Summer Time Cruising in The 2019 Honda CR-V in Clear Lake

Summer vacations should be filled with new adventures and off-road excursions, but depending on your vehicle, you might be stuck to the highways. The 2019 Honda CR-V in Clear Lake is a compact SUV made for anything, so if you’re in the market for a new vehicle, you’ll want to keep this Honda in mind. Keep reading to discover why the 2019 CR-V is the best partner for summer over the 2019 Chevrolet Equinox.

Power and Efficiency

The standard engines found on both competing vehicles are anything but similar. The CR-V’s LX model can produce 184 horsepower, whereas the Equinox can only reach 170, which can make a big difference when accelerating down the highway. Motor Trend* took these two out for a little test-drive and were able to conclude that the CR-V is much faster than the Equinox:



Zero to 60 MPH

7.7 sec

9.2 sec

Quarter Mile

16 sec

16.9 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

88.4 MPH

81.2 MPH

Having this much power won’t mean you’ll be forking over more in fuel costs. For the CR-V, you’ll only need regular unleaded gasoline for optimal performance, while the Equinox requires premium for maximum efficiency. So this summer, you’ll be able to travel farther on your dime:




1.5 turbo 4 cyl.

28 city/34 hwy*

26 city/32 hwy*

2.4 DOHC 4 cyl.

26 city/32 hwy*

2.0 turbo 4 cyl.

22 city/29 hwy*


1.5 turbo 4 cyl.

27 city/33 hwy*

25 city/30 hwy*

2.4 DOHC 4 cyl.

25 city/31 hwy*

2.0 turbo 4 cyl.

22 city/28 hwy*

Features For A Better Summer

Cruising around with the windows down is practically a tradition when June hits, and the CR-V is the perfect Honda to carry on this summer-time tradition. On the EX, EX-L, and Touring models, the front power windows can be operated with a single touch of the switches. If you happen to leave the windows open when you exit the CR-V, the driver can quickly close them via outside door handle, or operate them from the keyless remote. Now when you’re walking up to your car, you can roll the windows down and let a breeze run through the cabin before even opening the door. The Equinox’s windows can only be operated with the ignition on, so stuffy cabins are going to be a common problem. Although safety features might not be considered “fun,” they do help ensure that good times will keep on rolling, and the CR-V has incredible driver assistive technologies that can keep you from drifting out of the lane and help reduce impact force with automatic braking.

Constructed For Your Control

Having a top-notch suspension and handling system does more than just provide a smooth ride. It also maintains the alignment, prevent tire wear and tear, and even reduces overuse of other vehicle systems. The CR-V comes standard with both front and rear stabilizer bars which help with cornering and control, while the wider track (width between wheels) also gives the driver better handling and stability. All of these systems work together to ensure that your summer is smooth sailing and ready for any terrain.

Are you excited to get out there and explore? If you want to learn more about the 2019 Honda CR-V in Clear Lake, visit us this weekend for a test-drive, and you’ll see first-hand why choosing Honda is the best choice for summer-time cruising.

*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.