Honda CR-V 2011Posted: May 15th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: 2011 New Car Models, Honda | Leave a comment »
The Honda CR-V is a compact crossover SUV manufactured by the Japanese company Honda since 1995. It was loosely derived from Honda Civic to satisfy a public demand for a sport-utility vehicle from Honda. The CR-V means ”Comfortable Runabout Vehicle” or ”Compact Recreational Vehicle” (depending on the source). It is produced in both four-wheel drive (4WD) and front wheel drive (2WD), although in many markets such as Australia and the United Kingdom, only front wheel drive is offered. Honda produces the CR-V in Japan, United Kingdom, and USA (East Liberty, Ohio and Greensburg, Indiana).
The 2011 new Honda CR-V provides a versatile and accommodating crossover SUV package with space for up to five passenger and a versatile cargo area for utility. The 2011 Honda CR-V also provides fuel economy and refined, comfortable handling similar to a mid-size sedan.
The 2011 CR-V comes in four trim levels: base LX (starting at $ 21.695 for 2WD model), SE, EX and top-of-the-line EX-L. Competitors include the Toyota RAV4 and Chevrolet Equinox. New for 2011 is the SE trim level. The SE adds rear privacy glass, 17-inch alloy wheels, steering-wheel-mounted audio and cruise control buttons and a 160-watt stereo with six speakers and an in-dash six-CD charger.
A dynamic forward cabin, a two-tiered grille and a distinctive side profile express the 2011 Honda CR-V’s emphasis on upscale style and design. Compact on the outside yet large on the inside, the interior provides a maximum passenger volume of 103.8 cu-ft. plus an accomodating cargo volume of 35.7 cu-ft behind the rear seats. The 2011 Honda CR-V’s interior emphasizes functionality and style. The front row storage areas are designed to accommodate items such as a handbag between the seats. For comfort, there are driver’s and front passenger’s center-folding armrests. A center console replace the retractable center tray table on the new 2011 Honda CR-V EX-L with navigation.
Thecarconnection.com says about 2011 Honda CR-V:
The Honda CR-V is far from exciting to look at; it’s a little bulbous and homely at first glance, and the interior styling isn’t much more inspiring. But families looking for practicality, frugality, and versatility—but eschewing minivans—will find a lot to love in this roomy crossover.
The USnews says:
The 2011 Honda CRV is ranked at the top among affordable compact SUVs for a good reason: it’s one of the most practical family SUVs on the market.
The 2011 Honda CR-V LX include air conditioning, keyless entry, cruise control, power windows with auto-up/down driver’s window, AM/FM/CD audio system with four speakers, fuel economy meter and 17-inch steel wheels. The 2011 CR-V SE (starting at $22.395 for 2WD model) adds to the CR-V LX a 160-watt AM/FM/6-disc changer with six speaker, rear privacy glass and alloy wheels. The 2011 Honda CR-V EX ( starting at $23.995 MSRP for 2WD) adds to SE a one-touch power moon roof with tilt feature, security system, dual-deck cargo shelf, exterior temperature indicator and a digital compass.
The 2011 Honda CR-V EX-L trim comes with leather-trimmed seats and armrests, heated front seats, body colored mirrors and door handless, a USB Audio Interface ant auto on/off headlights.
The engine of Honda CR-V 2011 model is an 2.4 liter, 4-cylinder in line, 16 valve DOHC i-VTEC designed to meet the CR-V’s fuel mileage, lower emission goals and provide both low-rpm torque and plenty of horsepower at higher revs. This engine produces 180 horsepower and 161 lb-ft of torque. EPA mileages estimates are 21 mpg city/28 mpg highway for 2WD models and 21 mpg city / 27 mpg highway for 4WD models.
The transmission is a 5-speed automatic. This transmission features Grade Logic Control system, which helps put an end to gear-hunting when climbing uphill or driving back down. The transmission uses the engine’s broad torque curve for brisk acceleration, optimal fuel economy and smooth-shifting characteristics.
Standard safety equipment includes the ACE body structure, Vehicle Stability Assist, side-curtain airbags with a rollover sensor, active front seat head restraints, ABS, EBD and more.