2008 Honda CR-V Interior

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2008 Honda CR-V Interior Review

Note: This interior review was created when the 2008 Honda CR-V was new.


Interior: 8.2

As noted in the Interior Overview, the 2008 Honda CR-V's comfortable, quiet and functional interior gets little to no criticism. It also comes with plenty of standard features and an optional navigation system with rearview camera.

  • "The cabin is quiet, totally blocking out road and wind noise." -- Cars.com
  • "Right-sized, real-world dimensions and a highly adaptable interior are two reasons why the CR-V is Honda's biggest seller worldwide." -- Kelley Blue Book
  • "Its cabin is airy, with 360-degree visibility. It feels tall, inviting, and vast, and the materials are expensively grained and stylishly matched. -- Car and Driver
  • "Hard plastics abound in the cabin, but none look cheap. The interior is assembled with care." -- Consumer Guide
  • "Perhaps the best attribute of the CR-V is its attractive yet practical cabin design. Honda's designers sweated every detail." -- Edmunds


The CR-V's seats are generally comfortable, though there are a few gripes about its tight back row.

  • "Although the CR-V is tied with the [Ford] Escape for the shortest wheelbase, it is capacious behind the front seats, and it matches the Toyota [RAV4] for the most comfortable rear seat for two or three riders." -- Car and Driver
  • "Front space seemed huge for a compact SUV and the rear seat would actually hold three adults over reasonable distances." -- Boston Globe
  • "Front legroom is excellent. Rear legroom is also very good and the low center hump makes it possible for an adult to ride there for a reasonable period of time. I felt the front seats offered good side support." -- The Auto Channel
  • "Space for legs and knees is plentiful even with the front seats far aft. Headroom is ample." -- Consumer Guide

Interior Features

The 2008 Honda CR-V offers plenty of standard features and boasts easy-to-use controls. Honda's Satellite-Linked Navigation System is available with the CR-V, but you might want to check out the benefits of a portable navigation device as well. Check out our GPS reviews to learn more what's available from Garmin, TomTom and more.

  • "Along with standard air-conditioning, cruise, and power windows and locks, the '07 CR-V boasts several new driver-friendly items." -- Motor Week
  • "Leather-covered seats, onboard navigation with voice recognition, a rearview camera, XM Satellite Radio, and a sunglass holder with a 'conversation mirror' -- a nifty device that helps parents keep an eye on children in the back seats -- are all standard on the CR-V EX-L." --Washington Post
  • "There's nothing you don't need, and everything you do. You'll have to do without fancy electronics or a trip computer, for instance, but the manual climate and audio systems are easy to use." -- U.S. News' Rick Newman
  • "Not only are the controls and instrumentation ergonomically correct, but there are numerous parent-friendly conveniences as well." -- Edmunds


The CR-V offers more than enough cargo and small storage space, and reviewers love the easy-to-use tailgate.

  • "The CR-V's interior is its best attribute, offering an impressively large and versatile cargo hold that tops out at 73 cubic feet of space. Additionally, there are plenty of bins, cubbies and cupholders to stash things." -- Edmunds
  • "Generous cargo space even with the rear seat up." -- Consumer Guide
  • "A nice new feature is a double-deck rear storage area that boosts stowage space. Simple and smart." -- Arizona Republic
  • "The familiar folding center tray returns with LX and EX trim, while a solid console comes with EX-L trim. All models sport dual glove boxes." -- Motor Week
  • "Honda now uses a hatch instead of the side-hinged rear door. Bravo!" -- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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