Going & Stopping

The CR-V sports Honda's new 166-horsepower DOHC four-cylinder engine mated to a standard five-speed automatic transmission. It's a capable unit that won't stir the souls of sports enthusiasts, but it isn't meant to. Shoppers instead will consider the mileage: 23/30 mpg city/highway in front-wheel-drive models and 22/28 for four-wheel-drive. That's an average of one additional mpg for the 2007 models.

The standard five-speed offered smooth shifts between gears, and engine noise only intruded when I tried to hammer the accelerator. I quickly learned that wasn't the right way to go about driving this compact SUV, and for the rest of the ride I barely heard a whisper from the engine.

Braking was precise and will instill a lot of confidence in people going for a test drive.

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