Loud definitely describes this car. One can barely carry on a conversation on the freeway. I bought this car used and after only 3 years, the cushions on both seats were flat. AWD sucks bec it only kicks in when it feels the car slipping.. but there is a up side to this car, and that is it's a little bigger than most rivals. Only thing is, you have to sit in the most uncomfortable seats..it got so bad that i had to replace the cloth with am leather.
sound system (after i got some polk audio) seats (after i got leather), lighting (after i installed LEDs), and the trunk space (after i bought rubber mats). basically, i said that bec this car takes a lot after market to be better for instance, audio system started buzzing, had to fix it, seats went flat, had to fix it, ect..
Seats, Audio system, Building materials are cheap. Also, PLEASE fix the ROAD NOISE!!!
I absolutely adore mine!
I bought it a couple of years ago, and I love it -- it is 100% better than the stupid Civic I had, a definite lemon, unfortunately.
However, the CRV makes up for all that!!!
It handles wonderfully, is quiet, has enough power for me, and has caused me no problems whatsoever!!!
What a relief to finally have such a great car!!
I think it's cute, it's easy and fun to drive, I love the size, it's just right for me!
The only thing that's bad to me is the configuration of the back seats and folding up out of the way.
It isn't nearly as nice as the Honda Odyssey (?) I had from 1998.
Oh, the gas mileage is the pits, too.
I get 22mpg in the city but over 30 on the freeway, or so it says!!!
Well, maybe the mileage gizmo on the dash isn't working.
33 does seem kind of unrealistic.
But I don't have the AWD either.
Overall I get 23 to 24.
Power is embarrassing! This thing struggles to get to 65mph! i bought this car used and i had to replace some things but its still pretty reliable and some what comfortable. awd only turns on if the car feels like its slipping.. If you are looking to buy a ex, the cloth seating is terrible because the foam is so loose that its flat all over the seat by 40k miles. Do like the interior other then that, well then theres that super annoying audio system that sucked so much i had to replace it...
Sweet exterior. Miss that not available V6.. would have made the car
MAKE A OPTIONAL V6!!!!! There is no power what so ever! AWD only kicks in when the car feels its slipping..
Purchased new 08 LX AWD in December 07 and have 106K miles on clock. The car drives and runs like it was still new. Never one problem. Just did oil changes using the 15% maintenance reminder. I just replaced the original battery, changed the plugs and had valves adjusted as routine maintenance by dealer. I am hoping to get another 100K worry free miles. I bought this car for my wife who drives it a lot to sell insurance and she loves it.
I feel better knowing she is driving a safe car, especially in winter time in New England. I actually tried to spin out on slippery roads and it was difficult! Love the CRV and recommend to anyone who does not want to deal with problems. I get 25 mpg!
I researched this vehicle quite a bit before buying, honestly not my favorite looking SUV, but when comparing to it's competion, it is lower priced than the Toyota RAV-4.
The write up by Edmunds in regards to highway performance, or the lack of, is false!
If your comparing it to something with a V-8, then yes, it does not pass a car as well.
But it's not using a V-8!
I've driven many V-8's, and V-6's, this little SUV gets along great!
I'm getting 24 mpg combined, and 28-30 highway.
MPG, Stereo, All-Wheel Drive, smooth ride
More options avaiable, like fog lights, turbo, etc.