The Honda CR-V is a solid and competent compact SUV. Smooth and comfortable when underway, this modest-size crossover can carry a lot of cargo.
NewCarTestDrive.com correspondent Tom Lankard filed this report from Carlsbad, California, with Laura Burstein reporting from Los Angeles.
Model Line Overview
Honda CR-V LX ($22,945), LX AWD ($24,195); EX ($25,045), EX AWD ($26,295); EX-L ($27,695), EX-L AWD ($28,945)
185-hp 2.4-liter inline-4
Safety equipment (standard):
frontal airbags; front seat side-impact airbags; full coverage side curtain airbags; electronic stability control, ABS, Brake Assist, EBD; TPMS; LATCH; multi-angle rearview camera
Safety equipment (optional):
all-wheel drive; rearview camera
5 years/60,000 miles
East Liberty, Ohio; Aliston, Ontario, Canada; El Salto, Jalisco, Mexico; Sayama, Saitama, Japan
Specifications As Tested
Model tested (MSRP):
Honda CR-V EX-L AWD with Navi ($30,295)
leather-trimmed seats, dual-zone climate control, cruise control, power windows, power locks, folding and heated power mirrors, tilt and telescope steering wheel, one-touch tilt and slide power moonroof, 10-way power adjustable driver's seat, leather trimmed steering wheel and shift lever, heated front seats, AM/FM/CD/MP3 audio system with 6 speakers plus subwoofer, auxiliary inputs, Pandora Internet Radio compatibility and Bluetooth streaming, satellite radio, hands-free Bluetooth capability, multi-information display, on-board computer with trip-meter and personalization settings, center console and rear seat center armrest, retractable cargo cover, cargo area tie downs, roof rails, auto on/off headlights, fog lights, floor mats; all-wheel drive; GPS-based navigation system with voice recognition and FM traffic
Options as tested (MSRP):
Gas guzzler tax:
Price as tested (MSRP):
2.4-liter dohc 16-valve inline-4
Horsepower (hp @ rpm):
185 @ 7000
Torque (lb.-ft. @ rpm):
163 @ 4400
EPA fuel economy, city/hwy:
Head/hip/leg room, f:
Head/hip/leg room, m:
Head/hip/leg room, r:
70.9 cu. ft.
independent, Macpherson strut, coil springs, gas-pressurized shocks, stabilizer bar
multi-link, coil springs, gas-pressurized shocks, stabilizer bar
vented disc/solid disc with ABS, EBD, Brake Assist
Unless otherwise indicated, specifications refer to test vehicle.
All prices are manufacturer's suggested retail prices (MSRP) effective as of August 06, 2013.
Prices do not include manufacturer's destination and delivery charges.
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