What Do San Diego Drivers Love About the 2018 Honda CR-V?

The world of crossovers is rapidly expanding, especially in greater San Diego, where your options are as abundant as they've ever been. But our friends and fellow Honda enthusiasts around the Chula Vista neighborhood tell us one thing's for certain: they'd be hard-pressed to find a small SUV to rival the new 2018 Honda CR-V. That's not just at base LX either. From step-up LX to EX at the midrange and premium EX-L to top-of-the-line Touring, too, accolades resound – there's plenty to love.

Foremost among praises is the compact's spirited ride. A choice of 184-horsepower and turbocharged 190-horsepower inline-four engines come capable of putting out up to 180 pound-feet of torque, depending on trim. Factor in a standard continuously variable transmission (CVT) with Sport Mode, and you can expect the new CR-V to remain a go-getter whether you're cruising the strip, headed down the highway, or making way for the off-grid.

Plus, there's plenty of space to sprawl out for the trip. Count on anywhere from up to 101.6 cubic feet in CR-V Touring to up to 105.9 cubic feet in the LX trim. The same goes for cargo capacity – it's ample, burgeoning up to 75.8 cubic feet with rear seating folded.

Moreover, 2018 CR-V is a model of the continuing Honda commitment to safety at the industry forefront. A durable Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) construction and Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA®) with Traction Control present throughout the lineup, but it's Honda Sensing® tech in EX and later that truly shines. The suite includes forward collision and lane departure warning features, a braking system that mitigates collisions, one that staves off unintended road departure, lane keeping assist, and adaptive cruise control with a low-speed follow feature. That's in addition to auto high-beam headlights, blind-spot monitoring, and a cross-traffic monitor for enhanced situational awareness.

Perhaps best of all, the compact SUV's a showcase of technology at the cutting-edge for any trip. A 160-watt, four-speaker, 5-inch infotainment system appears at base, showcasing USB connectivity for peripherals, Bluetooth tech to enable hands-free calling, and Pandora support for listening options aplenty. You can find a 180-watt, six-speaker, 7-inch touchscreen at the midrange, complete with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to connect your smartphone as well as SiriusXM capability. There's even a 180-watt, eight-speaker audio system in EX-L, culminating in a 330-watt, nine-speaker premium audio variant standard in Touring. It flanks a Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System with Voice Recognition, Honda HD Digital Traffic and HD Radio support, likewise standard for directional help on which you can rely.

If you'd like to get the opinion of the experts, however, you're welcome to visit us here at Penske Honda Chula Vista to explore the new CR-V model that's caught your eye. We'll be happy to show you around the lineup here at 580 Auto Park Dr.

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