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2013 Honda CR-V

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2013 Honda CR-V Review

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Vehicle Overview

The 2013 Honda CR-V compact crossover carries over from the previous model year, with virtually no changes other than a slightly modified engine that produces slightly more power and better fuel economy. The CR-V is powered by a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine with a five-speed automatic transmission and delivers 185 horsepower and an EPA-estimated 23/31 mpg city/highway. The Honda CR-V is available in three models, the LX, EX, and EX-L, all of which can be equipped with front- or all-wheel drive.

In a recent road test, the 2013 Honda CR-V was capable, versatile, and had enough room for both passengers and cargo. Although the CR-V is appealing as it offers great gas mileage, easy-to-use technology, and is an IIHS Top Safety Pick, it doesn’t offer a stylish design, with few if any bold features. Regardless, it remains a compelling competitor in its segment. "If you're in the market for a smaller SUV that won't grab a bunch of eyes but will always be ready for active duty, the 2013 Honda CR-V is hard to beat."

Standard features include automatic headlights, keyless entry, full power accessories, tilt and telescopic steering wheel, driver-seat height adjustment, 60/40-split rear seats, rearview camera, 6-inch infotainment display, steering wheel audio controls, as well as Bluetooth and Pandora interface. The EX model includes foglights, sunroof, rear privacy glass, and a six-speaker audio system. The EX-L offers roof racks, heated side mirrors, eight-way power driver seat with power lumbar support, leather upholstery, heated front seats, and an upgraded sound system. The EX-L with Navigation adds navigation with voice controls and real-time traffic. The EX-L with Rear Entertainment System includes a rear entertainment system. These two systems cannot be ordered together.

New for 2013

The Honda CR-V received a full redesign for 2012 and remains unchanged for the new model year.

You'll Like:

  • Abundant cargo space
  • Decent standard engine
  • Family-friendly

You Won't Like:

  • No engine upgrades
  • Boring styling

Key Competitors:

  • Chevrolet Equinox
  • GMC Terrain
  • Kia Sportage
  • Toyota RAV4

See the New 2014 CR-V.

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