Let’s face it, in today’s world you don’t need a car that does just one thing well, say a sports car or a convertible, you need one that can juggle with your lifestyle. A car that will comfortably take you to your office in Upperhill and still hack it during the weekend, say when you take a drive off to Olepolos with friends or family.

In this article, we’ll take a look at the multiple choices offered by the Honda CR-V, and give you a few tips on why you should consider buying this car if you don’t already own one.

Let’s get started.

Size and all-roundedness

No matter how you may look at it, the Honda CR-V is a great all-round contender. What do we mean? If you consider the fact that it’s a compact SUV, then you can be sure that the size is bigger than, say a station wagon, plus the ground clearance is great which means you can take to city roads just like a regular saloon or compact (at least relatively speaking), and still drive through country roads featuring mild off road conditions rather well.

Features, variety & accessories

One thing today’s drivers seem to take for granted is just how convenient and comfortable driving has become. What? With all the gadgetry, automatic systems and driving aids in today’s cars, it almost seems like it was always so.

Although cars have come a long way since the days of manual steering and bone-crunching suspension systems, it is still fulfilling to find a car that takes driver comfort, and overall convenience a notch higher.

As to our model in question: the CR-V, not only do you get an ample supply of everything from steering assist to hill climb assistance, the engineers at Honda also had the foresight to create ways of making the vehicle a true family or outdoor darling. Consider for instance the detachable trailer hitch accessory:

Trailer hitch accessory
Image: The Honda Website.

Whenever you need it, just latch it on and lock it into place, and then take it off and store it safely when you don’t need it around; pretty nifty according to us.

By the way, our guys over at our service center can hook you up with this detachable trailer hitch accessory. Just get in touch with us and we’ll get it for you.

Even stuff like the fog lights, have been added with style and panache.

Safety

It is sad to note the increase in deaths on our roads, and although many can be attributed to various factors like over speeding and driver carelessness, it can be comforting to know that the car you are in is built to provide you with all the safety you need.

For the Honda CR-V, you can expect side impact protection, and it’s roof comes strengthened to take on a body roll without deforming easily. Add to this a range of sensors to warn you in case you approach (or someone else approaches you) too fast, and what you have is a pretty safe car (By the way, watch out for our article featuring the Volvo XC90 – “Super Safe Car”).

Conclusion

If you are looking at a car that can carry at least 5 without breaking a sweat, plus a chunk of luggage or other carry-ons, including stuff that can be towed or put on the roof rack, then the Honda CR-V could be worth your time.

At Carmax East Africa Limited, we have stocks of Honda CR-Vs like this 2009 model. And just in case you need a newer year, you can always get in touch with us for our Customized Importation Option.