• Nov 2, 2006
When the CR-V first debuted we thought it would honestly be the ugliest vehicle of the year. Surprisingly, it's growing on us (except that damn D-pillar!), and the CR-V Sport Concept is the best we've seen it look to date. Of course, it helps that Honda unloaded the entire contents of itsonda Access accessories catalogue on the CUV, adding new front and rear bumpers, attractive 19-inch wheels and a suspension package that lowers the vehicle. Still, it shows the CR-V has a bit of potential, though it won't be winning our beauty pageant this year.

Check out more angles of the CR-V Sport Concept after the jump and see if you agree.

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      • 8 Years Ago
      That is one ugly ride, that must be the Rosanne Barr special edition Honda.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I'm sorry, but gluing a bunch of plastic pieces around the bottom of an economy car and calling it "ground effects" is about as gay as sticking a spoiler on a Camry.

      I mean, who you foolin'?

      And it's still got the butt-ugly nose job.
      • 8 Years Ago
      "LOL how can you call one of the most popular cars ugly, you know it will sell good just like any other Honda. Plus it acctualy looks very good. But ofcourse if it is not named Mazda it has to be ugly for Autoblog."

      McDonald's sells the most hamburgers, but it doesn't mean they are the best. The CR-V is the ugliest car of the year. It won't stop people from buying them, but man is that thing ugly.
      • 8 Years Ago
      That is a beautiful paint job, rich irridescent blue. Almost tropical fish aquatic and a winner!
      • 8 Years Ago
      Have the Nipponese no self-respect. This vehicle looks surprisingly like the Dodge Caliber. If the Nippons are to take over the American car market, they will need to show more originality than this. Copycatting has gotten them well down the road but they will need more to kill off the Domestics.
      • 8 Years Ago
      im still not a fan of the smiley face grille that makes it look like the hood is free-floating.

      the rest of it looks ok to me though.
      (not enough to sway me from the forester sport XT, mind you)
      • 8 Years Ago
      i never minded the D pilar, but the front end just couldn't be designed any uglier
      • 6 Years Ago
      I like the Cr-v. I rode in one the other day and it was so comfortable and nice. The acceleration was not that good but it was a nice SUV.
      • 8 Years Ago
      No powertrain mods? Looks to me as if this thing is all show and no go. Not very fast anyway. The CR-V badly needs a V-6 or a turbo or something as the current engine is simply unable to cope with the heavy weight of these things.
      • 8 Years Ago
      It is only when Honda begins to have pretensions of "hotness" that they start to lose me as an admirer
      • 8 Years Ago
      cuv and suv means the same damn thang!

      compact utility vehicle

      sport utility vehicle

      cr-v: compact recreactional vehicle and comfortable roundabout vehicle

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honda_CR-V


      I think this how the product version should've looked. It's shame Honda won't make it look this good. Honda keeps dickin' us wrong.
      • 8 Years Ago
      These CRVs are... unique looking... and even as a Honda fan I have a hard time coping with this.. but to their credit they look a LOT better in person. Same thing with the Pontiac Solstice.. way better in person.
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