In a broad sense, the 2021 Honda CR-V is the quintessential small SUV. It’s spacious without being overly bulky, comfortable without feeling soft or bouncy, and endlessly usable thanks to lots of cargo space. It’s also easy to drive and offers available all-wheel drive. Yet the key to the CR-V’s appeal is that it typically manages to do these things just a little bit better than the competition. – edmunds.com
Anything anyone needs from a mainstream 5-seater compact crossover is pretty much here. It’s roomy, reliable, easy-going, safe, comfortable, relatively affordable and generally well thought out. It’s an indisputable winner. – carexpert.com
The CR-V looks best in profile, with an upwardly swooping character line that connects nicely with the rear hatch. Big 18-inch wheels fill the arches, and the new 19-inch wheels on the Touring model look positively premium. – autoblog.com
The cabin feels open and airy, the plastics are decent quality, the seats are comfortable and space is remarkable for a compact crossover — including stowage area in the center console. Rear legroom is 40.4 inches. That’s exactly the same as the Volvo S90 large luxury sedan – carexpert.com
Keeping with the character of the car, the CR-V cabin has a practical layout, with controls that are located high on the dash. The CR-V offers high-quality plastics and soft-touch materials. – autoblog.com
RIDE & HANDLING
At the end of a hard day, the CR-V can be a place of calm, a retreat from the madness out there. There’s no need to expend a lot of effort with the driving inputs, no requirement to concentrate on weight transfer through corners, no obligation to tune into any feedback that might be coming up through the steering wheel.
Instead, the CR-V will get its occupants home in a comfortable, quiet and stable manner, asking little of the driver beyond the basics and making everything as easy as possible. That’s why people buy a Honda CR-V. – carexpert.com
POWERTRAIN & EFFICIENCY
Honda did its homework planting its first turbocharged engine—a 1.5-liter unit that makes 190 horsepower—in a CR-V and pairing it with one of the best continuously variable automatic transmissions (CVTs) available—praise we don’t give lightly. Good to look at, good to drive, and good on gas: the CR-V is among the most fuel-efficient compact crossovers we’ve tested.– caranddriver.com
HONDA SENSING SAFETY SUITE Standard on all 2021 Honda CR-V models, this suite of safety systems and driver assists includes forward-collision warning with pedestrian detection, low-speed automatic emergency braking, lane-departure warning, and lane-keeping assist, auto high beams plus adaptive cruise control with low-speed follow. – Kelly Blue Book
The CR-V earned a five-star crash-test rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), and it was named a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The Honda also comes standard with a suite of driver-assistance technology to help prevent collisions from happening in the first place. Key safety features include standard forward-collision warning and automated emergency braking, standard lane-keeping assist and lane-departure warning and standard adaptive cruise control – caranddriver.com
The Honda CR-V is one of the best compact SUVs you can buy. Backing up that statement is a trophy case overflowing with accolades, including the Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Award that garners it the benchmark in its segment. –Kelly Blue Book
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