I agree that the Gen-5 AWD feels and operates in a more refined manner then prior generations (I've owned Gen-2 and Gen-3, and now a Gen-5).The Gen-5 CR-V AWD system introduced in 2017 addresses some of these concerns. A higher torque percentage is available to each wheel both by rear differential hardware and the electronic control system combined with VSC. Overall capability appears to be substantially increased, and will likely meet the challenges of anything you might encounter on real roads or mild off-road conditions. It's still mainly reactive, with the rears largely along for the ride most of the time. It's still a front driver with power to the rear (but more of it) when conditions call for it. It's still not a Subaru or Audi, but it should serve your needs just fine while offering superior fuel economy and operating efficiency. If you like the CR-V (and my experience in a 2018 and 2019 was very positive) and will occasionally go on dirt, I'd say buy the AWD. The purchase price, maintenance and overall operating cost will be slightly higher, but still probably worth it.
I've often wondered, over the years, about that term "station wagon." I understand the wagon part, but where's the station? Is this an Australian term?I live deep in the mountains where there are still a good amount of unpaved and unimproved roads. I frequently encounter ruts, mud and snow. My 2016 AWD handles it all without complaining or having any issues. If you want a SUV or CUV, get AWD but if you only want or need a station wagon, get a FWD.
It was the wagon used to pick people up from the train station.I've often wondered, over the years, about that term "station wagon." I understand the wagon part, but where's the station? Is this an Australian term?
Just kidding. But still. :confused2::confused2:
Maybe this has to do with gas mileage? Like my F250 4X4 with a 460, which will pass anything but the next gas station. Maybe I should call it a station pickup?
Very nice, in fact. My just about all time favorite (and best) car was my '91 Civic Wagon. I loved that car. It's why I have the CR-V now. I just don't get their reasoning for discontinuing them. Them and Toyota both, as Toyota stopped making the Corolla wagons too. Those Civic wagons were so popular that there is a cult of their owners still around right now.It was the wagon used to pick people up from the train station.
From horse and buggy days.
Be nice to see Station wagons or Estates as they call them in England come back.
Yeah, Honda dropped the wagon for the tenth generation (current). The ninth generation Civic wagon is pretty cool, with a huge trunk space due to the missing spare wheel well. I did do a test drive but ended up buying something else.Toyota brought the wagons back, but Honda didn't, dangit. But they should.
My spare was in the floor, just like the one in my CR-V now. It had automatic seat belts, too - a novel concept. I never could decide if I liked them or not, until the car was gone, and then I missed them.Yeah, Honda dropped the wagon for the tenth generation (current). The ninth generation Civic wagon is pretty cool, with a huge trunk space due to the missing spare wheel well. I did do a test drive but ended up buying something else.