Here at Keyes Honda, we were ecstatic to hear that the expert editors and evaluators at Car and Driver honored the 2017 Honda CR-V and the 2017 Honda Ridgeline as the top vehicles in the January 2017 10Best Truck and SUV Awards. Car and Driver put all of the vehicle entrants through extensive tests—reviewing the unique attributes for their respective segments, including ride and handling, safety, technology, comfort, practicality and fuel efficiency.
The took home the top honor in the Compact SUV category. The Honda CR-V, America’s best-selling SUV*, was recognized for its value, more powerful available turbo engine that offers class-leading fuel efficiency, and its premium, roomy interior. “The latest CR-V is the compact crossover SUV distilled to its near perfect essence, blending engaging dynamics, master-class interior practicality, and a pleasing demeanor into a deeply satisfying whole,” said Erik Johnson from Car and Driver.
The received the top honor in the mid-size pickup category. The Honda Ridgeline, with its exclusive unit-body construction, earned its spot on the prestigious list for a combination of traits, including best-in-class ride and handling and fuel efficiency, available advanced torque vectoring all-wheel drive system, and superior noise, vibration, and harshness. The 3.5-liter V6 engine delivers 280 horsepower** and 262 lb.-ft. of torque*** and the Honda Ridgeline boasts a maximum payload of 1,584 pounds and a tow rating of 5,000 pounds****.
If you would like to learn more about these award-winning vehicles or any of the , please stop by our Honda dealership. Our knowledgeable staff will walk you through their extensive feature list and set you up on a test drive. We are conveniently located in Van Nuys, CA and our staff looks forward to helping our customers find their perfect vehicle. We hope to see you soon.
* Based on IHS Automotive, Polk CYTD December 2015 non-luxury compact CUV segment new retail registrations in the US
** 280 hp @ 6000 rpm (SAE net)
***262 lb.-ft. @ 4700 rpm
****5,000 lbs. maximum towing capacity for AWD models; 3,500 lbs. for 2WD models. Towing requires accessory towing equipment. Please see your dealer for details.