Honda CR-V

Honda CR-V

About Honda CR-V

If ever there was an overcrowded field in play, it belongs to the compact SUV. The 2016 Honda CR-V is but one of many players here, doing battle with such stalwart competitors as the Toyota RAV4, Ford Escape and Chevrolet Equinox, as well as newer competitors such as the Hyundai Tucson and Jeep Cherokee. While each has its own merits, Honda’s 2016 CR-V seems to excel in every area that means the most to compact- crossover SUV consumers. Detractors will rightly point out that, unlike the Subaru Forester, the CR-V can’t really go off-road, and that cutting-edge safety features are only offered on the most expensive trims. But consumers don’t seem to mind these slights, and record sales numbers year after year appear to confirm it.

2016 Honda CR-V
What's new for 2016?
2016 Honda CR-V

After a major makeover last year, changes to the 2016 Honda CR-V compact-crossover SUV are limited to a new SE trim. Positioned above the LX, the SE features 17-inch alloy wheels, a 2-tone finish, rear privacy glass and a security system.

2015 Honda CR-V
What's new for 2015?
2015 Honda CR-V

Major changes to the new CR-V for 2015 include the distinctive styling and direct-injected 2.4-liter engine with CVT. There are significant content upgrades, improved occupant protection and innovative new safety features. We highly recommend the new Touring trim, which includes numerous options and represents extraordinary value for the money.

2014 Honda CR-V
What's new for 2014?
2014 Honda CR-V

There are no major changes to the 2014 CR-V by Honda.

2013 Honda CR-V
What's new for 2013?
2013 Honda CR-V

No major changes for 2013.

2012 Honda CR-V
What's new for 2012?
2012 Honda CR-V

A comprehensive redesign brings more contemporary visual flair and greater functionality to the entire 2012 Honda CR-V package, along with even better fuel economy. It also gains a host of new features, including an available rear-seat entertainment system and an upgraded "intelligent" version of the optional Real Time all-wheel drive.

2011 Honda CR-V
What's new for 2011?
2011 Honda CR-V

For 2011 a fourth trim level, the Special Edition (SE), is added to the CR-V line up. SE models feature 17-inch alloy wheels, steering wheel mounted controls for cruise and audio, rear privacy glass, and a 160-watt AM/FM stereo with in-dash six-disc CD changer and six speakers.

2010 Honda CR-V
What's new for 2010?
2010 Honda CR-V

For 2010, the CR-V receives a freshened front end, hood and rear bumper. Engine output is up 14 horsepower to a respectable 180 horsepower; also new are 10-spoke alloy wheels, a USB audio interface (EX-L trims only) and the addition of Bluetooth cell phone connectivity to navigation-equipped models.

2009 Honda CR-V
What's new for 2009?
2009 Honda CR-V

No major changes for 2009.

2008 Honda CR-V
What's new for 2008?
2008 Honda CR-V

The luxurious EX-L trim gains dual-zone automatic temperature control, premium audio and an eight-way power driver's seat with power lumbar.

2007 Honda CR-V
What's new for 2007?
2007 Honda CR-V

The CR-V's body and chassis designs are new for 2007. The list of standard safety equipment is expanded on all trim levels, the engine gains 10 horsepower (now 166), and is linked to a newly-standard, five-speed automatic transmission.

Consumer Reviews

Honda continues to impress with CRV

By on Tuesday, August 18, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 1,200

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "value, reliability,resale value"

Cons: "upgrade EX models with a few more EXL options"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"This is our second CRV, previous one was a 2013 EXL on a 3 year lease which was flawless vehicle and not one issue in 2 1/2 yrs of driving. Just traded to the 2015 EX and Honda has made a good thing even better. Superb vehicle in every way, only wish steering wheel was leather like in Accord and auto climate should be standard on EX models, but not a deal breaker. This updated model for 2015 is better, smoother and quieter in every way , Honda will be in our garage for many many years to come."

11 people out of 11 found this review helpful

Good vehicle for the money

By on Wednesday, February 1, 2017

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 3,500

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Good gas mileage, easy to drive, quiet on the road"

Cons: "No power seats, poor quality cloth seat covers"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 7

"I have had my 2016 CRV for 4 months and have found it to be easy to drive, good on the gas mileage and so far, no problem to maintain. A few cavets: although it was one of the higher priced models, it does not have power seats (even my 10 year old Escape had this); the front/side lights do not cover enough of the side to allow good night vision for turning into driveways; the turn signals do not make a sound when activated so I usually have to look to make sure they are on; and when the ignition is off everything is off, even the radio, which stayed on for 10 minutes in my 2007 Escape (this was nice when I needed to stay in the car for a short while). I chose cloth seat covers but am not pleased with the texture of the material, it appears to have a directional grain and does not look good."

6 people out of 6 found this review helpful

Easy to drive

By on Monday, January 16, 2017

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 3,400

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Easy to drive"

Cons: "Seat not comfortable, purchase price is expensive"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"I love my CRV. Good on gas and uses 85 octane. The safety feature of mitigated braking really does work. AWD and traction and stability control make the car very stable in all weather situations. Initial acceleration is a little sluggish, but once it gets going, the car flies. The CV transmission does not create resistance, the way geared transmissions do. The seat is not so comfortable, but the sound system really rocks."

5 people out of 5 found this review helpful

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