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Can anyone tell me why some vehicles that can be flat towed are not listed such as the Honda CRV AWD auto? Are there other AWD auto trans vehicles that aren't listed or is this pay for print?

https://techinfo.honda.com/rjanisis/pubs/om/CR0000/CR0000O00176A.pdf

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I clicked on link, and it does not indicated what year of CRV it is for. From the diagram of the car, it is for a much older, before 2011 models and the fact that a manual transmission is available. Our 2012 has different instructions and they changed again beginning in 2015 when the CVT transmission was introduced.
That link only applies to certain years of CRVs.

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Beverley&Ken wrote:

I clicked on ***Link Removed***, and it does not indicated what year of CRV it is for. From the diagram of the car, it is for a much older, before 2011 models and the fact that a manual transmission is available. Our 2012 has different instructions and they changed again beginning in 2015 when the CVT transmission was introduced.
That link only applies to certain years of CRVs.

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Thanks Ken, I found that when searching for a 2016 spec. I also found this below. Maybe others have some info?

https://vehq.com/flat-tow-honda-cr-v/

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It's my understanding that 2014 was the last year you could flat tow a CRV, like Ken said because of the change to a CVT transmission in 2015. Those transmissions are becoming increasingly used in all makes and models and is making it difficult to find anything to tow other than a Jeep Wrangler, Cherokee or Grand Cherokee.


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"making it difficult to find anything to tow other than a Jeep Wrangler, Cherokee or Grand Cherokee"

Ford has 9 vehicles that can be flat towed this year without modification. I am sure other brands let you flat tow not just jeep.





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accsys wrote:

It's my understanding that 2014 was the last year you could flat tow a CRV, like Ken said because of the change to a CVT transmission in 2015. Those transmissions are becoming increasingly used in all makes and models and is making it difficult to find anything to tow other than a Jeep Wrangler, Cherokee or Grand Cherokee.


Thanks, maybe 2015 is the last CRV? I'm not sure your other suggestions are credible, noting the guides that are available that show Dinghy's from many others that can be flat towed.

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What I'm looking for is a used car perhaps a nice used 2014 -2017 that I can use as a daily driver with AWD and auto trans that gets respectable mpg and has 4 doors so I can also use it to transport my elderly parents when needed that's comfortable and somewhat luxurious with leather and quiet which has easy entry on the passenger side for both the front and rear occupants.

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We flat tow a 2016 Ford Edge Sport AWD with an automatic trans. Is very comfortable. 88 year old MIL likes riding in it, says it is easy to get in and out of. Leather seats, all the bells and whistles. 3.5L EcoBoost gets decent gas mileage as long as you drive reasonably. I have a heavy foot and still get mid 20's with mix of around town and highway.


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STBRetired wrote:

We flat tow a 2016 Ford Edge Sport AWD with an automatic trans. Is very comfortable. 88 year old MIL likes riding in it, says it is easy to get in and out of. Leather seats, all the bells and whistles. 3.5L EcoBoost gets decent gas mileage as long as you drive reasonably. I have a heavy foot and still get mid 20's with mix of around town and highway.


Thanks, I know Ford makes several vehicles that can be flat towed, I just have trouble thinking of myself driving one! We've had a "sport" SUV before and the ride was a bit firmer than I wanted. I'm looking for the luxury type, maybe a Caddi or a Lincoln SUV, which can be flat towed? I would also like the interior to be quiet if at all possible due to the terrible roads in Northern CA. Don't get me wrong about cars I also drive a 2016 Corvette Z51, it's very firm but it's surprisingly quiet after adding some additional sound deadening and insulation.

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“What I'm looking for is a used car perhaps a nice used 2014 -2017 that I can use as a daily driver with AWD and auto trans that gets respectable mpg and has 4 doors so I can also use it to transport my elderly parents when needed that's comfortable and somewhat luxurious with leather and quiet which has easy entry on the passenger side for both the front and rear occupants.”

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