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2013 Honda CR-V

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Customer reviews

4.6 out of 5

RepairPal reliability rating

4.5 out of 5


  • EPA-estimate fuel economy is near the top among rivals
  • Plenty of passenger and cargo space in the interior


  • Only one engine choice, and it's lacking in low-rev power
  • Automatic transmission lacks a manual mode

Mileage (EPA estimate)

23 city, 31 highway, 26 combined

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2013 Honda CR-V's well-rounded abilities make it a strong pick for families

The Honda CR-V carries over to 2013 with no changes after its overhaul for the 2012 model year. That's not a complaint. While the CR-V isn't exceptional in any one area, its combination of qualities creates a very appealing whole. Whether you're looking for solid EPA-estimated fuel economy, plentiful space, decent levels of standard equipment, or affordable pricing, you'll get them all with the CR-V. Indeed, the CR-V's only deficit against some rivals is its single engine and transmission choice. Under its hood is a 185-hp 2.4-liter four-cylinder, which feels a little overwhelmed at low rpm if you need a speedy response, but does the job for those who are happy to take it easy. The CR-V comes with an automatic transmission and front-wheel drive, but all-wheel drive is an option.

Trim choices start with the LX, which includes automatic headlights, keyless entry, air conditioning, cruise control, a useful rearview camera, and more. Unless you really want alloy wheels, the LX is a fine choice. The EX above it adds those alloy wheels, as well as a sunroof and rear privacy glass, and the EX-L supplies some luxury with leather upholstery, heated front seats, and power adjustment for the driver's seat. With the EX-L, you can also add either an optional navigation or rear-seat DVD player. The CR-V has a large trunk and its passenger space is good, but some rivals offer the option to increase seating to seven. Nice to drive, with a smooth suspension and agile handling, the CR-V is a solid all-rounder when compared to rivals like the Ford Escape, Hyundai Santa Fe, Mazda CX-5, and a host of other compact crossover SUVs.

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EX 2WD 4D Sport Utility

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • CD Audio
  • Cloth Seats
  • Cruise Control
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Side Airbags
  • Sunroof(s)
  • Traction Control

Optional Features

  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Parking Sensors
  • Remote Start
  • Running Boards

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Torque (ft-lbs)


Engine type


Fuel capacity




Overall length






Leg room

F 41.3"/R 38.3"

Head room

F 38"/R 38.6"

Front tires


Rear tires


Seating capacity


Max towing capacity

225/1500 lbs.



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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

RepairPal reliability rating


RepairPal gave the Honda CR-V an overall reliability rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Excellent. This rating ranks Honda CR-V 4th out of 27 among Compact SUVs.

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