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CR-V (2010 and older) MSRP: $ 21695.00
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Description:
The Honda CR-V is a 4-door, 5-passenger sport-utility, available in 10 trims, ranging from the LX 2WD 5-Spd AT to the EX-L 4WD 5-Spd AT w/ Navigation System.

The LX 2WD 5-Spd AT is equipped with a standard 2.4-liter, I4, 180-horsepower engine that achieves 21-mpg in the city and 28-mpg on the highway. The EX-L 4WD 5-Spd AT w/ Navigation System is equipped with a standard 2.4-liter, I4, 180-horsepower engine that achieves 21-mpg in the city and 27-mpg on the highway.

Pros:
  • Roomy cabin and cargo areas
  • Simple layout of buttons and controls
  • Attractive coupe style
  • Impressive safety and crash test ratings
  • Smooth powertrain that gets good fuel economy
Cons:
  • Limited to one engine choice
  • Excessive road noise at highway speeds
  • Plain-Jane exterior styling
  • Bluetooth not available with all trims
Ruling: The always practical Honda CR-V ranks low on the fun-meter, but it has a roomy, versatile interior and excellent safety ratings. The CR-V only offers one engine, a 180hp 2.4L 4-cylinder engine that is rated to get 21 city/28 hwy, but power delivery is smooth and very serene.
 
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Reviewed by:
RR


Review Date
August 24, 2010

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Value Rating
 1 of 5

Used product for
Less than 1 month

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4.93 of 5, 61.00 votes

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Review 1 of 233

Price Paid:  $30525.00 from Rick Case

Year / Model Reviewed:
2010 Honda CRV 4wd exl with nav

Strengths:
Back seat space

Weaknesses:
Had this for less than a month, but have driven it enough to form a preliminary opinion; so far am very disappointed with this. Will update if opinion changes.

Noisy engine/ ac compressor, very poor pickup on highways, you really need to floor the gas pedal to get the car moving, so far get around 17-17.5mpg- I really hope this improves after the 1st service, very stiff suspension with very poor ride quality- bumps on the road will go straight to your spine, mediocre nav system- shows roads within city limits as US# and not by road names, inadequate bluetooth system linked to nav system which does not even show the incoming call number, window power switch cluster on drivers side has an awkward reach, driver arm rest needs getting used to, glove compartment does not have a light, I wish they had thrown the tire pressure monitoring system out of the window and given me fog lamps instead. Havent seen how the 4WD will perform in the snow

Summary:
would not recommend this at all

Similar Products Used:
Toyota CamryX2, Hyundai Elantra



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Reviewed by:
Molly Garza


Review Date
June 8, 2010

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Value Rating
 5 of 5

Used product for
Less than 1 month

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5.00 of 5, 57.00 votes

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Review 2 of 233

Price Paid:  $28500.00 from Honda Cars of Katy

Year / Model Reviewed:
2010 Honda CRV

Strengths:
We purchased the CRV for it's safety features and interior room for out needs. Great styling. The Navigation system is awesome and love Sirius Radio.

Weaknesses:
Put a car seat in the back and seating for 2 other passengers is a bit cramped.

Summary:
We purchased our car from Javier Balderas at Honda Cars of Katy. The car handles like a dream and affords us the right amount of interior space for two people.

Similar Products Used:
We test drove the Toyota Venza, Lexus RX350, Chevrolet Equinox, GMC Terrain, Ford Escape. For price, the CR-V beat them all hands down. We went with the Consumer Report Review.



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Reviewed by:
GrahamFGraham



Review Date
January 20, 2010

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Value Rating
 2 of 5

Used product for
More than 1 year

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4.46 of 5, 81.00 votes

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Review 3 of 233

Price Paid:  $28000.00

Year / Model Reviewed:
2010 Honda CR-V EX-L

Strengths:
My daughter and wife are small women, and they like being up high without having to climb into the car. They like being seen in the car, since it looks a bit upmarket. The car is small and easy to drive around the city, and park. The brakes are good, and seems to be well engineered. It handles well, and drives the same at 50 Kph as it does at 140 kph. Stable in winter, competent on cottage roads.

Weaknesses:
Really, really, really crappy ride. All you ever think and feel when driving, is why does this car make such a fuss about the road. It gives me a headache to even just go to the mall. Ottawa Canada has really bad roads, and this car is crap to drive. I hate driving an hour down the highway. I have given up going up to the hills, or away for the weekend, the car is such a pain to be in. I used to camp, ski, drive to other cities, birdwatch, and just explore the country side. Not anymore with the CR-V. Its a miserable experiance. The seats and steering wheel are too small. The suspension is so stiff that all you ever do on any drive, is endure the road with jolts to your neck and back, and jiggles that make your temples throb. I thought suspensions were to insulate you from the road. This car thinks you're in a rally, and makes you feel every rut, bump, dip, crease, crack, and expansion joint with a jolt, twist or pitch. The road noise is like there is no bottom in the car. Glad as hell to get out of the exhausting horrible ride. I gave the car to my daughter, to go with her high heel boots, and too tight jackets and "who cares about the damn car anyways" attitude. I'll just take the bus, and walk the dogs in the neighbourhood, thanks.

Summary:
Really crappy ride ruins everything else about owning and driving this thing. Maybe this is the cute-ute experiance, but you can have it back. My next car may have all wheel drive, but it had better have highway manners. The CR-V may be fashionable, but it sure is a rotten way to get anywhere.

Similar Products Used:
3 Toyota Camrys, 2 Jaguar sedans, a Volkswagon and even a Ford Mustang. Maybe these aren't compact utility cross overs, but I'm sure other companies can make something more pleasant than the CR-V.



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Reviewed by:
Larry Hinton



Review Date
November 6, 2009

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Value Rating
 4 of 5

Used product for
Less than 1 month

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4.45 of 5, 104.00 votes

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Review 4 of 233

Price Paid:  $22795.00 from Discovery Honda

Year / Model Reviewed:
2010 4wheel drive LX model

Strengths:
Fuel economy, turn radius, cargo capacity, seamless engine/transmission power shifting on hills and entering into traffic, lift up hatchback door

Weaknesses:
A little stiff on rough roads, not a full sized spare provided,

Summary:
This little SUV has a nice quiet ride with plenty of power..The added 14 horsepower and redesign makes it just that much better over the 2009 model..Very responsive and sure-footed...

Similar Products Used:
Pt Cruiser, Ford escape, Trailblazer



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Reviewed by:
jack taylor


Review Date
August 20, 2009

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Value Rating
 3 of 5

Used product for
Less than 1 month

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4.68 of 5, 62.00 votes

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Review 5 of 233

Price Paid:  $22000.00 from Mississippi Honda de

Year / Model Reviewed:
2009 suv/CR-V

Strengths:
good gas mileage

Weaknesses:
noisy front-end on bumpy roads

Summary:
This is a pretty nice vehichle over-all. When we test drove the car I guess we could'nt hear the noisy front end on bumpy roads. On good roads you can't hear it but Honda needs to figure out something for this car to be less noisy under the front end on bumpy roads.



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