Another Challenger Steps Up – Comparing The 2019 Honda CR-V in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota

July 18th, 2019 by

Last month, we took the 2019 Honda CR-V in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota and compared it to the Toyota C-HR, where it proved to have better fuel economy, power and agility, and incredible ergonomic features. For today’s topic, let’s compare this Honda to another popular make and model, the Ford Edge, and see how these two SUV’s stack up. 


More Reliable Than Ford

Reliable vehicles save their owners time and money, and no one wants to end up in the repair shop more often than they have to. Consumer Reports rated the CR-V 18 points higher in reliability than the Edge, and J.D. Power and Associates ranks the CR-V third in their 2018 Initial Quality Study. The Edge isn’t even in the top three in its category. In a 2018 survey conducted by J.D. Power and Associates’, owners of three-year-old vehicles provided their vehicles dependability statistics, and it showed that Honda was more reliable than Ford. 


Economic Advantages

On top of being reliable, the CR-V also has incredible economic advantages to help you save money in the long run. According to The Car Book by Jack Gillis, the operational costs of the CR-V are about $351 less expensive than the Edge for suggested maintenance every 50,000 miles. And typical repairs run about $416 less for a muffler, $69 less for front brake pads, $583 less for a timing belt/chain and $298 less for a power steering pump. Overall, IntelliChoice estimates that five-year ownership costs, including depreciation, financing, insurance, fuel, etc. for the CR-V will be $6828 to $8728 less than for the Edge. So over time, you’ll save a ton, and if you ever want to sell, you’ll get more back than if you drove the Ford Edge!


Interior Comforts 

Now that we’ve been over the logical and reasonable aspects of owning the CR-V let’s get into the interior features and discover some of the advanced technologies comforts you’ll be able to enjoy. Throughout the cabin, you’ll find a leather-trimmed interior from the seats, to the steering wheel, and even the shift knob to provide a premium feel. And so everyone stays comfortable all summer, the dual-zone automatic climate control system can keep everyone comfortable at their preferred temperature. For technology, whether you have an iPhone® or Android™, the CR-V can connect you to your favorite apps, music, and podcasts due to its Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration. All of this can be navigated through the display touch-screen, where you will also find the multi-angle rear-view camera that provides three different angles; normal, top-down, and wide so you can have a better view of everything around you. 


So now, we’ve proven that the 2019 Honda CR-V in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota is better than the Toyota C-HR and Ford Edge; can nothing stop this Honda? If you want to discover more incredible features, visit us at Rapids Honda for a test-drive! We’ll see you soon!


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