Motor Trend SUV of the Year 

Motor Trend has named the ever-popular Honda CR-V as its 2018 SUV of the Year.

The 2018 CR-V, which is the second model year of the completely reimagined fifth-generation of Honda’s compact SUV, beat out 25 contenders in an exhaustive evaluation by 11 of Motor Trend’s top editors, writers and testers. The refreshed fourth-generation Honda CR-V previously took home Motor Trend 2015 SUV of the Year honours.

“The 2018 Motor Trend award is a testament to the highly-skilled and dedicated Honda associates at our manufacturing plants across North America, including our team at Honda of Canada Manufacturing in Alliston, Ontario,” said Jean Marc Leclerc, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Honda Canada. “Every new Honda CR-V sold in Canada is built right here in Canada, for Canadians, by Canadians.”

Calling it “the swankiest interior ever seen on the CR-V”, Motor Trend chose the CR-V because Honda paid attention to a wide range of details including advancement in design, safety performance features, engineering excellence, efficiency and value.

Still not sure? Here is just a sample of the long list of accolades and awards being earned by Honda’s wildly popular CRV:

U.S. News & World Report Best Compact SUV for the Money
“Featuring class-leading cargo space, excellent fuel economy ratings and advanced safety and driver assist technology, U.S. News & World Report has named CR-V Best Compact SUV for the Money for its outstanding combination of quality and value”

U.S. News & Report Best Cars for Teens

“The Honda CR-V was named Best New Car for Teens by U.S. News & World Report. Safety performance is a priority, and with available Honda Sensing, U.S. News says it’s one of the best choices for your young driver”

2018 Best Buy: Small SUV/Crossover
“Leading its class for the third time, Kelly Blue Book’s named the 2018 CR-V Best Buy of the Year among small SUVs and crossovers thanks to excellent safety features, superior room and impressive fuel economy ratings” 10 Most Awarded Cars of 2017
“The 2017 CR-V is one of the ten most awarded cars from Kelly Blue Book’s, including being named Best Family Car of 2017” (2018 models remain unchanged)

2018 Edmunds Buyers Most Wanted
“CR-V has been named Buyers Most Wanted Compact SUV thanks to its available turbocharged engine, comfortable cabin, aggressive exterior styling and impressive cargo capacity”

2017 IIHS Top Safety Pick+
“The 2017 CR-V with available Honda Sensing and LED headlights has been awarded the coveted 2017 Top Safety Pick+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) in recognition of its superior crash safety rating” (2018 models remain unchanged)

2017 Car and Driver’s 10Best Trucks and SUVs
“Praised for its versatility and premium features, such as available driver-assistive technologies. The 2017 CR-V has made Car and Driver’s 10Best Award List” (2018 models remain unchanged)