Many auto producers have almost moved on through providing Baja 1000-ready Sports utility vehicles. It’s not that now there isn’t still romance within the adventure of crashing over boulders at high speed and becoming caked on the dust of desert competition. It’s only that modern car-based crossover Suvs just like the Honda CR-V, having its improved driving position; 70-plus cubic feet of freight space (with the rear seats down); friendly fuel economy, ride, and handling; and available four-wheel drive, offer just about everything today’s buyer needs in such a vehicle.
Indeed, as the CR-V first broke cover in 1997 as a Civic-based high-roof wagon, Honda was rebadging Isuzu Rodeos as Passports as well as the number-one-selling Sports utility vehicle in the usa was the truckulent body-on-frame Ford Explorer. But Americans, notoriously dismissive of hatchbacks, have embraced the Sport utility vehicle cum wagon cum crossover with the freeway load, and like cars are now a superior, bestselling body style-better compared to compact sedans, mid-size sedans, and even pickup trucks. And at a best of which heap might be the CR-V, that had been the highest-selling crossover/SUV inside the Us. in 2014.