I previously owned a 2002 CR-V (which I was also very happy driving), and this vehicle replaced it. The 2014 gets great fuel mileage - around 25.6 MPG on average for me - I'm happy for that! With just 4 cylinders, it is still peppy enough to handle on-ramps to interstates with ease. I haul musical instruments, music and equipment to gigs and rehearsals and love that the back seats fold down with the easy pull of a lever from the "trunk." The front console also works well for me. My purse fits in the compartment next to me - within easy reach. And I like having the Bluetooth capability for phone calls and listening to music. And I get compliments on its appearance. It is a very comfortable car all around!
Roomy but reasonable
2012 Honda CR-VJ - Nashville, TN04/07/2015
The CR-V cabin and body are roomy without being too big--a great vehicle size for a small family. It gets excellent gas mileage, and rides smoothly. Like my previous Honda, it is reliable and requires virtually no work beyond routine maintenance. I was slightly disappointed in the cargo space. I could slide a stroller very easily into the trunk of my Civic, and I expected at least that much depth in the CR-V; however, I have to put the stroller in sideways, which is a little inconvenient when wrangling a toddler because I can't do it with one hand like I could in my sedan. It does have a blindspot that took some getting used to.
This is my second CR-V. My 1st one was a 2006 and it's still going strong. My 2011 has everything I want. I can fold down the seats and store cargo. It has a rack for my kayak. The leather seats are perfect with warmers for cooler weather and the ride is smooth. While I was shopping, I considered another make but after comparing, I came right back to the CR-V. I may never change!
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