Kelley Blue Book Value®
$6,265 - $8,766
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
20 City / 26 HWY
Horsepower
166
Seats
5
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$6,265 - $8,766
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
20 City / 26 HWY
Horsepower
166
Seats
5

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By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

You'll Like The 2008 Honda CR-V If...

Few vehicles do as many things as well as the 2008 Honda CR-V. As practical as a backpack, this benchmark crossover is an easy, one-size-fits-most car choice.

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2008 Honda CR-V Owner Reviews

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Enjoy the ride, but be proactive with technical issues.

2008 Honda CR-V

I like the way my CR-V handles, it provides a comfortable ride, and I like the vantage point it offers with clear sight lines, and easily accessing blind spots. It sits rather high, so I had running boards added to give the older adults I transport easier access. The reason I have downgraded it is mainly due to the inconvenience of the recalls I have experienced that began the year after its purchase. The first affected the door locks which would randomly buzz and unlock, and the volume of the buzz became loud enough to cause passengers to inquire what on earth the sound was. It turned out that it was an inherent flaw for which a recall was issued. The dealership remedied it, but a year later, the same problem resurfaced with the back door locks. They didn't spontaneously unlock, but when locking it was accompanied by a very loud buzzing sound. When I returned to the dealer to inquire, they said they were caused by a separate electrical issue, and would cost about $400 to repair. I did not see how they couldn’t be part of the same recall and declined service. I have been inured to the sound over the years, but it still alarms passengers. There was another electrical issue that impacted my radio/CD player, which they did address at no charge. There were three different recalls for my air bags. So, bottom line is that I would still purchase another CR-V, for its ease of handling, it is comfortable ride, and it's clear visibility, but at the first sign of an issue, I would definitely seek out service, and if my claim were to be denied, I'd be more proactive about seeking recourse. Oh, and PS, as a driver in cold winter months, I'd definitely go for the heated seat option in the future!

- Elizabeth F

Despite recalls, my decade old Honda CRV is a trooper.

2008 Honda CR-V

I love the sturdiness of the CR-V, I like the sightlines it offers, including access to my blind spot. I am not happy with some problems that revolve around recalls that have not been completely addressed; the electrical system key among them. I have had trouble with the door locking mechanism and after the recall that resolved the front door locks, the back door locks exhibited the same issues. But the dealership said that the problem was not related and would cost upwards of $300 to repair, so I have just lived with its noise since. I just have to rely upon the company's claim that the two airbag recalls have been taken care of, and I do appreciate that they kept me abreast of that situation. Overall though, I feel that this car has maintained well over the course of the years compared to my Oldsmobile and Mazda choices. I will be purchasing a new car in 2020 when we move to our retirement home out west, and I will consider Honda if they offer a comparable mini van with a hybrid option.

- Elizabeth F

Great on gas, super speed.

2008 Honda CR-V

The Honda CR-V is a compact SUV that provides style, power, and responsive handling. The CR-V comes in three trims: the lx, the ex and ex-l. It is available in both front- or all-wheel drive. There are multiple safety features including front seat airbags, front seat-mounted side airbags, front and rear seat side air curtains, front seat active head restraints, anti lock brakes with brake assist, electronic brake-force distribution and vehicle stability assist with traction control. The CR-V is powered by a 166-horsepower inline-4 cylinder engine and controlled by a five-speed automatic transmission. For 2008, the Honda CR-V carries over with more standard features on the ex-l trim. The Jeep patriot is available in two trims, sport and limited, which have a standard 172-hp 2. 4-liter four-cylinder engine and five-speed manual transmission; a continuously variable transmission (cvt) is optional. A 158-hp 2. 0l engine, available with the cvt only, is available on the fwd. sport trim.

- Janet S

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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book
$20,700 - $21,900
$25,500 - $28,400

Horsepower

Horsepower
166 hp
166 hp

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.4L DOHC MPFI 16
2.4L DOHC MPFI 16

Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Power Steering

Power Steering

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.3 in.
41.3 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
40.9 in.
38.9 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
38.5 in.
38.5 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
38.6 in.
38.5 in.

Entertainment

MP3 Player

MP3 Player

AUX Input

AUX Input

CD Player

CD Player

Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Steel

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
Optional

Running Boards

Running Boards
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P225/65R17
P225/65R17

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
103.1 in.
103.1 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
37.8 ft.
37.8 ft.

Length

Length
177.9 in.
177.9 in.

Width

Width
71.6 in.
71.6 in.

Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3389 - 3501 lbs.
3430 - 3549 lbs.

Horsepower

Horsepower
166 hp
166 hp

Torque

Torque
161 ft. lbs.
161 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
150 lbs.
150 lbs.

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
15.3 gal.
15.3 gal.

Combined

Combined
23 mpg
23 mpg

City

City
20 mpg
20 mpg

Highway

Highway
26 - 27 mpg
26 - 27 mpg

Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Optional
Optional

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

  • Driver-side Overlap Front

    N/A

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety