2002 Honda CR-V Expert Reviews

The Detroit News's view

By Anita And Paul Lienert on November 21, 2001

The Detroit News's view

By Anita And Paul Lienert on November 21, 2001

When the original Honda CR-V debuted in 1997, the Detroit News auto consumers' panel had a lukewarm reaction to the vehicle after driving it. They said the CR-V's engine was wimpy and whi... Read full review

Orlando Sentinel's view

By Steven Cole Smith on September 13, 2001

Orlando Sentinel's view

By Steven Cole Smith on September 13, 2001

RETOOLED SPORT-UTILITY UPS ANTE -- BUT JUST A LITTLE BITWith the 1997 introduction of the CR-V sport-utility vehicle, Honda was neither the first nor the last to leap into the small SUV marketplace... Read full review

chicagotribune.com's view

By Jim Mateja on December 16, 2001

chicagotribune.com's view

By Jim Mateja on December 16, 2001

Honda listens well. The Japanese automaker brought out the CR-V sport-utility vehicle in the 1997 model year. Basically the CR-V was no more than a Civic station wagon offering all-wheel-drive just... Read full review


Cincinnati.com's view

By Alan Vonderhaar on May 18, 2002

Cincinnati.com's view

By Alan Vonderhaar on May 18, 2002

When a vehicle is getting towards the end of its useful life, many manufacturers resort to the smoke-and-mirrors approach; instead of creating it anew, they tweak the sheetmetal, apply gobs of make... Read full review

KansasCity.com's view

By Tom Strongman on June 26, 2002

KansasCity.com's view

By Tom Strongman on June 26, 2002

Honda's second-generation CR-V is bigger, has more power and challenges for leadership in the small SUV segment with significantly improved refinement. The first CR-V was introduced in 1997. T... Read full review

The Morning Call and Mcall.com's view

By Larry Printz on October 13, 2002

The Morning Call and Mcall.com's view

By Larry Printz on October 13, 2002

When I first sat in the new Honda CRV, I had a flashback. My mind raced back to my grandmother's Chevrolet Corvair, which had an automatic transmission lever that stuck straight out from the ... Read full review