2007 Honda CR-V - Interior
Advanced, Safe and Sporty Interior Space
The Honda CR-V's stylists and engineers sought to create a high-quality, advanced and sporty interior space with the latest technology and innovative storage solutions. For 2007, more standard features and available new features like a navigation system with voice recognition highlight the dedication to taking the interior to an entirely new, upscale level. The inside of the 2007
CR-V blends Honda's industry renowned ergonomics and clever approach to storage integration with fashionable, modern, and appropriately rugged architecture, as demonstrated by the use of richly tactile textures and metallic panel highlights.
Consistent with Honda's Safety for Everyone initiative, extensive safety equipment includes side curtain airbags and front side airbags as standard equipment. New for 2007, active front head restraints are also standard equipment.
CR-V Interior New Technology and Features
- All-new interior appearance with modern and sophisticated architecture
- Available Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System with Voice Recognition and Rearview Camera (EX-L)
- Dual-deck rear cargo shelf (EX and EX-L)
- Upgraded audio systems (all) with available subwoofer (EX-L)
- Front seat active head restraints
- Standard tilt and telescope steering column
- Wider front seating surfaces
- Instrument panel center-mounted shifter
- Center console (EX-L)
- Conversation mirror with sunglasses holder
CR-V Interior Highlights
- Sophisticated and high quality interior with SUV functionality
- Standard advanced safety equipment includes side curtain airbags, front side airbags
- Retractable center tray table with beverage holders (LX, EX)
- Innovative storage areas with dual glove box and underseat storage
The 2007 CR-V provides generous interior measurements similar to the previous
2007 Honda CR-V 2006 Honda CR-V
Seating Capacity 5 5
EPA Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 103.8 (LX)
100.9 (EX) w/moonroof 106.0 (LX)
103.3 (EX) w/moonroof
Cargo Volume behind 2nd row (cu. ft.) 35.7 33.5
Cargo Volume behind 1st row (cu. ft.) - rear seats folded foward - 72.9 72.0
Leg Room (in.) Front/Rear 41.3/38.5 41.3/38.5
Hip Room (in.) Front/Rear 55.9/54.6 54.5/53.5
Shoulder Room (in.) Front/Rear 56.9/56.0 56.9/56.5
Head Room (in.) Front/Rear 40.9/38.6 (LX)
39.1/ 38.5 (EX) w/moonroof 40.9/39.1 (LX)
38.9/39.1 (EX) w/moonroof
|2007 Honda CR-V||2006 Honda CR-V|
|EPA Passenger Volume (cu. ft.)||103.8 (LX)
100.9 (EX) w/moonroof
103.3 (EX) w/moonroof
|Cargo Volume behind 2nd row (cu. ft.)||35.7||33.5|
|Cargo Volume behind 1st row (cu. ft.) - rear seats folded foward -||72.9||72|
|Leg Room (in.) Front/Rear||41.3/38.5||41.3/38.5|
|Hip Room (in.) Front/Rear||55.9/54.6||54.5/53.5|
|Shoulder Room (in.) Front/Rear||56.9/56.0||56.9/56.5|
|Head Room (in.) Front/Rear||40.9/38.6 (LX)
39.1/ 38.5 (EX) w/moonroof
38.9/39.1 (EX) w/moonroof
Enhanced Design with Improved Style and Premium Features
The increased body width allows the seats to be wider and more supportive, and a newly-designed folding center tray table not only provides the prerequisite beverage holders and sub-tray, but EX and above models also provide an additional 12V power outlet and auxiliary audio jack. CR-V models outfitted with a leather interior (EX-L) now provide a spacious multi-function center console. On EX and above models, a dual-deck cargo shelf provides additional storage options in the cargo area while providing enough clearance underneath for grocery bags or items such as a folded stroller. A sliding underseat storage bin exists under the front passenger seat.
The latest generation of the Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System is available on the CR-V EX-L trim level and features a 6.5-inch display whose opening and closing motion is operated by an electric motor for access to the internal single-disc CD player and a digital audio card reader that can play MP3 and WMA files from CompactFlash® cards (an external 6-disc CD changer is housed in the center console). The navigation system features more than 6 million points of interest and the voice recognition is capable of recognizing and inputting numbers, street names and cities, along with controlling the audio system.
For 2007, all audio systems are more powerful with at least 160 watts. As much as 270 Watts and seven speakers including a subwoofer are available on the EX-L with Navigation. Auxiliary audio input jacks are standard equipment on all trim levels, allowing for portable music device playback through the CR-V's speakers. XM® Satellite Radio is standard on the EX-L. The LX trim level has a four-speaker 160-watt audio system with a single-disc CD player. All CR-V audio systems have MP3/WMA CD playback capability and Speed-Sensitive Volume Control (SVC) that automatically adjusts the volume based on vehicle speed.
Ease of Vehicle Entry and Exit
As a benefit from the introduction of the all-new CR-V platform, the side sill step-in height is lower by 1.3 inches (32 mm) so that ingress and egress feels more sedan-like. The lower side sill has larger door openings lower to the ground, so getting in and out of the CR-V is easy and natural. In addition, the seat cushion's height approximates the hip height of an average height adult, so passengers do not have to "climb" in and out of the seats. Door openings feature a durable, non-skid plastic surface that provides a sure footing for standing when accessing the roof. Additionally, the tailgate has a low load-in height to make placing objects in the cargo area a convenient process.
Instrument Panel Design and Meters
The instrument panel meters features efficient and modern architecture with futuristic meter designs set against white and blue backlit gauges. The odometer readout (below the speedometer face) also functions as an extensive information display that shows outside temperature, vehicle mileage and trip mileage, and average fuel economy, and is operated via an illumination controller on the gauge. The information display also shows Maintenance Minder service-related items based on vehicle usage.
The CR-V instrumentation includes the following:
Maintenance Minder Display
The Maintenance Minder system automatically indicates in the information display
when to have standard service performed based on actual driving conditions (tracked
by the ECU) and minimizes the guesswork related to whether the vehicle is being
used in standard or severe use conditions for maintenance interval purposes.
Display items include when to change the engine oil, air cleaner, transmission
fluid, rear differential oil, spark plugs, coolant, as well as when to rotate
The 2007 Honda CR-V audio systems provide more power and features across the board with added features and a greater diversity of options. Three unique audio systems exist and each provides intuitive contols and knobs designed to make operation quick and convenient. Every system provides an auxiliary input jack for external audio sources such as an MP3 player. Additional premium features include Speed-sensitive Volume Control (SVC) that can adjust the volume level higher or lower to best match the background noise associated with elevated speeds (user selectable with three levels). Available factory options include a Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System with Voice Recognition and Rearview Camera.
The CR-V LX includes an AM/FM radio, CD player with MP3/WMA capability, 160-watt power output and four speakers.
CR-V EX and EX-L
The CR-V EX and EX-L include an AM/FM radio, built-in 6-disc CD changer with MP3/WMA playback, CD/MP3 text display, 160-Watt power output, six speakers (including two dashboard tweeters) and steering wheel-mounted audio controls (volume and channel preset).
CR-V EX-L with Navigation
The CR-V EX-L with Navigation audio system is integrated into the navigation unit display and controls and includes an AM/FM radio, XM Satellite Radio tuner, 270-Watt power output, 7-speakers including two dash mounted tweeters and subwoofer (located under the front passenger seat), CD/MP3 text display, internal single disc CD player with MP3/WMA playback, external 6-disc CD changer (located in the center console), and a digital audio card reader (PC card adapter required).
Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System with Voice Recognition and Rearview Camera
|The latest generation of the Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System is available as a factory option on CR-V EX-L models and features a 6.5-inch motorized display that opens and closes for access to the internal CD player slot and a digital audio card reader. The digital audio card reader can play MP3 and WMA files from SD, CompactFlash™, and Flash ATA memory cards (PCM adapter required for all cards). The navigation system features more than 7 million points of interest. The voice recognition, capable of more than 650 system commands, can also recognize any street name and city name in the extensive nationwide database.|
A rearview camera is standard equipment and is activated whenever the vehicle is in reverse. The color camera is located near the rear license plate and has a wide-angle lens.
Honda navigation systems have long been recognized for their simple, intuitive
operation and extensive on-board database. When navigating freeways, a split
screen design enhances on-screen information with a "map view" and
"3-D" route visualization of freeways simultaneously- which helps
make navigation information easier to understand. The system is integrated with
the car's audio system, so driving instructions can be heard over the speaker
system, and the voice recognition feature adds a hands-free realm of control
to the navigation system.
The Honda Satellite-Linked DVD Navigation System uses Global Positioning Satellites (GPS) in combination with detailed information from the vehicle's DVD-based mapping system to pinpoint the vehicle's location and to provide a host of useful mapping and route guidance features.
The antenna can utilize up to 12 satellites from a network of 24 global positioning satellites. If the antenna is obstructed by a tunnel, a parking garage or a tall building, an internal gyroscopic system and a speed sensor track the location of the vehicle so that the map information remains current and reliable. The vehicle clock is independently controlled by GPS data, so when time zones are crossed while driving the clock will automatically set itself to the current time.
Turn-by-turn voice guidance is user selectable in either male or female voice and can be turned off at any time. Destination memory recalls current trip addresses and previous destinations; and calendar and calculator with English to metric number converter is standard. The navigation system can be controlled by the driver through either the voice recognition system, the touch screen display, or by the joystick on the instrument panel. The voice recognition system works when the "talk" button, located on the steering wheel, is depressed. When spoken to, the system recognizes commands such as "find nearest gas station," or "find nearest ATM" and can also recognize street and city names.
The 6.5-inch LCD display is a touch screen (TFT, resistive film) that allows the driver or front passenger to choose menu options or type a word (i.e. address, business name, place, etc.) through a touch-sensitive keypad. The keypad can be set to alphabetical or a QWERTY typewriter-style layout. Alternatively, the joystick can be used to highlight menu options or to highlight specific letters on the keypad to complete a word. A matte finish is used on the display to reduce glare and smudging. When disc loading is selected for the CD player, the motorized screen conveniently tilts down to allow access to the CD loader located behind the screen.
For data storage, the system uses a single 8 GB DVD that contains information for the entire United States. Future updates to the navigation system can be made by installing an updated DVD (available by via Honda's OwnerLink on-line or by calling a toll free number in the owner's manual).
Three-Spoke Steering Wheel with Tilt and Telescope Column
The three-spoke steering wheel on the CR-V matches the vehicle's sporty character with a smaller diameter (15 inches) that also accents the vehicle's quicker steering ratio. All models include manual tilt and telescope steering wheel adjustments to better accommodate drivers of various sizes. All trim levels include cruise control buttons on the right side of the steering wheel for set, accelerate, decelerate and cancel. CR-V EX and EX-L models include audio controls on the left side of the steering wheel for volume and channel selection. CR-V's equipped with the available navigation system also have buttons on the steering wheel for the input of voice commands. The CR-V EX-L steering wheel is leather-wrapped (along with the shifter lever).
Reclining Front Bucket Seats with Adjustable Head Restraints
The CR-V front seats have been completely redesigned with wider (+0.8 inches) and more supportive seat construction thanks to progressively tuned foam bolsters. The driving position has been optimized in relation to the steering wheel and vehicle controls, and folding armrests are installed on the inboard portions of the seat. An innovative front seat active head restraint system enhances the seat's ability to minimize the potential for a neck injury in the event of a rear collision (see Active Head Restraints in Interior Safety section).
Both front seats manually recline and move forward and back. The driver's seat features a manual height adjustment control with 1.6 inches total of up and down travel. A ratchet-style lever on the left side of the seat makes adjusting the height easy - just pull up or push down to move the seat in increments.
Seat construction integrates several significant technologies. High strength steel now comprises the majority of the seats internal steel framework. Composite components are used in the base and the seatback to minimize weight and proactively influence seat cushion feedback. The foam cushions employ various densities in the bolsters compared to other areas in the seat to provide the right level of comfort (softness) and support (firmness) in all the right places.
60/40 Split Rear Sliding Fold and Tumble Seats
The 60/40 Split Rear Seats provide generous seating surfaces that are both comfortable and functional. The standard cargo volume behind the second row (seats upright) measures 35.7 cubic feet. To increase storage space, the seats can be folded down and tumbled forward to more than double the cargo area storage space and accommodate long, bulky items like a mountain bike or large boxes. In this cargo configuration, the CR-V offers a total of 72.9 cubic feet of storage behind the front seats, more than enough for two 26-inch mountain bikes (with front wheels attached).
Designed for practicality and convenience, the fold and tumble seat design allows for a flat cargo floor. When folded, the three head restraints can remain in the seat backs (no removal necessary). Maximum cargo length equals about 51 inches and the maximum width ranges between approximately 39 inches (at wheel wells) to 54 inches (rear cargo area side panels). The rear seats slide forward and backward to allow for the optimization of the cargo area and second row passenger legroom. A new feature for 2007, the seatbacks have a 40/20/40 split design to allow for center (or side) pass-through of long items.
Storage Areas and Dual-Deck Cargo Shelf
Convenient storage areas are easily accessible throughout the interior with
approximately 20 individual storage areas ranging from an upper and lower glove
box to eight individual beverage holders to an underseat storage bin. New for
2007, a center console replaces the retractable center tray table on the CR-V
EX-L trim level. Each front door has a utility box compartment built into the
padded armrest along with bottle holders. The lockable 6.3-liter lower glove
box is illuminated, and the upper glove box enhances the previous concept of
the open tray storage by using a flip-down cover. Up front, there are two cupholders
in the center console. In the rear seat area, the center armrest folds down
to reveal dual cupholders.
On CR-V EX and EX-L models, a new dual deck cargo shelf system allows for two levels of storage in the rear cargo area. The shelf provides 13 inches (330 mm) of vertical space underneath - enough room for a collapsed stroller or similar item - while still retaining a convenient area to place smaller items on top (up to 20 pounds). The shelf is hinged at the front for easy access to items underneath. The cargo shelf can also be placed on the floor for conventional cargo area space utilization.
Retractable Center Tray Table
CR-V LX and EX trim levels provide a retractable center tray table with two beverage holders and a storage tray. Solid and sturdy, the retractable center tray table folds down to allow center pass-through between the first and second rows. New for 2007, the CR-V EX retractable center tray adds a 12V DC accessory outlet and an MP3/auxiliary audio input jack. The new features allow for more convenient integration of MP3 players and also provide a convenient place to recharge electronic devices. (The CR-V LX has an audio input jack on the instrument panel below the single-DIN radio.)
Center Console (EX-L)
New for 2007, a center console with two beverage holders is standard on the CR-V EX-L. As a premium feature, the center console enhances the interior's appearance while adding two supplemental enclosed storage areas - a small container on the front and a larger one on the rear. The larger container can store various items such as cell phones and MP3 players. It has a sliding panel for quick and easy access, and contains a 12V DC accessory outlet and an MP3/auxiliary audio input jack. On models equipped with the available Honda Navigation System, the front portion of the console contains the 6 CD changer.
All CR-V trim levels provide air conditioning as standard equipment. The manual climate controls are mounted centrally on the instrument panel for easy accessibility and utilize large, glove-friendly rotary knobs for temperature settings and fan control (12-speeds). A new feature for 2007 is the addition of push button selection for directing air through the various vents inside the vehicle, i.e. defrost, heater, split level, etc.
The new controls add a touch of class and simplify mode selection. A micron air-filtration system is also standard. From a mechanical standpoint, the climate control system is designed to be efficient and lightweight, utilizing a high capacity condenser with an integrated receiver/drier to route liquid refrigerant through a sub-cooling condenser after cycling through the main condenser - thus increasing efficiency.
Interior Lighting and Progressive Illumination
The progressive self-illuminating gauge package gives the CR-V a "welcoming" feel. When the driver door is first opened, the instrument lighting comes to life, and then brightens progressively to 100 percent when the ignition is switched on. The illuminated instrument needles and enunciator lights then come alive, indicating that the CR-V is ready to go. At the end of the drive, the instrument lighting dims progressively.
Interior switches are illuminated to make them easy to locate at night, including those on all four doors and the steering wheel. The CR-V has blue low-level ambient lighting in the ceiling that illuminates the front center console area. All four doors have courtesy lights that are illuminated when the doors are open.
Power Windows and Power Door and Tailgate Locks
Power windows and power door and tailgate locks are standard equipment. The driver's window has convenient auto up and down operation and the passenger window has an auto up feature. Power door locks can be customized to auto-lock when the vehicle is put in drive or when the vehicle exceeds 9 mph (the auto lock functionality is turned off by default from the factory). User-selectable childproof door locks are standard on the rear doors.
Keyless Entry System
Keyless entry is standard equipment. The CR-V uses Honda's wave key design that has an integrated transmitter in the key handle with lock, unlock and panic buttons. The key can also raise and lower the windows.
Complementing the keyless entry system is a standard engine-immobilizer system. A special electronically coded key prevents the car from being started-even if a mechanical duplicate of the key is used. A transponder, built into the key, signals the immobilizer control unit that the key is genuine. If the car is hot-wired, or an unauthorized key is used, the engine will not start.
12V DC Accessory Outlets
The CR-V LX provides two 12V DC accessory outlets; one is located on the instrument panel's center stack and the other is located in the cargo area.. The CR-V EX and EX-L add an additional accessory outlet on either the retractable center table or inside the center console.
U.V. Resistant Glass and Available Privacy Glass
The CR-V features glass that filters Ultra Violet (U.V.) light. This style of glass results in less interior fade over time, lower cabin temperatures on hot days and more efficient interior cooling. In addition to U.V. resistance, the EX and EX-L trim levels feature deep-tinted privacy glass on the five most rearward windows.
Honda's mission for the CR-V is to provide an extraordinarily high level of safety that meets and exceeds all current regulations and standards. These goals embrace Honda's fundamental safety concept called "Safety for Everyone."
Specific Safety Targets include:
- 5-Star rating in NHTSA NCAP and SINCAP test procedures
- "Good" ratings in Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) front offset and Side Impact Crashworthiness Evaluation (SICE) and the seat/head restraint tests
- New FMVSS 301 rear collision standards implemented by the federal government for the 2007 model year
- Advanced control of intrusion into the passenger compartment during a side collision with an SUV
- Improved protection in the event of frontal collisions with larger vehicles
- Enhanced crash compatibility with smaller vehicles in a car-to-car collision compared to previous generation vehicles (see ACE Body Structure in Body section)
- Advanced protection for pedestrians in event of a collision (see Body section)
All new 2007 model year vehicles are required to meet the latest federal crash-performance regulations known as FMVSS 208 (frontal) and FMVSS 301 (rear) that phase in from September 2006.
Above and beyond these are key safety evaluation tests from NHTSA and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), which are often referenced by customers but not required by law. For the CR-V, the engineering target was 5 Stars for the NHTSA tests and Good ratings for all IIHS tests - the best results possible.
This includes voluntary improvements in the IIHS ratings test called SICE, which limits the intrusiveness if hit by an SUV in a side collision. Finally, the CR-V adopts pedestrian head protection measures that are above and beyond NHTSA standards, which currently do not regulate this safety issue.
Advanced Dual Stage, Dual Threshold Front Driver's and Front Passenger's Airbags
The CR-V is equipped with dual-stage, dual-threshold supplemental restraint system (SRS) airbags for the driver and front passenger. These airbags are designed to minimize the potential for airbag injury while providing head and chest protection for the occupants in the event of a frontal collision. This front airbag system features front passenger seat weight sensors and a driver seat position sensor designed to further enhance occupant protection.
The CR-V's front airbags can deploy at one of two rates. Deployment of the driver's front airbag takes into account the severity of the crash, whether or not the driver's seat belt is fastened and the position of the driver's seat. During a lower speed collision, the airbag inflators are triggered in sequence, resulting in overall airbag deployment with less initial force. The same sequence is also utilized regardless of collision speed if the driver's seat is close to the full forward position.
During a higher speed collision, if the driver's seat is far from the full frontal position, both inflators operate simultaneously for full, immediate inflation. Airbag deployment on the front passenger's airbag is regulated by crash severity, seatbelt usage as well as the weight of the occupant. Sensors under the seat gauge occupant weight and if the total weight on the passenger seat is less than the NHTSA-specified MVSS specifications, the airbag system will not deploy, minimizing the potential for injury to children. Similar to what is available on the driver's side, the airbags are deployed at the speed appropriate to the speed and severity of the collision - slower for lower speed collisions, more quickly for higher speeds.
The driver's airbag is located in the steering wheel hub and the passenger's airbag is located on top of the dashboard. As in all Honda vehicles, the front passenger's airbag is designed to deploy upward toward the windshield and then back toward the occupant. This provides a large cushion to help protect the front passenger while reducing the likelihood of injury resulting from airbag deployment.
Driver's Front Side Airbag and Front Passenger's Side Airbag with
Occupant Position Detection System
Every CR-V is equipped with seat-mounted front side airbags in the outboard sections of the backrests to help safeguard the driver and front passenger from side-impact injury. An innovative occupant position detection system is used to assure that the passenger's side airbag has a clear path for deployment. In the event a child (or a small-statured adult) leans into the deployment path of the side airbag, a seven-segment "antenna" system built within the backrest signals this condition to an electronic control unit (ECU) also located within the seat. The ECU then deactivates the side air bag from functioning and triggers a "SIDE AIRBAG OFF" indicator light in the instrument cluster. After the front occupant returns to a normal seating position, the side air bag module automatically resumes full-functional status.
Side Curtain Airbags
Both rows of occupants are protected by Honda's Side Curtain Airbag with Rollover Sensor system, which is standard equipment on all CR-V models. The side curtain airbags deploy from modules in the roof in the event of a sufficient side impact, providing a significant level of head protection in the window area. In the unlikely event of a rollover, a roll rate sensor and multiple G sensors determine the rate of roll and deploy the side curtain airbags accordingly.
Like the other airbag systems in the CR-V, the side curtain system utilizes multiple sensors to determine the most appropriate timing of deployment of the airbags in the event of a rollover. To provide the optimal level of protection for CR-V occupants, extensive testing was performed to determine the most appropriate timing of deployment in the event of a rollover. The system uses algorithms to continually evaluate the situation and determines whether a rollover is imminent. The system responds to many types of rollover "events" drivers could potentially encounter including the "curb trip rollover" which as its name suggests, results when one side of the vehicle hits a curb or like object; the "soil trip rollover" which can result when one side of the vehicles suddenly comes into contact with a different surface type, often involving a slight elevation change; and the "screw rollover." This type of rollover is usually the steepest and fastest of the rollovers whereby the vehicle comes upon a sharp angle such as an embankment.
The roll rate sensor and multiple G sensors determine the "scenario" and calculate the angle of roll and the speed of the vehicle in order to deploy the airbags at the correct stage for optimum protection. In the case of a rollover, the side curtain airbags on both sides of the vehicle will deploy. The airbags maintain full inflation for approximately three seconds after inflation to allow for the increased time duration of a rollover accident. However, in the event of a sufficient side impact that does not result in a rollover, only the airbags on the impacted side of the vehicle will deploy.
Active Front Seat Head Restraints
An innovative front seat active head restraint system is used that enhances the seat's ability to minimize the potential for neck injury from rear end collisions. The ability to manage rear collision forces to be relatively equal on the head, neck and spine is a key component to minimizing injuries. In the event of a rear collision, a person's body would be pushed against the seatback. The pressure from the seatback is transmitted mechanically from the lumbar plate via links that push the head restraint upward and forward to comparatively equalize the forces acting on the head, neck and spine at the same time as the collision.
Front Seatbelts with Pretensioners and Load Limiters
Both front seat belts have seat belt pretensioners and load limiters that work together to help protect the driver and front passenger in a collision. The components work automatically in a 1-2 sequence. In the first few milliseconds of a collision, the pretensioners automatically tighten the front seat belts. Research has shown that seat belts that are snugly secured around the occupants provide better protection. If the deceleration forces rise above a predetermined threshold, the load limiter releases a small length of seatbelt webbing to reduce the pressure on the occupant in a controlled manner. This helps reduce the injuries that seatbelts can cause in a severe high-speed collision.
LATCH System (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren)
The 2007 CR-V includes a LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) child-seat mounting system for all rear seat positions, allowing two outboard child seats to be installed or one center child seat to be installed. LATCH features built-in lower anchors and ready-to-use tether attachment points that allow compatible child safety seats to be installed without using the vehicle's seat belt system. Additionally, the LATCH system simplifies child seat installation when an owner installs a LATCH-compatible child seat.