Reliable, but LOUD
By gpzman on
2009 Honda CR-V EX-L 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 5A)
Have about 15K on the CRV now. Plenty of power, smooth shifting and very high reliability. My only compliant is that the road noise in this vehicle is almost unbearable. I can't speak on the cell phone (even with headset) and the stereo has to be so loud to overcome the noise. Honda needs to address this issue. I think as American cars improve, they will be really hurt Honda by increasing cabin comfort. Just took 800 mile road trip only got 23.5 MPG-disappointing.
Reliability, great, simple design
Make it quieter, add a dome light to second row seats, look at adding 5th gear to improve highway MPG.