For five generations and 24 years, the compact SUV has been a favorite crossover of many, especially here in the Torrington, CT neighborhood. Now, just a couple of model-years after its latest makeover, the Honda CR-V is once again turning heads -- in the case of the eponymous automotive media authority, for the second straight year. What did the Autobytel associate appreciate about the 2019 model?

For one, its interior quality and space. 2019 CR-V, it claimed, was outfitted with some of the most premium materials around, including available leather trim. Plus, not only did it deliver ample space both up front and in the back. It also integrated a host of leading-edge technologies nearly seamlessly, with an instrument panel flowing to a central infotainment system and console storage area, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto available for smartphone connectivity, a wide selection of audio systems, and available navigation, all in an easy-to-use package. Of course, that wasn't to mention the plentiful cargo room: up to 75.8 cubic feet, to be sure, accessible easily via an available power liftgate.

Secondly, the expert lauded the SUV's car-like handling. That included callouts for relatively eager acceleration along with available AWD, dependable for tackling diverse weather situations.

Further, the crossover's economical use of fuel made the reviewer's grade. CR-V offers two engine choices with plenty of power -- 184 to 190 horses under the hood -- as well as a high-efficiency CVT, keeping it ready to go the extra mile -- something Honda is known for.

Next, CR-V demonstrated superb safety credentials. We at Sullivan Honda can certainly see why they feel that way. Honda Sensing®, our automaker's proprietary driver-assist suite, comes standard in trims like CR-V EX and later, and it helps to do everything from keeping you in-lane and on course to steering clear of accidents.

Finally, AutoWeb was all about the SUV's fetching styling. CR-V offered a fit and finish pleasing to the eye and touch, with an ideal balance of muscularity and curves, and center-stage, horizontally laid-out headlighting captured the viewer's gaze, especially the LED variant standard in CR-V Touring.

We'll bet you're wondering what else there is to 2019 Honda CR-V. For that, you'll have to visit us here at 45 Migeon Ave! Give us a call or send us a message here on the Web before you do, and we'll schedule you a test drive you're sure to remember.