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2015 Honda CR-V

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2015 Honda CR-V

Honda CR-V highlights

Customer reviews

4.3 out of 5

RepairPal reliability rating**

4.5 out of 5


  • Fuel economy is near the top among rivals
  • Cabin scores high on both passenger and cargo space


  • Only one engine choice
  • Driver aids only available on top-end model

Mileage (EPA estimate)

27 city, 34 highway, 29 combined

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Refreshed 2015 Honda CR-V is even better

After three years of the CR-V holding steady, Honda made a raft of changes to its big-selling compact crossover SUV for 2015. Key among these is a new continuously variable transmission. It not only helps the 185-hp 2.4-liter engine produce more spirited acceleration when needed, but it also improves the EPA-estimated fuel economy—and efficiency was already a strong point with the CR-V. The drive is as smooth and agile as ever. The CR-V comes with front-wheel drive, but there's the option of all-wheel drive if you need greater traction. Choices are limited elsewhere: The 2.4-liter is the only engine choice, for example, and options are minimal.

The lineup starts with a well-equipped LX entry-level model, which features full power accessories, a rearview camera, air conditioning, cruise control, Bluetooth® connectivity, and a 60/40-split folding rear seat. Indeed, the LX only lacks alloy wheels. Jump to the EX for those, and you'll also gain LED running lights, a sunroof, rear privacy glass, heated front seats, and a blind-spot monitoring system. The EX-L adds a touch of luxury with leather upholstery, dual-zone climate control, and satellite radio. The Touring is the new top-of-the-line trim level and features a navigation system with HD radio, as well as a suite of driver aids including forward collision mitigation and a lane departure warning system. Overall, the 2015 refresh adds to the well-rounded appeal of the capable, spacious CR-V.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

The 2015 Honda CR-V is a car that customers like for its roomy interior, great standard features, and easy-to-navigate dash.
5 Stars23
4 Stars10
3 Stars3
2 Stars2
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

LX 2WD 4D Sport Utility

* Price excludes taxes, title, registration, and fees. Applicable transfer fees are due in advance of vehicle delivery and are separate from sales transactions.