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Honda CR-V Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.4 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain All Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 160 hp @ 6000 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 19/24 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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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

Great car, pooly made ac

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

I love my CR-V, this is true utility minded vehicle, which majority of today's SUV are lacking. Hence I baby my car. Unfortunately, I was unaware of the TSB on AC and class action that Honda settled in 2012 for $40M. It was a true wake up call when the compressor exploded, sending pieces of metals throughout the AC system, causing $4500+ damage. Honda America denied everything about the AC and compressor issues, calling internet info "competitor's lie", case action is "untrue", and they even went in extent to tell me that I was first person to report the problem. I'm royal to the local dealer, but I'm no longer royal to Honda brand.




Beware of the a/c issues

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

I bought my CRV used in 2009 when it had 88,000 miles on it. On a trip back from Minnesota to my home state of Ohio, the A/C compressor blew out when we were 3 hours away from home in 95 degree weather!! It cost $750 to fix, even with us having a friend who is a Honda Certified mechanic who did the work for us practically labor-free.Honda knows of the A/C problems and wouldn't help me. Also began to have oil leakage issues and O2 sensor failure (check engine light coming on because of that) around a 100,000 miles. I've owned a lot of Hondas, but this one gave me more trouble than all my others combined. Just traded it in for a '06 Odyssey.



2 of 2 people found this review helpful

The bionic cr-v

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

After reading these reviews, I think I have the bionic cr-v. My car just turned over 100,000 while driving it today. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this car. It still looks new. I am JUST now replacing the front brakes after 100,000 miles and replaced the back brakes for the first time less than a year ago. My A/C works better than most cars that are brand new. There is excessive road noise and, true, the gas mileage could be better! My interior and exterior still look new. I don't have children or animals so that may be the reason. I love the inside design with the center tray. I too wish the back door didn't open to the side but that's the least of my desires for a vehicle. I love my car!




2004 cr-v

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

Ran great for the first 40,000 miles. Fun to drive, great in the winter (central NY).



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

It's true...honda qc is slumping

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

I miss my 95 Accord. It was by far the best vehicle I have ever owned, selling it with 157,000 miles on it. Drove it Coast to Coast and it NEVER ONCE let me down. The 2004 CRV I have now has 57,000 mi on it. It's not horrible..but not great either: I'm 6'1" and can (NEVER) get comfortable due to the lack of leg room...which is primarily my fault for not taking it on a 100 Mi test drive:).. Right! Everything still works BUT the squeaks and bad rattles are Everywhere!..Including Multiple windows, passenger side belt, the front suspension...Mechanic still can't figure that one out! Interior scratches easily, and loud road noise. I'm selling it for an alternative Colorado friendly car.




2004 honda crv - another

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

My AC went out around 45000 miles, brakes 46000, check engine light now coming on at 60000 miles - the fix is over $300. I've owned 4-5 Honda sedans and now this CRV. I've never had this many problems with a Honda. Part of the AC was covered by warranty. Nothing else. Beware!



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

  • 19
  • cty
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  • 24
  • highway
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