• (4.6) 28 reviews
  • Inventory Prices: $1,228–$7,128
  • Body Style: Sport Utility
  • Combined MPG: 23-24
  • Engine: 146-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: 4x4
  • Seats: 5
2000 Honda CR-V

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2000 Honda CR-V Reviews

Vehicle Overview
Honda's car-based CR-V returns for the 2000 model year unchanged, and why not? The CR-V is the most popular of the small sport utility vehicles, and Honda dealers sell them nearly as fast they roll them off the delivery trucks.

The CR-V is scheduled to be redesigned for the 2002 model year, and the new model will likely be slightly larger and more powerful.

The CR-V has some of the usual SUV amenities, such as front buckets and a three-place rear bench that folds flat for more cargo room. Among the unusual touches is a plastic cargo cover that folds out to create a picnic table.

Also unusual — especially for a Japanese-brand vehicle — is that the automatic transmission lever is on the steering column instead of the floor.

The CR-V is one of the growing number of hybrid SUVs that are gaining popularity. Based on the Civic platform, it blends the rugged looks of an SUV with car-like ride and handling. Access to the cargo area is a two-step affair with a flip-up window and a tailgate that swings open to the right (with outside spare tire attached).

Under the Hood
A 146-horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder is used on all models, which come with either manual or automatic transmission. The base LX comes with front-wheel or 4WD; the EX only offers 4WD. The Real-Time 4WD system engages automatically to maintain traction. Honda describes the CR-V as an SUV suited for light-duty off-road adventures.


Reported by Rick Popely  for cars.com
From the cars.com 2000 Buying Guide

Consumer Reviews


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Longest lasting car I've had.

by Hannah.lynn from Lagrange,ohio on October 23, 2017

This car has lasted me a very long time, and has only had to be worked on twice. I absolutely would recommend this car! Comfy too! AWD! Best car I've had.

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4 Trims Available

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2000 Honda CR-V Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports

IIHS Ratings

Based on Honda CR-V EX

Moderate overlap front

IIHS Ratings

Based on Honda CR-V EX

G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor

Moderate overlap front

Left Leg/Foot
Overall Front
Right Leg/Foot
Structure/safety cage


Head Restraint
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers. IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal or poor based on performance in high-speed front and side crash tests. IIHS also evaluates seat/head restraints for protection against neck injuries in rear impacts.

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Honda CR-V EX

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Honda CR-V EX

Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation. NHTSA provides vehicle safety information such as front- and side-crash ratings and rollover ratings. Vehicles are rated using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.

Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $5,000 per year.

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