2008 Honda CR-V Review

Jun 16, 2008

The 2008 Honda CR-V is the latest in line with the Suv's keeping up the Honda style and technology. The CR-V 2008 is a step over its predecessor, the crv 2007. There are many significant changes in this car and higher technology integrated. From the outside the body is sleek and smoother. The car features body colored bumpers. The Ex and the EX-L classes include one touch power mono roof. Included in this is a tilt feature. Also this car sports folding power side mirrors.

The interior of the car is also improved a lot. It is bundled with the available Honda satellite linked navigation system to help you drive around. It essentially keeps you from getting lost. The leather seats are heated for driving comfort. The steering column is tilt and telescopic so that it can fit and adjust according to the driver.

Significant changes have been made in the engine also. The car is powered by a 166 hp DOHC I VTEC engine having 4 cylinders. It has a great fuel economy and the vehicle gives ultra low emission carrying the ULEV designation. It runs as 1800 rpm. It has a torque of 161 lbft. The mileage that this car gives is also very good averaging at 20/27 miles per gallon on the city and on the highway......

The style is basically a blend between the premium SUV and the SUV formula CR-Vs. The SUV adds to its features the power driver's seat and an automatic climate control. The CRV was one of the best selling SUV vehicles of the year 2007 with its many versatile features and providing a spacious five passenger seating.

This SUV has a sedan like handling features. It is engineered towards complete safety of the passengers. This car has a five star safety crash safety rating that is the highest rating to be ever given out by the federal government. This rating includes both frontal impact as well as impact from the rear. The CRV is rated as the top safety pick by the Insurance institute of highway safety. The CRV is only the second SUV that has every obtained the highest safety rating by the federal government for both frontal and real impacts and also obtain the top stop in Insurance institute of highway safety rankings.

The Honda CRV 2008 is built refining its own style and added further enhanced features. These are serious upgrades in terms of quality and control. One of the most essential features is having a dual zone climate control system in the car. The drivers' seat has an eight way power adjustment feature and a power lumber support that is an added feature in the CR-V EX-L. The EX-L models are also equipped with premium audio systems which are taken from the Honda satellite linked navigation system cars. This car brings together the features of the best SUVs and has the ride and comfort and the handling of a sedan. With the dynamic and the interior styling this car is sure to attract both new and old Honda buyers.

Also as mentioned the SUV is packed with safety features making this car the safest car of the year. A lot of detailed emphasis has been put into safety. The safety technology that has been applied to this out distances the nearest competition by implementing the features that are beyond the conventional industry standards. This includes side curtain airbags that contain a rollover sensor. Also a front side air bag with a passenger side occupant position detection system. It is equipped with antilock breaking system and electronic brake distribution. Also included is a tire pressure monitoring system. It has a rigid body with fully independent suspension. This results in a quite cabinet which has smooth and agile handling capabilities. The 4.2 v-tech cylinder engine and a standard 5 speed automatic gear transmission provide and excellent balance of power that makes driving this car a pleasure.

The construction feature of the SUV features extensive use of high speed steel to provide rigidity. There are various luxury features in the interior that make the car more delightful like the center table that is used for holding beverages. There is also a 12 v power outlet available as an auxiliary jack along with the audio system. The audio system provides the interior with 160 watts of power and allows portable music playbacks. Over all this is a splendid car to own in the city as well as for a smooth ride in the highways.

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2008 Honda CR-V Review