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2013 Honda CR-V

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2013 Honda CR-V

Honda CR-V highlights

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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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

Based on customer reviews, the 2013 Honda CR-V is a reliable, economical, and fun to drive car. Customers like the car's interior space, gas mileage, and easy parking maneuvering.
5 Stars29
4 Stars11
3 Stars1
2 Stars0
1 Star1

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 26 among Compact SUVs.
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**RepairPal Reliability Ratings are based on the actual cost, frequency, and severity of unscheduled repairs and maintenance on make/model data for select 2006-2020 vehicles. The reliability of a specific vehicle may vary depending on its maintenance and driving history, model year, trim, and features. RepairPal Reliability Ratings are provided by RepairPal and CarMax is not responsible for their accuracy. These ratings are based on RepairPal Reliability data as of 09/01/2021. Learn more about RepairPal reliability ratings

Explore Honda CR-V details

EX 2WD 4D Sport Utility

Engine type


Drive type





185 @ 7000


163 @ 4400

Seating capacity


Towing capacity

225/1500 lbs.

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