2021 Honda CR-V

Change year or car

Change year or car

$25,350

starting MSRP

2021 Honda CR-V
2021 Honda CR-V

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Large cargo area
  • Gas mileage, especially the hybrid
  • Roomy backseat
  • Steering
  • More console storage than class norm
  • Interior quality

The bad:

  • Off-the-line acceleration
  • Firm ride
  • Touchscreen size, cluttered menus
  • No 360-degree camera system or panoramic moonroof

5 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2021 Honda CR-V trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

  • Five-seat compact SUV
  • All-wheel drive available on all models
  • Choice of drivetrains, including a hybrid
  • Continuously variable automatic transmission
  • Android Auto and Apple CarPlay available
  • Automatic emergency braking standard

2021 Honda CR-V review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2021 Honda CR-V?

The five-seat CR-V is Honda’s entry in the compact SUV class. It comes with front- or all-wheel drive and a choice of conventional or hybrid powertrains. Gas-only versions are powered by a 190-horsepower, turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine that works with a continuously variable automatic transmission. Hybrid versions feature two electric motors and a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that make 212 hp total.  Competitors include the Nissan Rogue, Subaru Forester and Toyota RAV4

What’s New on the 2021 Honda CR-V?

A new Special Edition trim level slots between the LX and EX trims this year. 

What Features in the 2021 Honda CR-V Are Most Important?

  • Standard active safety features include forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane-keeping assist, adaptive cruise control and automatic high-beam headlights.
  • Automatic climate control on all trim levels
  • 5-inch display screen standard; 7-inch touchscreen optional
  • Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone connectivity optional

Should I Buy the 2021 Honda CR-V?

The CR-V is one of the more spacious choices among compact SUVs, with a well-finished interior and good fuel economy. It comes with a competitive assortment of advanced safety features, and an available fuel-sipping hybrid powertrain is a plus. But you’ll have to step up from the base LX trim to get a touchscreen multimedia system and Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.9
  • Interior design 4.8
  • Performance 4.8
  • Value for the money 4.8
  • Exterior styling 4.9
  • Reliability 4.9

Most recent consumer reviews

3.9

Not as good as expected

The heating control is very poor. It’s either too hot or too cold. In winter it takes a long time to warm up. The car play interface is terrible and really frustrating The mileage is pretty good at about 32 mpg but I drive like a little old lady It’s fairly comfortable but bumpy on bumpy roads and more wind noise than I like. Bought it new a year ago and have 12000 miles on it. Expected more for a $30,000 car

4.7

Console has no cover

I get over 32 miles per gallon. I have the EXL model. The only thing I don’t like is that the center console does not have a lid on it so everything is visible to people in the cabin

3.6

Unimpressive gas mileage

I bought a 2021 Honda CRV at Economy Honda in Chattanooga TN mid june this year. It is an EX with the 1.5 liter turbocharged engine. I have mainly been driving it in the city {not in eco mode} and according to the computer I'm barely getting 19 mpg. Not what I had envisioned.

See all 112 consumer reviews

Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Honda True Certified+
New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
36 months/36,000 miles
Corrosion
60 months/unlimited distance
Powertrain
60 months/60,000 miles
Roadside assistance
36 months/36,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
Less than 12 months or 12,000 miles from their original in-service date.
Basic warranty terms
4 years/48,000 if vehicle purchased within warranty period 1 year 12,000 miles if vehicle purchased after warranty period expired
Powertrain
7 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
182-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
View all cpo program details

Have questions about warranties or CPO programs?

Compare the competitors

See all 2021 Honda CR-V articles