Saturday, April 12, 2008

Honda CR-V Summary

Honda CR-V

Many newcomers have entered the compact sport utility vehicle market since Honda launched its car-based CR-V 1997 as a model. For 2007, the CR-V is available in three trim levels: base LX, EX, which has a standard roof and steering wheel mounted audio controls, and the EX-L, which adds leather seats, heated front seats and a optional navigation system.

The boxy form of CR-Vs past has been replaced by a round appearance, especially in the rear windows slope. Subtle creases on the bodyside and around the wheel wells also help avoid 2007 the slab-sided look of early generation SUVs. Up front, a grille feature a high opening of the Honda badge, and a lower, wider opening below. The double grille is combined with a large, jutting bumper and the body.

The door handles and exterior mirrors to the plate EX-L are coloured bodywork, brake lights and keep them thin, vertical.

The model 2007 is about three inches shorter than the previous generation - especially because the spare tire no longer hangs in the rear bumper - one inch wider and about the same height. It lost nearly one inch of ground clearance, but given the CR-V is based on a car liaison, it is doubtful the average buyer will be affected by its off-road prowess. It rises 17-inch steel wheels on LX trim and 17-inch alloy wheels in EX-L and EX trim.

Like the external dimensions grow, so does the procedure. Honda claims that the CR-V seats are wider, and the center shelf of the table has been redesigned.

A picnic table, which was included in previous models, has been abandoned. The navigation system now includes an optional voice recognition software.

The CR-V is powered by a 2.4 liter four-cylinder that turns out 166 horsepower and 161 lb.-ft. of torque. It uses a standard five-speed automatic transmission and a drive-by-wire throttle system. A Real Time 4WD system is optional. Real Time 4WD transfer more torque to the rear wheels when more traction is needed. The CR-V is no longer available with a manual transmission.

Side-curtain air bags with rollover sensor, front head restraints assets, the stability control, electronic brake distribution and a system to monitor tire pressure are among the Honda CR-V standard safety equipment.

The CR-V shines in handling. The steering is closely suspended - slightly move the wheel and the CR-V reacts with the intuitive notion that non-rare in luxury cars. The cabin is quiet, completely blocking the road and wind noise.

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