2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 4WD Review

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2008 Honda CR-V 4WD Review



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In the decade since the Honda CR-V was introduced, SUVs have gone an interesting new idea to mainstream And, although crossovers are the vehicle segment in the U.S. and are as an American phenomenon, the appeal, at of the CR-V, is worldwide. It’s one of global best-sellers, and is sold in countries than any other car.

Perhaps this has to do with its blend of convenient functionality, economical operation, and safety. The third generation, new for the model year, is a departure the boxy original and second in style, but it also improves its predecessors in interior space, and comfort and safety without an in size or fuel consumption. The four-cylinder engine has been developed for a little more and lower emissions.

New engine reduce the amount of noise and transmitted to the unibody structure. A automatic replaces the previous and a manual transmission is no longer The Real-Time 4WD system, optional for all now can transfer more torque to the wheels when necessary.

As before, it is completely automatic, no driver intervention necessary. The schedules for drivetrain components are by the Maintenance Minder system on input from various monitoring systems. The driver is by means of a display on the instrument

As is common in the industry, the CR-V is moving upscale. The entry-model LX has cloth upholstery and the CR-V fold-down tray table the front seats, but the wheels and are larger, the braking system has significantly upgraded, and there are a of standard comfort and convenience including MP3- and WMA-CD on the AM/FM/CD audio system and a for an external audio player. mirrors, and remote-entry locks are air-filtration air conditioning is standard, and the seat slides fore-and-aft for as well as being split for fold and tumble versatility cargo time.

The EX adds a chrome trim, a one-touch an upgraded audio system, a cargo shelf, and alloy For full luxury, see the EX-L. L in case is for leather for seats and with front seat XM satellite radio is available.

At the top of the line is the EX-L with adding Honda’s satellite system with a rearview and further upgraded audio New for 2008, the EX-L gets a driver’s seat and automatic control.

As is usual with fleet vehicles, the CR-V in my this past week was equipped, in this case a drive EX-L with the package. At just over it was not inexpensive, but that’s barely the average new-car price It was definitely above average in its convenience, and utility. As it has always it’s a vehicle for the wilds of the shopping mall parking lot and the commute, not the extreme wilderness.

small enough outside to fit into small spaces yet enough inside to be comfortable and with plenty of power and brakes for dealing with the grind, the Honda CR-V is at home in its natural habitat.

Even though the newest has the standard crossover SUV high shape, its well-raked windshield and the top line of the chrome-trimmed side disguise that with the of a fastback, coupe-like roof All models have textured plastic lower front, and rear trim that some protection against impacts and road hazards with its SUV look.

A slightly bulging hood, matching fenders, large headlights, and a sharp character on the side that rises the rear gives the CR-V a but honest look. Macho not spoken here. The LX has black handles, outside mirrors, and while the EX modes get body-colored and door handles and chrome on the upper and lower grilles.

All the vertical taillights that been a hallmark of the CR-V the beginning.

COMFORT: Inside, the makes the most of its modest The third-generation structure is a little and that translates to welcome hip room for everyone. In front are buckets, with improved and support. In the leather-equipped EX-L, the seat is now power-adjustable.

All versions manual tilt and telescope for the steering wheel, for the added and comfort of a good driving The EX-L replaces the standard tray table between the seats with a real with open and covered and cupholders, and the power point and jack that are otherwise on the

The easy-to-read main instruments are from glare, while climate, and with the navigation nav system controls are in the center easily accessible by both seat passengers. The navigation is reasonably simple and straightforward in and the central screen is used for the camera display that is activated when the CR-V is put reverse.

The rear seat is 60/40; both sections and tumble, and the center seatback separately. Importantly for passengers, part is adjustable fore and aft to legroom, and three-across comfort is by a flat floor. There is a little more cargo both behind the rear and with it folded.

The EX and EX-L a removable cargo shelf the rear seat for double storage of grocery bags or relatively light items, as the top is rated for 20 pounds. Honda that two mountain bikes can fit without disassembly, with the seat folded. My road required removal of the front

SAFETY: The third-generation CR-V was and built to meet the highest levels in both Federal and testing. Its unibody structure was and constructed for maximum occupant including from impacts larger vehicles, and for maximum protection.

Dual-stage, dual-threshold front and front seat-mounted side with passenger occupant to control deployment according to passenger size, and side-curtain are standard in all versions, as are four-wheel disc brakes with brake force distribution and assist. Electronic vehicle assist, with works the ABS and drivetrain electronics, is also across the line, as is a tire-pressure system.

RIDE AND HANDLING: structural rigidity and a revised MacPherson strut/multilink suspension, with a lower center of and wider track, improve the already good road It’s a tall wagon, not a truck, and feels like on the road. Steering effort is but not overly so, and cornering behavior is for a crossover SUV.

PERFORMANCE: A increase in compression and revised timing to take advantage of new and exhaust systems add ten horsepower to the twincam, 16-valve 2.4-liter alloy engine, for 166 (by the new SAE rating at 5800 rpm. Torque is 161 at a relatively high 4200 but the above changes broaden the curve, as does the i-VTEC which combines variable cam with the traditional Honda variable valve timing and

That also improves delivery and reduces fuel and emissions. Both economy and are further helped by the new five-speed transmission, which features Logic Control to improve and civility up- or downhill. CR-Vs the Real Time 4WD(tm) four-wheel drive system up to 20 percent more torque transferred to the rear wheels for better traction in low-traction

At 3500 pounds, the CR-V is not light, but the engine and transmission well enough that is not a problem,and acceleration is comparable to small crossovers.

CONCLUSIONS: The Honda CR-V adds and substance to a proven formula.

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