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#1 of 16 Help me decide : CR-V or Accord or..
Sep 16, 2010 (8:18 pm)
Need some advice from the experts. I am not able to decide between between a 2007-8 CR-V or a 2007-8 honda accord LX.
One of my main criteria is a comfortable 3 seater at the rear ( carseat + 2 people )..
From the feedback it looks like CR-V is a bit scrunched at the back and a Accord would be more comfortable at the rear.
All the tire and other problems with the CR-V is also scaring me a bit.....but I love the CR-V
Not sure what to go for. ( For purely size reasons, I have also considered an nissan xterra or rouge ..but dont know how they would compare to CR-V)..
any help in making a decsion appreciated !!
Comfort and safety are primary..
#2 of 16 Re: Help me decide : CR-V or Accord or.. [thepinkelefant]
Sep 16, 2010 (11:24 pm)
The CR-V is a fairly slow vehicle (0-60). That turned me off back in 2008 - I bought a 2008 Accord sedan with the V6 (and the VCM not so good vibrations). The Accord LX four cylinder doesn't have VCM, and is still a decent performer on acceleration. But some complain about the headlights on the four cylinder dimming enough when the AC clutches in, that other people think they are flashing the headlights at them. I put Phillips Extreme bulbs in the low beams on my car, as the factory low beams were so bad I wanted a flashlight to see where I was going on a wet moonless night.
Had an Accord LX as a loaner when mine was in the dealer shop, and compared to the EX-L V6 Navi of mine, it personified 'rental car'.
The CR-V offers the four wheel drive for bad weather.
I'm sure you're reading the reviews, from Consumer Reports, and other magazines. Which can help with making a decision. Especially the reliability ratings that show problem areas (such as the rear brakes on the Accords).
#3 of 16 Re: Help me decide : CR-V or Accord or.. [thepinkelefant]
Sep 25, 2010 (3:17 pm)
I just traded in my 2005 Accord V6 for a 2010 CR-V EX-L FWD, so I am at least partially qualified to answer your question.
My main motivation for getting a new car was to gain extra cargo room for our 50 pound Labrador Retriever. I really love the flexible rear seat configuration of the CR-V. I find the CR-V's rear seats very comfortable, as long as there isn't a full-grown human in the middle rear seat. The rear seats slide forward and back, and when fully back, there is lots of leg room.
You don't mention your cargo capacity needs. If they are modest, then I think the Accord will provide a more comfortable driving experience. But if you need the extra room, then get the CR-V. The compromises you need to make for the extra room aren't too bad at all.
My main issues with the CR-V relative to the Accord are:
- Slightly lower milage
- More road and engine noise
- Rough idle when the A/C is on
- I miss the power of the V6, but if you are considering Accord LX, this isn't an issue for you.
Hope that helps...
#4 of 16 Re: Help me decide : CR-V or Accord or.. [bernieismycat]
Feb 22, 2011 (6:31 pm)
Hmmm...I'm looking at trading in a 2005 Accord LX-V6 for a 2011 CR-V SE. I'm mainly interested in getting a taller ride-height (for a better view of traffic) and also improved cargo capacity. But I also spend about 15 hours a week commuting in my auto. I'm mostly worried about just what bernieismycat pointed out - more engine and road noise, rough idle with 4-cyl and missing the beautifully smooth and powerful V-6. Dealer quoted me just over $16k difference out the door with 1.9% APR 60-months financing.
So, with the CR-V, it's nicer and newer but I'm having trouble wrapping my head around paying $16k for less MPG and more noise. I'm not in a position to NEED a new car - my Accord is fine at 84K miles with recent brakes and new tires.
#5 of 16 Accord
Feb 23, 2011 (6:33 pm)
Ride, Performance, Handling, Fuel Economy- Advantage Accord
Cargo, Image, (maybe) Seating Position - Advantage CRV
#6 of 16 Re: Help me decide : CR-V or Accord or.. [ktnr]
Feb 23, 2011 (6:42 pm)
Hi ktnr. You might want to also look at Acura RDX. It's a lot quicker and quieter than the CR-V. I test-drove one when I got my CR-V and it was a close call. My main problem with the RDX was the the rear seats didn''t adjust or "tumble" forward like on the CR-V.
#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