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2011 Honda CR-V
2011 Honda CR-V
Available Price Range $10,012-$18,324 TrimsN/A Combined MPG 24 SeatsN/A

Our Take on the 2011 Honda CR-V

Our Take

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 2011The CR-V adds a new trim level... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Road noise
  • Modest passing power
  • Folding design of backseat
  • IIHS roof-strength rating

Notable Features

  • New SE trim
  • FWD or AWD
  • Four-cylinder engine
  • Seats five


Our Expert Reviews

Since the current generation arrived in late 2006, I've driven the Honda CR-V during four model years in four states on six occasions. If reviewing cars were like doing laundry, the CR-V would be my well-worn pair of jeans. Honda still has a few things to iron out — chief among them being the CR-V's jittery ride — but to call foul on the market's best-selling crossove... Read full review for the 2011 Honda CR V

Consumer Reviews


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Very Happy!

by fjce from Pittsburgh on December 26, 2010

Very happy with my purchase. Had to get the navigiation system based on the color I wanted and dealer stock. Stereo is excellent! Still learning the Nav. Drove 1,000 miles, idles a little rough and ge... Read Full Review


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Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 2 recalls for this car.

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Warranties Explained


Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.


Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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