The Honda CR-V has been in the US since 1996 as Honda's entry into the compact SUV market. The CR-V is known for being a durable, reliable vehicle with a high safety rating and enough available creature comforts to delight almost anyone, all while maintaining a reasonable price. Because it is a compact SUV it gets excellent fuel mileage, making it an eco-friendly option, while offering the convenience of all wheel drive and ample cargo room. The CR-V has been at the top of its class for such a long time, it seems natural for it to win an award such as Motor Trend's SUV of 2015.
I completely agree with naming the CR-V the SUV of 2015. The CR-V has better gas mileage and more room inside the vehicle than most SUVs, without taking up too much actual space. The CR-V also has a better safety rating because it's lower to the ground than many SUVs, making the families inside them safer.
Motor Trend got it right, and they usually do. They consider all kinds of factors when it comes to assessing the quality and grade of a vehicle for its category. The CR-V was the perfect pick for the SUV of 2015 category. It will be interesting to see the exact breakdown of why they chose it as well.
Yes I believe Motor Trend got it right by naming the CR-V the SUV of 2015 because Hondas are incredibly popular and one of the most reliable cars of all time. This car specifically is spacious, sturdy, reliable and efficient. It is a great car for families and traveling. It deserves to be the SUV of 2015.