Gadget freaks won't be too happy when jumping into a CR-V like the one we tested, but to better understand the toys available across the range, we'll have to split this chapter into two separate parts: what we got and what we could have gotten.
The car was equipped with a decent audio system with MP3 support, USB and AUX input, but the first time when we've listened to music louder the first thought that came into our minds was that soundproofing wasn't at all a concern for Honda's engineers. Basically, every time you'll listen to a certain sound at a higher volume, all your "neighbors" at the traffic light will be more or less forced to listen to the same song as you.
The car was also equipped with parking sensors with audio warnings at both the front and the rear, but a rear-view camera for reverse mode is also available on the options list. Rain and light sensors were installed as standard, just like the cruise control function, but more capabilities are once again optional. For example, Honda also offers a so-called Adaptive Cruise Control that modifies its configuration depending on the cars in front.
Of course, we also got the chance to test the heated front seats with two modes and the dual-zone air conditioning system but we'll have to consult the options list one more time.
A navigation system is also offered as optional, just like the so-called auto-adaptive headlights which are nothing more than adaptive headlights with a more appealing name. Last but not least, Honda allows CR-V customers to install the collision mitigating braking system on their cars in order to increase safety and let the car take control of the steering wheel and of the braking system in case it detects an inevitable impact.Continue reading