Thursday, June 19, 2014

2014 Honda CR-V Remains King of the Hybrids

It’s one thing to be the valedictorian of a tiny school in the middle of the country with 26 students in the graduating class, but it’s another thing entirely to earn top marks at the largest and most esteemed universities in the nation. In both cases, congratulations, you’re the valedictorian, but there’s no question that one carries more weight than the other.

That’s sort of how we here at Pacific Honda feel about the 2014 Honda CR-V topping all crossover utility vehicle sales for 2014 through the end of May. The crossover is the hottest, fast-growing segment in America right now, with every automaker in the industry dipping their toes in the water trying to cash in on consumers’ insatiable desire to own vehicles that are both practical and efficient. Of course Honda is pleased to have the vehicle topping that segment; nothing against subcompact hatchbacks and flagship sedans, but the crossover is the prettiest girl at the ball right now.

More appropriately, the Honda CR-V is the prettiest girl at the ball, and the crossover segment is the prettiest ballroom. Through May, the CR-V had sold 129,000 units in the United States, something that can be attributed in part to word of mouth but also to strong reviews in respected publications like U.S. News & World Report, which named the 2014 Honda CR-V the “Best Compact SUV for the Money.”

It’s affordable, practical, reliable, comfortable and attractive, which makes it pretty clear why it’s topping sales. We just hope it continues to reign for the rest of the calendar year and beyond.

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