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  1. Mountain towing with a Crv

    Midwest CR-V Owners
    I have a 2013 CRV and a 1500 lb trailer I would like to tow with it. I live in the Sierra Nevadas with high elevations on the highways of up to 9000 ft. Will the trailer significantly affect my fuel economy and cause my engine to overload and bog down?
  2. Mountain Driving

    Miscellaneous / General CR-V Discussions
    I have a 2017 CR-V. We are driving to Colorado next week and may end up driving in the mountains. It is a common technique to downshift the transmission in order to save on the brakes. However I am uncertain if this would be appropriate for a CVT transmission. I would appreciate any...
  3. ACC and Lane Keep on 900 Mile Trip with Interstates and Mountain Roads

    2017 - Present Official Specs, Features, Etc. (Gen
    Just went on a 900 total mile road trip into the mountains of West Texas. To get there it was 80 mph I-10 most of the way. So in the wide open spaces of I-10, Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) and Lane Keep were tested, and then further tested on twisty mountain road ascents and descents along with...
  4. How to control speed going down mountain roads in Colorado?

    2017 - Present Official Specs, Features, Etc. (Gen
    Hi, I am looking at purchasing a 2017 Honda CR-V Touring and am wondering how I can downshift to control my speed going down steep mountain roads, like Berthoud Pass or Floyd Hill in Colorado? My current Volvo XC70 has a semi-automatic transmission where I can select the gear to use when...
  5. Driving on Mountain Hwys.

    2012-2016 Official Specs, Features, Etc. (Gen 4)
    Does anyone who drives mountain roads like I-75 in Tennessee and Kentucky find their V to be UNDERPOWERED for the long grades? Do you kick it down a gear or 2 or do you find it better to use the D3 button to force it into 3rd and ramp up the RPM's? I had to do this to keep up with the more...
  6. First Honda, 2016 CRV in Mountain Air Metallic

    Greetings & Introductions
    Hey all, I wasn't surprised there would be a big forum for CRV owners, but browsing a bit on this site already and I can tell some great info to be had, and shared. We just went window shopping yesterday for something with either FWD or AWD that my wife will prefer once we complete our move...
  7. The Start of a Montana Mountain Rig

    Off The Beaten Path....
    Hey everyone, I just picked up this 2004 Honda CR-V EX 5-Speed last week Thursday – bone stock. I was in the market for a small SUV or large wagon to assist in my adventures – which tend to take me all over the Western portion of the United States. This CR-V graced my eyes one tiresome...
  8. Mountain Driving First Time 2015 CRV 2.4 184HP

    2012-2016 Official Specs, Features, Etc. (Gen 4)
    What to expect driving first time in mountains west of Denver - Aspen. Next week. How should I drive it? Which gears to use both up grade and down grade? It is AWD and CVT. Thanks
  9. Proud new owner of a 2014 Mountain Air EX AWD

    Greetings & Introductions
    Hi all. First post here as a new member. Just traded in my 2016 HR-V LX for an immaculate 2014 CR-V EX AWD yesterday. Only 16.5k miles and absolutely flawless. Was an older lady's lease turn in. 10X more car than the HR-V. Way more roomy and better ride and better mileage so far. Love...
  10. Pinstripe Color for Mountain Air?

    I'm not sold on the whole pinstriping thing (going to wait and see what my parents' new pilot looks like with it since that's pretty much a giant version of the CRV lol), but does anyone have any ideas on what color would look good on the Mountain Air color? I was thinking gold because of the...
  11. Happy Mountain Air Metallic EX Owner

    Greetings & Introductions
    Hello! My name is Anne, and I recently bought a 2015 Honda CRV EX. Very pleased with it! Looking forward to being a part of this forum.
  12. Looking for 2015 Touring in Mountain Air Metallic

    Shoppin' and Test Drivin'
    According to several local dealers (Orange County), the car I want doesn't exist in the state of California. I know the Touring model is still rare enough and, at least around here, they sell quickly. I took the only one on the lot for a test drive and as soon as I got back, a salesman came up...
  13. Will the CRV handle mountain driving....

    Shoppin' and Test Drivin'
    I am thinking of buying a CRV when my wife and I retire. We will be moving to mountain area, just not sure where yet. Was wondering how the 4cyl CRV handles daily mountain driving. I will also occasionally pull a small motorcycle trailer. Any issues with steep grades, etc.., Any help/info would...
  14. CR-V or Freelander for mountain roads

    Shoppin' and Test Drivin'
    Hi, I recently moved to a mountainous area of Ireland (not really proper mountains, hills really). Last winter we couldn't get up the roads in our regular 2wd car (we didn't even try, ice and a bit of snow). So I'm in the market for a vehicle that will get me up a sometimes slippery mountain...
  15. 98 Best Performance Upgrade for Mountain Driving

    Under The Hood / Performance
    Hullo gents, My '98 V and I are moving to Gunnison, CO. From previous road trips, I know that my engine is seriously underpowered for mountain driving (on I-70 west of Denver, I have to floor it to barely hold 45mph. Hazards on!). Short of buying a placebo chip on Ebay, what can I do to coax a...
  16. 2WD in Northern or Mountain areas ok?

    Shoppin' and Test Drivin'
    My wife and I bought a 2wd EX-L. We love to travel. My question is this: For you 2WD owners, have you had any problems driving in the Northern states or in the mountains during wet or cold conditions? We are planning a trip to Colorado, eventually other points west and even into Canada. Your...
  17. Rocky Mountain Hi!(gh)

    Rocky Mountain CR-V Owners
    hello all. i wanted to introduce myself here. i'm a wyoming native, moved around to some other places, finally now in colorado last 3 years. my crv was a gift from my mom. (gotta love mom.) it was her car for 5 years, she loved and babied it. a few years ago, an xbf totaled my civic (i just...
  18. '08 Engine in Mountain Driving?

    Shoppin' and Test Drivin'
    Hey -- I am looking to get a new 4WD CRV. I live in Colorado near Denver so most driving is city. I expect the 4WD system to do fine with the snowfall in the city areas but on occasion I go up to the mountains. The 166HP seems quite a bit lower than the other small SUV's in its class but at...
  19. Hello Rocky Mountain Friends!!!

    Rocky Mountain CR-V Owners
    Well, I guess I'll kick this off - just looks ugly to see "Never" (posted to) next to our name on the listing. Just bought a new '07 CR-V EX from Go Honda in Westminster. Got a fair deal I thought with a trade of a '00 Lexus ES300. Did most of it over the Internet with Laura, then just went in...