Editors at TheCarConnection.com are impressed by the standard and optional features lists for the 2009 Honda CR-V.
The 2009 Honda CR-V comes in three trim levels: LX, EX, and EX-L. Most features are tied to the trim level chosen. Standard equipment on the LX trim includes cruise control, keyless entry, power locks/windows/mirrors, a tilt-telescope steering wheel, and an AM/FM/CD player with an auxiliary jack, Edmunds reports. The EX adds a sunroof, steering-wheel audio controls, and a six-CD changer. ConsumerGuide points out that the EX-L adds "dual-zone automatic climate controls, leather upholstery, heated front seats, 8-way power driver seat, center console, leather-wrapped steering wheel, [and] heated power mirrors." Other EX-L features include satellite radio and a rearview camera.
The only option, Edmunds adds, is a navigation system that includes a rearview camera and a slot for digital cards for music playback. ConsumerGuide sums it up, noting that the 2009 Honda CR-V offers "lots of standard safety and convenience features."
Vehicle controls in the 2009 Honda CR-V are very user-friendly, according to Kelley Blue Book: "the CR-V's dual-dial dash is an easy read, controls and switchgear are all within arm's reach and simple to operate."
Cars.com notes "the moonroof in the LX model seemed small, even for a compact vehicle." The air-conditioning system catches flak from MotherProof, which reports it "couldn't fully combat a Southern California heat wave, especially considering there are no vents in back to cool off the little ones."