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Refreshing or Revolting: 2015 Honda CR-V

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 10/3/2014 Jason Udy

For its mid-cycle refresh, the 2015 Honda CR-V receives a new powertrain and a number of chassis and suspension updates. The automaker also gave it revised looks inside and out. We want to know if the updated aesthetics make the 2015 Honda CR-V refreshing or revolting.

Up front, the 2015 Honda CR-V gets a redesigned front end including a new front fascia, grille, and headlights. The slimmer headlights feature new LED daytime running lights (on EX trim and above), which trace the outline of the headlight housings, while projector lighting is available on the new Touring trim. A chrome grille surround that lines up with the LED daytime running lights replaces the outgoing model ’s three horizontal grille slats and the Honda “H” emblem has moved up higher on the grille. The lower fascia is more aggressive with new rectangular fog lights (EX trim and above) and a bright-finish skid plate.

While the side profile is largely unchanged, the 2015 Honda CR-V gets new wheel styles including standard 17-inch wheels on the EX trim and 18-inch wheels on the new Touring trim. Around back, the taillights get slightly revised lenses and the rear glass is reshaped at the bottom. A bolder chrome strip just below the rear window connects the taillights. The lower rear fascia is redesigned and features a bright-finish skid plate to match the front.

Inside, the 2015 Honda CR-V gets a standard configurable center console with armrests and rear air ducts, and sliding sun visors. Honda’s 7.0-inch Display Audio screen is now standard on EX trims and above.

Do the styling changes make the 2015 Honda CR-V refreshing or revolting? Share your thoughts below.

2015 Honda CR V Front Three Quarter View In Motion 13© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Honda CR V Front Three Quarter View In Motion 13

Last week, we looked at the updates to the 2015 Mercedes-AMG C63 sedan, which received mostly high praise. MeandMonaco said, “This C-class looks sexy, and the front looks amazing. Huge step forward. Definitely refreshing.” lasvegascolonel agreed: “Like most Mercedes, quite impressive. Anyone who thinks its revolting should be consigned to driving a Chevy Spark for the rest of their lives.” And bridge7beltwaus called it a “Beautiful car. The front fascia is awesome. So I'm gonna go with very refreshing!”

Still, there were some dissenters: Mantisman51 said, “Really? I'm the only person who thinks its butt looks melted and droopy?” Michael Zubritsky said, “Well, being that it’s a Mercedes, it’s obviously revolting just like the rest of their lineup.”

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