2021 Honda CR-V Hybrid

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2021 Honda CR-V Hybrid
2021 Honda CR-V Hybrid

Key specs

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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

3 trims

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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 Hybrid 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 4.8
  • Interior design 4.8
  • Performance 4.9
  • Value for the money 4.8
  • Exterior styling 4.9
  • Reliability 4.7

Most recent consumer reviews


An engineering marvel

Beautiful , comfortable, and reliable with advanced and easy to use safety electronics. Driver’s seat needed small rework ($150) to better fit me as I am so short.


Nice car, not perfect but close to be perfect

Nice car, I purchased. It is my first vehicle. Most important things, I like about car is comfort and sound. In the hybrid mode, it is too silent compared to other cars I test drive. Mileage is as expected as manufacture suggested. Good car if you have to travel in lots of traffic, it will run electric function and save fuel.


So far so good

I enjoy my new car from Honda, like anything I recommend doing the research before buying to avoid disappointment, the one item that some people commented on I have noticed which is the acceleration issue to highway speeds. The vehicle sounds like it is overreving to try to accelerate in these circumstances and I wonder if it is an issue of the CVT or something to do with the regenerative system, but I knew about this going into it. The other thing I learned when researching the vehicle was about how to release the car from the limited mode that it is in by default with the navigation /phone interface system which allows for a better experience. Beyond those items the car if very roomy and handles well with a surprisingly good turn radius and maneuverability. Gas mileage definitely varies depending on how and if you use regenerative breaking properly or not but is significantly better than most any other vehicle of a comparable size. Getting accessories and liners for the Hybrid is a little more challenging than a standard CR-V as it does not have the standard interior design and layout and as such the custom fit items tend to be in shorter supply.

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Honda True Certified+
New car program benefits
36 months/36,000 miles
60 months/unlimited distance
60 months/60,000 miles
Hybrid electric
96 months/100,000 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
7 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
182-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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