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2005 Honda CR-V consumer reviews

$20,195–$21,395 MSRP range
side view of 2005 CR-V Honda
89% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.2
  • Interior 4.3
  • Performance 4.1
  • Value 4.5
  • Exterior 4.3
  • Reliability 4.7
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Bought a neglected 2005 CRV in 2020 with 150k miles on

Bought a neglected 2005 CRV in 2020 with 150k miles on it. Did most of the repairs myself (extensive YouTube videos) and cheap parts are available. I put in Royal Purple high mileage oil, changed out the transmission fluid (really easy) every 15k miles. New plugs and wires, rear differential fluid change, valve cover gasket, and vvt solenoid with O2 sensors. Believe it or not that’s only $400 and I paid $2000. It runs like new. Only bad feature is the paint is terrible for this silver car in Florida. Going strong with 185k miles and I fully expect to get more than 220k.


I like Rhonda

Old car. 300k. Typical replacement items. Always starts. Perfect size and utility. Easy to work on. Kinda ugly. Drives great. Stereo is great. Mileage is notable. Add oil and keep on going



The most reliable car I have ever owned, and now with over 200,000 miles on it, it run and looks nearly as good as it ever has. An amazing car!


Very reliable

I purchased my 2005 Honda CRV new & I still have it. It is 15 1/2 years old. It’s great if you want a small SUV. It’s not really comfy for tall people though. That’s the only drawback. I just had to change my back rotors for the first time & I have approximately 133K miles.


Terrible runs hot transmission fluid burns hot

Don't buy it as a used car! Honda has no recall on the problem of the transmission fluid problem..My children bought it for me to drive when I lost my car to creditors due to Covid


Honda's are the best

We love our Honda CRV, great gas mileage,easy to park,lots of room for the family,never any mechanical issues, cheap insurance,all positive things for mu budget



100% reliable I put 180k with no issue comfortable and trust able car ever I had Lots of space I use it for construction all time car full of materials never had a problem with this car.


Love this car

This may be the best car purchase of my life. Drives like new looks like new. My wife could not believe the great shape it is in.


Great on gas

Great car just not the tool I need to get the jobs done I would be needing it for..needing just something a little more would be great


Love the 2005 style of the CRV

I love the height I get in the CRV, but not too high, so it is still easy to get in and out of. The design is also pleasing to the eye.