Honda's compact sport utility vehicle is a popular model
that offers a good price for its attributes. What those
attributes are can best be described as modest performance,
typical Honda efficiency and safety.
In terms of safety, the CR-V was given a five-star rating
from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
for front and side crash tests. It has 3-point safety belts
in all five seating positions, and provides dual-stage front
On top of that, the 2004 Honda CR-V is rugged and practical.
It is this versatility that has made it such a hit with
The 2004 Honda CR-V is offered in two trim levels: LX and
The 2004 Honda CR-V is a spacious four-door wagon that really
can sit five, not just advertise it. It also features a
60/40 split-folding rear seat to accommodate larger items.
All totaled, the cargo volume rounds in at 72 cubic feet.
CR-Vs are fitted with all sorts of practical features that
help up the comfort level considerably. Though not in the
luxury class, that doesn't mean the 2004 Honda CR-V isn't
enjoyable to ride in. For instance, power windows, mirrors
and door locks are standard. There's also a folding picnic
table made available.
At the EX level, the standard items are richer and more
decadent. They include such things as a power sunroof, an
AM/FM/cassette player with in-dash 6-disc CD changer, remote
keyless entry and rear privacy glass.
EX models are also given a little more in the way of exterior
style. They have standard alloy wheels and body-colored
Efficient, durable power is the source of the Honda CR-V's
primary appeal. It has the ability to run and run and run,
long after many models have worn themselves out.
The engine responsible for this is a 2.4-liter, dual overhead
cam inline 4-cylinder model. It will crank out 160 horsepower
at 6000 rpm and 162 lb-ft of torque at 3600 rpm. 5-speed
manual and 4-speed automatic transmissions are offered-the
2WD LX only comes with automatic, however.
As hinted, the 2004 Honda CR-V is offered with a two-wheel
drive configuration, plus an all-wheel drive setup. The
EX is only offered with all-wheel drive, which lacks low-range
gearing and should not be thought of as a serious off-road
feature. LX models make both systems available.
Safety and Security
Side airbags are available on the 2004 Honda CR-V LX model,
standard on top-line EX models-which also come with an antilock
2004 Honda CR-V models
2004 CR-V is offered in well-appointed LX, LX 4WD
and EX 4WD trim levels. All models include dual mirrors,
intermittent front and rear window wipers and washers,
air conditioning with Micron Air-Filtration, power
windows with auto down and auto up driver's window,
power door locks, floormats, engine immobilizer and
anti-theft system, cruise control, two-texture seating
surfaces, sunglass holder and rear coat hooks.
LX trim level incorporates an AM/FM/cassette/CD player
with four speakers.
EX trim includes an AM/FM/cassette/6-CD changer with
six speakers, a power moonroof and rear privacy glass
Real Time' 4WD is standard on the EX trim and available
on the LX. Exterior and interior color combinations
for the CR-V remain the same from the 2003 model year