20 years ago who knew that Honda’s small little crossover would one day become the best-selling SUV in the US. Crossovers have taken over, leaving the former large body-on-frame SUVs for dead. Crossovers continue to take market share, so much so that even the midsize sedan segment is at risk. While almost every car buyer is now considering a small to midsize crossover as their next purchase, how do you weed through all the countless models in the segment? Well there are some top models, like the CR-V, Toyota RAV-4 and Mazda CX-5. After a week with the 2017 Honda CR-V, here are five reasons why you should or shouldn’t check it out:
Honda has always managed to put a lot of space into a small vehicle. Look at how great the Honda Fit is. The same can be said for the CR-V, its interior is cavernous. With the rear seat up there’s 39.2 cubic feet of space and if you fold it down you’ll have up to 75.8 cubic feet of space. That’s more than the RAV4 with its 38.4/ 73.4 cubic feet of cargo space.
Once you’ve put your gear in the trunk and your ready to get on the road, every passenger will be happy that there isn’t a bad seat in the house. The new CX-5’s rear seat feels tight, but not the CR-V. The CR-V will easily fit your friends that are lucky enough to be in the six foot and over club. There’s also lots of storage space throughout the interior for your stuff.