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If you’re looking to buy a car, but can’t decide on an SUV or a small car, the CR-V is the answer to your problems. It is a small SUV in Honda’s lineup. Starting at just under $20,000 it can be a really smart option for the prospective buyer. However, when one shops for cars, it’s not just the sticker price that’s important. What are the associated costs? If you’d like to learn more about how much you can save on Honda CR-V insurance, read on.
It’s usually a good idea to know how much you’ll be paying for car insurance premiums. On average, CR-V owners in 2009 paid around $1,200. However, consider that rates will vary from person to person, area to area, and even company to company.
Perhaps the most important thing you can do to lower your insurance premiums is to go to at least 3 insurance companies for an auto insurance quote. Different companies will have varying levels of discounts and incentives, so don’t stick with the first quote you’re without shopping around.
Secondly, take into consideration what demographic you’re in. Are you under 25 years of age, male, and living in a traffic congested area? You’re likely going to see your insurance premium be very high. However, if you’re married, or have a pristine driving history, you can see your rates decrease.
The CR-V excels at providing a smooth and quiet ride. In addition to this, it provides a relatively upscale and roomy interior. The only area where it’s said to be somewhat lacking lies in performance; while it provides enough power in most circumstances, accelerating to change lanes might strain the engine a bit. Also, bear in mind that as a smaller SUV, it isn’t meant for off-road driving.
The CR-V comes equipped with 4 trim levels: The LX, SE, EX, and EX-L. It comes standard with a 2.4 liter 4 cylinder engine, and you have the option of choosing from all-wheel drive or front-wheel drive. The LX trim, the base trim level, comes equipped with CD player, air conditioning and a variety of power accessories. Though as you go up the trim levels, you can expect to find optional features such as:
• Upgraded Stereo System
• Satellite Radio
• Keyless Entry
• Leather Seating
• Rearview Camera
• Touchscreen GPS System
CR-V’s come equipped with a variety of safety features that could help lower your premium like: Anti-lock brakes, stability control, brake assist, and airbags in the front, sides and rear.
In addition, the 2010 CR-V has received 5/5 stars from the federal government in front and side crash tests, as well a 4/5 stars in their rollover crash test score. The IIHS also recognized the CR-V with a “good” score for their front and side impact tests, whereas only a score of “marginal” when it comes to roof tests.
So, let’s get you started on the way to savings. Enter your zip code and we’ll get you started with your own personalized quotes.