The Honda CR-V EX

A Vehicle with Exceptional Value

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When it comes to finding a car, most of us want a highly-dependable vehicle with the best features at the lowest price. It’s natural to try to get the most from your investment. Unfortunately, and despite our best efforts, the head, the heart, and the pocket book don't always agree. We end up buying cars that we regret—they fail to live up to their marketing.

I’ve owned or regularly driven about 30 cars in my life. I certainly have made my share of mistakes buying cars. Fortunately I found the solution to avoiding such mistakes in one great car. It’s a vehicle that pleases the head, the heart, and the pocketbook. It has a stellar reputation for reliability, efficiency, generous cabin and storage space, and exceptional build quality. It’s made in the United States and yes, this one lives up to the marketing. It’s the 2017/18 Honda CR-V EX.

Surprised? You wont be if you keep reading.

But first, I challenge you to find out for yourself. After you read this come drive one with me at Young Honda. Then you’ll know why the CR-V is Motor Trend’s 2018 SUV of the Year and why I believe the 2017/18 CR-V EX is such an exceptional daily driver.

What Makes the CR-V EX Great?

Aside from Honda being one of the most reliable brands on the planet, the CR-V is loaded with features, amenities, and quality materials that generally appear on vehicles costing tens-of-thousands more. The EX trim level packs all the best Honda features and technology into one very affordable vehicle. In my estimation, an outright steal of a deal! 

The EX Trim


First, you get the fun to drive 1.5L turbocharged engine (190 hp, 179 lb-ft torque). An engineering marvel that combines punch off-the line, power on-demand at almost any speed, and great gas mileage! It really satisfies the heart and the pocketbook.


The EX trim level gives you the Honda Sensing® suite of safety and driver-assistive features. That means you get blind-spot warning, rear cross-traffic monitoring, lane departure alert and assist, forward collision warning, emergency braking assistance, and adaptive cruise control with low-speed follow which slows the vehicle to a complete stop. What an incredible value for a small SUV. 

Standard Features

Standard features at the EX level include; high quality fabric seats, sunroof, electronic parking brake, remote start, 18-inch wheels, fog lights, heated mirrors, smart entry with Walk Away Auto Lock®, rear privacy glass, a retractable cargo cover, keyless entry, push-button start, dual-zone automatic climate control, power driver seat, driver seat lumbar adjustment, heated front seats, a 7-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android, 2 second-row 2.5 amp USB charging ports, satellite radio, multi-angle rearview camera with dynamic guidelines, automatic high beams, and more!

You get all this and more starting at $26,795! Talk about a great value! Now you see why I love this car.

When you add up all the features, the safety package, the exceptional engine, Honda quality and reliability, the awards and accolades, the remarkably quiet interior, the improved ride comfort, you will find that the CR-V EX really is outstanding. My only question for you is, when can you come drive one?

-Kurt Pruhs
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