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Why the 2018 Honda CR-V Is the 2018 Motor Trend SUV of the Year®¹

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The Honda CR-V has been around for a few years, but the 2018 model skyrocketed its way to the highest SUV rankings for the second time. Motor Trend¹ recently named the 2018 Honda CR-V the SUV of the Year®, due in part to its innovative new features that allowed it to eclipse the other vehicles in this class.

Learn more about the features and amenities that helped the 2018 Honda CR-V earn the SUV of the Year award from the experts at Motor Trend. At Mile High Honda, we strive to keep our neighbors and customers in Denver, Centennial, and Aurora informed about the latest and greatest cars to hit showroom floors.

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Why the 2018 Honda CR-V Is the 2018 Motor Trend SUV of the Year

With new, redesigned materials and an increase to its wheelbase that added a ton of interior space, the 2018 Honda CR-V offers one of the most cavernous cabins in the class. There’s no shortage of headroom and legroom for passengers, even in the rear, and plenty of cargo space for all your gear.

The 2018 CR-V also gained some upgraded styling cues. A sculpted exterior gives it a unique look that stands out in this crowded class, while soft-touch surfaces, premium upholstery and a tech-centric design give the interior an upscale yet practical design.


The 2018 Honda CR-V may be bigger, but its structural redesign lowered its weight for better handling and acceleration. Two engine options are available: a 2.4L inline-four engine that produces 184 horsepower and a 1.5L turbo-four engine that produces 190 horsepower. These engines each shuttle power through a sophisticated continuously variable transmission that extracts every ounce of power from these performance engines.

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The spacious and functional interior of the 2018 Honda CR-V is one of its best assets. Its remarkable technology is the central focus of the dash for maximum usability, though its infotainment system is intuitive and logical all on its own.

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With the expanded dimensions, the CR-V also increased its passenger volume for even more comfort than previous models. Excellent legroom, ample headroom, and great visibility all ensure that passengers will be comfortable for long rides, while the 39.2 cubic feet of cargo capacity help to store all your luggage and shopping bags for the trip.


In recent years, many automakers are working hard to ensure that their vehicles are safe, but not all have the innovative technology of the Honda Sensing® suite. All Honda CR-V trim levels after its base trim come standard with these technologies, which include some high-tech safety features, such as Lane Keeping Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow, and Forward Collision Warning.

Honda Sensing® safety systems work to keep you safe two ways. They not only alert you to any potential collisions from other vehicles, pedestrians, or obstructions, but they also reduce the damage and risk if one does happen.

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Learn More About the Motor Trend SUV of the Year®¹ at Mile High Honda

The Motor Trend SUV of the Year®¹ award is a tough title to earn, especially in a class of remarkable vehicles, which makes it all the more impressive that the 2018 Honda CR-V earned this high esteem.

If you’re in Denver, Centennial, or Aurora and want to learn more about the SUV of the Year®¹, visit Mile High Honda and see the 2018 Honda CR-V for yourself. Stop by today to schedule your test drive!

¹The 2018 CR-V has been named Motor Trend’s SUV of the Year® thanks to impressive cargo space, efficient fuel economy and Honda Sensing® safety and driver-assistive technology standard on EX and higher models.

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