The Honda CR-V is 2018’s best-selling SUV in Ontario.

The numbers don’t lie – Canadians love the Honda CR-V. Year after year it makes it into the top 5 best-selling SUVs in this area. So you’re likely wondering why Honda, a foreign car manufacturer is dominating in our area. What makes this SUV so special that it blows the competition out of the water? Well, there are more than a few reasons that would account for why it’s ahead of the game. For the most part it’s the small details that make the biggest difference, so let’s dive a little deeper into those reasons.

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What sets it apart?

It’s a compact crossover SUV, which means that it has a unibody frame – the body and frame are one piece and it can seat five people. For most families this is the perfect size; it’s big enough to fit the whole crew  and small enough to park in a tight driveway. But when you look at the sheer number of SUVs in this compact crossover category you’ll likely be surprised, because there’s a lot. Even more surprising is that by June of last year, Honda dominated the market by selling over fourteen hundred more SUVs than the closest competition – the Toyota Rav4. So what makes it so desirable?

The Toyota Rav4 has been stiff competition within this category, however; the CR-V has always claimed the title of being the better car. The redesign that happened to the last model resulted in quite a few improvements. You get a smoother ride, precise steering, seemingly endless storage space and a reasonably low price tag. The doors swing open wider than the Rav4, making it much easier to get your kids and their car seats in and out. The superior handling and breaking beats the Rav4 hands down. You’ll remain in control at all times, no matter what the weather, which is a huge win when driving in Canada. The fact that these SUVs are made in North America plays a big part in why good handling was a must.

There are so many very important details that set this SUV ahead of the competition. If you want to see a more in-depth comparison, click here.

Honda CR-V Updates

The 2019 Honda CR-V is out now and has a few new features. It has a sleek and sportier feel from the  sharpened looks around the entire body. A new colour is also available: Platinum White Pearl. This means there are now 10 available colours.

It’s ranked the best-in-class fuel economy. The econ mode has been finely tuned to get you to most out of every tank. You’ll be able to enjoy your trip to the fullest without worrying about when you’ll reach the next gas station.

This 2018 Honda CR-V was awarded Motor Trend SUV of the Year and no one will be surprised if the 2019 model claims the title this year. It beats the competition in almost every category with more space, better handling and braking, fuel economy and more. It’s a family vehicle that can handle the Canadian weather, which is why so many people decide to buy one. If you’re looking to get behind the wheel of this all-round great SUV, get in touch with a local Honda dealership today.