2007 Honda CR-V
There are 37 user reviews for the EX 4WD 5-Spd AT trim shown below
- Standard Moon Roof, Tinted windows, 6-disc cd changer, New Design
- no change holder
I traded a mini-van for my first Honda. My CR-V is a terrific change from the large van. I have down-sized and love it. It is peppy when it needs to be and a great city vehicle. The gas mileage on the highway is great. In the city, it could be better. Overall...I LOVE MY NEW CR-V.
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- The design, Brakes, Vtec engine
- Third row, peformance, price
This is a great looking CRV. It is more of a crossover than SUV. I think the H3 is a better Mid-range vehicle.
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- gas mileage not as reported- 2 day trip averaged 21 mpg highway
- not enough pickup on hills- sluggish
overall not a bad ride, but needs more power, and seats and mats are of poor quality, but leather is over priced. Still better than my ford mini van
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- Honda reputation, 5-speed automatic, the central bin is a plus
- ugly exterior design, cheap material interior, no V6 options
What is Honda thinking?
As more redesigned Honda models come out, the more disappointed I am with their styling direction. Why are they doing this? Did they have a change of philosophy or image direction?
I owned 2 CRVs and love it! They were the first car-based SUV with the tail lights being on the top instead on the bottom to stand out from the crowd. This new CRV really is disappointing! It is too rounded for my taste and it looks like a chubby whale. However, the exterior does look more upscale than before.
I went for a test drive. The interior layout was nice and convenient for drivers. However, the use of material was too cheap, plastic everywhere for a mid-price SUV like this. Didn't expect it from a Honda brand. Even a Suzuki XL7 has better material. The rear windows create blind spots as it curves down away from the car c-pillar.
However, I do like the features and functions from the CRV, the giant storage bin was unexpecting, it was very useful, I placed many of my CD, junks in it.
The engine was smooth and adqueate for everyday driving. However, more power would be nice. Even though 166hp is enough for me, I think in the long-run, Honda should at least put in a V6 option for other customers. Competitors such as RAV4 or Suzuki XL7 offers V6 that boosts out 250 hp, i mean, even though many may not go for a V6, but in this market, you got ot give people options.
Honda was once a leading-edge company, for his sporty, performances and youth image. But juding from its options, it is starting to lack behind and it's conservative products are disappointing. Not only CRV, but the accord, civic are not as aggressive, sporty looking as before. Just how many modified accord, civic you saw on the street with the new model? not as many as before.
Overall, i give this new CRV 7/10, other than the style which i hate, the qulaity, performance and packages are relatively reasonable...read morehide
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- stylish design, excellent interior, much improved sound system, great handling and better mileage
- No full-size spare, loss of storage space up front
I just bought a 2007 EX. It's the third CR-V I've owned, the others were 2001 and 2004 models. The overall impression is that Honda wanted to go "upscale" with the new CR-V, and in large part they succeeded. The new body style is very striking, but the small curved rear windows and somewhat odd front end get some getting used to. The dash and front passenger compartment is nearly perfect. Knobs, buttins and readouts are all in the ideal places and work excellently. The radio in the EX model is excellent and is MP3 ready. The rear seats are acceptable, but comfy rear seats have never been a CR-V strong point. The car would not seat five adults comfortably. For a 4 cyclinder engine, it performs and accelerates very well - much better than my old 2004. Gas mileage also seems significantly better than my 2004 model as does the A/C. The steering and brakes are wonderful. Overall, the felling is "sportier" than the old CR-Vs, which is either a plus or a minus depending on the image you want to convey tooling around in a small SUV. The car certainly no longer looks like something you'd want to drive too far off a paved road, but it is more polished and "grown-up" looking than the older CR-Vs in an Accuraesque way. I'm not sure I like the split rear storage compartment, but the easily-removable top deck does hide junk very well. The lift gate is more conveient than the old side swinging, but I'm not sure loosing the full-sized spare is worth the trade-off....read morehide
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- honda does not accomondate comparisons to Toyota Rav
probably overpriced for an under powered car. See Toyota 6 cyl RAV for a good direct comparison
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- Nice new look, Standard safety features, not too bulky or wide
- None that I can think of except maybe a boring key fob.
I've been wanting a CRV more than a couple of years now. I'm glad I waited for the 07 model before buying a CRV or any other compact SUV. It certainly was worth the wait! Seeing the advertisement a month before it became available, I knew I was going to buy it. Test drove it this past weekend and put a down payment on it right away.
I like the way Honda lowered the ground clearance. Unlike most SUVs, you won't feel like you're about to jump over a hurdle when you get in it nor will you wish you there was a running board to step on. You ride higher than the sedan drivers and yet won't feel like you're in a station wagon. The 07 CRV is not too bulky or wide. If they designed this year's model with young mothers or women in general in mind, they did a great job.
Because it's a 4 cylinder vehicle with a 166 hp, you'd be disappointed if you're used to driving like a speedster and intend to stay that way, so stick to cars with V6 engines. This CRV is at least a tiny bit more faster than the previous models. Lots of safety features come standard too. I find it hard to believe that some manufacturers still offer most safety features like ABS as optional.
Finally, it might cost a little bit more than some of the SUVs in its class, but hey, it's a Honda and the re-sell value is great. No wonder Honda can afford to be stingy when it comes to offering(or NOT) customers incentives or rebates. Yes, you may be able to buy a similar vehicle for about $3,000 less, but how much will you get back when you re-sell it?...read morehide
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