2021 Honda CR-V

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2021 Honda CR-V
2021 Honda CR-V

Key specs

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Body style


Fuel type


Combined MPG


Seating capacity

182.1” x 66.1”


Front-wheel drive



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

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Wondering which trim is right for you?

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

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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 4.8
  • Performance 4.7
  • Value 4.7
  • Exterior 4.8
  • Reliability 4.9

Most recent consumer reviews


Not for me

This car is very hollow I’m a previous jeep owner. I’m 14 years and this car is all over the road. It drives like I’m on a canoe and I got it when it had 12 miles on it now it has 14,000 miles on it and it’s worse than it. Otherwise, it’s very hollow it’s very like an empty shell. I don’t like this car at all. The dashboard on the link hasn’t worked since right after I got it and I kept bringing it back I don’t know I wouldn’t recommend this car to anyone. I brought it back eight times and they kept saying there was nothing wrong with it now they want me to put all this money in this car because a miracle to Jesus they found the problem…. I don’t like to be taken advantage of like that I’m a single mother with a special-needs kid and I’m poor so if I’m paying my money for something I wanted to work right that’s fair and I wasn’t dealt with fear at all. actually, I think I was given this car as a punishment for a review that I left on a previous one, so they gave me this because they were angry, and this is the reason why every time I brought it back they never fixed it till now that is so bad. I have to put all this money into it. I think it’s just retaliation. I will never come back to Honda to buy another car..


Love this as my first brand new car.

Bought the 2021 in 2022 bran new. First new car I've ever bought and I absolutely love it. Average 35 mpg highway. Inside is roomy and very comfortable. IF I could change one feature it would be connectivity to phone. Have to plug it in to use the android auto. Blue tooth connection is flawless buy its not the same. Also, the tires. I'm currently at 35k miles and need new tires.


LOVED this card-only one complaint

I just traded in my 2021 CR-V for a 2023. The ONLY thing I had a complaint about on the 2021, was when you’re stopped at a light and you depress the brake pedal all the way to conserve gas, when you let off of it to start driving, it’s not a smooth transition at all! I know I don’t have to depress the pedal all the way, but I try and save some gas money where I can. Otherwise, absolutely loved this vehicle. That’s why I got a 2023 CR-V.

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Honda True
New car program benefits
36 months/36,000 miles
60 months/unlimited distance
60 months/60,000 miles
Roadside assistance
36 months/36,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
More than 12 months or 12,000 miles from their original in-service date, with 80,000 miles or fewer at time of vehicle delivery.
Basic warranty terms
5 years/86,000 miles
7 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
182-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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