2010 Honda CR-V User Reviews
LX 2WD 5-Spd AT shown
- $14,424 - $18,983
- No trim specified for this review
- Back seat space, sound system, braking power.
- Engine, cabin interior, suspension
Purchased As New
Had this vehicle for a over a month and is more than the running/breaking in period. Have had over 7 new vehicles at various points of time but this has been my worst experience. The vehicle is underpowered on the highway and one needs to floor the gas pedal to reach the highway cruising speed. You have got to be very careful in 2 situations: if you enter a highway and have to make make an immediate left exit in a short distance, then you will be faced with a situation where you will enter the highway at speeds of 35mph and need to accelerate to the highway speed of 60-65mph and then change lanes to the leftmost lane. This may require quick braking and accelerating and this is a nightmare on the CRV. The other situation is when you yield on green and turn left at the lights. If you try to slip in between oncoming cars, this vehicle can let you down.
I had written about poor mileage, but this has improved to around 20- pl don?t go by what you read on the instrument panel. I have calculated using the full gas tank to full gas tank method and get around 20-20.5mpg- city/ highway miles (40/60%)
Suspension is stiff and ride on bad roads is terrib
The engine is noisy at revs above 2K, and the front rladiator fans keep cycling, switching on and off and the vibration of the fans can be felt through the driver seat and the steering column. This is particularly noticeable when the vehicle is idling with the AC on at a red light.
I am not sure if the climate control also trips the compressor, but on the lowest setting of temperature the air temperature keeps fluctuating from cold to cool and this can be annoying on a hot day.
The cabin has been designed very poorly. The glove compartment doesn?t have a light. Worse, papers in the glove compartment fell out of the compartment during vehicle movement- my registration papers were in a plastic cover and went missing- after much searching, we finally felt the plastic by insinuating the hand beyond the glove compartment and fished it out. The arm rests are thin and give me pins and needles on anything longer than 20-25 minutes drive. The drivers side window switch cluster has an awkward reach and if you try to operate the switches of the rear windows you may need to flex your wrist to uncomfortable positions, because the design of the seat prevents you from moving your arm back. The cup holders are ridiculously placed, and there is that unused space between the cupholders and the dashboard.
The instrument panel gives a meaningless minute to minute mpg calculation- this is so ridiculous- you will find this vehicle showing MPG of 60 when you take your foot off the gas pedal- what were they thinking? And I am told that it doesn?t have low wiper wash indicator- mine hasn?t run out yet, but I read this somewhere, and would hate to be caught with an empty washer reservoir.
I have a tire pressure monitoring system which is going to ?so useful? (that is what Honda engineers are thinking) that I will hope to be using this exactly 0 times in the 3 years that I will be leasing this car. Instead I could have done with a set of fog lights which I like to use fairly frequently.
Now for the best part: The NAV system on the CRV is cheap- (not in cost but in terms of functions)- the nav panel cannot be turned off once you turn it on without turning off the engine completely ( at least I don?t know any other way if there is one). The roads show up as US#s and not by names, and the Bluetooth phone does not show the incoming number of the caller. The operations of the Nav system are not intuititive- if you need to edit an address entry you need to get to it through a circuitous route- cant do it without reading the manual.
Do we like anything about it: My wife likes the dual mode on the AC-climate control since she can run it at a different temp, and I feel the sound system is one of the best I have experienced in cars, and the braking is very good for its size and weight.
Overall- never a Honda aga
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