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First Drive: Honda's updated 2015 CR-V aims to keep sales lead
First Drive: Honda's updated 2015 CR-V aims to keep sales lead

Since 2004, Honda has sold more than 2.3 million of its easy-going CR-V sport utility vehicle, and most of those years -- including this one -- it's been the top-selling crossover in the U.S. The current generation, introduced in 2012, has averaged 300,000 sales a year. While not a standout in any particular area, the CR-V does everything well, which has helped it weather competition from all-new versions of the Toyota RAV4, Nissan Rogue, and Ford Escape. It’s also benefited from a recent shift in buyer’s habits: 2014 marked the first time that crossovers and SUVs were the most popular style of vehicle, trumping even the trusty family sedan. To keep that momentum going,...

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