2018 Honda CR-V Wins Most Innovative SUV
The 2018 Honda CR-V has taken home Edmunds.com’s award for Most Innovative SUV of the Year*! The Edmunds CES Tech Driven Awards acknowledge new vehicles and systems that represent powerful ideas in the automotive market. Editors from Edmunds drive and test out these vehicles and technologies during the CES show. They can’t be just prototypes, either. These vehicles also have to be available to the public to qualify. The 2018 Honda CR-V takes home the SUV category win for its advanced safety and driver-assist technologies. It also impressed with its deft handling, excellent ride, and overall usefulness as a small utility vehicle.
The CR-V’s real-world utility made it this year’s top pick. Not only does it display the high-tech safety features, but it also makes performance, efficiency, space, and comfort come together in a small SUV. Innovation can mean clever use of features we’re familiar with, which the 2018 Honda CR-V does admirably. Edmunds.com editors were impressed with the availability of lane keeping assist, automatic high beams, blind-spot monitoring, and rear cross-traffic alert on such an affordable small vehicle. These features make your daily commute safer, and greatly impressed the judges at CES!
Honda’s integration and connectivity systems also made an impression. Not only does the 2018 Honda CR-V offer a full-color touchscreen display, it’s also a plug-and-play configuration. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support makes it easy to integrate familiar smartphone technology with your car. Not only does this make it more fun and easy to take your favorite music on the road, but Honda goes a step further. Systems like Google Maps are also integrated into the system, giving you turn-by-turn guidance in the gauge cluster. This advanced feature isn’t run-of-the-mill even in luxury vehicles, and it helped the CR-V take home the win.
Editors and judges also appreciated Honda’s innovative use of space in the 2018 Honda CR-V. It’s about the same size as many competitors, but the CR-V’s utilization of that space gave it an edge. Not only is it plenty large for all five passengers to be comfortable, it’s full of clever spaces that extend the storage capacity and driver-oriented layout. You’ll find lots of real-world storage solutions all around the cabin, like accommodation for a laptop or tablet under the sliding armrest. There’s a tray with a rubberized and textured surface, the perfect spot to rest your phone. The panel also slides out to reveal two USB ports and a 12-volt power outlet. This kind of clever, real-world application of technology and engineering is what makes the 2018 Honda CR-V Edmunds’ Most Innovative SUV of the Year!
2018 Honda CR-V For Sale in St. Paul, MN
If you’d like to check out this great compact SUV for yourself, stop by Buerkle Honda in St. Paul, MN sometime! We have a great selection of models, trims, colors, and options for you to choose from. If you have any questions, our friendly sales team can help you find exactly what you’re looking for and walk you through its features. Plus, if you find your new CR-V here with us, you’ll also be eligible for our Buerkle Rewards program! This great benefit program gives you access to great perks like two free oil changes, two free tire rotations, $200 toward your next Buerkle purchase, and much more. We’re located near Minneapolis, Maplewood, and White Bear Lake, so stop by and see us soon!
*Based on 2018 model year. For more information, visit Edmunds’ www.edmunds.com. © 2017 Edmunds.com Inc. All Rights Reserved.