2006 Honda CR-V Trims and Specs

Air Conditioning Air filtration · Front air conditioning · Rear heat vents
Airbags Dual front airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Front side airbags · Side curtain airbags: front, rear · Side-curtain airbag rollover sensor
Audio System Audio security system · Cassette · Single disc in-Dash CD · AM/FM radio
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brakes: disc
Comfort Features Armrests: rear center · Floor Mat Material: carpet · Floor Mats: front · Picnic table · Rear floor mats
Convenience Features Cargo area light · Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Cupholders · Front power outlet · Multi-function remote: keyless entry · Overhead console · Power steering · Reading lights: front · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable · Steering wheel mounted controls: cruise controls · Storage: cargo tie-down anchors and hooks, door pockets, seatback, grocery bag holder
Doors Liftgate window: manual flip-up · Rear door type: side-hinged
Driver Seat Manual adjustments: 8
Exterior Features Grille color: chrome
Headrests Front headrests: adjustable
Instrumentation Clock · Tachometer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power
Passenger Seat Manual Adjustments
Rear Seats Type: split-bench
Safety Child safety locks · Child seat anchors
Seatbelts Rear center seatbelt: 3-point · Seatbelt pretensioners
Seats Driver seat manual adjustments: height · Front seat type: bucket · Rear headrests: adjustable · Rear seat folding: split · Rear seat manual adjustments: reclining · Upholstery: cloth
Security Engine immobilizer · Power door locks · Rolling code security
Spare Tire Cover: soft cover · Mount Location: outside
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Suspension Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: MacPherson struts · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: double wishbone · Stabilizer bar(s): front, rear
Tires Type: all season
Tires and Rims 16 Inch Wheels · P Tires · S Speed Rated Tires · Wheels: steel
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Power windows · Rear defogger · Rear wiper: intermittent
Price $20,990 MSRP
Body Style Crossover
Engine 2.4L 156 hp I4
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
20MPG city
26MPG highway
Drivetrain FWD

Price

MSRP$20,990
Invoice$18,847

Transmission

Drivetrain FWD
5-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
20MPG city
26MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side AirbagsStandard
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain AirbagsStandard
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/Moonroof--
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather Seats--
Power SeatsPassenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, Cassette Player, CD Player

Engine

2.4L 156 hp I4
Power 156 hp @ 5,900 RPM
Torque 160 lb-ft @ 3,600 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume15 gal
Front Legroom41.3 in
Back Legroom39.4 in
Wheelbase103.3 in
Length181 in
Width70.2 in
Height66.2 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume33.5 cu ft
Standard Payload1,119 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity1,500 lbs
Honda’s CR-V provides SUV-like convenience with car-like handling in a compact size. The 2006 model features few changes. The base LX offers a rugged DOHC 2.4-liter four-cylinder engin... Read More
Honda’s CR-V provides SUV-like convenience with car-like handling in a compact size. The 2006 model features few changes.
The base LX offers a rugged DOHC 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that makes use of Honda’s i-VTEC valve control system to produce 156 hp and 160 lb-ft of torque. A five-speed automatic directs power to the front wheels (FWD).
Test drivers praise the harmony between the engine and automatic transmission. The engine’s torque band peaks around 3,600 rpm, but it maintains a fairly level power plateau, which the five-speed automatic uses to great advantage, giving the CR-V a sporty driving sense. The EPA estimates 22/27 mpg. Reviewers testing an automatic AWD averaged 19.7-19.8 mpg; front-wheel-drive trims should do a little better.
The CR-V rides on the Honda Civic’s double-wishbone, four-wheel independent suspension with front and rear stabilizers. Honda tuned the CR-V for a firm but comfortable ride, making it an ideal daily driver. It remains car-like in the twisties, but does lean due to its height more than a Civic sedan, yet a lot less than a full-size SUV. Steering is good in the turns, though a bit lifeless on center. Four-wheel ABS disc brakes provide stable, uneventful stops.
Overall, reviewers feel that Honda made good use of the CR-V’s basic box-shaped cabin with an almost perfect ergonomic layout up front, spacious rear seating, and generous cargo capacity. The 60/40 split rear seats recline for more comfortable seating and fold forward to open rear cargo space from a generous 33.5 cubic feet to an expansive 72 cubic feet – enough for two bicycles. No fewer than 21 storage nooks are spread throughout the cabin, and the spare-tire bin cover doubles as a folding picnic table.
The basic LX trim comes with an AM/FM/CD/cassette stereo, adjustable steering column, power accessories, cruise control, air conditioning, front and rear power outlets, 16-inch wheels, and keyless entry.
The CR-V’s generous list of standard all-trim-level safety features should be emulated by other automakers: four-wheel ABS disc brakes, front and side airbags for front passengers with head curtain airbags for front and rear occupants, and Vehicle Stability Assist with traction control.
The CR-V earned a perfect score for its frontal and side impact protection from the NHTSA and the highest possible rating from the IIHS in its 40-mph frontal-offset crash test and side-impact testing. These tests rate vehicles relative to their class (in the CR-V’s case, this would be compact SUVs) and not across all categories.
Unless you need more power - Toyota's RAV-4, for example, packs a V6 option - the Honda CR-V as a compact SUV seems to have it all: performance, ride, space, comfort, and reliability.
Adds to LX:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Air filtration · Front air conditioning · Rear heat vents
Airbags Dual front airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Front side airbags · Side curtain airbags: front, rear · Side-curtain airbag rollover sensor
Audio System Audio security system · Cassette · Single disc in-Dash CD · AM/FM radio
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brakes: disc
Comfort Features Armrests: rear center · Floor Mat Material: carpet · Floor Mats: front · Picnic table · Rear floor mats
Convenience Features Cargo area light · Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Cupholders · Front power outlet · Multi-function remote: keyless entry · Overhead console · Power steering · Reading lights: front · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable · Steering wheel mounted controls: cruise controls · Storage: cargo tie-down anchors and hooks, door pockets, seatback, grocery bag holder
Doors Liftgate window: manual flip-up · Rear door type: side-hinged
Driver Seat Manual adjustments: 8
Drivetrain 4WD Type: on demand · Center differential: mechanical
Exterior Features Grille color: chrome
Headrests Front headrests: adjustable
Instrumentation Clock · Tachometer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power
Passenger Seat Manual Adjustments
Rear Seats Type: split-bench
Safety Child safety locks · Child seat anchors
Seatbelts Rear center seatbelt: 3-point · Seatbelt pretensioners
Seats Driver seat manual adjustments: height · Front seat type: bucket · Rear headrests: adjustable · Rear seat folding: split · Rear seat manual adjustments: reclining · Upholstery: cloth
Security Engine immobilizer · Power door locks · Rolling code security
Spare Tire Cover: soft cover · Mount Location: outside
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Suspension Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: MacPherson struts · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: double wishbone · Stabilizer bar(s): front, rear
Tires Type: all season
Tires and Rims 16 Inch Wheels · P Tires · S Speed Rated Tires · Wheels: steel
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Power windows · Rear defogger · Rear wiper: intermittent
-16AW 16" 7-Spoke Alloy Wheel $900
-CSS Chrome Side Steps $648
-BACKS Backup Sensors $515
-BSS Black Side Steps $461
-RUNB Running Boards $461
-MRB Mid-Size Roof Box $430
-FF Fender Flares $429
-FGT Front Grille Trim $369
-FL Fog Lights $329
-TH Trailer Hitch $326
-SRB Short Roof Box $299
-ADNM Auto Day/Night Mirror $279
-RR Roof Rack $262
-RAD Rear Air Deflector $229
-SECS Security System $228
-MLTK Metal-Look Trim Kit $199
-WGPK Wood-Grain Panel Kit $199
-CAC Cargo-Area Cover $189
-CM Cargo Mat $185
-SNOWA Snowboard Attachment $142
-DV Door Visors $139
-DSAS Driver Side Armrest W/Storage $139
-SA Ski Attachment $139
-BIKEA Bike Attachment $128
-ASFM All-Season Floor Mats $125
-HSTC Hard Spare Tire Cover $119
-RCG Rear Cargo Garnish $109
-TWEET Tweeter Kit $109
-CT Cargo Tray $105
-HNM Half Nose Mask $89
-GEK Gold-Emblem Kit $79
-SURFA Surfboard Attachment $75
-FSG Front Splash Guards $63
-CDEG Color-Matched Door Edge Guards $59
-LSWC Leather Steering Wheel Cover $59
-WL Wheel Locks $59
-CN Cargo Net $42
-CEF Chrome Exhaust Finisher $29
Price $22,190 MSRP
Body Style Crossover
Engine 2.4L 156 hp I4
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
20MPG city
25MPG highway
Drivetrain AWD

Price

MSRP$22,190
Invoice$19,954

Transmission

Drivetrain AWD
5-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
20MPG city
25MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side AirbagsStandard
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain AirbagsStandard
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/Moonroof--
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather Seats--
Power SeatsPassenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, Cassette Player, CD Player

Engine

2.4L 156 hp I4
Power 156 hp @ 5,900 RPM
Torque 160 lb-ft @ 3,600 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume15 gal
Front Legroom41.3 in
Back Legroom39.4 in
Wheelbase103.3 in
Length181 in
Width70.2 in
Height66.2 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume33.5 cu ft
Standard Payload1,062 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity1,500 lbs
Honda’s CR-V provides SUV-like convenience with car-like handling in a compact size. The 2006 model has few changes. The midlevel EX 4WD trim features a rugged DOHC 2.4-liter four-cyli... Read More
Honda’s CR-V provides SUV-like convenience with car-like handling in a compact size. The 2006 model has few changes.
The midlevel EX 4WD trim features a rugged DOHC 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that makes use of Honda’s i-VTEC valve control system to produce 156 hp and 160 lb-ft of torque. A five-speed automatic sends power to the AWD system. A five-speed manual, exclusive to the EX trim level, is also an option.
The Honda “Real Time AWD” system normally powers only the front wheels. When traction there slips, power immediately transfers to the rear for four-wheel drive until front-wheel traction stabilizes. One reviewer reported that the system coped easily with 5 inches of fresh snow.
Test drivers praise the harmony between the engine and automatic transmission. The engine’s torque band peaks around 3,600 rpm. It maintains a fairly level power plateau, which the five-speed automatic uses to great advantage, giving the CR-V a sporty driving sense. The EPA estimates 22/27 mpg. Reviewers testing an automatic 4WD averaged 19.7-19.8 mpg.
The CR-V rides on the Honda Civic’s double-wishbone, four-wheel independent suspension with front and rear stabilizers. Honda tuned the CR-V for a firm but comfortable ride, making it an ideal daily driver. It remains car-like in the twisties, but does lean due to its height more than a Civic sedan, yet a lot less than a full-size SUV. Steering is good in the turns, though a bit lifeless on center. Four-wheel ABS disc brakes provide stable, uneventful stops.
Overall, reviewers feel Honda has made good use of the CR-V’s basic box-shaped cabin with an almost perfect ergonomic layout up front, spacious rear seating, and generous cargo capacity. The 60/40 split rear seats recline for more comfortable seating and fold forward, opening rear cargo space from a generous 33.5 cubic feet to an expansive 72 cubic feet – enough for two bicycles. No less than 21 storage nooks are spread throughout the cabin, and the spare-tire bin cover doubles as a folding picnic table.
Besides 4WD and the choice between five-speed manual and automatic transmissions, the EX trim adds steering-wheel-mounted audio controls, a premium stereo/CD, aluminum wheels, rear privacy glass, an outside temperature gauge, and a power moonroof.
The CR-V’s generous list of standard all-trim-level safety features should be emulated by other automakers: four-wheel ABS disc brakes, front and side airbags for front passengers with head curtain airbags for front and rear occupants, and Vehicle Stability Assist with traction control.
The CR-V earned a perfect score for its frontal and side impact protection from the NHTSA and the highest possible rating from the IIHS in its 40-mph frontal-offset crash test and side-impact testing. These tests rate a vehicle relative to its class (in the CR-V’s case, this would be compact SUVs) and not across all categories.
Unless you're looking for more power - Toyota's RAV-4, for example, packs a V6 option - the Honda CR-V as a compact SUV seems to have it all: performance, ride, space, comfort, and reliability.
Adds to LX:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Air filtration · Front air conditioning · Rear heat vents
Airbags Dual front airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Front side airbags · Side curtain airbags: front, rear · Side-curtain airbag rollover sensor
Audio System Audio security system · Cassette · 6 disc in-dash CD · AM/FM radio · SiriusXM Satellite Radio
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brakes: disc
Comfort Features Armrests: rear center · Floor Mat Material: carpet · Floor Mats: front · Picnic table · Rear floor mats
Convenience Features Cargo area light · Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Cupholders · Front power outlet · Multi-function remote: keyless entry · Overhead console · Power steering · Reading lights: front · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable · Steering wheel mounted controls: cruise controls, audio · Storage: cargo tie-down anchors and hooks, door pockets, seatback, grocery bag holder
Doors Liftgate window: manual flip-up · Rear door type: side-hinged
Driver Seat Manual adjustments: 8
Exterior Features Grille color: chrome
Headrests Front headrests: adjustable
Instrumentation Clock · External temperature display · Tachometer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power
Passenger Seat Manual Adjustments
Rear Seats Type: split-bench
Roof Moonroof: power glass
Safety Child safety locks · Child seat anchors
Seatbelts Rear center seatbelt: 3-point · Seatbelt pretensioners
Seats Driver seat manual adjustments: height · Front seat type: bucket · Rear headrests: adjustable · Rear seat folding: split · Rear seat manual adjustments: reclining · Upholstery: cloth
Security Engine immobilizer · Power door locks · Rolling code security
Spare Tire Cover: soft cover · Mount Location: outside
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Suspension Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: MacPherson struts · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: double wishbone · Stabilizer bar(s): front, rear
Tires Type: all season
Tires and Rims 16 Inch Wheels · P Tires · S Speed Rated Tires
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Power windows · Privacy glass · Rear defogger · Rear wiper: intermittent
Price $23,145 MSRP
Body Style Crossover
Engine 2.4L 156 hp I4
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
20MPG city
26MPG highway
Drivetrain FWD

Price

MSRP$23,145
Invoice$20,835

Transmission

Drivetrain FWD
5-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
20MPG city
26MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side AirbagsStandard
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain AirbagsStandard
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofStandard
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather Seats--
Power SeatsPassenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, Cassette Player, CD Player, CD Changer

Engine

2.4L 156 hp I4
Power 156 hp @ 5,900 RPM
Torque 160 lb-ft @ 3,600 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume15 gal
Front Legroom41.3 in
Back Legroom39.4 in
Wheelbase103.3 in
Length181 in
Width70.2 in
Height66.2 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume33.5 cu ft
Standard Towing Capacity1,500 lbs
Adds to LX:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Air filtration · Front air conditioning · Rear heat vents
Airbags Dual front airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Front side airbags · Side curtain airbags: front, rear · Side-curtain airbag rollover sensor
Audio System Audio security system · Cassette · 6 disc in-dash CD · AM/FM radio · SiriusXM Satellite Radio
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brakes: disc
Comfort Features Armrests: rear center · Floor Mat Material: carpet · Floor Mats: front · Picnic table · Rear floor mats
Convenience Features Cargo area light · Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Cupholders · Front power outlet · Multi-function remote: keyless entry · Overhead console · Power steering · Reading lights: front · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable · Steering wheel mounted controls: cruise controls, audio · Storage: cargo tie-down anchors and hooks, door pockets, seatback, grocery bag holder
Doors Liftgate window: manual flip-up · Rear door type: side-hinged
Driver Seat Manual adjustments: 8
Drivetrain 4WD Type: on demand · Center differential: mechanical
Exterior Features Grille color: chrome
Headrests Front headrests: adjustable
Instrumentation Clock · External temperature display · Tachometer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power
Passenger Seat Manual Adjustments
Rear Seats Type: split-bench
Roof Moonroof: power glass
Safety Child safety locks · Child seat anchors
Seatbelts Rear center seatbelt: 3-point · Seatbelt pretensioners
Seats Driver seat manual adjustments: height · Front seat type: bucket · Rear headrests: adjustable · Rear seat folding: split · Rear seat manual adjustments: reclining · Upholstery: cloth
Security Engine immobilizer · Power door locks · Rolling code security
Spare Tire Cover: soft cover · Mount Location: outside
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Suspension Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: MacPherson struts · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: double wishbone · Stabilizer bar(s): front, rear
Tires Type: all season
Tires and Rims 16 Inch Wheels · P Tires · S Speed Rated Tires
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Power windows · Privacy glass · Rear defogger · Rear wiper: intermittent
Price $23,445 MSRP
Body Style Crossover
Engine 2.4L 156 hp I4
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
19MPG city
24MPG highway
Drivetrain AWD

Price

MSRP$23,445
Invoice$21,942

Transmission Options

Drivetrain AWD
5-Speed Manual
Fuel Economy
19MPG city
24MPG highway
5-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
20MPG city
25MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side AirbagsStandard
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain AirbagsStandard
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofStandard
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather Seats--
Power SeatsPassenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, Cassette Player, CD Player, CD Changer

Engine

2.4L 156 hp I4
Power 156 hp @ 5,900 RPM
Torque 160 lb-ft @ 3,600 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume15 gal
Front Legroom41.3 in
Back Legroom39.4 in
Wheelbase103.3 in
Length181 in
Width70.2 in
Height66.2 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume33.5 cu ft
Standard Payload1,033 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity1,500 lbs
Adds to LX:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Air filtration · Front air conditioning · Rear heat vents
Airbags Dual front airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Front side airbags · Side curtain airbags: front, rear · Side-curtain airbag rollover sensor
Audio System Audio security system · Cassette · 6 disc in-dash CD · AM/FM radio · SiriusXM Satellite Radio
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brakes: disc
Comfort Features Armrests: rear center · Door trim: leather · Floor Mat Material: carpet · Floor Mats: front · Picnic table · Rear floor mats · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Cargo area light · Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Cupholders · Front power outlet · Multi-function remote: keyless entry · Overhead console · Power steering · Reading lights: front · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable · Steering wheel mounted controls: cruise controls, audio · Storage: cargo tie-down anchors and hooks, door pockets, seatback, grocery bag holder
Doors Liftgate window: manual flip-up · Rear door type: side-hinged
Driver Seat Heated · Manual adjustments: 8
Drivetrain 4WD Type: on demand · Center differential: mechanical
Exterior Features Grille color: chrome
Headrests Front headrests: adjustable
Instrumentation Clock · External temperature display · Tachometer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, heated
Passenger Seat Heated · Manual Adjustments
Rear Seats Type: split-bench
Roof Moonroof: power glass
Safety Child safety locks · Child seat anchors
Seatbelts Rear center seatbelt: 3-point · Seatbelt pretensioners
Seats Driver seat manual adjustments: height · Front seat type: bucket · Rear headrests: adjustable · Rear seat folding: split · Rear seat manual adjustments: reclining · Upholstery: leather
Security Engine immobilizer · Power door locks · Rolling code security
Spare Tire Cover: hard shell · Mount Location: outside
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Suspension Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: MacPherson struts · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: double wishbone · Stabilizer bar(s): front, rear
Tires Type: all season
Tires and Rims 16 Inch Wheels · P Tires · S Speed Rated Tires
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Power windows · Privacy glass · Rear defogger · Rear wiper: intermittent
Price $26,045 MSRP
Body Style Crossover
Engine 2.4L 156 hp I4
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
20MPG city
25MPG highway
Drivetrain AWD

Price

MSRP$26,045
Invoice$23,510

Transmission

Drivetrain AWD
5-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
20MPG city
25MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagOptional
Passenger AirbagOptional
Front Side AirbagsOptional
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain AirbagsOptional
ABS BrakesOptional

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofOptional
Air ConditioningOptional
Leather SeatsOptional
Power SeatsPassenger: Standard
Power WindowsOptional
Power Door LocksOptional
Navigation System--

Engine

2.4L 156 hp I4
Power 156 hp @ 5,900 RPM
Torque 160 lb-ft @ 3,600 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume15 gal
Front Legroom41.3 in
Back Legroom39.4 in
Wheelbase103.3 in
Length181.8 in
Width70.2 in
Height66.2 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume33.5 cu ft
Standard Payload1,033 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity1,500 lbs
Honda’s CR-V provides SUV-like convenience with car-like handling in a compact size. It has few few changes for 2006. The luxury-trim level SE 4WD features a rugged DOHC 2.4-liter four... Read More
Honda’s CR-V provides SUV-like convenience with car-like handling in a compact size. It has few few changes for 2006.
The luxury-trim level SE 4WD features a rugged DOHC 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that makes use of Honda’s i-VTEC valve control system to produce 156 hp and 160 lb-ft of torque. A five-speed automatic sends power to the AWD system.
Honda's “Real Time AWD” system normally powers only the front wheels. When traction there slips, power immediately transfers to the rear for four-wheel drive until front-wheel traction stabilizes. One reviewer reports that the system coped easily with 5 inches of fresh snow.
Test drivers praise the harmony between the engine and automatic transmission. The engine’s torque band peaks around 3,600 rpm, but it maintains a fairly level power plateau, which the five-speed automatic uses to great advantage, giving the CR-V a sporty driving sense. The EPA estimates 22/27 mpg. Reviewers testing an automatic 4WD averaged 19.7-19.8 mpg.
The CR-V rides on the Honda Civic’s double-wishbone, four-wheel independent suspension with front and rear stabilizers. Honda tuned the CR-V for a firm but comfortable ride, making it an ideal daily driver. It remains car-like in the twisties, but does lean due to its height more than a Civic sedan, yet a lot less than a full-size SUV. Steering is good in the turns, though a bit lifeless on center. Four-wheel ABS disc brakes provide stable, uneventful stops.
Overall, reviewers feel Honda made good use of the CR-V’s basic box-shaped cabin, with an almost perfect ergonomic layout up front, spacious rear seating, and generous cargo capacity. The 60/40 split rear seats recline for more comfortable seating and fold forward to open rear cargo space from a generous 33.5 cubic feet to an expansive 72 cubic feet – enough for two bicycles. No fewer than 21 storage nooks are spread throughout the cabin, and the spare-tire bin cover doubles as a folding picnic table.
Besides 4WD and the five-speed automatic transmission, the SE trim starts at the EX level and upgrades the interior with leather and heated seats. Outside, the SE adds body-color door mirrors, side molding, bumpers, door handles, and a spare tire cover.
The CR-V’s generous list of standard all-trim-level safety features should be emulated by other automakers: four-wheel ABS disc brakes, front and side airbags for front passengers with head curtain airbags for front and rear occupants, and Vehicle Stability Assist with traction control.
The CR-V earned a perfect score for frontal and side impact protection from the NHTSA and the highest possible rating from the IIHS in its 40-mph frontal-offset crash test and side-impact testing. These tests rate vehicles relative to their class (in the CR-V’s case, this would be compact SUVs) and not across all categories.
Unless you want more power - Toyota's RAV-4, for example, packs a V6 option - the Honda CR-V as a compact SUV seems to have it all: performance, ride, space, comfort, and reliability.
EX-L AWD
Adds to LX:
No additional major features.