2009 Honda Cr V
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First New Car Purchase

by from Chicago 'Burbs on December 3, 2010

I purchased my CRV-EXL NAV new in 2009. The CRV was my first brand-new-car purchase right out of college. I've driven the GMC Envoy (horrible gas mileage) and the Chevy Equinox (pretty powerful engine...
I purchased my CRV-EXL NAV new in 2009. The CRV was my first brand-new-car purchase right out of college. I've driven the GMC Envoy (horrible gas mileage) and the Chevy Equinox (pretty powerful engine), previously to my CRV. Though both of my previously owned American-made autos were very reliable, the styling on the interior of the CRV truly takes the cake. The front display with navigation has saved me alot of time (and gas money) if i'm ever in a pinch and need to know how to get somewhere fast. The downfall of the navigation system is that the dealership contacts me to upgrade approx. once every 6 mos (the upgrade is not cheap) to update the maps. I wish the navigation system would just upgrade automatically for the amount of money I sacrificed to own this car. The CRV navigation screen turns to a backup camera when the car is shifted to reverse. I don't think i'll ever purchase another car *without* a backup camera again. There are A LOT of dog-walkers and children in my neighborhood and sometimes they are hard to see when backing out of the driveway. I LOVE the radio display (very large and well lit screen.) The leather throughout the car is beautiful. The car came with the voice-control prompt (you can change the radio stations or the climate in the car without pushing a button), but I never use it (too many commands to remember.) One mediocre downfall of the CRV is the power the car falls short of. When i'm accelerating, I sometimes feel the engine doesn't have enough power for the size of the car. But, i'm no racecar driver and i'd be getting far less MPG's with a larger engine so I deal with it. The rear-passenger legroom is more than plenty as i've trucked a lot of adults around in my car with no complaints. The rear passenger doors open to a 90 degree angle which is wonderful for getting carseats and children in and out of. I researched the CRV because Honda is known for reliability. This model received 5-star safety ratings, and I've always felt very safe in it. The all-wheel drive in the winter is the best thing in the world. I read a review on here in which someone stated there is a rearview blind spot problem; I have to completely disagree. I've never had a blind spot problem with this car. I think anyone that is seriously considering a crossover SUV should take this one for a ride because I think you'd be surprised! In summation, every person that has gotten into my CRV for the first time has expressed **extreme** "oohs", and "aahs" and i'm very proud to own and drive it. I'd buy another one in a heartbeat if I had the chance.
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BEST SMALL SUV

by from Chicago, IL on June 23, 2012

I bought this new in 2009 and it is now three years old with 30,000 miles. No complaints at all. I recently replaced the tires which made it a lot quieter. Plenty of room and power and the heated leat...
I bought this new in 2009 and it is now three years old with 30,000 miles. No complaints at all. I recently replaced the tires which made it a lot quieter. Plenty of room and power and the heated leather seats are great. The mileage is about what I expected, not great but it wont break the bank. I wish it had Blue Tooth and I understand that the new ones do so maybe a trade in next year.
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Great SUV

by from warwick on May 3, 2012

I love my new crv for a compact suv it's very roomy and comfortable (I,m 6'2"). The one thing I had to have was a clear view of the road something the other small suv did not have. What do I mean ? mo...
I love my new crv for a compact suv it's very roomy and comfortable (I,m 6'2"). The one thing I had to have was a clear view of the road something the other small suv did not have. What do I mean ? most small cars/suv due to the position of the rear view mirror it blocked my sight.
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2009 Honda CRV-LX

by from Oakland, California on August 24, 2011

I bought this 3-year-old car after a disastrous 6 months with a new Mini Cooper (I won't go there!). This is my 3rd CRV and I should have stuck with them ... .they only seem to get better and better w...
I bought this 3-year-old car after a disastrous 6 months with a new Mini Cooper (I won't go there!). This is my 3rd CRV and I should have stuck with them ... .they only seem to get better and better with each model. I have NOTHING bad to say about this car that I've had now for 5 months, except I don't particularly like the GPS navigation software but Honda is replacing mine free under warranty so the new one may be better designed. Other than that, it's the best-designed car I've ever owned or ridden in.
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takes time to appreciate

by from chicago suburbs on March 7, 2011

we are leasing a 4x4, heated seats etc and the initial feeling was it did not have enough power to provide for a smooth ride. Having driven it now for 2years i've come to realize the 4 gives a smooth ...
we are leasing a 4x4, heated seats etc and the initial feeling was it did not have enough power to provide for a smooth ride. Having driven it now for 2years i've come to realize the 4 gives a smooth ride and makes the fuel economy better...a win win situation. I will be buying the car at the end of the lease
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Family car

by from Stoughton, MA on October 22, 2011

Good: Great family car; well designed interior with lots of storage room; my wife sits between our twins' car seats in the back seat, which allows grandma to ride with us (a big convenience); exceptio...
Good: Great family car; well designed interior with lots of storage room; my wife sits between our twins' car seats in the back seat, which allows grandma to ride with us (a big convenience); exceptionally reliable; acceptable mileage (consistent 21 mpg on average). Bad: weak engine; high level of noise; 21 mpg is so-so for such a weak engine. Bottom line: it is a sensible shoe, no more - no less; easy to live with, but would probably not buy this car again.
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Love It

by from Chesapeake, VA on June 4, 2012

I was looking for a dependable vehicle. This is it. The Honda CRV fits me perfectly. Good gas mileage...better than advertised. Plenty of room inside for passengers. I bought a used 2009 LX with about...
I was looking for a dependable vehicle. This is it. The Honda CRV fits me perfectly. Good gas mileage...better than advertised. Plenty of room inside for passengers. I bought a used 2009 LX with about 30,000 miles on it. Affordability was more important to me than all the bells and whistles of the EX or EX-L. I plan on putting at least another 200,000 miles on it. Been driving it for about 4 months and I love my CRV.
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Better than most

by from Maine on April 4, 2011

I have owned the crv for 2 years now and like it . It is good in snow and slippery roads as we have plenty of both where I live. I usually get about 32 mpg on the highway and about 25 on short trips t...
I have owned the crv for 2 years now and like it . It is good in snow and slippery roads as we have plenty of both where I live. I usually get about 32 mpg on the highway and about 25 on short trips to town which are about 15 miles each way. The road noise is a bit much but I got used to it as this is my 2nd crv. I will buy another one when I trade again next year if not sooner as they hold their value quite well. Improvements could be a quieter ride,better tires as the ones that come on new cars now just don't last. I have had zero problems with the car thus far.
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Love it!

by from Indianapolis on June 21, 2012

Such a comfortable ride and great gas mileage! Perfect for family and long distance travel. So glad I bought this!
Such a comfortable ride and great gas mileage! Perfect for family and long distance travel. So glad I bought this!
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Honda,Of course!

by from Western, NY on January 2, 2012

Great ride. Incredible value. Primary vehicle is a Pilot. This is a secondary vehicle, which could easily replace the primary in a pinch.
Great ride. Incredible value. Primary vehicle is a Pilot. This is a secondary vehicle, which could easily replace the primary in a pinch.
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