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HONDA CR-V 1996-2001 Photos, engines & full specs

Body style: SUV (Sports Utility Vehicle)
Segment: Medium SUV
Production years: 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001

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Honda tried its luck and entered the SUV segment in the mid-'90s introducing the CR-V lineup, and it was a huge success for the Japanese carmaker.

When the carmaker introduced the new SUV in Japan, it had the unpleasant surprise to be considered a mid-size vehicle, leading to higher taxes. For the rest of the world, the car's width didn't matter that much. It was considered normal or narrow, depending on the countries. In the U.S. the CR-V was considered a compact-sized SUV. Its main advantages were the independent suspension in all corners, the big interior space, and the roomy interior.

From the outside, Honda's designers couldn't make a design too different than a regular station wagon. The headlights looked similar to those installed on the British-built Civic sixth generation but scaled-up. Its black plastic bumper was black to cope better with bushes, but soon Honda understood that it was a bad idea, and the car looked unfinished. It looked like a mix between a station wagon and a minivan, with higher ground clearance from its sides.

Inside, the carmaker improved as much as it could. For vehicles fitted with the automatic transmission, Honda made a free passage from side to side on the front area, with a flat floor. Thanks to the absence of an intrusive transmission tunnel, there was plenty of room for three passengers in the back. The carmaker designed the car to be used as a camping vehicle. With the front seats tilted back and the bench folded, the interior was transformed into a wide, almost flat bed. Moreover, the trunk's floor was a picnic folding table.

For the first generation, Honda made the CR-V with only one engine option, which sent the power in all corners via either a five-speed manual or a four-speed automatic.

HONDA CR-V 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001
  5 gasoline engines
  • 2.0L 4AT AWD (128 HP)
  • 2.0L 4AT AWD (147 HP)
  • 2.0L 5MT AWD (128 HP)
  • 2.0L 5MT AWD (147 HP)
  • 2.4L 4AT AWD (160 HP)
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brochures (download)
HONDA CR-V Brochure

HONDA CR-V
2.0L 4AT AWD (128 HP)

ENGINE SPECS - 2.0L 4AT AWD (128 HP)
Cylinders:L4
Displacement:1973 cm3
Power:94.1 KW @ 5500 RPM
128 HP @ 5500 RPM
126 BHP @ 5500 RPM
Torque:134 lb-ft @ 4200 RPM
182 Nm @ 4200 RPM
Fuel System:Electronic Injection
Fuel:Gasoline
Fuel capacity:15.3 gallons (57.9 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed:103 mph (166 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph):12.5 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type:Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox:4-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front:Ventilated Discs
Rear:Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size:205/70R 15
DIMENSIONS
Length:176.8 in (4491 mm)
Width:68.9 in (1750 mm)
Height:67.1 in (1704 mm)
Front/rear Track:60.4/60.4 in (1,534/1,534 mm)
Wheelbase:103.1 in (2619 mm)
Ground Clearance:8.1 in (206 mm)
Cargo Volume:23.5 cuFT (665 L)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight:2965 lbs (1345 kg)
Gross Weight Limit:4189 lbs (1900 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City:17.8 mpg US (13.2 L/100Km)
Highway:27.7 mpg US (8.5 L/100Km)
Combined:23.1 mpg US (10.2 L/100Km)

HONDA CR-V
2.0L 4AT AWD (147 HP)

ENGINE SPECS - 2.0L 4AT AWD (147 HP)
Cylinders:L4
Displacement:1973 cm3
Power:108 KW @ 5500 RPM
147 HP @ 5500 RPM
145 BHP @ 5500 RPM
Torque:134 lb-ft @ 4200 RPM
182 Nm @ 4200 RPM
Fuel System:Electronic Injection
Fuel:Gasoline
Fuel capacity:15.3 gallons (57.9 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed:106 mph (171 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph):12.5 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type:Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox:4-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front:Ventilated Discs
Rear:Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size:205/70R 15
DIMENSIONS
Length:176.8 in (4491 mm)
Width:68.9 in (1750 mm)
Height:67.1 in (1704 mm)
Front/rear Track:60.4/60.4 in (1,534/1,534 mm)
Wheelbase:103.1 in (2619 mm)
Ground Clearance:8.1 in (206 mm)
Cargo Volume:23.5 cuFT (665 L)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight:3020 lbs (1370 kg)
Gross Weight Limit:4255 lbs (1930 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City:18.5 mpg US (12.7 L/100Km)
Highway:28 mpg US (8.4 L/100Km)
Combined:23.8 mpg US (9.9 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions:235 g/km

HONDA CR-V
2.0L 5MT AWD (128 HP)

ENGINE SPECS - 2.0L 5MT AWD (128 HP)
Cylinders:L4
Displacement:1973 cm3
Power:94.1 KW @ 5500 RPM
128 HP @ 5500 RPM
126 BHP @ 5500 RPM
Torque:134 lb-ft @ 4200 RPM
182 Nm @ 4200 RPM
Fuel System:Electronic Injection
Fuel:Gasoline
Fuel capacity:15.3 gallons (57.9 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed:108 mph (174 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph):10.5 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type:Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox:5-speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front:Ventilated Discs
Rear:Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size:205/70R 15
DIMENSIONS
Length:176.8 in (4491 mm)
Width:68.9 in (1750 mm)
Height:67.1 in (1704 mm)
Front/rear Track:60.4/60.4 in (1,534/1,534 mm)
Wheelbase:103.1 in (2619 mm)
Ground Clearance:8.1 in (206 mm)
Cargo Volume:23.5 cuFT (665 L)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight:2932 lbs (1330 kg)
Gross Weight Limit:4189 lbs (1900 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City:18.7 mpg US (12.6 L/100Km)
Highway:27.4 mpg US (8.6 L/100Km)
Combined:22.2 mpg US (10.6 L/100Km)

HONDA CR-V
2.0L 5MT AWD (147 HP)

ENGINE SPECS - 2.0L 5MT AWD (147 HP)
Cylinders:L4
Displacement:1973 cm3
Power:108 KW @ 5500 RPM
147 HP @ 5500 RPM
145 BHP @ 5500 RPM
Torque:134 lb-ft @ 4200 RPM
182 Nm @ 4200 RPM
Fuel System:Electronic Injection
Fuel:Gasoline
Fuel capacity:15.3 gallons (57.9 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed:108 mph (174 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph):10.5 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type:Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox:5-speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front:Ventilated Discs
Rear:Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size:205/70R 15
DIMENSIONS
Length:176.8 in (4491 mm)
Width:68.9 in (1750 mm)
Height:67.1 in (1704 mm)
Front/rear Track:60.4/60.4 in (1,534/1,534 mm)
Wheelbase:103.1 in (2619 mm)
Ground Clearance:8.1 in (206 mm)
Cargo Volume:23.5 cuFT (665 L)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight:2932.1 lbs (1330 kg)
Gross Weight Limit:4188.7 lbs (1900 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City:18.6 mpg US (12.6 L/100Km)
Highway:27.3 mpg US (8.6 L/100Km)
Combined:22.1 mpg US (10.6 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions:252 g/km

HONDA CR-V
2.4L 4AT AWD (160 HP)

ENGINE SPECS - 2.4L 4AT AWD (160 HP)
Cylinders:L4
Displacement:2354 cm3
Power:119.3 KW @ 5500 RPM
162 HP @ 5500 RPM
160 BHP @ 5500 RPM
Torque:161 lb-ft @ 4500 RPM
218 Nm @ 4500 RPM
Fuel System:Electronic Injection
Fuel:Gasoline
Fuel capacity:15.3 gallons (57.9 L)
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type:Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox:4-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front:Ventilated Discs
Rear:Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size:205/70R 15
DIMENSIONS
Length:178.7 in (4539 mm)
Width:70.1 in (1781 mm)
Height:66.1 in (1679 mm)
Front/rear Track:60.4/60.4 in (1,534/1,534 mm)
Wheelbase:103.1 in (2619 mm)
Ground Clearance:8.1 in (206 mm)
Cargo Volume:23.5 cuFT (665 L)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight:3197.2 lbs (1450 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City:23.1 mpg US (10.2 L/100Km)
Highway:28 mpg US (8.4 L/100Km)
Notes
U.S. model
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