|Our 2013 Honda CR-V with AWD|
We're in love with this car. One of the most important things to us was storage because when we have to travel with the dogs, we need to make sure we can get their crates in the back. Yes, one day we'll have kids and dog crates will be replaced with all the baby necessities, but right now we're focused on our pups.
The car comes with an ECON button that helps you keep your MPG as low as possible and it lets you know when you're getting good gas mileage. Because the car tracks and shows us our current Average MPG and the range left in our tank of gas, it's become a game to get the MPG to stay in one place or to go up. I drive the CR-V to and from work during the week and I average around 20 MPG. Not great, but I'm only driving 7 miles a day. When we get the car on the highway it climbs up to 24 MPG and higher. Cruise Control helps it stay high.
|The green lights come on when you're getting good gas mileage. I always try to keep the green lights on.|
|Center console storage|
|We've had a few people ride with us in the backseat and all have said it's spacious|
|View from the back of the car to the front. I keep the trunk cover pulled forward to hide what we have or don't have in the trunk space.|
While we were car shopping, Stephen noted that at every dealership we went to all of the cars or SUVs were black, grey, silver or white. There wasn't variety! We were going to settle for a black car, because I'd die with a silver or white car, but when we saw this beauty right off the truck, we knew it had to be ours.
I'm 6 feet tall, so you can see that the CR-V, while spacious, isn't a huge vehicle. We didn't want a gas guzzling SUV with tons of space that two people could never use.
When we bought the car, exactly one month ago (I was waiting to blog about it until I was familiar with it for an honest review), there weren't many 2013s in Atlanta. We even had to have State Farm add it to their system. But if everyone who drives one loves it as much as we do, I have a feeling in the next few months we'll start to see a lot more. I've been driving the CR-V for a month now and I haven't found anything that doesn't fit right, work smoothly or feels awkward. This is my first fully-loaded car and I'm so glad we have it. We worked hard with the salesman and his boss to make it work and we couldn't be happier.