Last post on Oct 17, 2011 at 9:32 AM
You are in the Honda CR-V
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Honda CR-V, Car Buying, SUV
#21 of 45 Re: 2011 cr-v questions [idic5]
Sep 20, 2011 (6:50 pm)
I have a 2010 CRV LX 2WD. I gather from your post that you'd like to try to travel with 5 adult people, 5 bikes, and a roof mounted carrier in a CRV. Given the performance of my CRV with 2 people aboard, and the rear loaded pretty heavy, I think you'd be sorely dissappointed with both the performance and the fuel economy of the CRV. My CRV is not that comfortable on long trips, gets mediocre fuel economy at interstate speeds, and is quite noisy. Your three adult sized children would be a tight squeeze as well in the CRV's rear seat, and, no, you can't add a third row of seats. The RAV does offer a V6 option that's more suited to your needs, but, its tight inside too. IHMO, a Toyota Highlander, or, perhaps, a Honda Pilot would handle your needs better. You simply need more vehicle than a CRV. its too small and under-powered. Yes, a local mechanic can do the service on these things, but, it has to be a good local mechanic. I do my own service on mine.
#22 of 45 Re: 2011 cr-v questions [idic5]
Sep 24, 2011 (11:23 am)
Seriously you need a bigger car such as a Pilot.
It it what it is. It's not a heavy duty truck.
#23 of 45 Re: 2011 cr-v questions [oldbearcat]
Sep 24, 2011 (1:14 pm)
The 2011 is slow on acceration, my 2008 was better. Have the ac on, forget about it.
Not bad overall, better than my piece of junk 2010 Escape for which it was traded.
Regarding acceleration, recently got toasted by a newer Forester. Hope he at least had a manual compared to my automatic. I do not think it was a turbo. Actually I like the looks of the Forester better, it's just that the abs is to sensitive in the winter snow. Seems like they have not corrected it yet.
Oh yes, fuel economy nothing to write home about with even just me in it.
#24 of 45 Re: 2011 cr-v questions [bj02176]
Sep 24, 2011 (4:13 pm)
This is hard to understand.
The 2011 CRV's went from 166 HP to 180. We have one of each and the 2011 is MUCH faster than the 2003. It's alos much quietier.
Again, it is what it is. It's not a race car.
#25 of 45 Re: 2011 cr-v questions [isellhondas]
Sep 24, 2011 (8:32 pm)
The problem with the CRV is that it makes it's peak torque at 4400 RPM and peak HP at 6800. Mine doesn't make enough torque at interstate speeds to even climb a modest grade in 5th. Hence a lot of downshifts, climbing hills at 4000 RPM, and mediocre fuel economy. My CRV's stablemate, a European SUV, about the same size as the CRV, makes peak torque at 2400, and is significantly quicker. IMHO, Honda could have done a much better job with the induction and VVT systems on the 2.4 engine to improve its low end performance and give it a much broader peak torque range. By comparison, in 2003, I owned a British car that weighed 3800 pounds, had AWD, a 5 speed automatic, and was equipped with a 2.5 liter engine rated at 192 HP, and, basically made peak torque (about 200 ft. lbs.) from 2000 to 6000 RPM. It got better fuel economy than my CRV and was much quicker.
#26 of 45 Re: 2011 cr-v questions [oldbearcat]
Sep 25, 2011 (7:07 am)
I respect your opinion but totally disagree with you. Our CRV's have more than adequate power especially the 2011.
#27 of 45 Re: 2011 cr-v questions [isellhondas]
Sep 25, 2011 (7:06 pm)
"Seriously you need a bigger car such as a Pilot. "
So that would be a NO to all 7 of my questions from isellhondas? Can I get a 2011 Pilot for $25k out the door? $25k is all I got.
"It it what it is. It's not a heavy duty truck."
It has 5 seatbelts. 5 can sit in the back. I was curious about the usage of V owners. The spec says 1500 lbs can be towed. I was curious about the practicality of hooking a 100 lb bike carrier with a 100 lbs of bikes on it. The 3rd row question was broached when I saw the toyota clone of this car had a 3rd row. It is not unheard of for mini suv's to have 3 rows of seating - the kia sorrento has it, too, eg. I have since found out that the crv does not have the 3 rows.
I actually put a fully loaded sears 20 cargo carrier and 5 bike carrier attached to a 2 inch recvr, w/ 5 people inside and a bunch of camping gear hitch on my previous car, a 168 HP 4 cyl toyota previa. Shouldn't a 180 hp crv be able to tote this same stuff? The V tolerances says it will be able to tow 1500 lbs. THe bike carrier plus bikes is probably around 200 lbs.
IS that 1500 lb figure also include total wt of occupants?
These HP specs are numbers. I was curious about your experiences as V owners.
The seating 'comfortably' is kind of subjective. My wife , myself and my 16 yr old daughter went in the back of a test V on the weekend and we all her comfortable - sitting in the dealer lot. don't know how we'd be on a 8 yr drive to Mn. But I wd nt be back there and I a wide body guy. but even as a wide body guy I was surprised how comfortable it was.
#28 of 45 Re: 2011 cr-v questions [isellhondas]
Sep 25, 2011 (7:57 pm)
My 2010 has the same HP and torque as the 2011. Guess our definition of "adequate" power differs. Anyway, that's one of the reasons why there's not a second Honda sitting in my garage.
#29 of 45 Re: 2011 cr-v questions [idic5]
Sep 25, 2011 (8:15 pm)
I suggest that you might consider a 2011 Chevy Traverse.
#30 of 45 Re: 2011 cr-v questions [idic5]
Sep 26, 2011 (6:29 am)
A CRV can tow 1500 pounds.
Yes, comfortable is indeed, subjective and the back seat will seat three people.
I suppose a CRV would work for you in a pinch.
No, 25,000 will not buy a new Pilot OTD but a nice used one might be a good option for you.