By Ann M. Job, Associated PressLeave it to Honda to introduce a new sport utility vehicle that has only a four-cylinder engine and retains seating for five. This isn’t a criticism. The revised, 2.4-liter dual-overhead-cam four cylinder in the 2007 Honda CR-V works competently to power Honda’s revamped, third-generation compact SUV.
But it’s just so like Honda to go its own way — and keep focused on fuel economy — while other automakers add less gas-thrifty V6s and third-row seating to their competing small SUVs, such as Toyota’s current RAV4 and Mitsubishi’s new-for-2007 Outlander.
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