Honda CR-V: Driving Guidelines - Driving - Honda CR-V Owner's ManualHonda CR-V: Driving Guidelines

Your vehicle has higher ground clearance that allows you to travel over bumps, obstacles, and rough terrain. It also provides good visibility so you can anticipate problems earlier.

Because your vehicle rides higher off the ground, it has a high center of gravity that can cause it to roll over if you make abrupt turns. Utility vehicles have a significantly higher roll over rate than other types of vehicles.

To prevent rollovers or loss of control:

Take corners at slower speeds than you would with a passenger vehicle.

Avoid sharp turns and abrupt maneuvers whenever possible.

Do not modify your vehicle in any way that would raise the center of gravity.

Do not carry heavy cargo on the roof.

Four-wheel drive models

Your vehicle is equipped with a fourwheel drive (4WD) system. When the system senses a loss of frontwheel traction, it automatically transfers some power to the rear wheels. This gives you better traction and mobility.

    Driving
    This section gives you tips on starting the engine under various conditions, and how to operate the automatic transmission. It also includes important information on parking your vehicle, th ...

    Preparing to Drive
    You still need to exercise the same care when accelerating, steering, and braking that you would in a twowheel drive vehicle. 1. Make sure all windows, mirrors, and outside lights are clean a ...

    See also:

    Heated washer nozzles
    The washer nozzles are heated automatically in cold weather to help prevent the washer fluid from freezing. ...

    Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) (U.S.-spec. models)
    The tire pressure monitoring system provides the driver with a warning message by sending a signal from a sensor that is installed in each wheel when tire pressure is severely low. The tire pr ...

    Points To Remember
    NOTE: When the vehicle is stopped after a few miles/ kilometers of operation, you may observe vapor coming from the front of the engine compartment. This is normally a result of moisture from ra ...