The 2003 Honda CR-V is one of the most successful compact
sport utility vehicles on the market. This year it returns
with more power, better standard offerings and enhanced
safety technology. The CR-V is designed for families with
high cargo carrying, person carrying and adventure supporting
requirements. The CR-V has all these characteristics and
The 2003 Honda CR-V lineup includes a variety of trim-levels
and drivetrain options. It comes in a base LX 2-wheel drive,
AWD LX and AWD EX, the top-level model.
Interior content has been enhanced this year with small
details refining interior fittings. Still, the excellent
complement of feature from last year returns with a bang.
These include comfort and convenience like air conditioning,
interior air filtration, cruise control, cloth upholstery
on front bucket seats and a split folding rear seat, AM/FM/cassette/CD
player, power steering, mirrors, windows and door locks.
EX adds a stereo upgrade with an in-dash 6 CD changer and
remote keyless entry.
The 2003 Honda CR-V also has some added versatility that
enhances its claim to be a versatile adventure vehicle.
Items like the folding picnic table and the stowable rear
seat make for great extra utility.
The 2003 Honda CR-V exterior is a both stylish and functional.
A power sunroof, alloy wheels, roof rails and an outside
mounted full-size spare 205/70R15 tire adds value. Rear
privacy glass is standard on the up-level EX model.
All the CR-V models share a 4-cylinder 2.4-liter engine.
This offers ample power for most urban requirements and,
on the AWD models, makes for a versatile and capable all-purpose
The inline 4 produces 160 hp at 6000 rpm and 16 lb-ft of
torque at 3600. This can be teamed to either a 4-speed automatic
or a 5speed manual transmission system. The AWD allows the
power to be directed to the wheels that have the most traction
and the 2WD model is front wheel drive for enhanced traction
in snow and mud.
Mileage is quite respectable for such a big and versatile
vehicle. The CR-V is rated at 21/25 mpg (city/hwy).
Safety and Security
The base LX has dual front airbags and 4-wheel disc brakes.
An upgrade to the EX adds antilock and front side airbags.
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