Summary, Prices, Specs

By January 10, 2014


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. correspondent Tom Lankard filed this report from Carlsbad, California, with Laura Burstein reporting from Los Angeles.

Model Line Overview
Model lineup: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)
Engines:185-hp 2.4-liter inline-4
Transmissions:5-speed automatic
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
Basic warranty:5 years/60,000 miles
Assembled in:East Liberty, Ohio; Aliston, Ontario, Canada; El Salto, Jalisco, Mexico; Sayama, Saitama, Japan
Specifications As Tested
Model tested (MSPR):Honda CR-V EX-L AWD with Navi ($30,295)
Standard equipment: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 (MSPR):none
Destination charge:$830
Gas guzzler tax:N/A
Price as tested (MSPR):$31125
Layout:all-wheel drive
Engine:2.4-liter dohc 16-valve inline-4
Horsepower (lb.-ft @ rpm):185 @ 7000
Torque (lb.-ft @ rpm):163 @ 4400
Transmission:5-speed automatic
EPA fuel economy, city/hwy:22/30 mpg
Wheelbase:103.1 in.
Length/width/height:178.3/71.6/65.1 in.
Track, f/r:61.5/61.5 in.
Turning circle:37.3 ft.
Seating Capacity:5
Head/hip/leg room, f:39.9/54.5/41.3 in.
Head/hip/leg room, m:N/A
Head/hip/leg room, r:38.6/53.1/38.3 in.
Cargo volume:70.9 cu. ft.
Towing capacity:1500 Lbs.
Suspension, f:independent, Macpherson strut, coil springs, gas-pressurized shocks, stabilizer bar
Suspension, r:multi-link, coil springs, gas-pressurized shocks, stabilizer bar
Ground clearance:6.7 in.
Curb weigth:3545 lbs.
Brakes, f/r:vented disc/solid disc with ABS, EBD, Brake Assist
Fuel capacity:15.3 gal.
Unless otherwise indicated, specifications refer to test vehicle. All prices are manufacturer's suggested retail prices (MSPR) effective as of January 10, 2014.Prices do not include manufacturer's destination and delivery charges. N/A: Information not available or not applicable. Manufacturer Info Sources: 800-334-6632 -