2002 Honda CR-V Review

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2017
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From the mid-Eighties through the early-Nineties Honda sold an ugly lump of a Civic wagon that was bought in tiny numbers but was about as practical a machine that’s ever been marketed. It was tall, it was roomy, it got great fuel economy and it was available with Honda’s “Real Time” four-wheel drive system. But it was just so shaved-bulldog-butt homely.

2002 Honda CR-V

2002 Honda CR-V

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The first ’97 CR-V was as much a successor to that misbegotten Civic wagon as a response to the challenge of Toyota’s ’96 RAV4. As such it brought a new level of practicality to the twerp SUV class and thoroughly conventional styling as far away from the Civic wagon’s as possible. Honda has sold a bazillion of them and if anything is clear about the all-new 2002 CR-V, it is that Honda wasn’t about to screw-up a winning formula. But since ’97 the CR-V’s class has grown increasingly crowded with competitors from virtually every manufacturer. Can a better CR-V expand the proven formula to compete in this jam-packed market?

Cue dramatic music. Heavy on the timpani please.

Familiar parts, familiar idea 

The ’02 CR-V rides atop Honda’s current “Global Small Car Platform” and is, after the 2001 Civic and new Acura RSX, the third vehicle of that family to make it to North America (the fourth member of the family, the Stream minivan, won’t be sold in America). How global is this platform? While all initial 2002 CR-V production will come out of Japan, around mid-year up to half will be imported from a Honda plant in Britain. And despite being made in Japan and Britain, the CR-V’s biggest market will continue to be the U.S.

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January 18, 2017
For 2017 Honda CR-V

Nice med sized CRV

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Much roomier, better gas mileage and dependable vehicle. 3rd new purchase in a row (2010, 2014, & 2017). Like the more room and new model trim. Can't go wrong.
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April 8, 2017
For 2016 Honda CR-V

I love Honda Cars

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It is very roomy more than the Cadillac. Is very comfortable, pretty inside and out side. Great on gas. Great puck up and stability when driving.
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August 21, 2016
For 2016 Honda CR-V

happy with it

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but for the phone connecctivity everything is ok maybe a little better gas millage!
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June 30, 2016
For 2016 Honda CR-V

Perfect for empty nesters. Much improved over 2012.

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I have no negative things to say. Just happy with whole Pkg. It's an EX-L with Nav. The Nav could be better.
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June 16, 2016
2016 Honda CR-V AWD 5-Door EX

Car is great , radio needs improvement.

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Very comfortable to drive , great visibility , great gas milage but radio sucks no xm on one of the top end models the ex , had to go up to the exl which I didn't want.
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November 9, 2016
2015 Honda CR-V AWD 5-Door Touring

The CRV is a rational purchase, well price, cheap to run, never breaks and keeps its price

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The Crv is a reasonable purchase. It runs well, its cheap on gas and the oil changes are controlled by computer. I do 10,000 miles between changes. It never breaks and the resale is very good.
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October 11, 2016
2015 Honda CR-V 2WD 5-Door EX-L

Why I should have NEVER bought my $30,000 2015 Honda CR-V

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Living in Florida A/C must be cold. My 2015 Honda CR-V, the A/C is NEVER cold unless you drive at least a steady six miles at 50 MPH. The dealer showed me it was cold 43 degrees. I asked how long have you had... + More »
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December 20, 2015
2015 Honda CR-V AWD 5-Door EX-L

very good car

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this is my first cr-v probably not the last one .i appreciate very much the new cvt the the front and back seat are very comfortable and i have more power than i need
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December 20, 2015
2015 Honda CR-V AWD 5-Door EX

I feel at home in my new CRV it is comfortable and comes with some cool bells and whistles.

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I have been very happy with my CRV's performance and the amenities. It is comfortable, Sleek, and fun. I was told the mileage will get better the older it gets. First it started out at 19mpg and now I average... + More »
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November 17, 2015
2015 Honda CR-V AWD 5-Door EX-L w/Navi

We love every CR-V that we have owned.

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This is our 4th CR-V. We have been leasing them since 2000. The cars get better each year and get better mileage even though they keep getting bigger. We average around 25 mpg. The cars have been completely... + More »
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