2006 Honda CR-V
There are 35 user reviews for the EX 4WD 5-Spd AT trim shown below
- Fuel economy very good, ample power for a 4-cylinder, but little bit of engine noise.High re-sale va
- The ride is comfortable, easy handling, low maintenance cost. Acceptable road noise.
I've had a chance to test ride all the 4-cylinder SUV from Toyota, Mazda, Nissan and Ford, and quite frankly I liked it the most was the Honda 2006 CR-V EX 4x4. I did'nt really like the new model 2007, from a distance it looks like the Acura RDX to me, so I went and buy the more distinctive styling 2006 model. I heard complaints about the road noise but what SUV don't have road noise, even the $50,000 Lexus RX350 has road noise too. If you want super quiet ride on the road don't spend your money on SUV go for a sedan or small passenger car instead. But if you purchased any SUV already not only the CR-V, don't go for their stocked tires, make a deal with the dealers to change the tires to MIchelin brand and I guarantee you the road noise will be cut down to a very low and acceptable level.That's what I got with the CR-V, and the Michelin tires had immediate impact on the noise, and also they make your ride more comfortable. And for the power of the car I felt it has ample acceleration to get me merged with traffic on the free way, the car has good visibility for all corners, and it's easy to maneauvre even my 16 year old daughter loves to drive it. The interior of the car is well design and materials quality is acceptable, don't expect too much with a $25,000 SUV 4x4, you want upscale materials go for Lexus or BMW and you ended up paying ten of thousands dollar more. Go and compare the cr-v with the rav4 or the hyundai tucson and you will see what i mean. And for the whinings about lack of the cr-v power, what do you expect from a 4-cylinder engine? Its 156 horse-power is enough to run air-conditioning with 5 people in the car, and has a tow- hitch of 1500 lbs at the back. I don't know what else do people want from a 4-cylinder? Want more power go for V-6 or twin turbo charged engine then you'll end up paying thousands more at the year end for your gasoline and maintenance bills!...read morehide
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- great handling, tight feel, great engineering
- noisy ride
I have had the CRV for just over a year and live in the mountains of BC. Have taken road trips fully loaded with people and gear in tough terrain over thousands of miles and NEVER had problem with the power. I suspect people need to learn how to drive. Awesome vehicle, excellent gas mileage, great handling including icy roads. Lots of space and comfortable. The only drawback is the noisier than average ride, but not a big issue, great value for the money, love it and I am not a car salesman, but am an experienced driver who has driven many different vehicles....read morehide
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- moore space
- problems with starting engine, and balance
I bought the crv 05, and the car have a problem with starting the engine, when the temperature drop below 30 degree. I had to used the drumper to get it on. This problems happen just 3 months, when i bought the car. I brought to the honda dealer 10 times, but they could not find the problems. They said they could not do anything else. I have to live with this car.
second problem is the wheel of car is turing to the right; it is not balance. when you are driving, you have to hold the wheel.
If you plan to buy this car, you have to be careful.
good luck...read morehide
5 out of 8 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- Fun to drive.
- Ride a bit rough.
Overall satisfied so far (3500 mi since purchase). Feel every bump unlike my Accord. Engine a bit underpowered at times (hills) but fine for single person commute without hills. Have been getting 23.5 mpg avg between city & hwy driving. Get about 310 mi per tank. Love the high ride and cargo space. Stereo sound OK. Auto transmission works great. Not that comfortable for long trips compared to our Chrysler Voyager minivan. Have not had a chance to stress AWD yet in bad road conditions. No problems with vehicle yet....read morehide
5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- Roomy, easy to drive
- Gas mileage, useless arm rest, awkward gear shift
I'm a plus size woman and the seats & belts fit me just fine, except for the arm rest which is WAY too low to use. Seats could have used a little more padding, but I drove it from TN to CA in 4 days without too much numbness. Height of the vehicle is great for easy entry and exit. My 5 year old has no problem getting in and out by himself either.
Gas mileage is nowhere NEAR what is stated. Driving cross country I averaged around 23, now the last few thousand miles have been mostly in-town with a little highway now and then and I'm averaging between 19/20mpg. Basically, the low fuel light comes on in about 220 miles which means frequent fill-ups. The gear shift is on the dash which I'm still getting used to--I keep hitting it when reaching for the radio dials. Having radio controls on the steering wheel definitely helps.
It does give me plenty of room for everything from car seats to groceries to odds and ends from the hardware store.
Definitely drives more like a car than a truck and visibility is very good. Overall I'd buy it again!...read morehide
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- Fun to drive, spacious interior, lots of storage compartments
- Seats a bit too firm, small gas tank requires frequent fill-ups
For the money, this is a fun car to dirve. It has good pick-up for a 4 cylinder, very responsible handling, and has a quiet smooth ride. Interior controls are located for a minimum of reach/movement. Lots of convenient storage compartments. Cup holders between driver & passenger seat folds down for more storage space for your purse, backpack, or whatever. And the picnic table in the back, although I've not used it yet, is a kick! I've owned my CRV for a month, and I love it. It consistently gets 19 mpg.
I used to own a Jeep Liberty, and also test drove the Ford Escape Hybrid, Toyota Rav4, Toyota Highlander, and the Honda Pilot. The Pilot was hands down the best, but was $10,000 more. Of all the suvs I drove, in a comparable price range, I liked the CRV the best....read morehide
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- Solid car; great cargo room; fuel economy BETTER than expected.
- Intermittent wipers not adjustable; roof rack and cargo net not standard features.
I can't see what all these negative reviewers are complaining about. Someone said they didn't have enough room to comfortably use the pedals - I'm 6'1" and am perfectly comfortable. Others complained about the worse than expected fuel economy - I'm getting 26 mpg. Consumer Reports said they averaged 21 or 22 mpg in their test vehicle.
Other reviewers here said the 4 cylinder engine wasn't powerful enough. I find that this engine has more pep and pick-up than some 6 cylinder engines in SUVs of comparable size.
Complaints about the noise level in this car are exaggerated in my opinion. Yes, it's not as noise-proofed as an Acura or some other cars, but it's not nearly as noisy as some have made it out to be. Maybe they've got their hearing aids turned up too high.
Lastly, one review I read said that her CR-V hydroplaned very easily. I can only assume that she must have been driving too fast for conditions - I've driven in very wet and rainy weather dozens of times and have had absolutely no problem in that regard. My CR-V has been responsive and easy to control at normal speeds.
I thoroughly researched small SUVs before buying and am very satisfied with my choice (it came down to the CR-V or the Subaru Forester). I drive much more than average - I bought my 2006 CR-V in April. It's now nearly October and I have 15k miles on it. I find the seats very comfortable, which is important because I spend so much time driving. I have plenty of leg room, more than enough head room, and fit quite comfortably in this car. I suffer very little fatigue from driving as a result.
The cargo room in the CR-V is better than the 2002 Jeep Liberty I used to have, and the fuel economy is much better (I got only 17 mpg with my Jeep). The controls are laid out logically and are very easy to operate. The climate control knobs are very large, which is important when trying to operate them with gloves on - a needed feature here in Michigan where it gets very cold in the winter. The wheel tilts (but does not telescope) and the gauges are easy to read.
A bonus is a standard in-dash 6 CD changer, which I love since I love to listen to music. It's very easy to operate, and there are lots of storage cubbies for my CDs. I also love the power moon roof, which is part ot the EX's standard package.
One of my complaints about the car is that the intermittent windshield wipers are only one speed. On almost every vehicle I've had, the intermittent wiper speeds have been adjustable, so I was somewhat surprised about this. Another complaint I have is that a roof rack is not standard equipment on this vehicle when it is on so many other small SUVs. My only other complaint is that the car doesn't have a cargo net standard, and I also think they charge too much if you want one from Honda. These are very handy for carrying groceries or other small packages if you prefer to load them in the tailgate.
Overall, I'm very satisfied with this vehicle. I would recommend it to anyone considering a vehicle in this class, and plan on driving mine for many years to come....read morehide
7 out of 9 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- Handling and ride
- MPG less than 22/27. I get 19/24 conservative driving. Fuel tank could be larger
Could us V6, 4cyl causes unnessary acceleration and shifting of gears when going up hills and head winds.
2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- It has a very high re-sell values and it has very big truck space to travel luggage
- Gas mileage is not so great!! It said 22/27 and I don't think this is the true number
CRV is very good for city driving and it is not an ideal car for long distance because the car is very small.. Just like a civic but 4 wheel drive. If you don't drive more than 10000 miles a year, then this is a very good choice because re-sell values of CRV is very good when you want to sell it....read morehide
6 out of 10 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- I LIKE EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS CAR
- NO CONS THAT I CAN ACTUALLY THINK OF
I LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS CAR ESPECIALLY THE 6-CD CHANGER. & ALL DIFFERNET COLORS THAT U CAN CHOOSE THE COLOR OF YOUR CAR THAT U WANT.
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