27 reviews
2004 Honda CR-V
2004 Honda CR-V
Available Price Range $3,548-$9,620 Trims3 Combined MPG 23-25 Seats 5

Our Take on the 2004 Honda CR-V

Our Take

Several newcomers have entered the compact sport utility vehicle market since Honda launched its car-based CR-V as a 1997 model. To meet that assault, Honda completely redesigned its compact SUV for 2002 and gave it more interior space and room behind the rear seat. Passenger space grew by appro... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Automatic-transmission performance
  • ABS not standard on all models
  • Unconventional controls

Notable Features

  • 160-hp i-VTEC engine
  • Manual or automatic transmission
  • Carlike qualities
  • Familiar appearance
  • Real Time 4WD offered

Reviews

Consumer Reviews

4.5

Average based on 27 reviews

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Overall Good

by Pilot Owner from Ohio on September 9, 2010

I owned an 2002 manual transmission CRV for 8 years. I averaged 25mpg with a combination of city & Hwy driving, which I was happy with. On a big hill it would putt-putt along, but otherwise the power ... Read Full Review

3 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.


It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.

Safety

Crash-Test Reports

IIHS Ratings

Based on Honda CR-V EX

Head Restraints and Seats
P
Moderate overlap front
G
Side
M

IIHS Ratings

Based on Honda CR-V EX

G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
P
Overall Rear
P
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
G

Moderate overlap front

Chest
G
Head/Neck
G
Left Leg/Foot
G
Overall Front
G
Restraints
G
Right Leg/Foot
G
Structure/safety cage
G

Side

Driver Head Protection
M
Driver Head and Neck
A
Driver Pelvis/Leg
G
Driver Torso
M
Overall Side
M
Rear Passenger Head Protection
A
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
G
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
G
Rear Passenger Torso
G
Structure/safety cage
M
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.

Recalls

There are currently 8 recalls for this car.


Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

Safety defects and recalls explained

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