2007 Honda CR-V EX-L with Navigation review and pictures

Posted on Wednesday, 27 September 2006 , 04:09:58 byEmil

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Honda CR-V EX-L with Navigation

While the original Honda CR-V successfully established the crossover entry SUV segment due to its amazing utility and practical size, the 2007 Honda CR-V EX-L added a whole new level of refinement and first-class style. The new 2007 version also adds collision compatibility safety enhancements, such as Honda`s exclusive Advanced Compatibility Engineering Body Structure. A wide range of convenience features together with standard comfort, debuts with the 2007 CR-V, while the interior ensures the highest level of sophistication and improved refinement. As a premiere, the car offers its occupants the Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System with voice recognition and rear view camera. The quiet cabin and the smooth, agile handling performance are the result of a fully independent suspension and a highly rigid body. An excellent balance of power is ensured by the 2.4-liter i-VTEC 4-cylinder engine and standard 5-speed automatic transmission. The fuel economy is also impressive, as the car gives an estimated EPA rated at 23/30 city/highway mpg, 2WD. The CR-V's distinctive appearance is enhanced by a new double grille together with a side profile featuring an arched window shape. The new body design shows an increased exterior width by 1.4 inches, to 71.6 inches, but a decreased length by 3.1 inches, because the engineers relocated the spare tire from the rear bumper in order to underneath the rear cargo area. Three trim levels are available for the CR-V, the well-equipped LX, the fully-featured EX and the upscale EX-L. The CR-V LX offers four-channel anti-lock braking system with Electronic Brake Distribution and Brake Assist, 17-inch steel wheels, Tire Pressure Monitoring System, side curtain airbags with rollover sensor, daytime running lights and Maintenance Minder system , while the CR-V EX comprises chrome grille and rear license trim, one-touch power moonroof with tilt feature, AM/FM/6-disc in-dash audio system with six speakers, as well as exterior temperature indicator. The CR-V EX-L boasts leather trimmed seats and armrests, heated front seats, body-colored heated side mirrors and door handles, XM Satellite Radio. The CR-V`s all-weather capabilities are enhanced by the fully automatic Real Time 4WD system. Thus, the CR-V becomes even better in rain, snow and sand, due to the enhancements made to the system for improved torque transfer to the rear wheels. As a premiere, the car will be assembled in North America at Honda of America Manufacturing in the East Liberty Plant.