The trip to Sacacomie was amazing but the car was even better! As a hockey mom and a road tripper, a comfortable and a spacious car are my top priorities! I was well served with the HondaCRV! It is spacious, comfortable and on top of that it’s fuel efficient.
Honda CR-V Review
As a mom the following features are important for me:
- Fuel Efficient
Let’s see how the Honda CR-V ranks for these features
1- Comfort and Storage
We had to load the car with an inflatable boat, a hockey bag, a hockey stick, 3 suitcases, a cooler, a car seat! I was suspicious but it worked pretty well!
Compartment: When we were on our 3,700 road trip, we had many snacks, bottles of water, toys, books. Our car is lacking those compartments! The Honda CR-V had numerous ones
Front seats are very comfortable. I am a petite person but my co-blogger is not. She was comfortably seated.
The back seats can fit THREE car seats! I didn’t have the opportunity to test it but it is a great feature for any family. Even if I don’t have 3 kids, it can happen sometimes that I need 3 car seats when I go for an outings with my nephews and nieces
You press on a button and the back seats lay down! You can even choose to lay only one seat which we did.
Ranking: 5 stars for room and comfort.
2- Fuel Efficient
The Honda CR-V has the Econ feature. If you press the button, it will cut the energy consumption. It means that it will reduce a/c consumption, speed, etc. It is great when you are driving in the city but not on a highway.
Ranking: 5 stars too.
The Honda CR-V has a built-in navigation system. As a family of road trippers, this is a huge addition. It will be also useful in the city! I find it is a great security option as you don’t get lost in nowhere land.
It is an automatic 4 wheel drive. It adjusts to the road condition. You don’t need to action any button. It is great for winter condition!
Back up sensor: This is a great feature for me! I always look over both shoulders but it is very convenient to have a view on the rear end. Who knows when one of the kids will jump, run or ride his bike.
Ranking: 5 stars.
Some Features of Honda CR-V: LX 2WD: $25,990
- Rear privacy-tinted glass
- 16” styled steel wheels
- Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA®) with Traction Control
- Easy fold-down 60/40 split rear seatback
- HandsFreeLink™– bilingual Bluetooth® wireless mobile phone interface
(Source: Honda Canada website).
It is a great family car for road trips, for the city. It is fuel-efficient and comfortable. As a petite, I always need a cushion so I can see better but I don’t need it in the CR-V. The seats are adjustable and I could drive in safety. If you are looking for a safe car where you can load your grocery, bags and hockey bags, this is for you!
Disclosure: No compensation was received from Honda Canada. All opinions are ours.
4 thoughts on “Why I think the Honda CR-V is a great family car, #GoHondaCRV”
I’m really surprised at how spacious it is! Most impressive!
Thank you for such a great review. We love Honda and this car is on my list for when my van finally dies. I no longer need the bigger van, but this looks like it would be the perfect size!
Wow! Look at all the room! Looks like such a great family car!
The CR-V is a very nice vehicle. I have test drove one or two, but I didn’t realize how great they would be for a trip!