Many newcomers have entered the compact SUV market since Honda launched its car-based CR-V as a 1997 model. The CR-V comes in four trim levels: base LX, SE, EX and top-of-the-line EX-L (leather). Competitors include the Toyota RAV4 and Chevrolet Equinox.
New for 2011
The CR-V adds a new trim level, SE, for 2011. The SE adds rear privacy glass, 17-inch alloy wheels, steering-wheel-mounted audio and cruise control buttons, and a 160-watt stereo with six speakers and an in-dash six-CD changer.
The upper grille features a single horizontal bar, and the lower portion has a honeycomb design. Exterior features include:
- 17-inch wheels
- Standard folding power mirrors, optional heated mirrors
- Optional power moonroof
- Optional fog lights
- Available cloth or leather seating surfaces
- Standard air conditioning
- Standard power windows and locks, plus keyless entry
- Optional heated seats
- Optional navigation system
- Optional dual-zone automatic climate control
- Optional backup camera with navigation
Under the Hood
The CR-V is available with front-wheel drive or Honda's optional Real Time 4-Wheel Drive, which transfers more torque to the rear wheels when more traction is needed. Fuel-economy ratings are 21/28 mpg city/highway and 21/27 mpg, respectively.
Mechanical features include:
- 180-horsepower, 2.4-liter inline-four-cylinder with 161 pounds-feet of torque
- Standard five-speed automatic transmission
- Front- or all-wheel drive
Safety features include:
- Side-impact and side curtain airbags
- Electronic stability system and traction control
- Antilock braking system
- Optional security system
Cars.com Expert Reviews
|Kelsey Mays||Cars.com National||March 31, 2011|
|Cars.com Staff||Cars.com National||October 25, 2010|
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