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2019 Honda CR-V

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2019 Honda CR-V

Honda CR-V highlights

Customer reviews

4.3 out of 5

RepairPal reliability rating**

4.5 out of 5


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


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

Mileage (EPA estimate)

28 city, 34 highway, 30 combined

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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.

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Ratings & reliability

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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