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2005 Honda CR-V?

archman1archman1 Posts: 1
edited March 22 in Honda
Looking for insight here. I heard CR-V might get a power boost? V6?. I here special edition might be offered? Any thoughts? Worth the wait or is the 2004 enough power?

Thanks,

Andy
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  • joey2brixjoey2brix Posts: 464
    It's selling like hotcakes. Current engine power got great reviews. I don't think the current V6 block would fit. Maybe they'll slightly increase the CC's with diff pistons to increase stroke but haven't heard anything.
  • varmintvarmint Posts: 6,326
    Archmann - You'll have to drive one to determine if the current power is enough. I'm fine with the power available in my '99 model, but that's doesn't mean it'll work for you.

    As for a V6, doubt it. It's more than doubt, really. I'd put money on "no".
  • rctennis3811rctennis3811 Posts: 1,031
    2004 is enough power. A four-banger can only go so far... :)
  • bodble2bodble2 Posts: 4,519
    I'd say V6 is unlikely, but a moderate power boost coupled with an SE model sounds plausible. But then again it may manifest itself as the Acura version of the CR-V. I would buy one for the wife if they improve/offer 3 things: at least 16" wheels with 225/70 tires; 180-190 hp I-4; auto-off headlights.
  • Any information as to whether the 2005 LX CRV will be offered with ABS (standard or as an option) and side airbags standard? I would like to see a 2WD LX CRV with both side airbags and ABS (granted, not a popular combination, but practical with decent gas mileage).

    I am assuming that the 2WD CRV LX will still be offered in 2005? Thanks.
  • varmintvarmint Posts: 6,326
    Northwest1 - Honda will be adding (as standard equipment) side airbags, VSA, ABS, and rollover sensors on all SUVs by the end of 2006.

    What that means for the CR-V in 2005 is unknown. Go here to read more.

    http://hondanews.com/Forms/honda/crv/*ws4d-db-query-Show.ws4d?*ws- 4d-db-query-Show***005733***-wieck_media***-***honda(directory)cr- v(directory)***.ws4d?honda/crv/results(r)_text.html
  • Well we have to remember that the more the company add to the vehicle ex.v6 more hp and so on
    the price will go up and the miles per gallon will go down in some cases. I do believe on improving to product but the more stuff they add the $$$$ total will too.

    Greetings fron VA.
  • jchan2jchan2 Posts: 4,956
    a Special Edition is a typical Honda tradition towards the end of a model cycle- but I haven't seen this pop up on the Odyssey, to my dismay. The high powered four banger might be reserved for the Acura version, which will be called RDX.
  • JChan2, where did you hear about the RDX? When is this vehicle coming out? I couldn't find out anything about it on the Acura website. Thank you!
  • Anyone know anything about Honda coming out with a hybrid CR-V? Toyota Highlander and Ford Escape are coming out soon. I think it's a great match- Accord v-6 is coming out- what a great idea to put that engine in a CR-V!:)
  • varmintvarmint Posts: 6,326
    gforce - The RDX has only been shown as a concept, but Acura keeps making noise about it going into production. You can find info about it here in the Edmunds auto show pages.

    There are no reliable rumors regarding a hybrid CR-V.
  • The 2005 CR-V will have more power, but still from a 4-cylinder engine (according to Car & Driver).
  • varmintvarmint Posts: 6,326
    Unless C&D cites a specific source, don't bet on that. I mean, it's a very reasonable guess. I'm guessing the same thing. But it's still just a guess.
  • In fact, if what I think is true:

    1-Acura plans to have a CR-V sized SUV for the 2007 MY (The RDX)

    2-There is a rumor about an IMA version of the K24 engine good for 240-250 hp in Honda's future.

    Ergo: With the appearance of the next generation of the CRV, we might see a 240-250 hp version Badged as the Acura RDX.

    (Last fall, I briefly saw a luxury-trimmed, RHD, CRV-sized, Honda-badged SUV somewhere near the Honda plant in Alliston (Where the RDX might very well be built...)
  • jchan2jchan2 Posts: 4,956
    saw a little article about it in an older Motor Trend. I forget which one, but it was in one of them and stated it will be based on the CR-V platform.
  • I just want to say. Is it for sure that, the 2005 CRV is gonna be updated? Or will they wait till 06.Who really knows for sure.
  • jimmytjimmyt Posts: 4
    My son purchased a domestic vehicle with XM Satellite radio. I really like it. Both Honda and Toyota offer it only on limited models. Does anyone know if Honda will offer in in 2005 on CRV's?
    JimmyT
  • kizhekizhe Posts: 242
    player4: Thank you for your nice review.
    How did you copy picture to your message?
    "2002-2004 models have remained fairly unchanged ... " . Correct me if I am wrong but I think that 2003-2004 models have remained unchanged. IMO there are lots of changes between 2002 and 2003 models:(engine, body, headlights,
    tail lights, privacy grass, CD changer, noise reduction , etc.) Biggest change IMO is the whole look, which is much better.
  • icvciicvci Posts: 1,031
    The only difference between 2002 and 03/04 was a widening of the storage areas so they would accomodate CD jewel cases. The big change was from 2001 to 2002.
  • varmintvarmint Posts: 6,326
    Icvci - And coat hooks, don't forget the coat hooks! =)

    Kizhe - Down at the bottom of the screen (above the spellcheck button), there are tips on how to use HTML tags for bold, italics, and inserting images.
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