CR-V 2004-2007 2.0L 2WD AT Review
Honda CR-V is the the smallest SUV in the Indian market. The CR-V is the acronym which stands for 'Civic Recreation Vehicle' because the SUV is based on the Honda Civic Sedan. The SUV was first introduced in the year 1996 by Honda motors and now the vehicles 4th generation is in the market. The new SUV comes with a browbeat styling in comparison to the current model on road. The interior of the car is well designed and the vehicle is though heavy but it is easy to control it. A lot of convenient features have been incorporated in the vehicle like a foldable picnic table has been fitted in the SUV under the trunk carpet. For on road ride, front wheels are used and for off roading the rear wheels of the car are also used. The vehicle comes with a high ground clearance of 185mm that gives Honda CR-V 2.0L 2WD MT are more muscular look in comparison to the other existing SUV's in the Indian market. A big space of the cabin has been utilized in providing a number of cup holders and a big storage compartment that comes along with a storage box under the front passengers seat. To increase the cargo space of the vehicle, the rear seats of the car can be flatten. The Honda CR-V 2.0L 2WD MT comes with a very stylish interior, powerful engine and many safety features which enhances its performance on road as well as off road. Some of the major safety features incorporated in the Honda CR-V are: front seat airbags, anti lock brakes, brake assist, electronic brake force distribution and vehicle stability assist with traction control. G-CON technology used in Honda CR-V provides a safe driving experience. This technology re-examines the frame structure and allows the collision energy to be absorbed and dispersed which decreases the chances of major injury to the passengers of the car. With FCX Clarity (Fuel cell vehicle), Honda CR-V 2.0L 2WD MT is world’s first dedicated platform hydrogen powered vehicle that comes with zero emission. Customers appreciate the unique combination of low fuel consumption, two wheel drive, spacious interior and reliability. The vehicle has a light yet tensile monocoque construction that gives the vehicle a predictable car-like handling. The Honda’s all-wheel drive system is very helpful on slippery roads, although it's not designed for real off-road adventures.
The Honda CR-V 2.0L 2WD MT comes with a premium image which has been carried forward with the amazing road presence that is well balanced. Prominent looking grille in the two step format adds character to the SUV with the new sharper looking four bulb halogen headlamps blending into the grille that offers perfect symmetry to the car. The oval shaped fog lamps enhances the front fascia of the CR-V along with the side skirts that are running from the front to the rear end of the vehicle and endows a sporty look to the car. An elongated ensemble of the tail lamps have been used to enhance the beauty of the rear end of the Honda CR-V 2.0L 2WD MT. The electrically operated sunroof which has been meant to offer a panoramic view, is the center of attraction of the car. The outside rear view mirrors come with the integrated turn indicators. On an overall the Honda CR-V 2.0L 2WD MT weighs 1475 kg . The SUV measures 4575 mm in length, 1820 mm in width and 1680 mm in height with the 225/65 R 17 inch alloy wheels measuring and offers a reasonable ground clearance of 185 mm which has been considerably reduced to the 197 mm in comparison. The wheelbase is 2620 mm .
The Honda CR-V 2.0L 2WD MT is a comfortable vehicle that accommodates five passengers where in the comfort of the passengers have not been comprised and the vehicle has still got a good boot space. All the luxury class features have been included in the car to make the owner proud with endless list of features to boast about the vehicle. The interiors of the car are spectacular with the soft tones of ivory and black leather upholstery that matches up with the premium image it carries on the exteriors. The cabin has been designed intelligently with ample room for the front occupants, sufficient legroom for the rear seat passengers and around the same space as the cockpit for the boot area to dump enough luggage for long drives offers a very interesting prospect. The advanced audio system in the Honda CR-V 2.0L 2WD MT comes with the CD player with Aux-in, USB port apart from the non-stop entertainment offered from the AM/FM radio that comes in the car . The soft flow of the music can be tapped from six speakers for maximum effect for the front and the rear seat passenger. The Automatic climate control, a separate meter to track the outside temperature, particularly large foldable central armrest with cup holders for the rear passengers is something new to be witnessed in the new Honda CR-V.
Engine & Performance
The Honda CR-V comes with very robust, aggressive and dynamic engine which is meant to ensures that the car runs with great speed and without any difficulty of problem. The Honda CR-V 2.0L 2WD MT comes with a powerful 2.0 litre i-VTEC petrol engine that is capable to produce an output of 141bhp at 6000rpm along with 190Nm of maximum torque at the rate of 4200rpm. The Honda CR-V 2.0L 2WD MT gives a mileage of 7.5kmpl in cities and 9.4kmpl when the vehicle is on highway . The vehicle has a top speed of 190 km per hour.
Braking & Handling
The Honda CR-V 2.0L 2WD MT comes with ventilated disc in the front brakes and comprises disc in the rear end brakes of the vehicle. the vehicle comprises of a 225/65 R17 102 T size tyres that have better gripping on road and also off road. these tubeless tyres are of 17inch.
Apart from the safety of the car, Honda India has taken care of its passengers too. Honda CR-V is a very safe SUV for the consumers and has been made with Advanced Compatibility Engineering body structure along with the G-Con technology. The anti lock braking system with EBD is just perfect with the 6 SRS airbags (dual front airbags, side airbags, and side curtain bags) are accompanied with Occupant Position Detection System (OPDS), which further makes Honda CR-V SUV a complete safe car. in addition to this, the 17 inches of alloy wheels makes the ride in Honda CR-V much more smooth and bump free.
Honda CR-V is a complete SUV and is loaded with ample of features on the inside. The major highlight is the 1 CD Player, AM / FM player with Aux-in Jack/USB support along with Audio Volume Control . The six speakers are spread evenly inside the cabin, so that full entertainment is provided to each and every passenger in the car. Besides the impressive audio system, Honda India has provided so many accessories and comfort features in Honda CR-V, which manages to win many hearts. Some of the main accessories comprise of Independent Auto AC, Illuminated Meter with Drive Computer, 8-way Power Adjustable with Lumbar Support, leather Upholstery on the seats along with gear shift knob & steering wrapped in leather with audio controls mounted on it. Also the SUV comes with Roof Console with Conversation Mirror, Double Glove Box, Ambient Light & Map Light and Outside Temperature Indicator.
Very Stylish and cozy interiors, Powerful engine, Very comfortable and Spacious.
Overall price and maintenance cost is high, Fuel evarian is not good.