Honda CR-V - 2007 Review: Make the right decision, and your kids will likely talk about the CR-V in later years. Maybe they will give it a name, even, and we’re betting that there will be memories tied to various stains that the family will continue to talk about when the kids are grown and the CR-V has been replaced by a sleek luxury sedan. In the here and now, however, if you’re a young family in need of an affordable, smart and dependable vehicle, you’ve come to the right review. The 2007 Honda CR-V, restyled and recrafted, is vastly improved over the outgoing model – and most of the competition. Our EX-L tester came with Honda’s Real Time 4WD, leather trim, navigation and backup camera. This model sells at an MSRP of $26,595, including $595 destination.
Why We Drove It
As one of the most popular cars to commuters and young families, the thoroughly revised 2007 Honda CR-V is one of those vehicles we simply must review. You will buy this car and count on it to deliver years of good times and convenient motoring. You will put your kids inside, carry groceries, go on vacation, to work and, in essence, live your life. Few things are more important than that, so explaining what’s good or bad about the CR-V – so you can make the right decision – is just about the most important thing we have to do.
Honda fans won’t be surprised to find that this powertrain does best at high revs. The five-speed automatic transmission made gear changes smoothly, though we noticed some slight hesitation from time to time. The transmission is excellent at squeezing the power from the CR-V’s four-banger, the Honda’s Grade Logic works well for piloting the CR-V up hills. The CR-V’s ride is stiff and a bit harsh, and while many people in this market want a softer ride, if you’re a CR-V owner looking to upgrade, you know what to expect. If not, the CR-V’s stiffness is balanced by feeling more connected to the road and with slightly more performance-oriented handling than is common in a compact crossover.