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By aky13 on
Vehicle2013 Honda CR-V EX-L 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 5A)
ReviewCompared with my previous vehicle, a 2004 Honda CR-V, the 2013 is VERY disappointing in all aspects EXCEPT fuel economy.
Best FeaturesAwesome fuel economy. With the ECO button activated and reasonable acceleration I get 33-34 miles per gallon highway driving and around 27 mpg in city traffic. A few neat technological gimmics. They are NOT necessary and I would not pay extra for them if they were sold separately. There are two fuel economy meters. One provides your mpg, as you drive, in a numerical readout in the middle of your speedometer. The other is a color lighting system surrounding the speedometer. You can make a game of trying to keep the color fully green, which is optimum for fuel economy. GREAT rear storage capacity, heated front seats, fog lights and a backup camera.
Worst FeaturesSince my 2004 model, the body and notably the rear have been redesigned resulting in a SERIOUS safety hazard - reduced rear mirror vision and serious side blind areas. Loss of front leg room. Poor seating design. Poorly placed, poorly designed subwoofer. Center console instead of far superior fold down table. Loss of multiple CD changer. Luxury HVAC system is awful. I had many more comments and details, but there is inadequate space here for them. Summary - if you has the old design of CR-V, like my 2004 model, you will NOT be happy with the 2013 except for fuel economy!
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