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2015 Honda CR-V Preview

What will change? A few exterior styling tweaks and a freshened interior are likely on tap for Honda’s popular compact SUV. Most new vehicles have a six- or seven-year lifespan. The current CR-V bowed in 2012, so it’s ripe to receive an update for the 2015 model year.

Why wait for the 2015 Honda CR-V: To see what changes Honda has in store for an SUV that’s wrestling with the Ford Escape for sales leadership in America’s compact-crossover class. Honda’s midcycle updates typically consist of revised front and rear fascias, a re-tooled interior with some new materials, and an updated features list. Among expected highlights for the 2015 CR-V are addition of Honda’s LaneWatch blind-spot camera system and a seven-inch dashboard touchscreen audio display that the company debuted on the 2014 Civic compact car.

Why buy a 2014 Honda CR-V: To get your hands on a compact crossover that’s “just right” in nearly every subjective and objective category. It won’t blow your doors off with fast acceleration or sports-car handling. It is, however, comfortable, versatile, fuel efficient, reasonably priced, and comes with Honda’s reputation for reliability and strong resale value.

About Ed Piotrowski

Ed Piotrowski has more than a decade of experience as a community and automotive journalist. As a former editor for Consumer Guide Automotive, he wrote new car news and reviews for the publication's magazine and website. He served as the lead editor of Consumer Guide's auto show coverage, managed its short- and long-term vehicle test fleet, and made regular appearances on a suburban Chicago radio station. He is a member of the Midwest Automotive Media Association where he served as the lodging logistics manager for the organization's annual Spring Collection road rally. Ed writes from Chicago's northwest suburbs.

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