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2005 (55) Honda CR-V2.0 i-VTEC Executive 5dr

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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Cruise controlDigital clock
DVD satellite navigation with CD tunerExternal temperature gauge
Fuel filler releaseHeadlamp on reminder
PASRemote glass hatch release
TachometerVechicle stability assist
White dashboard illumination 


Front and rear speakersHigh security audio
Steering wheel mounted controlsTweeters

Exterior Features

Body colour bumpersBody colour door mirrors
Body colour side bump stripsChrome door handles
Chrome tailpipe finisherElec heated + adjust door mirrors
Electric tilt/slide glass sunroof + interior blindFront and rear electric windows
Front fog lightsFront mudguards
Front skid plateHeadlight washers
High level rear brake lightIntermittent rear wash/wipe
Internally adjust headlightsRear mudflaps
Roof mounted aerial 

Interior Features

12V socket in rear of vehicle3 rear headrests
60/40 split fold rear seat backBoot integrated picnic table
Centre rear armrestClimate control air conditioning
Driver seat height adjustDriver's seat armrest
Driver/passenger front seatback pocketsDriver/passenger sunvisors and lidded vanity mirrors
Drivers footrestFolding front centre storage tray
Front and rear cupholdersFront headrests
Front interior welcome lightFront passenger seat undertray
Heated front seatsIlluminated glovebox
Illuminated ignition switchIsofix child seat preparation
Leather and alloy gearknobLeather multi function steering wheel
Leather upholsteryLockable glovebox
Passenger armrestPollen filter
Reclining rear seatsSliding rear seats
Tie down hooks in luggage areaTilt adjustable steering wheel
Tonneau coverUnderfloor storage system in load area


3 point height adj front seatbelts + pretensioners5 x 3 point seatbelts
ABS + EBD + EBADual front SRS airbags
Dual side SRS airbagsFront and rear dual curtain SRS airbags
Side impact protection beams 


Alarm system with interior protectionHonda super locks
Remote keyless entryRolling code immobiliser
Visible vehicle identification number 


16" alloy wheelsFull size spare wheel
Hard spare wheel cover
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification


CO0.335CO2 (g/km)215
HC0.039Noise Level dB(A)71.8
NOx0.011Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 4

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1998Compression Ratio9.8:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders4
Cylinders - Bore (mm)86Cylinders - Stroke (mm)86
Gears5 SPEEDNumber of Valves16

Fuel Consumption

EC Combined (mpg)31.4EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)37.2EC Urban (mpg)24.6


Badge Engine CC2.0Badge Power150
Coin Descriptioni-VTECCoin SeriesExecutive
Insurance Group 112Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0726E
Insurance Group 2EManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years6
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3EURO NCAP Front and Side Impact test - Star Rating.9
EURO NCAP Pedestrian test - Star Rating.9Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage999999
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3Vehicle Homologation ClassM1


0 to 62 mph (secs)10.8Engine Power - BHP150
Engine Power - KW110Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM6500Engine Torque - LBS.FT142
Engine Torque - MKG19.6Engine Torque - NM192
Engine Torque - RPM4000Top Speed110


Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front215/65 R16
Tyre Size Rear215/65 R16Tyre Size Spare215/65 R16
Wheel Type16" ALLOY 

Vehicle Dimensions

Width (including mirrors)2050 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)58Gross Vehicle Weight1990
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)952Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)628
Max. Loading Weight488Max. Roof Load40
Max. Towing Weight - Braked1500Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked600
Minimum Kerbweight1502No. of Seats5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb10.6
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Honda CR-V



The Honda CR-V is one of the best of the breed of compact 4x4s that hit the scene in the early stages of the 21st century. Originally introduced in 1997, the car had a ground-up revision in 2002 in order to keep up with the burgeoning crop of rivals. It's one of the more pragmatic cars of its ilk insofar as it has no real pretensions of being a 'proper' off roader, content instead to offer an elevated seating position and a modicum of muddy track/wet grass all-wheel drive ability. The smart styling of the post-2002 CR-V reinforced the car's image with younger buyers who had previously considered the car a little conservative. Although rarely mentioned in the same breath as models like the Land Rover Freelander, the Nissan X-Trail or the latest Toyota RAV4, the CR-V is a car that offers used buyers some significant bargains.


When the CR-V was first launched back in 1997, the compact 4x4 market was a very different place. The rivals consisted of cars like the Toyota RAV4, Suzuki Vitara, Ford Maverick and Vauxhall Frontera, cars that were pretty easy for the newcomer to pick off at leisure. Since then the opposition has become a lot more accomplished and Honda needed to respond. The 2001 Tokyo Motor Show was the venue for the world debut of the 'new' CR-V, the only British-built car unveiled at the event. With bolder styling and a number of clever internal features, the CR-V looked set to give rival manufacturers something to think about. The car made its UK debut in Spring 2002. Despite some good reviews, the CR-V hasn't sold in huge numbers, its sales potential initially limited by the absence of a diesel engined version and its thunder stolen by rival offerings. With such a modest image, used prices are slightly lower than you may expect for such a recent Honda introduction. In late 2003 clear-lens indicators were wheeled-out across the range and the higher spec models received chrome door handles. Further revisions towards the end of 2004 brought new bumpers, a new grille and alterations to the suspension designed to create more car-like dynamics. Then, that long awaited diesel unit arrived in 2005 to give the CR-V renewed impetus in the sales charts. The CR-V was replaced by an all new model late in 2006.

What You Get

We've become used to clever packaging solutions from Honda. The 7th generation Civic hatch displayed enough ingenious MPV-style design features to spawn a whole raft of pretenders. The CR-V is similarly lateral thinking, with one of the most spacious cabins in its class. The two-way tailgate that became one of the old CR-V's trademark features was redesigned to improve functionality. It still kept a separate upper glass hatch, but this is side-hinged like the tailgate, which means that the glass hatch no longer needs to be opened first in order to swing open the tailgate. The interior is a more mature, considered proposition compared to the first generation CR-V. The tandem distance, the distance between the hip points of front and rear passengers is 1,007mm which was the best in the class at the time, but this space was found without sacrificing luggage capacity thanks to the slightly longer overhangs and a lower floor helped by the compact suspension causing little intrusion into the luggage bay. Honda's MPV experience shows in the sliding 60/40-split rear bench. These seats tumble forwards into a near-vertical storage position, freeing up enough room to fit two mountain bikes upright without having to remove their front wheels. Even with the seats in place, the load volume ranges from 527 to 628 cubic litres. The much-copied waterproof storage bin positioned under the load floor was retained in this model, but Honda went one step further in turning its lid into a panel that can be used as a bigger, taller, easier to use picnic table. Three trim levels were offered to UK customers, SE, SE Sport and SE Executive. All variants are equipped with air conditioning, four airbags, CD tuner, electrically adjustable heated door mirrors and a rear accessory power socket. You also get driver's seat height adjustment, the picnic table, remote central locking and electric windows. The SE Sport trim factors in alloy wheels, climate controlled air-con, a sunroof, body coloured bits an outside temperature gauge and a hard spare wheel cover. Find an SE Executive and you'll find that virtually the entire options list is present including leather trim.

What to Look For

If the rest of Honda's output is anything to judge by, expect the CR-V to be extremely reliable. Check the service book for main dealer service stamps and the CR-V should be a sound buy. One note of caution, however. Despite its rugged appearance and four-wheel drive underpinnings, the CR-V is not geared up for serious off road work. The front and rear overhangs are sufficiently long to ground out if the going gets rough, and the exhaust box is mounted low, so it may be worthwhile to have a good look at the underside to try to ascertain whether the car in question is sporting any unwanted battle scars.

Replacement Parts

(approx based on an '03 CR-V SE Sport) A holed headlamp unit for your CR-V will set you back around £145. A radiator retails for £142 whilst an alternator is £295 and a replacement starter motor will cost £225. Front brake pads are £45 for a pair whilst an exhaust system costs £380. A replacement catalyst is £440.

On the Road

The only serious Achilles heel of the CR-V was the lack of a high-tech diesel option, although one was added to the range in 2005 and the 2.0-litre 150bhp intelligent VTEC engine is something quite special. It's similar to that found beneath the bonnet of the Stream mini-MPV and, in a significantly gnarlier incarnation, up front in a Civic Type-R. Mated to a manual gearbox it dispatches the sprint to 60mph in around ten seconds and averages over 30mpg. That said, the engine to have, if you can find it and afford it, is the oil-burner. Honda's i-CTDi common-rail diesel was acclaimed at the time of its launch as perhaps the most refined diesel engines out there. The smooth power delivery is at odds with the peaky turbo diesels employed in rival models and you'll still get from standstill to 60mph in 10.8s and return an average of nearly 45mpg. Not bad at all. Unlike so many compact 4x4s that offer a roly-poly ride and dismal fuel consumption, the CR-V seems to make sense. Honda's president Nobuhiko Kawamoto once derided the genre when he said, "They are not often used off-road, yet carry around big tyres, diesel engines and heavy military-type transmissions. It's a waste of money." So it is that this CR-V was made even more car-like than its predecessor. Utilising a development of Honda's compact and technically efficient 'toe control link' McPherson strut front suspension and a sophisticated multi-link set up at the back, the CR-V delivers nimble roll-free handling and accomplished 'grass and gravel' traction. Available with either a floor-mounted five-speed manual or a dash-mounted four-speed automatic, both transmissions are matched to the highly-acclaimed 4WD system that only engages all-wheel drive when it detects wheelspin. Although few would use it to tackle seriously tough terrain, it's nevertheless a practical engineering solution that works for the target market. One reason why the CR-V has traditionally sold so well is the fact that it can fulfil the roles of two cars in one. The versatility of the cabin and the view from the elevated driving position make urban fetching and carrying less of a chore itself yet the engines are easily game enough to tackle long distance work without a worry.


If you're not the sort who routinely uses sledgehammers to crack nuts, the Honda CR-V may appeal. With car-like driving characteristics, funky styling and a raised seating position it offers much of the practicality of a 'proper' 4x4 with few of the downsides. Although it sometimes struggles to differentiate itself in an overcrowded used market, the CR-V is a good bet if you value reliability, depth of engineering, a accomplished engines and surprisingly affordable upfront prices.


This vehicle has previously been registered to a business or a vehicle rental company, or been used by a business, so it may have been driven by more than one driver.

** MPG figures are obtained in laboratory testing and intended for comparisons between vehicles. Please be aware they're not intended to represent real world efficiency.

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