2008 Honda CR-V EX-L With Navigation Road Test Specs | Edmunds

2008 Honda CR-V - Road Test Specs

2008 Honda CR-V SUV

(2.4L 4-cyl. AWD 5-speed Automatic w/Navigation)


Model year2008
StyleEX-L 4dr SUV AWD w/Navigation (2.4L 4cyl 5A)
Base MSRP$28,400
Options on test vehicleNone
As-tested MSRP$29,070


Drive typeAll-wheel drive
Engine typeInline-4
Displacement (cc/cu-in)2,354cc (144 cu-in)
Block/head materialAluminum/aluminum
ValvetrainDOHC with variable valve timing
Compression ratio (x:1)9.7
Redline (rpm)6,500
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)166 @ 5,800
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)161 @ 4,200
Transmission type5-speed automatic
Transmission and axle ratios (x:1)I=2.786:1, II=1.614:1, III=1.082:1, IV=0.773:1, V=0.566:1, R=2:1, Diff=4.5:1


Suspension, frontMacPherson strut
Suspension, rearMultilink
Steering typeSpeed-proportional power steering
Steering ratio (x:1)15.74
Tire brandBridgestone
Tire modelDueler H/T
Tire typeAll-season
Tire size, front225/65R17 102T
Tire size, rear225/65R17 102T
Wheel size17-by-6.5 inches front and rear
Wheel materialAluminum alloy
Brakes, frontVentilated disc
Brakes, rearDisc

Track Test Results

0-45 mph (sec.)6.4
0-60 mph (sec.)10.0
0-75 mph (sec.)15.4
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)17.4 @ 79.2
0-60 with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)9.7
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)31
60-0 mph (ft.)119
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)63.1
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)0.76
Sound level @ idle (dB)45.8
@ Full throttle (dB)72.8
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)67.5

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsTypical Honda power delivery at high rpm. Upshifts are crisp and occur at redline. Still, nobody would call the CR-V quick.
Braking ratingAverage
Braking commentsPedal feel is linear and intuitive and goes much harder with full ABS. There's some ABS pulse/buzz evident. Some fade after braking runs -- significant fade after third quarter-mile run.
Handling ratingGood
Handling commentsSkid pad: With stability control turned off, the CR-V responds well to throttle input, tucking the nose in off-throttle. Tires with more grip would help here. Some front tire vibration and/or shudder at the limit. Slalom: The CR-V feels light, athletic and confident in the slalom. Steering is informative and precise, and the chassis is willing to play. Tires are the limiting factor here, but you don't have to go fast to have fun.

Testing Conditions

Elevation (ft.)421
Temperature (°F)75.4
Wind (mph, direction)5 mph

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)20 city/26 highway
Edmunds observed (mpg)20.0
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)15.3

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)3,549
Curb weight, as tested (lbs.)3,552
Weight distribution, as tested, f/r (%)57/43
Length (in.)177.9
Width (in.)71.6
Height (in.)66.1
Wheelbase (in.)103.1
Track, front (in.)61.6
Track, rear (in.)61.6
Turning circle (ft.)37.8
Legroom, front (in.)41.3
Legroom, rear (in.)38.5
Headroom, front (in.)38.9
Headroom, rear (in.)38.5
Shoulder room, front (in.)56.9
Shoulder room, rear (in.)56.0
Seating capacity5
Cargo volume (cu-ft)35.7
Max. cargo volume, seats folded (cu-ft)72.9


Bumper-to-bumper3 years/36,000 miles
Powertrain5 years/60,000 miles
Corrosion5 years/Unlimited miles
Free scheduled maintenanceNot available


Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsStandard dual front
Head airbagsStandard front and rear
Knee airbagsNot available
Antilock brakes4-wheel ABS
Electronic brake enhancementsBraking assist, electronic brakeforce distribution
Traction controlStandard
Stability controlStandard
Rollover protectionStandard
Tire-pressure monitoring systemTire-pressure monitoring
Emergency assistance systemNot available
NHTSA crash test, driver5 stars
NHTSA crash test, passenger5 stars
NHTSA crash test, side front5 stars
NHTSA crash test, side rear5 stars
NHTSA rollover resistance4 stars

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