The Honda CR-V is a five-door compact crossover SUV. It is called the CR-V because it was designed using the Honda Civic platform, but with an SUV body. The term CR-V stands for Compact Recreational Vehicle, and the car cover made for it fits it like a glove. Just make sure it's the CR-V car cover and not the Civic car cover when you go to buy.

What's Under the CR-V Car Cover?

The Honda CR-V is in the mid-size category of SUV's made by Honda falling between the smaller HR-V and the bigger Pilot. The layout is set with a transversely mounted front engine with front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive capabilities. The CR-V was released by Honda in 1995 and has shown to be a popular ride among consumer. Sales have grown almost every year since 1998 and is set to reach over 360,000 in the year 2017. You can bet customers are snagging a cool CR-V car cover to go with it as well.

More from Beneath the CR-V Car Cover

When the Honda CR-V first came out, it was considered a luxury vehicle in Japan. It was very wide for an SUV and exceeded the dimension regulation of the Japanese government. It was the first sport utility vehicle designed in-house by Hiroyuki Kawase and was displayed at the Chicago Auto Show in 1996. Eventually going on sale in 1997. Gosh, I would have loved to be the one pulling back the CR-V car cover at that show. There was only one trim level on the first-generation Honda CR-V, the LX model. It ran from a 2.0 liter straight four and was seemingly the same engine as the 1.8-liter engine that powered the Acura Integra. The only difference was the bigger bore in the motor to add more torque.

The Honda Cr-V is much different now in 2017. It has a bigger and stronger body. 56.5% high strength steel is wrapped around the body with either 780, 980, or 1,500 Mph yield strength types totaling 37.2%. The motor has also been upgraded with a Earth Dreams 2.4-liter I-4 engine powering the ride and a nice 1.5-liter turbocharged I-4 powering the premium trims. Speaking of premium trims, every EX trim or above comes with the “Honda Sensing Package” with Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow, Collision Mitigation Braking, and Lane Keeping Assist included as features. Honda has raised the bar with its new line of CR-V's proving that the Honda CR-V is one of the best SUV's around. Make sure your CR-V car cover is just as nice.