I just ordered a new 2007 CRV, but what have I ordered? Is it an SUV\nor is it a car? I think it is not. Not an SUV and not a car and\ncertainly not a "cross-over" vehicle. You tell me what you think it\nis.\n\n1. It will not only be the safest vehicle in its class but will be the\nsafest vehicle ever. Reasoning: This is the fourth vehicle Honda has\ncreated with the ACE body structure. It is the latest and most refined\nversion and because you do sit up much higher than a car in the new\nCRV, you can see farther down the road to avoid potential problems. So\nyes, the Acura RL is the documented king of safety at the moment, but\nthe 2007 CRV is about to take the throne.\n\n2. It may be an economy car. Daily fuel mileage, day in and day out\ndriving will likely bring at least 25 mpg with substantially more on\nthe highway. This is great! I have not owned a V6 or V8 vehicle for\nsome time. With the 2007 CRV there is no need to put yourself in a\ndangerous tiny on the ground type vehicle to get great gas mileage.\n\n3. It may almost be a sports car. The handling of the 2007 CRV is\nsupposed to be jaw-dropping. With this vehicle, gone are the days of\nyour body fighting gravity on sweeping or tight turns. At least 17\ninch tires.\n\n4. It has all of the advantages of an SUV, with none of the\ndisadvantages. Well the disadvantages of SUV ownership are legendary:\nDangerous rollover potential, poor fuel mileage, slow, cramped\ninteriors, trucks with campershells made more nice at twice the price,\nhard ride, terrible handling, terrible turning radius, terrible to\npark, wears you out to drive them, need to rent a car to actually be\ncomfortable on any longer trip, etc. And then when they address one of\nthese areas you end up with serious compromises like the Nissan F35 or\nF45 which have no stow capacity-\-gone-\-no ride quality-\-gone. And\ndangerous blocked views or the big GM versions of SUVs which are just\ntank trucks in disguise for double money. Really nasty stuff.\n\n5. It is now a luxury vehicle. The level of luxury available on the\nnew CRV is going to put previous CRV owners in shock and new owners\nwill wonder what they have missed. Well they certainly haven't missed\nthis level of comfort. It is really going to be something.\n\n6. RAV4 is no longer in the same class. Yes this famous duel is over.\nThe RAV4 has gone with bulbous sheetmetal, cheap cost cutting cloth\ninterior and 3rd rate foam in the seats, and a gas guzzling V-6 with\nover 250hp! Outrageous. The old well hey we can't compete with them\nso we will just compete with ourselves and put motors out of our other\nvehicles in it. Now the RAV4 is a gas guzzling wallow of a ride except\nyou are sitting on park benches.\n\n\nIf you are considering buying a new 2007 Honda CRV you may well want to\nconsider the following vehicles:\n\n1. Audi S4. You can get the 4WD of the new CRV and the same great\nhandling. Trunk space is not bad. Yes it is a little more cramped,\ngets terrible fuel mileage, and costs 2 1/2 times more but it is\nsomething to consider.\n\n2. Acura RL. Same in the class of its own safety of the ACE body\nstructure, same # 1 in quality from Honda, same rich interior, same\ngreat music, same great handling. Sure its double money and you sit\nthree heads lower and the gas mileage can't compare, but it is after\nall a Honda.\n\n3. Porsche Cayenne S. Same great handling. The new 2007 Honda CRV's\nequal in looks I must admit. Excellent paint. Lots of options to pay\nfor and make it special that the CRV just includes in it's price. But\nthe downside is of course Porsche's legendary poor build quality and\nastronomical time in the shop instead of with you behind the wheel\nproblems. Horrid gas mileage. Too big and popped up their so high\nthat it is more of a Hummer type statement to make up for other life's\nfailings than a vehicle that anyone could actually live with. But\nstill at only 4 times the price of the new 2007 Honda CRV you might\nwant to think about it.\n\nYes, Honda has created a totally new vehicle unlike any vehicle ever\ncreated before. A vehicle that literally has it all. Price is not set\nbut I am expecting it to come in at just over ,500 with a good\ndealer discount.[This is just in case the head screwed on backwards\njibby jab dealers try to pak these puppies beyond the MSRP. I had to\nput the shock in them] Don't ever never ever pay a dime over MSRP for\nyour new 2007 Honda CRV. Honda will price them right between ,000\nand ,000 all loaded, cleaned up, taxed, and delivered. Go elswhere\nif they try to make you pay a dime over that window sticker. Wait till\nlate next year and they will be discounting them as usual.\n\nThe SUV, the car, the crossover, are gone. Honda just created the\nworld's first "Planet Safe Transport" vehicle the world's first\nPSTV-\-enjoy the trip.