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The 2021 Honda CR-V Is the Ultimate Santa Sleigh

You better watch out because the vehicle that could easily replace Santa’s sleigh could be pulling into your driveway. Getting your family and their cargo from place to place is more important than ever during what just might be the busiest time of year. Don’t have Jolly Ol’ Saint Nick’s ride? That’s OK. The 2021 Honda CR-V might just give the bug guy’s rig a run for its money.

With the holidays come snowy months. Good thing the Honda CR-V is great in winter conditions. But the CR-V is so much more than a seasonal SUV; it’s a magical vehicle.

Honda equipped this otherworldly compact SUV with all the right ingredients to help you deliver joy during the holidays. There’s a lot to love about Honda SUVs, but what makes the 2021 Honda CR-V so great for this special time of year? Let’s take an in-depth look at the traits that truly make this model shine.

The 2021 Honda CR-V’s cargo area is as spacious as Santa’s bag

A grey 2021 Honda CR-V driving down a road
The 2021 Honda CR-V in action | Photo via Honda

Whether you’re hauling presents, desserts, or a holiday feast, you’re going to need a ton of storage space. Thankfully, the 2021 Honda CR-V has that in spades. Its cargo area is one of the largest in the compact class, and it even rivals the spaciousness of some larger vehicles. 

Drivers can utilize 39 cubic feet of space behind the back seats. If you’re loading up some pretty big packages, you can lower the second row to take advantage of nearly 76 cubic feet of room.

Speaking of loading up the car for the holidays, the 2021 Honda CR-V makes it easier than ever. Its hands-free power liftgate allows you to easily access the cargo hold, even when your hands are full. All you have to do is wave your foot beneath the bumper, and the tailgate will automatically raise.

Additionally, the U.S. News & World Report’s review of the 2021 CR-V praised its unique cargo area for its practicality. The publication’s review stated, “This crossover’s low liftover height makes it easier to load heavy items.”

Spend your money on loved ones, not gas

There’s a good chance you’ll be racking up the miles during the holiday season. There are gifts to buy, groceries to get, and family gatherings to attend. Naturally, you won’t want to spend your holiday bonus on gas. The 2021 Honda CR-V can help minimize the impact, thanks to its fuel-efficient engine.

Powered by a 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder, the new CR-V achieves an EPA-estimated 30 MPG city/highway combined. However, equipping its available all-wheel-drive system – highly recommended for winter driving – will knock one MPG off its estimated combined gas mileage rating. 

Just because this powerplant is efficient doesn’t mean it’s weak. The 2021 Honda CR-V delivers 190 hp and 179 lb-ft of torque, so you’ll have enough power to overtake slowpokes who are staring at their neighbor’s festive decorations.

Take the 2021 Honda CR-V home for the holidays

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It’s no secret that the holiday season can be stressful. Between buying the perfect gifts and juggling holiday events, you’re plate is likely full. So, don’t ignore the CR-V this winter, as it’s the ideal SUV to lighten your load. Drive in style, knowing all your precious cargo is safe. You’re loved ones will be thrilled to see you pulling up in this stylish vehicle. 

If you want to be really festive, you can get the 2021 Honda CR-V in Radiant Red Metallic or Platinum White Pearl. What better way to ring in the new year than in a beautiful, safe, and efficient SUV?