2005 Honda CR-V User Reviews

2005 Honda CR-V Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 23 reviews

  • Performance:4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5
  • Appearance:3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars 3.9 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Overall: 4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5

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PROS
"fuel economy" 8 reviews
"ride" 8 reviews
"storage" 4 reviews
"price" 4 reviews
"build quality" 4 reviews
CONS
"power" 2 reviews
"noise" 2 reviews

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Charlie writes:
2005 Honda CR-V LX AWD Review
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As good as I expected if not a little better.

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Family Car — Zippy v-tec engine gives a sporty acceleration. 4wd with traction control provides a confident feel in the snow and very predictable handling on ice. All the extra plastic trim has gives a cheap feel and a couple unnecessary rattles. Interior is very roomy with ample head and shoulder space also the rear seats give good leg room. Very good gas mileage for a small SUV, Little more road noise than I originally expected but better tires has improved this considerably. Overall very impressed with the value. Little cost for such a nice driving roomy little SUV.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Kris writes:
2005 Honda CR-V LX Review
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5

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Excellent storage space. Better than average gas mileage.

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Doesn't always like to go up hills or pass in a hurry.

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Nice Looking And Low Maintenance. — I bought this car after having been without a car for over eight years. It handles very well and my experience has been better than posted gas mileage. It is quite comfortable, even on extended trips, though on the couple of occasions when I've driven it accross country, it has created a little stiffness in the legs and lower back. It holds an amazing amount for a small SUV and has been a lifesaver in that regard many times! During my last move it was able to hold so much that a friend half jokingly described it as a TARDIS car (bigger on the inside). The four cylinder engine is a little sluggish at times, especially on hills, but once it gets going it can move! Maintenance is rarely needed, but is a touch on the pricey said when it IS needed. On the other hand though, the battery that came with it lasted me almost five years. It would have lasted longer except I accidently left a dome light on. Even so, Honda covered the battery under warranty and gave me a full warranty on the new battery. Can't beat that for quality customer service! I still have the original tires on it, and it has only been in the last couple of months that they have gotten to the point where they are showing a visible need for replacement. I hope to get at least another 8 to 10 years out of this car and plan to drive it until I run it into the ground. I would definitely recommend a Honda to anyone considering one, and based on my experience would be hard pressed to find a convincing reason to not get another Honda.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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pillar writes:
2005 Honda CR-V SE AWD Review
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5

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Great looking, easy to drive, holds more than you think.

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I have only driven this e few times, so far....no negatives.

pillar
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Great " Around Town" Vehicle. — The CRV is a recent find for me, I was looking for a smaller vehicle for daily errands. I am so glad I discovered this one! It is just what I wanted and it is roomier than I thought it would be. It handles very well, has good pick up and is a comfortable ride. Based on reviews I have read, I am looking forward to see how it handles in the snow.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Carolyn writes:
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easy to drive

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slight lag when overtaking - 2l is not powerful enough

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Very Good — I love my CR-V. It is a smooth ride and turning circle is a big plus. Handles very easily. It is a good, functional family car with lots of space. Fuel consumption is relatively good for the size of vehicle and is a lot better in the newer ones

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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knaifeh writes:
2005 Honda CR-V EX AWD Review
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Fun car to drive.

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It is considered a small SUV.

knaifeh
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Good Gas Mileage. Well Built Vehicle. — Quality workmanship in manufacturing. Good gas mileage. Air conditioning and heater work well. Accelerates well on hills. Cost of ownership reasonable. No squeaks or rattles. Fun and comfortable car to drive. Car has been well maintained. Good cargo space. Table in trunk area.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Julia writes:
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EVERYTHING!!!

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n.o.t.h.i.n.g.

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Omg It's The Best! Smooth And Steady Baby.. — AWESOME! It runs like magic and i wouldn't trade it for anything...I heard from my friends that it was like a dream but you really can't understand it until you've experienced the wonders that it works and the magnificence that it holds!!! This car is not replaceable and I will cry if it ever has to be sold...

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Leticia writes:
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With the price of gas at about $3.75 I still pay under $50 to fill the tank. Lots of "trunk" space. Fits five people comfortably. Has a CD changer and a cassette deck (hey, I'm old-school). It has a great little table with a two cup holder and a picnic table in the back.

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They don't make 'em exactly like this model anymore.  Get an 05 if you can.

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Perfect Size For A Single Person Or A Small Family. — I love this car. It's a mini-SUV, but only 4 cylinders, so it's gasoline efficient.

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David writes:
2005 Honda CR-V LX AWD Review
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Good fuel economy for a SUV, V-TEC

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Its Another Honda — An underpowered SUV that delivers exceptional fuel economy for its size. Its V-TEC engine delivers the needed power at higher RPMS.

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elliotindy2000 writes:
2005 Honda CR-V EX AWD Review
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This a great little SUV. Very reliable and fun to drive.

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In my opinion The 4 cylinder engine could have a little more power for a AWD.
Overall it does very well and is great on snow days.

elliotindy2000
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Honda Cr-v Awd 5-speed (manual) — I love this car. It has been fun to drive and it is very reliable during the winter when there is a lot of snow. The AWD is a plus. The interior has a lot of space and the cool folding rear picnic table under the cargo area was a great idea for this model.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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CRVforyou writes:
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This is a great dependable car.

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No cons

CRVforyou
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Very Impressed — I loved everything about this car. The only reason I am trying to sell it is because I have traded up and we already have too many cars. The car has never given any problems. I have done all maintenance as required. Everything works great. Great on gas mileage as well as comfort.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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