The 2014 Honda CR-V compact crossover is expected to carry over with only minor changes following a mid-cycle refresh for model year 2014 that included nominal styling updates. It will probably continue to come powered by a peppy 2.4-liter 185-horsepower four-cylinder engine and a five-speed automatic transmission. The CR-V’s suspension should again be well balanced to hold onto tightly curved on-ramps confidently while maintaining a reasonably smooth ride over all but the roughest roads. All-wheel-drive will likely remain optional for additional traction on snowy or steeply graded loose-surface roads, but the base front-drive configuration should still suffice for most motorists. The interior should remain attractive and sufficiently roomy, with the CR-V again offering a long list of features, including a standard rearview camera and a Bluetooth interface with smartphone connectivity for streaming music and text messages via the audio system.