The Honda CR-V is a compact crossover SUV that’s already had its silver anniversary, but this fabulous model just continues to get better and more popular as time goes by and the 2022 Honda CR-V is no exception. The CR-V constantly adapts to meet the changing tastes and needs of the market, but always keeps a strong focus on safety, quality, and value for money. The 2022 Honda CR-V is the perfect vehicle for a wide range of drivers and applications in Martinsville, Danville, Rocky Mount, Greensboro, and surrounding areas.
You might have noticed that some automakers these days appear to think less is more by only offering their latest vehicles in very few trim levels, but Honda has struck a nice balance by offering the 2022 CR-V in five distinct trim levels. The entry-level version of CR-V is the LX, and after that, the range goes to the Special Edition, EX, EX-L, and finally to the top-of-the-range CR-V Touring.
The exterior styling of the CR-V is a big part of its continuing success. It manages to be contemporary, stylish, and slightly futuristic but without going too far towards polarizing. The interior is clean, tidy, and stylish without being fussy and the quality of materials is excellent at the entry-level and just gets even better as you go higher.
All five 2022 Honda CR-V trim levels come with the same standard powertrain that beautifully balances performance, capability, refinement, and fuel efficiency in a way that’s totally appropriate for the CR-V. The engine in question is a 1.5-litre turbo-four that’s now found throughout the Honda range and sends develops 190 horsepower and 179 lb.-ft. of torque to the front or all four wheels through a continuously variable transmission (CVT).
Front-wheel-drive is the standard format for most versions of the 2022 Honda CR-V, although the all-wheel-drive system that’s also available is standard with the range-topping CR-V Touring as well as Hybrid versions of the EX and EX-L. Front-drive non-hybrid models are rated by the EPA at 28 mpg in the city, 34 mpg on the highway and 30 mpg combined. AWD drops those numbers by 1 mpg each, but the CR-V Hybrid can get you as much as 40 mpg in the city, 35 mpg on the highway and 38 mpg combined
Like all Honda’s these days, the CR-V comes equipped with an impressive list of standard features, thanks to every model getting the Honda Sensing suite of Safety and Driver-Assistive Technologies. That helps it to a full five-star rating for overall safety from the NHTSA and Top Safety Pick status from the IIHS as the CR-V is almost as good at avoiding a crash in the first place as it is at mitigating the effects if you do have one.
Most retail buyers will probably start looking at the CR-V at the Special Edition level and higher. That’s because the Special Edition comes with heated front seats, dual-zone climate control, and push-button start, but the main reason is that it’s the first model in the lineup that gets the 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility that many buyers now consider to be essential.
It’s easy to take the 2022 Honda CR-V for granted because every year it’s one of the two biggest-selling SUVs in the entire world. Only by checking out the latest model for yourself can you properly discover why the CR-V remains so incredibly popular and successful, and the best way to do just that is with a test drive from Nelson Honda here at 2500 Greensboro Rd, Martinsville, VA, today. Why not give us a call today on (276) 632-9741 for more information about pricing and availability and to make an appointment for a test drive at a time that’s convenient for you?