1 Dec 2001
Being Mk7 Civic-based, the all-new Mk-2 CR-V also ditched the front wishbone suspension for struts, with a big improvement in refinement and dynamic abilities.
It continued the tried and proven formula in a familiar, larger and heavier body – with a smoother and more powerful four-cylinder engine (118kW/220Nm 2.4) compensating.
There were now significant improvements to ride, handling, refinement and safety, pushing the part-time 4WD CR-V to the top of its class. ABS brakes were standard from late 2002.
Again the range was base and Sport, with the 2003 and 2004 Winter Classic editions available on both models.
The Road to Recovery podcast series
26th of April 2002
Honda 2001 CR-V 5-dr wagon
The second Honda CR-V addressed most of the shortcomings of the earlier model
When it was new