10 Things You Should Know About the 2011 Honda CR-V
#2. The CR-V Boasts an Efficient Four-Cylinder Engine
In keeping with the "small is beautiful" philosophy that guides the Honda CR-V's platform design, the vehicle also maintains a thrifty, four-cylinder engine under the hood. Compared to some of the V-6 engines found in the larger compact crossovers that the CR-V competes against, the 2.4-liter unit's 21-mpg in city driving and 28-mpg on the highway stands out. Honda manages to achieve these fuel economy numbers without too much of a sacrifice in terms of power - the four-cylinder unit generates 180 horsepower and 161 lb-ft of torque, managed by a five-speed automatic transmission.