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2015 Honda CR-V Wins Cars.com/"USA Today"/"MotorWeek" Compact SUV Challenge

The 2015 Honda CR-V has won the top spot in the Cars.com/USA TODAY/"MotorWeek" Compact SUV Challenge, with a panel of experts and customers choosing CR-V over six competing models.

"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 vice president 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 Cars.com, USA TODAY and "MotorWeek" agree that the 2015 CR-V continues to live up to their high expectations."

CR-V won the competition because the judges felt it offered rewarding driving experience, generous interior room and family-friendly features. The 2015 CR-V features upgrades to styling, performance, fuel efficiency and family-friendly technology.

"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 Patrick Olsen, Cars.com editor-in-chief. "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."

The Challenge pitted seven of the most popular compact SUVs against each other in a series of expert and consumer testing, which determined that the 2015 CR-V was overall best-in-class.

To qualify for the competition, vehicles had to cost less than $28,000 and achieve a combined city/highway EPA fuel economy rating of at least 26 mpg.

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