After driving Accords both sedan and coupe for over 20 years, I bought my first CR-V. I am so happy with this vehicle for its overall performance and technology perks. I have the Economy version front wheel drive, which is perfect for a semi-retired educator. It is roomy and comfortable with more cargo room when the back seats are laid down. I've had on a road trip and short trips. I am very pleased with my purchase.
A bit disappointed after reading so many stellar reviews.
Lots of blind spots. Doors come up higher than my older cars (can't easily rest my arm on windowsill); probably for better safety, but that makes it very hard to see the 4 corners of the car, or see potholes by front passenger side, or see where the driveway edges are when I'm backing up.
Also very disappointed at the lack of lights. No light in glove box! No lights anywhere on outside door or mirror. When I open the door on a dark street at night, other cars can't see that it's open! Very dangerous.
Worst is getting in car at night and can't see button to quickly lock door, and have to feel / fumbling w/ key!
Love all the little compartments to store items, and the big console bin with sliding cover.
Leather seats are really nice; smooth but not cold & slippery like some (tho wish the power seats could tilt down more - front edge of seat too high & cuts off circulation at thighs.)
Doors stay open just where you want them when in a parking lot (so you don't bump another parked car) and then close easily with a nice solid "thud"!
Seat belts not too tight.
Roomy for driver & passengers.
Like the high-power front window defrost button, but wish you could do both front and side windows at the same time -have to keep switching between vent & defrost buttons.
1. Need A/C vent in back seat.
2. Need grab bar between windshield & door on passenger side. Overhead one too high for some people.
3. Bring back double glove box & make it easier for driver to open.
4. Change shift handle from thumb to easier 4 finger "pull up" for people with arthritis/other issues.
5. Allow reg. headlights to stay ON when high beams on.
6. Add option to turn OFF daytime lights to save battery.
7. Need door locks & ignition brightly lit when entering car. Need lights on door panels & outer mirrors.
8. Add curve to bottom of backup mirrors so can see parking lines.
9. Shade visor TOO small. Plus need extra ones for side windows.
10. Hate radio & climate controls.
The battery does not charge and Honda cannot fix the problem. We bought this car new because I wanted my wife to have reliable transportation. It has failed to start 8 times in 18 months. The dealer seems to have given up fixing it. I will pursue compensation under our state lemon law and someone should start a class action lawsuit against Honda.
We have made 2 long trips along with the normal day-to-day driving. This is a near perfect car for us. While there is only 2 of us, we many times have 5 people in the the car. Everyone is comfortable in this car. Rear view camera turns out to be a nice convenience. The big disappointment is the rear hatch. Once it is open it is very difficult to close. There is not an option for an electric closer. You must reach fairly high in the air to grab the open door and if you have any type of shoulder or arm problem (I do) then you can not close the hatch. A car like this should have an electric closer. This is a big oversight.
Reliable, comfortable car. Can seat 5 or fold down the rear seats and pile in the cargo.
The big disappointment is the rear hatch. Once it is open it is very difficult to close. There is not an option for an electric closer. You must reach fairly high in the air to grab the open door and if you have any type of shoulder or arm problem (I do) then you can not close the hatch. A strap hanging down from the rear hatch would be the minimum improvement but a car like this should have an electric closer. This is a big oversight on HondaÂs part.