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Pros: side mirrors, view in all directions
Cons: short wheelbase,
Advice: A good vehicle for industrial use, country useHave not driven far enough to comment
Pros: The quality sound system
Cons: It's difficult to tell the distance of something behind you (paralel parking is an adventure at first)
Advice: I've test drived this in addition to it's main competitor, the RAV4. This is better.I received a CRV EX about a month ago now and I can say that it is definitely a very good and versatile vehicle. Not only does it have a lot of storage space, but it drives well. When I first drove it, I was shocked by the remarkable handling ability. It can turn on a dime, folks. My test drive of the Toyota RAV4 did not produce quite as good of a drive (not to say it was a bad drive, just not as good as the CRV). If you're debating between the RAV4 and the CRV, trust me, pick the CRV: best value in America.
Pros: This is probably sounds silly, but I love the removable picnic table in the back!
Cons: The 6-CD changer doesn't play MP3's or WMA's.
Advice: The CR-V is an awesome value and doesn't have a 'utility vehicle' look! It's classy.I love the quick pick-up when I step on the gas. It has a smooth quiet ride and I feel safe with all the great safety features of EX. Roomier than the Toyota RAV4 and much more comfortable than the Honda Element.
Pros: I love the comfort, the way it drives, the premium sound system and many other features.
Cons: The horsepower. It doesn't have enough pickup.
Advice: I would say go for it!!!!I love the way the CR-V drives. It is so smooth and comfortable. I love the stereo, the sunroof, all of the power features and the amount of room in the vehicle.
Pros: The sun-roof. The flat floor between the driver and passenger seats and the back seats.
Cons: When parallel parking in tight spots, it's hard to determine how close you are to the car behind you.
Advice: For towing, you might need a V6 such as with the Ford Escape. For 5-passengers, the CR-V is more comfortable than the Highlander.The new car test drive report by Tom Lankard is very accurate. We took our new CR-V on a mountain drive to Lake Tahoe. The automatic transmissions had no problems shifting into the correct gears, the 2.4 L has just the right power, the all-wheel drive engages in snow quickly and without problems, the tight turning circle is a major advantage for getting into parking spaces and making U-turns, and the interior is comfortable and roomy. We also measured 25 MPG on this trip.