A comfortable runabout vehicle, or CR-V, the 2008 Honda CR-V is a compact sports utility vehicle that went on the market in the mid 1990s. Larger than a compact car and not as big as most SUVs, the Honda CR-V is nonetheless classified as an SUV, and boasts good fuel efficiency with 73 cubic feet of space in its interior. According to Edmonds.com, the Honda CR-V is the best-selling SUV in America.
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The body of a 2008 Honda CR-V is available in LX, EX and EX-L trim levels. Choose from colours such as Borrego Beige Metallic, Green Tea Metallic, Nighthawk Black Pearl, Royal Blue Pearl, Taffeta White, Tango Red Pearl or Whistler Silver Metallic. Other features include a lightweight, one-piece tailgate, multi-reflector halogen headlights and folding power side mirrors.
Built into the 2008 Honda CR-V are high-rigidity melt sheets and noise-absorption materials in the floor, side panels, ceiling and instrument panel. There is also insulation backing on the carpet and insulation on the front fenders and cowl for noise, vibration and harshness reduction. With the rear seats folded, the CR-V can hold 73 cubic feet of cargo.
According to Honda, the 2008 CR-V has a 2.4-litre, dual-overhead camshaft (DOHC), i-VTEC® four-cylinder engine designed to meet the CR-V's goals for fuel mileage and lower emissions. It has a five-speed automatic transmission, a Drive-by-Wire™ throttle system and fast-responding electronics that take the place of a traditional throttle cable, and that produce greater response, fuel economy and driveability with minimum adjustment and maintenance. Edmunds.com reports that the front-wheel-drive 2008 CR-V gets 20mpg in the city and 27mpg on the highway.
The 2008 Honda CR-V is equipped with three-point seat belts with pretensioners, active front head restraints and an anti-lock braking system. A backup camera is only available on EX-L models with the navigation system installed. All 2008 CR-V models come with side-curtain airbags, a rollover sensor and vehicle stability assist, which, according to Honda, is a safety device that aids the driver in retaining control of the vehicle if wheel slippage is detected. The Honda CR-V was given the highest evaluation score, "G" (good), by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), and earned five stars for front and side crash protection.
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