Last post on Dec 03, 2012 at 7:51 PM
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Honda CR-V, Honda Accord, Car Comparisons, Car Values, SUV
#7 of 16 TCO RDX vs CR-V = no contest
Feb 23, 2011 (9:02 pm)
Fold flat rear seats in the RDX vs tumble forward seats on the CR-V was a problem? Personally, my problem would be the 5-year True-Cost-to-Own of $47,027 on the RDX vs $31,519 on the CR-V (and only $27,185 for my current 2005 Accord LX-V6).
Premium fuel for the turbo at EPA estimated 19/24mpg on the RDX doesn't look so hot either compared to regular fuel at 21/28mpg on the CR-V (21/30mpg on my 3.0L Accord V-6).
Though I adored the last-gen Acura TL, I could never get past the notion that it was mechanically very similar to the Accord V-6 yet cost half again as much money (mostly for sharper creases in the sheet metal ?).
#8 of 16 Re: Accord [amazon]
Feb 23, 2011 (9:13 pm)
I've been thinking about this a lot over the past couple of days. I guess I'd put it like this:
Cost & V-6 smoothness/performance - advantage 7th-gen Accord.
Seating, cargo, Aux-In audio input, programmable door locks, upholstery, maintenance minder, dynamic MPG display, TPMS, new-car smell - advantage 3rd-gen CR-V.
It might sound silly but I've always liked having a rear wiper too for some reason. I looked at the CR-V back in 2004 and it was too much of an economy-car design at the time. If the 3rd-gen CR-V had been out then, I probably would have bought one.
#9 of 16 Re: Help me decide : CR-V or Accord or.. [thepinkelefant]
Mar 07, 2011 (11:13 pm)
16k for what! Keep your Accord. The fewer cars and divorces you have,the better off you are.
#10 of 16 What model to choose
Mar 15, 2011 (5:31 pm)
If I was buying a new CR-V today what would be the most reliable model? AWD of FWD?
I currently own a 2002 Odyssey
#11 of 16 Re: What model to choose [autowrite]
Mar 16, 2011 (3:29 pm)
The engineer in me will say that reliability is a function of the number of things that could fail. With AWD you have the additional rear-wheel drive unit. So mathematically the more reliable CR-V would be FWD vehicle.
The real determinator is do you live in snow country? and would you be driving the vehicle in the snow or staying home? I live in the St. Louis, MO area where it snows a fair amount and also we live in the country where the roads only get a second-rate job of snow removal. My wife decided that so long as she was buying an SUV-like vehicle she might as well get one that would have a lesser chance of finding the ditch beside the road.
#12 of 16 CRV redesign soon
Mar 17, 2011 (3:44 pm)
The 2012 CRV is due out in July. This is a complete redesign and you may want to wait. I now own a 2010 highlander v6, very smooth and comfortable. I owned a CRV before this SUV and I loved it. The seating and height was perfect for me. With my back issues, I can no longer " fall in to" an automobile. I am spoiled by both the CRV and Highlanders egress. You basically slide in to them. Frankly I would wait for the 2012 CRV. Also the Toyota RAV 4 will be re-designed for 2012. Not sure of release date.
#14 of 16 2013 CRV or 2013 Accord
Dec 03, 2012 (5:50 am)
I am debating between a 2013 CRV and 2013 Accord. I previously leased a 2007 Accord and then upgraded to the 2010. My lease is almost up and I am going to buy a car this time around but am a little torn on which to pick. I've already test driven both- but I think I will return for another test drive as I'm so undecided.
I am really petite at 4'9" and I have a big dog (80lbs) so please consider that as well. I am in my early 20s so I am not concerned about child-rearing just yet. It seems all reviews concerning the Accord and the CRV bring up the fact that it's easier to load children into a CRV- but kids are the farthest thing from my mind right now! Also re-sale value- which car really bring the most for its buck?
What I like about the Accord:
- The gas mileage. I drive about 200 miles a week so gas consumption is an issue for me. I do NOT want a Fit.
- The drive on the 2013 was incredibly smooth, and I could immediately tell the difference from my current Accord. I am thinking that with my bad driving- the Accord might be better for turning as well?
- The dashboard was nicer than the CRV. The screen was bigger and the plastic just felt of higher quality.
What I like about the CRV:
- The higher seat for driving. I am 4'9" so sitting up higher is a really big plus for me.
- The bigger size. I feel more safe in the CRV, is this a valid claim?
- The seating was more comfortable in the CRV- I tested the standards in both the Accord and the CRV. I liked the armrest. I wouldn't want to base my decision on an arm rest- but I really liked that it felt more at home in the CRV.
Please let me know your suggestions as to whether an Accord or CRV would be more preferable for me?
#15 of 16 Re: 2013 CRV or 2013 Accord [kdizzles]
Dec 03, 2012 (8:23 am)
When I read your post, you have decided. The CR-V is your choice. I have not owned one, but the case you make for it makes sense to me. You mention the armrest as not being that significant, but little things make a difference when driving. With your height, the CR-V makes the most sense. In my opinion, go with the comfort and not the better visual.
#16 of 16 Re: 2013 CRV or 2013 Accord [kdizzles]
Dec 03, 2012 (7:51 pm)
I own a 2010 CRV LX - which essentally has the same drivetrain as the 2013. My CRV currently has 81,000 miles on it, because I use it for business travel. My biggest disappointment with it is it does not delver very good fuel economy running interstate speeds and is a bit underpowered. I travel hilly interstates a lot, and, the CRV downshifts a lot trying to hold interstate speeds on even very modest grades. My other little SUV has a V6 under the hood, lots more power, and gets the same fuel economy as my CRV does on trips.