Simply the best.
A base CR-V LX can be delivered for $28,200 and a top-of-the-line CR-V EX-L retails for $33,600. The tester was a mid-range EX with the automatic transmission.
For 2005, the second generation CR-V gets a mid-cycle refreshing. New headlights, taillights, alloy wheels and front fascia. Looks, of course, are a matter of personal taste. I, for one, think that the CR-V is a good-looking vehicle. It has soft yet masculine lines that remind bystanders that this is a truck without being offensive.
To this day, there is one feature that is beyond my logical comprehension:
The seats, both front and rear, are firm and comfortable. The front ones are supportive and are restful on longer journeys. The interior plastics are above average for an SUV or even a car in this price range. The dash materials are both smooth and attractive. It is carefully assembled and the
Interior room is plentiful. The trunk is especially large even without moving the rear bench seat. I was easily able to fit four large 100 litres storage boxes and then some. There is a nearly endless multitude of areas to empty pockets into and store miscellaneous items. Front and rear legroom is generous and rear passenger comfort can be amplified by the reclining seatback. Visibility towards the front and the sides is very good. Rear visibility is partially blocked by the spare tire mounted on the door.
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