Last post on Dec 20, 2007 at 9:45 AM
You are in the Honda CR-V
What is this discussion about?
Honda CR-V, Honda Accord, SUV
#24 of 33 Re: CR-V EXL vs Accord EXL [thegraduate]
Feb 22, 2007 (2:05 pm)
To each their own! Its almost always impossible to have all the elements in a car suit a person's needs. Honda cars and SUVs come pretty close which is why they keep selling so many cars and SUVs. People tend to have a whole lot of conflicting needs at different times and Hondas and Toyotas satiate most of the needs most of the time. As an example, CR-V has been called a duffel bag on wheels in some reviews.
As far as buying an Accord or a CR-V, I would wait for the newer generation Accord before I make the decision. I like the technological bells and whistles that come with a newer generation vehicle and it is not fair to compare a car that is in its last model year (though the Accord won a few comparos with newer card).
#25 of 33 Re: CR-V EXL vs Accord EXL [guru_g]
Feb 26, 2007 (2:02 pm)
Also, the new Accord is going to shrink, unless the spy shots on the internet are of "the rest of the world Accord" (TSX here).
#26 of 33 08 CRV VS 08 ACCORD - Which one?
Nov 07, 2007 (9:05 am)
I have a hard time to decide which car to buy - CRV or ACCORD. I brought a Luxus RX 350 for me,but the wife now takes it
I am now driving a 9 year old Civic with 120,000 miles and would like to replace it with either 08 CRV or 08 ACCORD.
I likes the higher seating for CRV and 4wd for winter, but it looks from outside a more woman's car, further more the gas milage may be less than an 08 EX-L (4 cylind 190 h)accord.
The new accord interior looks awesome - better than Acura TL, and have very response performace. plus - better gas milages(?) and looks a more man's car.
#27 of 33 Re: 08 CRV VS 08 ACCORD - Which one? [charles12]
Nov 07, 2007 (9:52 am)
I'm buying a 2008 CR-V for my wife. However, for myself I have driven accords since 1984. I currently am driving 2004 accord and my wife test drove the 08 accord and loves it. However, since we also need at least on e vehicle in the family with a larger cargo area, she is getting the 08 CR-V EX-L w/nav. The point is, since you already have the Lexus RX 350 for extra cargo space when needed, you should get the 08 accord.
#28 of 33 Re: 08 CRV VS 08 ACCORD - Which one? [hdjcpa]
Nov 07, 2007 (11:37 am)
good point, but I like to sit higher. I will retest drive both and give myself a couple of weeks to make final decision.
Can you tell the real gas milages for your wife's CR-V (city/highway)?
#29 of 33 Re: 08 CRV VS 08 ACCORD - Which one? [charles12]
Nov 07, 2007 (4:08 pm)
I'm also trying to decide between an Accord and a crossover of some sort.
I don't really like the interior fit/finish of the CR-V. It felt too sparse to me, not "plush" enough. I did notice the lack of features. The Accord on the other hand had a very nice, upscale feeling to it. The ride was great, and the price for an 08 was good too...but..we don't really want to give up the space, AWD, and yes, a higher seating position.
Anyone think the RDX would sort of have the best of both vehicles (except price and MPG obviously )? I haven't had a chance to test one, because there are no local dealers, so its inconvenient to try that one out.
For now, I think I'll try driving a Murano, though I think that's slightly bigger.
#30 of 33 Re: 08 CRV VS 08 ACCORD - Which one? [charles12]
Nov 08, 2007 (4:54 am)
We have a new CRV and an 05 TL. It's nice to have one car that can be used in snow. It's also convenient to have one car with a trunk. Also, occasionally we take an older parent with us and there is difficulty getting into even the CRV. These are somewhat different reasons, but are our considerations.
As far as gas milage, 4wd always gets lower.
As far as a woman's vs a man's car, I won't go there.
The other consideration is take back the RX 350 for yourself(which by the way, some people consider a woman's car).
And let her choose her new car.
By the way the woman's car comment was only made in jest and please take it that way. No offense is intended.
It's good to have these choices,
#31 of 33 Re: 08 CRV VS 08 ACCORD - Which one? [charles12]
Nov 13, 2007 (12:09 pm)
but it looks from outside a more woman's car
Anything with Automatic transmission is a woman's car. The people at Caddilac invented it in the late 20's and early 30's to attract women buyers who could not manage the clutch.
So, if you buy a seemingly manly vehicle, but with an automtatic transmission, you are buying a woman's car. Drive stick, be a manly man.
#32 of 33 Re: 08 CRV VS 08 ACCORD - Which one? [stevecar]
Dec 20, 2007 (7:19 am)
thanks for your comments. I finally gave up buying the CR-V due to the LOUND engine noise when accelarating and brought a new Acura TL base model a few day's ago. I compared the TL with the new Accord and found that the TL is much better than Accord in terms of fit/finish (also performance). I got the 08 brand new TL $2000 below invoice plus 2.9% financing for 36 months from Honda. The TL is only $3650 more than a V6 EX-L Accord (invoice, no finance from Honda for accord - extra cost, therefore the real difference between Acura TL and Accord is less than $3000).
For those of you who are thinking to buy the Accord, you should definitely look and compare with the Acura TL.
Stevecar - are you sure that your 05 TL's gas milage is better than your new CR-V? The EPA for the new TL (3.2 L) is 18/26 which is lower or equal to the CR-V.
#33 of 33 Re: 08 CRV VS 08 ACCORD - Which one? [charles12]
Dec 20, 2007 (9:45 am)
You make a lot of sense. Good luck with the TL. Good choice.This is our 3rd TL after having a Legend for 5 years.
I average about 22 mpg with the crv - at least 80% city.
The TL is my wife's car. I drive it on long trips , where we average in the mid 20's. So I'm ot really comparing apples to apples.