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2013 Honda CR-V EX-L AWD Review

Wednesday April 3rd, 2013 at 8:44 AM
Posted by: D.Colman

By David Colman

Hypes: Great Loading, Huge Cargo Area, Nice Finish
Gripes: Needs a V6 and 6 Speeds

Just because this SUV packs loads like a donkey doesn’t mean it has to look like a donkey. With this in mind, Honda last year revamped the uninspiring appearance of its CR-V, turning it into one of the most fetching compact SUVs in a crowded market that includes Chevy’s Equinox, Ford’s Escape, Hyundai’s Tucson, Nissan’s Rogue and Toyota’s RAV4. You can even ice the new cake by selecting the scintillating blue color of our test car – “Mountain Air Metallic.” But the CR-V’s appeal lies deeper than its shimmering paint, plunging side window line or pinched rocker panel. The real beauty of the CR-V is its utterly utilitarian configuration.

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Fourth Generation 2012 Honda CR-V Ready for U.S. Late 2011

Monday July 25th, 2011 at 10:77 AM
Posted by: Derek

2012 Honda CR-V concept

This is the all-new, fourth-generation CR-V that is set to go on sale in the U.S. by the end of 2011 and in Europe in Autumn 2012

The new Honda CR-V goes for a distinctive new design and bold styling direction. Compared to the previous generation CR-V, the concept model has a more aggressive stance with deeper sculpting of the body lines and a bolder front grille. Overall the lower front bumper design integrates more smoothly into the fascia for improved aerodynamics and curves upward to convey off-road capability. There are also five-spoke alloy wheels and bolder fender flares.

Powertrain details haven’t been released, but the new CR-V is expected to be outfitted with a more efficient engine and deliver improved fuel economy. Also look for more interior room and reduced curb weight.

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2011 Honda CR-V EX-L Review – Honda’s Compact Crossover Solid as a Brickhouse

Friday May 20th, 2011 at 9:55 PM
Posted by: berrichondanny

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By Danny Chang

Pros:

  • Conservative styling
  • Good trunk space for a compact crossover
  • Decent MPG

Cons:

  • Nav/Entertainment unit with interface from 1985
  • Tight rear seat
  • Bo…yawn…ring styling
  • Tailgate “lip” gets in the way

The Honda CR-V is one of the best selling compact crossovers in America, competing with the likes of Ford Escape, Toyota RAV4, Nissan Rogue, and the new Kia Sportage, just to name a few. This is a very crowded segment that includes some new unconventional entries like the Nissan JUKE and luxury entrants like the Audi Q5 and BMW X3. The third generation CR-V has been on sale in the US since the 2007 model year and is due to be replaced by a brand new 2012 CR-V in mid- 2011.

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2008 Honda CR-V Review – the fun little crossover that could!

Monday March 31st, 2008 at 7:33 AM
Posted by: hollyrrr

2008 Honda CR-V
by Holly R.

Pros:

  • LOTS of room inside
  • Sits up higher than standard cars – easier to see up the road over traffic
  • For only having 166 HP, it feels like it can really get up and move
  • Due to the size, it’s really easy to park (pretty much anywhere)
  • Voice recognition system

Cons:

  • Not-so-smooth shifting which leads to some jerkiness
  • Didn’t like the placement of the gear-shift knob (on lower dash)
  • Volume control for stereo in non-intuitive location
  • Side mirrors are small, which led to head check view between the B pillar and a small sliver of the rear window (eek)
  • Voice recognition system

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