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2008 Honda CR-V news, pictures, and information
2008 Honda CR-V Blends Premium Style with Crossover SUV FormulaCR-V EX-L adds power driver's seat and automatic climate control
The Honda CR-V, one of the best-selling sport utility vehicles for 2007, provides spacious five-passenger seating in a versatile crossover SÚV package wîth sedan-like handling. Engineered to be a safety leader, the CR-V achieves the highest five-star crash safety rating by the federal government for both frontal and side impacts and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) rates the CR-V as a 'Top Safety Pick - 2007.' The CR-V is one of only two small SÚVs to achieve both the highest federal crash safety rating for frontal and side impacts and the top IIHS safety rating.
For 2008, the CR-V builds on its premium style and refinement by further enhancing the CR-V EX-L wîth upgraded and additional features. A new dual-zone automatic climate control system and a driver's seat wîth eight-way power adjustment and power lumbar support have been added to the CR-V EX-L, replacing the manual controls. Additionally, all CR-V EX-L models are equipped wîth the premium audio system that was previously exclusive to models equipped wîth the Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™.
'The Honda CR-V brings together the best features of an SÚV wîth the ride, comfort and handling of a sedan,' said Dick Colliver, executive vice president of American Honda Motor Co., Inc. 'Its dynamic exterior styling and premium features continue to attract both previous and new Honda buyers alike.'
The CR-V highlights the company's ongoing emphasis on safety and outdistances the competition by implementing new technology and features that go beyond conventional standards wîth innovations that include the Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure, a pedestrian safety design and standard Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®). Standard safety equipment includes side-curtain airbags wîth rollover sensor, front side airbags wîth passenger-side Occupant Position Detection System (OPDS), active front head restraints, VSA, anti-lock braking system (ABS) wîth Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist, and a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS).
A highly rigid body and fully independent suspension result in a quiet cabin and smooth, agile handling performance. The 2.4-liter i-VTEC 4-cylinder engine and standard 5-speed automatic transmission provide an excellent balance of power (166-horsepower) and fuel economy (EPA-rated 20/27 city/highway mpg , 2WD).
A dynamic forward cabin blends the familiar CR-V identity into a sculpted lower body wîth a rugged appearance. A two-tier grille and a side profile wîth an arched window shape and chrome trim accent the CR-V's distinctive and upscale presence.
The CR-V's unit-body construction features extensive use of high-strength steel to provide rigidity. Comprised of a front MacPherson strut layout and a rear multi-link suspension, the high-rigidity body and independent suspension offer an engaging driving experience rare for this class of vehicle. State-of-the art noise absorption materials help to reduce engine and road noise for an ultra-quiet cabin.
The inside of the CR-V blends Honda's renowned ergonomics and innovative storage integration wîth modern and efficient styling. Abundant standard and available features like a navigation system wîth voice recognition and a rear view camera accentuate the attention to premium details. A retractable center tray table provides the two beverage holders, and EX and above models also contain an additional 12-volt power outlet and the auxiliary audio input jack.
CR-V models outfitted wîth a leather interior (EX-L) provide a spacious multi-function center console in place of the retractable center tray that can accommodate up to 24 compact disc cases (on models without the navigation system). On the CR-V EX and EX-L, a dual-deck cargo shelf provides additional storage options in the cargo area and can hold up to 20 pounds, while providing enough clearance underneath for grocery bags or items such as a folded stroller.
The Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System wîth voice recognition and rearview camera, available on the CR-V EX-L, features a 6.5-inch motorized display that opens and closes for access to an internal single-disc CD player and a digital audio card reader that can play MP3 and WMA files from CompactFlash® cards. The navigation system features more than 7 million points of interest and can control the audio system. The voice recognition is capable of recognizing and entering numbers, street names and cities.
The CR-V LX and EX audio systems provide 160 watts of power. Auxiliary audio input jacks are standard equipment on all trim levels, allowing for portable music device playback through the audio system. All audio systems feature MP3/WMA CD playback capability and Speed-sensitive Volume Control (SVC) that automatically adjusts the volume based on vehicle speed. The CR-V LX has a four-speaker audio system wîth a single-disc CD player. The CR-V EX adds two speakers (tweeters) and an in-dash 6-disc CD changer. The CR-V EX-L equipped audio system increases power output to 270 watts and delivers sound through seven speakers, including a subwoofer. XM® Satellite Radio is standard on the CR-V EX-L.
Powered by a 2.4-liter, DOHC, i-VTEC 4-cylinder engine that produces 166 horsepower at 5800 rpm and 161 lb-ft. of torque at 4200 rpm, the CR-V offers refined and responsive performance wîth good fuel economy2 and low emissions (ÚLEV-2). The Drive-by-Wire (DBW) throttle control works closely wîth the transmission for extremely smooth shift points and intuitive gear holding on hilly roads. A 5-speed automatic transmission is standard equipment.
The available, fully-automatic Real Time 4WD system enhances the CR-V's all-weather capabilities when driving in rain, snow and dirt roads - without the significant weight, fuel economy and handling performance drawbacks of a conventional four-wheel-drive system.
The CR-V is a global product for Honda sold in 160 countries throughout North America, Europe, Asia, South America and Africa - the most of any Honda automotive product. Worldwide, the CR-V is assembled in seven countries at eight factories, including the Honda of America Manufacturing, Inc., East Liberty Auto Plant in Ohio.Source - Honda
Honda Achieves Highest Non-Premium Ranking in J.D. Power and Associates Initial Quality StudyCivic and all-new CR-V score highest in their §egmènts
Honda was identified as the top non-premium nameplate in the J.D. Power and Associates 2007 Initial Quality StudySM (IQS), the company announced today. The Honda Civic and the all-new Honda CR-V ranked as top vehicles in the compact car and compact MAV §egmènts, leading Honda to rise in the nameplate rankings by two positions to the fourth overall vehicle brand.
IQS serves as the benchmark for new-vehicle quality measured at 90 days of ownership and captures problems experienced by owners in two distinct categories-quality of design and quality of production (defects and malfunctions). The study ranked nameplates and vehicles based on survey reports of Problems Per Hundred Únits (PPHÚ) studied. Honda vehicles averaged only 108 PPHÚ, an improvement of 2 PPHÚ over 2006. The Honda Civic scored highest in the Compact Car §egmènt, wîth an IQS rating of 94 PPHÚ, and the all-new Honda CR-V scored highest in the Compact Multi Activity Vehicle §egmènt, wîth an IQS rating of 91 PPHÚ.
'Honda prides itself on great fuel economy and a fun driving experience, but vehicle quality has always been the top priority,' said Dick Colliver, executive vice president of American Honda. 'These IQS results help validate our ongoing quality efforts.'
The 2007 Honda Civic lineup features a well-equipped and technologically-advanced Civic Sedan and Civic Coupe, the ultra-efficient Civic Hybrid, the dedicated natural-gas powered Civic GX and the ultra-sporty Civic Si Coupe and Sedan. The all-new 2007 Honda CR-V features a sophisticated design that delivers near-luxury style along wîth world-class refinement and four-cylinder engine efficiency.
In addition, three Honda manufacturing facilities received plant awards through the study wîth East Liberty, Ohio receiving the Bronze plant award in North/South America; Sayama, Japan; and Suzuka, Japan tying for Bronze Award honors for plants in Asia Pacific.
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About J.D. Power and Associates:
Headquartered in Westlake Village, Calif., J.D. Power and Associates is an ISO 9001-registered global marketing information services firm operating in key business sectors including market research, forecasting, performance improvement, training and customer satisfaction. The firm's quality and satisfaction measurements are based on responses from millions of consumers annually. Find more detailed findings on new-vehicle quality performance as well as model photos and specs by watching a video, reading an article and reviewing quality ratings at www.JDPower.com. J.D. Power and Associates is a business unit of The McGraw-Hill Companies.Source - Honda
2007 Honda CR-V Earns National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 5-Star Ratings in Crash Safety TestsThe all-new 2007 Honda CR-V has earned 5-Star safety ratings for both frontal and side impact performance from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), American Honda Motor Co., Inc., announced today. A 5-Star rating is the highest government safety rating. With this rating, all 2007 Honda light trucks have now achieved 5-Star frontal and side impact crash safety ratings. Honda is the only full-line brand to have achieved this distinction.
'We are determined to provide Honda customers wîth confidence and peace of mind when it comes to safety, and these 5-star crash safety ratings for our light trucks are a great symbol of the safety our vehicles offer,' said John Mendel, senior vice president of American Honda Motor Co., Inc. 'Consumers lòòking for trucks wîth the best possible government crash safety ratings can't go wrong wîth a Honda.'
Honda's complete line of 5-Star crash safety rated light trucks includes the 2007 Honda CR-V, the 2007 Honda Element, the 2007 Honda Odyssey, the 2007 Honda Pilot and the 2007 Honda Ridgeline pickup. As part of Honda's 'Safety for Everyone' initiative, all trim levels of these vehicles include standard Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®), standard side-curtain airbags wîth a rollover sensor, standard driver's and front passenger's airbags (SRS) and standard front-side air bags wîth a passenger-side Occupant Position Detection System.Source - Honda
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