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Old 08-30-2014, 01:17 PM   #1
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Angry 2015 CRV and Fit not towable?

From what I see on the Honda web site, the popular Fit won't be 4-down towable in 2015 because it now has a CVT transmission. And rumors are the CRV will also be CVT. If so, RVers will be losing one of the most popular and reliable choices for a toad.

Darn, those auto manufacturers just don't seem to love us motorhome owners!
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Old 08-30-2014, 01:31 PM   #2
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CVT transmission

I tow a Ford C-Max with the CVT. That is really the reason I chose the C-Max. Towing is no problem if there are no other Honda considerations.
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Gary it looks at though the Fit would still be towable with the manual transmission.
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Old 09-06-2014, 02:06 AM   #4
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Just my 2 cents: Fit manual is still towable, and on the Honda Fit I would buy Pre 2013. 2013 and below are Jap made, 2014 and up Mexico made. BIG differance in quality and most importantly construction. Most mecican workers on the floor don't own, nor have driven a vehicle and they are assemblers. Same with all the manufacturing push in the Mexico direction. Cheep workforce and duty FREE exporting is creating a massive build in Mexico, google it. Most importantly follow all manufactures instruction on towing all 4 down, and vidieo you doing the proceedure each and every time (milage, date & time stamp) so if a failure ever were to occure you have documentation "not owner fault".
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Yep, I presume the manual tranny models are still towable. I was talking about those with the CVT, which appears will be all the automatics.
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Just wanted to pull this up again. Jan. 2015 FMCA magazine should have a article about this. All 2015 Honda CRV's will have a CVT transmission that will not allow 4 wheel down towing. So I guess if you like the CRV keep yours in good repair or start looking for a good used one. At our club lunch meeting this wedensday one of our members brought this up because he had a older CRV and new that several other members had CRV's. Dave
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For RV-rs at least, it sounds like the used ones will command a higher price for the capability of 4-down towing. Good for the seller, bad for us.

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I was just looking at the January 2015 FMCA magazine today. Yes, no Hondas or Toyotas were listed as towable 4 down, unless they were manual shift. Looks like most of the Japanese autos were not towable (except for the manual shift ones). What surprised me, was that all of the Fords and most of the Chevrolets are towable 4 down.
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I was just looking at the January 2015 FMCA magazine today. Yes, no Hondas or Toyotas were listed as towable 4 down, unless they were manual shift. Looks like most of the Japanese autos were not towable (except for the manual shift ones). What surprised me, was that all of the Fords and most of the Chevrolets are towable 4 down.
Not all Fords are towable, though most are. The Fiesta ST and Focus ST (both manuals), and Mustangs are not towable.
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Went test driving a 14 CRV for the wife this weekend for going all 4 down as the tow dolly method is getting old (along with me). Then we went to one of the ford dealers and test drove a 2015 Hybrid C-Max, WOW, what a difference, the ford was soooo much quieter inside and the ride on the interstate was a joy. It sits in our driveway now as I was able to get this loaded C-Max at a steal. Now the question is, which base plate/tow system is recommended for this vehicle? Does anyone sell a complete system or do you piece it together?
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We looked at the C-Max and decided against it largely because it didn't have a spare tire. We often travel on back roads and somehow a can of "fix-a-flat" didn't seem all that comforting. I realize flat tires aren't all that frequent these days, but you never know. Also, the C-Max didn't have the ground clearance of the CR-V either.

It is a nice vehicle in an urban/suburban environment, but we didn't feel it matched our desires for a toad.
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For RV-rs at least, it sounds like the used ones will command a higher price for the capability of 4-down towing. Good for the seller, bad for us.

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For every CRV that is towed, there are probably 1000 that are not. I hardly think demand from RVers will affect the price of used CRVs.
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