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These lo-rez shots of the new, 2007 Honda CR-V came floating across the web last night and, although their origin is a mystery, it doesn't take much imagination to see these images splattered across a brochure at your local dealership.

This newest CR-V shares a platform with its up-market sibling the Acura RDX and many of the styling cues are reminiscent of their mutual lineage. Although we've already shown you an uncamouflaged spy shot and our commenters have passed judgment on the CR-V's newly developed dental problems, a few other design cues are of note. The floor-to-ceiling taillights are an obvious carryover from previous generations, with a little Volvo wagon thrown in for good measure. The steeply descending rear-side window may be an attempt at smooth styling, but the resulting pillar will require serious body contortions to check the blind spot. The chrome surrounds, although a nice touch, seem to add a level of flash that just doesn't seem to fit a mild-mannered cute 'ute.

The interior, in true Honda fashion, is an homage to functionality and bears a similarity to the new Civic's dash and instruments, sans the top mounted speedo. Thankfully, and in no small part to customer complaints, the transmission selector has been moved from its odd dashboard mounting to a more traditional home below the air and radio controls.

We'll hold off on making further judgments until the 'official' shots are released and if Honda decides to drop off a CR-V in the Autoblog Garage, we'd gladly take it for a spin.











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      • 8 Years Ago
      I think it looks like the new Opel Antara/Saturn Vue 08 with Volvo XC90 rear lights.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Does not matter what anyone things, whether it be ugly, pretty, fast, slow... that little "H" on the front will get plenty enough people buying it to make it successful in the pocketbook for Honda again.

      If the interior photos are real, then a NAV is on the way, which is a headsup over the RAV4.
      • 8 Years Ago
      This thing is ugly!!!!! It is trying to be too many things all at once a volvo, a buick, a sedan a bubble, ill take an pontiac aztek instead please. lol
      • 8 Years Ago
      SIZE IS GOOD, INTERIOR LOOKS GREAT, SIDE AND BACK OF VEHICLE ARE FINE -- BUT PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE DO SOMETHING ABOUT THAT UGLY FRONT END!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      • 8 Years Ago
      Hmmm, not too bad and I'm not a big Honda fan.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Why was the transmission selector odd? It was just fine for a auto. Stick it in gear and leave it there.
      Why take up room on the console/floor for it. Having a manual on the column is odd.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Honda just released its first Cat Litter box. No longer rectangular, it looks like a swimming pool and will no doubt sell because it is a Honda. Just be careful not to swim in this lest you mistake the floaters for a candybar.
      • 8 Years Ago
      The headlights look to have been copied from the GMC Acadia crossover.
      • 8 Years Ago
      look like cr-v are moving up market a little. leather didn't come in until after mid-market refreshment with SE trim level on last two models. Given civic is making it's way up for fit to fit in their model range (pun intended) maybe they're gonna bring in something like the HRV or a small mpv.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I'm a current owner of a CR-V, like it allot...With that said, when is a car company going to stop making a "compact" SUV bigger, hello....Gas prices....over $3 a gallon.... BTW, not interested in an SUV that looks like a bubble, if I wanted a bubble, I'd buy a car.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Plenty of times I don't like the still photos of a car when they come out, but once the car hits the road it doesn't look bad. So I'll hold off on calling it ugly until I've seen it on the road. I have a feeling it'll end up looking better than a Dodge Caliber, anyway...
      • 8 Years Ago
      Overall I think the 2007 CR-V is a winning design. I think it lost some of it's SUV-ish, or Cute-Ute look on purpose. Public perception of a utility vehicle is poor gas mileage. Honda softened the lines and made it appear more sleek.

      Now, things that could change... that grille/front bumper looks goofy. It's as if the vehicle has an under-bite. Oh, and the rear-quarter with that circular window is odd, it could have been better. However, if I were in the market for one of these the CR-V would be near the top of my list.
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