2013 Honda CR-V
There are 4 user reviews for the EX-L 2WD w/ Navigation trim shown below
- Drives well, looks good,
- EXTREMELY LOUD ROAD NOISE, Over Priced, Poor GPS, Recalls Already
Purchased As New
Having owned more than 10 Honda's over the years, I must say I am extremely disappointed in the new CRV EX-L Nav.
Coming out of a 2004 Accord EX-L Nav the new CRV is a real let down. The road noise is unbearable, one cannot take a trip without getting a headache. I think my airplane is quieter, and I have to wear headsets in the plane.
The radio has to be turned up very loud in order to be able to hear it on the highway. Honda has disabled much of the gps functionality while the vehicle is in motion, and not even the passenger can use it. You have to constantly switch between pressing on the screen to pushing the button under the steering wheel for voice input. (This switching back and forth makes the system unsafe.) Then the voice input does not work because the vehicle is so loud. If you receive a call over the blue tooth, the caller cannot hear you over the road noise. People think you are talking to them in a wind storm or at a race track. It is sometimes impossible to make a call due to the noise.
Every time you get in the car, you must hear the radio say phone is connected, then press the OK button to use the radio. Very annoying.
If you search online, you will now find many complaints about road noise in the new CRV. This is inexcusable from a vehicle that costs what this one does, and Honda should be ashamed.
The vehicle looks nice and the fit and finish is good. Mileage is ok, but not exceptional and below the sticker ratings.
The CRV EX-L Nav is underpowered, and quite anemic feeling. The 4 cyl does not have the smooth solid acceleration that our 04 Accord did. The CRV has to downshift to climb even the lowest hill or highway crossovers, even those over small roads.
We find that the Cruise control hunts up and down all the time, fluctuating more than 5-7 mph.
The rear brake rotor was machined poorly at the factory and had raised grooves on it when it arrived at the dealers lot.
There have been recalls on this vehicle. One for sure, and I believe 2.
Honda redesigned the fuel cap holder on the gas door, and it is hard to get the cap to stay in the holder. It is a poor design to say the least.
There is no hatch release on the remote, the rear hatch will not open if the vehicle is not in part, and the doors will not lock if any one of them is open.
The CRV has a large windshield and the wipers do a less than stellar job of cleaning it.
These problems are not what I expect out of a 30k Honda.
My dealer has not been very responsive and I don't think I will buy Honda again.
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