Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Honda New York - An Honest Review of the Honda 2007 CR-V-Honda New York

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Honda...New York, the two go together like Wall Street and Manhattan. As well they should. If you’re looking for a Honda New York, you’ve come to the right place. In this article, you’ll get an honest review of the Honda New York 2007 CR-V.
Honda New York – Honda 2007 CR-V – What’s Under The Hood?
The new, 2007 Honda CR-V is definitely more powerful than any other CR-V to date, though just slightly. This year, you will find the same 2.4 liter i-VTEC four-cylinder engine as last year, but with 10 more horsepower and 1 more pound-foot of torque. This slight improvement came as a result of a slightly higher compression ratio, higher flow intake manifold and exhaust and having the timing slightly changed.
Don’t let me mislead you though, this car is not something that will win you any blue ribbons on the quarter mile track, but that’s OK. It wasn’t meant for the quarter mile track. It was meant to carry you and your family through the jungles of the city and for that, there is ample power. As you need to merge onto highway traffic, the CR-V provides plenty of power and driving around town it may even appear to be pretty quick.
The only transmission that is available with this year’s model is a five-speed automatic that is equipped with Honda’s GLC system. No, that’s not GLC as in “Great Little Car”, but rather “Grade Logic Control”. A computer chip helps the transmission control module from missing the right gear while on hilly terrain. It might be a little over-kill for most city jungle scapes, but it was a nice thought nonetheless.
One of the options that many will appreciate is the Real Time AWD (All Wheel Drive) system. This feature is most beneficial from a safety stand point, as opposed to any serious off roading. Honda and safety have always gone hand in hand and this feature is just another example of that relationship.
This 4WD safety system was designed mostly to keep the wheels from spinning in wet, slippery conditions. The multiplate clutch and hydraulic pumps only apply power to the rear tires if there is a difference in rotational speed between the rear and front. The system works great and appears to have been well engineered.
Honda New York – Honda 2007 CR-V – How Does It Drive?
This car feels solid and drives very well. The newly revised front suspension helps keep things going in the right direction and reduce any sense of sway around the corners. This year’s model tracks slightly wider than last years and the larger wheels wear a slightly bigger and wider tire. The new placement of the engine/drivetrain package has also lowered this CR-V’s center of gravity. All of these minute changes have helped this year’s model become slightly easier to drive and more predictable as well.
As far as road noise is concerned, no real problems were noted. Normal conversation was never inhibited by either road or tire noise, though there was a noticeable wind whistle created from the outside mirrors on the model we tested.
All in all, we really enjoyed this car. The engine and transmission package was reasonable and the car drove like a solid SUV that we would expect Honda to make. Now what are they brewing up for ’08?

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