2006 Honda CR-V User Reviews
EX 2WD 5-Spd AT shown
- $8,377 - $12,653
- No trim specified for this review
- 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!
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