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QUALITY | 8 out of 10
a trio of center-mounted A/C knobs felt a bit cheap when turning
interior storage is very good
the wide-opening rear doors and lightweight rear liftgate make it simple to load infants and their strollers
Many sources approve of the 2009 Honda CR-V's interior roominess. ConsumerGuide says, "Space for legs and knees is plentiful even with the front seats far aft, [and] headroom is ample." The Auto Channel reports that "the third-generation structure is a little wider...that translates to welcome extra hip room for everyone." Motor Trend observes, "as with all Hondas, there's plenty of front legroom available." ConsumerGuide also declares, "Kudos to Honda for now offering a power driver seat, even if it's only on the top-line EX-L model."
Though there's no third-row seat, Car and Driver notes, the CR-V has a large, useful cargo area when the reclining second-row seats are folded. Cars.com is not a fan of the folding mechanism: "There are two straps to pull, and neither felt that sturdy." Edmunds points out how "the 60/40-split rear seat has reclining seatbacks and adjusts fore and aft" and "the wide-opening rear doors and lightweight rear liftgate make it simple to load infants and their strollers."
ConsumerGuide reports that the 2009 Honda CR-V offers "generous cargo space even with the rear seat up." Cars.com says the 2009 Honda CR-V "measures 35.7 cubic feet with the second-row seats intact and 72.9 cubic feet with them folded flat; that's up from 33.5 cubic feet and 72 cubic feet, respectively, in the outgoing model." ConsumerGuide also notes that "interior storage is very good."
Inside, most reviewers are pleased with the quality of the 2009 Honda CR-V. Motor Trend calls the CR-V's interior treatment high art: "The interior is also a case study of the level of artistry that can be achieved with lowly hard plastics." Cars.com reports, "A trio of center-mounted A/C knobs felt a bit cheap when turning, but they were the lone setback in an overall splendid dash."
When it came to quietness in the 2009 Honda CR-V, most sources have positive comments. Edmunds contends "the cabin is well-insulated from the road noise that plagued past CR-Vs," while ConsumerGuide notes minor noise: "Engine noise intrudes during acceleration. Tire noise is noticeable on most road surfaces but doesn't annoy. Some wind rush is noticeable around exterior mirrors."
The 2009 Honda CR-V doesn't skimp at all in comfort, offering more interior delights than most of its rivals.