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#25 of 45 Re: 2011 cr-v questions [isellhondas]
Sep 24, 2011 (9:32 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 (8:07 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 (8:06 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 (8:57 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 (9:15 pm)
I suggest that you might consider a 2011 Chevy Traverse.
#30 of 45 Re: 2011 cr-v questions [idic5]
Sep 26, 2011 (7:29 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.
#31 of 45 What materials is the LX cloth made from?
Sep 26, 2011 (11:27 pm)
It says cloth, but I'd like to know the 'ingredients'. One reason is that I saw in a ford escape article that said the 'cloth' upholstery in the introductory Escape's trim was made from recycled plastic.
Can someone please tell me and show me as back up that the cloth interior of the intro CRV trim, the LX, is made from good ol' cotton or something close to this?
#32 of 45 WHere are cr-v's made?
Sep 26, 2011 (11:30 pm)
also include assembly location / country.
#33 of 45 Re: WHere are cr-v's made? [idic5]
Sep 27, 2011 (1:59 pm)
Mostly Japan but also in England and I believe some are made in Canada.
#34 of 45 Passenger obscures driver's right blind spot - what do you do?
Sep 29, 2011 (11:52 am)
I am considering buying a 2011 CR-v, and in my test drive I had three people in the back seat, and I was quite surprised when I glanced over my right shoulder that I could not see my blind spot - the area in front of what the rear view mirror could see - since my passenger was there (also, that new pillar in the gen 3 re-design has already obscured this visibility as it is).
current owners of gen 3 V's, what do you do when you make a right lane change? Can you still do a shoulder check ? Do u rely on the rigth mirror? Is that adequate to catch things in this blind area?
I have come from mini vans in the past and was always used to very good visibility in all directions and so was surprised in this test drive. The last time I had test driven a cr-v was to replace my previa, and it was the gen-2 version and I felt there was outstanding visibility all the way around in that version - equal to or exceeding the previa. I decided to keep the old previa going , but now it has finally bit the dust and so am in the market again, and am looking at the cr-v again.
Why did Honda reduce its great visibility from side to side with those big old' pillars and small side windows from what they had in previous generations, which afforded very good sight lines all around not unlike a mini van?
But beyond this question, do you gen 3 cr-v owners find this apparent of lack of right side visibility acceptable? Again, how do you negotiate right lane changes , especially when there is a passenger in the left position of the rear seat?