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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.
  • kizhekizhe Posts: 242
    icvci: You right, I mixed 2002 and 2001 models.
    I was probably misinformed by my dealer.
    Never mind the hooks, but my dealer told me ( again, for what it's worth) that they added noise dumping material to 2003 model.
  • jimmytjimmyt Posts: 4
    I agree- nice message, Player 4. The only thing I would like to be able to find out relates to the accessories that would be added in the 2005 model. I called Honda, but got nothing from them- obviously, a well-kept secret. Other vehicles have exterior temperature guages, compasses, wide arm rests, satellite radio (MY FAVORITE), etc. Personally, I am not into leather seats, but I am sure some really like them. If you get any other information, please let us know.
    JimmyT
  • varmintvarmint Posts: 6,326
    Ah... cut and paste folks... ;-)

    http://www.hondapreview.com/crv/

    Which is just a brain child of College Hills Honda, a dealer that has invested quite a bit in their Internet pressence. But they get their information the same way we do. By reading these boards and making educated guesses. In fact, I think they've quoted me... j/k

    =)
  • stevedebistevedebi LAPosts: 3,863
    Are availible now, I've seen them on line...
  • player4player4 Posts: 362
    Revised grille and headlights, upgraded brakes, "Safety for Everyone": VSA and side curtain airbags, SE model with leather and body colored bumpers, possible 5AT .
  • shooterdshooterd Posts: 24
    Addressing something that has always bugged me about the CR-V...the 15" wheels. They just always seemed to small for the vehicle. I dunno, maybe it's just me. LOL

    Anyway, any guesses as to what rubber they'll slap onto the new 16's? Honda seems to have some troubles getting the tire selection right (see the many comments on this with regards to their choice for Pilot tires). With all the new additions to this model, it has nosed it's way back into the lead for my next purchase towards the end of the year. Had been hoping for a Pilot, but finances may keep me from pursuing that route.
  • kizhekizhe Posts: 242
    What is the advantage of having 16" wheels (rims) over 15" rims if radius of (rim+rubber) would remain unchanged IYO (in your opinion) ?
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 31,128
    Yeah.. having thought about this upgrade and discussing it (ad nauseum). I think that it may not be the same diameter.

    I had considered doing the plus one upgrade on my '02, but hanging out at BMW discussion boards convinced me not to do it.

    When you have more wheel and less tire, the space between the top of the tire and the fender will "seem" visually larger. In fact, it is not, but it will look that way. All of the 3-series owners that go plus one or two, end up lowering their cars to give it the correct look.

    So, if Honda just goes to 16" without increasing overall height, the CRV will actually look even more "under-tired"! And, since I can't see them lowering the car, I expect the new one, if it indeed comes with 16" wheels, will have a larger diameter tire.

    IMO

    regards,
    kyfdx

    MODERATOR
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  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 31,128
    In the same diameter, the 16" will have shorter sidewalls, which in general will flex less, giving sharper handling, at some expense to ride quality, but probably a good trade-off in the CRV tire size.

    regards,
    kyfdx

    MODERATOR
    Prices Paid, Lease Questions, SUVs

  • shooterdshooterd Posts: 24
    Yanno, I don't really have a real valid answer for that. I think it follows the line of thinking listed above, but also falls into the category of personal likes or dislikes. Like one person liking white letter tires over blackwalls or whatever other little tiny thing one person might like over another. Had nothing to do with having a particular "advantage" over the other. Personally, I'd like to have bigger wheels AND bigger tires if possible, but that's just my personal preference of what I'd like the look to be.
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