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2007 Honda CR-V

Trust Honda to buck the current trend for compact cute-utes -- the new third-generation CR-V does not have a third-row seat, nor can you have it with a V6. But the carryover 2.4-litre four is a sweetheart, and makes 10 more horsepower this year. On paper the '07 model is 80 mm shorter than the last CR-V, but that's mainly because the spare wheel no longer hangs off the tailgate, which itself is now a conventional lift-up design. Cargo space is increased, and the cabin is usefully wider. For the first time in Canada, front-wheel-drive is available.

Trust Honda to buck the current trend for compact cute-utes — the new third-generation CR-V does not have a third-row seat, nor can you have it with a V6. But the carryover 2.4-litre "four" is a sweetheart, and makes 10 more horsepower this year. On paper the '07 model is 80 mm shorter than the last CR-V, but that's mainly because the spare wheel no longer hangs off the tailgate, which itself is now a conventional lift-up design. Cargo space is increased, and the cabin is usefully wider. For the first time in Canada, front-wheel-drive is available.

PRICE: $27,700/$32,600/$34,600

VEHICLE: 4-dr. 5-pass. SUV FWD/AWD/^

STANDARD EQUIPMENT: Engine 2.4 L4 DOHC HP 166 @ 5800 Torque (lb-ft) 161 @ 4200 Trans. 5A Brakes Disc-Disc Tires 225/65R17

SPECIFICATIONS – mm (in.): WB 2620 (103.1) L 4518 (177.8) W 1820 (71.6) H 1680 (66.1) Curb Weight – kg (lb.) 1544/1604/1613 (3404/3537/3556) Cargo Capacity – L (ft3) Seats Up 1011 (35.4) Down 2064 (72.3) Fuel Tank – L (gal.) 58 (12.8) Fuel Grade - Reg

CONSUMPTION – L/100 km (mpg): City 10.2/10.7/^ (28/26/^) Hwy 7.3/7.8/^ (39/36/^)

SAFETY: ABS (f/r) std Side Airbags std TCS std

POPULAR OPTIONS: AWD opt/std/^ Trans. none A/C std Cruise std Sunroof none/std/^ CD std


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