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Improved fuel efficiency will probably be the most attractive aspect of the 2015 Honda CR-V

The award-winning 2015 Honda CR-V

The 2015 Honda CR-V just claimed the title of TODAY/”MotorWeek” Compact SUV Challenge winner—which has to be the longest title in the entire automotive industry.

“The compact SUV segment is among the most competitive in the industry, and we took nothing for granted with the 2015 CR-V,” said Jeff Conrad, senior VP and general manager of the Honda Division. “The CR-V has been America’s top SUV choice for many years now, and it’s great to see that real-world customers and experts from, USA TODAY and MotorWeek agree that the 2015 CR-V continues to live up to their high expectations.”

The challenge involved seven popular compact SUVs competing against each other in a series of expert and consumer tests. All of the vehicles tested were under $28,000 and yielded a combined city/highway EPA fuel economy rating of at least 26 mpg.

2015 Honda CR-V a Top Safety Pick+

The 2015 Honda CR-V drew praise for its family friendly features, driving experience, and spacious interior. Honda’s popular SUV was also lauded for its updated features styling, performance, and efficiency.

“The 2015 Honda CR-V came out on top because it provided the best blend of good interior room, excellent visibility and a surprisingly rewarding driving experience,” said editor-in-chief Patrick Olsen. “The CR-V was also packed with great family-friendly features like easy-to-fold seats, a low load floor, rear air vents and much more.”