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Honda CR-V Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.4 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 160 hp @ 6000 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 20/26 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2004 Honda CR-V

  • The longtime benchmark of the "soft roader" mini-SUV class. Drive it. You'll like it.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Highly versatile and roomy interior, stable handling, comfortable ride, high crash test scores.

  • Cons

    Limited off-road ability.

  • What's New for 2004

    Other than a new seatbelt reminder there are no significant changes for 2004.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Great colorado college car

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Vehicle: 2004 Honda CR-V LX Fwd 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A)

I'm a full time college student and a mom so this car mostly fits the budget! I bought my car 6years ago with 32,000 miles now it has just over 175,000 (I drive a lot) it's showing it's age now. The biggest problem is the A/C unit. The clutch arm went out 3 years ago and it's just not feasible for me to have it repaired. Not having AC is annoying but not nearly as annoying as 2 complaining kids in the back seat.



6 of 6 people found this review helpful

Ac drags this guy down

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Vehicle: 2004 Honda CR-V LX Fwd 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A)

The AC unit in this SUV is the worst. Who cares if you can drive the car for 200,000 miles if every 50,000 you have to shell out 1500 bucks for a total rebuild of the AC unit. The dorks at Honda designed this this to fail, the compressor blows up right into the cooling radiator for the AC. This adds about 400 bucks to your repair total. Honda just settled a class action lawsuit about these crummy AC units. Beware of 2004-2006 CRVs. You need AC more than you might think. You have to get them fixed or you can't drive the car. The belt system requires that the AC unit be connected, and if it blows you cannot use the car.



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Great car for the money

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Vehicle: 2004 Honda CR-V LX Fwd 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A)

I bought my CRV new and got a good deal--last 2004 on lot and a 5 speed. I get great gas milage because of the standard transmission. When I clean it up, it still looks great. I have only had one problem with it in 7 years, beyond scheduled service. My A.C. unit blew up--literally. I was having problems with it when it was under warrenty. I took it to the dealership and I was told that there was nothing wrong with the A.C. unit. I took it in several times--finally the dealership told me after examining the car under the special "sonic ears"-nothing was wrong. The A.C. unit completely blew a couple months later when the warrenty expired--the cost $2,600 out of pocket.




Ac blows up

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Vehicle: 2004 Honda CR-V LX Fwd 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A)

I had a Honda accord hatchback in the 80's that was great. I bought my wife an 04 c-rv and it held up pretty well until this weekend . At 59,000 miles the ac locked up and the clutch assembly violently was ejected from the car. We limped home from Iowa to Oklahoma,and lo and behold there are at least a thousand other people online that have had similar experiences. Honda, shame on you for not fixing this. Hello Ford, we will be in contact shortly.




I thought this was a

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Vehicle: 2004 Honda CR-V LX Fwd 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A)

We thought we were buying a Typical bulletproof Honda in February of 2007 when the car had 18K miles on it and was BABIED for the first owner. The car is comfortable and the interior material is quite good for the price and the car was fairly reliable until about 70K miles. Then the car started jerking when we went about 45 MPH. And the engine check decides when to turn on and off. Turns out the car had a bad 4th gear and needs a new transmission for an outrageous 3500 dollars. What a money. Now we need to dump and get a new car- about 2 years ahead of schedule. This is our first and last Honda. Don't buy these model years- the transmission fail VERY quickly!




A keeper

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Vehicle: 2004 Honda CR-V LX Fwd 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A)

Bought brand new. Always follow recommended maintenance and have had zero problems. None at all, still going strong at 105k. Mileage has stayed between 25-28 mpg, very good interior room for its size. Drives nicely for a SUV. Original tires only lasted for 27k, but not the CR- V's fault. Plan on putting a lot more miles on it.



Full 2004 Honda CR-V Review

What's New for 2004

Other than a new seatbelt reminder there are no significant changes for 2004.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 20
  • cty
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  • 26
  • highway
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