2004 HONDA CR-V

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265,998 Miles
104,447
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Vehicle Details

Mileage: 265998
Color: BROWN
Body Style: SUV
Doors: 4
Transmission: 5-Speed Manual
Engine Type: 2.4L I4 16V MPFI DOHC
Drive Train: 4X4
Fuel: GAS
Location: Fallston, MD

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Option & Equipment

AM/FM stereo
Audio system security
Bucket front seats
Cargo area light
Cassette player with auto-reverse
Center Console: Partial with storage
Chrome grille
Clock: In-radio display
Cloth/vinyl seat upholstery
Coil front spring
Coil rear spring
Cruise control
Cruise controls on steering wheel
Curb weight: 3,258 lbs.
Double wishbone rear suspension
Dual vanity mirrors
Four-wheel Independent Suspension
Front and rear reading lights
Front and rear suspension stabilizer bars
Front Head Room: 40.9"
Front Hip Room: 54.5"
Front Leg Room: 41.3"
Front Shoulder Room: 56.9"
Front Ventilated disc brakes
Fuel Capacity: 15.3 gal.
Fuel Consumption: City: 21 mpg
Fuel Consumption: Highway: 25 mpg
Fuel Type: Regular unleaded
Gross vehicle weight: 4,320 lbs.
In-Dash single CD player
Independent front suspension classification
Independent rear suspension
Instrumentation: Low fuel level
Interior air filtration
Intermittent front wipers
Manual front air conditioning
Manufacturer's 0-60mph acceleration time (seconds): 8.8 s
Max cargo capacity: 72 cu.ft.
Overall height: 66.2"
Overall Length: 178.6"
Overall Width: 70.2"
Overhead console: Mini with storage
Passenger Airbag
Permanent locking hubs
Plastic/rubber shift knob trim
Plastic/vinyl steering wheel trim
Power door locks
Power remote driver mirror adjustment
Power remote passenger mirror adjustment
Power windows
Privacy glass: Light
Rear center seatbelt: 3-poi
Rear Head Room: 39.1"
Rear Hip Room: 53.5"
Rear Leg Room: 39.4"
Rear seats center armrest
Rear Shoulder Room: 56.5"
Rear Stabilizer Bar: Regular
Regular front stabilizer bar
Seatbelt pretensioners: Front
Silver styled steel rims
Spare Tire Mount Location: Outside rear
Speed-proportional power steering
Split rear bench
Steel spare wheel rim
Strut front suspension
Suspension class: Regular
Tachometer
Tilt-adjustable steering wheel
Total Number of Speakers: 4
Tumble forward rear seats
Two 12V DC power outlets
Vehicle Emissions: LEV II
Wheel Diameter: 15
Wheel Width: 6
Wheelbase: 103.1"

Recalls & Defects

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AIR BAGS:FRONTAL

ON CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, THE WIRE HARNESS OF THE DRIVER'S FRONT AIR BAG WAS INCORRECTLY WIRED.


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Information about Dealer

Never bothered to respond.

1
GOAT on 07/18/2016

Customer Service: 1.0 Buying Process: 1.0 Quality Of Repair: 1.0 Overall Facilities: 1.0

I emailed and set up to visit the site. They gave me the information and I emailed the next day to ask a question. The person never bothered to email back so I called his "personal cell phone" and left message, never bothered to call me either. Respect is a big deal, you should never disrespect a prospective customer.

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Vehicle Rating & Owner Reviews

Overall Rating
4.6
  Based on 409 reviews

AC problems

4
Nancy Moore on 08/06/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 3 Safety Rating: 4 Technology Rating: 3 Value Rating: 22

Before purchasing this CRV, be VERY CAREFUL. The air conditioner has gone out the past three years every June. I have a great foreign car mechanic that will work with me and keeps great records. He was able to get a compressor for half price since I have had such poor experience with the AC unit in this car. I amnow considering something I never thought I would, changing brands to a Toyota. These AC repairs are killing me.

BEST CAR IVE EVER HAD

5
Monica on 12/23/2015

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 5

I moved 6 times with this car. Drove all over Florida with it, and it never broke down once. 100k miles on it and I have yet to find a problem with it. The speaks were soooo good, everybody thought I had special speakers put in. 10/10

Best car

5
Lee Ann on 12/10/2015

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 5

The best car I have ever owned!! My 2004 Honda CR-V just turned over 340,000 miles! The only real problem I had was the AC compressor which lasted until around 250,000 miles and I replaced for $1000! The tires last forever on this jewel! I am now looking for another Honda CR-V! I love, love, love this car! Wish I could buy another one just like it!

Great Car With Bad AC

3.9
brett758 on 05/02/2015

Performance: 3 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Positives: Bought my 04' CRV with 175k miles on it. It now has 250k miles on it and other than putting new tires on it and having the breaks done I have not had a single issue! Not one! The gas mileage (manual transmission 26-27mpg)is pretty good for an SUV. The AWD system has worked well in the snow and I can feel the back wheels turn on when I let the clutch out. Quality interior that has stood up the brutal Arizona sun. Negatives: I bought mine with an aftermarket AC compressor so I never had to deal with the issue but I have heard that it's a $3000 fix when the OEM one blows up. Road noise is bad, even with a new set of Michelins. Funky looking styling IMO.

Great Car, pooly made AC & zero customer support

3
teriyakiboy on 04/23/2014

Performance: 5 Comfort: 2 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 1

I love my CR-V, this is true utility minded vehicle, which majority of today's SUV are lacking. Hence I baby my car. Unfortunately, I was unaware of the TSB on AC and class action that Honda settled in 2012 for $40M. It was a true wake up call when the compressor exploded, sending pieces of metals throughout the AC system, causing $4500+ damage. Honda America denied everything about the AC and compressor issues, calling internet info "competitor's lie", case action is "untrue", and they even went in extent to tell me that I was first person to report the problem. I'm royal to the local dealer, but I'm no longer royal to Honda brand.

Not what I thought a Honda would be

3.4
spdy3 on 08/24/2013

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 3

Bought for my wife used in 2007 with 18k miles. It was a Honda certified. It now has 142k miles. A/C blew up at 60k (absolute dishonesty from Honda on this issue) We complained to dealer and Honda; they both played dumb on the issue. I printed off many complaints on this from this site and Honda reluctantly agreed to cover except $800. O2 Sensors went out at 80k. The front strut mounts have gone out several times (we live on a 1/4 long dirt road). Overall decent reliability except the A/C. Honda skimped on everything from the A/C, to the complete lack of sound deadening and suspension travel. Handles well but rides horribly. I didn't see what my wife saw in the test drive.

Stay AWAY! A/C and air bag problems

3.8
po1968 on 06/07/2013

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 3

After owning a number of Honda's due to their reliability, I finally have a bad one, and it looks like others have the same issue. The A/C compressor went belly up and it's expensive to fix. There was a lawsuit about it, but too late to join [HTML removed.} I also have continued problems with side airbags where I get a message saying that they are turned off. It's been fixed twice and still it comes back. I don't think I'm willing to pay the premium for owning a Honda any longer when other car companies are improving their reliability and cost less.

HONDA JDM <3

3.8
melomelo on 07/12/2012

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 5

Okay so I love LOVE hondas but my crv i bought because i wanted a car that would best fit me and my new family i had a daughter two years ago and i wanted something more reliable and more room well.. of course looks like a mommy car off the bat but drives smooth i just changed my air box my bushings went bad but thats cuz i drove 145000+miles on it so everyday i drive 35 miles going ONE way so in one day its like 70+miles on my car but its built strong i love it i bought the car at 103,000 and i have had it for almost two years i love it! still going strong minor things have to be done like those bushings but its okay i drive alot and any car can last long as long as you MAINTAIN IT!!!

Great Colorado college car

3.3
ftstdnt_andmom on 04/09/2012

Performance: 3 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 3

I'm a full time college student and a mom so this car mostly fits the budget! I bought my car 6years ago with 32,000 miles now it has just over 175,000 (I drive a lot) it's showing it's age now. The biggest problem is the A/C unit. The clutch arm went out 3 years ago and it's just not feasible for me to have it repaired. Not having AC is annoying but not nearly as annoying as 2 complaining kids in the back seat.

Beware of the A/C issues

3.3
ashowee28 on 01/24/2012

Performance: 3 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 2

I bought my CRV used in 2009 when it had 88,000 miles on it. On a trip back from Minnesota to my home state of Ohio, the A/C compressor blew out when we were 3 hours away from home in 95 degree weather!! It cost $750 to fix, even with us having a friend who is a Honda Certified mechanic who did the work for us practically labor-free.Honda knows of the A/C problems and wouldn't help me. Also began to have oil leakage issues and O2 sensor failure (check engine light coming on because of that) around a 100,000 miles. I've owned a lot of Hondas, but this one gave me more trouble than all my others combined. Just traded it in for a '06 Odyssey.

AC drags this guy down

2.1
timjsmith on 11/30/2011

Performance: 3 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 2 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 1

The AC unit in this SUV is the worst. Who cares if you can drive the car for 200,000 miles if every 50,000 you have to shell out 1500 bucks for a total rebuild of the AC unit. The dorks at Honda designed this this to fail, the compressor blows up right into the cooling radiator for the AC. This adds about 400 bucks to your repair total. Honda just settled a class action lawsuit about these crummy AC units. Beware of 2004-2006 CRVs. You need AC more than you might think. You have to get them fixed or you can't drive the car. The belt system requires that the AC unit be connected, and if it blows you cannot use the car.

105000 miles and still loving it

4.4
idg914 on 11/28/2011

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought this CR-V and I don't regret it one bit! At 65000 miles, the AC compressor blew up, I had been warned this might happen with this particular model. My dealer replaced the entire AC system under warranty with no problems after that. 100,000 miles rolled on by and I have never had any issues, mechanical or other with this car. The sunroof is still smooth, no rattles or noises, still solid and smooth. I do wish the seats were more supportive, but that is just about my only complaint. I'm looking to upgrade to a new car next year, and I'm looking forward to the 2012 model.

Great car for the money

4.4
jt17 on 04/14/2011

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought my CRV new and got a good deal--last 2004 on lot and a 5 speed. I get great gas milage because of the standard transmission. When I clean it up, it still looks great. I have only had one problem with it in 7 years, beyond scheduled service. My A.C. unit blew up--literally. I was having problems with it when it was under warrenty. I took it to the dealership and I was told that there was nothing wrong with the A.C. unit. I took it in several times--finally the dealership told me after examining the car under the special "sonic ears"-nothing was wrong. The A.C. unit completely blew a couple months later when the warrenty expired--the cost $2,600 out of pocket.

The Bionic CR-V

4.5
Tracey on 07/27/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

After reading these reviews, I think I have the bionic cr-v. My car just turned over 100,000 while driving it today. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this car. It still looks new. I am JUST now replacing the front brakes after 100,000 miles and replaced the back brakes for the first time less than a year ago. My A/C works better than most cars that are brand new. There is excessive road noise and, true, the gas mileage could be better! My interior and exterior still look new. I don't have children or animals so that may be the reason. I love the inside design with the center tray. I too wish the back door didn't open to the side but that's the least of my desires for a vehicle. I love my car!

AC blows up

2.5
dave on 07/12/2010

Performance: 3 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 2

I had a Honda accord hatchback in the 80's that was great. I bought my wife an 04 c-rv and it held up pretty well until this weekend . At 59,000 miles the ac locked up and the clutch assembly violently was ejected from the car. We limped home from Iowa to Oklahoma,and lo and behold there are at least a thousand other people online that have had similar experiences. Honda, shame on you for not fixing this. Hello Ford, we will be in contact shortly.

2004 cr-v

3
tom-cuse on 03/19/2010

Performance: 2 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 4

Ran great for the first 40,000 miles. Fun to drive, great in the winter (central NY).

Fun Car

4.5
Jackson on 02/26/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought this new and really love it. Love the moon roof, the CD/radio, and the seating configuration options. As a tall guy, I fit in this thing well, even with the moon roof. Towing a U- Haul type trailer on the highway I get a respectable 19mpg at 55mph. Original tires were noisy and rough, but lasted to 50K - replaced with Michelin's. Replaced rear brakes at 72K. MPG have been (very) disappointing - have always beat EPA estimates on other cars. I get almost 25 going to work 7-miles away, but highway mileage is almost 22 on the cruise control. Overall average is 23.7.

I thought this was a Honda.......

3.4
BMWfantic on 02/21/2010

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 2

We thought we were buying a Typical bulletproof Honda in February of 2007 when the car had 18K miles on it and was BABIED for the first owner. The car is comfortable and the interior material is quite good for the price and the car was fairly reliable until about 70K miles. Then the car started jerking when we went about 45 MPH. And the engine check decides when to turn on and off. Turns out the car had a bad 4th gear and needs a new transmission for an outrageous 3500 dollars. What a money. Now we need to dump and get a new car- about 2 years ahead of schedule. This is our first and last Honda. Don't buy these model years- the transmission fail VERY quickly!

It's True...Honda QC is SluMping Fast!

4.3
luvdriving on 02/07/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I miss my 95 Accord. It was by far the best vehicle I have ever owned, selling it with 157,000 miles on it. Drove it Coast to Coast and it NEVER ONCE let me down. The 2004 CRV I have now has 57,000 mi on it. It's not horrible..but not great either: I'm 6'1" and can (NEVER) get comfortable due to the lack of leg room...which is primarily my fault for not taking it on a 100 Mi test drive:).. Right! Everything still works BUT the squeaks and bad rattles are Everywhere!..Including Multiple windows, passenger side belt, the front suspension...Mechanic still can't figure that one out! Interior scratches easily, and loud road noise. I'm selling it for an alternative Colorado friendly car.

No more Honda

2.6
AVillarreal on 01/09/2010

Performance: 3 Comfort: 1 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 1 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 3

Bought SUV brand new. AC went out@ 108000 - Dealer price $4500 out of warranty. Someone else fixed AC for $1500. Engine light stays on continuously, computer attached and fixed twice and engine light goes back on after about a week. Out of pocket $300. Terrible road and wind noise. CD changer went out - $900 dealer, refuse to pay. Never will I buy a Honda again.

Beware of AC compressor

4
ncgator on 11/05/2009

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I have almost 110,000 miles and my AC compressor imploded. I was totally unaware that this was a known issue. Shame on Honda for not doing a recall for this. I called Honda and they denied any knowledge of problems. Pointed out that it was pretty well documented on the web, and asked him for the zone manager name and number. Within 15 minutes I had a call back and was told to bring it in for diagnosis and Honda paid for just over 50% of the repair. Still cost me $750 but at least they admitted there was a defect.

2004 Honda CRV - another problem

4
SMH on 10/19/2009

Performance: 3 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My AC went out around 45000 miles, brakes 46000, check engine light now coming on at 60000 miles - the fix is over $300. I've owned 4-5 Honda sedans and now this CRV. I've never had this many problems with a Honda. Part of the AC was covered by warranty. Nothing else. Beware!

A Keeper

4.4
DDP on 10/06/2009

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Bought brand new. Always follow recommended maintenance and have had zero problems. None at all, still going strong at 105k. Mileage has stayed between 25-28 mpg, very good interior room for its size. Drives nicely for a SUV. Original tires only lasted for 27k, but not the CR- V's fault. Plan on putting a lot more miles on it.

No More Hondas

2.9
D JACK on 09/19/2009

Performance: 3 Comfort: 2 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 1

Bought new in 04. Tires wore out after 20,000 miles. Excessive wind and road noise, rides like a tank, seats are not comfortable. Front struts had to be replaced at 50,000 mi. and yes my air cond. went out at 59000 mi., cost $2800 at dealer. Found someone to fix for $1000. Eng. light keeps coming on and off. No more Hondas.

Great value

4.3
Rich on 09/17/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Cavernous interior for such a small car, with good cargo space and a generous back seat, though taller drivers will want more leg room. Child/booster seats easy to install. Excellent handling: responsive engine, tight turning radius, great visibility and good feedback. Parking in tight spots is easy. AWD saved me on snowy days. MPG is mid 20's. Controls are simple and easy to use in the otherwise spartan interior. Great safety ratings, feels solidly built and proven very reliable after five years.

How Could This Be?

3.8
Eric Chung on 08/15/2009

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I bought my CRV brand new and have always driven it very gently. From day 1, I noticed there is significant wind noise and road noise. I didn't think much of it at first, but then other mysterious noises began to show. I can't get the dealer to figure out where a rattling sound is coming from whenever I drive on rough surfaces. Then there is this high pitch whining noise that is very noticeable when the car is going 40-55mph. They say it's a normal sound from the transmission. I don't believe it because it wasn't there for the first 4 years. And now the car averages 16 mpg. I know there are just annoying problems but they really reduce my enjoyment of driving this Honda.

Into the Shop Every 2 Months...

3.4
JasonK on 07/29/2009

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Overall, my Honda has never died on me. I am a very spirited driver, but there are no excuses for some of the constant repairs being done to my car. I needed a new front axle at 60,000 (living in the NYC metro area, we have those big pot-holes), I have blown about 5 or 6 engine mounts, needed a new transmission at 80,000 miles, needed to replace throttle plate at 15,000 miles, the list goes on, and on. Thank god I used common sense, and bought the extended warranty. It's just a shame the terrible customer service at my local dealer turned me off to Honda, and therefore will probably never buy another Honda again. Was a great car until around the 50,000 mile mark. Then it's all down hill.

Air compressor

3
rtbtexas on 07/19/2009

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 3

My air compressor blew up last year at about 50,000 miles, They replaced the parts for free it cost me about $400 for labor to fix. This year the ac is still not working as well as it did new. I have problems with the cloth falling off the rear door panels. The shifter blocks the a/c for the driver. Poor design. Other than that a good car. I am looking for a car with a better AC.

My last Honda

3.6
Denny on 06/28/2009

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

Great reliable car for about 4 years. It did pretty well in deep snow, had lots of room for hauling just about anything. My A/C exploded at less than 58,000 miles. Honda told me to basically drop dead. There should be a recall on this A/C problem. Honda no longer cares about their customers.

Shame on Honda

2.9
shame on Honda on 06/21/2009

Performance: 2 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

I have been purchasing vehicles for over 30 years, and this is the first new vehicle I've ever bought. It is a total lemon! I am very, very disappointed in Honda as I used to think they were a very reputable company, but not anymore. From just under 10K, I started having oil leaking problems that my whole family would smell and each time I brought the car to the dealer for service, they would fix it temporarily. I have 55K on it now, and over the years I have had the oil pan replaced, the oil line, and the latest adventure was the oil sensor. This is a problem Honda knew about! I'm done with them.

Nice until A/C failed

3.6
JPettibone on 05/13/2009

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 2

I really liked my CR/V until the last few years. 1st, the cabin materials did not wear well. 2nd, the gas mileage seemed to decline over time to the point that I could not get more than 275 miles out of a tank even with highway mileage. 3rd, we had reliability problems. Had a $600 transmission sensor repair last year, and then the A/C compressor imploded and destroyed the entire AC system a few weeks ago. The cost for that repair was quoted at $3800 by the dealer, and American Honda refused to help even though they've helped other customers with this, but left us out to dry despite owing a 06 accord and doing all service for both at the dealer. We're done with Honda for a while.

My first and last Honda

3
Hondas no more on 05/11/2009

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

This Honda is a lemon! Sensors failing, defective parts, high maintenance requirements (rear differential fluid often needs changed), defectively designed A/C system. I will never buy a Honda again. I had a Ford Ranger for 10 years and apart from routine maintenance never had to replace anything. I'm going back to Ford.

A/C compressor blew up at 55k miles

3.1
Ed C on 04/28/2009

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

A/C condenser blew up with 55k miles requiring a complete replacement of the entire A/C system costing $3500. Honda refused to pay for any of the repair costs although this is a common issue. Car had other minor quality defects with the window controls and control panel. I liked the way the car looked and handled but the overall quality for this model is way below what I would expect from any manufacturer.

Air compressor blew up!

3.6
raks on 04/05/2009

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 3

Shame on Honda! My a/c compressor blew up around 58000 miles. Since this was a known problem (read the reviews).. they replaced the parts but refused to pay for the service.. cost me about $500 not including rental car fees for the time it was in the shop and the $200 I spent at a private shop trying to diagnose the problem. (about $800 out of pocket total).

Evil A/C's

3.6
Shawnzee on 03/19/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I bought my 2004 CR-V new and took delivery in Nov. 03. Basically a good car but not a great one. The well known A/C problem became a problem for me in the 90,000 mile range in August. I live in Connecticut and we don't use A/C much but in August you really need it. The repair was $1500 and Honda covered $900 of it as good faith. At about 105,000 the throttle body went and I shelled out $1000 for that repair. Based on the dealers absolute confusion on what was wrong I don't think this was a common occurrence for the CR-V. The sun visor broke off in my hand and cost $100 to replace. The drivers seat belt broke but was covered under the lifetime guarantee on seat belts.

Terrific

4.9
mold on 03/14/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car met my expectations for a mini- SUV perfectly. I also shopped the RAV4; preferred the CRV and have not regretted it. 20-21 mpg in town... 24- 26 mpg highway. No problems in 31+k miles. I have stuffed lumber and furniture into it but also know that it has size limitations and is not a truck.

65k miles and I'm still lovin it!

4.4
Jack on 03/01/2009

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I'm reading that people have had issues with their A/C but mine works as good now as it did when I first bought it. The engine still purrs and the transmission is as smooth as silk. I put a heavy-duty hitch on it and haul approx. 1700lbs on occasion without any hesitation from the engine. Routine maintenance, good mpg and decent fit and finish continues to make my CR-V a winner for me. Just to add, mine was assembled in England and the engine/transmission were manufactured in Japan. Maybe this makes a difference.

Great car

5
starfisher on 02/27/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Our CR-V has been a dream to own. We've had no problems whatsoever with regular maintenance. We love the layout of the interior and all of the cargo space, not to mention the gas mileage. I'd buy this car again and recommend it to friends and family.

Great design, terrible gas mileage

3.5
Santa Barbara on 12/29/2008

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Love the car for its utility and versatility. it can carry three mountain bikes in the back and is great for our big dog. But the low gas mileage shocked us - 15 mpg for largely suburban driving (school runs, errands etc.) Has done really well off road when we've needed it to, and handled very well in snow and ice, with and without chains. The super expensive ($500) oxygen sensor went out just after the warranty expired and that was a disappointment.

Never another Honda

4
John Grogard on 12/06/2008

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Gas mileage much lower than what I was originally told, too frequent on the fill ups. Acceleration weak but tolerable, car runs smooth. Speakers make a buzzing sound. Car jack difficult to crank, panel that holds jack regularly opens and jack slides out. At 62,000 miles radiator, engine heads and all radiator hoses all broke at once just months after the full 60,000 mile service overhaul.

Crooks

2.1
jim on 10/20/2008

Performance: 3 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 2 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 1

Like most people with a Honda 03-05 my family has air problems. Last week the condenser exploded, and not only ruined a $300 condenser but did a few thousand dollars in damage. What kind of idiot designs something so that when it breaks it tears up the entire product? If you don't believe this try to use your defroster this winter with the ac not working. This is a known Honda problem that they refuse to fix [via several web sites]. Anyone that has paid out of pocket needs to go to Honda lawsuit and help get everyone's money back and save others from this problem. It's defective equipment. They are ripping the public off .

Probably Not Again

2.9
Scott on 09/26/2008

Performance: 3 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 3

I bought this vehicle new in Nov. 2003. I now have 98,000 miles on the car. At 97,000 miles the entire A/C compressor, clutch and coils blew. After fighting with Honda they ended up paying $600 or the $1500 price tag to replace the A/C. The cars fit and finish are sub par for a Japanese car. Squeak and rattles abound. The exterior paint is easily scratched. Honda has known about the faulty A/C problems with the CR-V but refuses to extend the warranty on them. I owned 2 Subaru's before this car and will go back to Subaru once this car dies for good. Honda gets high marks in most of these postings but most of the postings are from people who just bought their cars.

Almost 4 yrs later and going strong.

4.3
michelleinmo on 09/17/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 2 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Have leased this vehicle for nearly 4 yrs now and it's been pretty good! No mechanical issues or anything and at 42K miles it's still going strong. We are upgrading to a new 2009 Pilot and I'll miss the zippiness of my CR- V! What I won't miss is the discomfort of the driver's seat. I can't get any lumbar support and the seats just seem small. My son sits in his car seat forward facing in the back passenger side and therefore the passenger seat needs to be nearly all the way forward in the front, total pain. Love all the cargo space!

Less than thrilled

3.9
Artman on 08/30/2008

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5

Today is my CR-V's 4th birthday and I have noticed fading paint, rock chips on the nose that have started to rust, and scratches all over the car. This alone will bring my resale value down at least $2000. I will take the vehicle into Honda but I'm sure they will not take care of it. I would recommend not buying the midnight blue pearl color. Better yet buy a Toyota.

Loyal Honda Owner

4.1
msln on 08/27/2008

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 3

Bought new in '04. At 71,000 miles, the A/C compressor blew, contaminating the whole system. Estimates cost anywhere from $1800-3000 to fix.

Shame on American Honda !

4
formerhondafan on 08/09/2008

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 2

As a huge Honda fan and owner for the last 15 years, I was thrilled when I bought my 04 CR-V. Sadly, that excitement only lasted as long as the warranty. 2000 miles past the warranty it just stopped running. Took it took the dealer and they said it was a "sensor" and it cost me $280! But as frustrating as that was, it pales to what just happened to me. Just like all the other CR-V owners out there, my AC compressor blew up, and American Honda just snubbed their nose at me like they have every other owner. Shame on you Honda! Fortunately, my dealership helped me out with the whopping $3,000 bill, but Honda is doing nothing to help its loyal fans. As a result, I am selling all of mine!

Dependable Car but short-lived AC

3.8
Yam on 08/04/2008

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 4

I have my CR-V now for almost 4 years and I'm happy with it. But just 3 days ago, the AC system gave up at 49,000 miles. Mechanic told me to take it to the dealership because he'd seen at least 4 Hondas with the same problem. The dealership, after contacting Honda, decided to charge me just $160 to change the whole AC system as they realized that this thing has been becoming too common for 3 to 4 yr. old CR-Vs. If ever your CR-V AC gives up on you, contact the dealership before shelling out thousands of dollars at private auto shops. Big chance they will cover it for you even if your car is passed the warranty period.

A C problem after only 36,000 miles

3.1
Martha Christensen on 07/26/2008

Performance: 2 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 3

My whole ac unit in my cr-v crystallized after only 4 years old and only 36,000 miles. If I would not have had extended warranty on this car I would have to have paid $4,000.00 to fix it! This is terrible.The mechanic that fixed it said all honda cr-sv do this after 35,000- 45,0000 miles! This is terrible! I am not a happy Honda owner now! Martha Christensen

Beware of Air Compressor

3.8
fored on 07/16/2008

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 4

Yes, the air conditioning unit will fail abruptly. Just my luck it blew out in mid-July in CA. I took it to the family mechanic who said this was the 4th CR-V he's seen recently with this exact problem. Bottom line-you can get a new compressor for $250-$800 (depending where you get it), but it's the WHOLE UNIT that needs to be repaired. After so many complaints, Honda still does not have a recall on it. I can go with mechanic who will charge me $1,300. Others that have gone to dealer pay about $3,000. I called my dealer and was told they'd try their best "to take care of it" for me with "no additional cost." We'll see after I take it in. Brakes have also been repaired a couple times.

Great SUV

4.3
Brian D. on 07/03/2008

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5

The vehicle has been all that I expected and more. I am not one of the morons who buy a car thinking that I will never have a problem. The few issues that I had were either diagnosed as normal or fixed under the warranty. The CR-V is a pleasure to own and drive. It handles well and is good on gas. I am 6'-3" and fit in the car well. The interior is well designed (except the silly gear shift lever) and comfortable. The sound system is great. The sun roof is a great feature, never a leak. The fold down tray between the front seats is very handy. There is great small item storage. Mechanically, it is a solid car. Take care of it and it will run and run and ...

Good choice!

4.6
bshannon on 06/11/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This suv is fun to drive, has plenty of room. It's a bit noisy, but way less than any truck I've owned. Bought it with the miles of 2006 (as an '04 in 2008), and am very happy with it.

OIL SENSORS

3.9
SOUP FAMILY on 05/29/2008

Performance: 3 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

We are very disappointed in our CR-V. It is our first Honda. Even with perfect maintenance, we have had two oil sensors go out which causes the engine to choke. We were traveling at 70 mph the second time and were almost hit. We have had to replace the cam shafts also which is very unusual. At 65000 miles, our air conditioner blew a whole in the condenser. As you can see, we feel ours was built on a Friday at 3:00 p.m.!

Love the Car, Hate American Honda

4.4
Carrie on 05/21/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

Bought this car brand new in 2004. Have loved it ever since. Live in MI so more cold than warmth. Great car for the snow.AC just blew up on the road in the middle of Nov07. Wasn't even being used.Car has 104,000 miles on it. Called Honda after researching and finding out this a well known problem w/ the Air Compressors. Honda said because the dealer found clutch in April of 08 Rusted out in my bumper my car must have been in a collision. HELLO! Salt, SNOW.Yeah it rusted. No GOODWILL WARRANTY FOR ME. I have never had a single warranty claim and Honda can't help me out. Car has NEVER been in an accident. If I lived in Florida this would have happened a lot sooner. Will not buy a Honda again!

A nice, cute and solid car

4.9
Scall0way on 05/07/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought this car after deciding to downsize from my Dodge Caravan, but I still needed room for my 3 dogs. This car holds the dogs, and all my stuff, and I still love driving it after 4 years. I had to replace the original tires after 33,000 miles but other than that have had to do nothing but regular oil changes and recommended service. I hope to keep and drive it for many years to come.

Cant beat the Heat

3.6
Fla Rider on 04/23/2008

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 2

AC Compressor needs to last more than 47,000 miles. Bought the car recently at 46,500. Less than 1000 miles ac went out. Where is the Honda reliability???

Bad AC

3.8
Josh on 04/05/2008

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 3

I just purchased a 2004 Honda crv lx.. Had owned 3 Toyotas previously. And a Honda Prelude at one time. Was always reliable. I thought the same would be true for the Honda crv. I was mistaken. Bought it with 46,500 miles. AC went out at 47,400. Never had this problem with my Toyotas or my 1988 Honda prelude. Very disappointed. Starting to Wonder why I am considering imports anymore. Reliability is not the same but they are still at a premium in cost.

Mostly happy

4.1
Kat on 04/03/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 4

We've had this CRV for 4 years now; for the most part we're happy with it. But, paint application is so weak that a simple fingernail rub or anything brushing by scratches deeply, and bugs splatted on the hood during a long trip ate to the metal by the time we got home. Interior plastic is the same story. We've had to replace the tires, battery, and muffler (our 92 Honda Accord has never needed a muffler replacement). It was out of warranty, but Amer Honda gave us 50% off. So why is repl muffler a lifetime warranty? Ave city mileage: 18-20. Ave highway: 25-27, depending on A/C usage. This unit was manufactured in the United Kingdom.

Great vehicle!!

5
taylor on 01/10/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I owned a Honda CRV EX for 3 years. It was a great, dependable SUV. I never had any problems with it. The only thing that was going out was my driver side automatic window, which does not cost too much to repair. I recently traded it in for a minivan because of my growing family, but I will really miss my CRV!

Economy yes, not fun to drive, loud!

3.4
pmcg on 11/11/2007

Performance: 4 Comfort: 2 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I bought this CRV for reliability and economy. This car has performed these functions well. The gas mileage is slightly lower than the EPA estimates. The CRV is great in the parking lot, small and maneuverable. The problems are these: This is the loudest car I've ever been in. The road noise drowns out all conversation. The seats are very hard and make long drives even more uncomfortable. The car even looks kind of wimpy, too. The fuel indicator also shows empty when there is more than 25% of a tank left.(the tank isn' big to begin with) After 3 years I have had enough. I will trade off a little mileage for comfort and styling.

Air Conditioner Out in TX at 42,000 mi

3.1
Plano on 08/31/2007

Performance: 3 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 2

I have owned an Accord and a Civic. Who would think to buy an extended warranty on a Honda? Not me. I certainly didn't think my air conditioner would go out at only 42,000 miles. My sister's friend also has a crv 2004 whose air went out and it cost her 3,000.

awful little tourture box

2.6
Sean on 08/25/2007

Performance: 2 Comfort: 1 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 1 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 2

We purchased this car new and for the first 10k miles it was fine. We chose the manual because of gas milage ect. but we never drove one upon ordering this one (mistake). The shifter is so vauge, acceleration is the worst, downshifting will not slow the vehicle, and finally it does this weird jerky thing while accelerating (the tachometer is not smooth and you can watch it stick at an rpm). The seats are the hardest most unsupportive seats for any type of longdistace driving. Steering wheel is falling apart. And lastly the a/c compressor just died last week, honda says it will be $1400 to fix. this is our second honda that the a/c died after three years. Verry disapointed

3 Year Review

4.8
Pizzo on 05/31/2007

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

50k miles in 3 years. Excellent SUV for the money and every for every positive comment posted on this site. Mileage is very dependent on how you drive, I average 21 for city driving. I've owned 5 Honda cars and the CRV is by far the most intelligently designed, easy to drive vehicle I've ever owned. When do you ever hear from people on how easy and fun a car is to drive? It's so true. At 50k miles, I'm having to replace 1st set of tires and brakes, nothing else so far.

Honda SUV

4.9
Sambo on 12/09/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I can't compare it with cars I have not driven but it is a great car. It compares favorably withe Acuras I have owned.

Very Happy with my CR-V

4.8
Laura in Hampton, VA on 12/01/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We purchased a Honda CR-V EX a few weeks ago and have been extremely satisfied with it. It handles very smoothly and the exterior looks pretty darn sharp. We traded in our 2005 Toyota Corolla as we have a 6 month old daughter and needed extra room. The safety features (front and side airbags, ABS, etc) are very important to us which is why we went with the EX model. Overall we are very happy with our decision.

A great all around vehicle

4.5
Road Warrior on 11/22/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I am and outside sales rep and bought the CRV because of the combination of price, visibility & dependability. I worked in Los Angeles and sold to trucking companies so parking was a premium, I could park in the smallest of spots. With all the dead end streets and the front wheels 12 inches behind the bumper I rarely had to back up to complete my turns. The CRV is smooth as silk on the open highway. I have 90k on my two year old CRV and it runs the same as new. I did two things to improve mileage, power & economy. I put platinum 4 plugs in and I always use mid-grade gas. The extra 10 cent per gallon is more than made up for with the benefit of the extra 6 miles per gallon. Very peppy now!!!

love my honda

4.9
taya on 11/18/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I owned an Oldsmobile Bravada prior to the Honda. I traded in the Olds for the Honda to gain better gas mileage...and what a difference it made, I was averaging 11 MPH in town and 19 on the highway in the Olds...with the Honda I average 22 in town and 25-29 on the highway depending on conditions.

Excellent SUV

5
Honda CRV EX on 10/21/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Incredible all round CR-V in mud, snow, open road. Comfort and dependability 9 plus. Economy 8 plus. Great SUV

2004 Honda CRV EX

4.8
Leo on 09/14/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Excellent overall smaller SUV. MPG should be better for a 4 cyl. Lacking some power, vehicle should have been a 6 cyl

This vehicle is fun to drive!

4.8
sotexphan on 08/11/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have owned Honda's for the past 6 years. I just trader my 3rd Accord for my Green CRV. Now, don't get me wrong, the Accord is the Grand-daddy for sure but I just love my CRV! It is fun to drive, I can fit a lot of stuff in there (especially my bike). We recently went on a trip and could fit everything in the back w/o any problems. It rides great and has a smooth transmission. I like the driving position and there is a lot of interior room especially in the back seat.

lot of car, little money

4.4
isides on 07/07/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've had this car almost two years now and I can say this is best car I've ever owned. I had a 97 blazer before this and I must say the rear leg room is far more than the blazer, not as much front leg room but it's a smaller vehcile. The shifter coming out of the dash takes getting used to but I love the placement now. All around a wonderful car.

Good & Bad

3.8
shawn on 06/21/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

This vehicle typically gets rave reviews. I have a few gripes. The interior plastics grow old quickly. Too many rattles and road noise in the cabin. Pluses are a smooth auto transmission, convenient tumble forward rear seats and excellent side panel rubber molding to prevent door dings. My CR-V had a failed drivers seatbelt, replaced free (after waiting a month) and an airbag recall. Very poor MPG- expect 18-19 on average in combination driving. If you're used to driving a sedan this vehicle takes some getting used to. As far as reliability, it has been all Honda-no problems.

CR-V EX

5
Andrea on 06/02/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is the best car I have ever owned. It is so fun to drive! I was hesitant about the 5-speed but that made it even more fun. It is also Honda reliable. No problems so far!

2004 CR-V

4.3
jr on 05/06/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I traded in a Tahoe for the CR-V mostly for the better mileage. I'm getting 21 in town and 27-28 on the highway. I plan to upgrade the standard cloth seats to leather because that's what I miss most about the Tahoe. I'm impressed with the sportiness of the CR-V, and I like the ability to customize it with OEM and non-Honda parts.

Love that CRV

4.8
Beth G. on 04/21/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is my second CRV and fourth Honda. I bought the first CRV model offered in 1997 and turned it in on the 2004 model. Wonderful vehicle. It can haul almost anything a truck can and it's much more fuel efficient. The engine in the 2004 is an improvement....quite peppy. Love the sunroof and raised back seat. I never worry about mechanical problems. It's a Honda. I'll always have one in the family.

CRV from Guatemala

4.3
Julio Galicia on 03/31/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Pretty Good, the only issue is that the EPA numbers do not match with the real life. Mine is doing like 20 or 21. This estimate should include results at different altitudes.

The Chevy Vega of the New Millenium

3.5
Michael on 03/27/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 1

At a little over 18,000 miles this piece of junk needed its transmission and fuel injectors replaced. Now a few days and a few hundred miles after getting it back from the dealer, it appears to need yet another transmission as well as rear brake work (it was fine when it went in). This vehicle was delivered with some type of adhesive spots all over it, presumably from the delivery plastic. We had a roof rack installed at the dealer. This rack does not appear to fit properly, so I fear it is lacking in structural integrity, so we do not use it. The vehicle rattles and shakes at every opportunity. So much for reading Consumer Reports and following their "Best Buy" recommendation.

Excellent

5
04 CR-V on 03/11/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Everything about this vehicle is great. I have not had one problem with it. I am in the Military and in Germany, I average 100 mph on the autobahn. It handles great. Gas mileage is outstanding. It is a little noisy but nothing that is annoying. The vehicle is roomy, quick and comfortable. Traded in a gas hog (Chevy Tahoe) in for it. My wife and I are glad we did. I recommend this vehicle to anyone

Nice Little SUV

4.5
Hal on 01/16/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

First, the 2004 is a great improvement over the 2001 CRV we owned. More powerful, less buzzy engine, more comfortable seats, better brakes, seats fold easier and tumble all the way forward, better quality interior materials, easier to use tailgate. Glad Honda moved the window controls off the dash and back to the door panel armrest where they belong. Vehicle is based more on the Accord and less on the Civic in terms of styling, features, engine. Much nicer design, more elegant, less utilitarian. Great value for the $$$.

Very reliable truck

5
luis on 01/08/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Quality control is excellent. I own 3 hondas, no complaints at all. They're built to last forever, as long as you keep up with their regular maintenance. 5 Speed tranny is the best,very smooth, very powerful, it's a honda.

Great Little SUV

4.4
JohnK on 12/19/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Easy to drive and economical. No problems in two years of local driving. This is our third Honda and I would recommend it to anyone.

Love It!

4.9
C on 12/14/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

This is my third CRV and I can't imagine driving anything else. I don't notice any problem with the tires like others have said. Excellent cargo capacity. Lots of little places to store things like maps, change, plenty of cup holders

Best all around SUV

4.5
Hondaman on 11/15/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Own my CRV for 18 months now and it is all that I expected and more. Extremely user friendly interior with plenty of cargo space. Front seat should slide back an inch or two more for extra driver legroom. Rear seats are very comfortable and roomy. Road noise can be quite intrusive and the poor standard tires don't help. Very happy with the gas mileage average of 22 MPG. AWD activates smoothly on slippery road surfaces. Handling is good but a bit tippy in hard cornering. Would highly recommend this vehicle because of its excellent versatility, build quality, value and reliability.

Quality, Quality, Quality!

4.6
ROB on 11/04/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Car quality is exceptional. The engine is okay, but could use a few more horses. Very comfortable.

our Honda

4.4
AB_ALL_DA_WAY on 10/30/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

A reliable vehicle, but does not win any awards for its appearance. I haul my drums around in it along with people, so it is a functional vehicle. No bells and whistles, just a functional car. Dont expect it to be like a luxury SUV, because it is quite simple and plain. I would recomend it to anyone who want a functional, reliable car/SUV.

Excellent Versatility

4.9
CR-V Owner on 10/07/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Have had the CR-V for almost 2 years now, and am still thrilled with it. Comfortable daily driver and can fit just about anything into it. Some wind noise from the A pillar. I'm 5'10" and wouldn't mind an extra inch of leg room up front. Rear seats are cavernous. Have driven 5 adults buckeled in quite comfortably. Better gas mileage than most SUV's. Have seen as high as 26 mpg on a highway trip, as low as 20 mpg around town. Average about 23 mpg combined. AWD feature has activated in snow and heavy rains. Sound system is great. I would buy another CR-V in a heartbeat and would recommend it to anyone wanting a versatile vehicle that gets decent gas mileage and doesn't need to tow anything.

Very dissappointed

3.5
Katinka2420 on 09/10/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 1

I bought my very first new Honda and everything went wrong with it rotors, starter, emergency brake was never even hooked up. Every time I had to get its scheduled maintenance I didn't have my vechicle for few days due to mechanical probs. The civic w/ 227,000 miles I traded in was more reliable. I just recently got rid of it because Honda Corp. was willing to do NOTHING to help me with my issues. Very disappointed, always loved honda, had to switch to Toyota.

just OK

3.1
lisa on 06/28/2005

Performance: 3 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 1 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 4

I'm not sure what all the rave is about and why the CRV gets such high marks. This is certainly a practical car, but it doesn't have much power and doesn't handle all that well. I've had issues with turning and accelerating, especially on wet surfaces. And this car is NOISY. The noise from tires and wind while driving is very loud. I much preferred the Jeep Liberty for pep, , sturdiness, handling and fun, but it did not get good gas mileage so I had to trade it for the CRV. I'm disappointed but today, fuel economy is the most important factor for me. But that even suffers tremendously when using the air conditioning.

Expectations Met

4.8
almac on 04/26/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Replaced a '97 Explorer on 06/04, 17,500 miles now. Fuel economy improved to 26 mpg @75 mph and 22 mpg in town. Interior room a plus, excellent width and cargo capacity. Seamless auto tranny, meat locker A/C in hot FL summer. Cruises great at 80 mph. Agile in traffic. Would buy again.

Versatile SUV

4.6
2004CRVinSC on 04/10/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

After debating for months between the Odyssey, Sienna and CRv we decided to bo with the CRV and have not regretted it. It can be a tight squeeze sometimes to take a newborn, 60 lb dog, 2 adults and the associate junk on a trip but it does fit. The specs on the car say 21 city and 25 highway but a little over 23 is the most I've gotten in 7000 miles and 20 is the least. The mileage does seem to be improving as it gets older and is at about 22.5 now. It performs well in bad weather and feels like a car most of the time. The ride isn't as smooth as a car but what do you expect? The ride is definitely better than other SUVs I have ridden in recently including the 4runner and explorer.

This is the best small SUV bar none

5
brad on 03/25/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Just enough room for everything and just small enough to go anywhere. Honda hit the interior on the head with a different but fun design. This is one of the purchases I will never regret. It even holds its value, not to mention worth its weight in gold as far as gas prices go.

Love my cr-v

5
mvidac on 03/18/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

As a 3 time Honda owner (Accords and a Civic), I decided to take the plunge into the world of the small SUV. Boy am I glad I did! I will never go back! Excellent milage. Looks great, feels great, tons of space! I love my little baby!!!

Good in a way, bad in another

2.8
XL on 03/17/2005

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 2 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 4

When the vehicle was first purchased, I loved it. Over time, I'd say within a year the traction feel slipped dramatically. The seats and carpeting were immediately in need of new installation. Overall, I've probably replaced about 6 parts in this vehicle over a period of 2 years.

good pick

4.9
sted on 02/24/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Easy and fun to drive, great in the snow. good acceleration and brakes. safety features are impressive. Had an oil leak within first month, I believe it is a manufacturing problem with the original oil filter (put on too tight) on the O ring (this is where some of those fires occured), fixed under warranty. It has been great. Expected a little better in gas mileage. Remove the center headrest for better visibility.

Bad Brakes

3.4
abwilson on 01/27/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

With only 3000 miles on the vehicle, it has been in for repairs 3 times. All of which are brake related. Rear brakes had to be replaced already. It's a fun to drive mini Suv, when it isn't in the shop. Very disappointed because it is unreliable. I will never own another Honda.

Ron's Honda Review

5
2004 Honda CR-V on 01/22/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Looks good, handles very well, comfortable and economic for an SUV. Like it a lot and will purchase another after three years.

LOVE IT !!!!!!!

5
YOUNG MOM on 01/03/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I AM A YOUNG MOTHER WHO WASNT READY TO GIVE UP ON SMALL CARS FOR AN SUV. I HAVE HAD MY CRV FOR 6 MNTHS AND I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT. THE AMOUNT OF SPACE IT HAS IS INCREDIBLE AND U CAN'T BEAT THE PRICE. I HAVE NO COMPLAINTS AND WOULD NOT TRADE IN MY CRV FOR ANY OTHER SUV.

LoveMyCRV

5
LoveMyCRV on 01/02/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The CRV is fun to drive and easy to handle. This is my first vehicle with anti-lock brakes and I won't buy another vehichle without them. The CRV has great storage built-in and the picnic table has proved to be useful on several occasions.

Ron`s Car

4.3
Ron D. on 01/01/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Great car to drive(fun), solid,very reliable, maintenance free, good style. Would recommend to buy. Feel very safe in vechicle, Wife`has no fear of driving in the snow.

Great SUV

4.9
stevem on 12/28/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My wife needed to trade in her Accord for something with a little more room. We looked at the Pilot, but was too big, and was worried the CR-V was too small. Thankfully, not the case. Very powerful 4 cylinder engine, and pretty fun to drive. Handles much better than I expected. I drive a Civic, and would never hammer corners in the CR-V that way, but I don't think that should count against it. It handles curves well, and rides like a car. Very comfortable on a recent 6 hour trip. The split seats that roll forward are very versatile, making it easy to "stow & go". Nice to have the 6 disc changer, although the sound system is a step down from her Accord. We miss the big gas tank too.

Fun, peppy, spacious

5
J. Casale on 12/28/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I found what I was looking for in the CR-V: reliability, economy, multi- functional space in a sporty design. I bought a 2001 in 2003 with 58,000 miles and have never had any malfunctions. The only time I'm in for service is for routine maintanence. It is used like a sedan mostly with 2-3 of us riding. Ocassionally it is loaded like a truck for camping or other trips and it always handle well, no matter what the load.

CRV owner

4.9
Renee on 12/28/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I went to the dealer's to purchase a Civic and left with a CRV. Once I drove it, I was sold on it. It actually drives like a car, but you sit up a bit higher. It was not difficult to get used to driving it.

Solid Car, Great Value

4.8
jimhoss88 on 12/28/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I travel extensively for business and have put 20000 miles on the CRV in the first year. The CRV is a sturdy car. It cools quickly in summer and heats quickly in winter. The handling is solid. The driver's seat could use some additional lumbar support. Road noise is pronounced. Back seat is very comfortable for adults--I'm 6 feet tall and have no trouble riding in the back. I wish the mileage was a little better. I've maxed out at 24 mpg on long trips. In addition to being my primary work car, it's the alternate family vehicle (our other is a 2000 Odyssey). No problem with 3 kids in tne back. I'm very pleased overall with the CRV.

"Love This Car"

5
Carolyn Walton on 12/28/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car was a retirement gift to myself and I love it. It performs superbly on the road, its comfortable and looks good. Very easy to handle for a female.

A fun, zippy ride....

4.6
Mother's taxi on 12/28/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Purchased this car for around town driving for the family, and am very pleased with not only the way it handles and its ability to fit into tight spots, but also its fuel economy as well as its nimble acceleration.The visibility is especially good on all sides, owing to large windows and windshield. Sitting up higher than regular cars also provides a better sight line. The interior design makes for comfortable driving, but I would not plan a long drive (6 hours +) in this car. All in all, a good family car with room for extra gear in both the back and on the optional roof rack

watch the wipers.

3.8
KPM on 12/28/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 2 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is all utility. It's a bumpy ride for the passengers. My husband and dogs all get sick in the car. The deep hollow for the windshield wipers holds the snow and ice, and your wipers are too deep to dig out! They get frozen in there. They ought to do a safety recall!

See our V !

4.4
don on 12/28/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

From the day we first picked up our new CRV we felt very comfortable in it. The Honda CRV replaced our family mini-van of ten years; we were so surpirsed to find that we didn't lose any functionality but gained versatility and economy. The CRV's little extras like stow away picnic table, multpole cup holders and center console flip-up table are very appreciated. The CRV handles well on the road and has ample pick up on the interstate for a 4 cylinder vehicle. The car's AWD handles well in snow yet gets great gas mileage. The seats could be a little more comfortable for long trips. Otherwise the CRV is terrifc value and a lot of fun. No wonder there are so many on the road.

Our second CRV

4.9
Frank Iverson on 12/28/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Picked a CRV again because of interior space and our delight with our first six Hondas. Had a blowout at 70 mph on the left front wheel, and the car never swerved. All controls easy to reach and recognize by feel.

Great Vehicle for Illinois Driving

5
Ken Kraus on 12/28/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We like the all year durability of the the Honda CR-V. It's perfect for the Chicagoland climate.

I LOVE MY CR-V!!

5
KT on 12/28/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is my 2nd CR-V to own.. I recommend it to all my friends. It offers so much space/storage but does not feel too big to handle. I can park in any space! The pick-up improved with the newer style. My old CR-V (2001) was the old body style w/4 cyl and NO pick-up. I always said I would not be the 1st off the light but would outlast any of them! Honda quality can not be beat! The acceleration in the new body style is a welcome change and was the only thing I felt needed to be improved! Thanks Honda for making an excellent, yet still affordable Compact SUV! GREAT JOB!

Gotta Love It

4.6
Mary Jane on 12/28/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

So far, so good. I like the performance and reliability, the seat height, the comfort of the drive, the feel in snow, the compactness of it, the center folding tray, the under the passenger seat drawer, the little closing bin under the dashboard cup holder, the color (chianti red) and so on...

Pretty Good SUV

4.1
Rita Greig on 12/28/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

Pretty good overall SUV - A few design flaws such as the Gear Shift new to the Radio and the weak Roof Rack. It has some pretty good get-up-and-go for the a 4 Cylinder - Very impressive...

loving the CRV

5
Wanita on 12/28/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

After owning other Honda models, Toyotas, and a Chevy S-10... I found that the Honda CRV is the right combination for me. It offers plenty of passenger room, as well as interior / climate controlled cargo room. There are lots of thoughtful features, plenty of cupholders and power outlets, great A/C. The fuel economy and power are much better than the S-10. The CRV offers excellent visibility... no squinting through tiny back or side windows.

just right

4.9
laura on 12/28/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

MY CRV IS JUST THE PERFECT CAR .... NOT A GAS GUZZLER, BUT YET SUBSTANTIAL ENOUGH TO PROTECT ME IN 3 CAR ACCIDENTS AND NOT RIDICULOUSLY EXPENSIVE TO REPAIR. ALSO IT IS EASY TO GET IN AND OUT OF.

Most enjoyable

5
John Buzek on 12/28/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Most enjoyable vehicle I have driven for work in 25 years. Handles great and gas mileage is good around town. Viewing while driving is great.

I Luv my CRV

5
Dede on 12/28/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have had my CRV for 4 months and I love it. It is fun to drive, dependable and gets great gas mileage. We took a 4,000 vacation over Thanksgiving and it held the road great and was comfortable. We really enjoyed our trip and our Honda CRV. It has all the pick up speed you need for city freeway driving and a great ride overall on the highways. My daughter has a 1997 Honda with over 200,000 miles and it still drives like a champ. Sure seems like a good deal to me!

HONDA Rules

5
MTM47 on 12/28/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is our first HONDA and it lives up to it's excellent reputation. Well built, quiet, stylish..a real pleasure to drive!

Short of expectations

3
Kent on 12/27/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 3

Styling and driving pleasure are the strong points but gas mileage and build quality are way below Honda's usual efforts. Mileage averages 17/21. Lowest has been 16/20. Never over 19/23. Dealer says that's normal and won't note the complaint on a work order. Door and both side mirrors rattle/shake at hwy speeds and there's a rattle in the dash. Mirrors have been tightened twice. Radio is horrible. If this were a Kia I'd rate it a 7 overall for having exceeded my expectations. But it's way short of expectations for a Honda. I wonder if assembly in England could account for the poor build quality as I recall the poor quality of MG, TRiumph, etc. Fun to drive, but I wouldnt want to own one.

Great Car

4.3
Goody on 12/24/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Mine is relatively new, with only 7,000 miles, but so far it has been great. The only drawbacks are that it doesn't get quite the gas mileage that I thought it might and the seats get in the way of seeing out the sides and back. Other than that it is another great Honda product.

best honda i've ever owned

5
tom aiello on 12/24/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

the crv is just fun to drive, look good drives great. no problems what so ever

Love CRV

5
Sam on 12/22/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We have been very happy with our CRV because it seems to be the perfect practical car for travel or short trips around town.

The Good and The Bad

4.4
EA Williams on 12/22/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

This is a great town car with lots of pluses and a few minuses.

Fun to drive, great car

4.6
fred717 on 12/12/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Traded a 1999 Olds Bravada for the CRV. Wanted a car with better mileage and better reliability. I found it in the CRV. I was afraid that going from a loaded luxurious SUV to the CRV might be a mistake, but after driving it for the last 3 months, I am far from disappointed. The CRV handles better than the Bravada, feels much more secure at highway speeds, and is simply a joy to drive. It’s handling in city driving is excellent. It feels tight in turns and starts and stops quickly. The ride is not as soft as the Bravada, but then again, I didn’t expect it to be as soft. I’m very happy with this car. I intend to keep it for several years.

Great car, great value

4.5
bpeterson27 on 11/13/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We have put on 3000 miles during the past month. 4WD engages seamlessly. Fuel economy in city is 23, at 65 mph is 21, 70 mph is 20 - disappointing only in that Honda estimates are typically spot-on. 26 isn't going to happen. Plenty of power, room, fair visibility. Fog lights, rear deflector, front mud flaps excellent add-ons. Rear wiper is intermittent- only and not adequate in wet climate. Big blind spots left and right rear. Removed center rear headrest, but no place other than well provided to store it. Driver seat hard on back on long highway hauls. Noise level was surprisingly high.

2004 CR-V EX

4.6
Yamaha on 11/12/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Overall a reliable SUV for the money. Very good exterior style and comfortable yet noisy (road noise) interior. I look at Ford, Toyota and Honda and found the Honda CR-V to be the best overall value.I have driven the SUV for 3 months and 4400 miles and I am pleased with the vehicle.

Great Purchase

4.9
fockerRN on 11/09/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

What a great surprise this CR-V is. I was looking for an SUV in the $20K range with a 5-speed and 4-wheel drive. This fit the bill perfectly. It drives just like a car with a commanding seating position. The handling is very car-like and stable; it never feels tippy or anything like that. The interior is much bigger than you would expect from the outside. The backseat is massive, and when you flip the seats away, the cargo area is huge. This is the benchmark for small SUVs. The 5-speed gearbox is slick and precise; there is absolutely no reason to spend $800 on the automatic. Although the overall rating won't come out as a 10, it definetly is a 10

Great Mini SUV

4.9
Der_Kommissar on 11/03/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought this car for the large interior space, small exterior size, and fuel mileage. It has delivered on all fronts. You really can't go wrong with this car, as long as you accept that it's not a true off roader.

Great Car

5
griffing on 10/30/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is such a great car for the money!!! Acceleration is awesome for a 4 cylander, and the gas mileage is great too. Very roomy and queit ride. I love the fold down seat configurations.

Good practical transportation

4.6
DantheHondaDrivinMan on 10/27/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Its a great car, and a fantastic redesign over the 1999 I used to have, for roughly the same price. The front seats weren't made for tall people unfortunately (I'm only 5'10" and could use another inch or so of leg room). Only gets 23-24mpg, but for an SUV that's not too bad. Overall I'm very happy with it.

Love my CRV & all Hondas

4.9
RMSNJ on 10/23/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

As per all of my previous experiences, Honda has again built a quality car that is fun to drive, priced right and reliable. This car is just the right size and performs very well. Enough power and great handling. Appearance is fabulous! I continue to be a satisfied Honda owner and cannot imagine buying anything else, except, maybe, a Lexus at some point.

My first Honda

4.6
Shar on 10/21/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have only owned the CR-V for 2 weeks now and love it. I am looking forward the seeing how it handles in the snow this coming winter. I am disappointed in the gas mileage, and think some of the " options" should be standard.

More Fun Than I First Thought...

4.6
DesertDweller on 10/18/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Size, handling, quality, it's all here. I bought this as a "work wagon" for the office. I have been "stealing" it more and more. If you aren't a serious off-roader, and want a reliable, not-too-big SUV, that's a joy to drive, this is the one for you. Its good for taking the occasional foray into the woods, mountains or desert dirt road. Honda even includes a hidden pic-nic table in the back! I have owned serious, big SUV's, and this isn't for serious off-roading. But it is a spacious, comfortable rig that does fit 5 comfortably, and 4 with some luxry. Rear seats recline AND move forward and back. They also "tumble" forward, against the front seats for lots of cargo space. But it!

2004 Honda EX AWD

4.9
RSC3 on 10/17/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We saw this vehicle side by side at an annual auto viewing...nothing compares with the CRV dollar for dollar

Great SUV

4.4
Big boy on 10/17/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I love my CRV so far I looked at alot of others and this one was the best bang for the buck. Feul mileage was one of my gripes but then i reminded myself this is a SUV they don't get mileage like a car.

The Best SUV for your $

4.4
Neal Golden on 10/16/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought another Honda CRV only because it reliable and I gave my old CRV to future wife. My old CRV have 182,000 miles on it and never gave me any trouble. When I bought this car the dealer ask me if I wanted to take it for a test drive. I simple told him "NO". He look at me like I am crazy. I told him that my old car was driving like a charm. I felt there was need to test drive it because it reliable and dependable. I got my money worth on my 1999 CRV and I am expecting it to drive to 300,000. I am hoping the quality doesn't slip with my new Honda CRV compare to my 1999 Honda CRV since it was made in Japan. The only thing I am not crazy about is the emergency brake

Love this suv, so far!

4.3
ft-dalbey on 10/14/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Just bought this 2004 SUV and for the most part, I love it. It's fun to drive, looks cool, handles great for an SUV, and has tons of room for passengers and dogs too! Yet, is small enough to be reasonable on gas and easy to park in small spaces.

Cabin noise

4.9
Beaumont on 10/12/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Excellent vehicle,cabin noise/road noise high. Difficult to carry on a discussion. Honda has some work to do, get the noise level DOWN. With the noise level down, this would be a10 , vehicle. **

I drive one everyday.

4.9
davm500 on 10/12/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I have enjoyed the Honda CR-V very much.The back seating area has enough for Adults.I went on a Fishing Trip with 5 Tall man and it was a 2 hour drive and everyone was very comfortable.Everyone was very glad that they was in a Honda CRV. For the trip.Try it for you'r self and enjoy the ride.

Honda CRV - I love it!!

4.8
JilleneD on 10/09/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I love the manueverability of this truck. It's not big and bulky. It's so much better on my back getting up into a vehicle rather than down and especially getting out of it.

safe car!

5
NurseBlueEyes on 10/09/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is a great car! I bought this car on August 23 after my 17 year old daughter totaled my 2003 Honda CRV EX on August 17, 2004. She rolled that car 3-5 times, yet the whole occupant compartment stayed intact. The roof didn't even cave in, although there was dirt and grass sticking out of the top of the doors. She had her seatbelt on, the driver's side airbag deployed, and she walked away with only 3 small bruises! I thank God I bought that Honda! That's why, 6 days after the accident, I walked into the same Honda dealer and bought the same car!

GREAT REVIEW

5
revelle on 10/09/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I COULD NOT BE MORE PLEASED WITH THE PURCHASE OF A CAR. THE DEALERSHIP IS BEAUTIFUL. THE PEOPLE WERE ALL MOST COURTEOUS AND HELPFUL.

Love It!

5
jaytee2126 on 10/08/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great little SUV! Fun to drive, rides lika my Saturn. Great for this small (5'1") woman, and her bigger hubby! Very competitive pricing. Excellent options included on base model. Love it love it love it!

Classic Honda!

4.8
jenryan598 on 10/07/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We love honda and we didn't bother to try any other SUV's, we new we wanted it and are even more sure of it after getting it. It is typical Honda. It has a lot more room inside then it looks. Gas mileage is as expected, not great but better than most SUV's. You can't go wrong with this vehicle, you won't be disapointed!! (had no problems with the reported fire problem after the first oil change)

Great Small SUV

4.5
MDCLA on 10/04/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Love my CR-V. I wouldn't have any other vehicle. I can haul around lots of product for my job, can fit four other adults in the car with me (comfortably), and have had a friend as tall as 6' 7" say he was comfortable in the front passenger seat. It's fun to drive, looks great and pretty good on gas (when I'm running the AC a lot I get about 20 MPG on average, as high as 28 when I don't need the AC at all.)

Good Small SUV

4.8
MommyD on 09/29/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Wanted something bigger than a sedan but smaller than a big SUV and this is perfect! Fits 2 car seats no problem, even infant seats that are reversed! Drives and handles like a car but with more head and leg room. Picnic table is a plus but not too important. Love the fact its a Honda and reliable. Best small SUV for the money. At $22K I feel like I have a small luxury vehicle for cheap!

2004 EX Auto

4.8
New CRV Owner on 09/29/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Love the way it handles. Had an Acura Integra for years yet this vehicle is as easy to get in and out of tight spots as the Acura. A/C works great! Tons of room!

GOOD BUY

4.4
shamarc on 09/28/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

MY WIFE IS THE PRIMARY DRIVER OF THIS VEHICLE BUT I HAVE DRIVEN IT QUITE A BIT. SO FAR SO GOOD. CAR HANDLES WELL AND HAS GOOD ACCELERATION.

I love my CRV

4.6
cec1212 on 09/27/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I've had my CRV since August and I love it. I used to drive an Acura Integra and I was afraid I would not be able to drive the CRV. It the perfect SUV if you are used to driving a small car. It is so easy to handle and park. You cant go wrong with the CRV as Honda's are known for their high resale value. This SUV is great for the $.

I was disappointed

4.3
eskurato on 09/26/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 3

I bought a honda because of their quality of build. Unfortunately I am dissapointed. It has an annoying jerk when I let off the gas gently both slowing and speeding up. It has a rattle in the right rear passinger column, it has a thunk in the left front in the suspension when starting out and now there is another rattle in the dash. You pay 23K (including financing) for a car and I almost like driving my beater 87 CRX that has no brakes better.

Excellent Vehicle for the price

5
I love the Honda's on 09/25/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is my third honda purchase. I first bought a honda civic, then a honda accord, and now a honda cr-v. I wanted a suv without the extreme price and that is what I have with the CRV. The only suggestion I have is the center head rest needs to be removed because it blocks the rear view. However, the gas mileage is good, the vehicle is very comfortable and fun to drive, and overall I feel it is a good vehicle.

Three problems

3.5
cybernut04 on 09/21/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 1 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 1 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 4

This is my third Honda. I've been surprised at the decline in quality. 1) Increasing number of rattles (still under 6,000 miles). 2) Extremely uncomfortable front seats - cannot use for commuting or long trips. 3) The "fire issue" - my first oil change at the dealer resulted in a "double- gasket", an oil leak, and smoke (but no fire, thankfully)

Great SUV

5
StuckoND on 09/20/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This may not be the most exciting car or truck I've ever bought, but there is no question it is the smartest. Fuel economy, ROOM, 6 disk changer, moonroof, ability to handle adverse weather with AWD, and the pricetag on top. My wife and I have grown to like it more each month. This is a great small SUV for the price. Oh... Honda reputation gives us added confidence.

Honda CR-V a Winner

5
tommyd on 09/16/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I hunted for a fuel efficient vehicle for a 80 mile commute in Washington, DC. The CR-V fit the bill. Plenty of space and storage. Seats are firm but comfortable. Leg room and head room are superior. Fuel economy is excellent with 25.5 mpg for regular driving and 23.5 for running around. Plenty of zip for a four banger. Road noise is a tad loud, but I don't need a Lexus.

A good SUV for people with limited bucks

4.4
joystone on 09/16/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I just bought my CRV on middle Aug. I have already put 2000miles on it within one month since I commuted between two cities (150 miles round trip) twice a week. The only thing i am not confortable with is the fuel economy. On average, I need to visit gas station within two round trips. I guess it's around 320miles per tank. Obviously, this is a great SUV for people who just begin to work and have limit financial resources, because the quality of this SUV just worth every dollar you spend. I will buy a BMW or LEXUS SUV when I graduate for sure. That will make me feel more professional.

Great Car!

4.8
NovaCRV on 09/16/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I decided on the CRV over the Rav4 and I made the right decision. This is a great job and is especially great if you take a lot of road trips. Highway gas mileage is much better than around town.

Big Bang For The Buck

4.6
SHARON on 09/15/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I recently purchased the Honda CRV, EX. I had previously owned a Subaru Outback Limited Wagon with all the bells. Unfortanely, the bells broke and everything was very expensive to fix. I drive over 2,500 miles a month and have been enjoying my new car each mile. It gives me the room and power I need to feel both comfortable and safe. I would strongly recommend this vehicle. The only suggestion I would make is that they upgrade the interior. The fabric selection looks a bit cheezy.

Pleasant Surprise

4.9
Johnsonr on 09/15/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I was looking for a vehicle that could be used around town, be economical, & allow me to haul 2 Great Pyrenees dogs around. The CR-V EX fit all of the critera that I needed, & included a few niceities. The build quality was good & it gave me a few extras that I had not anticipated. Overall both I and the dogs love the vehicle and the opportunity to go places in an economical fashion. I highly recommend for frugal users that want a good quality car at a reasonable price.

My CRV

5
Skyarea on 09/13/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I like the CR-V because it's easy to handle in either city/highway driving and big enough to be comfortable, and small enough to get in and out of traffic quickly.

Honda CRV 2004

2.9
Kawailani on 09/11/2004

Performance: 2 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 3

Unfortunately there has already been 5 recalls on this 2004 CRV. The miliage promised with this Honda is not what it is. Many of the special ammenities which came with this car has already fallen apart and I have taken it to the dealer several times to have things fixed, ie. speakers from stereo, latch where you can place your gas cap while fueling up fell off twice, hood of vehicle failing to close, brought back to dealership twice for repairs, problems with brakes X1.

5 Speed Fun

5
Petra on 09/11/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great on gas and fun to drive

Honda Quality

4.8
HSTAN on 09/06/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

After three months plus, of ownership and 6500 miles, my 04 CR-V has only been back to the dealership for oil change, the reliability I was looking for.

Best buy for the $$$

5
Tracy K. on 09/05/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This suv is wonderful! I can't say enough good comments about it. The more I drive it the more I love it. I didn't want a mini-van (mom mobile) or a full size suv(gas guzzler) but I needed something that was comfortable with enough room for 3 children. My oldest son is 6'2 and has plenty of leg room in the back seat. I did plenty of research before purchasing but the more I compared other suv's that were similiar in price and size the more I kept coming back to the crv. It drives like a dream and has a lot of gusto for a 4 cylinder. I would highly recommend this vehicle to everyone!

We love our CRV!

4.9
Jessica T on 09/04/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is easy to drive and has a lot of space for a small family.

Great little driver

4.3
Memphisguybo on 09/03/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

This a great vehicle. I have owned it only for 5 months and have just hit the 15000 mile mark. Bought it certified used with only 11124 miles on it. Love the AWD system. Can really feel the difference in the rain. Wish the driver seat would just give a little more behind the wheel. Not crazy about the small gas tank..only 15gals..makes a big difference..getting 21 mpg in the city. A little disappointed in the lack of engine power with the a/c on..having to run premium fuel in the summer.. But over all...man I love it!...

Not up to Honda Standard

3.9
Asiagtmn on 09/01/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I am Honda customer since 1985. I bought this CR-V new(2002 model), drove for two months, every time I stopped. I can smell burning ribber at pessenger side rear wheeel well. Take to dealer many time, They can't find anything wrong. Second, I never get better then 20 miles per gallan. very poor mileage.

my new honda crv

5
dean scanlon on 08/30/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

just love it. plenty of pep and still gets 23 to 25 mpg. depending on stop lite derby mostly. dean

Beware before buying

2.4
HappyFrog on 08/30/2004

Performance: 2 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 1 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 2

I owned a prior CRV and I was disappointed to see that this CRV was lower then my 1998 one was. I have knocked off the CA fuel can for SMOG emissions 3 times now. I have also hit the fuel tank on the CRV with rocks and scraped it going over the same kind of terrian that I took my 1998 CRV. Honda informed me that this CRV was not to be driven on dirt roads or sand, yet they have ads showing this. Even recently I have seen a Honda CRV being driven on the beach (this is not reality). Don't plan on buying this car if you live on a dirt road, it is about as low as a regular car. On the Highway and streets it performs well.

A fun car for a great price

4.9
GeoBernd on 08/28/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I was looking for a 'small' SUV and researched a lot. I am happy with my decision. The CR-V handles almost like a car (I drive a lot of winding mountain roads and I like to drive...) has lot's of cargo space and enough horses to go around. That with good fuel efficiency makes for a great everyday car. I didn't not expect to get this much car for my money...

I love my CRV!

4.9
BlackCRV on 08/28/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

When my husband first wanted to look at the CRV I didn't want to. I decided just to look for fun and ended up getting one. It is perfect for my family, it's very comfortable and drives very smooth no matter what teh weather conditions are. I would recommend this vehicle to anyone.

try before you buy

3.4
dinosaur on 08/26/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 1 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 1 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5

On paper an excellent choice; reasonable prices, outstanding reliability, high resale. I find the driving position very poor. Front leg room is VERY tight for anyone of average height. Front seats are very hard and flat;the worst I've had on a new vehicle. Engine and transmission are very smooth and quick. Car is built very well, no squeaks or rattles. Incredible number of storage bins. Ride quality is quite rough; you'll feel every tar strip and expansion joint; does improve somewhat with more passengers. Road noise is very high and the sound of a hard rain on the roof is incredibly loud. Body roll is pronounced. Overall, not fun to drive

First timer and proud to own it.

4.8
Espeedy on 08/25/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

First Honda ever and after much research definitely made the right choice. Great styling, very good handling and lots of interior room. High seating position is very nice and gives a great view over smaller cars. AWD is reassuring. Short throw shifts are very sporty as are the seats. Fold down, reclining and sliding rear seats are fantastic.

I Love This Car!

4.9
Janicen on 08/22/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is the perfect vehicle for my lifestyle. It provides plenty of cargo capacity and passenger room yet it's small size and car platform make it wonderfully driveable and great for getting around town. I can zip into any parking space with room enough on either side for my ten year old to open the door without worrying about hitting the other car. Getting in and out of my CRV is a joy. There is no sense of having to climb up into it. The EX model's excellent safety rating makes this one the only SUV I would drive my family around in.

Fantastic Suv

5
peana on 08/22/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Fantastic! Great quality for the amount we paid! We have no regrets. Excellent for all size women. We got a discount because we are Costco members, as well. During a rough winter it handled it's self extremely well.

overall safety

4.4
bobby baisden on 08/21/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

great driving, good price, bad gas mileage,need over all safety rating.

great suv

5
nbgurl on 08/21/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have only had this vehicle for a short time and its my first Honda suv but my 4th Honda. it is a great vehicle to drive and comfortable to drive. i would buy another. No complaints here. Keep up the great work Honda!!!

Excellent, but not without problems

4.6
TtuCrv on 08/20/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

I bought the 1st 2002 CRV sold in Lubbock, TX and have enjoyed it. Gas mileage is great for an SUV, good in all types of weather. Plenty of power to merge with traffic. After nearly 3 years, i'm still happy with my CR-V, but glad I bought the extended warranty, because at 52,003 miles the AC system had to be replaced. Without the warranty, I would have been out $1,600. Only other problems: windshield and paint on the hood chip easily, brake rotors have been worked on, drivers seat became loose, and I've grown to hate the "popping" sound the ABS system makes when it self-checks after starting. Looking forward to the updates on the 2005 CRV.

repeat CR-V buyer

4.9
twin300 on 08/19/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great...turned in 98 model with 130,000 miles just because it seemed like the time to get a new car.This has all the plus off the old with more convience.If it could have been done better it is...no problem with the old one (no repair work ,just maintenance)Atlantic Honda thank you for your service

Great Car - Great Price!

4.8
teaguerc on 08/17/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I have had my CRV for 2 weeks now and I can't say enough good things about it! I went from being a mom in a mini van to having my identity back! This vehicle is built well. My husband suggested I look at the CRV and initially I didn't want to because it looked so small from the outside - but then I sat inside! My friend's husband who is 6'1 even sat comfortably in the drivers seat and the rear seat, even sitting behind the driver with the seat all the way back! Fun to drive. Great vehicle.

2004 CR-V 4AWD EX

5
Aurora Valle on 08/15/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I had this car about 6 months and I love it. I had a 2004 Civic Lx and I was love, but I needed something bigger. The reason I bought this car because it was bigger, V4, actual spare tire, I can fit lots of items in this vechile. Great on miles giver, with my civic 335miles per tank and the Cr-v 300miles per tank(Hightest Oct.). Reason why Cr-v is only 300miles you have to remember this car has All Wheel Drive the civic don't. Overall of this car is great for people with a small family and have lots of things to put in Cr-v. This car has a V-Tech Engine

Another Great Honda

5
Jabraza on 08/13/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have only had the car for a couple of weeks but the more I drive it the more I love it. The ride is so quiet and smooth. My wife is very short but she has no problem with the pedals or controls. We live in Las Vegas and the air is fantastic. I absolutely love the car. I would buy it all over again.

Teen Owner

4.5
Tava on 08/10/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I got this car a couple months before I got my Learner's Permit so that I could learn to drive on it. I fell in love with it immediately. I'm pretty short so I wasn't into the sports car because I could barely see over it. The CR-V was the perfect size. It's not too big and it's not too small. It also has a very good safety rating. It looks small but has pretty good room in the front and back. IT also has a large trunk great for atheletes like myself to put athletic equipment in. Overall it is a great buy.

Honda Reliability & Practicality

4.9
hysport on 08/10/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Quiet, responsive engine with 25/26 MPG, peppier than my previously owned 97 Accord..no need for 6 cyl. Ride is excellent for a small wheelbase, handling is terrific. Practical features include easy access storage for groceries, etc. and simple fold down rear seats. Shorter drivers will find visibilty vastly improved over lower riding cars. Lot of storage spaces plus plenty of room for 3rd/4th passengers.

how to make a great suv

4.9
sean quinn on 08/09/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

should have a 4 speed trans (auto), needs all leather seats and power seats, middle head rest is blocks rear view mirrow

BEST SUV I HAVE OWNED

5
BIGMOMMA125 on 08/09/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I LOVE THIS SUV SO MUCH I WAS ALSO LOOKING AT A RAV4. I ALREADY HAD ONE AND IT WAS NICE YES, BUT NOT EVEN CLOSE TO THE CRV. I RECOMMEND THE CRV OVER THE RAV4 ANY DAY.

It's a keeper

4.9
spikebgood on 08/08/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Excellent Honda build quality as usual. Fits my needs for size and look forward to awd during its 1st NH winter. Took it FL with the two kids and had plenty of rear cargo room for our stuff. Highly recommend.

cr-v 03

4.9
g thiebaud on 08/08/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Outside of the disapointing average gas millage, the car is very practical, looks great, is built well, and a lot of fun to drive.

Happy Days

5
Test drive on 08/08/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Fun to drive and reliable. Great for small drivers.

2004 Honda CR-V

5
Chinook47 on 08/08/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Peppy, good acceleration, great gas mileage. The swing up back window makes for easy loading of small items without having to open the entire back door, which by the way, has a very large opening. Cargo space in back is plenty big. Location of instrument cluster is easily readible. Standard CD/Cassette player one of the best features. Seats comfortable, but a little stiff.

a/c problems

1.9
kpea on 08/07/2004

Performance: 1 Comfort: 2 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 1 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 1

I've had my car for 17 mos., & have had problems with the A/C 3 times. The 1st time the dealership claimed a rock had penetrated my grill & put a hole in the A/C causing fluid to leak. The warranty wouldn't cover it, & I had to pay for repairs. The 2nd time the A/C failed, I took it to the dealership & was told the condenser fell apart. Warranty covered it. The dealership service dept. said that this was a problem in faulty design for 2003/2004 models & they had had the problem often. I didn't have it for more than 2 days after the repairs and the A/C has started fading in and out.

Had to choose the CR-V

5
kathgip on 08/01/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I just got my CR-V 3 weeks ago. This car was not my first choice, but after extensive research and reading all the reviews, I decided to take one out for a test drive and I was impressed. I love the safety reviews. And the Honda reputation is unsurpassed. The interior room is amazing, and yet it is easy to drive. The turning radius is far superior than my old Altima. And the gas mileage is the same as my Altima. The 4cyl is very peppy and cruises at 65mph with no difficulty. I love it!

I love my CRV

4.9
mim on 08/01/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is my 2nd crv and I love it.It is so nice to drive. The 2004 model has a great interior with seats that seem to fit to your body they are very comfortable, and being a single woman i love the reliability.

My Honda!

4.6
Baybkakes101 on 07/31/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

i lovvvveee my new car! As a teenager, it's the perfect size for me and a few of my friends!

Great vehicle for drivers of any age!

5
hkjcrv on 07/29/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I'm a recent college graduate. I had my eye on the CRV throughout the last 3 months of college, and decided to go for it after I landed my job. A month after purchase, I have 1000 miles racked up on it. I've taken a 300-mile weekend trip, and it's taken me all around town. I love my blue CRV! I love being high up off the ground to see over other cars, it has great pick-up, cargo space is amazing. I previously owned a 91 Civic so the gas mileage is a step down for me, but I'm still pleased with the numbers I'm getting (23 city/27 hwy), and I'm told it'll get better when engine is "broken in." I love the look of the interior plastic, but it's easy to scratch

Most bang for the buck

4.8
AC on 07/28/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We are very happy with our new CRV. It handles well, has lots of interior room, is peppy for a 4 cyl. and has excellent ergonomics.

We would move in

5
Smitten on 07/22/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We just built new dream house, but the wife and I keep finding excuses to leave home in the C-RV. Wife recently joked- Why not just move into the Honda. My cat even insists on being an unwanted " hood ornament " Is this real or are we merely victims of new car smell delerium? Our " second car ", a Toyota camry, was recently washed and waxed by me out of a sense of guilt due to " Camry abandonment". I have searched the medical literature for AUTOMOTIVE LOVE and research recommends " See Psychiatry"

good SUV but watch out

4.5
coles on 07/19/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I purchase the CRV for the all wheel drive and to take to work. I've own Honda Vehicles my whole life. Check your oil after its change there have been 27 cases so far where the truck catches fire,after an oil change and Honda has not issued a recall yet so BE CAREFUL I'm taking mine back to the dealer ship to confront this issue face to face.

Great Choice for First Car

4
FrankG on 07/17/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

This is the first car I ever bought myself and I've been VERY happy with it for the past year, racking up almsot 20K miles. The engine is powerful enough for a 60 mile round-trip daily commute on the DC Beltway & I-95, but not so powerful that it gives you poor gas milage (I get 26/27 mpg). There is no need for a V6 with this car, despite what other reviews say. It's a nice size, handles well, and is easy to park -- no problems getting into a space in any lot, garage, or street location. It's a great commuter car and road trip car rolled into one. Safety features are great, and it was certainly worth upgrading to the EX to get them.

Best car I've ever had

5
Greenie on 07/17/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Smooth, comfortable ride with both room to haul my stuff and room to fit my whole family (including the dog) with conversion by folding seats in less then ten seconds. Very reliable so far at my 15,000 mi/yr pace. Good fuel efficiency for SUV. Good safety ratings. If I had to buy a new car today, I would buy the same car. Love it.

GREAT SUV

5
DFUGATE on 07/16/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

With the limited time I have owned the vehicle, it has performed perfectly and for the price, you cannot beat the safety features of the SUV.

the best SUV for the money!

5
04accent4drGL on 07/15/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

since my mom purchased the CR-V it has been a phenomenal vehicle. it has the reliability that you anticipate from a honda and it is fun to drive. compared to the rav4, the CR-V has a better, more, refined looked to it, and the interior materials, seats and it is very spacious for a compact-midsize SUV. for the first year of ownership my mom has had no problems and her vehicle is rattle free. good fuel economy and enough power to shoot you across town.

quality & comfort

4.9
Dv8r0710 on 07/13/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This CR-V is my first Honda. After owning chevy's, Mazda, and Toyota, these vehicles don't have near the quality that is put into this vehicle. The ride is sooo comfortable it's unreal. My only drawback with ALL cars today is the gas mileage. With today's gas prices you would think that auto makers would get on the ball and make them ALL more efficient. Still, I get about 24 mpg as i do alot of highway driving. The inside is very roomy with everything displayed well where i don't have to do any reaching. I highly recommend this to anyone looking for an suv that is classy, comfortable and well affordable.

New CR-V EX

4.5
code on 07/11/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

My CR-V is excellent, it is so quite I have to look to see if its started, The ride is very smooth, and I can turn on a dime, I love the front wheel drive and the 4WD when I need it. I didnt think I would like the tray in the middle, but I couldnt live with out it now. I am very HAPPY with my new CR-V.

Gracie

5
joe carroll on 07/11/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Extremely roomy - 27mpg highway. Had 8 large pieces of luggage, 4 people and 5 carry ons in the car with all of the doors shut. In my opinion, this SUV is the best in its class. I would highly recommend this car to everyone!!

CRV is Combustable Recreational Vehicle

3.4
Robert Brewington on 07/10/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 5

Tight in the Drivers seat. Now CRV is Combustable Recreational Vehicle. If we had know this Design MFG FLAW we would not have bought it now. And Honda HQ says you have to have the basic oil change done at there dealerships??? HUH am I missing something here... the vehicle was rated great ..how did everyone but our Government miss the PINTO like flaw..?

New Owner

4.9
harrisonc2000 on 07/10/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Recently purchased the CRV (2nd honda bought). Only had it a week and I love it. The ride is so smooth, and power is wonderful on the highway. And the purchase was a breeze (Jay Wolfe Honda of Kansas City, MO)

Great value

4.4
highsoc42 on 07/10/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Unbelievably roomy - feels much bigger than it is. Plenty of cargo room and a very stable ride thanks to independent suspensions. Even on the LX, there's a few more bells & whistles than what you'll really need. If Honda can keep the design and the weight balanced correctly for a CR-V Hybrid, without sacrificing its performance, bring it on!

defective alternator

4.8
jbg on 07/10/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 3

went on short trip to michigan nonstop and when restarted 15 minutes later had total electrical failure. Honda dealership in benton harbor was of no help insolving problem.They said i left lights on and jumped car.My dealer in countryside il found problem after leaving car run for several hours.Hope this is only problem i have since i really enjoy this auto.

My Honda

5
Suferdudejs on 07/10/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Best on the market, for your money. Very reliable, great fuel economy and a blast to operate.

I love this car!

5
Hagen on 07/10/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

As has been my experience purchasing other new Honda's, this one was in perfect condition. No rattles, no broken controls, etc. We opted to not get AWD since we never have to drive in snow or ice, but we did opt for the side air bags. It is fun to drive, ample pick-up merging, and very roomy. I've purchased the cover for the rear storage area, and the shopping bag holder (from an Internet supplier at discount prices) and they're great to have. I've driven about 1000 miles so far and have no complaints whatsoever. Makes me never want to buy anything else again but Hondas! By the way, I'd read some discussion about the rear door opening from the driver

Fits our lifestyle

5
ricoswave on 07/07/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Outstanding vehicle in so many respects. My wife and I did extensive research and kept coming back to the CR-V (EX). Just read the Edmunds.com review.

CRV or Sorento?...CRV!

4.4
Jason&Jenny on 07/05/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5

We were torn between the CRV and a Kia Sorento. The KIA was much nicer on the inside with many more standard options and a more luxurious feel to it all for the same price. Although we finally went with the Honda pretty much based on the gas mileage factor and the Honda reputation for quality. Although the CRV has a much smaller engine because of the weight it had better acceleration than the KIA. Our biggest problem was the availability of the EX AT model in the color we wanted (waited a month through 3 dealerships). We got the Mojave mist with saddle interior and added wood grain (which looks GREAT), roof rack, fogs, splash guards and a cargo cover.

2004 HONDA CRV LX

4.9
cascadebob on 07/02/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

THIS IS THE FIFTH HONDA MY FAMILY HAS OWNED AND OVERALL THIS IS A PRETTY NICE ONE. A FEW MINOR THINGS I DON'T LIKE BUT MY WIFE SWEARS SHE WILL DRIVE IT FOREVER.

Great little SUV

4.8
sierramom on 06/29/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We purchased our CRV last November, after looking at the Forester and the Rav4. Decided on the CRV because of the roomy interior and safety features. All wheel drive gives us added security on trips to the mountains. Driver also has great visibility through windshield.

Another New Happy CRV Owner

4.8
RAYSKI on 06/29/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

After looking at all the other comparable models,Santa Fe,RAV4,Escape the Honda CRV is by far the best midsized SUV. It was exactly what we were looking for to zip around town in and get decent gas milage. We have owned it for a couple of months and enjoy driving it.The intieror has planty of space and also has the most back seat leg room than the others, which is appreciated by my two big teenage boys.The moonroof is a nice touch and love the fold down center tray.Road noise is not terrible but noticable.A little disappointed with the gas milage.We drive only around town on Long Island and get 17-19 mpg,.I was hoping to get around 22 mpg.

Extreme Road Noise

3.3
Rae on 06/29/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 3

The SUV handles well and doesn't eat gas, but is extremely noisey. The road noise is over baring and even drowns out the radio. It rides lower than other small SUV's. You can feel every bump. Also it rides a lot lower than other small SUV's. I am very sorry I bought it.

ETREMELY SATISFIED OWNER

5
rONDA HAMPTON on 06/28/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

WE HAVE DRIVEN OUR NEW VEHICLE ON SEVERAL TRIPS AND GOTTEN GREAT GAS MILEAGE. ON ONE TRIP WE HAD 4 ADULTS A CHILDS CARSEAT (WITH INFANT),LUGGAGE AND BABY GEAR FOR TRIP. WE HAD PLENTY OF LEG ROOM. EVEN WITH THAT KIND OF LOAD THE VEHICLE HAD PLENTY OF SPEED PICKUP TO PULL THE HILLS. AND GREAT GAS MILEAGE.

Exactly what we wanted.

5
WLL on 06/28/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The CR-V has turned out to be exactly what we wanted. It is surprisingly roomy inside and is fun to drive. The fuel economy is close to being as advertised. This is just the car we hoped it would be. The acceleration is good and meets most driving needs. Great car - glad we bought it.

Look at OEM Tires

4.5
Cyclone on 06/26/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My wife and I searched high and low for the right vehicle. After test driving at least 30 different models we decided on the Honda CRV. Shortly after purchasing the CRV we took it on a 2000 mile trip. It fullfilled all of our expectations and got 26 MPG in the process. My only complaint with the vehivcle is the OEM tires which came with the CRV. It came with Bridgestone Dueler HT 684's. These have a treadwear of 180 Traction B and Temperature of B. All reviews I have read about these tires inducate that they are crap! I do not understand how Honda can allow these type of tires on a any of their vehicles.

A sleeper

4.8
johngabor on 06/21/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We did not expect to by this car but it won out over the Nissan and Toyota similar models.

No buyers remorse here

4.9
Madison1197 on 06/21/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love my CR-V. I traded up from a Civic last year and I have never looked back. I commute to work on the highway daily and I no longer feel like I am going to be squashed by monster SUV's or 18 Wheelers. They can all see me now. My CR-V is comfortable in long commutes, everything on the dash is reachable, and the storage is incredible. The only thing negative I have to say is that I wish it got the same gas mileage as my Civic. I hope that they come out with a hybrid for the CR-V. I will be first in line to purchase it.

CRV Review

5
jdsbythepond on 06/18/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We purchased the CRV after a lot of research and haven't regretted our decision once!

Bob's Car

4.6
rnappi7813 on 06/17/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I think this is a great package for the money. Honda quality, price and value do it for me.

Excellent Compact SUV

5
The coop on 06/14/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The CR-V is an excellent compact SUV. Everything about the car shouts quality. The transmission shift, the steering, the ride, everything is smooth and well thought out. After the first 5,000 miles break-in, the gas mileage improved gradually and I am very pleased.

Great Car!

5
Levy on 06/13/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I really think I made the best buy of the year. My CRV is great! Every day after work I enjoy driving back home in my new Honda CRV, a very pleasant car to drive.

honda always a honda

4.5
Jose Barrios on 06/12/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

My 2004 Honda CRV is by far the best buy a made so far .good in fuel,ride and handling.Interior needs improvment,like the parking brake is hard to desingage,sits are to tight and sticki.Road noise a bit to high.Tires are cheap and not much grip.Strong engine for a 4cyl,is fun to drive in manual trani.The radio needs more power and better speakers.Overall a great car for the price.

love my honda

4.8
dowling on 06/11/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love this honda. We previously owned a honda civic, we needed more space and a little more power. Well we got it in our CRV. This car handles just like my civic did. I can make a u-turn anywhere I want, and I can fit into any parking space, no matter how tight! It drives very easily, I do alot of high speed driving in my commute to work, and I am always comfortable never feeling cramped. My two year old son loves it because he can see the road from his carseat(in the middle of the car). Even my husband loves to drive it because it has so much more power than the civic did.

SUV not to be taken off road

3.6
wizofwall on 06/11/2004

Performance: 3 Comfort: 2 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 5

Just got a '04 CR-V. Took it to my friend's property for some very mild off road driving (got the car in May and I refuse to wait until next X-Mas to try the AWD). The result, $1000 in damages. The EVAT canister busted on me at the first rock. You'd think the car would have some sort of non-Mickey Mouse protection under the car... Overall it rides pretty nice though. The AWD did an excellent job. I've seen anything from Explorers to Humbies getting stock in some places where I did too. The difference is that the CR- V got out and the others always end up requiring 5-8 guys pushing to get them out. Still licking my wounds over the canister, though....

My Second CRV

5
grb on 06/10/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My 2004 is my second CRV. It's the best car I've owned in 40 years of driving. The first one, a '99 with 105,000 miles, required NO repairs--not even a burnt out light bulb. Perhaps, some day the American manufacturers will figure it out.

Tough to Beat - value, comfort, reliabil

5
waynoo on 06/10/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought a 92 Honda Accord new, now my 18 year old son is driving it. NEVER, had a problem, ONLY regular maintenance items, at 125,000. Why wouldn't I buy another Honda. I want the S2000 but my practical side won out. I bought an 04 CRV last November and I've put 16,000 miles on it in 6 months. I have had no problems, except my girlfriend driving 30 miles with the handbrake on, caused rotors to warp. The dealer fixed it for free. Thank you Jeff Wyler Honda in Florence Ky!

Reliable and beautiful

4.9
Silviu on 06/10/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

It's a beautiful car inside and outside. A very nice experience since I left the dealer’s parking lot. Has a quiet engine with a smooth acceleration that really pushed you in the seat. Has an ergonomic interior, and a lot of space which may not be imagined looking from the outside. Very well done car!

New vs Old CRV

4.9
Francine on 06/10/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

more pick up than previous design, 1999 CRV. also more leg room, a nice sun roof, and 6 CD changer with better sound system.

How I rate my Honda CR-V

4.8
Mick Sanchez on 06/08/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I really like/love my CR/V. I find it very enjoyably to drive. There is very little about the vehicle that I don't like. My CR/V has brought me joy and happiness as a owner. I think that Honda improves on their designs consistantly year after year. I am constantly looking forward to the new years models to see where they improved over the following year(s).

superb

4.9
david w on 06/08/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I absolutely love it. it s dependable,good ride , handles great on corners.interior is roomy for vehicles over all size.

Worth the money

4.8
Tim- on 06/02/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Good SUV! If you want extras such as a roof rack or running boards, getting them online and installing them yourself will likely be a better deal than your local dealership. I've checked my mileage twice and have gotten 26 and 26.5 mpg. If you leave your keys in the ignition you can't accidentally lock the doors (take THAT, on-star!).

The CR-V

4.9
Irishmark on 06/02/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I just wish it got a little better gas mileage. For a four cylinder car, it should get better then 22 miles per gallon

I love my CR-V

4.9
DIANA796 on 06/01/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love my CRV. It is easy to drive and doesn't have blind spots. The gas tank is small so I spend more time at the pumps, but I love it's size because it is easy to park yet has plenty of space.

Wish it was made in America

4.6
AAAAmerican.US on 05/31/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Wish this was also made and/or assembled in America. Fun, fairly thrifty, greater for the environment that really does count, and best in in class all around.

Our second CRV, 2002 vs 2004

5
dtskiles on 05/28/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We had to replace our 2002 CRV with a 2004 after the 2002 was vandalized. Concerns about road noise were heard by Honda and there is a significant improvement. The engine still achieves a good balance with gas mileage. Note voluntary recall items n the 2002 were not urgent and the service dept addressed them during a regular free service call. The 2002 never once had any mechanical failures. We anticipate the same flawless performance from our 2004.

My new SUV!!!! :)

4.3
Tori on 05/27/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 5

Although it is an almost perfectly comfortable drive for the driver (some things could be changed), it could definitely be more comfortable for the front passenger. The seats in front do not go back far enough for us long- legged folks, and the arm rests are not long enough to be of any use. The backseat passengers have more comfort though and like the fact that the seats are adjustable.

CRV-Good value

4.8
Maniforme2000 on 05/19/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

This is really a good car like SUV. We love it so far. Good mileage. No complaint about pick up. I am able to get going and merge into freeways with no problems. Only thing I am not happy with is the interior. It seems Honda used cheap material. I am not comparing this with mercedes and making this statement but with my Honda Accord -EX 1995 model interior. In my family we have everything Honda including lawn mower.

I love this suv

4.8
ohmysol on 05/16/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I am head over heals in love with my honda cr-v and can't understand why it doesn't get plugged more- espcailly over suburu. Nothing runs like a Honda or keeps on ticking like one. I love the spaciousnous of it for travel and the fuel econmy is better than most.

GREAT SUV

5
pafam on 05/16/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The CR-V is a great small-mid SUV. It's perfect for my teenage daughter and son to drive. It's safe, drives well, and is realiable all typical Honda qualities. We have a Accord, Odyssey, and now a CR-V. Weve had such good luck with them we wanted a 4WD for the snowy weather is the Northeast. I do think the gas tank could be bigger. The gas mileage is great, it's just the size of the tank which makes it seem like it eats more gas. Weve put 2600 miles on the car for the 3 weeks weve had it and are planning to put thousands more on. One of the Best Buys weve ever bought!

Great AWD Vehicle

4.6
JND on 05/15/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Overall fit and finish is very good Traction great, 160HP engine very zippy great power when passing. Fun to drive. Busy steering, lot's of road/wind noise. Front seats and arm rests not comfortable for people over 5'8". Front seat belts hard to engage with armrests down. Alpine 6 CD Stereo adequate but really have to crank it up to cover road noise. Rear seats surprisingly comfortable, split feature very convenient. Rear door opens to wrong side, bad for loading groceries from curb. Difficult to attach bike rack to rear with spare tire attached to carrier.

My Honda

4.4
aprilrain on 05/15/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5

My experience with my crv has been supurb. I have had to make numerous trips back and forth to the Tampa area this past year because of my sisters serious illness and battle with cancer. And I do have to say my CRV was awesome!! The ride from Palm Beach County to Hillsborough county was so smooth and the gas mileage and performance was fantastic. I loved driving back and forth only because the comfort and the handeling of my CRV was easy. I a woman feared driving the distance but with my Honda CRV I felt very safe and in control at all times.

What I think of my CRV

5
dan chestnut on 05/15/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

It is so much better than that Ford Explorer I used to own!

Satisfied owner

4.6
SamSim on 05/15/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I wanted a tall car with ground clearance, not an SUV. That's what a CRV is. 4WD actually works very well, I have driven on beach and poorly graded, muddy roads and performance was better than expected. It's effective because it kicks in so fast, you never slow down. Fuel economy is exactly what the sticker says, usually 1/2mpg better. Good 5-speed, perfect engine, very smooth. Not my last Honda.

I love my CRV

5
Pamq on 05/13/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I purchased my CRV in 2002. Have absolutely no problems, lots of power for a 4 cylinder and feel great about driving a car with lots of cargo room and comfort without poluting the air and wasting gas!

almost perfect

5
Hondamom on 05/13/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

For the price this is an amazing value-- the comfort level is wonderful and it is much more spacious than other small SUVs. Really can fit five adults comfortably while also achieving great fuel economy. Also holds a LOT of camping gear, and the kids love the picnic table that comes with it. The only drawback is somewhat boring exterior design, but on the other hand I don't really want to draw too much attention to myself.

Best vehicle I've had

5
Satisfied User on 05/12/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have previously owned a lot of Cadillacs and recently a RAV-4. I was looking to buy a new RAV-4 when my wife suggested the Honda CR-V. We bought one and it is almost the "perfect" vehicle. Small but not too small. Plenty of pep for city driving and rolls along the freeways well. They have thought of almost everything in the way of conveniences.

First time CRV buyer

4.8
fas on 05/12/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I was looking for a SUV that was small enough to replace my Forrester,yet had more pick up without going to a turbo. A SUV that was reliable,good looking,economical with a good amount of room. Took the CRV out for a ride after taking the Pilot out and made the choice,one CRV please,my wife drives it so she had to like it and she does so that was all that mattered

A great value

4.6
mjvkag on 05/10/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

A lot of SUV for the money. It's solidly built and very enjoyable to drive. I've only had the car 2 days and have received several compliments on it from strangers in the parking lot!

HONDA CR-V

4.1
white03 on 05/08/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I have 3 CR-Vies two i gave to sons .A 97 ,00 and my 03 .If the boys cant kill them IM sure they are excelant vehicles . john

Best in it's class.

4.9
Edith on 05/06/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I've owned cars ranging from luxury to utility. This is without a doubt the only vehicle I've owned wich offers everything I need. The 4WD has gotten me out of some tight spots on slick roads and on the other hand it looks great! Would recommend for family or singles. You won't be disappointed.

Second CRV and loving it!

4.9
Suezee101 on 05/01/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We just traded in our 98 CRV for a new one last weekend. It was hard parting with the 98, but it was close to 100,000 miles so it was time. We looked at the Jeep Liberty and the Toyota RAV-4 but still came back to the Honda. I have always been a "Honda person" and it scares me to purchase anything that's not a Honda. Every Honda I've had has been reliable. I love the CRV. It's just the right size for my small family and it's fun to drive. The only difference this time is we traded a blue one in for a red one. I can't say enough good things about my Honda CRV.

best buy

5
theresad on 04/30/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

this truck handles like a car..its a pleasure to drive

Why I picked CRV instead of Element

5
joshkuo on 04/26/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I was comparing between the Element and CRV, and went with CRV. I've had it for 6 months now and I am very happy with my choice. CRV seats more people (5 instead of 4), and is quieter and less bumpier on the road. It handles GREAT, I have driven quite a few cars, and this is by far the easiest to turn and handle. Fuel economy and horse power are decent. The car feels very spacy (and it is), while small enough to drive around the city.

Great Little SUV

4.9
acuradrian on 04/26/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

People laugh when I tell them that we cross shopped it with RX330 and a MDX. We added leather and larger rubber, and a navigation system;that's it. My wife wanted a 5 speed and it's definatly the most fun to drive of the 3. It's almost as large with better MPG and tires that chirp through the gears. Honda listen up. Go with the larger tires. It's quieter and handles MUCH better!

spirited mini-ute

4.8
gusgus42 on 04/26/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We love our CR-V 2003 5sp EX - nimble, and peppy with the 5-speed. I am impressed with our honda- space and all the comps we did to others small suvs - safty, room and heck 0-60 the CRV stood with or above other larger and smaller for us - we do like to get iup to the western NC mountains and ski once in a while and the 4wd is fine for that - not truck based , no 4 low so I don't try to mud bogg race with it. But it has been a fun SUV for us so far and no troubles or trips to the service dept other than oil change - Very satisfied compared to other new fords, and chevys we have had and service issues that came up.

It's reliable car..

4.6
stevey79 on 04/25/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Good ride.. good looking.. enough power.. and it's Honda.. It's reliable brand name..

i would buy another one

4
gris54 on 04/24/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

i like my crv alot, use to drive a civic and hated it . but the crv is alot better car ,only bad things i have noticed is tire wear isn't that great and gas mileage is no where near what they say

MY WHEELS

5
JAMES W. CASEY on 04/23/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

WIND WIND NOISE CAN BE HEARD ON THE HIGHWAY. OVERALL THE CRV. IS OK, THIRD ONE I HAVE OWNED WITHIN THE PAST SEVERAL YEARS. CRV IS COMFORTABLE, MILEAGE IS DECENT.

Honda SUV

5
ARomano895 on 04/23/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is a FUN to drive vehicle - engine performance is very exceptional.Ability to open the rear window made me decide to purchase the CRV over the RAV. (Great feature when buying a christmas tree - you can stick the excess right out the back window).Getting accustomed to having auto control and emergency brake on the dash took time and patience. Center console betweent front seats coud use IMPROVEMENT- Not much use for anything other than holding drinks . Cargo space is very adaquite . NO use for picknic table- this feature should be discontinued. OVERALL its the best vehicle I ever owned.

My 2003 Honda CRV

4.8
MARGIE41 on 04/23/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I had a 1999 Honda CRV LX and traded it on for the 2003 Honda CRV EX. I love the 2003. The 1999 did not feel as safe or have as much power as the 2003. I highly recommend this SUV.

Love my CRV

4.6
Wired on 04/22/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

For city driving, and for the price, this vehicle can't be beat. It is roomier that any other in its class, and the Honda engine can't be beat by others of comparable power.

Great Car

4.6
hot 2 on 04/21/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is not my 1st honda nor will it be may last. This is a great small suv;hovever,it still holds a family of five.

My Wife's CR-V

5
Mebo Bugg on 04/19/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We love our 2004 Honda CR-V. We would reccommend it to anyone who is consdering buying a car, station wagon, mini-van or SUV. YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED. WORTH EVERY CENT.

WOw what an SUV

4.8
Nakdog on 04/18/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Wonderful car, and fun to drive...I would buy it again.

SUPERB!

4.8
Lisa K. on 04/18/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

This is my first SUV. I got tired of the small cargo space in a sedan and the mailboxes and tollbooths being out of reach, as they are now all set at heights for SUVs. I LOVE my CR-V!!! It holds what I need, the interior is spacious and amazingly well-designed. I drive an hour each way to work each day, and it is super comfortable. I love being up higher in rush hour traffic. Nice and stable rounding curves and in snow this past winter. First thing we did was take it on a 500 mile trip, and it was very enjoyable to drive! Good accelerating power, and easy to use cruise control.

My first SUV

4.9
Sam D on 04/18/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We are just through trading an Acura TL for a small suv. It is not as robust a performer as we are used to. However it is very practical and roomy. Also we can get in and out easier and we are not as stiff and tired when we arrive at our destination. Gas mileage seems to be 23 town and 25 highway.We are older.

CRV EX REVIEW

5
Mike Pagliaro on 04/13/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Our CRV handles real nice...have only filled up gas twice so far ..got 20 mpg on last fill-up...hoping to do better next time with gas prices soaring....Considering the size of the engine,it has plenty of power and rides nicely at highway speeds...one thing I miss is a an outside temp. readout and compass...love the audio system and tailgate table

Excellent!!!

5
rastaway on 04/12/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Most amazing car I've ever driven and know we own one. Handles excellent. Has every Honda comfort and all the space that the Accord doesn't have. The price is great for all you get.

Glad I bought it!

4.6
CarolD. on 04/11/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Love this SUV! Traded in my '98 Passport that had all the extras on it, but wanted to get into something newer. The ride is smooth and comfortable. Great pick up and feels 'good' on the road. Only complaints...the armrests in the front seat are skimpy and not very comfortable for the larger adult. The interior 'roof' feels and sounds cheap and the patterned seat fabric leaves a bit to be desired...Otherwise, this gets 5 stars from me!

Love It!

5
ammyjax2 on 04/11/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is the safest, most fuel effecient SUV and it is so fun to drive! My husband and I were looking for a second vehicle and we loved our Accord, so we looked again at Honda. We just love our CR-V and feel 100% secure knowing that we will bring our new baby home from the hospital in it.

tjbt

5
T.J. Brown-Taylor on 04/11/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My review for the Honda CR-V is nothing less than GREAT. I'm glad my daughter talked me into purchasing one. The Honda CR-V is my first SUV. At first, I was really sceptical about purchasing one, especially with the fear of roll- over. But I must admit that the transition from my 2000 Honda Accord to the 2003 CR-V, was a wonderful experience. It's just like drive a car.

CRV Performance

4.8
Hondadriver on 04/10/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Honda packs a lot in this package at a nice price. Good handling, nice pick up and size. Perhaps my one complaint is that the ride could be slightly quieter and less stiff.

No problems

4.9
cee on 04/07/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

great suv would not trade it for another in it's class. i would trust it anywhere. It hols it's own. I love it!!! Fun to drive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I like it!

5
LTC on 04/07/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I shopped seriously for about 3 months, looked at Saturn Vue, Toyota RAV4 & Highlander, a Mitsubishi, and the Honda Pilot. My first 2 tanks of gas (97 octane) have been just over 24.9 MPG. I drive 15 miles to work ending up at downtown Indianapolis.

Excellent vehicle for the money

5
wolfboy on 04/07/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

If you are looking for a good, reliable vehicle, then look no further.

good car

4.5
grace on 03/30/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

i was always stuck with compact cars...wanted a change...it was either the used s2000 or this brand new 2004 cr-v.....I like it so far...had for alittle over a week....good change...I like it...seems pretty smooth...compared to my friend's rx330...hahahaha

A Great Mini SUV

4.6
SGP on 03/30/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Love it! First SUV. Also looked at Forester and Rav. Has more space than either. Took one-day road trip of 170 miles in hard rain and driving wind (from the side)on interstate (speeds 65- 70mph). Tracked extremely well and much less wind buffeting than our sedan. Not as quiet as a sedan - wind and tire noise is noticable, but probably not as loud as a mid- or full-size SUV. Seats are firm (a bit on the hard side, even), but during our 170 mile trip we were not uncomfortable. Impressed with the rear seats - lots of rear seat legroom, rear seats slide forward and back, seat backs can be adjusted, rear seats fold up and forward to add more cargo space.

Great, Cheap, Safe Car

5
Jedrankin on 03/30/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is an all around great car. My wife crashed hers last week, and we loved the vehicle so much, we bought another one identical. My only complaint is that in a 5-speed, there is no armrests.... other than that, I wouldn't change a thing!

Great SUV

4.9
Shari on 03/28/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is our first SUV and we love it. Test drove the Jeep Liberty and this was by far the better. It's fun to drive and looks great. The cargo room is really impressive and I love the fold down tray so I can put my pocketbook there when there is someone in the passenger seat. I also love the gear shift up on the dashboard. I've always liked by cars and this has that feel.

Love my CRV

5
NHPaul on 03/27/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

After test driving Toyota's Rav4, 4Runner, and Highlander, as well as the Honda Pilot, we were convinced that for the price, the CR-V was the best buy. Now, after having it for almost 6 months, we still love it! I drive it to work (42 miles each way) and have not had one (1) bad experience with it. It is not a million dollar car, but for the $24K that I paid for it, it is worth every penny!

Custom Recreational Vehicle

5
Edward H Charles on 03/22/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Honda CRV is a fun to drive vehicle. It is very comfortable and it handles extremely well for an SUV. It is very roomy and has a lot of storage space. Gas mileage is as good as any 6 cyl,sedan with automatic. This 4 cyl SUV gets off the line as well as most 6 cyl suvs. The best thing of all is it has Honda engineering and quality building it.

Honda CR-V EX

5
Frank Rees on 03/22/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We have had a rough winter in Northern Utah this year, and I needed a commuter vehicle that offered all wheel drive. The Honda CR-V has served this purpose very well, while also being fun to drive and completely reliable. I have a tow hitch on it, and while the amount you can tow is modest, I obtain over 21 mpg while towing. Overall mileage as been 25.5 to 26 mpg with mostly highway miles with some city miles. Perhaps the best compliment I can give the vehicle is that it becomes more fun to drive with each passing day and I recognize the excellent value it represents.

MY SECOND CR-V

5
Tom Rush4th on 03/21/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I just picked up another CR-V EX..After this lousy winter I couldn't find a better vehicle combining all weather traction, fuel economy & good looks.. Reliability is tops..resale very high..If you are considering a small- mid SUV this is a no-brainer.. Tom R. Bedminster, NJ

CRV=EXcellence

5
gr8crv on 03/20/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

All things considered, engineering, performance, reliability, economy, exterior and interior design, Honda's CR-V is as best they come. For commuting to and from work, and for weekend camping and fishing trips, my 2004 CR-V suits me perfectly. It's power is surprising, leaving many larger SUVs in my rearview mirror!

cool car cum SUV

5
star48120 on 03/19/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

crv is a cool suv.ride quality is just like car.very quite ride.good on gas. its fun to drive.

great

4.5
oakman on 03/19/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Great suv.. fun to drive an has good cd player an good amount of room inside. My wife loves it and so do my teenage girls.The price was right and its a honda.

Another Sweet Honda

4.9
Mary Jane on 03/19/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

After 7 years of excellent performance I've purchased another model in the Honda line. I've wanted a CRV for some time so noone I know is surprised by my purchase. Just big and tall enough to feel more comfortable on the road among the monster vehicles. Very fun to drive: responsive, drives like a car, what's not to like?

Great small SUV!

4.8
Jacatch on 03/18/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is my first SUV and I love it. The ride is pretty smooth for a SUV and so far my gas mileage has not been too bad (about 22 mpg). The EX model includes everything, there are no options. The only haggling you have to do is getting a price under the MSRP.I have a family so I really appreciate the standard anti-lock brakes, side impact air bags, dual crumple zones, security key system and moon roof. In addition, this SUV has excellent crash protection results. My insurance was lower than for the 1999 Dodge that I traded in.

CRV

4.9
MANNY on 03/17/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

EXCELLENT SUV. GOOD BUY FOR THE MONEY. SMOOTH RIDE, GREAT HANDLING. IF I HAD TO DO IT AGAIN, I WOULD. A+++++++++++++ IN MY BOOK!!!!

OK

4.4
student on 03/14/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

After reading reviews and looking at specifications, the CRV was at the top of my list. Interior is well designed, the silver exterior is sweet. The first drive I was impressed with the acceleration from 0-60 mph. The 6 cd changer w/ cassette is pretty cool, now I can connect my mp3 player to the stereo. The speakers are ok but I needed a little more bass so I put a sub in. But what really disappointed me was the gas millage. I average b/t 17 and 18 in city and 20-21 hwy. These numbers more resemble a V6 rather than a 4 cylinder engine. Overall I have a little buyers remorse but I am satisfied with my purchase.

My Little Silver Honda CRV

4.9
Charla on 03/13/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love my new CRV. Love the manual transmission! It has pretty good power. When you look at it from the outside it looks small, but get in it and it has lots & lots of room. I like the style on the outside compared to the old boxy style they used to make. Feels very sturdy to drive, handles great,and runs very smooth. It is a great price for the EX 5 speed and you get more for your money with all the options.

Good for the price

4.6
Lovit on 03/13/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

After getting rid of 13 yr old Accord, I did extensive research on small SUVs and decided that CRV was the best for the money. Even though only after a week of owning the car, the trunk had a minor problem, I still think that CRV was a good choice. It drives smooth, comfortable. I agree with many reviewers that CRV is rough on bumpy roads, but I expected that when I bought a SUV. I was buying a SUV, not a car.

CR-V C Me Smile

4.9
x-man on 03/13/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

A great SUV at a great price, with good milage.

cr-vv

5
tim4bundy on 03/11/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

run to drive and extremely reliable

Love this car

5
happy owner also on 03/11/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My wife and I have 2 children and we wanted to trade in our older large SUV on something new and easier for my wife to drive, we test drove a bunch of the similar size SUV's (VUE Outlander Escape) and the Honda CRV was the best of the bunch in our opinion. It rides great has a ton of stow away storage and is very Mom and Kid friendly. We could not be happier with our choice.

Very Nice

4.6
Ron65 on 03/10/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

After first 500 miles, this is a very comfortable, easy to drive car. Handling is great, is roomy for a small suv. After comparing to RAV4 and Subaru Forrester, the CR-V has more to offer, and it costs less too. Highly recommended.

Luv the new V....

4.8
GbA2Mich on 03/09/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Just bought a 2004 CR-V EX in Satin Silver...absolutely love it!!! Can't wait to take it on it's first long road trip roundtrip from Florida to Michigan in June. This car is so nice and so much fun to drive!

Wow - what a great vehicle

4.8
Shelbell on 03/09/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is a great vehicle to follow up to two Accords which set the bar pretty high. I love sitting up higher among the sea of huge vehicles out there today, and this car has some pep! Great turning radius and everything within easy reach. I recommend adding the side step, the moonroof visor (for sound at high speeds), the front splash guards, and the cargo cover (esp if you are used to having a trunk - and for safety reasons).

Fun, Reliable and Functional Machine

4.9
tonyumd on 03/08/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The primary driver for this vehicle is my wife, but i enjoy taking it out every chance i get. The fuel economy is good. The interior is very functional with lots of cargo space. The middle head rest is useless and blocks much needed rear-view. A V-6 engine would make this vehicle a perfect 10. We traded in our 2002 Accord and we miss very much the radio controls on the steerign wheel, leather seats, Home Link, visor lights, larger glove box (we can't even fit the car's manuals!), V-6 engine. Overall this is a good buy.

Satisfaction

4.5
JeffbowMoyer on 03/07/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

If you're looking for reliability,reasonable pricing,good looks,and pretty good performance,then the honda/crv is a pretty good bet.It's also pretty comfy.

Lovin it

5
tenebrion on 03/06/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I'm about 3000 miles into ownership and completely satisfied. This replaced a 99 Jeep Cherokee, so the ride is like a Cadillac in comparison. I took it on a long trip for xmas. It's carried five grown men. It's gone through moderate mud and snow. It's been great in all those situations. The rear center headrest pops out if you decide it blocks your view. In contrast to another review, the cassette player comes in handy if you have an mp3 player.

nice suv

4.9
douber on 03/06/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I didn't think I would like this car as much as I do. I wanted a pilot but as the wife was the primary driver she won and we got the crv. I am gald now plus 10,000 dollars richer. I how ever am the one who sevices it and that sucksa the filter is hard to get at and makes a real mess. But all the hondas I have owned are about the same. They seem to give no thought to servicing there vehicles.

Almost a 10

4.9
EasyRider on 03/02/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great SUV. Big enough to haul stuff around in the back, but small enough to get decent gas mileage for a car that size. It is turning into the best car I've ever driven or owned, and I have owned seven.

Review

4.8
nichol on 02/28/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

very nice to drive

My First Honda

5
momfalc on 02/28/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is my first Honda and I love it. My previous car was a Cadillac DeVille and we bought this to tow behind a motorhome and for my work car. It handles beautifully and I love being able to manuever it so easily, especially into small parking places. And the "real time 4 wheel drive" is perfect for me and my driving requirements.

THE Small SUV

4.5
pjotter on 02/26/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I've had this CR-V for two and a half weeks and actively seek out trips to take and errands to run. It's that much fun to drive. In my opinion it's sets the bar for it's class. I poured over ALOT of research before this purchase. Low road noise, good engine pickup, roomy and lots of room for big items and that great Honda reliability and re-sale value. Try it yourself!

MY CRX

4.9
Jimmil43 on 02/25/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

What more can I say "it's a Honda". Zero defects on delivery. Fun to drive. Great on gas for an SUV (25-26 mpg) Handles well on ice and snow

GOOD VALUE

4.5
PDS on 02/25/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The CRV is a good value and it does what is advertised. It is meant to be a practical vehicle and it is.

CRV EX

4.8
spy_love on 02/25/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Its clearly the best in its class .. worth the money !

One drive in it sold me....

5
Richard Walker on 02/25/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I LOVE THIS VEHICLE!!! I am 6'3'' and have no problems riding in it. I wanted something that was not as big as a pilot and drove more like a car. The EX model is worth the price for all the upgrades. Very functional, good looking and of course, Honda quality. I know, sounds like a car ad but it truly is a fine vehicle. The dogs and my bike fit in it just fine.

our cars

5
slmks28 on 02/24/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We currently own two CRVs and we love them.

great car but i have a few issues

4.5
racerj36 on 02/24/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Very nice. Doesn't get promised mileage, more trips to gas station. Speaker makes a tint sound and Honda finally agreed to replace it but it will take months to order. Windshield ding from rock was not even noticable but became a crack which grew every few days. Honda recommended factory glass, said only $100 more than non factory but i pressed for a price and it turn out to be a lot more for factory glass. $255 versus $600. Went with Non-factory and it looks identicle.

My BABY!!!

5
mrbingifyurnasty on 02/24/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

First off, Honda's ROCK!!! My wife has a Civic, now I have a CR-V(I actually wanted the Element, but my wife hates the look)....I have only put 50 miles into it and I already love the damn thing! You can easily fold the seats up and literally roll 2 large bikes into the back without even turning the front wheel. That along with a surfboard rack and I am ready to go on my days off. I will hold onto this when we have kids because of the safety rating. You don't need the extended warranty since Honda's don't start wearing down till 100000 miles anyways.

Ordered on Chrismas Eve

4.9
Jerry Lynch on 02/24/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I live in upstate New York where the roads are bad about 6 months or more of the year. My new CR-V handles all road conditions like a dream. The only thing I had to do to make it ready was add winter blades. My gas milage for all around driving has been about 22 mpg, I expected better, it should go up when our weather warms up as it have been colder than normal. Would recommend this vehicle to anyone who has marginal road conditions. I feel much safer than I did in my old 98 Voyager.

Much Research ... One Answer ... CR-V

4.9
Research Man on 02/23/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My wife and I bought the CR-V after extensive research (for about 15 months). There are a lot of good choices out there for a small SUV and it isn't easy to find which one is best for you. We use our vehicles for commuting to work and to see friends and family. We don't need something that will break land speed records or tow a house. There is plenty of power and room, interesting features, and a lot of safety built into the CR-V. If you keep your vehicle on pavement and use it for everyday tasks, the CR-V is TOUGH to beat.

This car is s-o-o-o-o thirsty…

3.3
algoro on 02/23/2004

Performance: 3 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

This car is s-o-o-o-o thirsty… Gas mileage is horrible… In city (no traffic) – 17 miles/gallon; highway – 23 miles/gallon. I even went on a trip Seattle – LA - Seattle to test/confirm these numbers… Dealer said that it may get better after 7500 miles… Why??? I think I would NOT buy CR-V if I knew about this gas consumption…

robs review

4.9
big rob on 02/22/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

a great car and i would allways reccomend for someone to buy it, its also a great deal

THE PERFECT SUV!!

5
VA Happy Buyer on 02/20/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I did a ton of research on SUV's before I bought this one--it was between this and the Toyota Highlander. However, it gets better crash scores and mileage than the Highlander!!

I' m happy

4.4
Smileyone on 02/18/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

This is my first suv. I am very happy. Just big enough, yet not too big. Plenty of interior space. Gas mileage just ok.

Another satisfied Honda Owner

4.8
mrnjr on 02/18/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The CRV is easy to drive. Handling is excellent, better than most SUV's. Great amount of vision out the front. Plenty amount of room for five adults and suitcases. The best buy for a SUV. There are a few things I don't like, rear seat head rest limits vision out rear window. Stereo is far reach for someone of average height.

CRV

5
Nhowl on 02/18/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Fun to drive, great in the snow. Only complaint is the road noise is a little high.

all around good SUV

4.4
SC01 on 02/18/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

Just bought a brand new '04 CRV EX. Did a lot of comparisons b/w CRV, RAV4, Mazda 3 and Subaru. wanted a long term keeper of a car with great gas mileage. So I chose the CRV. I love everything about the car except for the low gas mileage. Highest so far was 200 miles on a full tank.

Roger's Ride

4.3
Issy on 02/18/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I love my CRV! It's my 3rd one.

4 wheel'n

4.8
bsteel on 02/17/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

The fuel is the only problem I have with it, but this is the first SUV I've owned

I Rave For Rav

4.8
Timsey on 02/17/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Lot more get up and go than the Toyota Rav. And seem's quieter. But a little bumpy on rough roads. But tested them all and seemed the best for the price!

My Honda CRV

4.9
pascanellii on 02/17/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I absolutely love my CRV. I had a car before I got my SUV, and now I will never go back. The CRV has great gas milage and is so comfortable. I drive every weekend a total of 4 hours and I love my ride home. I will always have a Honda. Thanks

lucky me!

5
ron9002 on 02/16/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

After years and years of many boring Accords, I can finally say I love my car. The CRV is such fun to drive. It's so responsive, not "trucky." And it's a whole lot more peppy than any Accord I've ever driven. The gas mileage is just bit less than the Accord.

Good as advertised

4.6
Geoprod on 02/14/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Replaces 13 year-old Accord. Honda quality remains the hallmark of this vehicle. Could lose the cassette player and road noise. Needs more comfy seats. Otherwise, good reliability, economy and performance.

dependable

4.9
techie on 02/14/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

this vehicle is well equipt and very dependable especially during winter time. Comfortable and safe to drive. Highly recommended to everyone who is thinking of buying an SUV.

Great Car

5
JoeCarguy on 02/13/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great car for the price! Very dependable and easy to handle. Not the best ride quality but you only paid 20K for it so don't expect luxury car ride. Adequate acceleration, good exterior/interior design Lots of space Shop around and negotiate a good deal!

CRV or Sport trak? DUH!

4.9
joans_david on 02/07/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My wife and I were on our way to purchase an Explorer Sport Trak, even after having done research on these two vehicles... my wife liked the Sport Trak. Well, we stopped by the Honda dealer and drove the CRV on the way to the Ford dealer... OOPS! We loved the drive, comfort, and power of the CRV. We then ventured to the Ford dealer and were amazed at how cheap the Trak felt... We are now loving the CRV and it moves like no four-banger I've driven

Great SUV!!!

4.6
Ben987 on 02/06/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

This is a great SUV for anyone looking for comfort, power, and quality. Gas mileage is excellent, and the CR-V is good in the snow.

Great CAr, but needs bigger gas tank

4.5
KCRV on 02/04/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

After 2500+ miles a two long trips I love my new CRV. I am 6'3" and have no problem driving the CRV for 3+ hours without stopping. The trunk just swallows up luggage and the storage under the picnic table is great! The only complaint is the small gas tank that is only good for about 300 miles.

An excellent small SUV

5
04CRVLX on 02/03/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Also, own an 01 Accord EX V6, compared to the top of the line sedan the CRV with its 4 cylinder mated to a 5 speed MT was able to hold its own on highway speeds. The extra ground clearance and AWD made traversing over snow less arduous. Storage space is abundant, design allows loading ease. Gas mileage comparable to the Accord V6, not bad for an SUV but not as good compared to a similar 4 cylinder engined Accord. Road noise is much more noticable compared to the V6 Accord. Stereo sound quality on CRV LX inferior to system on Accord EX V6.

2004 CR-V EX

4.6
James Dart on 01/31/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The CR-V has the same engine as the Accord. It is an I-4, but it is tuned to provide max performance while still getting very good gas mileage. The interior ergonomics are superb. There are multiple storage bins and compartments. Honda got rid of the center console and shifter and opened up the space between the two front seats. Although I have only had the car for a short time, I am confident that the reliability will be above average. The construction of the car is high quality for its price range.

Great first SUV

4.9
happy Honda owner on 01/30/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I decided on the CRV when I got tired of driving a two door. It has been a great decision so far. I love the cargo room, the height of the vehicle, real time 4WD comes in handy with ice, and it heats up quickly in the winter. It is hard to see over the middle headrest though.

I Love my CRV

4.9
LGale on 01/29/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The vehicle is extremely fun to drive. It has been wonderful in bad weather. The vehicle has a lot of storage room and our family of 4 fits in the vehicle very well.

Great for my family

5
J&C on 01/28/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

1000 miles and loving it. I'm a big guy (6'4'') and find plenty of room in the cabin as well as the back seat. Really like the sliding/ reclining rear seats, a big plus over the Subaru Forrester. (I didn't even fit in the back of the Forrester.) Handles great, a very quiet ride, probably would be quieter with better quality tires.

Good value--fun to drive

4.8
Cleburne fan on 01/26/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The CR-V has handsome exterior styling, a capacious interior and is fun to drive. We liked the black cloth interior, which is hard to find, as well as the moonroof and in-dash cd-changer. It comforts us to know it has 4wd when we need it, antilock brakes, side air bags and great safety ratings. Being a little larger in every dimension than our Forester makes it more comfortable for this 6'2" driver, especially on long trips. Overall, it's a great balance of size, utility, safety, economy and driveability, and it's a great value.

Outstanding Value for Mid-Size SUV

4.6
Big Vic on 01/24/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great value. Exterior design is top of the line. Quiet inside. More power from V-tec motor. Large interior for mid-size vehicle.

Great Car

4.8
Nijo on 01/23/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought this car new about 10 months ago after reading online reviews. Its been doing well until now.

Vibration

3.8
bencal on 01/21/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 4

Vehicle came with front end-steering wheel vibration. Balancing tires didn't get rid of it completely. Tailpipe rusting. Side windows vibrate during cold weather. Hard to see out of rear window due to back seat headrests. Little inside storage space. Zippy drive but too many initial problems for a vehicle touted for its quality.

Best Value for Money

5
sreiss on 01/13/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

When it was time to get a new car for a family with 2 young kids, what to get after the Odyssey minivan? A CRV! For the price, this vehicle packs a lot of value for a family of 4, and the main commuter vehicle for me. I looked at several other vehicles-- some I'd even PREFER to this one, but the price would put it out of reach. For the money, this is a great blend of utility and comfort.

great vehicle with a lot of potential

4.9
jdh on 01/08/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This suv has alot of potential with more horsepower and available sport options. Great vehicle for a small family. Great on long and short trips.

Great little SUV

4.9
bpgolf02 on 01/08/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

After doing months of research and driving similar vehicles the Honda CR-V EX is the best value for your dollar. The combination of how the vehicle handles, safety features, 5-Star crash test score and good gas mileage sold me. This car rocks. Way more room then it appears from the exterior.

Nice Car...I mean SUV

4.9
John from Irvine on 01/06/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

My budget for this purchase was $18,000 -25,000 so I chose from Toyota RAV4 and the CR-V. American cars weren't considered (bad experiences with Ford and Chrysler in the past). I liked the options included for one price for the CR-V so I went for that and I don't regret it at all. (side airbags, aluminum wheels, cd changer, ABS, moonroof). The car looks nice on the outside. Not macho, not too cutsie, just right. The inside is pretty plain, but has lots of space, relatively comfortable seats, and a great easy to read controls. Drive performance is nice as it accelerates quickly and handles on curves and sharp turns great. It is also easy to park.

Best Engineered Small SUV

5
newhondafan on 01/05/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Have been extremely impressed with the vehicle's performance, handling, braking and meticulous assembly quality. Handles like a car. Great view out. Great ergonomics and good visibility to the rear.

2004 Honda CR-V

5
CR-V Owner on 01/01/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The CR-V handles curves without excessive roll. The size of this vehicle is just right for me; don't really need the 8 passenger space of he Pilot for myself since I'm not carting the children around anymore...until grandchildren come around, anyway. Like the performance of the i-VTEC.

A "Must Have" Kind of Car

5
Savvy on 12/30/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is the best car I have owned since I was 16 years old.

Best Car I've Ever Had!

5
B.A. on 12/30/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is my second Honda CRV LX and it is even better than the one I purchased in 1999, which I thought was great. Honda has excelled at building a vehicle that combines practicality and safety with fun. If you want a car that rates high on safety features, interior comfort, good gas mileage, low maintenance, and dependability, this is the car for you. It practically drives itself! I commend Honda for keeping the best features of the older model and upgrading the engine, body, interior, and comfort features in the new model.

Fun Compact Recreational Vehicle

5
Archie Corona on 12/30/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've never driven an SUV before that's easy to park. The turning radius is so tight that I can flip a huey in an instant. The intrument panel is easy to read along with the newly designed knobs for the air and heater.

Honda CRV 2002

5
weber on 12/27/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

great handling,fuel efficent,& roomy cruises at 80mph very smoothly

CRV

4.6
TMag on 12/23/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I'm 33 and hesitated to buy a "Cute Ute," as so many call it. After having more expensive cars it was a difficult move but I feel a very smart one. Everyone loves my CRV.

Honda CRV - Good choice for the money!

5
mattgella on 12/22/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My wife and I were looking for a small SUV that had to satisfy four requirements: 1.) It had to come from a reputable manufacturer. 2.) It had to be fuel efficient. 3.) It had to be attractive. 4.) It had to be fun to drive. As soon as we took the CRV for a test drive we knew we found the vehicle we were searching for!

My CRV

4.5
Willie on 12/21/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I use primarily for towed vehicle behind my 34ft. RV and for local and near out of town driving. To date I am well pleased with the ease of towing 4 on-the-ground and the ease of handling in traffic. Very responsive for a 4- cylinder engine. Good mileage. Overall excellent vehicle for towing and general useage. 5 passsenger capacity a plus A little noisy on some roads and driver rear visibility slightly limited for short persons due to rear 3 headrests jutting up. A good vehicle for the dollar.

CRV EX

5
jachap1 on 12/19/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The CRV EX is a pleasure to drive, feels like a car, good power, good visibiility, solid feel to it. Execellent traction on wet or slippery surfaces. Roomy passenger and luggage interior. Picnic table a nice touch.

2004 CR-V EX Automatic

4.8
binkleyyaz on 12/19/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I wanted a small SUV that had decent gas mileage, safety, and reliability, along with a few creature comforts, and the CR-V EX delivers. Smooth ride with car-like handling. Nice stereo, plenty of cargo and passenger space. I really like the all-in-one nature of the EX model - it gave me everything I needed without messing around with extra options.

great SUV

4.8
gio99 on 12/16/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

overall the honda CRV is a great SUV.

Great but forgot a few little things

4.4
JohnBoy53 on 12/14/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Downsizing from a 2001 F150 S-Crew, it took some adjusting! This little SUV appears to be a very good vehicle. Solid, well designed and nimble. Several things that coulda/shoulda been included are: 1) tethered gas cap so you can't forget to put it back! 2) tinted top of windshield. (I thought all cars had this) 3)12V power outlet that works with ignition off so cell phone can charge uninterrupted. Other caviat to consider: Road noise is excessive. (I was surprised about this) I do recommend this SUV. Overall it is an excellent value!

quiet rough ride

4.1
Zack Ery on 12/13/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Rides like a horse drawn wagon, rough, I expected better. Quiet ride, handles well,

Billf is happy

4.9
Billf on 12/12/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Wonderful Vehicle if you in mind for a Mid to small size SUV....great gas mileage, comfortable ride...with quite a bit of pep.

Smartest Buy In Its Class

4.5
Neal on 12/11/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I thought long & hard before purchasing my CR-V. Other models considered were the Tribute, Liberty, Sorento, and RAV- 4. Along with Toyota, Honda has superior reliability in this class. My CR-V has the perfect balance of what I need in a vehicle - high build quality, excellent drivability, AWD when I need it, good looks, and a spacious interior. Power could be better, but the VTEC makes the most out of what the CR-V has. Weaknesses? Stock tires are junk. Radio is weak in performance and reception. Auto trans selector is located right behind windshield wiper controls, causing the grabbing of wrong controls at times. Gas mileage is not as advertised.

best mini suv in the world

4.9
root on 12/10/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

i love it and am going to buy one more for my wife

2004 Honda CR-V

4.5
Ket K on 12/10/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I decided to buy my 2004 CR-V due to a track record of high reliability with this vehicle. The CR-V seems small from the outside, but inside it's very roomy with some of the nicest features I like. Power windows, child door safety, got 5 stars rating from NHTSA crash rating... and beatiful design overall. I have researched this SUV for a while...and found out that it is considered the best compact SUV in this class. Highly recommended!

Lovin' my new car

4.9
Michaela on 12/08/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I LOVE my Honda CR-V! I don't know if I'll ever be able to drive anything else! It's extremely spacious. It's wonderful for active people who can put all the sports equipment easily in the back. The only downfall I found was that I felt it should have come with a luggage rack, but other than that, this car is GREAT!

Needs keyless remote entry!

4.4
Mary Shaird on 12/07/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

This is a great car overall. I enjoy driving it, since the pick-up is great for a 4-cylinder. I would recommend the vehicle to others.

BEST MID SIZE SUV FOR THE PRICE

4.9
RMichael on 12/06/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought this SUV for a 130 mile per day commute.I get a consistent 27 MPG combined hwy and city. The car really moves. I bought the lX model with all the extras but with a stick shift. I had to special order it but the std shift gives excellent control and has great power. Ask for Lud if you buy at Curry Honda in Westchester. He was straight up front no high pressure and was very knowledgable. The car is OK in the snow and the rain. Would Highly Recommend the purchase.

awsome

5
buba on 12/03/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

If you need a car for the next ten years buy a honda. Gas milage is great and comes stock with cd\air and most of all it is great for tall people also I am 6'2" and fit fine.

The little SUV that 'could'.

4.8
J. R. Todd on 12/03/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

As a lifelong Honda fan, I wasn't surprised to find their 'crossover' SUV performed as advertised. The 4 cyl engine is has more than sufficient energy to climb mountains and attain highway speeds without hesitation or difficulty. The AWD feature on my CR-V performs even better than I anticipated on snow covered roadways. I was also glad that Honda offered lower body 'cladding' that protects my car's finish on gravel roads. Were it not for the fact that my salesman badly mis- informed me about the efficacy of increasing the wheel size from 15" to 17" (it can't handle snow tires on the larger rim) I would have been absolutely delighted with my purchase.

Balancing Fun and Function

5
Tim Switalski on 12/03/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I can't say enough about this car. It's fun to drive, very comfortable, and handles well on the highway and in city traffic. The interior space is ample, with a lot of cool features. The all-time four wheel drive is also very good to have, especially in Buffalo, where the winter driving can be a bit challenging at times. I've probably sold a few of these cars just by letting my friends experience the ride. Go check one out.

crv

4.9
marsha on 12/03/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car handles very well in the snow or on dry pavement. It has a very solid feel to it on the highway.

Excellent Mini-SUV

4.6
Mr. on 12/03/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I actually have the 2-WD by choice - I don't need the 4-WD in Midwest. This may not be the vehicle for a tall person. But for those of you looking for a well made vehicle under 25K this is a very good vehicle. I love mine. I do occassionally wish for a little more comfort, but if I wanted to spend more, I could purchase a Pilot.

I LOVE IT!

5
Peaches on 12/03/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love my Honda CRV! I have owned a couple Civics prior to the CRV and I absolutely Honda's in general. I don't recommend any other make to anyone. My family is a Honda family: 3 Accords, a Civic, and my CRV.

crv

3
capecod on 12/03/2003

Performance: 3 Comfort: 2 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 4

Already got rid of it and bought a Mercury Mountaineer. Was very disappointed in it.

Buy one of these!

4.6
biskit on 12/03/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

this car is a lifesaver on snow & ice. Incredible go, stop and handling power for a small car

Hondas are great!!

4.6
S. McIlhagga on 12/02/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I purchased my 2002 Honda CR-V in May 2002. It is a fun vehicle to drive and is a great winter vehicle. Last year I drove it from NY to SC and it was a smooth ride all the way.

Honda CR-V

5
Robert Wendel on 11/30/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Cr-V is fun to drive...tight and very responsive to the road. Quality is evident throughout. The rear is easily accessible and plenty big for hauling items from general shopping errands to small household projects.

Reliable, Solid, but not comfortable

3.9
Alex K on 11/30/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 2 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5

I really like how well this car performs and how solid it feels. Superb fuel economy, solid engine, trans... BUT, it's not really comfortable. The seats are hard and awkward. Honda needs to put more foam in those seats.

C R Very Cool

4.8
PWR on 11/29/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Love it! A small SUV that feels big with great gas milage.

Comfortable ride

4.9
nurseellen on 11/29/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great car. First non-American car I have owned. Using the shift takes some getting used to, I have turned on the windshield wipers often instead of putting it in reverse! Seats are comfortable, roomy interior, smooth ride.

Honda CR-V rate 8 out of 10

4.4
art_card on 11/25/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I bought my honda crv ex AWD 1 month ago, and it's not so great as other reviews, Pro's: great engine, fun to drive, Con's: bad windshield with distortions on the right side, bad off road capabilities, bad gear shift handle on the way of radio, bad seats very tight.

It's great for what I need.

4
buffybay8 on 11/22/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

Just bought my CRV and I'm really enjoying it. Don't like the heastation on shifting from 1st to 2nd and I wish the cruise control buttons, on steering wheel, were lighted. I love my CRV!

A diamond in the rough

5
James F. Greene on 11/22/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Extremely smooth ride. The gas mileage is great. I have only had this vehicle for a month and it's getting a 26 MPG average in the city. The seats are comfortable and there is plenty of room in this vehicle. The handling is excellent. It is an SUV but it feels almost the same as driving a sedan or coupe.

Honda CRV EX

5
LinzLugar on 11/22/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I just bought this Honda CRV and I am in love with it. It is so comfortable and fun to drive.

I just love it....

4.9
jjspringer on 11/20/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

After months of research and a couple weeks of test driving, the CR-V won hands down. I have really enjoy my CR- V. It has get up and go when needed and handles great. The ride is smooth and comfortable. The 60/40 split rear seat is very convient and easy to access. I love the 6 disc-CD changer location making it easily accessible. The compartments and cup holders are in abundance. I did not like the fabric of the seats and had them replaced with leather seats. Made a world of difference and is easier to clean. You get more than you pay for with the CR- V, great investment.

fun suv

4.8
top hat on 11/18/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I have owned a few suvs and had a lot of fun with them all. they all had V8s and got bad gas mileage.They all did very good off road but i do not do 4 or 5 thousand miles off road driveing any more so the CRV is just what i need.

Great Value in a small SUV

5
Dawn Bernard on 11/18/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great Vehicle! After getting my Honda accord up to 235,000 miles, it was time for an upgrade, and the CRV fit the bill perfectly. Drives like a car, but plenty of room for camping gear, and we love the way the rear seats fold down. Honda's quality and reliability show here, and we love the "real time" 4 wheel drive that kicks in only when you need it, great to drive in snow. Great mileage, but I wish the gas tank was bigger. All around great value..and "waiting list only" at the dealership!

Long distance travel

3.6
wagtail on 11/11/2003

Performance: 3 Comfort: 2 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Rather unconfortable after 2-3 hrs, becomes more so the farther you go. Seats and backs too firm no lateral support.

Honda CRV EX

4.8
Musikar on 11/10/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Love the car just needs a few improvements. 1. Gear Shifter gets in the way of radio making in hard to reach programmed radio buttons. 2. Road Noise. Sometimes sounds like a window is open. Try opening the moonroof feel the air come thrrough the electric window openers on the drivers side door. 3. Radio could sound better. 4. small glove box.

CRV a bargain

4.3
fredrab on 11/10/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Comfortable, quality is obvious, especially for a relatively inexpensive SUV. 4 cyl. engine really feels closer to a 6 cyl.& I am really pleased with the power. Very ergonomic interior. Compared to other compact SUVs, the CRV is larger and is a real bargain. The RT AWD makes a ride on slick roads feel very secure.

My first Honda

5
jja on 11/08/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Just gor it but have read much about it. Will be for only two of us, wife and me. Want stability and safety in winter driving in NE Ohio. Want comfort and some amenities which this car has. Look forward to using it.

Honda is still tops

4.4
crv enthusiast on 11/07/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Had an older CRV when it first debuted. Was not happy with acceleration and smallness of car. Came back to it with the 2004 edition. Power was improved greatly. The EX edition basically gives you everything you need. Was able to purchase one that just came in before the dealer added all of thier extras to. Got a great deal on a rainy night.

Not bad!

4.9
ninad51983 on 11/01/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Everything about the car is awesome, the only complaint I would have is the pickup on the highway. The car does not accelerate very quickly.

Great SUV

5
gph2113 on 11/01/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Not even after picking up my CRV,I hit black ice on the freeway, slamming into the concrete wall at 50mph, totalling the car, but walking away with no injuries.Extremely safe car, thank you Honda!I picked up another crv a week later.Lots of room-from the outside,it seemed smaller than my former Honda Passport,but actually has more room inside.I actually could squeeze 12 friends into it last weekend. I drive it a lot on the freeway between road trips with friends and going back home on the weekends from school-and it gets great gas mileage.A great car for college or starting out.

excellent reliable vehicle

5
zee on 10/29/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Anyone searching for a stable, reliable SUV should look no further than the CR-V. Roomy interior with plenty if not too much storage compartments, attractive interior, and pleasant ride make this car one of the best that we have ever owned. It is a quite ride, and don't be fooled by 4 cylinders, it moves when it needs to.

My New CRV- Red

4.9
C ROGERS on 10/26/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Handles great...excellent visibility...rides very smooth, brakes very smooth...feels heavy and strong...excellent acceleration..plenty of power. Lots of room for riders and also cargo..Great looking...I just love it...One of the best vehicles I have ever had..My last three cars were brand new Accords...The Honda Products are just the very best.

i love my crv

4.9
s euliss on 10/26/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

this vehicle handles with ease in all traffic situations.....it is roomy and great for carrying items too big for cars....it is a wonderful vehicle for traveling..... it is easy to load and unload with out bending or stooping.... this is the 4th crv i have owned....i would highly reccomend one

Love to drive

4.9
Tremoto on 10/25/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Honda's second gen. body stlye is great. The car is perfect size for my wife to drive. My kids fit in it ( 10 & 2 ). The rear windows roll all the way down. The only complaint I have with the car is the rear gate opens towards the curb. If Honda can change steering for right-hand drive to left-hand drive they should be able to change rear gate opening.

Love my 2004 CR-V EX 5-spd manual

4.9
bjpva on 10/22/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Looks great, fun to drive, I'm very pleased with quality. Many convenient features! Beats RAV4 and Forester in appearance. The 2004 CR-V rocks! Lots of standard features!

Love my CR-V

4.9
Labman on 10/22/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I traded a fun-to-drive Celica for a more practical and useful CR-V. It has proven to be a very good purchase. It's very useful and fun to drive. Honda quality shows through in many ways. The engine is very peppy and it's easy to keep up with sometimes manical California freeway traffic.

Hot, Hot, Hot

4.9
Honda Lover 2 on 10/14/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I brought this for the make and model. LOVE It, LOVE IT. Test drove the Nissan Xterra and was too small in the front area. The Hona CRV is comfortable and a great ride...

Good so far

4.9
Adrewskie on 10/14/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Very good so far. In city mileage even during the breakin period was 22-24mpg. Very comfortable and easy to drive.

You'll love it!

4.9
becklou on 10/14/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have twin daughters so we need lots of space for the stroller, toys, etc and this little SUV is really bigger than I thought it would be! We can even fit a 3rd person next to the two car seats in the back. Honda has added thoughtful little extras inside - lots of cubby holes for CDs, change, cup holders. It even a util tray UNDER the passenger side seat just right for maps, books, etc. There are pockets on the back of each seat (a must with little kids in the car), plus several pockets on the back door. I also like the safety test results and you can get side impact airbags in the EX.

Great Mini-SUV

4.8
Darin Marple on 10/14/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The 2004 CR-V is another great car in the Honda line. Build quality is great and the initial impression of this car is that should serve me for many years with little or no complaint from me or the car. The real-time 4wd was a real selling point for me. I tried it out on some wet roads and the car stuck to the road. All in all, the combination of fuel-efficiency and reliability of a civic with a SUV platform was a great idea. My wife has an 03 forester, both are great cars, choose the CR-V for size and finish, the forester for performance.

CR-V fan

4.9
CR-V fan on 10/11/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Did a lot of research and was not disappointed when it came time for the test drive. Plenty of room,features and power. The accessories I added finished it off nicely. Excellent vehicle!!

Unquestionable Quality Abounds!

4.8
Musclejock23 on 10/10/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

You could not pay me money to give up my cr-v. I owned a 2002 model, but it got totaled when a Suburban ran a red light...long story. So I got another, because I had no problems with my first. There is always plenty of passing power, granted you pass at speeds less than 100 of course. I averaged 23 mpg in a rigorous birmingham, Ala rush hour commute, and it as an absolute blast to drive. It is larger inside than a liberty or an escape, is faster, cheaper, and of better quality than a Sorento(Kia), and like I keep saying is built like a rock (Aren't all Hondas?)hehe. Anyway two major thumbs up on this fine ride.

Love It

5