharged engine option to supplant the current Read more about Fifth-Gen Honda CR-V Adds Third Row – Trouble For Pilot?[…]

2017 Honda CR-V: Hybrid, Turbo Refresh – Big Worry For RAV4!

Some images caught by spy photographers reveal a bigger and more sophisticated look for the 2017 Honda CR-V. Although the SUV was thoroughly wrapped by camouflage, the beautiful redesign shines through. The new eyes of the CR-V for one cannot be fully hidden from sight. A more refined outline is apparent on the rest of Read more about 2017 Honda CR-V: Hybrid, Turbo Refresh – Big Worry For RAV4![…]

2016 Honda CR-V Gives Nissan Rogue High Hopes!

Throughout the first quarter of 2016, the Honda CR-V didn’t have any relief in experiencing a big sales tumble. Since being the best-selling SUV last year, the CR-V has fallen behind the Ford Escape and Toyota RAV4 in sales numbers. In Q1 2015, the CR-V sold 73,127 units and in Q1 2016 it sold 71,188 Read more about 2016 Honda CR-V Gives Nissan Rogue High Hopes![…]

2017 Honda Avancier: Answer To Next-Gen US-Spec CR-V

The Acura CDX as the premium answer to the HR-V (or XR-V) in China has disappointed US buyers who are interested as there are no plans from Acura to offer the new crossover stateside. For those who have their eyes set on the 2017 Honda Avancier, which is basically a larger and arguably better-looking CR-V, Read more about 2017 Honda Avancier: Answer To Next-Gen US-Spec CR-V[…]

2017 Honda Accord: Small Sporty Turbo – Progress Or Ruin?

Like the Honda Civic, the Accord sedan has established a solid identity for itself. Whereas the Civic has often been seen as the performance choice for the budget-minded enthusiast, the larger sedan stood out as an upright, reliable vehicle that doesn’t get swept in by trends in the auto industry. Hence the idea of the Read more about 2017 Honda Accord: Small Sporty Turbo – Progress Or Ruin?[…]

2016 Honda CR-V: Eclipsed By Civic Explosion!

As the SUV market grows more saturated, it becomes increasingly difficult for some automakers to compete especially if there isn’t too much of a standout appeal in its SUV. That’s probably what the 2016 Honda CR-V is facing as it drops from being the best-seller in the segment. Reeling on a 2.7 percent year-to-date sales Read more about 2016 Honda CR-V: Eclipsed By Civic Explosion![…]

2017 Honda CR-V: Looking Meaner, Sportier, More Refined!

Sometimes it doesn’t really take the full reveal of a particular vehicles design aspects to be able whether it is gorgeous or not. In the case of the 2017 Honda CR-V which was recently spotted by spy photographers, you can’t disguise a good look. Save for the front air dams, the entire CR-V was wrapped Read more about 2017 Honda CR-V: Looking Meaner, Sportier, More Refined![…]

Honda Needs To Hurry Ridgeline – Pilot Demand At The Brim!

As part of the SUV and crossover boom, the 2016 Honda Pilot is really taking off as demand in the US market has started to overflow into the three-row segment. Market boom is one thing – it has also become highly popular due its redesign last year. The chairman of Honda’s dealer advisory board, Bob Read more about Honda Needs To Hurry Ridgeline – Pilot Demand At The Brim![…]

2017 Honda CR-V Goes Longer, Wider – Invite For New Crossover

Whether it is down to supply constraint or lack of buyers, the fact is that the 2016 Honda CR-V is struggling against the competition in the market. Above and below it, however, the three-row Honda Pilot and subcompact Honda HR-V are thriving and pulling in more buyers by the month. So would it make sense Read more about 2017 Honda CR-V Goes Longer, Wider – Invite For New Crossover[…]

Acura To Launch Premium 2016 Honda HR-V Spin-Off

Acura is running on a high after a strong impression made by the 2017 Acura NSX cemented a place for the Honda luxury brand in the market after a poor showing the last time around. Key to its revival is the Acura Precision Concept, the design study for the brand’s upcoming lineup in the near Read more about Acura To Launch Premium 2016 Honda HR-V Spin-Off[…]

2017 Subaru Forester: Redesign Still Needed – And A Hybrid!

Last year a new 2016 Subaru Forester made it out at the Tokyo Auto Show and was sold in Japan for a number of months, before finally moving to other markets recently. The response to its facelift was neither underwhelming nor positive – people hated it. Its front face was overwrought, particularly its overdone grille, Read more about 2017 Subaru Forester: Redesign Still Needed – And A Hybrid![…]

2016 Honda CR-V Now In Third Spot, Overtaken By Ford Escape

The number one SUV of 2015 is losing ground to more and more rivals after conceding the top spot to the Toyota RAV4 at the start of this year. It held on to second spot in its segment in February, March has seen it drop behind the Ford Escape to third. In year-to-date (YTD) terms, Read more about 2016 Honda CR-V Now In Third Spot, Overtaken By Ford Escape[…]

2016 Honda CR-V Falls Behind Civic – Supply Constraint At Fault?

Lately, there has been more sales growth for the Honda HR-V subcompact crossover than the larger CR-V. In all of the three months that have gone by this year, the SUV posted negative growth. After confirmation of March numbers, the CR-V shows a 2.7 percent YTD decline in sales. This puts it behind far behind Read more about 2016 Honda CR-V Falls Behind Civic – Supply Constraint At Fault?[…]