2018 Honda CR-V Buyer's Guide
Starting Price: $25,125 | Price yours
Above Average: Efficiency, practicality, comfort, features, resale value...
Below Average: Infotainment interface
Consensus: Perennial segment leader widens the gap with total redesign
The best-selling SUV in the country gets even better
A multiple Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Award winner and Family Car favorite, the Honda CR-V is also the best-selling SUV in the country. It isn't the flashiest compact SUV out there, but it consistently shines in every other way. So how did Honda improve this practical, well-rounded, refined utility vehicle? They redesigned it last year, with an even bigger interior, best-in-class fuel economy (non-hybrid), and more safety and tech features, without losing any of the comfort, convenience and value on which the CR-V built its reputation.
The Honda CR-V is a pleasure on the daily drive, as detailed in our full review: "Both engines are mated to one of the best CVT automatics in the industry, one that even simulates traditional gear changes when pressed hard. The CR-V’s handling is good but not exceptional, the ride comfortable without being too soft and the interior devoid of obnoxious exterior noise or maddening squeaks and rattles."
Compact SUV Comparison
On our most recent compact SUV comparison test, we took the Toyota RAV4, Honda CR-V, Kia Sportage, Chevrolet Equinox, Mazda CX-5 and all-new Jeep Compass on an extended route that stretched over two states. See how the group fared and what we learned along the way.
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To their credit, Honda's product and marketing teams make it easy to buy a CR-V, offering five trim levels and only a few elective options. A 2018 Honda CR-V LX with front-wheel drive can be purchased for just over $25,000, while those buyers insisting on everything -- including all-wheel drive, satellite navigation and leather -- will have ventured into the $35,000 range with the CR-V Touring. Build and price your own 2018 Honda CR-V to unlock its Kelley Blue Book Fair Purchase Price, 5-Year Cost to Own and more.
CR-V's Little Brother
If you want something a little smaller, the Honda HR-V is the benchmark among subcompact SUVs.
One of Many Good Choices
The 2018 Honda CR-V is an excellent choice, but the competition has never been better or more abundant. Be sure to check out our Compact SUV Buyer's Guide before signing on any dotted lines.
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