We know a good story when we hear it, and we heard that the 2019 Honda CR-V in Katy is a better buy than the Ford Edge! If you don’t believe us, then keep reading to learn about all of the benefits of owning this Honda…
The Benefits are Endless
Driving a CR-V has many benefits to brag about, but did you know that there’s an economic advantage to driving this Honda? According to Jack Gillis, author of The Car Book, when doing the manufacturer’s suggested maintenance at 50,000 miles, CR-V owners will save about $350 because it’s less expensive to operate than the Ford Edge. Other basic repairs like water pumps, mufflers, brake pads, and the timing belt/chain, also cost less for the CR-V. In five years of ownership, IntelliChoice* estimates that the entire costs of owning a CR-V will be anywhere from $6828 to $8728 less than if you drove a Ford Edge. What would you buy with that much saved? Not only is the 2019 CR-V more affordable than the Edge, but it’s also more reliable, saving you time and trouble. Consumer Reports even gives the CR-V an 18 point advantage in reliability, while J.D. Power and Associates* gives it a rating of third among compact SUVs in a 2018 Quality Study.
Another huge advantage to choosing the CR-V over the Edge is the incredible fuel economy. In an EPA test cycle, the CR-V proved to be superior, as you can see in the graph below. To lower fuel costs even more, the CR-V operates at maximum efficiency with regular unleaded gasoline. The Edge requires premium, which can cost 20 to 55 cents more per gallon!
In case Ford Edge owners get a little jealous, you won’t have to worry about vandalism to your gas tank, because the CR-V comes with a standard locking fuel door with remote release only accessible to the driver.
Impressive Interior For All
The CR-V is all about convenience and luxury, and it’s very obvious once you enter the cabin. Both driver and passengers can experience the luxurious side of this SUV thanks to the leather-trimmed seating and innovative technologies found throughout, like Driver Assist Technologies and an Audio Display touch-screen that can display all of your favorite apps and more. Storage is second nature to the CR-V in both the front seat and cargo. When compared to the Edge, this Honda has more cargo volume with the rear seats folded (75.8 vs. 73.4 cubic feet), and the center console has an adjustable parcel shelf so you can fit anything from a bag to a tablet in there.
So there you have it. We told you many reasons why the 2019 Honda CR-V in Katy is the best choice when comparison shopping, but if you still need more convincing, then visit us for a test drive at Honda Cars of Katy! You won’t regret it!
*IntelliChoice Car Center and Automotive Lease Guide (ALG).
*J.D. Power and Associates, Automotive Lease Guide and Strategic Vision, Inc.
*Based on 2012-2019 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition, and other factors.