The Honda CR-V has won the Motor Trend SUV award of the year for 2015.

“The 2015 Honda CR-V impressed our judges with its extensive list of delightful design and thoughtful engineering improvements,” said Motor Trend editor-in-chief Ed Loh. “Our editors were especially impressed by Honda’s responsive and efficient continuously-variable transmission and sophisticated safety systems – particularly the smart and seamlessly integrated Lane Keeping Assist system. Efficient, practical, and a joy to drive; the 2015 Honda CR-V does virtually everything well.”

Along with the Honda CR-V, 18 other models were in the running including the BMW X4/X5, Cadillac Escalade, Chevrolet Tahoe, Chevrolet Suburban, Jeep Cherokee, Lexus NX, Lincoln MKC, Porsche Macan, Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class and others.

“It is an honor to receive such a prestigious award from the expert staff at Motor Trend,” said Jeff Conrad, SVP & General Manager of Honda Division, American Honda Motor Co, Inc. “Our engineers, planners, and dealers work hard to deliver class leading products to our customers, and it’s extremely rewarding to be recognized for that hard work. This award from Motor Trend reaffirms for us that we’re meeting that goal.”

The Honda CR-V has been updated for the 2015 model year with a new look. Power for the 2015 CR-V comes from a 2.4 liter 4-cylinder engine making 185-hp. EPA fuel economy rating comes in at 27/34/29 mpg (city/highway/combined). Prices start at $23,320.

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