I have had the CRV for a month. I downsized from a Ridgeline (great vehicle). I do more city driving but still needed a little utility. This is my first 4 cylinder. Therefore, I was quite concerned about the power. But, I had the use of a 2008 CRV for a week and had no problems with merging, passing etc. I just need to allow more time. There was no noticeable difference between 166 hp and 180 hp. The vehicle is comfortable and roomy. I am 6-02. It is a well rounded vehicle that does not overly excel or fall short.
Comfort, USB, size, zippy around town, and one touch sunroof open (The Ridgeline did not have that feature).
The usual - Needs V6 power option, quieter, and a better stereo. I'm sure the 2012/13 redo will address these shortcomings. Also, have the key fob open the windows (Like the Ridgeline).
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