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Honda CR-V 2001 4-door SUV
Trim Shown: Sport Utility
This small SUV is based loosely on Hondas previous-generation Civic platform. Its good for bad weather and light off-pavement driving, but it isnt meant for serious off-roading. The ride is reasonably compliant, but handling is just adequate. The engine is fairly noisy, acceleration is less than sizzling, and road noise is very pronounced. While the seats are reasonably comfortable, the steering wheel is too horizontal, which makes the driving position tiring. The rear seat is relatively roomy, but opening the tailgate is a tedious multistep operation. We prefer the Subaru Forester and the redesigned Toyota RAV4.

Safety Equipment

ABS available, standard from 2005. Side air bags available from 2002, standard from 2005. Head protection air bags and ESC standard from 2005. Forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking available from 2015.

Road Test

The Civic-based Honda CR-V is a small, all-wheel-drive sport-utility. The Honda more efficiently satisfies many of the needs of people who buy traditional SUVs, especially those who don't need to haul great quantities of people or cargo, or a heavy t...


  • Convenient size.


  • Handling, noise, driving position, awkward rear gate.


2 front, 3 rear
Drive Wheels
AWD , Front

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Body Styles
4-door SUV
Transmissions Available
  • 5-speed Manual
  • 4-speed Automatic
Engines Available
  • 2-liter 4 (146 hp)