2007 Honda CR-V Review
This review was written when the 2007 Honda CR-V was new.
The CR-V delivers one of the best combinations of a practical interior and a reputation for safety and reliability in its class. If you're in the market for an affordable compact SUV, you should also consider the Toyota RAV4 and the Hyundai Tucson.
The redesigned 2007 Honda CR-V is appreciated by reviewers for providing a safe driving experience with ample storage space, now packaged in a sleeker design. As Motor Trend says, "Honda has taken the positive attributes that make the CR-V its perennial best-seller and added style, better handling, and a hint of cool." Kelley Blue Book shares that opinion. "Few vehicles do as many things as well as the CR-V," they write. "As practical as a backpack, this benchmark crossover is an easy, one-size-fits-most car choice."
An award winner, the 2007 Honda CR-V is one of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's 2007 "Top Safety Picks" and a "Best Buy" Compact SUV from Consumer Guide. The 2007 Honda CR-V has also been selected as Edmunds' Most Wanted SUV under $25,000 and as Motor Week Driver's Choice for Best Small Utility.
IntelliChoice gives the 2007 Honda CR-V a rating of "better than average" for its predicted five-year total cost of ownership, compared with other vehicles in its class. As About.com writes, "This is an excellent vehicle and a great value -- possibly the best compact SUV on the market today." The 's reviewer notes the benefits of the higher-scale models but concedes that "the less expensive but well-equipped EX model makes more sense for the pocketbooks of most families."