2011 Honda CR-V Consumer Reviews

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2011 Honda Cr V
4.4
Average based on 88 reviews
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Great buy

by from Dallas on January 9, 2011

I've had my CRV-EXL with leather and 4WD for a couple of months now and have enjoyed every minute I have driven it. We have a 2008 Accord EXL in the garage so we are not new to Hondas. This car is qui...
I've had my CRV-EXL with leather and 4WD for a couple of months now and have enjoyed every minute I have driven it. We have a 2008 Accord EXL in the garage so we are not new to Hondas. This car is quieter and handles better than the Accord in my estimation. The only complaint I have so far is getting a feel for the transmission. Hard not to hit the passing gear at speeds above 45 or 50mph when you want to goose it a little. It's a little annoying but not a deal breaker. Overall, it's a great car and I couldn't be happier with the purchase.
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Very Happy!

by 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...
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 getting between 18 ~19.5 miles per gallon. Other thant that extremely pleased. A lot of room for the overall size. Looked at the Subaru Outback and Santa Fe. Decided on the Honda based on realibility. So far, no problems.
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average but reliable transportation

by from palm desert california on April 3, 2011

Average performance, somewhat buzzy motor. The motor as was said has very modest torque under 2500 rpm, but largest downside is transmission ratio of 5th gear. The 5th gear is very tall and impractica...
Average performance, somewhat buzzy motor. The motor as was said has very modest torque under 2500 rpm, but largest downside is transmission ratio of 5th gear. The 5th gear is very tall and impractical under 60 mph. Acceleration in 5th under 60 mph is only a dream so you end up driving somewhat aggesively to compensate for the large GAP between 4th and 5th that is very noticeable. Honda R&D should have caught this one seems to me, rather obvious. Seats are noticeably hard, not a long distance comfort runner even though geared for it. Otherwise a decent vehicle...
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Saftey at its Best

by from Fort Worth, TX on March 30, 2011

I purchased a 2011 CR-V EX model and really loved it. Two weeks after I purchased, I was hit head on by another driver. The car did exactly what it was supposed to. It absorbed all the impact in the f...
I purchased a 2011 CR-V EX model and really loved it. Two weeks after I purchased, I was hit head on by another driver. The car did exactly what it was supposed to. It absorbed all the impact in the front and crumpled to avoid anything coming inside the cabin. I walked away from the accident with only bruises. I have never been more happy with a vehicle's performance after a collision. I would absolutely recommend this car to everyone.
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Good value

by from Boston, MA on December 22, 2010

Very pleased with this vehicle. We purchased the SE model, which for us was equipped just right for the price. It snowed here today and the AWD was terrific handling the weather. Looking forward to en...
Very pleased with this vehicle. We purchased the SE model, which for us was equipped just right for the price. It snowed here today and the AWD was terrific handling the weather. Looking forward to enjoying this SUV for years to come.
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Solid

by from Madison, WI on December 22, 2010

The 2011 CR-V is everything it is advertised to be. We are more than pleased with our purchase. This is one solid car. Drives well in all conditions including snow and ice. And it hauls a bundle. It's...
The 2011 CR-V is everything it is advertised to be. We are more than pleased with our purchase. This is one solid car. Drives well in all conditions including snow and ice. And it hauls a bundle. It's hard to go wrong with a CR-V.
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Nice Change from a Van

by from Sheridan, AR on January 17, 2011

Love the GPS in the dash and the only negative I see is the headrest are a little bit uncomfortable and not in the least adjustable to be for comfort. This was a nice change from the Vans we had. Coul...
Love the GPS in the dash and the only negative I see is the headrest are a little bit uncomfortable and not in the least adjustable to be for comfort. This was a nice change from the Vans we had. Could use a little more leg room in the back seats. We added the wood trim inside that made it have the rich warm feel. Love the Sage Green color with the interior wood trim. Gas milage runs 28-30 mpg and we appreciate that. Over all, we love it!
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Excellent, but far from perfect

by from St. Louis, MO on January 2, 2012

We bought our 2011 CR-V on Black Friday, 2010. We chose the LX trim line to save money. It has a couple of annoying short-comings: a single-speed intermittent wiper (not variable) and a mostly useless...
We bought our 2011 CR-V on Black Friday, 2010. We chose the LX trim line to save money. It has a couple of annoying short-comings: a single-speed intermittent wiper (not variable) and a mostly useless console between the front seats. You can only set a few small items on it, and it doesn't open up to put anything in it. Mileage for 1 year is 24.4MPG (actual). The engine is very peppy for a vehicle this size. The cargo space is good, but not flat in front when the back seat is folded down. Folding and unfolding the rear seats is a back strain opportunity, since you have to lean over while pulling the release straps and lifting the seat. The rear hatch opening is much narrower than the interior of the cargo area, which means that something that COULD fit inside the cargo area won't fit through the opening to get it in there. The sound system sounds very inexpensive, with no "surround" or depth at all. On those rare occasions that I reach for the horn, I wind up pressing on places on the steering wheel that do nothing. Visibility out the rear is poor with the rear seat head restraints in a normal position. Mechanically excellent so far (only a burnt-out tail light, covered under warranty). The keyless remote is only active from about 30 feet. Major complaint in the Summer is the temp settings for the A/C. When the temp wheel is at its coldest setting, it is uncomfortably cool in the front seats. 1 click to the warmer direction is not cool enough. There is a huge temp difference between those two clicks. So it is impossible to find a perfect setting for us. Everything else is as expected from Honda - functional, reliable. I like the car, but can't say I love it.
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Great for your money

by from NEW YORK on June 29, 2011

I bought the SE model. it comes with more features as well as 4wd. The salesperson told me the diffrence between 2wd and 4wd in mpg is one mile per gallon. I'm so pleased with the interior design. I l...
I bought the SE model. it comes with more features as well as 4wd. The salesperson told me the diffrence between 2wd and 4wd in mpg is one mile per gallon. I'm so pleased with the interior design. I love the dashboard layout and seat comfort, and theres lots of interior room. The 4wd works great in the snow. the 2.4 4cyl engine has plenty of power when getting on the highway. At highway speeds it does have very little road noise, but you won't hear it if you have the radio on which has a great sound system. I have nothing bad to pick about this vehicle and I think its ridiculous if other people have complaints about it.
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Great car

by from illinois on January 14, 2013

I test drove several small SUVs and settled on the CR-V for several reasons. It's a Honda, with a great track record of reliability and value. It drove better than the other vehicles I tried. It didn'...
I test drove several small SUVs and settled on the CR-V for several reasons. It's a Honda, with a great track record of reliability and value. It drove better than the other vehicles I tried. It didn't feel like a tank -- nimbly and kind of fun. I was looking for a decent car with AWD that I can load up with stuff (kids, dogs, recyclables, etc.) that wasn't quite a minivan. This is it! It's not an exciting car, but it's the perfect car for my lifestyle. Not particularly macho, but that's doesn't bother me.
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