One Week with the 2015 Honda CR-V
When Honda Canada approached me offering a pair of tickets to the Toronto Blue Jays home opener – plus an opportunity to test out the 2015 Honda CR-V – I simply couldn’t say no. Well, I could have, but I didn’t. You’ll soon see why.
I’ve been thinking of making the switch from a sedan to a crossover SUV for quite some time. As a tall guy, I like the idea of being higher up on the road. As a guy with a lot of stuff, I like the idea of having a car that fits a large proportion of said stuff. Naturally, I jumped at the chance to get up-close and personal with Honda’s newest offering in the compact crossover class. Also I like baseball, so there’s that.
But hold on a second, Honda’s CR-V isn’t the only high-up, stuff-carrying crossover on the market, so what exactly makes it so special (aside from the baseball tickets, which I understand are a non-standard option)? Read on to find out:
Rack and pinion and baseball steering
The Look: ‘Sleek’, ‘sophisticated’, and ‘uncompromising style’ are terms I often hear thrown around to describe cars, so I’ll go with that. The 2015 Honda CR-V is sleek, sophisticated, and has uncompromising style. I also like that it came in Blue-Jays-blue to complete the Honda Home Opener experience. Pictures say a thousand words, so I’ll let them do the talking:
Two-thousand words worth of pictures
The Ride: As the great poet Trey Anastasio once said: ‘The tires are the things on your car that make contact with the road / The car is the thing on the road that takes you back to your abode’, but the 2015 Honda CR-V is so much more than just that. It successfully took me back to my abode every time I needed it to, but it did so in unparalleled comfort. The upgraded suspension for the 2015 model made for a ride that was smooth like buttered silk – but when I needed to move fast, the car had acceleration to spare. It also had fantastic handling and a tight turning radius – it felt like I was driving a much smaller, more maneuverable car.
Picture this but with speed lines to get a feel for the ride
The Room: With foldable rear seats, the cargo space in this compact crossover is sufficient for any type of trip you can imagine. Moving to college? Check. Camping trip with the boys? Check. Ocean’s Eleven style casino heist? Check, but you’ll need a good wheelman. I decided to test out the trunk space by seeing how many Australian Shepherds the car could fit. Unfortunately, I only had one Aussie around, but he gladly obliged.
The continuing adventures of Ringo the dog
The Extras: The car came with a modern 7-inch touchscreen and a killer sound system. Although I love technology, I found the touchscreen hard to use – even something as simple as adjusting the radio volume would distract from driving tasks. My kingdom for a volume knob! There is also a high-quality rearview camera. I didn’t really use it, but I’m sure it would be a boon to the parallel-parkingly challenged, or to those who want that extra layer of safety when reversing. Fuel economy was a huge plus on this car. This puppy was my daily driver for a week and I used less than a half tank of gas!
Black & White = Class. This is a classy photo.
Starting around $27,800 Canadian dollars, the 2015 Honda CR-V isn’t cheap for a single young professional such as myself (That’s right, ladies, he’s single), but it certainly covers all the bases (subtle baseball reference right there, did you catch that or no?) – including affordability – for a young family. It’s also ideal for someone who feels as comfortable in the urban jungle as they do on long road trips in the great outdoors.
In keeping with my love of technology, I will be using a binary rating system (1’s and 0’s) for reviews here at The Modern Edition.
I hereby bestow my highest possible rating of 1/1 to the 2015 Honda CR-V. Here’s to a quality compact crossover from Honda and a great season for our Toronto Blue Jays!