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2019 Honda CR-V: Everything You Need to Know

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The Honda CR-V compact SUV was redesigned for the 2017 model year and carries into 2019 with minor changes, trim-level repositioning and some price adjustments. It remains a strong compact SUV contender and finished mid-pack in a very close competition with six rivals in our comparison testing to find the best compact SUV of 2019.

Related: What’s the Best Compact SUV of 2019?

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2019 Honda CR-V EX-L
67,844 mi.
2019 Honda CR-V EX-L
35,249 mi.
$25,750 $500 price drop

The CR-V continues to be a big seller for Honda in this hot category that’s the largest in the U.S. market, but the competition has gotten tougher, including for 2019 a redesigned Toyota RAV4 and Subaru Forester as well as a refreshed Hyundai Tucson. The CR-V also gained a larger two-row SUV sibling for 2019, the Honda Passport.

The CR-V’s strength continues to be that it is one of the most family-friendly compact SUVs with an adult-roomy rear seat, a big cargo area (with or without the rear seatbacks folded), lots of interior storage spaces (including a big center console bin) and wide-opening rear doors. An extensive package of safety technology also is standard on all but the base model, including a front collision system with automatic braking, lane departure warning, lane-keeping assist and adaptive cruise control.

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Interested in this compact SUV that offers a lot of family-friendly features for the money? We’ve driven it, compared it back-to-back with rivals and also covered pricing, specs and more. Here is a roundup of our comprehensive coverage, which can tell you everything you need to know about the 2019 Honda CR-V:

2019 Honda CR-V: 6 Things We Like (and 6 Not So Much)

Which 2019 Honda CR-V Should I Buy: LX, EX, EX-L or Touring?

2019 Honda CR-V Review: A Leader Losing Its Lead 

Video: 2019 Honda CR-V: Review

How Do Car Seats Fit in a 2019 Honda CR-V?

2019 Honda CR-V MPG: Our Real-World Testing Results

2019 Honda CR-V Gets Updates, Small Price Bump

2019 Compact SUV Challenge: How Do the CR-V, Rogue and Others Compare to the Tiguan?

How We Found the Best Compact SUV of 2019

2019 Compact SUVs Compete! Forester, RAV4 and More Try to Topple Tiguan

Crash-Safety Goal Post Moved for 2019: Which Cars Scored Top Honors?

Fix Coming for Honda CR-V Oil-Fuel Problem; Details Still Unclear

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