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Honda CR-V 2002 4-door SUV
Trim Shown: Sport Utility
Thoroughly redesigned for 2002, the latest CR-V benefits from increased power, more interior volume, and more responsive handling. The ride is now supple and controlled. There's still no V6, but the all-new 2.4-liter Four is more energetic, refined, and economical than some competitors' V6s. The automatic transmission is very smooth and responsive. The rear gate is also much easier to use now, and the driving position has been improved. The console-mounted parking-brake lever is difficult to disengage. Base LX and uplevel EX versions are offered, the latter featuring standard AWD and ABS. As in the previous version, the rear cargo floor folds out to form a picnic table. Overall, the CR-V is a sensible--and sensibly priced--small-SUV choice.

See Reliability page for the latest 2002 Honda CR-V recalls.

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 Honda CR-V's redesign yielded big improvements. The four-cylinder engine is smooth and spirited yet economical. The interior is roomier, and fit and finish are very good. The CR-V is among the top-scoring small SUVs and represents a good dollar v...


  • Fuel economy, ride, rear seat, turning circle, fuel economy, value, crash-test results.


  • Road noise.


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
  • 2.4-liter 4 (160 hp)