Most car manufacturers have almost switched from creating Baja 1000-ready Suvs. It’s not that there isn’t still romance on the adventure of crashes over boulders at top speed and having caked with the dust of desert competition. It’s exactly that modern car-based crossover Suvs such as the Honda CR-V, using its elevated traveling position; 70-plus cubic feet of cargo space (with the rear seats down); friendly gasoline economy, ride, and handling; and available four-wheel drive, offer just about everything today’s buyer needs in this vehicle.
Indeed, when the CR-V first broke cover in 1997 as the Civic-based high-roof wagon, Honda was rebadging Isuzu Rodeos as Passports plus the number-one-selling SUV in the usa was the truckulent body-on-frame Ford Explorer. But Americans, notoriously dismissive of hatchbacks, have embraced the SUV cum wagon cum crossover with the freeway load, and like vehicles are actually a superior, bestselling body style-better compared to small sedans, mid-size sedans, and even pickup trucks. Including the leading of that heap could be the CR-V, that had been the highest-selling crossover/SUV in the United states. in 2014.