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2008 Honda CR-V
2008 Honda CR-V
Available Price Range $6,800-$14,336 TrimsN/A Combined MPG 23 SeatsN/A

Our Take on the 2008 Honda CR-V

Our Take

Many newcomers have entered the compact SUV market since Honda launched its car-based CR-V as a 1997 model. Redesigned for 2007, the CR-V's top-of-the-line EX-L trim level gains more standard features for 2008. Competitors include the Mitsubishi Outlander and Toyota RAV4. The 2008 CR-V comes... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Base model seat fabric
  • V-6 engine not offered
  • Folding design of backseat

Notable Features

  • Standard stability system
  • Optional navigation system with backup camera
  • Improved handling
  • FWD or AWD


Our Expert Reviews

Honda's marketing campaign for the CR-V calls it "something new to CRaVe." Well, I think they may as well just call it an addiction. Once this little SUV got into my system, I just couldn't walk away from it. It caught me, and I've had the shakes ever since I had to give it back. OK, not really, but you get my point. This is a car that grabs hold of you and doesn't let go.It... Read full review for the 2008 Honda CR V

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Perfect crossover

by city gril from washington d.c. on June 22, 2008

From reading some of the reviews in this site, I think I must be somwhere between a "city girl" and "little old Lady" but I think this car is just terrific. Of course, I didn't buy it to haul cattle o... Read Full Review


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There are currently 3 recalls for this car.

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Warranties Explained


Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.


Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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