What words would you use to describe your ideal vehicle? If you live a busy life, there’s a chance that words like versatile, rugged, commuter-friendly, or even family-friendly would best describe the type of vehicle that will make your life easier. We recommend you look for a used Honda CR-V for sale. The Honda CR-V provides enough versatility to complement those leading busy lives. For example, you can use the CR-V to meet up with your friends for a fun night out with enough interior room to seat everyone comfortably. Then, use your CR-V the next day to get yourself to work or make a run to the grocery store.
Where can you go to find a pre-owned Honda CR-V? Here at Ryan Honda of Minot, we are ready to help you find a CR-V model to meet your needs. Our knowledgeable staff is ready to answer any questions you have about the CR-V and help you find the trim that has everything you want. We will work with your budget to find a model on our used lot that you can comfortably afford. If you need a vehicle that is versatile to match the many different things you handle in a day, then we suggest visiting us to test drive the Honda CR-V.
The CR-V is a beloved SUV that has been in active production since the mid-1990s. There are plenty of CR-V models to purchase in the pre-owned market––a benefit of their continuous tenure in the market. The CR-V is a family-friendly vehicle––not only because of its generous cargo space but because of its reliability and safety features. More recent Honda vehicles utilize the Honda Sensing safety suite, and you’ll find it on the CR-V starting with the 2020 model. The interiors are spacious enough so adults will be comfortable in any seat, and you can easily latch in a baby carrier.
Drivers looking for a compact SUV who care about having good fuel efficiency should consider the CR-V because this model has long been one of the more efficient gas-powered SUVs on the market. There is even a hybrid version of the CR-V out there. CR-V models released before the fifth generation were impressively fuel-efficient, but everything changed with the release of the 2017 CR-V because of the introduction of a turbocharged powertrain––one that became standard with the 2020 CR-V. The CR-V commonly pairs its turbocharged engines with a continuously variable transmission, which is standard in these types of powertrains. Many drivers have come to prefer a CVT as it offers drivers an incredibly smooth ride.
Fuel efficiency is more of a staple for the CR-V than you may think. As economically efficient as the CR-V is, the CR-V Hybrid is also worth your consideration. The Honda CR-V Hybrid first joined the lineup starting with the 2020 model year, so any hybrid model you find will have some of the latest tech and features from Honda. The CR-V Hybrid differs from the traditional gasoline-powered models in a few distinct ways aside from the powertrain change, such as cargo space, in which the CR-V tends to have more cubic feet in the back than the CR-V Hybrid on average. The CR-V is the commuter’s best friend and the perfect option for small families.
The CR-V has been through six generations. The second generation CR-V launched with the 2002 model, replacing the grille, slightly rounding off the hood, and opening the headlights. Performance increased alongside the release of a diesel-powered engine. You’ll undoubtedly find the first or second-generation CR-V at a low price, but you’re better off opting for a CR-V from at least the third generation, which launched with the 2006 model. However, the fourth-generation CR-V looks far more like its successors from the fifth and sixth generations. The exterior received changes beginning in the fourth generation, such as the headlights matching the same sharp-cornered design and the fresh new grille that debuted with the 2015 CR-V matching the design up through the 2022 model.
The CR-V has seen several improvements in performance since the first model launched. The 1997 CR-V, the first to be released in America, came equipped with a 1972cc I-4 engine paired with a four-speed automatic transmission that outputs 126 hp and 133 lb-ft of torque. The first model of the second generation, the 2002 CR-V, comes with a 2.4L I-4 engine outputting 160 hp and 162 lb-ft of torque. The result was an increase of 27% and 21.8% in horsepower and torque, respectively. The 2002 CR-V can have a five-speed manual transmission, the towing capacity was increased by 50% to 1,500 lbs, and the maximum cargo space increased from 67.2 cu.ft. to 72 cu.ft.
The 2012 CR-V was the launch of the fourth generation of the compact SUV. Aside from the changes made to the exterior more reminiscent of later models such as the sixth-generation, the 2012 CR-V includes a 2.5L I-4 engine paired with a 5-speed automatic transmission. The 2.5L I-4 engine helps provide 185 hp and 163 lb-ft of torque, which is a 15.6% uptick in horsepower over the 2.4L I-4 engine.
The succeeding generation started with the 2017 CR-V, with its 2.4L I-4 engine output of 184 hp and 180 lb-ft of torque. However, performance would increase again should you opt for the turbocharged 1.5L I-4 engine that began with the 2017 model. By the sixth generation, the gasoline powertrain had dropped for a sole turbocharged engine, but let’s not forget the hybrid model exists too. The 2022 CR-V comes equipped with a turbocharged 1.5L I-4 engine delivering 190 hp and 179 lb-ft of torque, while the hybrid version has a 2.0L I-4 that produces 212 horsepower and 232 lb-ft of torque.
Why should you choose Ryan Honda of Minot to purchase your next used CR-V? At Ryan Honda of Minot, our dedication to providing our customers with good prices and top-notch customer service means you won’t have to leave the dealership empty-handed. Our hard-working sales associates are knowledgeable about each automobile we offer, and the CR-V is no exception, with everything you need to know just a question away.
Ryan Honda of Minot is also here to help you take care of your vehicle after you drive it off the lot with our full Honda service center. Should your CR-V need a repair, or if you’re coming in for an inspection, oil change, or tire rotation, our on-site certified technicians are here to ensure everything goes by quickly and without a hitch. Our service team will walk you through any repairs you need to have done, can order any parts you need, and can install them for you.