Honda CR-V Models and CR-V History

The Honda CR-V has built a reputation for being a steady, reliable vehicle for crossover buyers. Debuting in Japan for the 1996 model year, the five-passenger compact utility vehicle Honda CR-V was introduced to North America in early 1997. The Honda CR-V first appeared solely as a four-wheel drive model powered by a 126-horsepower 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. In 1998, the Honda CR-V expanded to offer a lower-cost two-wheel drive model. Engine output was improved on the 1999 Honda CR-V as the four-cylinder powerplant climbing to 146 horsepower. The Honda CR-V was completely redesigned for the 2002 model year providing a new i-VTEC engine and greater cargo space. A refreshed appearance for the 2005 Honda CR-V added a new headlight design and standard 16-inch wheels. Significantly redesigned for 2007, the Honda CR-V received a conventional liftgate and a five-speed automatic transmission. Engine power for the 2007 CR-V was rated at 166 horsepower and was upgraded to 180 horsepower during a 2010 vehicle refresh. A new grille design and increased convenience equipment was also part of the 2010 Honda CR-V. The Honda CR-V received a new aerodynamic look as part of a brand-new fourth-generation model.

New and Used CR-V Prices, Honda CR-V Model Years and History

As far as compact SUVs go, the CR-V is up there among the best for reliability and customer satisfaction.
Consumer Reviews ( 7 )
Braking
 5.0
Fuel Economy
 4.9
Interior Comfort
 4.4
Acceleration
 4.9
Dependability
 5.0
Handling
 4.9
Ride Quality
 4.6
Overall Rating
 4.6

The CR-V continues its longstanding tradition of delivering an exceptionally well-rounded vehicle at a reasonable price.
J.D. Power Ratings
Overall Quality
 3 / 5
Overall Performance
 5 / 5
Overall Dependability
Not Available
Consumer Reviews ( 10 )
Braking
 4.5
Fuel Economy
 4.5
Interior Comfort
 4.2
Acceleration
 4.2
Dependability
 4.3
Handling
 4.3
Ride Quality
 4.0
Overall Rating
 4.0

The best-selling Honda CR-V crossover SUV returns with slightly refreshed features for 2016.
J.D. Power Ratings
Overall Quality
 3 / 5
Overall Performance
 2 / 5
Overall Dependability
Not Available
Consumer Reviews ( 6 )
Braking
 4.7
Fuel Economy
 5.0
Interior Comfort
 4.5
Acceleration
 4.5
Dependability
 4.8
Handling
 4.7
Ride Quality
 4.7
Overall Rating
 4.5

The popular Honda CR-V crossover is a dependable and technology enhanced crossover SUV designed to conquer on and off-road adventures.
J.D. Power Ratings
Overall Quality
 3 / 5
Overall Performance
 3 / 5
Overall Dependability
 3 / 5
Consumer Reviews ( 6 )
Braking
 5.0
Fuel Economy
 4.5
Interior Comfort
 3.5
Acceleration
 4.7
Dependability
 4.8
Handling
 4.8
Ride Quality
 3.8
Overall Rating
 4.0

A compact SUV that blends utility, comfort, and safety, the 2014 Honda CRV is now standard with Pandora and automatic on/off headlights.
J.D. Power Ratings
Overall Quality
 4 / 5
Overall Performance
 3 / 5
Overall Dependability
 4 / 5
Consumer Reviews ( 4 )
Braking
 5.0
Fuel Economy
 4.8
Interior Comfort
 4.8
Acceleration
 4.5
Dependability
 5.0
Handling
 5.0
Ride Quality
 4.5
Overall Rating
 4.8

Fresh off of last year's re-design, the 2013 Honda CR-V is a compact SUV with seating for five.
J.D. Power Ratings
Overall Quality
 5 / 5
Overall Performance
 4 / 5
Overall Dependability
 4 / 5
Consumer Reviews ( 10 )
Braking
 4.5
Fuel Economy
 4.3
Interior Comfort
 4.0
Acceleration
 4.0
Dependability
 4.5
Handling
 3.9
Ride Quality
 4.0
Overall Rating
 4.3

Completely redesigned for 2012, the Honda CR-V is a compact SUV that offers multiple premium options and seating for five.
J.D. Power Ratings
Overall Quality
 5 / 5
Overall Performance
 4 / 5
Overall Dependability
 3 / 5
Consumer Reviews ( 12 )
Braking
 4.5
Fuel Economy
 4.6
Interior Comfort
 4.3
Acceleration
 3.8
Dependability
 4.8
Handling
 4.6
Ride Quality
 4.3
Overall Rating
 4.4

The 2011 Honda CR-V enters the model year as a top-selling, smaller sport utility vehicle for the United States marketplace equipped with a considerable standard assortment of wants and needs.
J.D. Power Ratings
Overall Quality
 5 / 5
Overall Performance
 3 / 5
Overall Dependability
 5 / 5
Consumer Reviews ( 9 )
Braking
 4.6
Fuel Economy
 4.3
Interior Comfort
 4.4
Acceleration
 3.9
Dependability
 4.7
Handling
 4.3
Ride Quality
 4.4
Overall Rating
 4.7

The 2010 Honda CR-V is a five-passenger compact crossover SUV that has received updates to the exterior and interior styling, as well as more power and fuel economy from the 2.4L engine.
J.D. Power Ratings
Overall Quality
 4 / 5
Overall Performance
 3 / 5
Overall Dependability
 5 / 5
Consumer Reviews ( 9 )
Braking
 4.6
Fuel Economy
 4.8
Interior Comfort
 4.8
Acceleration
 4.8
Dependability
 5.0
Handling
 4.7
Ride Quality
 4.4
Overall Rating
 4.9

A top seller that makes sense, the 2009 Honda CR-V five-door SUV is safe, agile and ergonomically friendly.
J.D. Power Ratings
Overall Quality
 5 / 5
Overall Performance
 3 / 5
Overall Dependability
 4 / 5
Consumer Reviews ( 7 )
Braking
 4.7
Fuel Economy
 4.4
Interior Comfort
 4.3
Acceleration
 4.4
Dependability
 4.7
Handling
 4.6
Ride Quality
 3.9
Overall Rating
 4.7

A small SUV, the 2008 Honda CR-V features a 166 hp engine that moves the vehicle smoothly while achieving over 20mpg both in the city and on the highway.
J.D. Power Ratings
Overall Quality
 5 / 5
Overall Performance
 3 / 5
Overall Dependability
 5 / 5
Consumer Reviews ( 3 )
Braking
 4.3
Fuel Economy
 4.0
Interior Comfort
 4.3
Acceleration
 4.0
Dependability
 5.0
Handling
 4.7
Ride Quality
 4.3
Overall Rating
 4.3

The 2007 Honda CRV is a five-passenger crossover SUV which has been redesigned for the new model year and is available with FWD or AWD.
J.D. Power Ratings
Overall Quality
 5 / 5
Overall Performance
 5 / 5
Overall Dependability
 5 / 5
Consumer Reviews ( 3 )
Braking
 4.7
Fuel Economy
 4.7
Interior Comfort
 4.7
Acceleration
 4.3
Dependability
 5.0
Handling
 3.3
Ride Quality
 4.7
Overall Rating
 4.7

The 2006 Honda CRV is a compact SUV with seating for five and is available with 2WD or 4WD.
J.D. Power Ratings
Overall Quality
 5 / 5
Overall Performance
 3 / 5
Overall Dependability
 5 / 5
Consumer Reviews ( 2 )
Braking
 5.0
Fuel Economy
 4.5
Interior Comfort
 5.0
Acceleration
 4.5
Dependability
 5.0
Handling
 5.0
Ride Quality
 4.5
Overall Rating
 5.0

A five-passenger crossover SUV, the 2005 Honda CR-V is available with FWD or AWD and a choice between a manual or automatic transmission.
Consumer Reviews ( 3 )
Braking
 4.7
Fuel Economy
 4.3
Interior Comfort
 4.7
Acceleration
 4.0
Dependability
 4.7
Handling
 4.3
Ride Quality
 4.3
Overall Rating
 4.7

A compact SUV with more interior volume than previous years, the 2004 Honda CR-V seats five passengers and is available with 2WD or 4WD.
Consumer Reviews ( 4 )
Braking
 3.8
Fuel Economy
 2.0
Interior Comfort
 3.0
Acceleration
 3.8
Dependability
 3.8
Handling
 3.8
Ride Quality
 2.8
Overall Rating
 3.2

The 2003 Honda CR-V is a four-door compact SUV that seats up to five passengers and is offered with 2WD or 4WD.
Consumer Reviews ( 5 )
Braking
 4.0
Fuel Economy
 4.6
Interior Comfort
 4.2
Acceleration
 4.0
Dependability
 4.0
Handling
 4.2
Ride Quality
 4.0
Overall Rating
 3.8

The 2002 Honda CR-V is a five-passenger compact crossover SUV available with 2WD or 4WD, and it is capable of nearly 30 mpg on the highway.
Consumer Reviews ( 3 )
Braking
 4.7
Fuel Economy
 4.0
Interior Comfort
 4.3
Acceleration
 4.7
Dependability
 4.7
Handling
 5.0
Ride Quality
 4.3
Overall Rating
 4.7

A compact SUV with room for five, the 2001 Honda CR-V is available with 2WD or 4WD and a choice between manual and automatic transmissions.
Consumer Reviews ( 2 )
Braking
 4.5
Fuel Economy
 4.0
Interior Comfort
 4.0
Acceleration
 4.0
Dependability
 4.0
Handling
 4.5
Ride Quality
 4.5
Overall Rating
 4.5

The 2000 Honda CR-V is a compact crossover SUV available with FWD or 4WD, and it comfortably seats five passengers.
Consumer Reviews ( 3 )
Braking
 4.7
Fuel Economy
 4.7
Interior Comfort
 4.7
Acceleration
 3.3
Dependability
 4.7
Handling
 4.7
Ride Quality
 4.7
Overall Rating
 5.0

The 1999 Honda CR-V is a compact, five-passenger SUV that gets solid fuel economy for a utility vehicle and is available with FWD or 4WD.
Consumer Reviews ( 5 )
Braking
 4.6
Fuel Economy
 4.6
Interior Comfort
 4.0
Acceleration
 4.0
Dependability
 4.8
Handling
 4.4
Ride Quality
 4.0
Overall Rating
 4.4