Honda CR-V: Carrying Cargo

Your vehicle has several convenient

Your vehicle has several convenient storage areas:

Lower glove box
Upper glove box
Console compartment
Door pockets
Seat-back pockets
Seat-under tray (if equipped)
Center pocket
Cargo area, including the rear seats when folded up or down.
Upper and lower cargo areas with the dual deck cargo shelf (if equipped)
Roof-rack (if equipped)

However, carrying too much cargo, or improperly storing it, can affect your vehicle’s handling, stability, stopping distance, and tires, and make it unsafe. Before carrying any type of cargo, be sure to read the following pages.

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 Load Limits

The maximum load for your vehicle is 850 lbs (385 kg) for U.S. vehicles, and 395 kg for Canadian vehicles. This figure includes the total weight of all occupants, cargo, and accessories, and

 Carrying Cargo in the Passenger Compartment

Store or secure all items that could be thrown around and hurt someone during a crash. Be sure items placed on the floor behind the front seats cannot roll underneath and interfere with the

 Carrying Cargo in the Cargo Area or on a Roof Rack

Distribute cargo evenly on the floor of the cargo area, placing the heaviest items on the bottom and as far forward as possible. Tie down items that could be thrown about the vehicle during

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 Reclining the Front Seats

You can recline the seat-backs on the front seats so they are level with the rear seat cushions, making a large cushioned area. To do this: EX-L and Canadian EX models Only the passenger’s side can be level as follows. 1. Adjust the rear seats as far back as possible. 2. Remove t

 Installing a Child Seat with a Tether

A child seat with a tether can be installed in any seating position in the back seat. Each rear outside seating position has an anchorage point on the seatback, and the center seating position has an anchorage point in the ceiling near the tailgate. Since a tether can provide additiona

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