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Honda CR-V


First introduced as a 1997 model, the Honda CR-V has long been one of the most popular and best choices in the compact SUV class. Its combination of interior space, clever packaging, easy access, car-like handling and maneuverability, decent fuel economy, and excellent reliability have made it a favorite with a broad range of buyers, from small families to empty-nesters. Those virtues also contribute to strong resale value. Honda has stayed close to the original formula for 20 years and five generations, adding safety and comfort features over the years without increasing exterior dimensions much. Competitors include the Ford Escape, Nissan Rogue and Toyota RAV4.

CR-V – 5 Generations

  • 2017–22
  • 2012–16
  • 2007–11
  • 2002–06
  • 1997–2001
  • 2017–22
  • 2012–16
  • 2007–11
  • 2002–06
  • 1997–2001
Latest generation

2017–22 CR-V


Big changes inside and out arrived with the CR-V's 2017 redesign. Base LX trim levels stuck with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine, while EX models and higher got a turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder that made 190 horsepower. Both engines worked with

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  • MSRP range$26,800–$36,600
  • Consumer rating
  • Combined mpg 29–30
  • Body style SUV

Previous generation

2012–16 CR-V


The CRV's upscale evolution continued with its 2012 redesign, though its dimensions didn’t change much. The standard 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine's output increased slightly, to 185 hp, and it was still matched with a five-speed automatic t

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  • MSRP range$23,845–$33,495
  • Consumer rating
  • Combined mpg 27–29
  • Body style SUV
Notable features in 2016:
  • New Special Edition trim level
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • Backup camera standard
  • Seats five
  • Forward collision warning with automatic braking available

2007–11 CR-V


The third-generation CR-V's styling — particularly the front end — was controversial when it debuted for 2007. The vehicle had a greater emphasis on style, with smoother lines and a decision to move the spare tire from the side-opening rear

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  • MSRP range$21,895–$30,095
  • Consumer rating
  • Combined mpg 23–24
  • Body style SUV
Notable features in 2011:
  • New SE trim
  • FWD or AWD
  • Four-cylinder engine
  • Seats five

2002–06 CR-V


A 2002 redesign retained the same qualities as the first-generation CR-V, but with added power and features, plus a more sophisticated look. A 160-hp, 2.4-liter four-cylinder powered all versions, and a manual or automatic transmission was available

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  • MSRP range$20,395–$25,450
  • Consumer rating
  • Combined mpg
  • Body style SUV
Notable features in 2006:
  • 156-hp, 2.4-liter four-cylinder
  • Manual or automatic
  • Carlike qualities
  • Side-impact and side-curtain airbags
  • FWD or AWD

1997–2001 CR-V


The original CR-V set the bar for the then-new class of compact crossover SUVs, with a long list of equipment, including standard all-wheel drive. Rear-seat room was good, and bonus features included a storage bin under the front passenger seat and a fold-out picnic table. The spare

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  • MSRP range$18,750–$22,800
  • Consumer rating
  • Combined mpg
  • Body style SUV

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