My first crossover/SUV, and I'm lovin the view! Gas mileage is good, average 22/26-28 city/hwy - of course depends on how you drive. Freeway pickup is noticably lacking (it is a 4 cyl!), but once you get past initial on-ramp speed, CR-V drives awesome even going 70-80+ mph. Smooth, feels sturdy, and the handling is excellent. Stiffer handling of Hondas is great, gives more control of auto. Surprised at the power going uphill. Rear hatch is so easy to open/close. Road/wind noise w/closed windows is becoming apparent. Not sure about the automatic maintenance reminders yet. Overall, fun to drive and love the features.
90 degree opened doors, interior dash design, steering wheel controls, emerg. foot brake, easy open/close rear hatch, MP3 auxiliary, dual cargo shelf, smart key, moonroof, gas mileage range, HIDDEN full sized spare, tire pressure monitor (although curious to really see how it works).
Cloth and leather look cheap, electronic options avail on models (wanted navi & no leather), lumbar supported seats, longer armrests, dual climate controls, auto on/off lights, illuminated vanity mirrors, compass, remote rear door, cargo net, and where is the picnic table that I keep hearing about?
After 364 days my 2006 CR-V was totalled in an accident. I got my 2007 CR-V a few days ago. There are some marked differences between the old model CR-V and the redesigned 2007 one. The 2007 has a much softer, more car- like ride than the 2006, the seats are more comfortable and the engine is more responsive. On the down side there is almost no practical storage in the vehicle, the the cargo nets on the rear of the front seats is gone, the shift knob had been moved to the middle leaving a couple of usless holes where there once was a drawer and box big enough to hold CDs. The passenger underseat drawer is useless to the driver. The flip down center console holds nothing but drinks.
Holds its value. Comfortable interior. Fun to drive. Lots of cargo space.
No up front storage within drivers reach. Poor sound system without upgrade. LX models don't come with cargo deck.
I bought 2007 CR-V LX after driving a Ford Explorer 2-door sport for 10 years. What an improvement! The Explorer handled and rode like a pick- up truck. Parking wasn't very fun with wide-turning radius. The CR-V is smooth, zippy, and easy to park. It's also easier to view out the back window than my Explorer. Gas mileage is better by 10 mpg.
Love the instrument panel, the placement of shift stick, the MP3 plug- in, and cargo space. The many ways to adjust the back seating area is nice.
Hate that dorky fold-down tray in the center. Rather have a console with storage space. Wish LX came with cargo shelf standard. Add tinted windows, too. I don't like that the arm rest on the door is upholstered with cloth. Open the window at drive-thru, you get dirty rain spots.
2007 Honda CR-V SUV EX-L 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 5A)
Traded in my 8 year Lexus RX 300 for a CR-V, hard to let go of the Lexus quality and luxury but I felt that the CR-V was a more economical SUV and was in the price range I need to be in with a daughter starting college in the fall. Was impressed with the 2nd row legroom as myself and daughter are 5'10". The rear hatch is the easiest SUV to open and close on the market. The drive is fine, unfortunately, just too used to my Lexus to be impressed. The price was impressive for the features. Overall, I think that this will be a good car buy for the next several years and that my teen drivers will be safe.
Safety features and the side rear airbags, MP3 player input, tilt steering wheel, miles to empty indicator, headroom and legroom.
Was surprised to see that it did not have auto on/off lights and garage door opener link. For over 10 years I have had these features on previous cars and thought that they were standard now days. Less road noise would always be welcome.