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2013 Honda CR-V Consumer Reviews

4.4
Average based on 154 reviews
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Just what I wanted.

by from Traverse City, MI on June 22, 2013

I wanted a smaller SUV with good gas mileage and reliability. I had an Accord back in the 80's and 90's and it was a great car. My wife has a Civic now and we love it. I needed an AWD vehicle because ...
I wanted a smaller SUV with good gas mileage and reliability. I had an Accord back in the 80's and 90's and it was a great car. My wife has a Civic now and we love it. I needed an AWD vehicle because we live in northern MIchigan. The snow gets pretty deep up here. I am usually one of the first ones out of the subdivision when heading into town before the sun rises and the streets are plowed. So, I started searching for an SUV that gets good gas mileage. The price of gas is only going up! I compared the Honda CRV, Subaru Outback, and Ford Escape, and several GM vehicles. I preferred the Honda CRV because of the ride/comfort/gas mileage and price. It is exactly what I wanted. I've driven it for 4 weeks now and I know I made the right decision. Cars.com gave me a lot of good information about all of the vehicles. The reviews swayed my opinion because some folks were not getting what was advertised by the car companies. I can say for certain that I am getting fabulous gas mileage. I've filled it up 4 times already and am getting between 28-31 miles per gallon. My commute to work is 12 miles one way. The features are also quite a selling point. I have a wonderful radio and sound system. I did not want to pay extra for the GPS. I already have a Garmin. The price was great and the dealer made a deal! I do not know how it will handle in the snow. I will probably put on snow tires. Once you have snow tires...you always have snow tires...
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Does recommend this car

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Disappointed Honda Devotee

by from Up north, Wisconsin on February 27, 2014

I have owned Hondas continuously since 1988 - 7 in all. This is my third CR-V. My family and I really like this version of the CR-V....but, we have lost faith in Honda over an engine issue. Beware you...
I have owned Hondas continuously since 1988 - 7 in all. This is my third CR-V. My family and I really like this version of the CR-V....but, we have lost faith in Honda over an engine issue. Beware your maintenance minder that says you don't need an oil change until 15% oil life. I do a lot of highway driving, and did not require an oil change until about 8,000 miles in. After the oil change and once the weather got below freezing, a strange knocking sound began on start up. My car was in the shop three times before they determined that the camshaft actuator is faulty (a problem on Accords as well). They replaced it once, the replacement was faulty, so they replaced it again. Engine is now loud and I'm getting a lot of vibration. The noise is gone (for now), but the dealership stated that if I have further problems they will have to replace the top of the engine. Also - had to rent a car at my own expense while my car was in the shop. Third time in they comped the rental car as car has to be at shop for two days for this repair. After doing some research, it seems that more frequent oil changes could prevent this issue in the first place. Honda knows there is an issue, but they've failed to correct it in the manufacturing process. There's a lot to like about this car, but I've lost faith and wonder how much damage was done to the engine while the dealer farted around for months on this.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does not recommend this car

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Rear Differential Problem

by from USA on June 26, 2013

Be advised -- loud scraping, grunting sound backing up. Honda says that rear differential motor is bad. Had new part installed. I call Honda corporate and was told they have other reports on this prob...
Be advised -- loud scraping, grunting sound backing up. Honda says that rear differential motor is bad. Had new part installed. I call Honda corporate and was told they have other reports on this problem. Hopefully the problem will not reappear. This should NOT happen with a brand new car!!
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Does not recommend this car

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excellant

by from Delaware on November 18, 2012

To many extras such as side molding etc. that should have come as stranded equipment otherwise excellant vehicle.
To many extras such as side molding etc. that should have come as stranded equipment otherwise excellant vehicle.
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Rear latch freezes shut - can't be opened

by from Boulder, CO on February 16, 2014

I would rate this car much higher if it weren't for two major issues, that might seem small at first but factor hugely into usability. The rear door latch freezes shut and won't open below 20 degree t...
I would rate this car much higher if it weren't for two major issues, that might seem small at first but factor hugely into usability. The rear door latch freezes shut and won't open below 20 degree temps, and the windshield wiper fluid freezes. I live in Colorado and this is unacceptable. I've had it in to the dealer and they swapped out the rear latch. It still freezes shut. They said they are waiting to see if Honda is going to do anything. Apparently, I'm not the only one with this issue. They also drained and refilled the windshield wiper fluid, but it still freezes too. I'm hoping there's just some water left in it
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Uses car for Just getting around

Does not recommend this car

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Not Too Big, Not too Small....

by from Anchorage, Alaska on December 15, 2012

I am a big man. This car fits me. It is easy to enter and exit. The seats are wide and comfortable. The seating position and view of the road is higher than its competitors, a major factor in my town ...
I am a big man. This car fits me. It is easy to enter and exit. The seats are wide and comfortable. The seating position and view of the road is higher than its competitors, a major factor in my town full of tall vehicles. The drive feel is responsive and a bit upscale. Gas mileage is good enough at this early stage of break-in. Some hwy trips have already gotten 33mpg. Averaging 26mpg combined. Still learning the electronics/phone. Handsfree phone is a nice plus. Cargo area is cavernous with rear seats easily dropped. Shortcomings - none of them deal killers: Headlights are a bit dim. I replaced them. AWD is just OK; good enough for snow but not serious off-road capable. Overall: Civilized, comfortable, capable, well designed solid.
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Does recommend this car

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2013 Honda CRV EX-L 2 wheel drive

by from Detroit, Michigan on October 23, 2012

Great value and extremely effiencent use of interior space. Great mpg as well as overall performance. Value for the money and resale value makes this a great overall value. Engine is fine for this sma...
Great value and extremely effiencent use of interior space. Great mpg as well as overall performance. Value for the money and resale value makes this a great overall value. Engine is fine for this small suv as well as technical features. Friends have bought a couple since driving in mine after looking at Escape, VW, ect. Would purchase again. Like the overall package of EX-L but 2 wheel drive was best value for the money for myself.
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Great Ride

by from Florida on April 27, 2013

I have only had this care for a couple of weeks and so far I love it. Gas milage keeps going up, we got 29.5 on the highway.
I have only had this care for a couple of weeks and so far I love it. Gas milage keeps going up, we got 29.5 on the highway.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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First Honda

by from Mpls., Mn. on May 23, 2013

After hearing all the hype about Hondas for years, we decided to purchase a new 2013 CRV-EXL AWD the beginning of May. We've driven the car about 600 miles so far, so it's not even broken in yet. We w...
After hearing all the hype about Hondas for years, we decided to purchase a new 2013 CRV-EXL AWD the beginning of May. We've driven the car about 600 miles so far, so it's not even broken in yet. We wanted a mutli-purpose vehicle with decent gas mileage, all wheel-drive (it's Minnesota) and the CRV delivers exactly what the sticker says - 24-25 City, 30-31 highway. Runs smoothly and is reasonably comfortable, but you feel certain bumps, particularly when traveling over roads with numerous cracks or frequent bumps. Power is ok, but we had traded down from a Nissan Murano with 60 more horsepower, so a little anemic from what we are used to. The interior is nicely done, but a little too much plastic in places, like so many cars these days. The leather is comfortable, seats are nice, good gauges and controls, although the shifter tends to get in the way of the ventilation controls when in Park. A great vehicle that does many things well - highly recommend.
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Does recommend this car

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Still miss 2003 CRV

by from Lansing, mi on July 15, 2013

Greate value for the money. Honda dependability and quality is bullet proof. I bought the high end EX-L because I wanted heated seats, sun roof, and better stereo. The "better stereo" is a little disa...
Greate value for the money. Honda dependability and quality is bullet proof. I bought the high end EX-L because I wanted heated seats, sun roof, and better stereo. The "better stereo" is a little disappointing. I miss all the "useful" storage compartments from my 2003 CRV such as "dash shelf" and drawer under passenger seat. The car rides and handles well but is a touch noisy. My complaints are minor as this is an excellent vehicle.
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Does recommend this car

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