Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP), also known as "sticker" price, is a recommended selling price that automakers give a new car that is above the invoice price paid by the dealer. It is a price that does not include any options that can be added to a particular car style. When shown as a range, the prices are starting MSRPs, without options, for multiple styles for that model.
This price range reflects the Kelley Blue Book Suggested Retail value for all trim levels, but not necessarily all available options.
The Kelley Blue Book Suggested Retail value represents the amount an auto dealer might ask for a specific vehicle; the actual sale price will vary. A vehicle's popularity, condition, warranty, color and local market conditions are factors involved in determining a final price. The retail value is not a trade-in or private party value.
The Suggested Retail value assumes that the vehicle has been fully reconditioned and has a clean title history. The Suggested Retail value also allows for advertising, sales commissions, insurance and other costs of doing business as a dealer. Most vehicles offered at this price have passed an inspection, and some may carry a warranty. Vehicle mileage is assumed to be normal or below normal.
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By Rick Popely
December 1, 1999
Vehicle Overview Honda's car-based CR-V returns for the 2000 model year unchanged, and why not? The CR-V is the most popular of the small sport utility vehicles, and Honda dealers sell them nearly as fast they roll them off the delivery trucks.
The CR-V is scheduled to be redesigned for the 2002 model year, and the new model will likely be slightly larger and more powerful.
Interior The CR-V has some of the usual SUV amenities, such as front buckets and a three-place rear bench that folds flat for more cargo room. Among the unusual touches is a plastic cargo cover that folds out to create a picnic table.
Also unusual especially for a Japanese-brand vehicle is that the automatic transmission lever is on the steering column instead of the floor.
Exterior The CR-V is one of the growing number of hybrid SUVs that are gaining popularity. Based on the Civic platform, it blends the rugged looks of an SUV with car-like ride and handling. Access to the cargo area is a two-step affair with a flip-up window and a tailgate that swings open to the right (with outside spare tire attached).
Under the Hood A 146-horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder is used on all models, which come with either manual or automatic transmission. The base LX comes with front-wheel or 4WD; the EX only offers 4WD. The Real-Time 4WD system engages automatically to maintain traction. Honda describes the CR-V as an SUV suited for light-duty off-road adventures.