Four Reasons Your Family Will Love a Honda CR-V or CR-V Hybrid

A red 2024 Honda CR-V is shown driving to visit a Honda dealer in Middletown.

Could your family benefit from a new Honda CR-V or CR-V Hybrid? We think it's likely that your family will, and we want to be your Honda dealer in Middletown to help you realize this dream! The Honda CR-V has solidified a place in the American market for many reasons, specifically with families. We'll dive into some of the reasons families choose the CR-V and how this celebrated Honda model can enhance your family's travels throughout Middletown and beyond. Whether you're looking for enough space to keep all on board comfortable or prioritize safety to keep your loved ones protected on every drive, the CR-V has the features your family is looking for.

#1. A Comfortable Interior With Spacious Cargo Area

Honda designed the CR-V from the ground up with families in mind. Although technically classified as a compact SUV, there's nothing compact about the interior of these vehicles. You can comfortably fit up to five people with plenty of leg and headroom for your taller passengers. If you plan to do any road-tripping, no one will ever feel cramped inside your CR-V. In fact, the seats themselves are noted for being highly comfortable, and you can even choose premium leather-trim seating for an extra breathable and airy experience. If style is what you're after, you can choose orange contrast stitching on your seats, steering wheel, and shift knob, giving it a unique, eye-catching design.

One of the biggest benefits most people point to when they decide to upgrade to an SUV is the cargo room. With the Honda CR-V and CR-V Hybrid, you will find cavernous capacity in the back. If you want to hit the lake in the summer, plan on camping, like home DIY projects, or simply need a way to transport your kids' projects to school, the Honda CR-V doesn't disappoint. New Honda CR-Vs and CR-V Hybrids offer a massive 39.3 cu.ft. in the back, which can be expanded to 76.5 cu.ft. with the back seats folded down. If you need to transport something long or bulky, this extra feature will be a life saver.

#2. Fuel Efficiency

Being a parent is hard, and we know that most families work hard to stretch their paychecks as far as they can go. Gasoline is one of those necessary expenses that most of us have to fork over, especially as our kids grow and they're involved with more and more activities. If you're driving back and forth from school, soccer, dance, and then adding commuting on top of that, gasoline can add up. Luckily, the Honda CR-V has great gas mileage! The CR-V with a traditional combustion engine gets an EPA-estimated 28 MPG in the city and 34 MPG on the highway when FWD is equipped.[a] With AWD and the 1.5L turbocharged I-4 engine, the CR-V gets an EPA-estimated 26 MPG in the city and 31 MPG on the highway.[a]

For many families, the hybrid version of the Honda CR-V is the main selling point. Not only are you doing your part to help the environment and teaching your kids valuable lessons by leading by example, you're also saving money in the long run. The 2.0L I-4 HEV engine in the hybrid CR-V gets an excellent EPA-estimated 43 MPG in the city and 36 MPG on the highway with FWD and 40 MPG in the city, and 34 MPG on the highway with AWD.[a] Surprisingly, you'll even get more power with the hybrid engine, so even though you're saving money on gasoline by using less, you're also getting more bang for your buck! No matter whether you get the traditionally powered CR-V or the hybrid option, Honda CR-V owners save time and money at the pump. Fewer pit stops mean more time back into your busy schedule and help keep money in your pocket for your family.

The black interior and dash in a 2024 Honda CR-V Hybrid is shown.

#3. Advanced Safety Features

Technology is changing the world around us and the tools for safer vehicles are becoming more and more available to every-day consumers. Honda was one of the first manufacturers to start offering technology-enabled safety features in their vehicles, and since CR-Vs are family-friendly first, it's no wonder that the Honda CR-V comes standard with Honda's suite of advanced safety features called Honda Sensing.

Honda Sensing is an intelligent suite of safety and driver-assistance technologies that help alert drivers to risks and obstacles they might miss while driving. It employs an array of sensors and cameras to continually monitor the outside of the SUV and send alerts when something is noticed. Advanced technology-enabled features that are available in this suite include:

  • Collision Mitigation Braking System
  • Road Departure Mitigation System
  • Lane Keeping Assist System
  • Traffic Sign Recognition
  • Driver Attention Monitor
  • Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow
  • Auto High-Beam Headlights

Besides just all the useful technology features that aid in safety in the CR-V, it's also simply an overall safe vehicle for your family. From the way it's been designed and manufactured to the quality materials used, you can trust your new Honda CR-V or Honda CR-V Hybrid. In fact, the 2024 year received a Top Safety Pick rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.[b]

#4. Family-Friendly Tech

Another popular reason new CR-Vs are a family favorite is because of the great entertainment and connectivity technology included. While perhaps not as important and the superior safety ratings that will keep your loved ones safe when out on the road, you'll thank us later when your kids aren't complaining that they're bored only an hour into your road trip.

In the Honda CR-V and Honda CR-V Hybrid, you'll find a standard 7-inch digital display, which can be upgraded to a 9-inch display. This is your central access point for connecting your smartphone to Apple CarPlay or Android Auto and accessing your favorite music, messaging, and other compatible entertainment apps. You can also use your favorite GPS and navigation apps directly from this screen, which is helpful when you've got a car full of kids and need to reroute on the fly. For charging, you can find USB ports in the front and even the rear on trim levels higher than the base model. If you've got older kids, this will help keep their devices charged and complaints to a minimum!

The rear cargo area in a gray 2024 Honda CR-V Hybrid is shown.

Check Out the Honda CR-V and CR-V Hybrid Today

The Honda CR-V is the ideal vehicle for busy parents who need a family hauler that will reliably and safely transport their family back and forth from school and other commitments. When choosing a Honda CR-V to be your family's SUV, you're choosing one that will keep all on board comfortable, connected, and, most importantly, safe. Your wallet will thank you, too, as you'll make fewer stops to fill up. Because of Honda's commitment to producing only the safest vehicles, you can rest easy knowing that you're putting your family in a vehicle with excellent safety ratings and advanced technology to help keep them out of harm's way.

If you're still unsure which model will best fit your family's needs, we invite you to visit us here at Middletown Honda and talk with our friendly and knowledgeable team. They'll listen closely to your needs and help you discover whether the gas or hybrid CR-V best fits what you're looking for in your next family vehicle. We look forward to working with you and getting you behind the wheel of the next vehicle for your family's travels.


[a] 28 city/34 highway/30 combined mpg rating for 2WD LX, EX & EX-L trims. 26 city/31 highway/28 combined mpg rating for AWD LX, EX & EX-L trims. 43 city/36 highway/40 combined mpg rating for the 2WD Sport & Sport-L Hybrid trims. 40 city/34 highway/37 combined mpg rating for AWD Sport, Sport-L & Sport Touring Hybrid trims. Based on 2025 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery-pack age/condition (hybrid trims) and other factors.


[b] The 2024 Honda CR-V received the "Top Safety Pick" title from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. For more information, visit the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is a registered trademark of the Highway Loss Data Institute.