1997 Honda CR-V Overview


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Average User Score

4.25 stars

Based on 14 reviews

Peter 1997 Honda Cr-v by Peter
 — 4WD, 16 inch Alloy wheels, 17mpg in city 24 mpg on highway, great steering, 4V- cylinder engine, 6 cd player , silver body, it is 12 years old bur has only 91, 250 miles on it so far. It can easily g... Read More
Great Suv by John
 — This car is great for an SUV, 2.0L 126HP engine is responsive, average acceleration, smooth 4-speed auto transmission, good stopping power from the front discs with all round ABS, handling is good for... Read More
Great Car For Cheap by Zach
 — good car and gets the job done... also have 2 15in lanzar subwoofers in the back and a 4000 watt lanzar amp that get the job done. the car is also 4wd so it is great for off roading and getting muddy.... Read More

1997 Honda CR-V Overview

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Based on 14 reviews

1997 Honda CR-V

Many people that bought their Honda CR-V new in 1997 are still driving them. Why replace something that is working - even after 150,000 miles? After nine years, prices are going to vary according to condition. Unless you are looking for a "fix-up" set of wheels, the going price is around $6,000 to $8,225.

The CR-V is unique to other SUV-type vehicles. Instead of using a truck-style frame, the CR-V uses unibody construction over a frame with four-wheel independent suspension. The Honda "Real-Time" 4WD package is installed along with the standard 2.0-liter, 126-hp engine. One of the few drawbacks is that the CR-V comes only with a 4-speed automatic transmission.

Reports from owners indicate that this vehicle is reliable, with enough power to get through traffic. Consumers, who like the idea of an SUV that does not sacrifice economy, equally praise its size and comfort.


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Honda CR-V Questions

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Transmission's Gone....

My poor baby! My 1997 Honda CR-V with over 300,000 miles on it finally gave up the ghost - the transmission can't change gears on the automatic. Needless to say, I'm heartbroken and want to replace ...

19 views with 2 answers (last answer 2 weeks ago)

Non-oem Cv Joint Compatibility

There are 3 front joints need to be replaced in my car. OEM spare parts from Honda are too expensive, so I bought one from Japanese company NKN NS6271-1H. They say the joints are fully compatible, bu...

64 views with 3 answers (last answer 4 months ago)

What 100,000 Miles Maintenences Need To Be Done?

When I first bought my 1997 Honda CR-V, I took it to the dealership to get a once-over on it and the serviceman said I had a great buy, but there was a maintenence that needed to be done every 100,000...

330 views with 1 answer (last answer 4 months ago)

97 Crv Poor Mileage After Distributor Replaced

We just had the distributor replaced in our 97 CRV and the engine is running quite nicely. However, we can almost see the gas gauge dropping now as we drive. Can this be a timing issue? Thanks, Pat

162 views with 1 answer (last answer 11 months ago)

Crv Won't Start In P

Hi sometimes the car will start in P but sometimes it won't. Then I have to put it in N and then it starts right away. I noticed that my left front wheel is leaking brake fluid. This was about the ...

1,352 views with 5 answers (last answer about a year ago)