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2019 Honda CR-V

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Honda CR-V highlights

Customer reviews

4.5 out of 5

RepairPal reliability rating

4.5 out of 5

Pros

  • Plenty of passenger and luggage space in the roomy interior
  • Good power and handling make it enjoyable to drive

Cons

  • Entry-level model uses an underpowered engine and lacks driver aids
  • Touchscreen interface lacks ease of use of rival systems

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The 2019 Honda CR-V offers something for just about everyone

Honda's 2019 CR-V hits all the right notes for buyers. Good value, excellent EPA-estimated fuel economy, and generous levels of standard equipment mix with enjoyable driving characteristics, ample interior space, and good looks to elevate the CR-V to one of our top picks for a compact crossover SUV. We would avoid the base LX model, though. While it offers a generous standard specification, there are some things missing, including driver aids and the desirable turbocharged 190-hp 1.5-liter engine. Instead it makes do with a non-turbocharged 185-hp 2.4-liter that feels lackluster in comparison. Take the EX as the CR-V starting point—it gains some standard active driver aids as well as the punchier 1.5-liter engine.

With any CR-V there's the option of all-wheel drive over the standard front-wheel drive, while all come equipped with an automatic transmission. In this most practical of vehicles, the CR-V's spacious cabin is appealing. It seats five in real comfort and is able to accommodate plenty of luggage in its huge trunk, too. It's sensible but the CR-V's agile handling and smooth-riding suspension, paired with the powerful 1.5-liter engine, make it engaging to drive, too. All that, combined with low running costs, good retained value, and solid build quality, makes the CR-V a deserving top pick among stiff competition.

All Honda CR-V years

New this year

  • CD Audio features are now available as options on select trims.
  • The EX-L trim now comes with 4WD/AWD as standard equipment.

Explore Honda CR-V details

EX-L 2WD 4D Sport Utility

5 reasons to buy the 2019 Honda CR-V

1. The technology you want

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The modern driver wants modern technology in the vehicle that gets them around, and the 2019 Honda CR-V delivers. In the EX trim and higher, you'll get a crisp seven-inch touchscreen, Android Auto® and Apple CarPlay connectivity, and USB charge ports. A rearview camera is standard, and you'll also get dynamic guidelines on the EX trim and higher. Plus, navigation with HD Radio and real-time traffic is standard on the 2019 Honda CR-V Touring trim.

2. Innovative interior space

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The 2019 Honda CR-V is an SUV that flexes with the demands of your daily life. A passenger cabin with up to 105.9 cubic feet of volume has plenty of space for five people. In addition, you can stash groceries, suitcases, a stroller, or any combination of things in the 39.2 cubic feet of cargo space behind the second-row seats. Or use the 60/40 split-folding second-row seats to customize the interior space, opening 75.8 cubic space of total cargo volume.

3. Go farther between fill-ups

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Two engine options are available to power the 2019 Honda CR-V; both are paired with a continuously variable transmission (CVT). The standard 2.4L four-cylinder engine gets 184 hp, and a turbocharged 190-hp 1.5L four-cylinder engine is available on the EX trim and higher. When equipped with the turbocharged 1.5L engine and CVT, the FWD 2019 Honda CR-V gets an EPA-estimated 30 mpg combined. The AWD 2019 Honda CR-V with the 2.4L four-cylinder engine gets an EPA-estimated 27 mpg combined.

4. Honda sensing® driver aids

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On every 2019 Honda CR-V EX and up, you'll get a full suite of driver aids. In this Honda Sensing package, you'll find adaptive cruise control, lane-keep assist, and blind-spot monitoring. Features also include automatic high-beam headlights and rear cross-traffic monitoring, which alerts you of approaching traffic when reversing.

5. Luxury touches

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You'll love the luxury touches and features on the 2019 Honda CR-V. The 2019 CR-V Touring has heated/cooled front seats, heated second-row seats, a panoramic sunroof, and live traffic navigation. The cabin is filled with wood-style trim and soft leather seating, while added sound insulation keeps the ride quiet. There's even an immersive 330-watt nine-speaker premium audio system that surrounds you in high fidelity.

Similar vehicles

If you're interested in the 2019 Honda CR-V, you should also check out these similar vehicles from previous model years.

Distinctly styled inside and out, the 2017-2019 Nissan Rogue features three trims with a selection of in-demand options. Power comes from a 170-hp four-cylinder engine and CVT. In addition, you can opt for AWD to get confident traction in wet or snowy weather. Plus, there's plenty of storage, with 39.3 cubic feet of trunk space—or 70 cubic feet with all seats folded. Have extra passengers? The 2017-2019 Nissan Rogue has an available third row for up to seven passengers.

Highlights of the base-model 2017-2019 Nissan Rogue include:

  • Bluetooth audio connectivity

  • Five-inch touchscreen

  • Rearview camera

  • Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity (2019 and newer)

Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

The 2019 Honda CR-V is a compact SUV that has a comfortable cabin for all passengers, as well as decent trunk space. The car has heated seats and gets good gas mileage. The car is also versatile and can be used for day to day driving or long trips. Based on customer reviews, the car looks great and drives even better. Customers love how it handles in rain or shine and say it's very responsive when switching lanes. They also like the driver assistance features such as lane keeping assist and collision warning with brake support.
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RepairPal reliability rating

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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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2019 Honda CR-V trims

LX:

EX:

  • Adds Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, a seven-inch touchscreen, heated front seats, Honda Sensing technology, push-button start, and more.

  • View all Honda CR-V EXs in stock

EX-L:

Touring:

2019 Honda CR-V FAQ

More about 2019 Honda CR-V

2019 Honda CR-V: Reviews, Photos, and More: Color Options | CarMax

Exterior colors:

  • Basque Red Pearl

  • Crystal Black Pearl

  • Dark Olive Metallic (EX and higher)

  • Gunmetal Metallic (EX and higher)

  • Lunar Silver Metallic

  • Modern Steel Metallic

  • Molten Lava Pearl (EX and higher)

  • Obsidian Blue Pearl

  • Platinum White Pearl

  • Sandstorm Metallic (EX and higher)

Interior colors:

  • Black

  • Gray

  • Ivory

Interior details

Modern, comfortable, and stylish, the interior of the 2019 Honda CR-V takes you and your passengers to your destination in style. In the CR-V LX and EX models, comfortable cloth seats, adjustable armrests, and plenty of cup holders are pleasant as well as practical. In addition, there are 40.4 inches of legroom in the rear and 39.2 cubic feet of cargo space behind. On all 2019 Honda CR-V EX-L and Touring models, you'll find soft leather seats and faux wood trim.

Child seat details

There are two sets of upper and lower anchors on the outside of the second-row seats. Tether anchors should be easily accessible from the trunk, making seat installation easy. Note that only one lower anchor in the middle position is usable if the adjacent place isn't in use. However, you can use two child seats in the outside spots in the rear seat, and the universal LATCH anchors will fit most front-facing and rear-facing seats.

Manufacturer warranty

When new, the 2019 Honda CR-V included 3-year/36,000-mile (whichever occurs first) basic coverage and 5-year/60,000-mile (whichever occurs first) powertrain coverage. Terms, conditions, and exclusions apply. See Warranty Information Booklet for complete details. The balance of this warranty may apply on some vehicles.

Performance

Combining the spirited driving dynamics of a sedan with the practicality of an SUV, the 2019 Honda CR-V is a pleasure to drive around town and on the highway. When equipped with AWD, it can handle light mud, snow, and wet roads with confidence. The turbocharged 1.5L four-cylinder engine is small but mighty, putting out 190 hp, and can hustle from zero to 60 mph in just 7.5 seconds (according to the manufacturer, when new).

Emissions

  • The FWD 2019 Honda CR-V with the 2.4L four-cylinder engine has EPA-estimated tailpipe greenhouse gas emissions of 312 grams per mile.

  • The AWD 2019 Honda CR-V with the 2.4L four-cylinder engine has EPA-estimated tailpipe greenhouse gas emissions of 328 grams per mile.

  • The FWD 2019 Honda CR-V with the turbocharged 1.5L four-cylinder engine has EPA-estimated tailpipe greenhouse gas emissions of 292 grams per mile.

  • The AWD 2019 Honda CR-V with the turbocharged 1.5L four-cylinder engine has EPA-estimated tailpipe greenhouse gas emissions of 302 grams per mile.

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