2003 Honda CR-V Review Summaries

What reviewers liked most about the Honda CR-V

  • ...a great combination of a car-like ride and interior with truck-like visibility and ground clearance.

  • loaded with nifty features and...its all-around practicality and comfort deserve high marks.

    - New Car Test Drive
  • ...split-folding rear seatbacks can be reclined, a rare feature in any vehicle.

    - New Car Test Drive
  • Its extra cargo room offers some of the usefulness of a minivan... For all its engaging detail touches, though, the most endearing trait of the CR-V interior is its roominess

    - New Car Test Drive
  • ...the 2002 CR-V is equipped with the largest four-cylinder engine Honda has ever sold here -- a 2.4-liter.

    - The Car Connection
  • ...some nifty gadgets, like a flip-up tray table and a folding picnic table in the rear.

    - The Detroit News

What reviewers liked least about the Honda CR-V

  • ...every one of our drivers hates (yes, it's a strong word) the squareback-chair driving position.

    - Car and Driver
  • Power window switches, located on the dashboard to the left of the steering wheel, are a bit awkward when underway.

    - New Car Test Drive

Honda CR-V Comparisons

  • Then again, those new competitors both come from a Ford factory whose previous products have been significantly less reliable than the nearly fault-free CR-V.

    - Automobile
  • Although the CR-V's four-cylinder engine is smooth and does an adequate job, it seems lethargic next to the V-6 in the new Mazda Tribute and Ford Escape twins.

    - Automobile
  • It holds 26 beer cases, one fewer than the Escape/Tribute.

    - Car and Driver
  • ...among the four-cylinder SUVs, the CR-V is the best.

    - The Car Connection

Best one-liner about the Honda CR-V

  • As reliable as death and taxes.

    - Automobile
  • There's a lot more oomph in the new CR-V than the original.

    - Canadian Driver

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