3-point seat belts in all seating positions -inc: front automatic tensioning system
Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure
Anti-lock braking system (ABS) w/electronic brake distribution (EBD)
Child-proof rear door locks
Daytime running lights
Front side-impact airbags w/passenger-side occupant position detection system
Lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH)
Side curtain airbags w/rollover sensor
Side-impact door beams
Tire pressure monitoring system
Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) w/traction control
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All CR-V models are powered by a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine that makes 166 horsepower. The engine has a drive-by-wire throttle and qualifies as a low-emissions ULEV-2 vehicle. A 5-speed automatic transmission transmits the power to either front-wheel drive or to all wheels through an available all-wheel drive system.
Despite the CR-V's all-4-cylinder lineup, acceleration is perky with a light load, adequate when brimming with passengers and cargo. Honda has kept the weight down, with the use of high-strength steel helping to provide rigidity, and the car-based platform and independent suspension give it a much more nimble feel on the road than might otherwise be expected in a tall vehicle; wind and road noise are also commendably muted. Honda's lightweight Real Time 4-wheel drive system brings power to the rear wheels only when the traction is needed.
Inside, the CR-V has seating for five, with a nice upright position in front (aided by tilt/telescopic steering) and impressive headroom and legroom in back, even for adults. As is expected in this type of vehicle, the back seat can be folded forward (in part or completely) to expand cargo space. On the top EX and EX-L models, a dual-deck cargo shelf adds more capacity while keeping enough space below for grocery bags. LX and EX models have a retractable center tray-table, while the upscale EX-L has a center console that extends to the back.
Safety is an area that hasn't been neglected in the CR-V. Electronic stability control--a lifesaving feature designed to prevent the loss of control on slippery roads or during abrupt maneuvers--is standard, and the equipment list also includes side-curtain airbags with a rollover sensor, front side airbags and anti-lock brakes with Brake Assist.
The CR-V isn't offered in a stripped-down base model; even the lowest-priced LX comes with a very long list of often-times-optional conveniences, including cruise control, power accessories, a trip computer, and air conditioning with a filtration system. The top EX-L model upgrades to 17-inch alloy wheels, a chrome grille, and other dress-up on the outside, plus leather heated seats, leather trim, heated mirrors, dual zone climate control, a security system, and a 270-watt sound system with CD changer, six speakers, and XM satellite radio.
One especially noteworthy option is Honda's Satellite-Linked Navigation System, which includes voice recognition and a rearview camera. The system now includes a CompactFlash reader that to play music files such as MP3.
Four Wheel Drive
4-Wheel Disc Brakes
Tires - Front All-Season
Tires - Rear All-Season
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers
Premium Sound System
Auxiliary Audio Input
Power Driver Seat
Heated Front Seat(s)
Driver Adjustable Lumbar
Pass-Through Rear Seat
Rear Bench Seat
Adjustable Steering Wheel
Steering Wheel Audio Controls
Leather Steering Wheel
Power Door Locks
Power Door Locks
Driver Vanity Mirror
Passenger Vanity Mirror
Front Reading Lamps
Daytime Running Lights
Driver Air Bag
Passenger Air Bag
Front Side Air Bag
Passenger Air Bag Sensor
Front Head Air Bag
Rear Head Air Bag
Child Safety Locks
Tire Pressure Monitor
Estimated city and highway mpg. See fuel economy.gov for fuel economy combinations. Estimated city/highway mpg based on base engine and transmission combinations. Your actual mileage will vary.