2018 Honda CR-V Impresses Kelley Blue Book

The auto research and evaluation expert claims the new Honda SUV remains a "go-to crossover for those seeking dependability, affordability, safety, and simplicity." Fresh off its 2017 overhaul, our Morganton, NC Honda dealer can surely see how.

For KBB, it was a package deal. 2018 Honda CR-V received praise for "the size, features, fuel economy and excellent reliability buyers have come to expect from Honda." Among the elements he appreciated most, the expert reviewer called special attention to the crossover's turbocharged 190-horsepower, 1.5-liter inline-four engine, mated to a CVT transmission for the kind of smooth, comfortable feel on the road Honda SUV enthusiasts crave. Plenty of ground clearance -- a towering, trim-dependent 7.8 to 8.2 inches -- in tandem with available all-wheel drive to head off the beaten path surely added to the new 2018 CR-V flavor. CR-V EX and higher trims even make a full slate of advanced Honda Sensing safety features, themselves KBB favorites, accessible right from the get-go. The suite includes the accident avoidance capabilities of collision mitigation braking, lane-keeping assist for remaining on track with intelligent help, and more.

But when it all comes down to it, the right cockpit and cabin can define a memorable excursion, and it was in the five-passenger seating of its "roomy and versatile" interior that 2018 Honda CR-V likewise stood out to our Kelley Blue Book professional. Rear legroom weighs in at a sizable 40.4 inches, offering plenty of room for your passengers to sprawl out and relax. Plus, the new SUV offers plenty of promise for taking along a boatload of cargo – you can count on around 40 cubic feet behind the rear seat to accommodate it. Round off the 2018 CR-V experience in the EX trim or later, and you'll find a 7-inch-display audio infotainment system that's Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatible – first-rate for connecting a smartphone or other media device to remain in touch with civilization wherever the open road calls.

And call, it does, here to Morganton Honda, where you can discover for yourself – and the long-haul needs of your family – all that a new 2018 Honda CR-V can mean for every trip from your daily commute to that long-planned natural getaway. Stop by and see us here on Burkemont Avenue in Morganton, and we'll give you the grand tour of the new Honda crossover SUV line.